Per and Magnus tell about NOTP impressions and Marie on stage

Per at twitter:
“Busy day today in Amsterdam. Dutch media, photosessions, Swedish media. Soundcheck with Marie F in 30 min. Voila!”
“Great press reception in Antwerp yesterday re NOTP. The world seems ready!!!”

The latest from Magnus:
“Soundcheck with Marie was super!”
“In Amsterdam. Tonight will be special.”

Source: http://twitter.com/PartyPleaser | http://twitter.com/mistermagnus

Report about Roxette’s comeback at german people magazine

German TV channel ZDF will have a report about Roxette’s comeback at NOTP in tomorrows “Leute Heute” show! Check it out: May 6, 5:45 pm CET. Normally the shows appear online at ZDF Mediathek afterwards.

Source: PresseEcho.de

Roxette at ZDF report

Update: The report is now available at ZDF Mediathek! Choose your media play and klick “Übernehmen”.

As you’d guess they tell the story we already know, but feature some interview scenes from the press conference as well.

German radio station HR3 reports from the NOTP press conference.

Impressions she got:

– The HR3 reporter was the first to interview Roxette after the announcement, to warm them up for two following TV interviews.
– Marie looked beautiful but at the same time you can tell she was seriously ill. She needs a bit of help for stairs etc.
– She often leaned on Per for comfort, was rather silent but radiated happiness.
– The most moving interview the reporter ever did.
– Per promised new songs, joked to write them in the waiting times on tour.
– Roxette will play five songs at NOTP.
– Marie is glad to make a slow way back to the stage this way.

You can listen to this report (in german) at the station’s website: HR3

Special radio show about NOTP tonight.

German radiostation “Bayern 3” will run a special show about the “Night Of The Proms” tonight. The daily “Mensch, Otto” series will interview Dirk Hohmeyer, german NOTP tour manager, give information about the concert series and this years guests. Maybe it already contains excerpts from the press conference feat. Roxette…

The show will run from 7:05 to 8:00 pm EST and is available via live stream (Live hören | Webcams). You can load past shows as podcasts (http://www.br-online.de/podcast/mp3-download/bayern3/mp3-download-podcast-mensch-otto.shtml).

Show Website: http://www.br-online.de/bayern3/mensch-otto/index.xml
Source: http://proms.wordpress.com/

Written by Sascha

Roxette in Barcelona 2001

Completing the good news on a sunny day I can offer you a nice audio recording of the 2001 Room Service show in Barcelona. I didn’t know it and maybe some of you didn’t, too. Enjoy it!

http://www.planet-roxette.com/Roxette_Barcelona_2001_cd1.rar
http://www.planet-roxette.com/Roxette_Barcelona_2001_cd2.rar

Enjoy it and get ready for the Proms!
Thanks to neoangelus from the German forum for sharing this beauty with us!

Roxette are back

Finally confirmed: Roxette are back. Marie Fredriksson will perform with Per Gessle on his concert in Amsterdam on wednesday.

….“Tomorrow, at an official press conference in Belgium, they will announce that Marie has recovered from the illness that forced them to cancel their scheduled appearance in 2002. Seven years later,  Roxette will finally make good on that previous commitment and perform at this year’s series of Night of the Proms concerts to be held in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands later this year.”

Source: The Daily Roxette

If you want to check which other German fans go to the shows, join this topic at the German forum.


More NOTP

As Japeke found out and posted in the Run2Roxette Forum, Roxette will indeed be part of the Nokia Night of the Proms.
This is the way Japeke confirmed the news we already believed in since two weeks now:

If you go to www.notp.com, and then click on germany, netherlands or belgium (Antwerp), just click on program.
If you rightclick on a photo of a artist, you get a specific adress, like http://www.notp.com/files/nl/programma/2009/nlnotp_sharondenadel2.jpg.

Try what you get if you replace ‘sharondenadel2’ by ‘roxette’, so you get http://www.notp.com/files/nl/programma/2009/nlnotp_roxette.jpg: A picture of roxette in the folder of the artists which will perform in 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It doesn’t work for charleroi, france and Spain, but it does for Antwerp, Netherlands, and Germany. So I would say: START BUYING TICKETS Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Source: Run2Roxette Forum, thanks to Japeke!

What about NOTP?

According to Stephan Bodewig, the administrator of the Nokia Night of the Proms-fanpage on which we found the hidden source code information that Roxette is part of the 2009 proms, Per Gessle was seen with Dirk Hohmeyer, the promoter and organizer of the German Proms. They apparently met at the day of Per’s concert in Munich.
Here are the links for the tickets again:

Tickets for the German shows.
Tickets for the Belgian shows.
Tickets for the Dutch shows.

Bodewig still thinks that Per Gessle is doing the proms on his own as a solo artist and not with Marie as Roxette. But according to rumours that Marie will be in The Netherlands on wednesday (the day after the official NOTP press conference in Antwerpen) it’s most likely that it is indeed Roxette who will participate.

Roxette at “Night of the proms”?

As the German fansite Planet Roxette reported more than a week ago it’s possible that Roxette join the “Nokia Night of the Proms”, a tour including The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with a big orchestra, as the top act. Hidden information in the source code of a NOTP-fanpage spreaded the rumour that Roxette would be the headliner of this year’s event after they had to cancel the show due to Marie’s illness in 2002.
The “wrong” source code disappeared after fans told the administrators about it. “The formerly hidden part in the source code wasn’t meant to be there and it’s just pure speculation. We don’t know the headliner of NOTP”, they explained to Planet Roxette. This explanation doesn’t really makes sense since they planned to do a competition about the possible artists first and wanted to give one information a day regarding all artists. The competition was cancelled due to “hysteria among some fan groups”. So the question is where they would have gotten their information from?

On May 5th all artists who join NOTP this year will be announced in a press conference in Antwerpen. The fact that Per Gessle is performing in Amsterdam only one night later and the rumour (spreaded by Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist) that the Amsterdam show is going to be a very special one let us think that both Per and Marie could attend not only the press conference in Antwerpen but also do – at least some – songs in Amsterdam together. And only a few hours ago some Belgian NOTP fans found out that the headliner of this year’s event has: “….sold more than 55 million albums and singles and had at least eight top-10-hits”. Unfortunately it’s not certain which country is meant concerning the top-10-hits, but Roxette indeed had eight songs that reached the top-10-spot in Germany.

Tickets for the German shows.
Tickets for the Belgian shows.
Tickets for the Dutch shows.

Source: roxetteforum.com, NOTP fanpage, Belgian NOTP blog