Interview with Magnus Börjeson on Nordic Rox

One of our readers sent us a link to an interview with Magnus Börjeson which was broadcasted on Nordic Rox (program on US radio station SIRIUS XM) some days ago.

In this nice interview Magnus talks about his career and some of his music productions and projects are played as well:

  • Here She Comes Again – Vibike Saugestad (produced, played by Magnus and David Birde, ex-Brainpool!)
  • The Morning Show – Metrojets (with David Birde)
  • Sound of Noice (film)
  • Beagle
  • Favorita
  • Goodbye London – Luke Jackson (with Magnus, Christoffer, recorded in AGM)
  • Magnus’ favourite track: Jet by Paul McCartney.

And much more! Enjoy!



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World Tour 2011: Minsk, Belarus – March 12 #06

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Minsk, Belarus, March 12th

Setlist (not confirmed)

1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. The Big L.
4. Wish I Could Fly
5. Only When I Dream
6. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
7. Perfect Day
8. Things Will Never Be the Same
9. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous

Band presentation (performing a guitar solo version of Ukrainian song “Chervona ruta”, so Per didn’t lie about Christoffer’s last night’s experience in a pub! lol)

15. Joyride

First Encore

16. Watercolours in the Rain
17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

Second Encore

19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart

Photos and articles

Photos: UltraMusic | xlam.by | euroradio.fm

Article, photos and video about the concert

Videos

By Makarixa66: before the show (with Per’s playlist ;))

By CaRaNebesnaya: Spending my time

By fenix190501: 7twenty7 | It Must Have Been Love

By DashuniATube: Perfect Day

By Megaflashlite (poor quality): Sleeping In My Car

Concert

Misc



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Roxette in Spain in November!

According to Live Nation today Roxette are playing concerts in Madrid and Barcelona in November 2011. Dates have been announced for the Palacio Vistalegre Arena in Madrid on 18th November 2011 and for the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona on 19th November 2011. Live Nation and Spanish VIP Tickets go on sale on the 16th March and tickets to the general public go on sale on 18th March!

I am sure this news will make many Spanish fans smile!



Roxette’s world tour goes on in Autumn – first dates showed up

Per Gessle already mentioned in various interviews in Germany last month that the tour would go on in Autumn with 25 more dates. Some dates have already started to pop up in the net. Here are some findings:

– According to KölnTicket: October 16, Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany

– Eventim, official German ticket vendor, updated their website indicating that the tour in Germany goes on “from” 11-6-2011 (Berlin) until 25-10-2011 (unknown city).

– According to this article in Austrian newspaper, Roxette is supposed to play in Vienna in October.

– On the other side, Spanish radio Europa FM wrote today on their Facebook page that they are going to be the “official radio station of Roxette’s tour in Spain“.

Europa FM emisora oficial de la gira española de Roxette! Sleeping in my car, Dressed for success, It must have been love, How do you do, Spending my time… ¿Qué canción te marcó más del dúo sueco?

This probably means that more dates are going to be announced during the next days!

Update March 11: Eventim has changed the “until” date 25-10-2011 back to June, but anyway, Per already announced in various interviews that there are 25 more shows to come, so it’s just a matter of time.

Thanks Kirsten and Nicole.



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“Sleeping in my car” used in Polish TV ad

Roxette’s “Sleeping in my car” is being used in the Polish TV ad for Radio Zlote Przeboje (Golden Hits Radio). This radio is a media partner for the latest “Charm school” album in Poland.



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Premiere of documentary film featuring Helena Josefsson

Helena Josefsson (currently on tour with Roxette, backing vocals) is taking a break in the tour and won’t be in the next two concerts (Ukraine and Belarus). The reason for that is that she is attending the premiere of a documentary film about Dolly Parton she is in.

The documentary, directed by Jessica Nettelbladts, is called “Jag är min egen Dolly Parton”, which Helena co-starrs with Nina Persson, Cecilia Nordlund and Lotta Wenglén, as well as music producer Gudrun Hauksdottir. The film is about the friendship and dreams of these five women, about women being in the middle of a career and longing for cihldren. And, of course, about Dolly Parton as a role model.

The “VIP” film premiere took place yesterday in Stockholm. The official premiere is on March 11th in Folketsbio cinemas in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and many other cities across Sweden.

Our reader Erik Johansson attended the premiere yesterday and comments “the film is in Swedish with no subtitles, so a lot of you will not understand that much, but there is really a lot of feelings going on.. and there were many times when tears came through”. He absolutely recommends the film.

SvD article

Jag är min egen Dolly Parton from Folkets Bio on Vimeo.

Update March 12th: The four ladies performed one of the songs from the documentary live at SVT’s Skavlan yesterday. You can see the performance here.



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World Tour 2011: Kiev, Ukraine – March 10 #05

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Kiev, Ukraine, March 10th

Setlist (not confirmed)

1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. The Big L.
4. Wish I Could Fly
5. Only When I Dream
6. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
7. Perfect Day
8. Things Will Never Be the Same
9. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous

Band presentation (performing a guitar solo version of Ukrainian song “Chervona ruta”, so Per didn’t lie about Christoffer’s last night’s experience in a pub! lol)

15. Joyride

First Encore

16. Watercolours in the Rain
17. Spending My Time
18. The Look

Second Encore

19. Way out
20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart

Photos and articles

Segodnya.nu reports about Roxette arriving in Kiev: photo gallery | article (Ukrainian)

24TV.ua article and video

Concert: Afisha Tochka.net | Rok Kiev (including video to IMHBL) | Music Open | Bagnet | Photopark | Absurdu| Inforotor

Videos

Roxette arriving in Kiev – news24 point of view | Per’s point of view 😉 | Inter report 1 | Inter report 2 | 1+1: 1video 1, video 2 | M1.TV

Concert:

By Kalmykov1982: Spending My Time | Listen To Your Heart

By Sashka78: Band presentation and Chervona ruta | IMHBL | Perfect Day

By Nasnaga: Wish I Could Fly | How Do You Do!/Dangerous | Listen To Your Heart | The End

By Mol4anov: Dressed for Success/Sleeping in My Car

By mnogovremia (poor quality): Things Will Never Be The Same | How Do You Do! | Joyride (part)

By zamutil (poor quality): It Must Have Been Love (Part)

By rocky20112011: She’s Got Nothing On (poor quality)

By Rec2Play: It Must Have Been Love (with funny part Marie realising she sings wrong :P)

By Infdima: Watercolours In The Rain

Misc

Malin Ekstrand replaced Helena in backing vocals in this concert.

Thanks to the various readers who sent the links!



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“She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” climbs the charts!

Week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Austria 75 22 29 9 13 10 14 17 23 24 28
Germany 100 18 22 12 12 10 10 18 19 23 22 25
Switzerland 75 67 26 24 21 19 31 30 35 31
Belgium (Fl.)* 94 86 84

Thanks to intensive promotion via “Wetten Dass…?” and TV spots “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” climbed up to #9 in Austria and #12 in Germany! We will collect the different chart positions of Roxette’s new single in this post…

Did the single enter the official chart of your country? Please tell us how it is doing!

Update March 8: As EMI Germany proudly announces, the single climbs to #10 this week! That makes “She’s Got Nothing On” Roxette’s 9th top 10 hit, the highest ranking single since “How Do You Do!” in 1992. Also in Austria the single jumps up to #10. What a magnificent comeback! This success shows how much potential Roxette still has – and compared to markets like Sweden, what a difference some promotion makes…

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Swedish greetings for Norwegians

Marie and Per did a short promotional ID for Norwegian gig in Haugesund on January 20th. During this session they recorded a part of “Charm school” ad and a message for Spanish fans as well.

Thanks for Ivan.



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Roxette gets an A on BBC’s Radio 2!

UK Roxette fans have good news this week. Roxette’s single ‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)’ has made it to the exclusive A-List on BBC’s Radio 2 which is absolutely fantastic news since Radio 2 is perhaps one of the biggest national radio stations in the country.

According to the BBC Radio 2 website the Playlist Committee, is made up of producers and chaired by Jeff Smith, Head of Music Radio 2. They meet each week to decide which new releases will be added to the station’s playlist.

The playlist contains about 30 tracks which are then divided into three different levels the A list, which receive the most plays, about 20 each week, the B list which gets around 10 plays and the C list which receives around 5 plays.

Per tweeted his happiness this morning:

‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) has been A-listed on BBC Radio 2 playlist in UK” – We like that!!!’

Yes Per so do we…



World Tour 2011: Novosibirsk, Russia – March 7 #04

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Novosibirsk, Russia 07-03-2011

Setlist

Same as in Ekaterinburg but “Way Out” was replaced by “Watercolours In The Rain”. Still no “Silver Blue”.

Videos

By Boldyrefff: How Do You Do! | Joyride

By TheDmitriy1983: It Must Have Been Love

By Nevardaed: Wish I Could Fly | Joyride

By TheYesterdayDreams: Listen To Your Heart

By MsRadioCat – short videos for : Spending My Time | The Big L | Dangerous | Things Will Never Be The Same

By Frogskinnsk: Spending My Time (longer)

Misc

In one of the videos posted by Per Gessle we can see Christoffer Lundquist reading the lyrics of Stars. Will the song be played later on?

This song was already performed live during the Room Service tour in 2001 in a very nice and different version than the one in the album. Here taken from the showcase in Barcelona.



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“She’s got nothing on” on Ultimate Chartshow



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World Tour 2011: Ekaterinburg, Russia – March 5 #03

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Ekaterinburg, Russia 05-03-2011

Photos

E1.ru

Videos

Video by Smabarn: Joyride

Videos by Nedsend11 (all about 1 min long): Perfect Day | Things Will Never Be The Same | She’s Got Nothing On | Wish I Could Fly

Videos by PankinE: Dressed For Success | Sleeping in My Car | Wish I Could Fly | It Must Have Been Love | Spending My Time | How Do You Do!/Dangerous | Listen To Your Heart

Video by Alex Kibkalo / TDR: Church Of Your Heart

Videos by Lora 515: Sleeping In My Car | Spending My Time | The Look

Videos by Tatti31: Things Will Never Be The Same | Perfect Day | Wish I Could Fly



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Roxette to perform at Klitschko fight

After the show in Tallinn on March 18th, Roxette will travel to Germany again to perform at Vitali Klitschko’s boxing fight against Odlanier Solis. The fight takes place in Lanxess-Arena in Cologne on March 19th. Roxette will perform their latest single “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)”. German TV station RTL will start the broadcast at 22.15 pm, the fight starts at 22.45 pm.

Tickets for the fight are still available via ticket website Eventim.
Source: EMI Germany

Thanks to Daniel Kühn for posting.



World Tour 2011: Samara, Russia – March 3 #02

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SAMARA, RUSSIA 03-03-2011

Setlist

Same as Kazan excluding Watercolours In The Rain and Silver Blue.

Thanks Evgeny for the information.

Articles

samara.kp.ru: Report and video of arrival in Samara. | smbc.ru: Arena sold out with 3,800 people | Samara.kp.ru about the concert

Photos

Samaralife blog with many (hot!) photos | Seleste-Rusa LiveJournal

Videos

AUDIO BOOTLEG

News report on Russia 1

News Report on trkterrachannel

Two videos by AndreyNikopol: The Big L | Summary including bits of all songs

Three videos by natorchik:  Wish I Could Fly (and a bit of Only When I Dream) |  Things Will Never Be The Same and It Must Have Been Love | Listen To Your Heart

Five videos by TheHOwR: Dressed for Success | How Do You Do!/Dangerous | Way Out | It Must Have Been Love | Listen To Your Heart

Five videos by Arslanov107: Dress For Success/Sleeping In My Car | It Must Have Been Love | How Do You Do!/Dangerous | JoyrideSpending My Time | Opportunity Nox and The Big L | Wish I Could Fly and Only When I Dream | She’s got nothing on | Perfect Day | The Look | Fading Like A Flower | Things Will Never Be The Same | 7twenty7 | Way Out | Listen To Your Heart



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