Roxette in Dubai – tickets are on sale now

M PREMIERE is delighted to announce the concert of legendary ROXETTE live in Dubai as part of their Worldwide Tour 2011. For the first time in UAE ROXETTE will perform their all-time hits and celebrate the release of their new album The Charm School. The concert will take place on the 20th of May 2011 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Rashid Hall. The event will start with the performance of Palladium Electric Band who will warm up the audience before the performance of ROXETTE. DJ’s battle of the 80’s hits will conclude the evening.

Platinum Seating: AED 550
Gold Standing: AED 450
Silver Standing: AED 300
M Premiere Lounge

More information at: www.roxetteindubai.com



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Listen to “Speak To Me (Bassflow Remake)”

On Finland’s EMI website you can listen to the complete Bassflow Remake of Speak To Me.

Enjoy!

Steven Howlett contributed to this article

 



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Legendary shop goes bankrupt

Sweden’s biggest record chain Skivlagret went bankrupt in February – Sveriges Radio reports. The head office and 11 shops in the whole Sweden were closed – among others the one in Halmstad, well-known among fans from the rich collection of Roxette related albums and books. Per Gessle and Gyllene Tider did organize several signing session there.

The main reason of that decision is that albums’ sale is dropping and this kind of business is not as profitable as it was in the past.

Source: Sveriges Radio



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Meet and greet in South Africa

All South African fans, here’s your chance to win meet and greet with Roxette in South Africa.

Thanks to Heidi.

Source: Musica.co.za



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Orchestra version of “Things will never be the same”

Thanks to Dominick Abrams-Anderson.



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World tour 2011: Santiago, Chile – April 9 #13

Setlist

The setlist in Santiago, Movistar Arena, was the same as in the past shows in Latin America (except the 2nd show in Argentina) and included Stars instead of Silver Blue.

01. Dressed for Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be the Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18.  Spending my Time
19. The Look
20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart
22. Church of Your Heart

Concert videos

By emily3532: Things Will Never Be The Same, The Big L, Wish I Could Fly, Perfect Day, It Must Have Been Love, Fading Like A Flower

Fans are posting a lot of videos on youtube, here are some, but don’t forget to check youtube out for more!

Reviews

Chilean newspapers wrote quite nice reviews of the concert, but nothing really worth translating into English. They are all in Spanish.

Metro Chile: Roxette deleita a 14 mil personas en el Movistar Arena (or MSN)

La Cuarta:  Roxette tuvo su festival del adulto joven

Cooperativa: En encendido concierto Roxette se reencontró con su público chileno

Cinestres: Sobredosis de nostalgia y energia

Misc

The show was almost sold out, with a capacity of 15.000, 14.500 tickets had been sold for this show.



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World tour 2011: Córdoba, Argentina – April 7 #12

Setlist

01. Dressed for Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be the Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18.  Spending my Time
19. The Look
20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart
22. Church of Your Heart

Photos

Concert videos

Dressed for success | How do you do

Reviews

Día a Día (short summary: “Roxette gave an intense and emotional show, and fans who came to the Superdome enjoyed the Swedish duo.” /thanks to Ari Fuentes for translating)
Cadena3

So far there’s no accurate translation available, the reviews are very positive from what we understand using Google Translate.

Misc

Marie wore an Argentian football shirt on some songs.



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Confirmed: next Roxette single is “Speak To Me”

As mentioned earlier last week, Roxette’s second out of “Charm School” is going to be “Speak To Me”. Now it’s official, at least for Sweden, Belgium and South Africa.

The song which is going to be played on the radio is however the called “Bassflow remake”, mixed by Peter Boström. You can listen to a snippet of the song on TDR following this link.

Radio start is April 11th and you’ll be able to buy the single digitally on April 18th. According to TDR, and as you can see on the album cover, the b-side is “Stars” (live in Barcelona 2001). However, earlier yesterday the titles of some more remixes were published (and later removed) in the article, so we expect there will be a remixes single released additionally (as it was with “She’s Got Nothing On”) or a maxi containing all of the tracks.

The cover is again red and in the same style as “She’s Got Nothing On” but with another picture. The red cover was however used for the promo single, the comercial single cover was purple.

Update April 21st: “Stars” version included on the single comes from the “Room Service Tour”, not from the Barcelona showcase.



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World Tour 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina – April 5 #11

Setlist

01. Dressed for success
02. Sleeping in my car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I could fly
05. Only when I dream
06. She’s got nothing on (But the radio)
07. Perfect day
08. Things will never be the same
09. It must have been love
10. Opportunity nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading like a flower (every time you leave)
13. Silver Blue
14. How do you do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (With “Mi Buenos Aires Querido” introduction)
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending my time
19. The look
20. Way out
21. Listen to your heart
22. Church of your heart

Photos

User “unreal” took photos, you can download them via Mediafire.

Concert videos

Spending my time | How do you do (please check for possible Facebook restrictions done by Ari, who filmed it)
Joyride (please check for possible Facebook restrictions done by Ari, who filmed it) | Dressed for success (please check for possible Facebook restrictions done by Ari, who filmed it)
Silver Blue | Dangerous | Perfect day | It must have been love | Fading like a flower | Things will never be the same

Reviews

Misc

The video bootleg from the first BA concert was sold outside the venue 😀
An audio file done by user “unreal” can be downloaded via Mediafire.

 



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Roxette to play Israel

According to mako.co.il Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle are to perform at Tel Aviv’s Exhibition Grounds on October 22. Roxette is being brought to Israel by producer Shuki Weiss. The first tickets for the concert will be sold online for NIS 295 ($85). The price will later go up to NIS 370 ($107).

“Several months ago I flew to watch a performance of Roxette in Europe and what I saw was the band that continues to grow over the years” says producer Shuki Weiss. “Their communication with the audience is amazing – it’s the best live show there. I was asking myself questions about the vocal and physical abilities of the singer, Marie Fredriksson, after her determined struggle with cancer, but I got to see her victory and her will to conquere the stage is stronger than ever”

Tickets will go on sale at www.eventim.co.il on April 18th.



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World Tour 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina – April 4 #10

Today Roxette will play in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first of the two sold out shows in this city. Run To Roxette and The Daily Roxette have also organised an After Party at disco Dorsia. The disco is located just a short walk away from Luna Park venue and opens its doors at 23:30. Roxette music, videos and prizes are guaranteed!
The entry fee is $50 (pesos) and includes one free drink (soda, water or beer). You can find more information on the event Facebook page.

Setlist

01. Dressed for success
02. Sleeping in my car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I could fly
05. Only when I dream
06. She’s got nothing on (But the radio)
07. Perfect day
08. Things will never be the same
09. It must have been love
10. Opportunity nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading like a flower (every time you leave)
13. Stars
14. How do you do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (With “La Cumparsita” introduction)
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending my time
19. The look
20. Way out
21. Listen to your heart
22. Church of your heart

Articles and photos

Llegaron los Roxette (Roxette arrived!) on Clarin | Concert review by RollingStone Argentina

Videos

Roxette arrival and fans

Roxette arrival and fans II

Videos by Javiruli69: The Look | Spending my time (do you hear Roxette at all? ;))

Videos by matyconmigo: How Do You Do! / Dangerous | Dangerous | Watercolours in the rain & Spending my time | Wish I Could Fly

By Joserey101:  Perfect Day | Fading Like A Flower

There are lots of videos on Youtube.. will post them later on. If you can’t wait, check this here. It searches for the latest entries with “roxette”.



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World Tour 2011: Montevideo, Uruguay – April 2 #09

Yesterday Roxette landed in Montevideo, Uruguay, what is their first stop in the South American leg of the World Tour 2011. They are going to spend some weeks in Latin America touring in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
We have read (mostly on Facebook) that many fans already met Roxette and even have partied with the musicians (C, M and P!). Below you’ll find some links!

According to roxette.se, fans who purchase an item from the Official Merchandise stand in the venues in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile will enter a draw to win a Meet and Greet with Marie and Per.

Setlist
The set list contained no new songs (contrary to what Per said that a new song would be added in each continent) and “Silver Blue” was skipped.
Christoffer played “La Cumparsita” during the band introduction.
There was also a big screen at each side of the stage.

Thanks to Rosina for the information.

Photos
Fans and the band
Pictures of rehearsals and concert by Rosina Marmion on Facebook

Videos
Marie with fans (on Facebook, you might not be able to see it due to FB privacy settings!)
Christoffer and the band arrived! (From Roxette Official Facebook)
by Andrese06: Roxette at Sheraton hotel | Per and the band at hotel | Marie signing autographs | Things will Never Be The Same
by elyoru100: Roxette at the hotel
by PiCaLoKi: Beginning of the show (very bad quality)



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“No one makes it on her own” fan video



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Roxette’s next single leaked

Of course, this was our April Fool’s 🙂

Yes, it has happened again: Roxette’s next single “Speak To Me”, according to our sources to be released on April 15th, has been leaked. We at Roxetteblog have got a copy of it and what we can already say now is that the song has been remixed and is quite different to the album version.

For example, the duration now is 04:01 min and it features a newly recorded final part in which Marie has a solo sung almost in opera style, supported by heavy rock guitars. And to be honest, the result is quite bad!

Apparently, as it happened in some cases before (remember “Radio” or Per’s single?) someone involved in the production has been careless with the material.

We have contacted Roxette’s management to get an OK to at least share a snippet of the remixed song, it looks quite good so check our website later on today!

For the time being, and as we did when “Radio” or the full album were leaked, we really want to stress out that we don’t support illegal sharing of non-released material and we ask you not to post any links on the comments if you find the song anywhere for download. We also ask you to report such links to us (via contact) so that together, as we did with the previously mentioned releases, can stop the illegal spreading. Thank you!



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Support acts for the World Tour 2011

We will be greatful if you can let us know who performed or will perform in your cities and add a link to the official site, Facebook page or YouTube. Thanks for your help!

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