First number of Swedish magazine StyleBy includes a story about Marie Fredriksson

The first number of new Swedish fashion magazine StyleBy, which hits the streets today, features a fashion reportage about Marie Fredriksson’s style through the years as well a short interview with her. In the pages various models wear 10 of her outfits, with a comment to each piece by Marie.

Jonna Bergh, editor in chief and publisher of StyleBy, told us that Marie has stored all her outfits in a huge wardrove, “it was like a fashion museum!”.

The magazine is also available as a free app for iPad called StyleBy+. You can buy the magazine via this app, which includes a very cool photo of Marie which is not in the screenshots below.

StyleBy gave us permission to post screenshots of the article. A translation of Marie’s comments will be available in short!



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And the winners of a copy of “She’s got nothing on” promo single are…

The 10 lucky winners of our contest where you could win a copy of “She’s Got Nothing On” promo single have been randomly picked among all participants who sent us the correct answers.

Here they are!

Ognian Dimitrov
Peter Silaj
Christopher Jankunas
Zoltan Soós
Daniel Eni
Carolin Hartwig
Valeria Zvarova
Mark Kusters
Birgit Süßkraut
Daniel Alvedahl

Thanks for participating and for passing by, we really appreciate your support and input!

PS: The singles will be sent latest next week (as well as the guitar picks we gave away in January. Sorry, no time, my fault!).



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Additional tour dates in Germany in Autumn!

Live Nation has sent out the first dates of the additional dates which will be added to the Roxette World Tour 2011. The dates are, so far, for Germany and Spain (already known) only.

“The concerts have been great so far,” tells Per Gessle. “Marie and the band are in top form and the response of the audience has been incredible. And it is also great that the new album has been received like this. We are very happy and look forward to this exciting year!”

2011.10.13 – TUI Arena – Hannover, Germany
2011.10.14 – Gerry Weber Stadion – Halle (Westfalen), Germany
2011.10.16 – SAP Arena – Mannheim, Germany
2011.10.17 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
2011.10.19 – König-Pilsner Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
2011.10.24 – O2-World – Berlin, Germany
2011.10.25 – O2-World – Hamburg, Germany
2011.10.27 – Arena Nürnberg – Nuremberg, Germany
2011.11.18 – Palacio Vistalegre – Madrid, Spain – pre-sale starts March 16, normal sale March 18
2011.11.19 – Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, Spain – pre-sale starts March 16, normal sale March 18

Information about ticket sales in Germany is still not available.

In addition, apparently Live Nation Spain has cancelled the Golden Ring tickets which were announced last week, so currently only the normal tickets (49 EUR) are listed on the website.

More dates to come, hopefully in other countries and Stockholm too! For the complete tour agenda so far, visit our World Tour 2011 page!

Update: Tickets for Germany will go on sale this Friday, March 18 at 9 in the morning.

A short note about releases: The interest in the countries where “Charm School” hasn’t been released yet is very high. However, the album won’t contain the same track list in all countries. For example, China has forbidden Roxette to release “Sleeping In My Car” due to the sexual content. Therefore the live version of this song, which is included in the Deluxe version of “Charm School”, will be excluded.



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More dates in Europe and other countries to be added to the Roxette World Tour 2011

In addition to the 2 dates in Spain, which were announced on Friday, we are expecting the rest of the tour dates to be announced in short. Per Gessle mentioned in various interviews in February that 25 more dates would be added to the tour.

Just like in November, when the tour was announced, Per Gessle told via his Facebook website that there would be more news “on March 14th.” However, yesterday afternoon he wrote this update:

No big press release today due to circumstances beyond our control. Anyway, between you and me, it was all about a six-week extension of the Rox tour, taking place between X and Y. More info will follow shortly I’m sure.

Cheers, P.

These are the dates we know so far:

– 16 October – Mannheim, Germany (not confirmed!!)
– 18 November – Madrid, Spain – tickets go on pre-sale March 16th and normal sale on March 18th.
– 19 November – Barcelona, Spain -tickets go on pre-sale March 16th and normal sale on March 18th.



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World Tour 2011: Vilnius, Lithuania – March 14 #07

We need your help. The whole Roxette World Tour 2011 will be covered with such topics. If you find something connected with this particular part of the tour, post it in the comment section and we will add it to the article. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

So far we have a lot of material for each concert so we will keep on adding an article per concert.

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 14th

Setlist

Photos and articles

Article about the concert on 15min.lt (Lithuanian) |  Interview with Per Gessle on Zebra.lt | Pictures of Roxette arriving in Lithuania

Videos

VIDEO AND AUDIO BOOTLEG

By 200Katinu: Wish I Could Fly

By TheDimacheban: How Do You Do! until Joyride.

By Julemanas1234: Fading Like A Flower

By Onlypinkcolours: Joyride (bad quality)

By Senizzs: Dressed For Success

By Rengrb: It Must Have Been Love

By jcorrius: Dressed For Success, The Big L, It Must Have Been Love, Fading Like A Flower, How Do You Do! and Dangerous, Joyride, The Look, She’s Got Nothing On

Misc
10,000 people in the audiance – the second show with standing places in front of the stage.

Roxette rehearsed “Stars” in the sound check. Three times!



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Norwegian band accuses Roxette of plagiarism

According to an article on Norwegian newspapers Dagbladet and Side2,  the Norwegian band Hollywood Vampires claims Roxette has stolen parts of their song “She Had Nothing On But the Radio”, which was released in 2008. According to the singer of the band Paul E. Vercouteren, these parts can be found in Roxette’s latest single “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”.

“It is weird that another band is earning money on the chorus we wrote,” tells Vercourteren to Dagbladet. Vercourteren claims that besides the chorus, the bass rythm and guitar chords are similar as well, and that all in all, the song is “too similar to be a coincidence”.

The norwegian band is now considering if they take any legal steps against Roxette or not.

Here’s the link to Hollywood Vampires song. What do you think? Personally, to me this song sounds like Green Day.



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Roxette highest new entry on UK Radio Airplay Charts this week

Update March 21, 2011:

“She’s Got Nothing On” up to #26! on UK Radio Airplay Charts.

Thanks Chris for the tip.

Published March 14, 2011 – 13:12

Roxette entered the UK Radio Airplay Charts with “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” at #31, the highest new entry of the week!

The song started out last week on Radio 2’s A-List and several programmes frequently played it. It still remains on the A-List for a second week running! Fans also report hearing it on Radio 1 as well as local commercial radio stations!

The new album “Charm School” sees a release in the UK on March 28th with both the regular and the deluxe album being already available for pre-order from online stores! All fans want now is that UK tour date!

Andreas Weizbauer contributed to this article.



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Christoffer Lundquist new album preview

You can listen to some snippets of Christoffer Lundquist’s new album on youtube.

Christoffer informed on Facebook that the album will be out on April 28th. The backing vocals in the album are done by Hanna Ekström.

Hi there,
it will be released on the 28th of april I think. Someone asked who was on backing vocals: Her name is Hanna Ekström, she’s from a small village close to my home. And her father is the schoolteacher of my oldest daughter! She’s on …facebook:http://www.facebook.com/hanna.ekstrom1
Thanks you everyone for the kind comments!



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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

We need your help. The whole Roxette World Tour 2011 will be covered with such topics. If you find something connected with this particular part of the tour, post it in the comment section and we will add it to the article. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

So far we have a lot of material for each concert so we will keep on adding an article per concert.

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

We need your help. The whole Roxette World Tour 2011 will be covered with such topics. If you find something connected with this particular part of the tour, post it in the comment section and we will add it to the article. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

So far we have a lot of material for each concert so we will keep on adding an article per concert.

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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