Changes in the 2011 World Tour schedule

According to the chilean newspaper La Tercera, the concert promoter T4F announced that the concert in Santiago de Chile, which was supposed to take place on April 10th, has been moved to April 9th. The location stays the same, Movistar Arena. The reasons for the change “are just a rescheduling of the tour in order to offer the best day (of the week, now a Saturday) for the concert.”

Tickets will go on sale on December 11th via Ticketmaster, however, an exclusive pre-sale for members of Zona Entel started on Friday and will last until 10th. Ticket prices range $18.000 – $50.000 chilean pesos (ca. 28-77 Eur) plus fees.

There are rumours that further dates in the Latin American leg of the tour will be re-scheduled as well, but we couldn’t find any information on this yet. We will keep you updated.

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Marie Fredriksson at the City tunnel opening

Marie Fredriksson and her husband Mikael Bolyos performed “Tro” at the opening of City tunnel in Malmo today.
You will find pictures of Marie following the links to Expressen and Sydsvenskan below.

Update: A YouTube user put a video together with the recording and some pictures, which you can watch here. A short recording of the performance can also be seen here.

Update 2: And finally here is the long-awaited video. Thanks Stina!!

Source: Expressen, Sydsvenskan

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Just a coincidence with Roxette album titles?

Thanks to Leandro Gonzalez for his discovery :-)

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“Charm School” – first Roxette album after 10 years out on February 11!

The first Roxette album after 10 years will see the light of day on February 11, 2011. The album called “Charm School” contains 12 new songs, capturing everything that’s good about Roxette while still looking ahead!

Among the tracks:
“Way Out” – power pop, 1st track
“In My Own Way” – sensitive ballad, written in 1984
“She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” – newest song, written this autumn, extremely infectious groove
“No One Makes It On Her Own” – essential track, sung by Marie
“Sitting On Top Of The World” – bittersweet album closer

Here is the press release which was sent out by EMI and we received via Marie Dimberg:

Roxette back with a new album: ”Charm School”!

On February 11 the unlikely becomes reality. After 25 years as a world-famous act with 70 million albums sold, one of Sweden’s biggest pop groups steps back into the spotlight, a decade after their last studio album ”Room Service”.

They do it with ”Charm School”, a new album with twelve songs in a style that’s best described as “updated classic Roxette”, from the initial power pop fireworks of ”Way Out” to the bittersweet closer ”Sitting On Top Of The World”.

The chances that this would ever happen looked slim when Marie Fredriksson in the autumn of 2002 was diagnosed with brain tumour. But Marie managed to defeat the illness, and during 2009 the pieces gradually fell together.

First Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle were reunited on stage to perform ”It Must Have Been Love” and ”The Look” during Per’s ”Party Crasher” tour in Amsterdam. And before the fans knew it, Roxette made a full-scale comeback as headliners during the ”Night of the Proms” tour in front of more than 600 000 people in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

”By then we started to think ahead and plan for the possibility of making a new album – an album that captured everything that’s good about Roxette while still looking ahead”, says Per Gessle. Said and done. During the tour, the band’s hotel rooms were transformed into recording studios where a string of new Roxette songs took shape.

Back home in Sweden the work continued during the spring and autumn of 2010. Just as when the band recorded during their heyday there were lots of songs to choose from. The sensitive ballad “In My Own Way”, for example, is a rediscovered gem from 1984, when the dream of international recognition still was just a dream.

The newest song is the extremely infectious groove-master ”She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)”, written this autumn. In-between there’s everything that has made Roxette one of the world’s most radio played pop groups; the clinging melodies, the passionate delivery, the humorous pop sense and the unique mix of Marie Fredriksson’s and Per Gessle’s voices. All wrapped up in a musical package that is unmistakably 2011.

”For me the starting point has always been to write songs for Marie’s voice. She got this ability to make you believe every word she sings, and that’s why she brings the stories to life. As a songwriter that’s an incredible gift to be a part of”, Gessle says.

The album is recorded in the south of Sweden and Stockholm with Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundqvist as producers (together with Per and Marie). ”Charm School” is a magnificent return to form after ten years of trials and challenges. Or as Marie Fredriksson sings in one of the album’s quintessential tracks: ”No One Makes It On Her Own”. Hear the school bell ring on February 11.

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New Roxette single “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” out on January 10, 2011

The rumours just got confirmed by Per Gessle: Roxette’s brand new single is called “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” and will be released on January 10, 2011.

New Roxette single: SHE’S GOT NOTHING ON (BUT THE RADIO). Release date Jan 10. Check out the sleeve at www.snowfish.com/pergessle

Single b-side will be “Wish I could Fly” live from St. Petersburg 2010. Here’s the cover art:

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Rumours: Roxette’s new single title revealed?

Yesterday we got the first hints of the possible new Roxette single title. After investigations by several Roxette fans it looks close to being true by now, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

The Cutting Room Studios, known for several mastering works for Roxette, had a news entry about the single, which some fans found thanks to google.com. The post was removed later for unknown reasons, but some fans managed to save the original text and do some screenshots, to which we now have access to:

Our long time friends at EMI Sweden & Roxette are releasing a new single titled “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)”. The Roxette duo started in 1986, combining Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson. Roxette has sold 75 million albums all over the world and have had four singles in the number one spot on the Billboardlistan in the US. With songs like “The Look”, “It Must Have Been Love”, & “Listen to Your Heart” och “Joyride” you can expect another great hit from this outstanding pair. Mastering with Björn Engelmann.

Björn Engelmann has mastered for example the Room Service singles.

As mentioned above, everything is based on the news posted by The Cutting Room studios. You might remember it was the same way, using google, that the participation of Roxette in NOTP was found out and revealed days before the official NOTP press release and artist announcement.

Update: The title got confirmed!

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Upcoming Roxette releases: 2-track single, vinyl-LP, deluxe-album incl. extra-CD

As Per Gessle announced today via Twitter and Facebook, Roxette will release a 2-track single followed by a vinyl-LP and an exclusive version of the album incl. extra-CD!

Yesterday he mentioned an interview for a new biography and asked about concerts in Spain, Italy and the UK. Join the joyride everybody!

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Switzerland out, Turkey in?

It seems like the Swiss gig on July 14th has vanished from the official website – we have no idea why; we have no info that it was canceled either. On the other hand there is information that Roxette is due to perform in Turkey on May 25th – between Dubai and Athen gig. It is going to be confirmed soon.

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Make Roxette as number one in MTV Brazil poll!

We have just received a short message from our Brazilian friend – Dany Etchart:

Hej friends, could you please help make Roxette as number one in Brazil MTV poll? We want Roxette to be the most expected concert in 2011. Scroll down till you see the MTV list. Roxette is no 1 at the moment and let it remain like that :D

MTV BRAZIL

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Roxette in Poland on New Year’s Eve – finally confirmed!!

The official press release was sent to the Polish media today. Roxette will be the main star of the open-public, free New Year’s Party on Constitution Square in the centre of Warsaw. As we previously informed the rumours had it that Roxette was due to perform in Lodz, third largest Polish city, but due to the financial problems, Lodz authorities had to cancel this open-air public New Year’s Party for citizens.

According to this information, Roxette will come to Poland in a private jet and will perform the biggest hits eg. “Joyride”, “It Must Have Been Love” or “Listen To Your Heart”.

The show will start at 20.00 CET and will last for more than 5,5 hours. City Council gave over 900,000 EUR to organize this event. The New Year’s Party in Warsaw will be broadcasted by Polsat TV and Radio ZET.

Source: Dziennik.pl

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Switzerland added to the ever growing Roxette Tour!

It’s confirmed that Roxette will play at the Moon & Stars Festivale, in Locarno, Switzerland on July 14th.

Have a look at our updated World Tour Plan!

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Next one on the list, Greece? Confirmed

Evgeny Perekopskiy gave us this link: http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/303745 where it says Roxette will perform in Athens, Greece, on May 27th. We are waiting for confirmation!

Update: date is confirmed.

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Tour date added in Hungary

After 19 years of waiting Hungarian fans will finally be able to see Roxette live again. Another tour date has been added to the plan. Roxette will play in Budapest, Hungary on June 1st as Juventus.hu, a Hungarian website reports today. Tickets can be bought from November 19th, 10 am via Ticketpro and the livenation website.

So this is the updated tour plan:

Tour plan

01.3 Basket Hall, Kazan, Russia
03.3 MTL Arena, Samara, Russia
05.3 Palace of Sports, Yekaterinburg, Russia
07.3 Siberia Arena, Novosibirisk, Russia
10.3 Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine
12.3 Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus
14.3 Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
16.3 Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
18.3 Saku Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

01.4 Viva Cuervo Salon, Mexico City, Mexico
04.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
05.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
08.4 Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba, Argentina
10.4 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
12.4 Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
14.4 Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
16.4 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17.4 Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa
14.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
15.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
20.5 World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
29.5 National Palace of Culture, Hall #1, Sofia, Bulgaria
30.5 Zone Arena, Bucharest, Romania

01.6 Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
03.6 SeeFestTage, Schwarzlsee Freizeitzentrum, Graz, Austria
05.6 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
09.6 Plenen, Bergen, Norway
11.6 Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
12.6 Hessentag, Frankfurt, Germany
15.6 Völkerschlachtsdenkmal, Leipzig, Germany
16.6 Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany
19.6 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland

09.7 Bospop Festival, Weert, Netherlands
14.7 Moon & Stars Festivale, Lucerne, Switzerland
16.7 Rowlit Festival, Nordkalks Dagbrot, Pargas, Finland
22.7 Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark
24.7 Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg, Sweden
31.7 Suikerrock Festival, Tienen, Belgium

Thanks to Kriszta Tütt? for letting us know.

And here is the overview as map version. Thanks to Txiqui/Mariana Gumuzio!!! :)


See Roxette World Tour 2011 in a bigger map

Roxette’s management informed us that the Stockholm date is not correct. Budapest is now official.

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The making of “Roxette 2011″ – the story so far

It all started around 18 months ago. It was almost like a little miracle. First the big comeback news, then a tour with an orchestra, a summer tour and now a world tour starting in a few months. But probably the most interesting thing is the brand new album, the first one since “Room Service” in 2001. Now the waiting is almost over. So here are some highlights from this 18 months long journey of making the (yet unnamed) new “Roxette 2011″ album.

2009-05-05 Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson announce on a press conference in Antwerp that Roxette is back for real and will participate on the Night Of The Proms tour this autumn.

2009-05-28 Per says that they plan to go back to the studio this summer and want to release a new song until Christmas.

2009-07-17 Per writes on Twitter that he just recorded the first two new demos at the Aerosol Grey Machine studio in Vallarum.

2009-08-07 Per is back at the Tits’n’Ass studio in Halmstad with Mats MP Persson, working on new demos.

2009-09-23 Per says in an interview that some new demos are finished. Only acoustic versions, no arrangements, no intros, no solos, no backing vocals. The start of recording a brand new album.

2009-10-23 The plan is to continue with recording during Night Of The Proms. A hotel room will be used as a mobile recording studio. Marie is eager to record a whole new album.

2009-10-26 Per says in an interview that an additional room is booked for Antwerp and Rotterdam.

2009-11-15 Per says that he has around 13 songs written and now 2 of them are almost finished. The plan is to continue with recordings in professional studios after the Night Of The Proms tour finishes.

2009-11-28 Roxette have some 14 demos ready for full recording. Marie says that they sound fantastic and when she heard Per’s demos for the first time, she was really enthusiastic. Now it sounds very roxettish, but the plan is to update the sound a little bit.

2009-12-06 Per says that Roxette booked Atlantis studio for recording session in the spring. But recordings will start in January at Christoffer’s Aerosol Grey Machine in Vallarum. Marie will try to sing several vocals to each song to pick up the best one. The new songs sound like a modern version of their “Look Sharp!” so far.

2009-12-10 Antwerp, Rotterdam and now also Munich are places where Roxette are recording for the new album.

2009-12-15 And Bremen.

2009-12-17 And also Hannover.

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Roxette to perform in Stockholm?

According to a Swedish TV ad found on a Bulgarian (!) website by Evgeny Perekopskiy, Roxette is going to perform at Sjöhistoriska Museet (National Maritime Museum) in Stockholm on July 20th, 2011 – 4 days before another Swedish concert in Gothenburg. The place is known among the fans as Marie’s Äntligen tour from 2000 and Per’s En händig man på turne 2007 gig were recorded there.

Source: Bnt.bg

Update November 16: Stockholm has not been confirmed by Roxette’s management.

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