Roxette to perform on German television show “Die Ultimative Chart-Show”

On March 4th, Roxette will perform on another German TV show as EMI Germany confirmed this morning. The show is called “Die Ultimative Chart-Show” and is broadcast on RTL.

The show is nothing but a chart show coming with a certain motto and will be recorded on February 22th in Cologne. Roxette will play their latest single “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)”. Motto of the show is “the most famous synthiepop songs of all times”.

Tickets are still available HERE.

Additional info: The Chart-Show had between 3 and 3.5 million viewers in the last season. Normally the episodes get broadcast again after some months or even years. The show’s concept is a song countdown with videoclips based on the German charts/sales according to the motto. Some celebrities are talking and commenting the songs on a couch, while a couple of show acts perform on stage. Always one of the old charting hits, sometimes a new one as well. Sometimes playback, sometimes live.

Update 28-01-2011: both the broadcast and the recording dates haven’t been 100% confirmed by the production company. We will let you know as soon as we have this confirmation.



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“Charm School” snippets out there!

Who would have thought the Frenchmen take a role in Roxette’s career again? Yes, it looks like a French music store is the first to offer 30 second clips of Roxette’s new album “Charm School”, to be released February 11 or 14 (depending on country).

If you can’t resist the temptation – here’s the link: qobuz.com – Just click “ECOUTER 30s”!

Update: It looks like somebody did a mistake – AGAIN. The snippets are gone from the website. No, we won’t link to any copies of them.

Update January 24: The album is listed for pre-ordering at iTunes – incl. slightly different snippets. Click here!

Update January 25: JPC.de listed the album as well, including different snippets. Thanks Volker!



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Roxette at “Wetten, dass..?”

After 20 years Roxette will finally take part at the German TV show “Wetten, dass..?”. On February 12th, Roxette will perform a Greatest Hits medley at the show which will be broadcast from Halle. The show is on German channel ZDF and the biggest TV show in German television – around 8-10 million people usually watch the programme.

Unfortunately, tickets for this one show are already sold out.

Source: ZDF

UPDATE, 24th January
: A few minutes ago, EMI Germany confirmed that Roxette will play a medley including “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)”.

UPDATE, 31th January: On Friday EMI revealed that Roxette play a medley of “The Look” and “It Must Have Been Love” along with “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”. Thanks mr jefferson!



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Roxette to perform for the second time in Czech Republic

Roxette will perform for the second time in Czech Republic this June. The first concert will take place in O2 Arena in Prague on Jun 5th and is almost sold-out. Roxette decided to add another gig for Czech fans – this time in Ostrava on June 27th at CEZ Aréna.

“After already sold-out show in Prague, Czech fans will have a second chance to see the spectacular comeback of the Swedish pop duo” Jan Kostecki, concert organizers representative, says.

Tickets for the Ostrava concert will go on sale on Monday, January 24th at Ticketpro and Ticket Art.
Tickets are available from 690 to 990 crowns.

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this piece of information.



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Roxette #1 on German and Russian listener charts

Roxette entered directly to #1 on the German radio SWR3 (one of Germany’s top radios) charts with “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) this Sunday. The charts are done with the votes from the listeners via the same homepage. Keep on voting for Roxette!

Roxette is also #1 on Radio Berlin, after being one week at #2.

In addition, Roxette entered the official German airplay charts at #71 and the Austrian at #44.

But that’s not all, Roxette also entered directly to #1 on Russian radio ROKS, based in St. Petersburg, this weekend. This charts are also done with the votes from the listeners.

Andreas Weizbauer and Evgeny Perekopskiy and many Germans and Russians and other fans contributed to this article 😉



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UK Release April 4th

According to Amazon UK ‘Charm School’ seems to have a release date of 4th April in the UK, they currently have for pre-order the album at £11.99 and the Deluxe Version at £14.99, both however are listed as imports but I suspect this has just not been removed from the previous listings they had for the imported versions as previously advertised.

Play.com also have both versions of the album listed as well with a date of 4th April! The deluxe version is £12.99 and the regular album is £8.99.



TDR publishes translation of early Italian “Charm School” review

The Daily Roxette came across an early review of Roxette’s forthcoming album, written by an Italian music journalist. Check it out, it’s whetting the appetite!



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Official Roxette app for Android and iPhone

Rosina Marmion informed us about a new application for Android which was just released by Mobile Roadie.

Taken from Mobile Roadie

Official Roxette app! Stay up to date with all the latest news from Marie and Per. Sing along to your favourite tracks with lyrics

Connect with other fans and share your favourite Roxette stories, post photos and discuss the tour.

Charm School in stores February 14th, 2011.

This Android version is already available for download and you can see the first screenshots here. Contact us if you start to use it and want to tell us more about it!

An iPhone version is on the way and will be available soon.

Update: it looks like the android version is still not available though. Will probably be together with the iPhone one.



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Amazon.de reveals “Charm School” running time

According to Amazon.de‘s MP3 shop, the running time of Roxette’s upcoming album will be 40 minutes and 52 seconds. The times of the tracks:

1. Way Out 2:45
2. No One Makes it on Her Own 3:42
3. She’s Got Nothing on (But The Radio) 3:33
4. Speak to Me 3:41
5. I’m Glad You Called 2:48
6. Only when I Dream 3:52
7. Dream on 3:09
8. Big Black Cadillac 3:05
9. In My Own Way 3:30
10. After All 3:15
11. Happy on the Outside 3:37
12. Sitting on Top of the World 3:55

So make your guesses now which is up-tempo and which a ballad! There are no snippets yet…

Thanks lyrejünger at roxetteforum.com via Daniel K. for the info!



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German concert tickets selling very well

Our reader Thorsten asked the German tour promoters about Roxette’s ticket sales. Here’s what he found out:

Out of curiosity I contactet the German concert agency that organizes Roxette’s German concerts and also the local organization staff for each
of the 4 German concerts in Cologne, Leipzig, Berlin and Oberursel. I got official confirmation today from Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur (mlk.com)
that the Berlin gig is definitely sold out with 10.000 tickets. The
Hessentag staff responsible for the concert in Oberursel just e-mailed me
that by the end of December 5.000 tickets had been sold. By today ticket
sales have surpassed 10.000 already for the Roxette gig. Additionally they
let me know that the Hessentags-Arena will hold a capacity of 30.000
people for the Rox concert and that I should better hurry to buy tickets.
The agency responsible for the Cologne gig at Tanzbrunnen (DBE) wouldn’t
tell me the exact sales figures. But after I asked if the rumor was true
that already more than 5.000 of the ca. 10.000 tickets had been sold, the
reply was “we recommend to buy tickets soon!“. So I figure a substantial
number of tickets has already been sold. I’m still waiting for a response
for the Leipzig concert and will let you know what I heard if that is of
interest to you and this news site.

Thanks for the investigations, Thorsten! Of course all the other readers are invited to share interesting stories and news as well via our contact form or comments!

Meanwhile the recently added concert dates in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm appear to be deleted from roxette.se’s tour plan, while still part of Livenation’s. That doesn’t have to mean they are cancelled as we learned from the re-appearance of the Dubai gig. So let’s wait for the next tour update that Per indicated recently.



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UK album and single release expected in the spring!

In a press release issued by EMI Music today, they confirm that the European launch of Charm School will be on Monday 14th February, while the UK will see a launch of the album and a single in the spring. Which single will be released in the UK remains to be seen!

Update: according to Amazon.co.uk, the album will be released on April 4th and both versions, standard and deluxe, will be available. Thanks David for the information!



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Spanish Fan Meeting organized by RoxSpain and EMI Spain



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“She’s Got Nothin On (But The Radio)” remixes on the way!

As Per Gessle revealed recently, Roxette’s new single is getting some remixes. Now Björn Engelmann from Cutting Room Studios wrote that he was mastering the remixes yesterday. So we should see a release of those pretty soon! We don’t know yet if on Maxi-CD, a special remix single or download.

Meanwhile the video for the single got 100,000 views on MyVideo (exclusive video site for EMI artists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) already in 4 days. Compared with the current competition there a great success!



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Charm School release in Australia

As The Daily Roxette informs, Roxette’s upcoming album will get a full release in Australia on February 11. Both standard and deluxe versions will be available, even supported by a local PR campaign. The single will be serviced to radio shortly.

Source: TDR article



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“Charm School” deluxe edition tracklist revealed – updated with locations

First published December 17th. Updated January 16th

The tracklist of the additional CD which will be included in the deluxe edition of Roxette’s upcoming album “Charm School” has been revealed by The Daily Roxette:

01 – Dressed for Success (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
02 – Sleeping in my Car (Live in Stavanger 2010)
03 – Wish I Could Fly (Live St Petersburg 2010)
04 – 7Twenty7 (Live in Halmstad 2010)
05 – Perfect Day (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
06 – Things Will Never be the Same (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
07 – How do You do!/Dangerous (Live in Stavanger 2010)
08 – Silver Blue (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
09 – Joyride (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
10 – Listen to Your Heart (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
11 – The Look (Live in Halmstad 2010)
12 – Church of Your Heart (Live in St Petersburg 2010)

The songs were recorded in the concerts in Halmstad (14-8-2010), Stavanger (21-8-2010) and St. Petersburg (12-09-2010). Which songs were recorded where is still unknown.

In addition, The Daily Roxette informs that “It Must Have Been Love” (live) will be an extra bonus track of the iTunes edition of “Charm School”.

Update January 16th: Daniel found the tracklist of the Deluxe version including the locations where the live songs were recorded on CDON.se



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