Roxette goes South Africa and we have 5 copies of the ZA Greatest Hits to give away

EMI South Africa was very kind and sent us 5 copies of “A collection of Roxette Hits – Their 20 Greatest Songs & Videos” *Exclusive South African Tour Edition CD & DVD* to give away among our readers.

If you want to participate in the contest simply write a comment at the bottom of this article and you are in for the random drawing!

Some info about this edition:
Bar code: 6 009509 339912
Made in RSA
CDEMCJD (WE) 6621 / 5099 9 027457 2 5

If you want to read more about this edition, check this article.

Roxette is going to give 7 concerts in South Africa the following days, starting tomorrow in Cape Town. Additional concerts have been added to the initially planned since the sales were so enourmous, actually, the concerts are almost sold out.

Here are all the dates – have fun!

08.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa
10.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa
11.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa

13.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
14.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
15.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
17.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa

If you still haven’t got your tickets, you can try here Computicket.com

And don’t forget to visit Roxette South Africa website and Facebook page.

PS: Unfortunately, the cases of the 2CD got a bit damaged on the way from South Africa to RXB Headquarters.. just that you know. They are all still sealed.

And here is the small letter, contest conditions
– In order to participate, you only have to write a comment in this article which consists in more than 3 words ;). We will consider all comments written until the 15th of May, 2011, 23:59 CET time.
– 5 winners will be picked up randomly among those who have written a comment with more than 3 words.
– As it is usual, you can only participate once, any attempt to participate twice will lead to your disqualification.
– Prizes won’t be paid out in cash. Prizes will be sent by standard mail only once (so basically, if the envelope gets lost.. we won’t be able to send a replacement).
– Winners will be announced on this website on 20th of May 2011. You will also be notified per email and you’ll be required to answer to the notification email.

Rumours from Slovakia: Gallons of milk, pounds of ginger

As we have May and spring is in the air in this part of the world, it’s nice to read a relaxing piece of information once in a while. Topsky.sk has published a very shocking and unbelivable story recently.

Can you belive that Marie and Per want to choose out of 4 (four!!!) kinds of milk (fat, low-fat etc.), use ginger, have sofas in the changing room and fresh flowers while their stay in Kosice, Slovakia?

Can you expect more than that? 😉

South African fan website launched

All South African fans (and all others as well) – heads over to the Roxette website www.roxette.co.za launched by Hanro Manefeldt. There you will find the latest information from the world of Roxette, snippets from “Charm school” album and – hopefully – more content to be added any time soon. By the way – we love the “links” section 🙂

Don’t forget to follow the Facebook page Roxette South Africa and Twitter account RoxetteSA.

Roxette has just landed in Cape Town today. They will play seven sold-out shows in South Africa form more than 40,000 people.

Landed in South Africa! Great place. “I was here two years ago with friends enjoying the lions”, Per says. “My daughter puked on the carpet in this very hotel”, says Marie. She was three!!! Seven great shows to come, y’all!

Christoffer Lundquist receives Sir George Martin Music Award

Christoffer Lundquist received the Sir George Martin Music Award yesterday evening at a gala event at Palladium, Malmö (Sweden). Sir George Martin, whom you’ll know as the producer of The Beatles, joined on stage to congratulate Christoffer personally.

Michael Saxell (who wrote the lyrics in Christoffer’s album) and Helena Josefsson were among those who attended. Helena also performed some songs on stage.

Here is a collection of links about the event and Christoffer.

Sydsvenskan

NSK.se including a video of and interview with Christoffer, who also can be seen performing Tiny Penelope from his album “Through The Window”  in his studio.

Nyheternadirekt

Jord och skog

PSL – SVT – also includes a video of Christoffer in his studio

Expressen

Roxette’s “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) enters Svensktoppen at #10

Roxette’s first single off “Charm School” finally entered one of Sweden’s most popular radio charts, Svensktoppen, at #10!

Svensktoppen is a program on Sverige Radio (Swedish Radio) which runs on P4 between 11 and 12 CET each Sunday and presented by Carolina Norén.

Three newcomers are chosen each week by P4 music producers based on how often a song is played on P4. The list is created each week with the votes of a randomly selected jury, who can vote for up to 3 songs each week.

Thanks Evgeny for the information!

German radio station HR3 takes you to South Africa to see Roxette

German radio station HR3 has started a contest where you can win a trip to South Africa to see Roxette live. The package includes:

– Trip from 10th to 17th of May including flight to and from South Africa
– 5 nights in five-stars hotel “The Palace of the Lost City” in Pilanesbert National Park
– Roxette live on May 14th in Sun City

Contest is organised by HR3 together with South African Airlines and Sun International.
How to participate:
The radio station will be playing Roxette songs during the whole day between 2nd and 6th of May. Whenever you hear one of their songs, you’ll have to be quick and phone the radio station (phone nr: 069-19709). If you get through you’ll get a “Stand-By-Ticket”.
On May 6th, the radio station will then pick a winner among all listeners who have a “Stand-By-Ticket” during their show “hr3 – pop&weck”.

Note that these Terms and conditions apply! Specially important is that you have to have your residence in Germany and be at least 18 years old.

Good luck!

Thanks Kirsten for the information.

“Way Out” and “Speak To Me” to be released on vinyl 7″

Updated 10-5-2011: The below has been updated – thanks to Thomas Evensson for clarifying! Basically: “Speak To Me” will only be available on vinyl and “Way Out” only on CD, besides digitally.

First published on 1-5-2011

Here is an overview of the singles which are going to be released in the next weeks:

Digital “Speak To Me
Release date
released in Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, South Africa on April 18th, 2011

Tracks
“Speak To Me” Bassflow Remake
Stars – Live in Barcelona, October 2001

7″ vinyl “Speak To Me
Release date
To be released on May 18, 2011 – countries still unknown.

Tracks
A-side:
“Speak To Me” Bassflow Remake
“Speak To Me” Original Mix

B-Side:
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) Adrian Lux Mix
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) Adam Rickfors Mix

Digital “Way Out
Release date
to be released on June 10, 2011 in Germany and Austria. This will also be the 2nd single off “Charm School” in Spain, but release date is still unknown.

Tracks
Way Out
Crash! Boom! Bang! / Anyone – Live Forest National, Brussels, October 22, 2001

CD Single “Way Out
Release date
To be released on June 10, 2011 – countries still unknown

Tracks
Way Out
Crash! Boom! Bang! / Anyone – Live Forest National, Brussels, October 22, 2001

It is still unclear if both singles will be available on CDs as well but my guess is that they will according to the photos posted on Roxette Official Facebook page, since one of them is a “Way Out” CD.