Year 2013 in review: busy times for fans!

Some time ago I started making a year-of-music summary for myself, go through memories of concerts I went to, albums I bought.

And doing that I just realised that this year was a busy one for Roxers, even more than 2011 and 2012 I would say. Did we ever have Gyllene Tider, Roxette, Per and Marie release something the same year before? And not to forget the books about Roxette and Gyllene Tider!

But let’s go step by step.

Gyllene Tider announced the release of a new album and summer tour in January, so they got us planning our summer holidays already early in the year. Some months later, in April, the album “Dags att tänka på refrängen” was released and reached #1 in Sweden. The singles off this album were “Man blir yr” and “Dags att tänka på refrängen / Singel”.

The summer tour comprised 19 concerts and was a success, which was documented in the book “Alla tiders Gyllene Tider” by Jan-Owe Wikström and Anders Roos. The book hit the stores in November. We could also watch a teaser of the upcoming GT DVD on TV4 in December. The compilation album “Soldans på din grammofon” was released just on time to warm-up for the tour and for people to go through the not-forgotten songs and lyrics. At least we got some nice extras with it!

For the first time, queuing and getting to front row for hardcore fans was uncomplicated thanks to the security guys at Show Security Sweden.

Per released the “Small Apartments” soundtrack in March/April both on CD and vinyl. Three more wines were added to the Per Gessle Selection: a Sommartider rosé and white wine that made the Gyllene Tider tour evenings funnier and Kurt&Lisa bottles were redesigned and filled in with wine from a new year.2013_2

Roxette released their very first live DVD and Blu-ray “Live – Travelling the world” in December. Fans could see a kind of preview already in December 2012 on Swedish TV. Sven Lindström released his book “Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur” about Roxette’s journey in August. Roxette also gave the only concert of this year on 6th of April in Switzerland.

“Look Sharp!” turned 25 years old, SR radio celebrated that with a documentary full of interesting stories told by Per, Marie, Marie Dimberg, Clarence, Anders and some more Roxette related names.

Marie surprised us with a new album in Swedish: “Nu!” which was released in November. But that’s not all. Besides releasing the first single “Kom vila hos mig” in September, a tour for 2014 was announced in October. In August Marie recorded “Tack för musiken” – which could be seen on SVT in December. The second single “Sista sommarens vals” was released in November together with a very nice video directed by Emil Jonsvik.

The album “Souls” by Magnus Lindgren also features a song by Marie: “On a Sunday“.

And last but not least, Marie sang for Princess Madeleine on her wedding! Millions of people around the world could see the performance which was aired all around the globe.

Rox&Co related friends were busy too: Martin Sternhufvud released “Från ingenting till någonting” in March, Sandy Mouche released “Glory and Grace” in April and Brainpool released the single “The Last Christmas” in November and Marie Dimberg was chosen the most influential woman in Swedish music industry by MusikIndustrin.

On the social media/internet front we got three new official pages on Facebook: The Per Gessle Selection, Gyllene Tider and Marie Fredriksson. Per kept us very busy with many comments about his songs and old demos on Roxette Official as well as with videos and everything possible about the GT tour, wine and the studio sessions that started in October. Roxette Official reached 900.000 likes as well.

For RXB it was a year to be proud again. We interviewed the following nice girl and guys: Marie, Micke Bolyos, Micke Syd, Micke N-S, Martin Sternhufvud, Emil Jonsvik, Sven Lindström, Favela team (Blu-ray) and we made 14 fans happy with meet & greets and other contests. Our busiest month was November with 26 articles, we wrote 206 articles in total. And once again we broke our own number of visitors record and we reached no less than 26.000 likes and we wrote 766 posts on our FB page.

And last but not least, we shared beautiful memories of fans about the Roxette concert in Switzerland, meeting GT in summer and the GT book release party, as well as showed how the magic friend power works when it comes to do something together: the thank you messages to GT from all over the world after the tour and the Roxette poster flashmob in December.

Thank you for reading us one more year! We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary next year and we already have many ideas how we can celebrate this big time!

And with this said there is just one last thing to mention: cheers to a wonderful 2014!

RXB Team

Photos: Per drinking wine: Anders Mellden. Marie and Emil Jonsvik: Pernilla Pettersson. Marie Dimberg: Jonas Ekströmer. Meet & Greet in Gävle: Thomas Evensson.

 

Contest! Win a copy of Roxette’s blu-ray “Live – Travelling the World”

Year 2013 has been a fantastic year for Roxers, Marie fans and GT fans, it’s been fully packed with surprises: GT’s album and tour, Marie’s album and announcement of 2014 tour, to mention just a few. And last but not least, the very first live DVD/blu-ray released by Roxette… so we thought the best way to end this year would be with a contest!

In cooperation with D&D Management and Parlophone, we are giving away 2 copies of Roxette’s blu-ray “Roxette Live – Travelling the World”, which will be out next week (the DVD+CD is out since early December).

In order to participate in the contest simply answer this question:

As you know, there are two versions of the live recording: DVD and blu-ray. Both come with a live CD but the are some extras on the blu-ray that you will not find on the DVD.
Name one of these extras!

Send an email with your name, home address (so we can send the blu-ray) and the answer to the question to judith@roxetteblog.com until December 31st 23:59 CET. The 2 lucky winners will be announced the first week of 2014.

Good luck!

Update January 9th: The winners are Rodica Luntraru (Romania) and Andreea Seferian (France). Congratulations!


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International front row says thanx to Gyllene Tider

19 concerts in 18 cities all around Sweden, 29 songs played live, 5 unstoppable, energetic guys on and approximately 260 000 loud fans off stage from at least 25 countries* practicing their Swedish, a great management, a fab crew, an adorable support act, a top class security team, a working number system, hundreds of hours waiting in front of venues and tons of happy faces. But who cares about numbers (– I mean in general)? We have uncountable wonderful memories from this tour!

As you all know it from the beginning, the front row on all concerts was quite international. Some fans travelled to Sweden to see only 1 show, others attended more gigs and there were even hardcores (e.g. Sandra Knospe and Liv Lindgren) who went to see GT on all concerts.

I tried to contact as many front row fans as I could and asked them to share their thoughts / feelings regarding the tour in 2-3 sentences (it wasn’t too easy to squeeze everything in, I know), as well as photos of themselves from the tour. I couldn’t reach everyone, but I bet these words below and those happy faces in the video represent all GT fans’ thoughts and happiness.

Per, Micke, Göran, Anders & Mats, tack för en helt fantastisk, jävligt bra turné! Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej. Det blev mycket bättre! We hope to see you together on stage again – next time sooner, not 9 years later… 😉 (Think about a release party for the live DVD with a “rarities” concert mentioned in the Micke Syd interview.)

Take this video, as well as the fans’ words as a HUGE THANK YOU for the tour!

 

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Argentina

Cecilia Vazquez: ”It was very special. I´m listening to GT since I was 13 and I never thought to see them live. Suddenly, it was my birthday (turned 34), I was in Halmstad and GT were in front of me playing the songs I’ve been listening to for years. I was crying for 15 minutes, since they played Kung av sand, hahahaha. I never expected that kind of power on stage, they are terrific! And one more time, I met a lot of friends. I think one of the best part to be a fan is enjoying the music that I love and having fun with friends at the same time.”

Cristian Dario Brizuela: ”It was great travelling so far and enjoy your music. Thank you for making my life so happy! I hope to be present at the next tour!!! GT thanks & thanks for being so kind, Åsa!!!”

Emilio Gimenez Bahl: ”The tour was another dream come true. The most important was to show my daughters they exist and are real, not just a video on my TV. I’m thankful because they (5 and 8 years old) experienced for the first time the music I’ve been listening to unconditionally for the last 18 years. An Argentinian that moved to Gothenburg in 2011.”

Gerardo Contijoch: ”Seeing GT live is one of the most amazing experiences I had in my life. If anything could top it, it certainly would be another GT tour! You can never go wrong with GT!”

German Divonis (Benke): ”Got the possibility to travel to see GT live for me was a dream come true. I’ve been waiting for that since 20 years ago (the very first time I listened to GT was in ’93). I’ve got a wife and kids and it was so hard for me to travel alone. But Gyllene Tider fulfilled all my expectations!”

Jorge Daniel Diaz: ”I finally had a chance to enjoy GT live! It was amazing sharing it with many friends in the front row, where you can feel their power. Also, I must congratulate the fans who organized the number system, that’s GREAT!”

Lionel Zeta & Brenda Donatti: ”We just wanna say THANK U so much for a fantastic tour! It was amazing! Only 5 shows for us (we would have liked to do the whole tour), but we had a blast! Ullevi will always be in our heart. Thanx for the m&g and for every single moment.”

Maria Francovig Valero: ”Sitting right here at the airport, there’s a collection of images of the wonderful times I have spent this summer! Seeing Gyllene Tider live had always been a dream for me, and now that it finally happened l must admit that you guys topped all I’ve ever dreamt of! I believe we were all sharing the same energy and that was what made this sommartider so special! All I know is I’m up for another magical summer… hopefully soon! Thank you Per, Göran, Anders, MP and Micke for these outstanding and magical summer nights! GT för alltid!!!”

Paula Cafiero Högström: ”4 concerts this time for me! With old friends from near and far, with new nice ppl who may become friends soon…, with my husband!!! And even with my kids for the first time! With an amazing Swedish summer that has been longed for a couple of years now… There are no words that can fulfill what I feel! Memories for life now in my luggage! I feel thankful, grateful, lucky and blessed! It’s so nice to have been part of this! DEEP THANKS GT! (Paula from Argentina but living in Malmö!)”

Sebastián Baioni: ”I’ve been at 4 concerts and this is the end of my holidays, but I can’t be sad. I had more than I expected and a lot of fun with friends who are as crazy as me, enjoying good music, good company and visiting amazing places.”

Silvana Gilarski: ”I love GT from the first moment I heard them! It was really touching to be there, my dream came true! From the bottom of my heart I wanna say thanks for this great tour and for making me so happy! Don’t ever stop!!!”

 

Australia

Celestte Williams: ”Before I left Australia I never imagined I was going to have such an unforgettable & awesome tour. I WAS WRONG!!! All 14 concerts were energetic, fun, and the entire band was impeccable. Sluta inte sjunga på refrängen nu…..”

Daniel Rezmann: ”The tour for me was a fantastic opportunity to see some of my favorite music performed live and being able to meet most of the band along the way. It was a wonderful opportunity to see a beautiful country, many parts of which I would never have seen were it not for the tour. And finally, it was great to catch up with some friends met on past adventures, in particular a special German girl.”

 

Austria

Karin Lessjak: ”It was my first GT-concert ever! Although I´m not such a crazy GT-fan (like in case of Roxette or Marie) it was really something very special! First of all it´s always so great to meet all the people you can´t see the whole year because of distance… And the other reason is something very special: I have never seen Per on stage like this! So cool! So happy! When Marie is on stage you see that she is always “the star”. So for me it looks like he enjoyed to be “the star” on stage.”

Michaela Gerhardt: ”Det har varit så jättetrevligt och kul att se er på scenen igen i Halmstad. Och ni var jättebra förstås! Kram, Michi”

 

Belgium

Ann De Vos: ”The one thing I like most of the GT-concerts is the positive mood/vibe all around, which is so what I need personally in my life right now, so definitely perfect timing. Thank you for sharing your music and happiness and keep on rocking!”

 

Brazil

Flavia Rocha: ”It all started in 1997, when I bought Halmstads Pärlor during my first time in Sweden. In 2013, a big dream came true: watching Gyllene Tider’s concert in Halmstad, where they began. TWICE! Unbelievable two front rows made this Brazilian girl cry with pure joy! TACK SÅ MYCKET!”

 

Canada

Katy Phillips: ”Having the opportunity to travel to Sweden and join you for part of a Gyllene Tider tour was a 17-year-old dream that finally came true. You guys were amazing! Tack för allt!”

 

Germany

Alexandra Neitzel, Jenni Kessler, Christina Dercks: ”Vi hoppade, vi sjöng, vi firade… och så finns det alltid en möjlighet att headbanga till Gyllene Tider. Det var underbart att sjunga på svenska igen. We had the time of our lives – how about you?”

Astrid Lenhard: ”I wanted to experience what the real “sommartider”- feeling is about, so I booked a ticket for the Stockholm-concert. I never expected that I will join a Gyllene Tider-show in the front row, but I did and it was unique & awesome!!!”

Chrissie Roehrs: ”This was one of the best summers I had for a longer time, also because the atmosphere among us fans was so great. My memories of this summer will be filled with sunshine, fun, friendship, a special rosé wine and 5 great concerts. Tack för att ni finns!”

Claudia Bastian: ”Gyllene Sommaren – I will forever remember this magical time for the wonderful sunshine, blue sky, nice people waiting in line happily displaying a number written on their hand (a system boldly tried by the best security guy and his team – and it worked out!!! So their presence will be demanded for any future project no matter when and where on this planet), exploring a bit more one of the nicest countries in the world made perfect by seeing five Golden Boys playing ten out-of-the-world gigs with songs that have become “summer” in the soundtrack of my life. TACK SÅ MYCKET for an unbelievable summer (once again) and let’s do the hattrick: play Ullevi three times in your lifetime!!!”

Gaby Hildebrandt: ”What a summer! Awesome 7 front row shows are over, I never jumped as hard as this year! Thanx GT for many great party nights, time for little chats, meeting beloved friends from all over the world again, lots of wine and more than a week of lost voice afterwards! Wanna do it again!!! NOW!”

Ivan Kelava: ”Ingen sommar utan Gessle!!! You already made me happy with this EXCELLENT new album! And now with this fantastic tour! Thanks for your music and those great great gigs! Cheers to you!”

Marta Nowicka: ”It was my first GT-concert and my first time in Stockholm. It was just great!!! I love when my dreams come true.”

Nina Wolfframm: ”As we did not have a single drop of rain at the shows I can definitely say: ni sprider solsken överallt! Thanks for the summer of my life!”

Patricia Bienko: ”Enjoying some GT-concerts in beautiful Sweden was (once again) a mind-blowing experience. Thanks for some unforgettable moments and please don’t ever stop!!!”

Sandra Knospe: ”Who would have thought that 5 1/2 weeks of summer vacation and touring can go by that fast? But time is running when you have so much fun. This was without a doubt the most wonderful summer I have ever had. Great concerts, great fun with friends and Sweden showed its best side regarding the weather, too. Truly a Gyllene Sommar. Thanks to Micke, Anders, Göran, MP and Per for 19 fantastic concerts and thanks to all others (friends and fans, Christoffer, Sven L., Linnea & band, the crew, Show Security Sweden and all other companies involved) who turned this summer into an everlasting great adventure. I could do that for the rest of my life, so please never stop touring once in a while!!!”

Tanja Overrath: ”Thanks for 3 wonderful concerts! Keep on rocking, för det är INTE dags att tänka på refrängen!”

 

Hungary

Ági Reichardt: ”This tour was the best ever experience in my life. Being the part of the front row in Ullevi and singing “När alla vännerna gått hem” with Marie Fredriksson was unforgettable. So thank you GT!”

Gyöngyvér Simon: ”This summer for me was briefly the best summer with the best music by the best band with the best fans. Tack så mycket #gtsommar!”

Patrícia Peres (RXB Team): ”I’ve been waiting for 19 years to see Gyllene Tider live and it was all worth it, as I had the July of my life with 7 incredibly fantastic, magical & unforgettable gigs! Per Håkan, Harplinge Ringo, DJ Fritzon, Anders och MP, det är NI som får jorden att gå runt! Glöm inte att det är inte dags att tänka på refrängen!”

 

Italy

Valeria Felluca: ”Being a Roxette fan, I was really curious to see Per on stage with his band Gyllene Tider, in a different environment, in his country and singing in his language, so basically in his world. Well, I was not disappointed at all by these guys! Super concerts in Göteborg and Malmö, great energy and high level performances! Then, thanks to GT, I spent a really special birthday in Göteborg on July 12th. Ullevi stadium turned into a magic place and Marie’s presence made that night perfect, oh what a gift! So thankful for those moments.”

 

Lithuania

Auryte Cekuolyte: ”Per, Micke, Anders, MP och Göran, thank you for making this July hotter for me, thank you for the memories which will make autumn and winter a lot easier to overcome!”

 

Peru

Diana Morales: ”Gyllene Tider, thanks for making me feel so special. I will miss you so much. See you later!”

Kemerly Grau: ”I have been waiting to attend my first GT concert for 18 years!!! Halmstad gig was out of this world. Great energy and passion on the stage! You are so very kind and reachable to the fans and it meant a lot! Peru loves you!”

 

Poland

Basia Konarzewska: ”I expected a cool summer with friends and some good music in Sweden, but all the things happening in “Juni, Juli, Augusti” were just unbelievable. Kick off (secret) start in Leif’s Lounge, 7 great gigs and the the final show as the cherry on the top of the GT cake. Hope we don’t have to wait for the next tour till the next decade!”

Monika Nowak: ”I attended 2 great gigs. It was the first time I saw GT live and now I have unforgettable memories for the rest of my life. That was a great experience.”

Patrycja Gajewska: ”Visual effects on the screens charmed me. I think it was an excellent idea and fantastically completed the show. Combined with the energy flow from the stage I got a huge dose of positive emotions that are still with me.”

Tomasz Wysocki (RXB Team): ”Sweden is a very important part of my Polish life and it couldn’t be different with the current GT tour. Amazing experience, though only-golden-hits-concert is not something I’m a big fan of (more pearls, please). Thanks guys for making my summer even brighter, lighter and smarter. Don’t let me wait for the new tour next 9 years!!!”

 

Spain

Álex Usero: ”The Gyllene Tider concerts really make you feel sommar energy. Thanks to the band, security people and queue organizers… and last but not least: my magic international front-row new and old friends. You made it!”

Estanislao: ”Gigs full of energy, the band having as much fun as we do, sunny weather, sharing all this with old and new friends, best organization ever at the entrances, etc. What else can we wish for? Just one thing: do not make us wait that long for the next GT tour! Thanks guys for an amazing summer!”

Judith S (RXB Team; living in Austria): ”I’m glad that I had the chance to see this great band live once again. Gyllene Tider rocked big time! And it’s been great to meet new and old friends, we’ll share the laughs and happy memories forever. Thank you for the nananas, riffs, beats and Farfisa.”

Mariana Gumuzio: ”I don’t know how to describe this tour, but if there’s something that I haven’t been able to lose since my last concert in Ö-vik is the big smile on my face. So if I have to say something about this tour it’s the smiles, fun and great moments that we did all share together during the queues, shows and doing tourism around Sweden. It’s been 7 incredible shows that I won’t ever forget.”

Ricardo Acosta Hernandez: ”A very kind Swedish old lady told me yesterday: “Their songs bring me back to my youth summer days, and still today the parents are showing GT’s music to their children, so now the old and new generations have come together in the concerts, and this tradition keeps growing on!” It was a pleasure for me to join and be a little part of this beautiful feeling that Gyllene Tider means in Sweden, and hope you don’t mind if I proudly say that this summer, we the international front row became Swedes! Lots of love!”

Rosa Planas Bonet: ”This tour will always be in my heart because it was the very first time we the international fans got along each other with no fighting. The whole tour had a very good atmosphere.”

Tamara Montes: ”Enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Stockholm gig, singing along all these familiar tunes. Not only the show made my day, but also meeting up again with my international crazy bunch that I hadn’t seen since the Neverending Tour. I thank there was no need to run because we are not 20 anymore!!! Next goal: make Per to wear one of our wigs.”

 

Sweden

Angelica Stålnacke: ”This tour means a lot to me. I was only 12 years when I was with my mom at GT25. So finally I got to experience this tour, like the fan I am to Per. No voice, pain in the body, and with tears in my eyes. Everything’s worth for Per, thank you for everything you give us. I love you!”

Anja Hoppe: ”Att jag bor i Sverige och överhuvudtaget pratar svenska idag är till stor del tack vare er musik som jag (16 och Roxettefan som jag var) upptäckte i samband med comebacken 1995 och älskade från första början. 1996 var jag på semester i Sverige med familjen, men kunde inte gå på den enda logistiskt möjliga konserten då (Malmö) eftersom den var slutsåld. Men precis som 2004 fick jag möjligheten att se er i bl.a. Malmö den här gången, uppleva den underbara musiken, spelglädjen, festen tillsammans med många underbara människor som jag inte heller hade lärt känna om Roxette eller Gyllene Tider inte hade funnits – TACK!”

Åsa Florholm: ”Det var som vanligt underbart att se er. Hoppas att det blir fler turnéer! Tack!”

Christel Johansson: ”Jag har långt ifrån sett alla konserter på denna turnén, men de tre jag har upplevt från första raden har alla varit magiska på sina sätt. Micke Syds Local Fanclub tackar särskilt för trumpinnen som numera har en hedersplats i bokhyllan. Tack, och på återseende!!!”

Eliza Roszkowska Öberg: ”Kära Gyllene Tider, jag vill tacka er för att ni finns och ger oss så mycket glädje och energi! Varje konsert (14 under denna sommar för min del) har varit en underbar upplevelse. A big “Thank you!” to all of you that I could share this summer with, who danced, clapped hands and sang along and made the concerts even better!”

Erik Johansson: ”Gyllene Tider 2013 måste vara det tajtaste svenska bandet genom tiderna. Den energi och spelglädje som bandet utstrålar tar sig rakt in i hjärtat och man lämnas med ett leende av hur löjligt fenomenalt det är.”

Liv Lindgren: ”Jag har svårt att med ord beskriva hur det känns att få uppleva mitt livs stora idoler leverera en otroligt fantastisk och underbar turné. Känslostormar av lycka, glädje och eufori lämnar mig rörd och berörd. GT stort tack för den bästa sommaren i mitt liv!”

 

Switzerland

Cathérine Frei: ”Some time ago, a wise fan stated on “Roxette Official” that Roxette is tattooed in her heart. That’s exactly how I feel about my Swedish summer 2013. All the indescribably beautiful moments at and also alongside the concerts are a fixed part of me now and will be so for the rest of my life.”

Christine Kuehne: ”2013 has been quite an eventful year so far, therefore the GT-tour was a welcomed distraction. And sure enough, the energy of the band, as well as the simple, fun songs made me see the positive aspects of life again. Winning the meet & greet in Stockholm was just the icing on the cake.”

Karin Rubischung: ”Beautiful Stockholm… an amazing and awesome Gyllene Tider concert with Per at his best… and sharing those unforgettable moments with dear friends… I will keep these wonderful moments in my heart forever!”

 

UK

Mandy Sedgwick: ”There are two things that will be forever etched into my memory about the summer of 2013… Firstly a Brit finally won Wimbledon!!! And secondly the two amazing GT gigs I was lucky enough to experience at both Leifs Lounge and the Tele2 Arena. The band’s performance and energy on stage at both gigs was like nothing I’d ever seen or felt before, you absolutely blew me away. A huge THANK YOU for leaving with me such awesome everlasting memories guys! ”

 

Uruguay

Cristina Ferreira: ”Thanx for all the joy, smiles and good vibes you gave us from the stage. I will treasure them forever, you are the best.”

M Jo Majo: ”I felt 13 again jumping and screaming ‘in the crowd in the front row’. Thanx for a wonderful, unforgettable experience.”

 

USA

John Ashfield: ”Seeing Gyllene Tider in Sweden was one of the most memorable concert experiences I’ve ever had. After watching DVDs and listening to the records, it was so great to hear that stuff played live! Meeting the band, well, that was unexpected and a blast. In fact I’ve never met a band/act that had such a nice and thoughtful crew/team and other fans. People from the record label, and the management were all so cool, the swedish fans and the international fans, all so awesome.”

 

 

Thanx for your cooperation and for being so fast, guys and girls! See you next time!

 

*260 000 fans from the above 18 countries + Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Netherlands, Finland, Bulgaria, Mexico

 

Gyllene Tider ROCKED Tele2 Arena – front row report

This is how I summarized Gyllene Tider’s Ullevi concert about 2 weeks ago: P-U-R-E A-W-E-S-O-M-E-N-E-S-S!  Multiply it by at least 5 and you get to know how Stockholm gig was! I doubted that Ullevi can be topped, but these 5 guys made it! Incredible energy from the very first second of the show till the very end that made everyone sweat on and off stage. It was the best concert I’ve seen during the tour, no question. Per was bouncing around all the time with a smile from ear to ear, MP was also smiling during the whole gig and did a great show, DJ Fritzon was in supertop shape, Anders was simply fantastic and Micke Syd’s acting with the crowd and the cameras was just awesome. There were more cameras this time, so most probably there is much more material from this show than from any other. Fingers crossed for a decent DVD.

 

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© Patrícia Peres

 

Tele2 Arena in Stockholm is a new venue. Actually, it’s not completely ready yet, but Gyllene Tider’s gig was the first musical event organized in it. It was planned to be an open air concert, but the roof was closed. Maybe because of the short, but heavy rain in the afternoon. It was quite strange – Sommartider in an arena with a closed roof…, huh? Anyway, the 5 energy bombs on stage rocked it big time.

Sound of the arena surely needs to be improved, though, as the echo was frustrating. It was good when the crowd was singing along, but a bit annoying when Per was singing. Fortunately, there was less echo in the front. 1/3 of the arena was closed and the stage was set up on the shorter side of the venue. Approximately 23000 fans attended the show.

As Per said in the TDR interview, Marie didn’t appear on stage this time and there was no other surprise either. But who needs any surprises when you get to attend a gig like this??? Amazing!

 

 Setlist

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
2. Juni, juli, augusti
3. Det hjärta som brinner
4. På jakt efter liv
5. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman
6. Man blir yr
7. Marie i växeln
8. Min tjej och jag
9. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
10. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
11. Kung av sand
12. Flickorna på TV2
13. (Hon vill ha) Puls
14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Billy
19. Det är över nu
20. När vi två blir en
21. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

22. Sommartider
23. Dags att tänka på refrängen
24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

I can’t believe that this is my last report of the concerts I was attending. I had a fantastic Swedish summer and 7 unforgettable gigs. Det är över nu for me, but the rest of the tour will surely be filled with a lot of energy. I wish all of you who are still on tour to enjoy it to the full. The Fab Five deserve all attention, sing-along, clapping, shouting, jumping and waving and even more!

As this was my last concert, I’d like to highlight again the great job the security team is doing at each gig during this tour. Hats off to Show Security Sweden! Go to other countries and show them how to do it! Thanx for all your support so far and during the rest of the tour.

 

 

#gtsommar #7 Gyllene Tider in Linköping – front row report

As I already wrote it in my Ullevi report, it will be hard to top that concert and the best gig so far is still Gothenburg for me, but the guys were in perfect shape and they had the same energy on stage in Linköping. The sound was very good and enjoyable this time, too. Front row had a great party and the whole crowd had some fantastic reactions. Sing-along parts were looooud! 😉

”Linköping tjejer” also had a great time for sure and could see the hot outfit of Anders – just like on earlier gigs, where the weather was too warm.

 

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Anders before & after

 

By the way, it seems that the Gyllene Tider curtain has ended its career. It added a lot to the beginning of the show during the first 3 gigs, but most probably, it’s impossible to be removed quick enough from the stage or it’s because of the windy weather. So the Fab Five are just entering the stage from the 2 sides. Anyway, it’s still an awesome feeling when they appear.

 

The setlist was the same as in Ullevi, but unfortunately, Marie didn’t join them for the closing song this time. I do hope that Arabiska nätter will be back on one of the future gigs.

 

Setlist

Intro: cartoonsetlist_GT_20130717_Linkoping

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

2. Skicka ett vykort, älskling

3. Juni, juli, augusti

4. Det hjärta som brinner

5. På jakt efter liv

6. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman

7. Man blir yr

8. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

9. Min tjej och jag

10. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång

11. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)

12. Kung av sand

13. Flickorna på TV2

14. (Hon vill ha) Puls

15. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

16. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

17. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

18. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

19. Billy

20. Det är över nu

21. När vi två blir en

22. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

23. Sommartider

24. Dags att tänka på refrängen

25. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

 

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Per during När alla vännerna gått hem

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Goodbye for tonight. Gyllene Tider at the end of the show

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

 

Gyllene Tider’s hot gig at Leifs Lounge

Today 750 lucky fans attended Gyllene Tider’s concert at Hotel Tylösand. The ”secret” gig was confirmed on 11th June and the concert menus at Leifs Terrace were announced at the same time. All the menus were sold out in an hour. The menu was:

Skaldjurscocktail med jordärtskocka och sparris (Seafood cocktail with Jerusalem artichoke and asparagus)

Grillade entrecote med örtaioli samt potatis och grönsakssandwich (Grilled entrecote with herb aioli, potato and vegetable sandwich)

Crema Barcelona

 

Normal concert tickets went on sale at 17:00 CET on 17th June. They were not sold out that day, but the interest in them was big all around the world, so it was possible even for foreign fans to buy tix.

There were fans who started queueing at about midnight! Hotel manager and staff were very nice, fans got some sweets and coffee while waiting.

Per Gessle & Co. arrived to Hotel Tylösand at about 16:00. Soundcheck started at 17:00 and lasted for less than an hour.

BoJo made it happen: the doors opened at 18:30 for those very few fans who had been waiting there all day and of course, they all made it to the international front row in cosy Leifs Lounge. Entering the venue was very calm: no running, no fuss about it, just walking in patiently.

Seeing those many pics and videos online and reading those fans’ posts on FB who attended the gig, the Fab Five was in top shape tonight and they sounded awesome. Anders Nunstedt from Expressen was in the crowd, too. He had a great (not fantastic, but great, which is still fantastic from him 😉 ) time, as he gave 4 out of 5 for the gig in his review. He probably enjoyed ”Det hjärta som brinner” and ”(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet” the most, as he shared short videos of these songs on Instagram. 🙂 Check our Facebook site for the links.

As Per informed Expressen, GT was digging deep into their archives for this gig and also performed some songs they won’t play later on tour. The setlist consisted of 17 songs including 2 encores. Let’s see which of these they will leave out. ”Arabiska nätter” – which, according to Hallandsposten they haven’t played live since April, 1980 – we probably won’t hear live again. Such a pity, but hey, huge thanx to Mandy Sedgwick, you can watch it online here. 😉

 

Setlist:

1. Arabiska nätter

2. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän

3. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

4. Juni, juli, augusti

5. Det hjärta som brinner

6. Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera)

7. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

8. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

9. Gå & fiska!

10. (Hon vill ha) Puls

11. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

12. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

EXTRA 1

13. Flickorna på TV2

14. Vill ha ett svar!

15. När vi två blir en

EXTRA 2

16. Sommartider

17. Tylö Sun

 

 

Gyllene Tider Leifs Lounge setlist 20130626  Pers setlist and plecs

The standard setlist                                                               Per’s setlist and some hot plecs

© Basia Konarzewska

 

Huge thanx for sharing so much info and stuff, Basia Konarzewska and letting us to be part of it this way. You’re such a good reporter. 😉

 

And now? Bring on 5th July!!!

 

Articles:

Hallandsposten

Aftonbladet

Expressen 1    Expressen 2

TV4

 

 

 

Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today

SVT1 broadcasted a 55-minute-long Gyllene Tider nostalgia trip at 22:00 CET on 6th June. The documentary – Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today – was teased as you can watch Parkliv (1981) ”together” with the guys and it indeed felt like watching the old docu together with them. They were sitting in a studio and while they were chatting with each other and with Annika Jankell, Parkliv was on in the background. They were watching it on a screen in the studio and it also appeared in the corner of the TV to make it possible for all viewers watching it at the same time. Unfortunately, the documentary is only available in Sweden. Click here for watching it.

 

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The whole docu is very cosy. Everyone is chatting, drinking water or wine, eating crackers and laughing a lot. The guys are joking with each other about how they looked like back in 1981, how Per was singing, how Micke Syd was playing the drums, etc. They are humming some tunes and playing air guitar and air drums while watching Parkliv. The make-up girl comes in every now and then and is adjusting make-ups (not only Per’s).

 

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The guys are telling anecdotes like the story of Per saying the phone number of Micke Syd’s mother’s hair salon in Parkliv (where there is a long beep), but girls read Per’s lips, so they were calling the saloon all the time and drove Micke Syd’s mother crazy with that.

Looking at the 1981 crowd Micke Syd is inviting you, guys and girls, who can see yourselves in Parkliv to post them a photo on Gyllene Tider’s Facebook site.

Annika is also trying to make a comparison between the girls falling for Gyllene Tider and the ones falling for e.g. One Direction or Justin Bieber. Interesting topic, but c’mon! Where will these latter boys be in 30 years…? 😉

 

GT_Parkliv_idag_03

 

© All screenshots are from the documentary

“Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today” is broadcasted again at 13:55 CET and 01:05 CET, 9th June on SVT1.

 

Thanx for the cooperation to Celestte Williams.

 

Eurovision with Dea Norberg and Magnus Börjeson

I have to realize it every year that Eurovision song contest is not for me. This year I hoped it was going to be a bit different, since it was organized by Sweden (last year’s winner: Loreen – Euphoria). Well, it didn’t make much difference.

Malta’s performance was starting with an ukulele, a bit like Gyllene Tider’s Tuffa tider, but it turned out very soon that Gianluca’s song (”Tomorrow”) has nothing to do with GT. (You can check it here.)

Dea Norberg is a real veteran Eurovision back-up singer, as this was her ninth time providing back-up vocals. This year she was supporting Robin, Sweden’s contestant (”You”). Here you can watch how it went. Some days ago a video with Robin’s back-up singers appeared on YouTube and in the short interview Dea even says hi (at 1:55) to all Roxers out there.

 

eurovision-2013-malmo-logo-400  Dea_Norberg_Eurovision_2013_back-up_to_Robin

 

During the pre-show we could see another important person of the Rox gang, Magnus Börjeson. He appeared there with Six Drummers, doing a fantastic cover version of Robin’s ”You”. You can check their act here, at 21:35. Without no doubt, this was the best and most unique performance to me during the whole show last night. 😉

The winner of Eurovision 2013 is by the way Denmark, Emmelie de Forest with ”Only Teardrops”.

 

 

Gyllene Tider press conference 18th April, 2013

We already informed you about some rumours regarding Gyllene Tider changing the venue in Gothenburg. Today, on a press conference it has been confirmed: GT rocks Ullevi on 12th July! Woohoo! 🙂

Slottsskogensvallen was already sold out (20,000 tickets) and Per said they don’t know if Ullevi will be sold out as well, but it doesn’t matter, the gig will be magical anyway. Micke Syd thinks it’s fantastic that they get the chance to do something they never thought would happen again.

The broadcast’s sound was too bad at the beginning but it got better and better and then ended soon. You can watch it here.

 

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Fingers crossed for a sold out Ullevi, however, we will have fun anyway! 😉

Tickets purchased to Slottsskogsvallen are valid for Ullevi, tickets for Ullevi will be released on April 23 at 09:00 CET. If you have a standing ticket to Slottsskogsvallen, but you want to have a seat instead in Ullevi, there is an opportunity to change your ticket between Friday, April 19, 9:00 CET and Monday, April 22, 18:00 CET. To change the ticket call Ticnet at this number: 077-170 70 70.

 

Tour plan:

  • 5 July  Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen – sold out
  • 7 July  Lysekil, Gullmarsvallen
  • 10 July  Helsingborg, Sofiero Slott – sold out
  • 12 July  Göteborg, Ullevi – NEW VENUE
  • 13 July  Malmö, Stadion
  • 15 July  Ronneby, Ronneby Brunn
  • 17 July  Linköping, Stångebrofältet
  • 19 July  Karlstad, Mariebergsskogen
  • 20 July  Leksand, Hembygdsgårdarna
  • 21 July  Örebro, Brunnsparken
  • 24 July  Kalmar, Fredriksskans
  • 26 July  Jönköping, Elmiafältet
  • 27 July  Stockholm, Tele2 Arena
  • 31 July  Gävle, Gasklockorna
  • 2 August  Sundsvall, Konsertfest – Norrporten Arena *
  • 3 August  Örnsköldsvik, Strandparken
  • 7 August Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen – EXTRA concert
  • 9 August  Skövde, Karstorps Fritidsområde
  • 10 August  Eskilstuna, Sundbyholms Slott

 

Articles:

Göteborgs-Posten

Hallandsposten

Hallands Nyheter

metro.se

Helsingborgs Dagblad

SvD

sverigesradio.se      sverigesradio.se 2            sverigesradio.se 3

Aftonbladet

svt.se

Expressen

Expressen TV

tre14 TV

tv4

 

 

Gyllene Tider hope for Ullevi

Göteborgs-Posten informs that there is a good chance to move Gyllene Tider’s gig from Slottsskogsvallen to Ullevi in Gothenburg. GT’s Ullevi gig in 2004 was sold out in 3 hours and 58 977 people attended the concert. Can they repeat that success? Well, Live Nation has booked Ullevi for 12th July, just in case. If more than 20,000 tickets are sold for Slottsskogsvallen, then the concert is moved. Live Nation confirmed on Gyllene Tider’s press day on Wednesday that  and everyone is hoping for moving the gig to Gothenburg’s well-known stadium.

The new album “Dags att tänka på refrängen” is released on 24th April, so there is still enough time for it to become a huge success, which turns into even more promising ticket sales.

So far ”only” 2 gigs are sold out – according to ticnet.se – Halmstad, 5th July and Helsingborg, 10th July.

 

I think all of the fans would agree with me: We hope for Ullevi, too!!!

 

 

 

Roxette at SnowpenAir – a Swiss Roxer’s diary

You could already read and hear about those 3 hardcore Swiss Roxers – Cathérine, Karin and Jörg – who were lucky enough to enjoy Roxette’s soundcheck on 5th April and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime ROXperience last weekend. If you don’t know who they are, watch the soundcheck video (“HDYD soundcheck. Snowpenair….”) Per shared on Roxette Official, Facebook on 7th April. They are the ones who are jumping the most in the “crowd”. 😉

One of the 3 lucky fans – Cathérine Frei – has written her “diary”, which I thought is worth being shared with you to make it possible being part of the happenings via her stories. Here it comes. (Beware, it’s hardcore! 😉 )

 

ALMOST UNREAL – A Roxette fairy tale in the Swiss Alps

What a fantastic, out of this world weekend trip! Words can hardly describe the experiences and feelings we had during those two days. One thing is for sure: Moments of such happiness make the world go round in everybody’s lives. For those among you who like Roxette fan stories, I have tried to sum up the vastness of all my impressions of those two days in early April 2013.

Day 1: Train ride and rehearsal

“Luck” is the first word that comes into my mind when I think of the experiences of the day prior to the concert. Extreme luck made one of the most awesome moments in my life as a diehard Roxette fan possible. Why had my two friends Karin and Jörg and me decided to stay in Grindelwald? I have no idea, it was more or less a random, and a very LUCKY decision to stay there and not in one of the other surrounding villages. We travelled there quite early, a plan of which I actually was not too fond of, but LUCKILY Jörg wanted to do that. If we had ridden up later, the opportunity would have gone. When we arrived there, LUCKILY Karin checked Facebook on her iPhone and saw Per’s post about their sound-check plans. So we quickly ran to the train station in order to hurry up to Kleine Scheidegg! LUCKILY, the whole gang was there, waiting for the next train. So, we experienced a train-joyride with Roxette. Up at the mountain, we placed ourselves just outside of the railway station, where you have the overview of the venue and the stage. We observed how the gang slipped down to the stage, which looked funny but stylish. Put ‘em on, put the big boots on? Forget it! Except Christoffer, they were all wearing light summer shoes. As an exception, I am merciful and defend Per with his own words: They are from the South of Sweden, they are not used to this. Check the respective video on Roxette Official if you want to hear this perfect excuse from the man himself.

They started rehearsing with Dressed For Success, and we were singing, jumping and clapping up there, at the mentioned place. Surprisingly, the festival ground was accessible, but decent as we are (supposed to be), we did not dare to go down, closer to the stage. We feared maybe they would feel disturbed by us. A bit later, a few skiers and two other spectators were sliding down and stopped a few meters in front of the stage. Bojo was around and tolerated it, therefore we had the impression it was alright to go down. Nothing could stop us anymore and we literally jumped down that snowy ground, while we were singing and shouting. We all must have looked extremely silly. The three of us celebrated Roxette’s sound-check, which was actually an entire rehearsal, just a few meters away from the stage, jumping, dancing, singing, going crazy. It was unbelievable. And it was reassuring to see Bojo’s grin in his face when he watched us, so we knew that what we did was fine for them. As they rehearsed for almost an hour with actually no real breaks in between the songs, it almost felt like a small concert without a crowd but with tons of space for jumping and dancing in the snow. I thought I was dreaming, it felt like everything was surreal. Here are three funny or interesting details of this rehearsal:

«  Per once said “thank you”, but we could not figure out if it was out of sheer routine or if it was directed to us. I assume the first mentioned is the case 😉

«  Before Perfect Day, Marie said: “This is a test (for) Perfect Day”. It sounded a bit as if she wanted to say that she’s not fully convinced that it will work out fine. With no reason – she sang it like a goddess.

«  The rehearsal ended quite abruptly with the transition between How Do You Do and Dangerous, of which we were not so sure if it worked properly or not. Maybe that was the official rehearsal version 😉

Later, we took the Roxette-Express back to Grindelwald again. On that evening, we were completely over the moon and floating through space.

 

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  ©Karin Rubischung            Snowy soundcheck, 5th April, 2013

 

Day 2: Concert

We could not act any different than taking the first train up to Kleine Scheidegg, arriving at 8.00 am, what enabled us to capture the pole position at the ground entrance. Of course it was cold, but we were not freezing, so it was much more pleasant than expected. At the time of entrance, also known as the heart-attack moment, we fortunately managed to run down the snowy ground to the stage fast enough to position ourselves exactly where we wanted, “front-row middle-left”. I am very pleased to say that I also enjoyed two of the other acts, which played before Roxette. Hanery Amman, a Swiss rock and blues singer / songwriter / piano-player veteran, was really entertaining and his music was spreading good mood and a warm, lively atmosphere. One Republic was strong as well, I liked their performance, they seem to be versatile and talented musicians.

Then it was time for our darlings to hit the stage! I stop narrating in the chronological style at this point of my text, since everything that would follow now would be a repetition of hundreds of other Roxette concert stories. I guess my writing skills are not sophisticated enough for inventing new ways to describe the enthusiasm that every diehard fan knows very well. Therefore, let me just stress one thing in particular: It was more than obvious that Marie, Per and the whole band were extremely excited to play together again. Sheer joy, fun and happiness were visible in all their faces throughout the entire gig. Per was smiling and radiating like the sun. Same with Marie, her smile was breath-taking. After Perfect Day, she was very moved, fighting with tears. The atmosphere on stage led to a great magic between the band and the audience, so that also the less dedicated fans and other visitors were evidently simply captivated. As far as I could judge it from the front-row, the main part of the audience sang along very loudly and fervently. It was noticeable that Marie, Per and the band absolutely loved this moment, on that stage, at that snowy gig, here in beautiful but foggy Switzerland. But it is clear: There is only one sun in our solar system, and this sun had to be Roxette in this moment.

Cathérine Frei, Zurich, April 8th, 2013

 

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  ©Karin Rubischung                   SnowpenAir gig, 6th April, 2013

 

 

Roxette rocked SnowpenAir

Roxette arrived to Switzerland on 5th April and went to the venue in the afternoon. Some VERY lucky fans had a chance to hear and see the soundcheck. Even Per stated it on Facebook:

Wow! We love this place. Had a great soundcheck in front of serious winter lovers/Rox fans and it all felt like the tour was still going on. More to come tomorrow.

Fans reported that Roxette were in top shape like there was no break. Per had the same opinion:

The band looks like they just came back from Mexico last year!

 

Those serious winter lover Roxers were already there at the venue early this morning, to be able to reach the front row and they made it! SnowpenAir was reported to be sold out: 9000 tickets. First there was MC Juli, Hanery Amman, then came OneRepublic at 13:30. At 15:30  Roxette hit the stage.

We hoped for a certain coat to appear on this gig and when our RXB team mate Kirsten wrote a Facebook status after the show started: ”MaTaH coat!!!”, we all were very happy. We asked her about Per’s outfit, too and then let her enjoy the show. 😉

The gig lasted for about 1.5 hour. Roxers say it was an amazing, awesome, fantastic show, so fans had a blast! According to the photos we’ve seen so far and Per’s post, Roxette had a blast, too and they looked HOT HOT HOT!

Thanx for a fab afternoon delight by the ski slopes here in Switzerland. Wonderful reception, and Hey! This band works like clockwork!! First gig in six months, only less than an hour soundcheck yesterday and and almost everything works. Amazing + purrfect. Thanx everyone for your support, always nice to see familiar faces in the first rows!
Cheers + see ya next time! /P&M

 

Marie_Snowpenair  Per_Snowpenair

Photos by M. Lopez
http://liveit.ch/roxette-am-snowpenair/

 

Setlist:

  1. Dressed for Success
  2. Sleeping in My Car
  3. The Big L.
  4. Spending My Time
  5. Stars
  6. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
  7. Perfect Day
  8. It Must Have Been Love
  9. 7Twenty7
  10. Fading Like a Flower
  11. Crash! Boom! Bang!
  12. How Do You Do!
  13. Dangerous
  14. Joyride (band presentation before Joyride and local song: “Kiosk”) /only some fan balloons, no beachballs in the snowy mountains/
  15. Listen To Your Heart
  16. The Look

 

According to Berner Zeitung, they fly back to Sweden this evening. Hopefully, the internet connection will be perfect in Sweden and Per will post tons of videos and pics from yesterday and today.

 

Thanx to all the Magic Friends who were keeping us updated, especially to Kirsten Ohlwein, Mandy Sedgwick, Karin Rubischung, Jörg Zimmerli and Natalie Natalie.

 

Articles and photos:

Berner Zeitung (article + photos):

http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/region/thun/9-000-Besucher-am-Snowpenair-/story/12551843

Live it. (awesome photos):

http://liveit.ch/roxette-am-snowpenair/

Jungfrau.ch (article + 1 photo):

http://www.jungfrau.ch/nc/en/company/media/releases/detail/archive/2013/04/article/roxette-begeistert-am-snowpenair-1542/

partyguide.ch (beauty pics):

http://www.partyguide.ch/events/snowpenair-kleine-scheidegg-2013-04-06-268181/pictures/1/338224

Der Bund –  KulturStattBern blog (article):

http://newsnetz-blog.ch/kulturstattbern/blog/2013/04/06/sturchlig-am-snowpenair/

SnowpenAir FB page (photos):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.570345832999712.1073741827.109469035754063&type=1

Jungfrau Zeitung (article + 1 photo):

http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/124226/

Der Bund (article + 1 photo):

http://www.derbund.ch/kultur/pop-und-jazz/Nostalgische-Stimmung-im-Hallenstadion/story/15725245

konzertbilder.ch (photos):

http://konzertbilder.ch/bild/25653

ireadup.com (beauty pics):
http://www.ireadup.com/music/photos/photo.aspx?eventid=3727&overview_page=1&page=1

some of the ireadup.com photos in high resolution:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/intlekofer/sets/72157633200961425/

 

 

Roxette rox at SnowpenAir in 1 week!

Roxette will appear on stage for the one and only gig this year on 6th April. SnowpenAir concerts are a true Swiss tradition. Marie, Per and the band will perform at 2061 m above sea level at Kleine Scheidegg amidst the stunning scenery of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. It’s the 16th time the event is organized.

Programme:

10:30     Concert area opening

11:00     MC Juli

12:15     Hanery Amman

13:30     OneRepublic

15:30   Roxette

 

ROX_SnowpenAir

 

Looking at the SnowpenAir setlists of past years and taking into consideration that Roxette had a shorter setlist for festival gigs, they will most probably perform appr. 15 songs. At least they had a 15-song setlist in Ischgl, Austria in 2011. Let’s see what happens.

It’s written on the event’s website that ”DJ Alex der Skihüttenkönig” provides entertainment from 10:30, between the acts and after Roxette. So, it seems there will be no PG mix tape before Roxette or the DJ takes a rest during those appr. 30 minutes before the main act. 🙂

The event is nearly sold out, but there are still some tickets available.

The weather may be cold on top of the mountains, but Roxette had proved it many times before that they are able to warm up the athmosphere already by playing the first chords and singing the first triple yeah. One more thing is 100% sure: you’re not going to meet Mr. Gessle on the ski trail. 😉

 

 

Roxette to play concert in Switzerland 2013

According to Jungfrau.ch and confirmed by Per Gessle, Roxette will perform live at SnowpenAir 2013 in the Kleinen Scheidegg, Switzerland on April 6, 2013. One Republic, Hanery Amman and MC Juli will also take part in this event.

The open-air concert is held at 2061 meteres above sea level. More information to be found soon at www.snowpenair.ch

Roxette Cafe contributed to the article.