It’s official: new Gyllene Tider album and tour!

According to the latest HallandsPosten.se article we have the very first official confirmation of the coming Gyllene Tider tour around Sweden and a new album in 9 years from Mr Gessle himself. At this point 18 concerts are planned and the tour schedule will be announced on the 22nd of January. The new album called “Dags att tänka på refrängen” will consist of 12 songs and it is being recorded in Christoffer Lundquist’s studio in Scania. The title can be both translated as “It’s time to think about the chorus” but also it’s a Swedish idiom meaning “It’s time to start thinking about quitting or going home” according to native speakers at The Daily Roxette. It also seems like that the tour will be called “LIVE 2013 – Dags att tänka på refrängen”, but this is not confirmed yet.

UPDATE #1:

In Aftonbladet story – some concert places are revealed. The tour should start in Kalmar according to various sources and Gyllene Tider will play in Slottsskogsvallen in Gothenburg, instead of Ullevi stadium. Of course, GT home town Halmstad is also in the schedule.

Goran Fritzon in the Swedish Radio interview said that album is ready in 75% and that the tour will take off on July 5 in… Halmstad! This would make Aftonbladet rumours false.

UPDATE #2:

HN.se has published another story on the new album and tour. Gyllene Tider has recorded 12 songs in 10 days and they plan to record 2 more, though only 12 will make the album. All songs are newly written except an old pearl from 1978. It seems like Per agreed to do a tour with GT already in the summer 2012 after he knew when Roxette tour would be over. A big differance from “Fin Fem Fel” will be that all songs are written specially for this project, not as before when 1/3 tracks were “Mazarin” left-overs.

Per Gessle of Gyllene Tider talking about new album: “Album will include a lot of three-minute hits. Shorts songs, a lot of positive energy with guitar and Farfisa-organ in the centre. It sounds like Buzzcocks meeting Green Day after they partied with a little too much of Red Bull”. And for those who know Swedish proverbs, you shouldn’t read the album’s title as a farewell, according to Mr Gessle.

Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist are producers behind the album, but all guys are involved in the album making process.

CD, colour LP album and the first single are planned to be released in the spring time with no exact date at this point.

(c) Fredrik Etoal
(c) Fredrik Etoall

The photo shoot was done by Fredrik Etoall, the one responsible for the Roxette’s “Travelling” session. And here’s the promo video from the newly launched YouTube site

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TRAVELLING: 54 minutes, 45 seconds

Finnish Meteli.net online shop informs about the length of songs from the forthcoming Roxette’s TRAVELLING album. The album lasts for 54 minutes and 45 seconds which makes it the longest one since 1999’s “Have a nice day”! With a bonus “Lover Lover Lover” track it gets even longer to almost 58 minutes!


1. Me & You & Terry & Julie – 3:46
2. Lover Lover Lover (Album Version) – 4:00
3. Turn of the Tide – 4:11
4. Touched by the Hand of God – 3:48
5. Easy Way Out – 3:38
6. It’s Possible (Version One) – 2:38
7. Perfect Excuse – 3:41
8. Excuse Me, Sir, do You Want Me to Check on Your Wife? – 4:15
9. Angel Passing – 2:47
10. Stars (Soundcheck, Dubai, May 20 2011) – 3:36
11. The Weight of the World (Vocal Up Mix) – 2:52
12. She’s Got Nothing on (But the Radio) (Live in Rio de Janeiro, April 16 2011) – 4:41
13. See Me (New Version) – 3:49
14. It’s Possible (Version Two) – 2:45
15. It Must Have Been Love (Night of the Proms, Rotterdam 2011) – 4:18
16. Lover Lover Lover (Demo) – iTunes bonus track – 3:00

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy and RoxetteCafe.com for sharing this news.

Update: Looks like we counted wrong. Corrected to 54:45. Even better!