USA fans getting ready for Roxette’s visit: fan meeting, contest and more!

In less than two weeks Roxette will be rocking the Beacon Theatre in New York. This will be the first concert out of four of Roxette in USA and a group of six Roxette fans are preparing some nice events to celebrate and enjoy the party together.

These fans have created a group in Facebook where they share and organise everything.

Here is an overview so you don’t miss a thing:

– “The Big A.” – Fan meeting in New York before the concert. Meeting point is Boat Basin Café at around 6 p.m. EDT. More information in this event here.

– Contest to win a Meet&Greet with Roxette in one of the 4 shows.  Six contests have been set up (ie create banners, take pictures of your collection, create a piece of art…).
Check this file out for detailed information on how to participate and win!
Note: it’s for USA citizens or residents only! RoxetteBlog will be the jury in one of the contests.

– The Roxette in North America T-shirt! The team has designed a t-shirt for the occasion, which could be ordered by anyone interested. You can see the design here.

More events may show up the next days.

Thank you Miedy Bishop, Adam Bishop, Lana Sachse, Jennifer Malcome, Marc Tannen and Kemerly for organising all this! See you next week.

Roxette tour dates in USA:

September 2, Beacon Theatre, New York
September 4, House of Blues, Boston
September 14, The Nob Hill Theatre, San Francisco
September 15, Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com

Win a Meet and Greet with Roxette in Berlin!

Update June 11th: Thank you all for participating! The winners have been contacted per sms 🙂 Contest is therefore closed.

In cooperation with D&D and Live Nation we are proud to offer you the chance to meet Per and Marie before the concert in Berlin on Saturday 11th of June, 2011.

To participate in the contest simply write an email to judith @ roxetteblog . com including the following information:

– your name
– your nickname on Roxetteblog
– your cell phone number (for us to be able to contact the winners)

The meet and greet will take place somewhen between 19:00 and the time Roxette steps on the stage at the venue place, Zitadelle.

Good luck!

Don’t forget to read the small letter 🙂

Contest terms and conditions:
– you can only participate once
– we will randomly pick the winners among all valid emails (valid means: with name, nickname and cell phone number)
– due to the tight schedule, the winners will be notified per SMS on Saturday 11th morning. As a winner, you will be required to reply to the SMS confirming your attendance to the meet & greet
– further instructions where/when to meet will be also sent per SMS. If you are not at the meeting point at the agreed time, the prize will be given to somebody else!
– the winners will have to have a valid ticket for the concert and are responsible for their transport to and from the venue and any costs that might arise
– the meet & greet will be right before the concert and for about 10 minutes, shared with winners from a German radio station (in total 10 people).
– the prize is for one person only, so the winners won’t be able to take their friend(s) with them to the meet & greet
– Roxetteblog will not enter into any correspondence regarding the result of the contest
– in the event the meet & greet is cancelled, no other date or other prize will be offered as replacement
– of course, all submitted data will only be used for the purpose of the contest, to contact you for confirmation and instructions, and won’t be given to third parties
– last but not least, you can bring one item to have it signed by Marie and Per

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.

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.

And the winners of a copy of “She’s got nothing on” promo single are…

The 10 lucky winners of our contest where you could win a copy of “She’s Got Nothing On” promo single have been randomly picked among all participants who sent us the correct answers.

Here they are!

Ognian Dimitrov
Peter Silaj
Christopher Jankunas
Zoltan Soós
Daniel Eni
Carolin Hartwig
Valeria Zvarova
Mark Kusters
Birgit Süßkraut
Daniel Alvedahl

Thanks for participating and for passing by, we really appreciate your support and input!

PS: The singles will be sent latest next week (as well as the guitar picks we gave away in January. Sorry, no time, my fault!).