Roxette cancel Auckland show

Source: Live Nation Australia & New Zealand

ROXETTE CANCEL AUCKLAND CONCERT
Thursday 9 February 2012

Live Nation regret to advise that Roxette have been forced to cancel their New Zealand concert, which was to be held at Auckland’s Vector Arena this Saturday, February 11 2012.

Per Gessle of Roxette fell ill during his flight from Stockholm to Auckland and has been forced to rest for several days to prepare for the remainder of the tour.

Despite the best efforts of all involved with the tour, it has not been possible to schedule an alternative date for the Auckland show within the already demanding tour schedule.

The tour will resume as scheduled in Brisbane on Tuesday February 14.

What now?
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UPDATE from Roxette’s managment

Per got a crazy stomach ailment on the plane down there, so he is dehydrated and needs to rest and get better.

Roxette’s “Travelling” on March 23

According to Swedish online shops – Ginza.se, Bengans.se and CDon.se – the new Roxette album called “Travelling” will be released on March 23, a week earlier than previously expected. On the same date such star like Madonna will also release her long anticipated album.

Update February 7: As it looks like, the album will be released on March 23 in Germany and other “Friday release” countries, March 26 in most other countries.

Roxette to receive the Swedish Government’s special music export award 2011

As Swedish Government informs on its official website – Roxette is to receive music export award for 2011. Here is the official statement:

This year’s music export award-winnig duo celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 with one of the biggest tours a Swedish band has ever done. The world tour that began in Russia in February 2011 – and that will extend well into this year – exceeded the forecast for number of tickets sold to over one million. The group has since its start sold over 50 million albums and another 20 million singles, and created some of music history’s greatest hits: It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, The Look, Listen to Your Heart and Dressed for success – just to name a few. After ABBA – Roxette’s the most successful band of all time on the international music scene.

The Government’s 2011 Music Export Prize will go to Swedish House Mafia as well. Roxette received this prize once in the past in 2001 for Room Service album and tour.

Congrats to Roxette from the whole RoxetteBlog.com team!

Australian news – meet & greet and Charlize Theron

Antonio Epifania from Australia reports that Sydney radio station Mix 106.5 is giving listeners a chance to win a meet & greetwith Roxette plus tickets to their show on the 25th of February! He was listening after they announced Monday’s winner to an interview with Oscar winner South African actress Charlize Theron and it turned out that she is also a Roxette fan! Roxette helped her get through her difficult high school years.

You can have a listen here & she says it at 1:45min