One week after the line-up announcement, the NOTP tickets are found straight at the top of German ticket charts at www.eventim.de. Judging from the forum entries at www.notp.com the Proms audience is very pleased with our Swedish superduo as this year’s headliner!
A Dutch fan, Joost, recorded Per Gessle’s Amsterdam gig from the 6th of May with Marie Fredriksson as a special guest and prepared a wonderful cover for this bootleg. The Brazilian Roxette site published an mp3 compressed rip of the recording which you can download following the link below:
CONCERT (password: www.roxettebrasil.net)
In an interview with dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad Per and Marie reveal a bit more about Roxette’s future plans beside NOTP.
Now after the comeback announcement there are plenty of offers for concerts and tours, but Marie feels still unable to do a complete Roxette tour. One step at a time. Despite this limitations Per thinks everything they do now is unexpected fun. He learned a lot from Marie’s story and changed his focus from career and money to the best possible entertainment. His recent solo tour already went into that direction.
When asked about a new album, Per reveals that they plan to go into the studio in the autumn. Both look forward to spend a lot of time with each other again, to be creative. If this studio time leads to good new songs they will be released. If they fail, the songs will never be mentioned again…
Click here for the original article in dutch!
So I’m glad they aim for more than some mediocre filler tracks! They want to reach the best Roxette standards again. And I got a feeling, they will succeed! Marie and Per seem to have some hunger again. How about you?
Especially Swedish press published some nice articles about last night’s big surprise in Amsterdam. Some excerpts:
Per about Marie’s reaction afterwards: “She was completely overwhelmed by the response we got. The audience had a big smile on their faces and the whole room had goosebumps”.
There’s also rumours about another performance by Marie in Stockholm, but it’s not decided yet. Join here, if you want to get Marie to conquer the stage in Stockholm!
Furthermore, as we learned before, Marie and Per are going to record new songs in autumn (take your time guys, we want GOOD songs, please no more OW if possible) but it’s not sure how and when they are going to be released.
What could make this fantastic day perfect? A rox-historical moment on video! Roxette back on stage together!!! 😀
Judith says: I tell you, you will cry!!!
Sascha says: Really hard not to look like crazy at work these days! 😛
Per at twitter:
“Busy day today in Amsterdam. Dutch media, photosessions, Swedish media. Soundcheck with Marie F in 30 min. Voila!”
“Great press reception in Antwerp yesterday re NOTP. The world seems ready!!!”
The latest from Magnus:
“Soundcheck with Marie was super!”
“In Amsterdam. Tonight will be special.”
German TV channel ZDF will have a report about Roxette’s comeback at NOTP in tomorrows “Leute Heute” show! Check it out: May 6, 5:45 pm CET. Normally the shows appear online at ZDF Mediathek afterwards.
Update: The report is now available at ZDF Mediathek! Choose your media play and klick “Übernehmen”.
As you’d guess they tell the story we already know, but feature some interview scenes from the press conference as well.
More phtos from Night of the Proms press conference to be found here.
Once again, we publish this link thanks to Project_Z.
According to Per Gessle, Roxette will perform their 4 US number one hit singles (The look, Listen to your heart, It must have been love, Joyride) along with “Wish I could fly”.
Thanks to Project_Z for posting this on R2R forum – source.
Impressions she got:
– The HR3 reporter was the first to interview Roxette after the announcement, to warm them up for two following TV interviews.
– Marie looked beautiful but at the same time you can tell she was seriously ill. She needs a bit of help for stairs etc.
– She often leaned on Per for comfort, was rather silent but radiated happiness.
– The most moving interview the reporter ever did.
– Per promised new songs, joked to write them in the waiting times on tour.
– Roxette will play five songs at NOTP.
– Marie is glad to make a slow way back to the stage this way.
You can listen to this report (in german) at the station’s website: HR3
As we heard yesterday Marie Fredriksson is going to be on stage with Per Gessle in Amsterdam tomorrow. But a lot of people already got tickets for the Stockholm show and expected Marie to show up there.
Now it doesn’t really look like that and with this group we want her to know that we want to see her in Stockholm as well. Now that Roxette are back and a great fall is to come we want to get excited already! So it’s kind of a petition to tell Marie that we want her and we need her and we love her. And that we love Roxette, of course.
Let us show our support and bring Marie on stage in Stockholm, too! For that reason I opened a new group in Facebook called “Marie: Join Per on stage in Stockholm, too”.
Join and tell your friends!
Finally confirmed: Roxette are back. Marie Fredriksson will perform with Per Gessle on his concert in Amsterdam on wednesday.
….“Tomorrow, at an official press conference in Belgium, they will announce that Marie has recovered from the illness that forced them to cancel their scheduled appearance in 2002. Seven years later, Roxette will finally make good on that previous commitment and perform at this year’s series of Night of the Proms concerts to be held in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands later this year.”
Source: The Daily Roxette
If you want to check which other German fans go to the shows, join this topic at the German forum.