Contest: win a copy of “Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur”!

In cooperation with Norstedts, the publishing house of “Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur”, we are giving away 2 copies of the book, which will be out next week.

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

Author Sven Lindström followed Roxette during their 2011-2012 tour to write his book – in which city did the Roxette tour end?

Write an email with your name, home address (so we can send the book) and the answer to the question to judith@roxetteblog.com until August 28st. The 2 lucky winners will be announced later that week.

Good luck!

Update August 31st: The winners are Elisa Boccara (France) and Oscar Mercado Chavez (Mexico). Congratulations!


And here is the small letter, contest terms and conditions
– In order to participate, you have to send an email to judith@roxetteblog.com with name, address and answer to the question. We will consider all emails we receive until the 28st of August 2013, 23:59 CET time.
– 2 winners will be picked up randomly among those who have participated and sent the correct answer.
– 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) by the publisher.
– Winners will be announced on this website and will also be notified per email. You’ll be required to answer to the email confirming your address.
– Roxetteblog.com will not enter into any correspondence regarding the result of the contest and is not liable for any damages, loss or expenses that may result in connection to the prize
– All submitted data will only be used for the purpose of the contest and, in case you are one of the lucky winners, to send you the prize.

Per Gessle and Sven Lindström at Göteborg Book Fair

One month after Sven Lindström’s ”Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur” is published (30th August), Per and Sven will have a seminar at Göteborg Book Fair on 29th September. Seminar starts at 12:00 and lasts until 12:45.

Ticket you can buy at the entrance and it is valid for the seminar as well. Regular prices for adults: 160 SEK per day; for children / youth from 7 to 19 years: 50 SEK. Free entrance for children up to 6 years. Happy Hour between 9:00 and 10:00 on Sunday (the day the seminar is): ticket for adults: 110 SEK, for children: 40 SEK.

So, is it a perfect excuse to travel to Sweden again? 😉

 

Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur

Bokus made available the 2 first chapters of Sven Lindström’s new book about Roxette’s unlikely return on their website. Click here to read them. The book also includes stories of 6 well-known Roxers and is published on 30th August, 2013.

 

Contents:

Sven_L_Roxette_DORTOR_cover  Sven_L_Roxette_DORTOR_contents

 

You can read some more about the book in our earlier article here.

 

A little help for those who can’t speak Swedish: Claudia Bastian and Celestte Williams translated the 1st chapter. We want to emphasize that we don’t want to  break any copyright laws, but appr. 80-90% (if not more) of Roxette fans can’t speak Swedish. So we do hope the English version of the book is out soon after it’s been published in Swedish. 😉

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Sven Lindström’s book about Roxette is out soon

”Roxette – osannolika tur och retur” is the title of Sven Lindström’s book about Roxette’s unlikely return. It seems that the book is first being published in Swedish, but Sven informed The Daily Roxette earlier that it will be available in English, too.

Sven said in an interview in July, 2012:

It’s a pretty unlikely story, both about how they broke through, and how they came back a few years ago. There will also be an insight into the fans’ relationship to the band.

It is a dramatic story that this band has been through and I think it will be quite surprising when you see the big picture. They have done a trip like no band in Sweden have done.

 

Roxette – osannolika tur och retur

 

Overview:

The book tells the story of one of Sweden’s most successful bands of all time. It’s a story full of passion and drama, joy and sorrow, unlikely success and dark adversity.

We follow Roxette the whole way. The hobby project that Per Gessle hardly dared to believe in when he was dying his hair blond and Marie Fredriksson was Sweden’s most shining female artist. Worldwide success after the somewhat unlikely breakthrough came out of international pop hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” in the late 80s and early 90s. Tours, disc recordings and conflicts. The shocking news when Marie Fredriksson’s brain tumor almost gave the story a tragic end. The long and difficult way back. And then the almost neverending global comeback in front of celebrating and crying fans worldwide, a comeback unprecedented in Swedish music history.

”Roxette – Den osannolika resan tur och retur” broadens the understanding of a unique Swedish music phenomenon, treated often unfairly in their homeland and almost religiously worshiped throughout the world.

 

Bokus, CDON, Adlibris, and Bokextra have already listed the book (304 pages, hardcover) on their websites. Publishing date is 4th September, 2013.

 

Well, in Nordstedts’ autumn catalog we can see an English title in the list of content, so most probably All Roxers around the world will have the chance to read this promising book:

Lindström, Sven: Today Sweden, Tomorrow the World

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Johan Bylin and Roxette Cafe contributed to the article.

 

A schedule of what to expect in 2013

 

Who would have thought that after the past busy years 2013 will also be full of happenings? Here is a list of what’s coming. 🙂

 

  • January: Gyllene Tider tour is announced, tickets are on sale (5th July, Halmstad is already sold out, but there is an extra Halmstad gig on 7th August /tickets for this latter one are available from 9 am CET, 31st January/)

 

 

  • March: Roxette ”It All Begins Where It Ends” documentary and ”Travelling The World – Roxette Live 2012” DVD / BluRay release (exact date is still unknown)

 

  • April:
  1. Roxette concert in Switzerland on 6th April – the one & only Roxette gig this year (at least so far)
  2. Gyllene Tider: Dags att tänka på refrängen – album release (release date varies at different online music stores); a compilation album called “Soldans på din grammofon” will also be released, but we have no info about any date yet

 

  • May: Marie’s birthday (I couldn’t leave this month blank) 😉

 

  • June: all GT tour participants are being prepared for juli och augusti 😉

 

 

 

  • September: or better said ”after summer”, as no exact date is given yet: Sven Lindström’s Roxette biography is out. As Sven informed The Daily Roxette, the book will be available in English.

 

  • October: ?

 

  • November: ?

 

  • December: Xmas (at least for lots of us) 😉

 

We hope to fill in the gaps with some Marie Fredriksson, alias Ms Effe 😉 projects as well. We’ll keep you informed about any news.