News about the upcoming Roxette biography

As revealed some months ago, Swedish author Sven Lindström (“Att vara Per Gessle” in 2007) is preparing a new biography about Roxette. An interview with “Sydsvenskan” now confirmed the ongoing work. He visited Roxette at the South American tour and is now waiting for more interviews to complete the book for a likely release in 2013. Sven about the project:

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.

Source: Sydsvenskan | Thanks to Roxettecafé for digging this out!

World Tour 2012: Birmingham, UK – July 6 #118

Comment from Per Gessle

BIRMINGHAM!!! Thanx for a fab evening. Great great crowd! Super response, we loved every second of it! 18 years ago since played in this town!!!! Have to come back VERY SOON!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co

Marie in Birmingham


01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Spending My Time
05. Stars
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “God Save The Queen”)

17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart


Ian St Peters: “Roxette are a brilliant band. They are a stadium band. And boy can they entertain.” (5/5 stars)
Express & Star: “If ever there was a singer who looked pleased to be on a stage it is Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson.”
ResonanceUK (review)

“Travelling” to enter German charts at #7

Roxette’s latest album “Travelling” will enter the German charts at #7 on Friday. So far only new entries and other special changes got published by the chart company. The charts run from Friday to Thursday.

There was very tough competition in the release week. Madonna’s latest album “MDNA” entered on #3 behind German act Silbermond on #2 and Unheilig keeping the #1 spot from the previous week. Iron Maiden debuted on #4. The entries of Roxette’s previous studio albums:

Look Sharp: 30 (peak 7)
Joyride: 6 (peak 1)
Tourism: 1 (peak 1)
C! B! B!: 4 (peak 2)
HAND: 2 (peak 2)
Room Service: 4 (peak 3)
Charm School: 1 (peak 1)

Thanks to Dennis Korbel for the info!