Per Gessle’s unplugged gigs at Hotel Tylösand

On 3rd June, Per Gessle shared an announcement in a video that he will perform on Hotel Tylösand’s small stage in Solgården this summer. He will dive into his huge song catalogue and do stripped down, relaxed, acoustic gigs. Part of his band, Helena Josefsson, Clarence Öfwerman, Magnus Börjeson and Christoffer Lundquist will join him on stage.

Oh, how I’ve longed to meet my audience again! Now that life is starting to open up after the pandemic, I take the opportunity to do some acoustic gigs at home in Halmstad, the best summer city in the world. Major and minor in different colours are promised.

The concerts start at 20.30. Admission is from 19.00. The first 4 shows sold out in no time when tickets went on sale at 10.00 on 4th June, so 4 extra gigs were added, for which the ticket sales starts at 12.00 CEST on 7th June.

7th July Wednesday – sold out!
8th July Thursday – sold out!
13th July Tuesday – sold out!
14th July Wednesday – sold out!
21st July Wednesday – sold out!
22nd July Thursday – only a very few places left, together with room booking
28th July Wednesday – sold out!
29th July Thursday – sold out!
2nd August Monday – only a very few places left, together with room booking
3rd August Tuesday – only a very few places left, together with room booking

UPDATE: After the rush for tickets for the second 4 July gigs, again the phone and website crashed on 7th June at the release of tickets. For the last 2 shows in August tickets will be released at 12.00 CEST on 8th June. So altogether it will be 10 unplugged shows in the end!


Wow! Totally amazing. I’m incredibly happy and proud that so many want to come to Hotel Tylösand and hear us play and sing. I’ll do everything I can to make those evenings to remember.
– says Per.


The current restriction rules will be followed. The availability of tickets is therefore very limited, appr. 500 per gig, as hotel manager Elisabeth Haglund says.

Ticket info:

Of course, thousands would love to join from all over the world, but the travelling restrictions make it impossible for many fans from outside Sweden to attend these gigs. If not a live stream (for example of the last show? – fans would even be happy to pay for it!), then maybe recording a show and releasing it after all gigs are done would be fab!

Hallandsposten did an interview with Per where he says he is looking very much forward to these gigs. He doesn’t know yet what songs the setlist will contain, but he will do mainly Swedish songs from his Gyllene Tider and solo catalogue. He also talks about his upcoming English solo album that it is now planned to be released this autumn or winter.

Press release in Swedish can be found HERE.

Updated on 7th June (18:45 CEST).

Unplugged tour wanted!

Two days ago Per posted a video of Marie, Christoffer and Dea singing an acoustic version of “Stars” during the warm-up in Turku. The video went totally viral afterwards and has been shared 420 times on Facebook. It popped up several times on every Roxer’s timeline and made people go crazy and remember a wish that most of them have for a long time now: an unplugged tour.

The wishes and high hopes for an acoustic set and arrangement already came up when Roxette announced another world tour earlier this year, starting with the shows in Russia, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. As we all know, it came differently, instead it’s (another) Greatest Hits tour in all the huge arenas around the globe.

Still, the “Stars” video which is furthermore even lo-fi and a totally unpretentious video of warming up made the hearts melt again. So, here there is our wish again: Give us an unplugged tour or at least some unplugged shows, dear Per and Marie. In case you haven’t seen the video yet (which we doubt!), you can watch it here: