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“Room Service” and “Centre” released in Australia today

"Room Service" was released by EMI in Australia today, along with "The Centre of the Heart" as a single. Read the full story...


Concert tour now a virtual certainty – at least in Europe

The Daily Roxette has already reported that plans for a tour are underway. Read the full story...


Swedish “Rock Watchman” holds key to U.S. relaunch

In a lengthy interview published in Saturday's Dagens Industri, Per Öqvist asked the following question of Tomas Johansson, who heads EMA Telstar (worldwide booking agents for Roxette):   Roxette has had three #1's and a #2 on the American Billboard list. Read the full story...


“Centre of the Earth” gains chart success in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Three weeks ago, "Centre of the Heart" entered the Coca-Cola Top 40 chart on 5FM in South Africa at position #20. Read the full story...


Roxette to shoot “Milk And Toast And Honey” video

Roxette are preparing to shoot the video for "Milk And Toast And Honey" in the Stockholm archipelago on May 2nd and 3rd. Read the full story...


CNN’s Worldbeat Chart has “Room Service” at #3

NEW YORK - Roxette is at #3 with "Room Service" on the CNN World Beat Top 10 Album Chart, the first ever weekly rundown of the world's best-selling albums. Read the full story...


Roxette visits Helsinki

HELSINKI - Per and Marie were here in Finland today to promote their new album and The Daily Roxette was in the center of the action. Read the full story...


“Real Sugar” video features puppet band

HELSINKI - The next single from "Room Service" will be "Real Sugar." Per told The Daily Roxette today that the video for the single has already been shot and that it will be something totally new - at least for Roxette. Read the full story...


Lundquist: “There will be a tour and I’m in the band”

HELSINKI - (TDR EXCLUSIVE) Christoffer Lundquist, an all-around musician on Roxette's two latest albums and in the band Brainpool ("discovered" by Per's company Jimmy Fun Music), was playing bass in Roxette's band here today. Read the full story...


Roxette looking for big label in the US

HELSINKI - As you probably already know, Roxette doesn't have a record deal for the US. Read the full story...


Per shares tidbits at Roxette.se

UPDATED Per has answered to new questions at the Roxette.se site. Here are the highlights: "Room Service" sheet music is coming. Read the full story...


Meet Roxette in Helsinki

UPDATED Sonera Plaza Kaista, together with a couple of radio stations and Iltalehti newspaper, has a competition in which you can win and meet Per and Marie in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday this week. Read the full story...


Per drives Formula 1 racing car in Germany

Per's dream came true last week when he was allowed to drive a McLaren Formula 1 racing car in Hockenheim, Germany. Read the full story...


“Room Service” moves up a notch in Germany

Looking at only at Top Ten chart positions, Roxette's "Room Service" moved up one notch to the #3 spot on the German album chart this past week, while retaining their top #1 position in Belgium and Sweden. Read the full story...


Swedish radio listeners vote IMHBL best love song ever

Today's Metro Helsinki has published Top 10 list of best love songs ever, as voted by the listeners of Stockholm radio station Lugna Favoriter 104,7 RTL. Read the full story...


See the cover, hear the mixes

Sweden's DeeJayPromo.com features the remixes of "The Centre of the Heart" as a new release this week (entering the dance charts at #35), and shows the cover of the maxi CD. Read the full story...


Fans eager for tour turn – again – to an online petition drive

The feeling is, "if it worked before, why not try it again?"   With the memory of a "successful" petition drive last summer still fresh in their heads – a campaign that was credited at least with convincing Marie Fredriksson to tour Sweden – Judith Seuma, along with several other fans, have launched a similar effort to urge Roxette to mount a "Room Service" world tour. Read the full story...


EMI contest offers trips to Madonna Inn in California

With a prize package that seems both obvious and brilliant, the EMI companies in Germany and Austria began contests today, in conjuction with various online partners, where the winners will receive airfare for two to Los Angeles… and a week's stay at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Opisbo, California, where the "Centre of the Heart" video was shot! Read the full story...


Billboard’s Eurochart shows Roxette in the top 10

NEW YORK - Billboard magazine, in its current issue published here, shows that the Eurochart for albums has Roxette placed at #6. Read the full story...


“Entering Your Heart” on Japanese “Room Service”

The Japanese edition of "Room Service" features a previously unreleased bonus track, "Entering Your Heart (Extended version)". Read the full story...


Expressen’s series on Roxette concludes with columnist claiming they “aren’t hungry anymore”

A couple of days ago, we had an English summary of part one of Expressen's article series on Roxette's history. Read the full story...


#7, #5, #4, #1….. Top ten chart success for Rox in Europe

Perhaps it's different for say… a Madonna fan. You pick up a copy of Billboard, her latest song is at #1… no big deal. Read the full story...


Pirated “Room Service” CDs flood Russian market

ST. PETERSBURG - In Russia, a lot of pirated "Room Service" albums have been made. Read the full story...


“Room Service” enters at #5 in Spain

According to the Spanish official album sales list, Roxette's "Room Service" entered at position #5 for the week of April 2nd. Read the full story...


Story of Roxette in Expressen

The Swedish newspaper Expressen started today a 3-part article on Roxette's history. Part 1 was published today and part 2 will follow in tomorrow's paper. Read the full story...


“Room Service” straight to the top in Sweden

"Room Service" is #1 - on its first week on the Swedish album chart. Read the full story...


Room Service released in México … tacos anyone?

RoxNorthAmeriFANS south of the U.S. border are pleased that EMI México has had the new album "Room Service" available in stores since Friday and that MTV Latin America has begun to show the video "The Centre of the Heart." Victor Diaz and Elizabeth Ramos contributed to this story. Read the full story...


Room Service released in the UK today

Room Service made it to the UK today… although many of The Daily Roxette's readers report difficulty in finding it in stock in their local record stores. Read the full story...


Gessle invests in computer games

The Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports today that Per Gessle, along with Meja and Jonas Åkerlund, is going to invest in a Swedish company called "Hidden Dinosaur" that makes computer and video games. Read the full story...


Roxette in South African “moo-vie” production

If only we would have had this for April Fool's Day.   André Humphris was sitting at his computer terminal in South Africa, and decided to do a internet search for "Roxette", using www.aardvark.co.za. Read the full story...


Video of Stockholm concert showing on Mr. Edmundo

Two of the songs Roxette performed at Café Opera in Stockholm Sunday night are currently showing on the Mr. Read the full story...


Stockholm gig a success

"Seldom, if ever, has Café Opera had so much people in at the same time," writes Aftonbladet's reporter Klas Lindberg of yesterday's Roxette show in a club in Stockholm. Read the full story...