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Full tour schedule includes Spain and Switzerland

UPDATED As we reported earlier, Roxette's forthcoming "Room Service" tour – reported to feature 33 songs – will premiere in Stuttgart in late September. Read the full story...


Tour, if successful, might be extended

In today's Aftonbladet, Per is quoted as saying that the tour might be extended to include additional countries should it prove to be successful. Read the full story...


Roxette a solid # 1 in Uruguay

"The Centre Of The Heart" is #1 in Uruguay after 12 weeks in the charts. Read the full story...


Gessle buys a 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

Per recently bought a new Ferrari, this time a Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina for about 2-3,000,000 SEK. Read the full story...


Swedish “pop” music industry in crisis

NEW YORK - Recording industry trade magazine Billboard published a front page article in last week's edition in which they wrote about the current state of pop music in Sweden - with the focus being on music exports - and stated that there were no obvious candidates ready to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, and the Cardigans. Read the full story...


Tour to premiere in Stuttgart; first of 12 dates in Germany

KOBLENZ - Per and Marie held two press conferences in Germany on Monday (one in Munich, the other in Dortmund), announcing that the premiere concert of their upcoming "Room Service" tour will take place in Stuttgart on September 25th, the first of 12 concerts planned for Germany. Read the full story...


Roxette are coming to Russia!

At last Russian fans knew the day of Roxette's coming to Russia. It is November 7th and 8th, 2001. Read the full story...


Roxette reaches #1 on major Spanish radio station

"The Centre of the Heart" is this week #1 on the 40 Principales chart, the best-known Spanish radio station. Read the full story...


TCOTH is the 5th most played song all over the world

"The Centre Of The Heart" is #5 on the Radio Express World Chart as of May 26th. Read the full story...


Roxette to perform in Tallinn on November 10th

Roxette will have their first live concert in Estonia on November 10th, two days before traveling 80 kilometers north to Helsinki. Read the full story...


TCOTH becomes #1 in Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG - Roxette's "Centre of the Heart" reached the top spot this week (#5 last week) on 'Europa Plus', Russia's most popular FM station. Read the full story...


Holland to be passed over on concert tour

The Netherlands, home to the individuals who run Roxette's International Fan Club, is being passed over on the upcoming tour. Read the full story...


Expressen article cites The Daily Roxette as their source

Usually, it works the other way around.   But, in today's edition of the Swedish newspaper Expressen, there's an article in which they cite this "net newspaper" – The Daily Roxette – as their information source! Read the full story...


European “Room Service” tour set to begin in September

TDR BREAKING STORY – Without even a press release – let alone a press conference – to formally announce that a tour is planned, tickets for certain venues of Roxette's upcoming "Room Service" tour have already gone on sale! Read the full story...


“Milk & Toast & Honey” becomes a #1 hit in Brazil

As previously reported, "Milk and Toast and Honey" is included in the soundtrack of a Brazilian soap opera. Read the full story...


Gold in Germany!

Per and Marie's current album "Room Service" reached Gold in Germany after six weeks! Read the full story...


Video – now online – has Roxette on “Late Night” talk show

STOCKHOLM - "Roxette has changed style. In the new video "Real Sugar" they're both tougher and funnier than before," reports Aftonbladet in today's edition. Read the full story...


Roxette tour not starting in Helsinki this time

Roxette is not starting their European tour in Helsinki, as they've done on all of their major tours so far. Read the full story...


Roxette criticized for not playing live

In the TV guide of last Thursday's Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda there was a short note on Roxette's then forthcoming performance at Bingolotto. Read the full story...


Roxette live on Swedish TV4

Roxette will be performing live on Swedish TV show Bingolotto next Saturday. The show is broadcasted on TV4 at 7pm CET (UTC+1). Read the full story...


Per invests in music publishing software

Per, together with ex-ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, has become a shareholder in Swedish company NoteHeads AB. Read the full story...


“Real Sugar” puppets turn out to be real rockers

When Per, answering a question from The Daily Roxette, said that the "Real Sugar" video would feature puppets, many of our readers weren't quite sure what to make of that. Read the full story...


Roxette to perform at Popkomm opening gala in Cologne

"Stars 2001 - The Popkomm.Gala" on August 15th marks the official start of the European trade show for Pop Music and Entertainment that takes place in Cologne from August 16 - 18. Read the full story...


Roxette climbs on MTV European Top20

As of May 9th, Roxette climbed two spots from #14 to #12 on the MTV European Top20 chart with "The Centre of the Heart." Is there enough momentum for them to rise even higher next week? Read the full story...


Gessle among Sweden’s most exported song writers

STOCKHOLM - According to STIM, the people in Sweden who made the most money on their music in 2000 were Max Martin, Per Gessle and Benny Andersson, the "Swedish pop music giants."   In total, STIM paid 910 million SEK ($91 million USD) to Swedish and foreign composers and publishers, which was an increase of 11% compared to 1999. Read the full story...


Billboard’s Bronson says “Listen To Your Chart”

NEW YORK - TDR reader Michael Braatz thought it would be a good idea to write to Billboard columnist Fred Bronson and ask about Roxette and the U.S. Read the full story...


“Real Sugar” single features unreleased versions of album tracks

EMI Svenska has revealed the track listing for the "Real Sugar" single and maxi-single. Read the full story...


Little “Per” competes on children’s television program

A little six-year-old boy will imitate Per Gessle as a solo artist on the TV4 show "Småtjärnorna" ("Small Stars"). Read the full story...


Ten year anniversary for “Joyride” album’s chart success

NEW YORK - Somewhat ironically, the talk of a possible return by Roxette to the American music scene comes almost exactly ten years after the group scored with its highest-ranking US album - "Joyride." The album peaked on Billboard’s Album chart at #12 on May 4, 1991 while the "Joyride" single hit #1 during this same month. Read the full story...


With some difficulty, Roxette “filtered” from Napster

The days of unrestricted Rox-MP3-sharing over the internet appear to be over. In fact, if you run a search for "Roxette" on Napster, the result will be "No matches found."   Napster has stated its intention to filter out all copyrighted material – without regard to artist or record company – from their servers so that users will not be able to view, search or share copyrighted material. Read the full story...


Roxette special on Finnish TV

MTV3 will broadcast a special documentary on Roxette next Sunday, May 6th. The 35-minute program will feature clips from Roxette's recent visit to Helsinki as well as from older interviews. Read the full story...


Per Gessle writes dance band song

Per Gessle has, together with Niklas Strömstedt and Meja, written a song for the dance band BlackJack, reported the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet today. Read the full story...