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Last replacement act for NOTP announced

FELDKIRCHEN - Dirk Hohmeyer of PSE Germany has announced that Cutting Crew will be the other "very special guest" to replace Roxette on stage during the German leg of the Night of the Proms concert series. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” begins to climb the charts

Roxette's lastest offering, the single "A Thing About You," appears to be gaining ground with increasing airplay on radio and music video channels in various spots around the globe, despite what appears to be a lack of interest this time around from fans to mount any kind of coordinated campaign to help promote the record. Read the full story...


Per good for half a billion SEK

STOCKHOLM - Dagens Industri, a Swedish newspaper that focuses on financial news, has recently mapped Per's business empire. Read the full story...


Ballad Hits gets Canadian release date

EMI Music Canada has published a news story on The Ballad Hits album on their website: "[…] Roxette have collected their big ballads on one album. Read the full story...


Looking Back: Roxette in the US two years ago this week

NEW YORK - It was exactly two years ago that Roxette, having signed a record deal with Edel America Records (EAR), were here in the United States on a two-week promotional tour that took them across the country. Read the full story...


Additional NOTP concert in Germany

MUNICH - Due to the high demand, an additional matinée concert has been organized on Sunday, December 8, at 2pm here in Munich (this, in addition to the concert at 8pm). Read the full story...


Roxette.org in danger?

Daniel Zimmerman, the administrator of roxette.org website and the listmaster of the Roxette Mailing List, sent an alarming message to the list. Read the full story...


Raspberry heart shape fills in on album cover

With a revised packaging concept and title, Roxette's collection of slower tempo songs, "Roxette: The Ballad Hits," is right on schedule for release on November 4th. Read the full story...


Marie’s tumor to be removed by surgery

STOCKHOLM - The following joint statement was just released to the media:   "Marie Fredriksson has now more or less recovered from her severe concussion. Read the full story...


Night of the Proms goes public with news of Roxette cancellation

ANTWERP (UPDATED) - The organizers of "Night of the Proms" have told the general public now what they reported to TDR a few days ago: Roxette will not be appearing. Read the full story...


Guestbook full of get-well wishes to be sent to Marie

VIENNA - Stuffed with over 1,500 messages from fans around the world, including many from readers of The Daily Roxette, the "e-Wishes" guestbook created online by Judith Seuma has been printed out and bound into a book. Read the full story...


Roxette bows out of “Proms” concert series

ANTWERP (UPDATED) - With the concert series only about a month away, and with Marie Fredriksson's treatment and recovery plan still undetermined, Roxette has been forced to bow out of their "Night of the Proms" appearances. Read the full story...


Peas vanish from album titles and cover art

STOCKHOLM - The peas are gone… and possibly, we had something to do with it. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” cover picture announced

The German branch of EMI has published the cover picture of Roxette's latest single, "A Thing About You". Read the full story...


Marie still dizzy at times and in some pain

EDITOR'S NOTE: It should be made clear that much of what has been written lately in the Swedish press (and used as source material here) is based on speculation, or about patients, in general, who have such tumors. Read the full story...


Argentinian station can’t wait… plays webcast version of ATAY

CORDOBA, ARGENTINA - One of the most important radio stations here in Argentina played the new Roxette single on Monday evening. Read the full story...


New video available on Swedish sites

STOCKHOLM - Roxette's latest video, "A Thing About You", is now available in streaming Real format on two Swedish news portals. Read the full story...


“Tro, jag vill känna tro…” Multitudes of fans around the world express concern and love for Marie

NEW YORK - Fans around the world reacted with shock, disbelief, and immediate concern upon learning that Marie had suffered a concussion. Read the full story...


Video to be premiered on Aftonbladet site

STOCKHOLM - Fans waiting to see the video of "A Think About You" will get a chance tomorrow (Tuesday) when the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet will have the net-premiere on their website. Read the full story...


Roxette Could Be One Of EMI UK’s Upcoming Successes

LONDON - The Guardian has recently published an article on EMI UK and its future. Read the full story...


News of Marie’s condition spreads worldwide

NEW YORK - As news of Marie Fredriksson's accident and the resulting discovery of a brain tumor speads, reports have appeared yesterday and today in newspapers, and on radio and TV programs, in locations around the world. Read the full story...


Night of the Proms gigs not cancelled yet

One of the organizers of Night of the Proms concert tour, Dirk Hohmeyer of PSE-Germany, has posted a statement on the tour's web site. Read the full story...


Marie’s fainting caused by a brain tumor

STOCKHOLM - In an official press release sent to various media outlets including The Daily Roxette, Roxette's manager reports that doctors have found a small tumor in the back of Marie's head which probably caused her fainting episode earlier this week. Read the full story...


Marie suffers serious head injury

EDITOR'S NOTE / UPDATE: - Since the publication of this article, The Daily Roxette has been in touch with several sources close to Marie. Read the full story...


Marie reported to be hospitalized

ANTWERP - Marie Fredriksson, who was supposed to make an appearance at a Night of the Proms news conference, fainted in her bathroom and was taken to a hospital according to a report by Belgian radio station Q-Music. Read the full story...


Monday morning premiere for “A Thing About You”

STOCKHOLM - Fans around the world with access to the Internet will be able to hear Roxette's new single, "A Thing About You" on Monday morning. Read the full story...


Fans compile lyrics to “A Thing About You”

Many TDR subscribers using our SmallTalk forum have been having fun figuring out and compiling the lyrics to the new single after having either heard the song on the radio, or a recording made of the premiere broadcast. Read the full story...


More covers surface of “It Must Have Been Love”

With big international hits, come the inevitable cover versions… and we've learned about a couple of recent covers of Roxette songs. Read the full story...


Video of “A Thing About You” to be included in maxi-single

STOCKHOLM - "A Thing About You", the new Roxette single slated to be released on October 14th, will be available in two different packages. Read the full story...


Short list of songs selected for ‘Night Of The Proms’

ANTWERP - Roxette, accompanied by the Il Novecento orchestra under the direction of Robert Groslot, will perform four or five hit songs during each of the upcoming 'Night of the Proms' concerts. Read the full story...