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New Roxette billboard in Moscow

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for the picture.

“Per Gessle – Kung av Tylösand”

HALMSTAD – Between June 16 and August 13 there is a small, but nice, exhibition about Per Gessle, Gyllene Tider and Roxette at Söndrum's public library. Read the full story...

[News] “Per Gessle – Kung av Tylösand”

Saturday info re the new Rox album: We’ll continue the colourful sessions after the six live shows. The release, most likely, will be early next year! And, hey, it’s sounds great!!!

Lots and lots of new pics at

Helena isn’t with us these upcoming gigs. New face/voice for you all: MALIN EKSTRAND. An excellent choice, sir.

Malin Ekstrand to replace Helena Josefsson on 2010 tour

According to the latest information published on PER GESSLE OFFICIAL Helena Josefsson was replaced by Malin Ekstrand on 2010 Roxette tour. Helena isn’t with us on these upcoming gigs. New face/voice for you all: MALIN EKSTRAND. An excellent choice, sir. More about this new backing singer can be found on her website.

Rox at the rehearsals: Chris & Magnus are trying out new stage outfits. Good God! Have you seen the Benny Hill show?

HOT HOT HOT brand new Roxette at the Rehearsals videos only at – Have a soda and enjoy!

Per Gessle – Snowfish


Gessle’s plectrums for 2010 tour?

Thanks to Sandra Knospe for the information. And here is the official comment from Per Gessle: Howdy, yes these were made for the upcoming shows. However, I didn’t like the colour so I gave them to blue Christoffer. Naturally, he loved them! So he uses them, not me! Mine looks the same but are a/white […]

Halmstad Festival poster

If you have a better picture of this poster, send it to us! Source: Vikunja’s Fan Page

Another day of Rox rehearsals starts in 44 minutes. So many songs, so little time. The lunch is good too.

Ahh The Pop World…..

AFP: Plastic Bertrand admits not singing pop classic

BRUSSELS — Belgian pop star Plastic Bertrand confessed Wednesday he did not sing his 1977 hit record "Ca Plane Pour Moi" — nor any of the songs on his first four albums.

Did finance a Roxette comeback?

When not even Roxette’s own company Live Nation in the beginning of this year dared to believe that a concert of Roxette would sell enough, Biljett Nu went in into this business and financed the show. Our investment in Roxette was an absolutely right decision. See you in Halmstad! Because of a dispute with Live […]

3 new Roxette BEHIND-THE-SCENES videos out now on – ENJOY!

Russian musician inspired by Roxette’s “It must have been love” video

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

Swedish bands Vikunja and Paintbox are the opening acts for Roxette in Halmstad.

It’s been tuff to visit the last couple of days. Sorry about that. Too crowded because of the Next Big Thing-competition I guess…. Or is it me?????

“Låt den rätte komma in” goes USA.

Americans bought the rights for Swedish “Låt den rätte komma in” film in which Per Gessle’s song “Kvar i min bil” was used as one of the main themes. Now you can watch the American trailer on YouTube. If you are nostalgic and find Swedish version as better one (even though American version did not […]

Reimbursement of The Race Legends tickets?

We got an interesting message from Andreas Kämpf regarding The Race Legends tickets I got a phone call from Caroline Jepson from TRL last Thursday. She asked me if I want to change my racetickets to Roxette-tickets or if I want to give the tickets back and cancel my hotelbooking. Since I have new tickets […]

Start rehearsing again early next week. Yeehaa!

Lost 20,000 SEK on Roxette tickets

As we know Roxette’s comeback gig was moved from Anderstorp till Halmstad. Suprisingly, not only the oragnizer and the place were changed but also the ticket’s price – it became cheaper. But Röke Buss’s company which bought 200 tickets is not happy about this fact. NorraSkå informs about Lars Erlingsson, Röke Buss owner, who bought […]

The King of Swedish Pop meets the King of Sweden

The King of Swedish Pop Per Gessle met with the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf just before Prince Carl Philip’s race in the Porsche Carrera Cup in Falkenberg on the hot and balmy afteroon July 10th. “It is a little bit of freezing… Naaah, I’m just kidding. I’ve read that there was 50 degrees […]

Getting pancake! New stunning Roxette home video out now on – HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, Y’ALL!

Interview with Linnea Olsson from Paintbox

Hallandsposten has an interview with Linnea Olsson from Paintbox about the concert as support act of Roxette, you can read it here: More information about the Paintbox can be found here.

Åsa Gessle – In love

Åsa Gessle has created a collection of lamps called “In Love” with a clear message of peace. On the lamp can be found a sign stating “Make love, not war” with a small peace symbol. The designer has been inspired by the fact that this year is 50 years since peace symbol began its triumphal […]

‘The Look’ cover version by Italian band ‘Ocean Drive’

The Roxette classic was covered again, this time by the Italian rock band ‘Ocean Drive’. Watch the video here: The band’s website: Ocean Drive Thanks Fabio Z. for the news tip!

New Rox home video out now on

Per Gessle – Snowfish


Vikunja – The second supporting act for Halmstad concert

Vicunja, a band from Halmstad, was founded in 2006 and consists of Alex Hansson (vocals), Johan Israelsson (guitar), Joakim Persson (bass) and Martin Larsson (drums). After appearances in Nalen in Stockholm and at the Peace & Love festival in Borlänge Vicunja released a video for the song “Some People“. Theirs music has been described as […]

New Rox-video from the Royal Rehearsals out now on – ENJOY!

Per Gessle – Snowfish

3 great chords, 2 good friends

2010 FIFA World Cup best goalkeeper is Roxette fan

Iker Casillas is a World Cup-winning Spanish football goalkeeper who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain for the Spanish national team. In 2010 he captained the national team that won Spain’s first ever FIFA World Cup and the Golden Glove Award for the tournament’s best goalkeeper. In this very short […]

Paintbox to perform with Roxette on August 14th

The Halmstad festival, as Per Gessle has announced recently, slowly takes its shape. The first supporting act for Roxette Halmstad concert on August 14th is Paintbox. We are trio from Halmstad, Sweden – consisting of Linnea Olsson, Magnus Helgesson and Gicken Johansson. We play and make music that makes us happy! We are at the […]