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Gessle tours Europe with Roxettes music! Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn. The group’s charismatic singer, Marie Fredriksson, announced her withdrawal from touring due to health problems in the spring of 2016, shortly before the release of the group’s tenth studio album, “Good Karma”. When faced with this situation, Gessle decided to channel his energy into writing material for a Swedish solo project recorded in Nashville later that year. The recordings were made with long-time Swedish musical partners Christoffer Lundquist, Clarence Öfwerman, Anders Herrlin and Helena Josefsson, coupled with a long list of top-league American session players. Mixing parts of the Roxette touring band with new musicians, Gessle in the summer of 2017 toured Sweden in support of the first of two mini albums from the Nashville sessions, “En vacker natt” (“A Beautiful Night”). Violin and mandolin player Malin-My Wall, drummer Andreas Dahlbäck and Ola Gustafsson on pedal steel, mandolin and guitar added a fresh touch of Americana, which merged seamlessly with the seasoned Roxette musicians Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Helena Josefsson (backing vocals). Both the tour and the Nashville recorded album were enthusiastically received for adding new perspective and depth to Gessle’s music. - I loved playing with this band, and then it hit me—what if we could do a similar thing dedicated to Roxette music. With Marie unable to perform, all those songs would just gather dust and I was thrilled by the idea of hearing this band performing them, Per Gessle says. - Marie of course is irreplaceable, he adds. But she sends her blessings, and we both think that this could be a great way to keep the songs fresh by playing them with a slightly different twist in front of all those wonderful people that has been following us through the years. Gessle emphasizes that the band is able to cover all aspects of Roxette music; from the hook-laden power-pop hits to the mighty ballads that still gets heavy rotation on classic pop radio all over the world. And he promises to dig deep in his song-vault for some surprises as well. - Yeah, that’s really the fun part of it—I love playing the big hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “Joyride” and “How Do You Do!”, but a tour like this is also a great opportunity to rediscover some of the great, but lesser played, songs and find out what we can make of them. Just wait and see… Dubbed “Per Gessle’s Roxette”, a European tour covering ten countries kicks off in Hamburg, Germany, on October 11. An English album -“Small Town Talk”- featuring material from the Nashville sessions (including a duet with British pop maestro Nick Lowe) as well as new recordings with the touring band, will be released internationally to coincide with the tour. The tour will include the following stops: 11.10 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle (GER) 12.10 Bryssel, Ancienne Belgique (BEL) 15.10 London, Hammersmith Apollo (GBR) 16.10 Manchester, Apollo (GBR) 18.10 Wien, Stadthalle F (AUT) 19.10 Zurich, Halle 622 (SUI) 21.10 Warszawa, Stodola (POL) 22.10 Berlin, Admiralspalast (GER) 23.10 Köln, E-Werk (GER) 25.10 Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (NED) 27.10 Halmstad, Halmstad Arena 3.11 Espoo, Metro Areena (FIN) 5.11 Stockholm, Waterfront 9.11 Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena 10.11 Linköping, Saab Arena 15.11 Oslo, Sentrum Scene (NOR) 16.11 Göteborg, Scandinavium. More gigs to come! / Team Roxette


Gessle tours Europe with Roxettes music! Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn. The group’s charismatic singer, Marie Fredriksson, announced her withdrawal from touring due to health problems in the spring of 2016, shortly before the release of the group’s tenth studio album, “Good Karma”. When faced with this situation, Gessle decided to channel his energy into writing material for a Swedish solo project recorded in Nashville later that year. The recordings were made with long-time Swedish musical partners Christoffer Lundquist, Clarence Öfwerman, Anders Herrlin and Helena Josefsson, coupled with a long list of top-league American session players. Mixing parts of the Roxette touring band with new musicians, Gessle in the summer of 2017 toured Sweden in support of the first of two mini albums from the Nashville sessions, “En vacker natt” (“A Beautiful Night”). Violin and mandolin player Malin-My Wall, drummer Andreas Dahlbäck and Ola Gustafsson on pedal steel, mandolin and guitar added a fresh touch of Americana, which merged seamlessly with the seasoned Roxette musicians Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Helena Josefsson (backing vocals). Both the tour and the Nashville recorded album were enthusiastically received for adding new perspective and depth to Gessle’s music. - I loved playing with this band, and then it hit me—what if we could do a similar thing dedicated to Roxette music. With Marie unable to perform, all those songs would just gather dust and I was thrilled by the idea of hearing this band performing them, Per Gessle says. - Marie of course is irreplaceable, he adds. But she sends her blessings, and we both think that this could be a great way to keep the songs fresh by playing them with a slightly different twist in front of all those wonderful people that has been following us through the years. Gessle emphasizes that the band is able to cover all aspects of Roxette music; from the hook-laden power-pop hits to the mighty ballads that still gets heavy rotation on classic pop radio all over the world. And he promises to dig deep in his song-vault for some surprises as well. - Yeah, that’s really the fun part of it—I love playing the big hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “Joyride” and “How Do You Do!”, but a tour like this is also a great opportunity to rediscover some of the great, but lesser played, songs and find out what we can make of them. Just wait and see… Dubbed “Per Gessle’s Roxette”, a European tour covering ten countries kicks off in Hamburg, Germany, on October 11. An English album -“Small Town Talk”- featuring material from the Nashville sessions (including a duet with British pop maestro Nick Lowe) as well as new recordings with the touring band, will be released internationally to coincide with the tour. The tour will include the following stops: 11.10 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle (GER) 12.10 Bryssel, Ancienne Belgique (BEL) 15.10 London, Hammersmith Apollo (GBR) 16.10 Manchester, Apollo (GBR) 18.10 Wien, Stadthalle F (AUT) 19.10 Zurich, Halle 622 (SUI) 21.10 Warszawa, Stodola (POL) 22.10 Berlin, Admiralspalast (GER) 23.10 Köln, E-Werk (GER) 25.10 Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (NED) 27.10 Halmstad, Halmstad Arena 3.11 Espoo, Metro Areena (FIN) 5.11 Stockholm, Waterfront 9.11 Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena 10.11 Linköping, Saab Arena 15.11 Oslo, Sentrum Scene (NOR) 16.11 Göteborg, Scandinavium. More gigs to come! / Team PG


Oh yea! Euro tour coming up. Check gessle.com for info + dates.

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Per Gessle's Roxette - tour dates: 11 October - Hamburg (Laeiszhalle, Großer Saal) 12 October - Brussels (Ancienne Belgique) 15 October - London (Hammersmith Apollo) 16 October - Manchester (Apollo) 18 October - Vienna (Wiener Stadthalle, Halle F) 19 October - Zurich (Halle 622) 21 October - Warsaw (Klub Stodoła) 22 October - Berlin (Admiralspalast, Theatersaal) 23 October - Cologne (E-Werk) 25 October - Utrecht (Muziekcentrum Vredenburg) 27 October - Halmstad (Halmstad Arena) 30 October - Saint Petersburg (БКЗ «Октябрьский») 3 November - Espoo (Metro Areena) 5 November - Stockholm (Waterfront) 9 November - Karlstad (Löfbergs Arena) 10 November - Linköping (Saab Arena) 15 November - Oslo (Sentrum Scene) 16 November - Göteborg (Scandinavium)


PER GESSLE'S ROXETTE - 2018 (LONG)

The tour is growing - FIVE dates in Sweden! #PerGesslesRoxette Also, one in Finland on Nov 3 at ESPOO Metro Arena as well as the dates below we mentioned yesterday Oct 11 Hamburg, Germany Oct 18 Vienna, Austria Oct 19 Zurich, Switzerland Oct 21 Warsaw, Poland Oct 22 Berlin, Germany Oct 23 Cologne, Germany Oct 25 Utrecht, The Netherlands


Per Gessle's autumn tour is growing. We'll add dates to this post as and when we find out. So far we have: Oct 11 Hamburg, Germany Oct 12 Brussels, Belgium Oct 15 London, UK Oct 16 Manchester, UK Oct 18 Vienna, Austria Oct 19 Zurich, Switzerland Oct 21 Warsaw, Poland Oct 22 Berlin, Germany Oct 23 Cologne, Germany Oct 25 Utrecht, The Netherlands Oct 27 Halmstad, Sweden Oct 30 St Petersburg, Russia Nov 3 Espoo, Finland Nov 5 Stockholm, Sweden Nov 9 Karlstad, Sweden Nov 10 Linköping, Sweden Nov 15 Oslo, Norway Nov 16 Göteborg, Sweden Where will be added next? #PerGesslesRoxette


TVC for Per's 2018 Tour! Check out the TDR Facebook Page for more dates!


PER GESSLE'S ROXETTE - 2018 (LONG)


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Gessle tours Europe with Roxettes music! Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn. The group’s charismatic singer, Marie Fredriksson, announced her withdrawal from touring due to health problems in the spring of 2016, shortly before the release of the group’s tenth studio album, “Good Karma”. When faced with this situation, Gessle decided to channel his energy into writing material for a Swedish solo project recorded in Nashville later that year. The recordings were made with long-time Swedish musical partners Christoffer Lundquist, Clarence Öfwerman, Anders Herrlin and Helena Josefsson, coupled with a long list of top-league American session players. Mixing parts of the Roxette touring band with new musicians, Gessle in the summer of 2017 toured Sweden in support of the first of two mini albums from the Nashville sessions, “En vacker natt” (“A Beautiful Night”). Violin and mandolin player Malin-My Wall, drummer Andreas Dahlbäck and Ola Gustafsson on pedal steel, mandolin and guitar added a fresh touch of Americana, which merged seamlessly with the seasoned Roxette musicians Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Helena Josefsson (backing vocals). Both the tour and the Nashville recorded album were enthusiastically received for adding new perspective and depth to Gessle’s music. - I loved playing with this band, and then it hit me—what if we could do a similar thing dedicated to Roxette music. With Marie unable to perform, all those songs would just gather dust and I was thrilled by the idea of hearing this band performing them, Per Gessle says. - Marie of course is irreplaceable, he adds. But she sends her blessings, and we both think that this could be a great way to keep the songs fresh by playing them with a slightly different twist in front of all those wonderful people that has been following us through the years. Gessle emphasizes that the band is able to cover all aspects of Roxette music; from the hook-laden power-pop hits to the mighty ballads that still gets heavy rotation on classic pop radio all over the world. And he promises to dig deep in his song-vault for some surprises as well. - Yeah, that’s really the fun part of it—I love playing the big hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “Joyride” and “How Do You Do!”, but a tour like this is also a great opportunity to rediscover some of the great, but lesser played, songs and find out what we can make of them. Just wait and see… Dubbed “Per Gessle’s Roxette”, a European tour covering ten countries kicks off in Hamburg, Germany, on October 11. An English album -“Small Town Talk”- featuring material from the Nashville sessions (including a duet with British pop maestro Nick Lowe) as well as new recordings with the touring band, will be released internationally to coincide with the tour. The tour will include the following stops: 11.10 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle (GER) 12.10 Bryssel, Ancienne Belgique (BEL) 15.10 London, Hammersmith Apollo (GBR) 16.10 Manchester, Apollo (GBR) 18.10 Wien, Stadthalle F (AUT) 19.10 Zurich, Halle 622 (SUI) 21.10 Warszawa, Stodola (POL) 22.10 Berlin, Admiralspalast (GER) 23.10 Köln, E-Werk (GER) 25.10 Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (NED) 27.10 Halmstad, Halmstad Arena 3.11 Espoo, Metro Areena (FIN) 5.11 Stockholm, Waterfront 9.11 Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena 10.11 Linköping, Saab Arena 15.11 Oslo, Sentrum Scene (NOR) 16.11 Göteborg, Scandinavium. More gigs to come! / Team Roxette


Gessle tours Europe with Roxette’s music!

Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn. Read the full story...

Per Gessle to tour Europe in autumn

Here is the press release announcing Per’s tour in Europe. Ticket sales start on Friday, with presales for various shows. Check your local ticket websites for more information! Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the ... Read more

Most likely the tour "Per Gessle's Roxette" will include a date in Zürich on 19 October at Halle 622.

Oh and the Best.Drummer.in.the.World is turning 28 today! Happy B-day Micke Syd!

Per's Euro tour is taking form, these dates are "out" so far: Oct 11 Hamburg, Germany Oct 18 Vienna, Austria Oct 21 Warsaw, Poland Oct 22 Berlin, Germany Oct 23 Cologne, Germany Oct 25 Utrecht, The Netherlands And the tour is apparently called Per Gessle's Roxette.


Badabam! /P.


Per Gessle - Do You Wanna Be My Baby? (offical video)

The official music video for "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?" by Per Gessle. Taken from the album The World According to Gessle, released in 1997. Follow Per Gessl...

The Sunday treat! Enjoy! /P.


Roxette - The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain) (Official Video)

Music video by Roxette performing The Centre Of The Heart. https://www.facebook.com/RealRoxette/ https://www.roxette.se

The Saturday Song! Enjoy. /P.


Roxette - You Don't Understand Me (Official Video)

Music video by Roxette performing You Don't Understand Me.

Yep. Release date March 23! Enjoy + have a fab weekend y'all! /P.



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Hey all you beautiful Norwegians. Tonight's the night. Here's your chance to vote for STOP THE MUSIC with Charla K. You can start calling from 8pm. Fingers crossed! /P.


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Today is the day! Keep your fingers crossed for Charla K & her song, Stop The Music to win tonight on Melodi Grand Prix in Norway! 🎶🤞 /PP Listen to the song HERE: https://open.spotify.com/album/0ACXJGAYJO2nUhajzQ3f34 Details HERE: http://roxetteblog.com/2018/01/15/charla-k-to-compete-with-a-song-co-written-with-per-gessle/ Photos by Karin Törnblom


Yes. Single release date March 23! Enjoy + have a fab weekend y'all /P.



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Today is the day! Keep your fingers crossed for Charla K & her song, Stop The Music to win tonight on Melodi Grand Prix in Norway! 🎶🤞 /PP Listen to the song HERE: https://open.spotify.com/album/0ACXJGAYJO2nUhajzQ3f34 Details HERE: http://roxetteblog.com/2018/01/15/charla-k-to-compete-with-a-song-co-written-with-per-gessle/ Photos by Karin Törnblom

Hey all you beautiful Norwegians. Tonight's the night. Here's your chance to vote for STOP THE MUSIC with Charla K. You can start calling from 8pm. Fingers crossed! /P.


To be released March 23.


Release date MARCH 23. Have a fab weekend y’all!

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Fab!


Rosie Thomas - Pretty Dress (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Subscribe To Sub Pop's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/subpoprecords Rosie Thomas / Sub Pop http://www.subpop.com/artists/rosie_thomas "Pretty Dr...


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On SVT1's program, Ögonblicket, Per Gessle will shortly talk about "Till the End of the Day", The Kinks song that aroused his interest in music. 🎶 11:25-11:30 CET, March 15th! 📺 /PP


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💖🎶 Hey it's gotta be simple 🎶 A broken heart can never keep time 🎶💔⏱ Soon we’ll be able to put together the whole Per Gessle song. Haha! Check out the snippets of Name You Beautiful at the links below! Release date … still SOON! ✌ /PP https://www.facebook.com/wttc2018halmstad/videos/1240612736072024/ https://www.facebook.com/wttc2018halmstad/videos/1242592392540725/ Photo by Anders Roos


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💖🎶 Hey it's gotta be simple 🎶 A broken heart can never keep time 🎶💔⏱ Soon we’ll be able to put together the whole Per Gessle song. Haha! Check out the snippets of Name You Beautiful at the links below! Release date … still SOON! ✌ /PP https://www.facebook.com/wttc2018halmstad/videos/1240612736072024/ https://www.facebook.com/wttc2018halmstad/videos/1242592392540725/ Photo by Anders Roos


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On SVT1's program, Ögonblicket, Per Gessle will shortly talk about "Till the End of the Day", The Kinks song that aroused his interest in music. 🎶 11:25-11:30 CET, March 15th! 📺 /PP

Gävle 1987.


Still amazing video by Tanya Rush! /P.


Roxette - No one Makes it on Her Own [Official Music Video]

Music video by Roxette performing No one Makes it on Her Own. (P) 2011 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Roxette Recordings under exclu...