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EMI to release Marie Fredriksson album set in August

STOCKHOLM – As part of what EMI is calling an “Original Album Series,” Marie Fredriksson’s previously remastered solo albums will be released in Sweden on August 8 as five CDs contained within one eco-friendly package. Read the full story...


Roxette tour moves south to Samara, Russia

SAMARA, RUSSIA - Roxette, after opening the Charm School tour in Kazan, has travelled 181 miles (291 km) south to Samara and will perform at the CSK-VVS Sport Palace this evening. Read the full story...


North America and Australia on the Roxette radar for later this year

KAZAN, RUSSIA - Reporters from the Swedish newspapers covering the premiere concert of the Charm School tour have both published stories quoting Per as saying that if all goes well, Roxette will include North America and Australia when the tour is extended this fall. Read the full story...


Roxette live in Kazan: a promising start to the World Tour

KAZAN, RUSSIA (Updated) - It was a shaky at the beginning, with Per and Marie encountering audio problems during the first three songs… but Roxette mangaged to get through that and, according to reports from various fans amongst the approximately 7,000 in attendance, the rest of the concert went very well. Read the full story...


Roxette’s Charm School World Tour is underway… with extension planned!

Fans have been hopeful in recent years that with Marie's recovery from brain cancer, that Per and Marie would reactivate Roxette: take the stage again… perhaps tour… and if all that wasn't possible, at least get into a recording studio and release new material.  Read the full story...


Young Swedish remixers have their way with “She’s Got Nothing On”

STOCKHOLM - Two Swedish house music DJ/remixers, Adam Rickfors and Adrian Lux – both of them based in Stockholm – were commissioned to create remix versions of "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" for Roxette and EMI Sweden.  Read the full story...


Roxette’s performance on “Wetten, dass..?” is well received

Roxette's perfomance this weekend on the German television program "Wetten, dass…?" was a high-energy medley of "The Look," "It Must Have Been Love," and the new single "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)." The set designer had Roxette performing in an open tunnel lit mostly with blue spotlights. Read the full story...


Citigroup takes control of EMI

NEW YORK - Citigroup, the U.S. banking conglomorate, has seized control of EMI Group Ltd. Read the full story...


Roxette to perform on German television show

German fans have long hoped that Roxette would be a guest on the televison show "Wetten, dass…"  Well, their dream has come true. Read the full story...


Italian music site publishes early review of Charm School

MILAN - Sergio Staffieri, a writer who contributes reviews to the Italian music site Accordo.it, was somehow able to listen to an advance copy of Charm School and has submitted what appears to be one of the very first reviews of Roxette's new album.  Read the full story...


Spotify, Squeezebox and Roxette squeeze in together

LONDON - In a rather unique combination of both tech review and music review, CNET UK – a popular site that provides product reviews, software downloads, and tech news – published a review today of a Logitech product called Squeezebox that makes special mention of Roxette and the fact that they have a new single out! Read the full story...


Hopeful fans get their wish: Roxette releases new single

Fans have been hopeful for years that with Marie's recovery from cancer, that Per and Marie would reactivate Roxette: take the stage again… perhaps tour… and if all that wasn't possible, at least get into a recording studio and release new material. Read the full story...


Brazilian site jumps the gun and puts single on sale over one week early

(Updated) - Brazilian portal UOL has somehow jumped the gun and made "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" available for purchase today, even though the international release date is scheduled for January 7th.   Read the full story...


In Memoriam: Longtime Canadian fan Cory Mistysyn, 32

It is with profound sadness that The Daily Roxette learned yesterday of the death of Cory Mistysyn, a longtime fan of Roxette and Per Gessle and loyal reader of this newspaper. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider/Roxette fan becomes a Swedish knight

NEW YORK - Few Gyllene Tider/Roxette fans have been in a position to share their love of Per's music with others as much as Scott Greenstein, who as the Chief Content Officer of Sirius XM, is the one who approached Per with the idea for the program that was later named Nordic Rox. Read the full story...


Roxette reunion special to air on Nordic Rox; Marie special on Swedish P4

NEW YORK - A Roxette reunion special, hosted by Per, will air in the U.S. Read the full story...


Reunited, Roxette to perform this July at “New Wave” event in Latvia

(Updated) - Editor's Note:  The Daily Roxette originally published this article over a month ago – on April 22 to be exact – announcing that Per and Marie were reuniting and would perform again as Roxette in Lativa this summer.  Read the full story...


Argentinian fan who learned to speak Swedish is subject of Aftonbladet article

There's an article in today's edition of Aftonbladet about Diego Nuñez, a long-time Roxette fan who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read the full story...


Is there a party in your head?

Have you ever heard people talking about getting certain songs stuck in their head – sometimes all day long? Read the full story...


News of Roxette’s comeback spreads around the world

"Hitmachine Roxette makes comeback at Night of the Proms" proclaimed a headline in the Dutch-language newspaper De Morgen as news of Roxette getting back together again continues to spread around the world… the bulk of the stories appearing in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and other European countries. Read the full story...


Party Crasher tour rolls into Halmstad; faces large, appreciative hometown crowd

HALMSTAD, SWEDEN - About 2,000 tickets were sold to this evening's "homecoming" concert in Halmstad, Sweden. Read the full story...


Marie joins Per and band on stage in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Updated) - There were screams, wolf whistles,  shouts of "Marie!,"  cheers, hoots, hollers, and just about every other loud sound of jubiliation you could possibly imagine when Per Gessle invited Marie Fredriksson to join him on stage this evening.  Read the full story...


London concert satisfies, both on and off stage

LONDON (Updated) - Having recovered from feeling a bit under the weather in Gent, Per Gessle was in top form Monday night when he and his band performed here at the Islington Academy in front of a very appreciative crowd.  Read the full story...


No longer just the dream of die-hard fans: Roxette are back!

LONDON (Updated) - No longer just the dream of die-hard fans around the world who will surely feel their prayers for Marie's recovery were answered: Roxette are back! Read the full story...


Per’s concert in Gent a real doorbuster

GENT, BELGIUM - Per Gessle had a doorbuster of a concert here in Gent last night.  Read the full story...


Marie to join Crown Princess Victoria at Stadshuset gala in June

STOCKHOLM - Marie will be one of the celebrity guests attending a June 18 gala at Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall) where Crown Princess Victoria will be handing out this year's prizes from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Artist Fund. Read the full story...


Not so silly, really: Dreams of Roxette together again

As this article is being written, Per and his band are being called back on stage to perform an encore before a noisy, raucous crowd in Helsinki, Finland. Read the full story...


Win a grab bag of Swedish music!

NEW YORK - It's been awhile since we've given anything away to a lucky reader… and since we know there are those amongst you who are interested in discovering what else is happening on the Swedish music scene beyond what Per and Marie are up to… we thought we'd give away a sampling of music from Sweden this year.  Read the full story...


Gothenburg art gallery to show Marie’s work

GOTHENBURG - Lilla Galleriet, an art gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, will host an exhibition of Marie's artwork from September 20 to October 5. Read the full story...


Marie sings title song for Swedish movie

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson will be singing the title song for the upcoming sequel to last year's "Arn" movie. Read the full story...


Movie with Gessle song wins top award at New York film festival

NEW YORK - Director Tomas Alfredson receives a cash prize of $25,000 and extra marketing power for his coming-of-age film "Let the Right One In" by winning the Founder's Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival that concluded here in New York City this past weekend. Read the full story...


Pelle Alsing has a new blues group; MP goes on tour

The drummer most often seen in Roxette's band, Pelle Alsing, has been playing with a new group called Moosters. Read the full story...