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Author: Colin van der Bel
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Colin van der Bel

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The Daily Roxette reviews En vacker natt

Tis time for another TDR round table review of a Roxette related release. This time it's the brand new Per Gessle album En vacker natt which will be released Friday April 28. Read the full story...


Amsterdam: Dutch Paradise

AMSTERDAM - To put it in Per's words as he posted on Facebook, yesterday evening another "Dutch Paradise" took place in an almost sold-out Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Read the full story...


New Rox tribute band

Roxette’s recent and upcoming shows around the world prove that their classic hits are still loved by audiences around the world. Read the full story...


Per: “I’m working on Rox”

STOCKHOLM - A lot is happening around Per Gessle this time, with two new releases just last Friday. Read the full story...


The Per Gessle Archives Vol 1 released

The Per Gessle Archives - A demo lover's paradise! Read the full story...


Finnish metal band covers ‘Sleeping In My Car’

The Finnish metal band Children of Bodom has announced that their upcoming album will contain a cover version of Roxette’s ‘Sleeping In My Car’. Read the full story...


Roxette 2012 – FANtastic!

http://vimeo.com/54180942 ROXETTE 2012 – FANtastic! : A mini-documentary about Roxette’s 2012 world tour. Read the full story...


Amsterdam photo contest results

  UTRECHT – Last weekend we asked you to send us your best picture  of Roxette’s show at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on June 29th. Read the full story...


Exclusive Amsterdam photo contest

UTRECHT – Did you take a great picture at Roxette’s show at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on June 29th? Read the full story...


Calling all fans

For a special TDR project which we can’t reveal too much about right now, the Daily Roxette is asking for your help. Read the full story...


“Travelling” – EPK

Friday at noon (CET) the new Travelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK) was released, containing new live, backstage, studio and interview footage, in 720 HD no less! Read the full story...


Roxette plays Oberhausen

OBERHAUSEN – After six consecutive shows in Germany, Roxette played a wonderful show at the König Pilsner Arena in Oberhausen. Read the full story...


Meanwhile backstage in Oberhausen…

Snapshot OBERHAUSEN – The Daily Roxette attended the Oberhausen concert last night, but more about that later. Read the full story...


Vote for Roxette to receive another Rockbjörnen award

Rockbjörnen You can now vote for Roxette as “Best Live Act” for the Rockbjörnen, the famous Swedish pop music awards given out by Aftonbladet. Read the full story...


Signed guitar for charity

‘Team Marcel Jacobs’, a Dutch organisation raising money for more research into brain tumors, is auctioning an electric guitar that has been signed by many artists that performed at the Bospop festival in The Netherlands. Read the full story...


Exclusive interview: Roxette – 25 years

WEERT, Netherlands – Roxette celebrated their 25th anniversary on Friday the 8th of July. Read the full story...


Roxette plays Bospop Festival

Roxette at Bospop Saturday July 9 was a cloudy day in The Netherlands, but that all changed when Roxette came on stage at the Bospop festival in Weert… Click here to view all photographs Read the full story...


Roxette celebrates 25th anniversary

Exactly 25 years ago, on the 8th of July 1986, Roxette released their first single “Neverending Love” in Sweden. Read the full story...


Roxette plays Lithuania

Tonight Roxette performed at the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania for the first time ever. Read the full story...


“Are You An Old Hippie, Sir?” inspires Brazilian film

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - Writer/director Marcos Marques from Curitiba, Brazil, wrote a screenplay based on the Son of a Plumber song "Are You An Old Hippie, Sir?".  Read the full story...


The Daily Roxette meets Per at Night of the Proms

ARNHEM (Updated) - On Friday the 13th of November, the Daily Roxette joined Roxette at the Gelredome in Arnhem for a wonderful night. Read the full story...


Heavy metal cover of “Fading Like a Flower”

Finnish heavy metal band 'Warmen' recorded a cover of Roxette's "Fading Like A Flower". Read the full story...


Belgian newspaper articles on Roxette at NOTP

BILTHOVEN (Updated) - Today, two of Belgium's major newspapers published articles on Roxette's 'comeback' at Night of the Proms: "Swedish supergroup Roxette makes comeback at Night Of The Proms" "We have missed the stage and our fans" They were supposed to come seven years ago, if it wasn't for the fact that Marie Fredriksson (51) was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Read the full story...


Roxette enters studio this summer, probable release before the end of the year

ARNHEM/NIJMEGEN - “After all those years, we deserve to have a little fun!” UIT Magazine, a local Dutch lifestyle and entertainment magazine publishes an exclusive interview with Roxette in their June issue, with a large picture of Roxette on their front cover. Read the full story...


Per Gessle’s show in Gent a magical night

(Updated) -  EDITOR'S NOTE: TDR reporter Colin van der Bel files this additional account and review of the Party Crasher concert in Gent, Belgium. Read the full story...


Per Gessle reveals upcoming releases; RoxBox to include MTV Unplugged

STOCKHOLM - In response to several rumors on the releases of the "Rox Box" and "Greatest Hits," Per Gessle tells The Daily Roxette that there will be the following releases: One standard CD with 20 tracks + a 12-page booklet. Read the full story...


Roxette reunion on its way says Dutch newspaper

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad published the following article today, including a new picture of Per in it's print edition. Read the full story...


Per turns his attention to Roxette’s 20th; no tour for Son of a Plumber

EDITOR'S NOTE: Per spent last Monday in the Netherlands promoting his new album. Read the full story...


Cascada single released on CD

On November 18 German dance act Cascada (Natalie Horler) released the CD-maxi single of their cover of Roxette’s "How Do You Do." The song was first released on a 12" vinyl in September, which was followed by another 12" containing remixes in October. Read the full story...


“Son of a Plumber” leaked

UTRECHT - This afternoon, the songs from the new album "Son Of A Plumber" appeared on the the Kazaa p2p file sharing network. Read the full story...


D.H.T. hits Holland

UTRECHT - Last week, D.H.T.'s "Listen To Your Heart" (Unplugged version featuring Edmee), was selected as superclip for Holland's biggest music television station TMF. Read the full story...