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European “Room Service” tour set to begin in September

TDR BREAKING STORY – Without even a press release – let alone a press conference – to formally announce that a tour is planned, tickets for certain venues of Roxette's upcoming "Room Service" tour have already gone on sale! Read the full story...


“Real Sugar” puppets turn out to be real rockers

When Per, answering a question from The Daily Roxette, said that the "Real Sugar" video would feature puppets, many of our readers weren't quite sure what to make of that. Read the full story...


Billboard’s Bronson says “Listen To Your Chart”

NEW YORK - TDR reader Michael Braatz thought it would be a good idea to write to Billboard columnist Fred Bronson and ask about Roxette and the U.S. Read the full story...


Per Gessle writes dance band song

Per Gessle has, together with Niklas Strömstedt and Meja, written a song for the dance band BlackJack, reported the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet today. "This is our best song we've ever recorded," said lead singer Tony Ljungström. The song is called "Sundown" and it will be found on Black Jack's upcoming album. Read the full story...


Concert tour now a virtual certainty – at least in Europe

The Daily Roxette has already reported that plans for a tour are underway. Read the full story...


“Room Service” and “Centre” released in Australia today

"Room Service" was released by EMI in Australia today, along with "The Centre of the Heart" as a single. Read the full story...


Swedish “Rock Watchman” holds key to U.S. relaunch

In a lengthy interview published in Saturday's Dagens Industri, Per Öqvist asked the following question of Tomas Johansson, who heads EMA Telstar (worldwide booking agents for Roxette):   Roxette has had three #1's and a #2 on the American Billboard list. Read the full story...


CNN’s Worldbeat Chart has “Room Service” at #3

NEW YORK - Roxette is at #3 with "Room Service" on the CNN World Beat Top 10 Album Chart, the first ever weekly rundown of the world's best-selling albums. Read the full story...


“Room Service” moves up a notch in Germany

Looking at only at Top Ten chart positions, Roxette's "Room Service" moved up one notch to the #3 spot on the German album chart this past week, while retaining their top #1 position in Belgium and Sweden. Read the full story...


Fans eager for tour turn – again – to an online petition drive

The feeling is, "if it worked before, why not try it again?"   With the memory of a "successful" petition drive last summer still fresh in their heads – a campaign that was credited at least with convincing Marie Fredriksson to tour Sweden – Judith Seuma, along with several other fans, have launched a similar effort to urge Roxette to mount a "Room Service" world tour. Read the full story...


Billboard’s Eurochart shows Roxette in the top 10

NEW YORK - Billboard magazine, in its current issue published here, shows that the Eurochart for albums has Roxette placed at #6. Read the full story...


#7, #5, #4, #1….. Top ten chart success for Rox in Europe

Perhaps it's different for say… a Madonna fan. You pick up a copy of Billboard, her latest song is at #1… no big deal. Read the full story...


Room Service released in México … tacos anyone?

RoxNorthAmeriFANS south of the U.S. border are pleased that EMI México has had the new album "Room Service" available in stores since Friday and that MTV Latin America has begun to show the video "The Centre of the Heart." Read the full story...


Roxette in South African “moo-vie” production

If only we would have had this for April Fool's Day.   André Humphris was sitting at his computer terminal in South Africa, and decided to do a internet search for "Roxette", using www.aardvark.co.za. Read the full story...


Video of Stockholm concert showing on Mr. Edmundo

Two of the songs Roxette performed at Café Opera in Stockholm Sunday night are currently showing on the Mr. Read the full story...


EMI Austria and Canada launch “Room Service” websites

A full-fledged website by EMI Austria and an updated Roxette artist page by EMI Canada are two new destinations on the Internet intended to promote sales of "Room Service" and generate interest in Roxette. Read the full story...


“Showcase” concert in Cologne really rocked!

"Rox-ETTE! … Rox-ETTE! … Rox-ETTE!"   It was a very appreciative, enthusiastic audience that greeted Roxette in Cologne, Germany today for the first of a series of "showcase" concerts. Read the full story...


Transcript of video interview with Roxette released

STOCKHOLM - EMI Sweden has transcribed the videotaped interview with Roxette, portions of which appear on the Roxette.se Read the full story...


Canadian release date set for May 15th

According to EMI Music Canada, they will be releasing "Room Service" on May 15th. Read the full story...


New Roxette album already on Napster

On April 2nd, Roxette's new album, "Room Service," will be released in most parts of the world. Read the full story...


Marie sings duet with Totta Näslund on new album

Marie Fredriksson sings a duet with Totta Näslund, 55, a well-known blues artist in Sweden, on his new album due out on Monday. Read the full story...


Guest appearance scheduled on Swedish TV program

Per and Marie will be appear as guests on the Swedish TV4 program "Malou möter…" ("Malou meets…") this Monday evening at 8:30 pm. Read the full story...


Room Service door opens… and it’s Flash! Boom? Bang?

STOCKHOLM - Fame Studios, along with EMI and Roxette Recordings, launched the official "Room Service" site located at www.roxette.se Read the full story...


Stockholm gig is first concert in Sweden in five years

Roxette's first "concert" in Sweden in five years will be on Sunday, April 1st at Café Opera in Stockholm. Read the full story...


New Roxette song to be featured on Brazilian soap opera

One of the most popular primetime television soap operas in Brazil, "Um Anjo Caiu do Céu" ("Down to Earth"), will feature the new "Room Service" ballad "Milk and Toast and Honey" on their soundtrack. Read the full story...


OIRFC to raffle off tickets to March 26th Cologne showcase

EMI Germany has offered 150 tickets to the OIRFC for the 45-minute showcase concert to be held in Cologne on March 26th. Read the full story...


On-air, online interview with Roxette tomorrow

Roxette will be visiting a radio show called "Ketchup Fanclub" on Swedish radio station P3 tomorrow (Saturday) and chatting with Henrik Olsson, the host. Read the full story...


“Room Service” track listing released by EMI

STOCKHOLM - EMI Sweden's preliminary publicity information for "Room Service" now includes a 12-song track listing for the album. Read the full story...


Mr. Edmundo showcases TCOTH video production

Mr. Edmundo, a Swedish entertainment site partially owned by Per Gessle, is currently featuring a "behind-the-scenes" look at the production of the "Centre of the Heart" video. Read the full story...


“Room Service” releases in North America “up in the air”

NEW YORK - (UPDATED) Edel America Records (EAR), touted by Roxette themselves as being the right record company for them here in the States, has not yet committed to releasing "Room Service", and has no plans to release "Center of the Heart" as a single. Read the full story...


“Entering Your Heart” listed as b-side for single

The cover art is still missing, and the song clips are unavailable, but on EMI Germany's website, you can find "The Centre Of The Heart" listed. Read the full story...


Fans help RetroRewind raise over $500 for charity

NEW YORK - By listening to recorded music and interview segments, and purchasing a custom CD, Roxette fans have helped syndicated radio show RetroRewind raise over $500 for charity in about a month's time. Read the full story...