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Roxette world tour; Per’s latest mix tape

As you may or may not know, before every tour Per spends a night in front of his stereo system with a bottle of wine to put together the perfect mix tape to play while fans all over the world wait for Roxette to come on stage. Read the full story...


Roxette adds more dates spring 2012

Roxette has just announced these dates, although most of them were already known via other channels: Feb 11 Auckland, Vector Arena (New Zealand)Feb 14 Brisbane, Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 16 Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 17 Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 18 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)Feb 20 Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 22 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (Australia)Feb 24 Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 25 Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre (Australia)Feb 28 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia)Feb 29 Perth, Challenge Stadium (Australia) Mar 3 Jakarta, Indoor Tennis Stadium (Indonesia)Mar 6 Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium (Singapore)Mar 8 Hong Kong, Convention Center (Hong Kong) Apr 19 Bogotá (Colombia) Jun 3 Johannesburg, Coca-Cola Dome (South Africa)Jun 5 Durban, ICC Durban Arena (South Africa)Jun 8 Cape Town, Grand Arena (South Africa) Jul 3 Glasgow SECC, Glasgow (UK)Jul 4 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester (UK)Jul 6 LG Arena, Birmingham (UK) This makes the world tour 98 gigs long (99 if you count Colombia which still isn’t officially confirmed,) and there is much much more to come. Read the full story...


Roxette will tour North America

During last night’s episode of Nordic Rox on satellite radio network Sirius XM, Per Gessle was interviewed in London by co-host Sven Lindström. Read the full story...


And finally – more UK dates

According to Real Radio Northwest, Roxette will add three more dates in the UK come July : July 3 Glasgow SECC, GlasgowJuly 4 Manchester Evening News Arena, ManchesterJuly 6: LG Arena, Birmingham Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Read the full story...


Bid on unique artwork by Marie Fredriksson

Tre vänner Marie has drawn this charcoal piece called “Tre vänner” (“Three Friends”) which is being auctioned out.All profits from the auction go towards the Child Diabetes Fund, and is arranged by the Child Diabetes Fund together with the medical company Eli Lilly along with the Swedish Auction Office. Read the full story...


The next single off Charm School is No One Makes It On Her Own

EMI has silently and without any promotion at all released a new single from Charm School – “No One Makes It On Her Own.” The release is so far purely digital, but should a physical need arise, EMI is no stranger to releasing it for real. Read the full story...


Roxette-Sweden 1-0

STOCKHOLM – After the last few weeks of good reviews of Roxette here at TDR there’s nothing much to add really. Read the full story...


Vikunja opening for Roxette – again

Halmstad-based band Vikunja opened for Roxette in Halmstad last August and were personally invited by Per Gessle to open for Roxette again, in Stockholm’s Globen (The Globe) on Thursday and in Malmö Arena on Friday. Read the full story...


Charm School Revisited

Charm School Revisited  – To be released November 28th 2011 has been a fantastic year for Roxette. Read the full story...


And the tour goes on…

Roxette started the fall leg of the tour in Vienna, Austria about a week ago, and the band has been plowing through Germany like back in the heydays. Read the full story...


Five fast ones for Per in Vienna

VIENNA – The Daily Roxette got hold of Per while he was rehearsing down in Vienna before the big fall tour opening tonight: You’re back after basically two months of nothingness and studio work – how does it feel to be back on the road again? Read the full story...


Jonas Åkerlund to d&d

Director and photographer Jonas Åkerlund (Gessle, Roxette, Metallica, Madonna, Prodigy, etc.) is now represented in Scandinavia by d&d management , the same firm that manages Roxette. Read the full story...


Join the Flumeride – again

The old classic Roxette/Gyllene Tider spoof “Join the Flumeride” is coming back to haunt you on September 30. Read the full story...


Per hints at Canada tour

In a TT (Swedish news provider) article today Per reveals Roxette may go to Canada next fall, after the world tour’s end, thus in reality extending it. Read the full story...


Perth II added

PERTH – Due to collosal demand there has been a second Perth date added to the Australian tour: February 24. Read the full story...


Roxette goes back to Finland as well

HELSINKI – The Neverending Tour keeps expanding; another concert has been added to the fall leg of the tour. Read the full story...


Single concert in Sydney becomes full tour of Oz and New Zealand

UPDATED – As suspected, Roxette’s “single” concert in Sydney on February 17th has grown into a full-fledged tour of “Down Under.” So far these concerts have been confirmed: Feb 11 Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ. Read the full story...


Original Album Series released in Sweden

STOCKHOLM – The Original Album Series sets of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson were released in Sweden this week by EMI Svenska. Read the full story...


Sydney sold out

SYDNEY – Roxette’s concert on February 17 in Sydney, Australia has been totally sold out. Read the full story...


Energized concert in Gothenburg

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve added an interview with bass player Magnus Börjeson to this article, click “Read more” to get to that section.] GOTHENBURG – After having traveled more than 1360 km (850 miles) to and from Gothenburg, after having experienced one of the better Roxette concerts I’ve seen and after having gotten the Vanilla Coke-fix taken care of by The Daily Roxette’s German correspondent this reporter is now back in his chair sorting through photos and impressions (and McDonald’s Coke glasses)… Rain was falling, or threatening to fall, over Gothenburg all weekend but when Roxette walked onto stage, it stopped raining. Read the full story...


Speak To Me next single in Germany

According to a short message from Per on Facebook the next Roxette single in Germany will be, as predicted, “Speak To Me”. Read the full story...


Biljett.nu back in action

The Daily Roxette has mentioned this before, but according to an article in today’s Aftonbladet biljett.nu keeps selling tickets to Roxette’s free concert at Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark July 22. Read the full story...


The Nöjet/Live Nation vs. Biljett.nu ticket problem last fall

Clarification from Roxette’s management: The Swedish Market Court decided not to open the case Nöjet/Live Nation vs. Read the full story...


Roxette is working on new album

Swedish newspaper Expressen reveals today that Roxette is already working on the next album. Read the full story...


Greatest Hits cover art and track list

Roxette’s new greatest hits album, aptly named Greatest Hits, will be released in the United States on July 26. Read the full story...


Charm School in the US

As previously reported Charm School will finally be released in the US. The release date has been set to July 26 and EMI/Capitol US will release the album digitally only. Read the full story...


Happy birthday, Marie!

Marie in Halmstad, 2010. Photo by Ulf Stjernbo. As Roxette plays Romania for the first time ever tonight, it’s Marie Fredriksson’s birthday! Read the full story...


Radio climbs to #5… on the radio (radio)

Bolstered by their current world tour, Roxette’s single “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)” continues to be a major hit – on the radio. Read the full story...


Just one 7″ vinyl, not two as previously stated

Not as excellent news for the record collectors out there: there will be only one 7″ single and that’s “Speak To Me” (new release date May 25). Read the full story...


Not one, but two new singles

Good news for all the record collectors out there. The new Roxette singles, yes there are two of them, will be released on 7″ vinyl! Read the full story...


Next single in Germany: Way Out

EMI Germany has chosen “Way Out” to be the next single off Charm School. Read the full story...


South American tour opened

Last night Roxette played the Velodromo in Montevideo, Uruguay and with that the second leg of the tour has been opened. Read the full story...