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Gessle to perform in Oslo and Helsinki

HELSINKI/OSLO (UPDATED) - The Daily Roxette has now found out the dates and venues of Per's first concerts outside Sweden, in Oslo, Norway and Helsinki, Finland. Read the full story...


Stockholm gig could be moved to the stadium

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle's summer tour has been a success in every town so far. Read the full story...


Per: “There will be more solo albums”

STOCKHOLM - "Mazarin's" success has made Per want even more. "Of course there will be more solo albums," says Per to Aftonbladet. Read the full story...


Per: “Marie and I are the biggest fans of Roxette”

HELSINKI - Per was interviewed this evening on Finnish TV in a weekly series called Popsmart where popular musicians are interviewed for a half an hour. Read the full story...


Gessle tour is a success – other summer tours are failing

STOCKHOLM - Swedish tabloid Expressen reports about Swedish summer tours. As we very well know, Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour has been a huge success. Read the full story...


Per Gessle to be interviewed on Finnish TV

HELSINKI - FST's (Finland's Swedish Television) music interview series "Popsmart" returns this summer with a very interesting interview. Read the full story...


Princess Victoria celebrated her birthday with three Per-penned songs

BORGHOLM - Per Gessle was one of the performers invited to the "Grattis Victoria" concert on the Swedish island Öland yesterday evening. Read the full story...


Manager: “Marie writes songs whenever she’s able to”

STOCKHOLM - Aftonbladet has published a story about Marie who's now working on new songs, as we told earlier this week. Read the full story...


Per: “I’m not interested in the music business anymore”

HELSINKI - The international free newspaper Metro published a big Per Gessle interview in its Helsinki edition last week. Read the full story...


“Opportunity Nox” goes straight to #2 and #11 on Swedish charts

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Roxette's latest single, "Opportunity Nox", goes straight to the top positions on the Swedish radio show "Tracks" charts. Read the full story...


Discography competition: winners announced!

The three winners of our Roxette discography book competition have been chosen and they are: Chris Oriet, Canada Marc de Kort, The Netherlands Angela Nußbaum, Germany We will contact the winners directly. Read the full story...


The year in review: TDR looks back at 2002

Marie's brain tumor… withdrawing from "Night of the Proms"… thousands of get-well wishes from fans around the world… releasing a ballad hits compilation that included new songs… Per in court…   A lot of things - unfortunately not all of them good - happened to Roxette in the year 2002. Read the full story...


Per gets bugged by Finnish reporter

HELSINKI - Per was interviewed recently by Nyt, a weekly Finnish newspaper (The name means "now" in Finnish), and the article appears in their latest issue. Read the full story...


New power pop songs finished

HELSINKI - As we reported in October, Roxette is releasing a power pop hits compilation as a follow-up to their "Ballad Hits" album. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” copy protection fails to fulfill its mission

Even before "The Ballad Hits" compilation's official release date, there were early reports that the album's controversial copy protection was a failure. Read the full story...


Watch “Ballad Hits” TV spot online

Capitol Records has started to promote the new "Ballad Hits" album online. At least Aftonbladet.se is running a rich-media advertisement "Roxette Jukebox" which allows you to listen clips from 6 tracks on the album and from the 4 bonus EP tracks. Read the full story...


Bonus tracks on same CD in Japan

"The Ballad Hits" album's Japanese version will be similar to the German one: it will have 15 tracks and 2 bonus tracks on one CD. Read the full story...


EMI promotes new album with raspberry-themed items

Often when a new album is released, the record company releases promotional items to advertise and promote the album. Read the full story...


Roxette.org seeking for donations

Daniel Zimmerman, the administrator of roxette.org services, reporte a couple of weeks ago that roxette.org might face its end due to financial constraints. Read the full story...


Marie’s tumor removed successfully

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to a report published in today's Expressen, the operation to remove Marie's tumor was conducted on Monday. Read the full story...


Ballad Hits gets Canadian release date

EMI Music Canada has published a news story on The Ballad Hits album on their website: "[…] Roxette have collected their big ballads on one album. Read the full story...


Roxette.org in danger?

Daniel Zimmerman, the administrator of roxette.org website and the listmaster of the Roxette Mailing List, sent an alarming message to the list. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” cover picture announced

The German branch of EMI has published the cover picture of Roxette's latest single, "A Thing About You". Read the full story...


New video available on Swedish sites

STOCKHOLM - Roxette's latest video, "A Thing About You", is now available in streaming Real format on two Swedish news portals. Read the full story...


Marie’s fainting caused by a brain tumor

STOCKHOLM - In an official press release sent to various media outlets including The Daily Roxette, Roxette's manager reports that doctors have found a small tumor in the back of Marie's head which probably caused her fainting episode earlier this week. Read the full story...


Per: “New ballad untypical for Roxette”

STOCKHOLM - According to Per, the new ballad from Roxette, "A Thing About You", will be untypical for Roxette. Read the full story...


Power pop compilation coming in spring

STOCKHOLM - In addition to the ballad compilation in the autumn of this year, Roxette is releasing a collection of their greatest power pop songs in the spring of 2003. Read the full story...


Old Parlophone hits to be released on compilation album

STOCKHOLM - EMI Svenska is planning to release a summer collection of songs that were released under the Parlophone label during the period 1979-1983. Read the full story...


Roxette to release a Greatest Hits album?

News story in Hallandsposten, later confirmed to Official Fanclub's roxettenews.com by Roxette's management, reveals that the band is working on a Greatest Hits album with a couple of new tracks. Read the full story...


The Covers Project builds “chains” of cover tracks

The Covers Project is an interesting concept of collecting a database of cover songs and then building "chains" of them. Read the full story...


Per’s Ramones cover to be released as a single

According to Official Roxette Fanclub's roxettenews.com, Per's Ramones cover "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" will be released as a single. Read the full story...


Roxette’s record label revamping name, restructuring

LONDON - Roxette's forthcoming releases won't be on the EMI-branded label anymore. The UK-based EMI Group is streamlining its company structure and as a result, one of its labels, EMI Records, will be renamed Capitol. Read the full story...