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Per: “Our lives don’t depend on success in the States”

"Sure it would be cool to break through in States again, but it's not the end if won't," says Per in Aftonbladet. Read the full story...


Roxette to visit Jay Leno in December

According to Expressen, Roxette is going to visit the popular NBC talk show "Tonight with Jay Leno" in December. Read the full story...


Expressen reports from Boston

Expressen has an article on Roxette's promotional tour debut in MixFest, Boston. According to the paper, the MixFest stage was the largest ever in New England. Read the full story...


Boston MixFest schedule revealed

The schedule for tomorrow's MixFest festival in Boston has been revealed on the Internet. Read the full story...


Chairman of Swedish pop composers group defends Napster

In today's Metro Stockholm, Roger A. Wallis, the chairman of SKAP (Association of Swedish Pop Music Composers) defends Napster, the Website that the recording industry wants to outlaw since it's being used to download music illegally from the Internet. Read the full story...


Fanclub web site under construction

The Holland-based Official Roxette Fanclub has put their website "under heavy construction". The new site will be located on their own server — as soon as the Dutch telecom company has been able to supply their ADSL line. Read the full story...


Sign a petition to save T&A studio

During this week, Julieta Vasta and Jorge Diaz have been working on a site where fans will be able to write what they feel about the demolition of T&A. Read the full story...


New details on US promo tour revealed

Roxette's upcoming Promo Tour in the United States continues to take shape. Here are some of the highlights: September 2000   22 Arrival - USA 23 WBMX MixFest - Boston Venue: Suffolk Downs Showtime: 11:50 am, probably after 12:00 25 WB In The Morning, TV show Performance time: 7:45 Travel to NYC afterwards   26 NYC - Press Day 27 Virgin Megastore AppearanceIn-store Performance at 5 pm, followed by signing session. Read the full story...


Back pain forced Per to start training

Per will leave for the US promotional tour in better shape than ever. Read the full story...


Marie received her award from Halland Academy

Marie received in yesterday's ceremony a 100,000-SEK award from Halland Academy. The award was given to three people from Halland county because of their efforts to promote their home county. Read the full story...


New Roxette album inspired by William Orbit

Per says in FLT's interview published in Hallandposten, that some of the songs recorded for the forthcoming Roxette album sound almost like those of the producer guru William Orbit. Read the full story...


First details on Roxette’s US promotional tour

Here are further details on Roxette's US promotional tour. Arrangements are still being made, and all information is subject to change. Read the full story...


Roxette to have promotional website for the USA

Edel America's new website reveals that Roxette will have a site for promoting the band's releases and mini tour in the States. Read the full story...


Roxette to have 10 acoustic concerts in September, new album in March

Roxette is going to have a 10-concert promotional tour in the USA next month. Read the full story...


Per’s Net company seeks for publicity

In early June, TDR reported about Per's investment in a company specialized in Internet consulting, called Fame Studios. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider reunites for TV4’s 10th anniversary

The Swedish TV4 celebrates their 10th anniversary this year. In their big birthday gala, they will have live performances from every artist who has won "song of the year" Grammis in the 90s. Read the full story...


Marie live recordings to appear on video, DVD, TV4?

Mikael Bolyos, husband of Marie and the leader of her summer tour band, has revealed that the live recording of Marie's Stockholm concert will be released on both DVD and VHS. Read the full story...


Roxette to play live in Boston festival

Roxette will be playing live on stage in the USA for the first time since their Joyride world tour in the early 90s. Read the full story...


Fan publishes concert diary on the Net

Simon Gledhill, a fan of Marie also known as simes or essjaygee, has dedicated a site to Marie's summer tour. Read the full story...


Marie thanks her fans on the Internet

Judith, the originator of the highly successful petition for asking Marie to go on tour, has published a message from Marie. Read the full story...


Marie as the cover girl of Finnair’s in-flight magazine

"Soaking up the summer with Marie Fredriksson" says the front cover of June-July issue of Blue Wings, Finnair's in-flight magazine. Read the full story...


Patrik Isaksson guest star in Stockholm concert

We've received some unconfirmed tidbits about Marie's tour. Marie herself has said that Patrik Isaksson will be special guest star in Stockholm concert next week. Read the full story...


Raving review of “Wish I Could Fly” in Billboard

A recent issue of Billboard Magazine had an absolutely raving review of "Wish I Could Fly". Read the full story...


“Let’s meet by Picasso”

"Jag väntar vid Picasso, kom och möt mig om en stund," ("I'll wait by Picasso, come and meet me in a while") sings Per in the song "Småstad". Read the full story...


US radio directors praise “Wish I Could Fly”

Hitmakers Online (see the previous article) lists comments of Music Directors and Program Directors of American radio stations on the new releases. Read the full story...


TV4 working on tour documentary

The Swedish TV4 is working on a documentary on Marie's summer tour. Footage for the film has been shot at least in the Halmstad concert, where they filmed Marie's performance and the audience and interviewed fans. Read the full story...


US album cover revealed

The cover picture of the new greatest hits album for the US market has been revealed on the Internet. Read the full story...


Ask Marie for a live album

Judith, the organizer of the successful campaign to get Marie on tour, has together with James (of Gun-Marie Guys and Gals fame) started a new petition. Read the full story...


Marie’s tour: Per and MP special guests in Halmstad

Friday evening Marie had the second concert of her summer tour, this time in Roxette's "home town", Halmstad. Read the full story...


Expressen: “Marie is a brilliant singer”

"You can see that she loves her job and she really infected the people with her enthusiasm," Måns Ivarsson writes in Expressen. Read the full story...


Marie: “Fans mean a lot to me”

Judith Seuma, the webmaster of tro.roxette.org got a message from the Swedish reporter Cecilia Parkert who wrote an article about Marie's tour in Metro. Read the full story...


Marie launches her tour in Borgholm castle

Marie's tour started yesterday evening in the Borgholm castle ruins. It was rainy, but 3,900 people still wanted to see Marie live in this exceptional outdoor venue, familiar to many Roxette fans from the "Listen To Your Heart" and "Dangerous" videos. Read the full story...