Looking Back: Roxette in the US two years ago this week
NEW YORK – It was exactly two years ago that Roxette, having signed a record deal with Edel America Records (EAR), were here in the United States on a two-week promotional tour that took them across the country.
Among other appearances during their time here, the band played the sold-out MixFest outdoor concert in Boston, at Virgin Megastore Times Square in New York, and at the Experience Music Project in Seattle (designed by Frank Gehry, who was also the architect of the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain).
There was even a new fan club, RoxNorthAmeriFANS, formed with the support of Steven Howlett’s Roxette.net and TDR. The club worked closely with EAR to promote “Wish I Could Fly” on US radio stations.
While this was supposed to be Roxette’s US comeback, it wasn’t long thereafter, however, that trouble appeared. Encountering financial difficulty, EAR did not release “Room Service” and since then, has gone out of business.
A glimmer of hope still exists to see Roxette marketed in the US. Their hit songs continue to be played regularly on the radio, and it would make sense to have at least a Greatest Hits album available. TDR has learned that a proposal similar to this is under consideration.
- NorthAmeriFans archived site (Steven Howlett and Judith Seuma put this site together for RNAF)
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September 28th, 2002
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