“Roxette Announce Comeback” declares news headline

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - It's finally started!! While The Daily Roxette has been reporting this story for months now, the first reports heralding the return of Roxette from other news sources have begun to appear. Roxette's 20th Anniversary – that many fans have been almost afraid to start celebrating… for fear of somehow jinxing it – can begin to get underway!

  With a headline of "Roxette Announce Comeback,", a website devoted to entertainment industry news, published a story today, one of the first of what's sure to be many to come.

"Swedish pop duo ROXETTE are heading back to the studio later this year, singer and guitarist PER GESSLE has announced. THE LOOK stars took a break from music-making when singer MARIE FREDRIKSSON was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002. But having received the all-clear, the band will now record new material, Gessle reveals. He says "We haven't written any new songs yet, but we'll definitely go back to the studio this summer." Roxette, who are considered the most successful Swedish band since ABBA, launched their career in the 1980s and hope to mark their 20th anniversary with the new material.

  Rheinische Post, a German newspaper, published a similar article. Meanwhile, Per made a firm promise during an interview on Swedish TV4 yesterday (while presenting his new "Hey Mr. DJ" video) that this anniversary would be observed with new Roxette material. "It feels like we are not really finished with what we’ve started yet," he said.

  Aftonbladet also writes more or less the same thing, but adds that Per and Marie will go to Christoffer Lundquist's Aerosol Grey Machine studio this summer to record "a few new tracks." Per also tells Aftonbladet that a tour could be in the cards. "You never know," he says.

Anniversary logo by Jorge Diaz for The Daily Roxette

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Lars-Erik Olson

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March 20th, 2006

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