Roxette to play in your living room?

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(Updated) – You heard us right! You can now hire Roxette to play in your living room.

“It’s been so much fun to play live together that we wanted to offer our fans this special opportunity”, said Per in our short phone interview. “It’s not even that expensive to get us to perform to your friends.”

There are of course a few requirements that have to be met: since it’s a full Roxette concert and not an acoustic set, you need to provide at least 15.000 Watts for the PA system, and you need to cater for the band and the staff of 30 people. You also need to have a stage handy, 10 m (30 ft) wide and 5 m (15 ft) high, alternately a local pub/bar/club or similar. But other than that, the band will provide.

The form for setting up your personal concert date will be available at later today. 

However, we’ve heard a rumor that it’s not only for the fun of performing that Per is organizing this. Christoffer Lundquist, who owns the Aerosol Grey Machine studio that Roxette has used in recording their forthcoming album, is demanding rent for the studio for the previous 7 years and is asking such a high price that Per is in desperate need of cash. Per’s assets are locked in his companies and properties and the band will be kicked out of the studio if he can’t get the money soon enough. So you better help him out!

Update: Hmm, yes you may or may not have figured out the date of this article… April 1!

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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April 1st, 2010

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