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  ★ Latest news

Roxette is currently on another world tour, called Roxette Live – The 30th Anniversay tour. The full tour is yet not known, but it started in Russia October 28, 2014 and went down to Australia in February 2015. More on our tour page. The tour continues in Europe in May. To support the tour, another Greatest Hits album is being released: Roxette XXX – The 30 Biggest Hits as well as a new version of the RoxBox.

There will be a new single released in April and an album “likely in October.”

  ★ Biography

Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson are Roxette. Roxette formed in Sweden in 1986 and broke thru world wide in March 1989 when the single “The Look” went to #1 in the US. Roxette had 4 US #1s and 2 #2s between 1989 and 1991; “The Look,” “Dangerous,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “It Must Have Been Love,”  “Joyride” and “Fading Like a Flower.” In 1994 things got bad between Roxette and their record company in the US, therefore there has been little to no Roxette in that part of the world since. The rest of the world has had the pleasure of more hits since though. In 2001 Marie was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which she fought and survived. Roxette was on a hiatus until 2009 when Marie came on stage with Per on his solo tour performance in Amsterdam, Holland. Since then they have been on a major world tour and released two albums; Charm School and Travelling.

  ★ Recent releases

Roxette released a special edition 7″ of The Look  in April 2014 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the hit. There was also a Blu-Ray/CD released named Roxette Live – Travelling the World  in December 2013. The latest studio album release was Travelling in 2012.


The Look (25th anniversary edition) (7″)

Travelling the World (BD)
  ★ Tours and concerts

Roxette is going on their extended 30th Anniversay Tour which will probably last to 2016. Find our more on our tour page.

  ★ Important links
  ★ Most recent news


Elvefestival: One more time, Europe!

DRAMMEN – Roxers like to call this the Neverending Tour, of course with a twinkle in the eye. For me, besides its fun aspect, the expression also represents a very powerful idea, a mighty thought which, among others, strengthens us in our fan-being, a beautiful scenario filled with love and dedication.

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“Some Other Summer”: Roxette’s Brand New Song!

Per Gessle confirms new Roxette song title.

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Rox in Drammen, part 1

DRAMMEN – When you write a review about a concert which closes a tour it is easy to get a bit nostalgic, but I don’t want mine to be so, and I prefer to fill my words just with positivity, gratefulness and passion, which is what I honestly feel at the end of Roxette’s European tour.

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The Roxette Diaries: A Review

As the Jonas Åkerlund film has its World Premiere at the Way Out Festival in Sweden, TDR reviews this Roxette feast!

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The Joyride continues to South Africa!

Roxette return to South Africa in 2016

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Sjöhistoriska: It’s where the water flows…

STOCKHOLM – “Shattered by rain”, Marie sang during Roxette’s epic ballad “Crash! Boom! Bang!”, while the drops were dancing wildly in the glow of the stage lights. In fact, the heavy rain did not destroy anything that night.

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Roxette in Gothenburg – 4 years later!

Exactly 4 years to the day, Roxette returns to Slottsskogvallen.

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Roxette at home

HALMSTAD – Between the organization of the fans at the gate and the tight security, no one
needed to or was allowed to run to the front row. For the most part, everything was very calm and orderly. Big relief.

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London Baby! – RoXXXette @ The O2.

LONDON – My Roxette History: In brief, it’s my 4th ever Roxette concert despite being a fan since 1988. My Parents thought me to young to attend the Joyride or indeed Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tours when they hit the UK back in the early nineties. I don’t think I ever forgave them for that. I’ve followed them since 1988 and have amassed a Roxette Collection to be proud of. My latest item being the rare French “Fading Like A Flower” CD Single with the Black Cover. Love it!

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Reviewing The Look (2015 Remake)

Another year, another “The Look?” Or possibly another “It Must Have Been Love.” That’s how many fans feel.

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Roxette Rox London!

London – The 53rd concert of this tour took place at the famous 02 Arena, which is located in North Greenwich.

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Roxette conquers London’s O2 Arena!

LONDON – (This review is a little bit late being posted – flights were delayed due to technical reasons and weather and then my luggage was lost. The joys of living on an island! It’s here now though!)

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Roxette – live at Sunset

ZURICH – There I was standing. With my hands placed on the edge of the stage, lowering my head in order to relax my neck for a moment, asking me what has just happened in the last 100 minutes.

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Roxette blasts Piazza Grande to bits

LOCARNO – What can I say?? God bless Switzerland! But let’s start from the beginning, yes, I mean the beginning for me. Even though I have been a fan for so many years, Locarno has a special place in my heart because it’s the place where my dream of seeing Roxette live became true for the first time in 2011.

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Mainz: The fans speak up

Following on from our post on Monday about the aftermath of the cancelled Mainz show which focused on the various aspects of putting on a concert and what happens when a concert has to be cancelled, TDR got involved in various discussions on social media (with partially personal attacks aimed at some of our reporters) regarding meeting band members outside of hotels.

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What’s the deal? A word about Mainz, wind, contracts and fans

The concert in Mainz last night had to be canceled due to strong winds. Or was it because of the stage? What is it all about? And what do you actually get when you buy a ticket, or even 100?

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Roxette hits Bad Kissingen

BAD KISSINGEN – Dear fellow Roxette fans, today while trying to escape the heat, I thought a lot about what to write in this review about Roxette’s visit to Bad Kissingen. And believe me, it wasn’t easy to find the right words.

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Per goes from Roxette to Gyllene in a heartbeat?

Today in 2013 Gyllene Tider started their monumental tour “GT2013 – Dags att tänka på refrängen.” 19 gigs all over Sweden which blew away the rest of that summer’s competition.

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“Two and three, no flash!”

The outcome of three Roxette concerts from a TDR photographer’s point of view. Then there are around 100 photos to look at thus it might take a second to load this page. We think it’s worth it, though.

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Roxette in Dresden, certainly a night to remember

DRESDEN – Just 24 hours after an explosive show in Berlin Roxette has finally found its way to Dresden, Germany. It was the first time they played this town. They did this pretty well, as you can read here. Yet there are some points worth being mentioned.

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Best Roxette concert in Berlin ever, and here’s why

BERLIN – Okay, when you’ve seen a band play a couple of times you think you’ve seen it all already. Good that even a Daily Roxette reporter can still be surprised.

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“Addeboy vs Cliff” to inject fresh blood!

As it has been hinted for many months now, Roxette have collaborated with some new producers for their upcoming studio album to be released before Christmas this year.

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Warsaw 2015: The photos

Whenever The Daily Roxette attends a concert we try to capture the best moments in photos for you. This time we were in Warsaw, Poland, and now you find here not less than 42 huge pictures for your pleasure. Click = full-screen.

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Hearts up, baby, hearts up: A heart shaped Warszaw(a)

Roxette in Warsaw is always something special but this time Polish fans made sure this evening will be remembered by the band, too.

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