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  ★ Latest news

Roxette is going on another world tour, it’s called Roxette Live – The 30th Anniversay tour. The full tour is yet not known, but it will start in Russia October 28 and goes down to Australia in February. More on our tour page. To support the tour, another Greatest Hits album is being released: Roxette XXX – The 30 Biggest Hits

Per is also hinting about a new album, singles or EP to be recorded and published early 2015.

  ★ 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 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.

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

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Roxette in Moscow – A night of memories

The first time I saw Roxette live was November 7, 2001 – the concert in Moscow during their Room Service tour. I remember only bits and pieces of that show but some of them, especially what I had felt and thought, I remember very well. I still remember Marie running and jumping on the stage.

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“Listen To Your Heart” 25 years old

25 years ago this week *, Roxette scored its second number one hit in the United States as “Listen To Your Heart” jumped into the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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Roxette in St Petersburg

Good day to all of you, Roxette Fans!

I have just come home from one of the most amazing concerts I’ve ever been to. Today Roxette had a gig in St Petersburg – and I can say that the band was in top shape! Gessle was confident and super active, and Marie was radiant.

But first things first!

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Roxette in Krasnodar

KRASNODAR – The hall was packed to the limit. We were about 5000 people I believe. The scene was very high and not prepared for the press since between the orchestra pit and the stage there was a column and which could have been removed easily.

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Roxette in Rostov-on-Don

ROSTOV-ON-DON November 14 there was a Roxette concert here in Rostov-on-Don! For me personally it was a great event; Rostov – my hometown!! I have waited for Roxette for 20 years!

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Roxette’s management on the ticket prices

There has been some uproar today regarding the pricing of concert tickets for the European leg of the Roxette tour. The following message reached us a few minutes ago from Roxette’s manager, Marie Dimberg.

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Meanwhile aboard the RoxJet

Since the tour grew to twice the size the other day, we contacted Per to see what he has to say about some of this and some of that. And Pelle.

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Roxette in Ekaterinburg

EKATERINBURG – First of all, the set list was full, not shortened as in Novosibirsk. You could clearly see, that all band members were very happy. The arena is large, the scene is high, so you get quite a good view. Per seemed like he wanted to stage dive. Marie and her voice was inimitable. […]

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Roxette takes Europe 2015

Roxette just announced an extension to their 30th anniversary tour with an additional 28 European gigs. The Daily Roxette has the list in its full glory. May 10, Italy – Milan Teatro Arcimboldi May 13, Spain – Madrid Palacio Vistalegre May 14, Spain – Barcelona Sant Jordi Club May 17, Romania – Bucharest Aranele Romane […]

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Roxette in Novosibirsk

NOVOSIBIRSK – I haven’t been to many Roxette concerts; this was the 5th one for me, and I think the most intimate one. I was a bit disappointed to know that at the last moment it was moved from Novosibirsk ExpoCenter, modern and big arena, to an old Soviet-era club Otdyh but it turned out […]

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TDR presents The XXX list

  For you who don’t do Spotify, here are the 100 tracks Per put together for his XXX pre-show mixed tape: Paul Revere & the Raiders – Kicks David Bowie – Let’s dance John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane Donkeyboy – Crazysomethingnormal Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee Betty Everett – The shoop shoop […]

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#roxxxette

With the new Roxette tour just starting there is some confusion about the infamous hashtag to use when posting about it. We suggest the hashtag #roxxxette to be used everywhere, like Facebook, instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter to name but a few.

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Back in the Wild East

VLADIVOSTOK – We’ve reached Per backstage after the opening show in Vladivostok, Russia. How was it being back on stage with Rox again? – Splendido. Felt like Mexico City 2012 was just two weeks ago. This band is tighter than Uncle Scrooge. So everything went as planned then? – A few hiccups with the lights […]

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Tour kicks off today – and the setlist is revealed!

VLADIVOSTOK – Today is the day!  Roxette’s 30th Anniversary World Tour kicks off today in the Russian town of Vladivostok.  The town is 9 hours ahead of CET which means that, at time of publishing this article, we have around two hours to wait until the first song is played? What will be the first […]

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Per: New Roxette album late next year, project with David Guetta

The Finnish newspaper Iltalehti recently had an interview with Per Gessle. The insightful piece is written by a long-time Roxette fan Mari Pudas. In the interview, Per reveals that a new Roxette album will be released “after summer.” A single will be released in early 2015. Per also tells that since summer 2013 he’s been […]

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Roxette’s 30 biggest hits on double CD collection “XXX”

The longest lasting and most successful pop group ever to come out of Scandinavia are making themselves ready to hit the road again. We’re talking about Roxette, of course—the dynamic duo consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, who’s melodic songs with their irresistible hooks and soaring choruses spread like wildfire all over the world […]

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Roxette tours starts in EIGHT DAYS

    There are only EIGHT days until Roxette’s latest world tour, dubbed the 30th Anniversary Tour, kicks off at the 7,000 seat Fetisov Arena in Vladivostok, Russia.  Following on from the massive ‘Neverending Tour’, which ended in October 2012, it will be interesting to see how the world react to Roxette’s return. Per and Marie have […]

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Badabam!

Well, what do you know! Not much as it turns out. Last night the full Per Gessle Archives were let loose (except volume 5 which still is a vinyl exclusive)! Enjoy the 10 digital parts with…

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Per Gessle: “I can’t discuss that.”

Per is in the process of signing all his pre-ordered boxes, more than 1,000. His arm hurts, but that doesn’t stop him from grinning. We caught up with him and asked him a few questions that’s been on all our minds: Per, big (huge you might say even) box, 2 books, wine, Rox record and […]

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The Roxette Demos!, Vol. 2

The Roxette Demos!, Vol. 2 is out. Enjoy especially “Turn of the Tide”!

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Listen to Your Heart reaches new record

Roxette’s hit single “Listen to Your Heart” has reached an amazing 5 million plays on US radio! Congrats Per, Marie and MP!

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Another week, another release

The next step in releasing The Per Gessle Archives digitally was taken at midnight when The Roxette Demos! Volume 1 was released with lots of goodies. The physical box will be released September 24, signed if you hurry up pre-ordering it. In a week we will get Volume 2 with the following: 1. 7Twenty7 (T&A […]

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Let’s present the sleeves

Here are the Roxette Demos! sleeves, with Mazarin and En händig man. The Roxette Demos! 5, the LP is still in hiding.

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Rox tour: Anatomy of the Opener

With the brand new Roxette World Tour announced, I thought it was the right time to get into the spirit of this exciting time of year – sort of like anticipating what Santa might bring you for Christmas, so I decided to get in touch with my “inner-Rox-nerd”.  As we fast approach the launch in […]

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