Roxette’s U.S. comeback announced in The Hollywood Reporter

Charlie Amter of The Hollywood Reporter, a trade publication catering to entertainment industry insiders, is one of the very first American journalists to pick up on the story that The Daily Roxette was first to report: EMI will release Roxette material in the United States again this July. He writes “America is the last global domino to fall for the onetime chart-topping Swedish duo who scored massive hits in the 1980s and early 1990s with ‘The Look’ and ‘It Must Have Been Love.'”

“In Europe and parts of South America,” Amter continues, “pop music fans have already been clued into the return of Sweden´s Roxette. Almost 10,000 fans just caught the act live in Buenos Aires earlier this week and the band has sold out shows coming up this spring in similar sized venues everywhere from São Paulo to Capetown. But most Americans remain unaware of the band’s return, largely because the duo had no record label in North America supporting them. Now, with the success of their latest record, Charm School, in Europe, EMI/Capitol will release the new set in the U.S. this summer.”

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that EMI is considering packaging the new hits collection together with Charm School to “remind Americans of Roxette’s formidable back catalog of hits.”

The most popular Swedish act in the States right now is Robyn, who has gradually built up a considerable fan base. Amter, in his article, writes “Long before Robyn charmed her way into the hearts of U.S. pop fans, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle were riding high at American radio with massive hits that still receive recurrent airplay. Roxette racked up four number one singles in the U.S. and tracks such as “The Look,” “Listen To Your Heart,” “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” were staples of late 1980s and early 1990s heard all over Top 40 radio and on MTV.”

The article in The Hollywood Reporter includes an interview with Per, that our readers should find quite interesting. 


This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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April 9th, 2011

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