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“XXX – The Daily Roxette Show”: Tour continues at Hotel Tylösand


+++ The following story was our April Fools Joke for 2016. No word of it is true, except that Pelle likes shorts. +++
The Daily Roxette goes on tour. Well, sort of. As we have heard from a source close to the management, Roxette will continue their XXX tour even after the already announced summer dates. The plan is to stay in Sweden for a couple of months in 2017, the shows will be placed in Per Gessle’s Hotel Tylösand in Halmstad and the title will be… drum roll… “The Daily Roxette show”. Time to ask The Man a couple of questions…


TDR: Per, first of all: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. We heard you’re going to do a residency show with Roxette in Halmstad. How come?

Per: Very good question! The thing is, we’ve seen most parts of the world at least ten times, so we thought why should the world not see where we come from? We know that a lot of fans have found their way to Halmstad already, others haven’t had the chance yet because of booking or working issues. Now everyone who wants and all the others can see us in Sweden almost any time next year and maybe later. Badabam!

TDR: Where exactly will the show take place?

Per: As you know, I co-own a jolly hotel by the seaside in Tylösand near Halmstad where we regularly have artists doing concerts. Leif’s Lounge which is the night club there is already the unofficial Roxette museum with all these awards hanging around. It’s also the place where we always did our Smygpremiärs for Roxette and GT. And of course my solo stuff. We’re talking about a dedicated stage design at the moment. It will look fab! Badaboom!

TDR: While we of course get the meaning behind “The Daily Roxette show”, what role will “XXX” play in 2017?

Per: Pelle is bound to turn up in shorts. Go figure. Badabing!

TDR: Talking of the band… will there be any changes?

Per: We’re planning to stay there for a year or two so it’s obvious that not everyone in the band will be able to perform every night. Most of them have other projects going on, they need to earn some money, you know? There are also Formula One broadcasts so I may be excused at times as well. Everyone in the band is replaceable, except for Marie of course! We heard you are interested in joining?

TDR: Well, who could ever take your place behind the microphone??

Per: Ahh…. some other dude. Pelle maybe? Tevensso?

TDR: Hmmm. We also learned that the Mondays are off. How’s that?

Per: Chris claimed he needed to do his laundry once a week. We have to accept this, right? Badaclean!

TDR: Sure. How long will the daily show be? How many songs will you play?

Per: This is the most interesting aspect! We’re doing alternating shows, one evening we play ballads, the other evening there will be only uptempo songs. So if you want to hear both IMHBL and The Look, you’ll have to come twice.

TDR: Good thinking! Will there be special hotel rates for the fans?

Per: Yes. At the moment we’re talking about special fan packages incl. three nights in the hotel, tickets for both the ballads and pop hits concert, access to our spa and so on. Details you will find at the hotel website soon enough. If you’re lucky, Pelle will massage you. If you’re even more lucky, he won’t, ha ha! We plan to dedicate a rather remote wing of the hotel to Roxette fans only. They can party there after the concerts, meet up and sing together. We’ll call this wing “Roxette block”. Maybe we’ll also offer special meet & greet packages, time will tell…

TDR: Will the band live in the hotel as well?

Per: Yes, this makes absolutely sense. Already before we had used one of the conference rooms as rehearsal studio. The plan is to change it into a proper recording studio so that we can work on our next album as well. Don’t hang around the doors if you don’t want to spoil the surprise for you!

TDR: High chances to meet you in the hotel lobby then?

Per: Me? Nah. You’ll find Pelle at the bar. There are chances you’ll see us at the breakfast buffet or in one of the restaurants. We’re only humans after all! I’ll be at T&A.

TDR: Good to hear. What else do we need to know?

Per: Right, there is one thing. As your website is obviously labelled after our show, it would be best to have the crucial information on your frontpage. You’ll get a new chief editor, Marie Dimberg. She’s our band manager and you’ll love her! Also, TDR’s good reporters, both present ones and those from the past will get a drink for free.

TDR: Thank you, Per…

Per: Uh, you’re very welcome! Bada… uh forget it!

 

  ★ The author:
Kai-Uwe Heinze


  ★ Publishing date:

April 1st, 2016


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  • URCogProf

    Great job, Kai-Uwe – if there ever was a Roxette residency à la Céline Dion, I suspect this is exactly what the press release would look like. Badabam!

  • Heartland

    Love it ??

  • Ettexor

    really or 1st april’s joke?




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