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Gyllene is the band that ceased to exist in 1985, but has since been on three monster tours of their native Sweden, and released two full albums, among other things. Gyllene is on a hiatus right now. Their last tour “GT40” lead them through Scandinavia in the summer of 2019.

  ★ Biography

Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop group. The name Gyllene Tider translates as “Golden age(s)”, alluding to Mott the Hoople’s song “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Few Scandinavians would not recognize the band’s most famous song “Sommartider”, often played on the radio during late spring and early summer. The band is well known for its catchy choruses and light-weight lyrics about summer, teenage love and life in a small town in Sweden.

In 1976, Per Gessle met Mats Persson, a member of the band Audiovisuellt Angrepp, forming the duo Grape Rock. Later Micke Andersson, Anders Herrlin and Göran Fritzon joined and the quintet was born. The group’s name was changed to Gyllene Tider. In the following year, the band had become local celebrities in Halmstad for their Christmas concerts. Taking advantage of this they released their quite rare vinyl EP, Billy, selling about 900 copies. In 1980, the LP Gyllene Tider was released, becoming a huge success in Sweden. “Flickorna på TV2” (“The Girls on TV2”) was the album’s biggest hit.

The second album, released in 1981 under the name Moderna Tider (Modern Times), also enjoyed huge success, and was followed by a national tour. The following year Puls (Pulse) was released, with the hits “Sommartider” (“Summer Times”) and “Flickan i en Cole-Porter-sång” (“The Girl in a Cole Porter Song”).

The group tried to break through to the American market in 1984 with the album Heartland (a six track mini version of the album The Heartland Café released in Sweden) under the name “Roxette”; however, the album flopped, selling only about 8,000 copies. The name Roxette was later used by Per Gessle to name his successful collaboration with Marie Fredriksson. In 1985 Gyllene Tider officially broke up.

In the following years, however, a few Greatest hits albums were released and a number of reunions took place, in particular the immensely popular Återtåget tour of 1996. In 2004 the band celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with the first new album in 20 years and a big summer tour in July and August. The tour, called GT25, was a huge success, being the biggest tour in Scandinavia ever and the second largest of all time in the whole of Europe, gathering large crowds all over Sweden. When they performed at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on August 7, 2004 during the GT25, 58,984 fans watched the concert live, breaking the record set by Bruce Springsteen, and the performance was later broadcast on TV4.

Gyllene Tider reunited again on August 14, 2010, as a surprise encore during Roxette’s concert in Halmstad, both bands’ hometown. They performed a three-song set, featuring the songs “Juni, juli, augusti”, “Sommartider”, and “När alla vännerna gått hem”, with Marie Fredriksson and the rest of the Roxette band joining them on stage for the last number. In January 2013, the group announced a new album and summer tour in Sweden, both called Dags att tänka på refrängen. The album was released in spring, the 19-show tour started on July 5, 2013 in Halmstad and ended August 10 in Eskilstuna. They were joined on the tour by singer Linnea Henriksson.

  ★ Recent releases

Dags att tänka på konserten (DVD), the latest studio album was Dags att tänka på refrängen in 2013

Gyllene Tider

Dags att tänka på konserten – Live Sommaren 2013

Gyllene Tider

Dags att tänka på refrängen (LP)
  ★ Tours and concerts

Nothing on the live horizon at the moment.

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  ★ Most recent news

Hux Flux tour 2023, Göteborg: Live your life!

Find here all our photos from the Göteborg show!

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Karlstad: When two become one

Find here all our photos from the Karlstad show!

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Dalhalla #2: A rock by a lake in a forest

Dalhalla has always been special as a venue. Seeing Gyllene Tider here is a unique experience

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Eskilstuna: An old flame never dies

Let’s have a look at the tour so far. And Eskilstuna.

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Linköping: Send a postcard, darling

Oh, Linköping was great again! Looks like the show has found its track and gets better and better. However they do it!

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Malmö: Billy

Gyllene Tider in the city that played a small role in one of their most iconic songs: Boy, do you know what this is all about?

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Helsingborg Sofiero: Walking in a summer rain

Third stop on this tour, this time in a wonderfully managed garden with a castle near the sea.

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Hux Flux tour 2023, Halmstad #2: Gyllene Tider again

Has it really been four years since Gyllene Tider toured last? So many things have happened in the meantime. Let’s find out if at least GT have stayed the same.

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Hux Flux – the tour start

HALMSTAD – The tour is officially here. Before a sold out Brottet Gyllene took the stage, as per ususal.

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Gyllene Tider “Hux Flux”: The review

Gyllene Tider came up with an unexpected new album and it was officially released today. The title: “Hux Flux” which roughly translates to Just like that. Enjoy the TDR tastebuds at work reviewing the album.

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Photo deal

Photographer Anders Sällström shot portraits of Gyllene Tider in 1996. Now he’s selling a limited edition of 99 copies of the contact sheet for those sessions. The size is 30×40 cm (12″x 16″), no frame, signed by Anders. The original price is 1700 SEK (about €146) plus shipping, but if you give Anders the code …

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Don’t forget to get tickets to the tour

Five weeks left until the Hux Flux tour starts. Get your tickets while you can.

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New single out – again!

Gyllene Tider igen, a new track from Hux Flux to be released tomorrow!

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Gyllene Tider – filmen, nu på lördag

ÖPPEN CASTING för långfilmen om Gyllene Tider
Vi söker: Killar 17-24 år, bra om du spelar ett instrument
Vi söker även: Tjejer 17-22 år
När: Lördag 22/4 kl. 10-14
Plats: Dramalogen, Larsfridsvägen 9, Halmstad
Ingen förberedelse krävs!
Vid frågor …

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Enjoy the new video

The new video of “Chans” was released today.

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“Dagar att dansa” out in May

Yes the new single is just a few days old, but the next single is already done – “Dagar att dansa” with the same B-side as the last one, but in English! Yes you heard it, in English! It’s a PG Roxette leftover which was named “Sunday Driver, Yeah” but it didn’t fit the album …

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Live Nation introduces more diversity to the front rows

There is news for front row people at concerts. It’s all getting easier and fairer this summer. GT is one of the first bands to take advantage of this.

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“Chans” – out in a week

Suddenly it was Gyllene Tider again. The new single “Chans” is here as a sunny teaser of the upcoming album “Hux Flux” and the summer tour. Per Gessle, Mats “MP” Persson, Göran Fritzon, Anders Herrlin and Micke Syd Andersson reunited last summer in the Sweetspot studio in Harplinge and when they were done they came

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Per exclusive: “It’s a fun and really catchy album, loads of guitars and even more Farfisa organ”

It’s been way too silent. We needed to talk. We took care of it. We reached out to a friend.

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New single out soon

“Chans” – the first single off Hux Flux will be released March 31. Per comments: “It’s a fun and really catchy album, loads of guitars and even more Farfisa organ. The first single will be out end of this month.”

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Hux Flux Finland

Tour dates for Finland have finally been announced! Tickets to be released on  Dec. 19.

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Puls turns 40!

Gyllene Tider’s Puls turns 40! Yes indeed it does, even though it feels like a few years ago it was released. This was Gyllene’s Big Thing. This is where they turned “adult” without the Farfisa and with a bigger production. This time around they got to record it in EMI’s big studio, which made them move …

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Puls turns 40

Gyllene Tider’s ”Puls” turns 40! Yes indeed it does, even though it feels like a few years ago it was released.

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Sommartider hej hej!

And just a couple of days later we get Sommartider (Remix ’89) on Spotify. And not one remix, but two! Lång and Kort sommar!

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