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Per Gessle

  ★ Latest news

Per has secretly been working with David Guetta and other Swedish DJs. Little is known about the project at this time.

  ★ Biography

Per Håkan Gessle, born 12 January 1959, is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider and formed Roxette with Marie Fredriksson (Gessle being the chief songwriter in both bands). With Fredriksson’s illness in 2002, he went back to recording and became a successful solo artist in his native Sweden, selling multi-platinum albums.

Per Gessle was a founding member of Gyllene Tider, in 1976. They quickly became a popular group in Sweden, but after their fourth album, The Heartland Café (1984), sold poorly compared to their previous albums, the group disbanded. Gessle wrote. “We decided to put Gyllene Tider to rest… until further notice.”

In 1982, Gessle released his first solo album, Per Gessle and after Gyllene Tider split-up his second album, Scener, quickly appeared in 1985.

In 1996, after a reunion and subsequent tour of Gyllene Tider, Gessle recorded his first English solo album, using Brainpool and Gyllene Tider as backing musicians. Christoffer Lundquist from Brainpool would also come to collaborate with Per on later releases.

The World According to Gessle, released in 1997, produced three singles, “Do You Wanna Be My Baby?”, “Kix” and “I Want You to Know”. The videos to all three songs were directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The World According to Gessle was re-released in 2008, with extra bonus material and demos.

After Roxette released Have a Nice Day (1999) and Room Service (2001) to moderate success, Per continued with his solo work.

The subsequent album Mazarin (2003), was very successful in Sweden, going five times platinum in 2004. His first album involving singer Helena Josefsson brought Gessle numerous awards; four Grammis awards: Best Artist, Best Male Pop Performer, Best Composer and Best Song. He also won three Rockbjörnen awards: Best Swedish Male Artist, Best Swedish Album and Best Swedish Song — and a Guldälgen (The Golden Moose) Award for Best Song. The song “Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)”, is Gessle’s most successful release in Sweden, spending two months at #1, while gaining platinum status.

Also in 2004, saw Gessle and Gyllene Tider reunited for a 25th-anniversary celebration that included the band’s first album in 20 years, Finn 5 fel!, and another very successful tour in Sweden. They beat the Ullevi attendance record, after the reparations, which was later broken by U2 in 2009, and the band played to almost half a million fans. As a result, the group was honored with four awards in Sweden.

With Son of a Plumber, he continued his association with other Swedish artists. Jens Jansson along with previous collaborators Josefsson and Lundquist, helped Gessle create his second English album. Released in November 2005, the album contains all of Gessle’s musical heritage. His father was a plumber and the 2-disc album contains a song dedicated to him, “Kurt – The Fastest Plumber in the West”. In Sweden, the album sold platinum on the first day of release. The album was also released in several other European countries in April 2006.

In June 2007, he released another solo album in Swedish with the name En händig man, which shipped three times platinum. A single of the same name was released; “En händig man”. Later in October a book of “Att vara Per Gessle” was published, telling some of the unknown facts about Gessle and his 30-year career.

In late 2008, Gessle released Party Crasher, his seventh solo album and third in English. The first single off the album “Silly Really” was released on 29 October 2008 and achieved critical acclaim from Expressen, calling Per a “pop genius”. After that, Gessle started his Party Crasher Tour, where Marie Fredriksson joined him on stage twice, in Amsterdam and Stockholm. This was eight years after their last live performance together during Roxette’s Room Service Tour in 2001, and after Fredriksson had recovered from a brain tumor discovered in 2002.

In the summer of 2013, Gessle reunited with his first band Gyllene Tider once more, performing some 20 shows in Sweden for an audience totaling about 300.000 people.

  ★ Recent releases

Latest releases: Småstadsprat. March 17, 2017, En vacker natt. April 28, 2017.

  ★ Tours and concerts

Sommarturné 2017:

July 6 Helsingborg, Sofiero slott
July 7 Oskarshamn, Latitud 57
July 8 Örebro, Slottsparken
July 13 Rättvik, Dalhalla
July 14 Töreboda, Torget
July 15  Hasslö, Hasslöfestivalen
July 21 Grebbestad, Tanumstrand
July 22 Gothenburg, Trädgårdsföreningen
July 23, Fredrikstad, Månefestivalen, Norway
July 27, Stockholm, Skansen
July 28, Östersund, Storsjöyran
July 29, Piteå, Pite Havsbad

Aug 1 Borgholm, Slottsruinen
Aug 2 Malmö, Mölleplatsen
Aug 3 Arvika, Arvika hamnfest
Aug 11 Halmstad, Brottet
Aug 12 Linköping, Stångebro
Aug 18 Uppsala, Botaniska trädgården
Aug 19 Eskilstuna, Sundbyholms slott
Aug 25 Vasa, Studio Ticket Live Festival, Finland
Aug 26 Borgå, Popkalaset, Finland

  ★ Important links
  ★ Most recent news

Per Gessle 40!

Today it’s 40 years ago this little jewel was released. Time certainly flies… I remember buying this at the Lilla Huset record store here in Ljusdal, and it feels like… last month? I think it cost something like 48 SEK. Last week I bought the “Chans” single and it was 169 SEK.

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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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Per Gessle hosts Apple Music’s Pure Throwback Radio “Movie Hits Essentials”

Per Gessle hosts Apple Music’s Pure Throwback Radio “Movie Hits Essentials” — Have you ever found yourself sitting around, staring at the wall, and thinking, “I wonder what Per Gessle’s favorite James Bond theme is?”

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PG Roxette releasing the first single

Roxette’s story came to a tragic end in 2019, when Marie passed away.

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Per Gessle Unplugged. A review

Some thoughts about a very unique tour

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An era is over. Another one is born.

With the birth of PG Roxette, Per Gessle will continue the adventure he and Marie Fredriksson began, just over 35 years ago. Together with members from the classic Roxette band and a sound echoing somewhere between “Look Sharp!” and “Joyride” Gessle returns to the musical peak of his life – with a new album and plans for a tour. 

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The Per Gessle Xmas interview 2021

It’s been a while since we interviewed the busy man called Per. Therefore, with his tonsillitis, we grabbed him and asked him about his favorite poems.

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Is this actually the best tour Per Gessle has ever done?

Per can fill stadiums and parks if he wants to. But entertaining just a few hundred people in a small cinema, this is yet another level of performance. Let’s have a look.

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Per Gessle owned Gävle

GÄVLE – The third gig on the fall tour took place in Gävle, the most northern part of the “Swedish” tour. Which in reality means that more than 60 % of Sweden is left without Per.

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Per Gessle – Unplugged #4

HALMSTAD – When Per Gessle decided to do this series of concerts, I would imagine it was a major relief for him.

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Per Gessle – Unplugged #3

HALMSTAD – Nothing much to add, except that Per added another two tracks to the set list.

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Unplugged premiere

HALMSTAD – In just about two hours the first Unplugged concert out of 10 will start.

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The King of Sand at Tylösand

8 unplugged gigs become 10!

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Per Gessle – Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – the chat

This is Per’s 10th solo album. He’s really working on a totally different album, an English power-pop one. Then this terrible Corona pandemic showed up and stopped most everything.

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Per Gessle – On top of Billboard

Only 18 people have ever, as the sole songwriter, had more than two No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.

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Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – new album

Per Gessle has spent the summer down on the West coast looking back on his 44 years as a songwriter. In 1976, the first song was written in a contemporary new wave spirit and since then there have been hundreds of compositions.

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Per to do a live stream

Today at 4 pm Per will live stream for us.

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Per Gessle: GT50? Sounds like an old single malt whisky.

The Daily Roxette: Hej there Per, first of all congratulations to this, again, very successful tour. First question first (where else?): You’re having a tight tour schedule, how big is your sleep deficit right now? Per Gessle: Hello you fool, I’m good. I was out of it for a couple of days when I got […]

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Per Gessle’s Roxette – a review

Another tour, another book/DVD? Yes this has been true before, and surely it will continue that way. But there’s no one putting a gun against your head telling you to buy them, right?

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“Can’t wait to put my hands on it”, for real: TDR’s Tour Book can be ordered now!

Good things come to those who wait, and the waiting is over now. The Daily Roxette is proudly presenting “Per Gessle’s Roxette – The Unofficial Tour Book 2018” as a real, physical, touchable hardcover book. Here are the details.

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Mono Mind – Mind Control – the review

Well then there now, Per Gessle is behind Mono Mind?? Now that’s mind blowing. Who woulda thunk? Per, Christoffer, Clarence and Helena – Dr. Robot, Bright Jones, Rain Davis and Cooky Carter!

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Per Gessle’s Birthday present to himself and the fans

Per Gessle Presents Mono Mind – release January 12 when Per turns 60!

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TDR presents: Per Gessle’s Roxette’s Unofficial Tour Book 2018

It’s time for Xmas again, and this time The Daily Roxette goes all in with a specially made Xmas present for all of you!

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Per and his tour visit rainy Helsinki

HELSINKI – Per Gessle had brought his band to Helsinki, Finland, in the most miserable November weather you can imagine. The concert was originally planned to a larger arena in the neighbouring city of Espoo, but moved and re-scheduled to Kulttuuritalo (Culture House) in the capital.

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