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2015-08-14

Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Tour in South Africa are now available!

Tickets to all the shows in South Africa are available at: http://www.bigconcerts.computicket.com/

Tour Dates:

Johannesburg: 31st January 2016 at the Ticketpro

DomeDurban:  2nd February 2016 at the ICC Durban

ArenaPort Elizabeth: 5th February 2016 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Cape Town: 7th February 2016 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

We hope to see you there!!

//Team Rox

2015-08-12

30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Big Concerts confirmed today that Roxette have added four South African dates to their celebrated world tour ‘XXX – The 30th Anniversary Tour’.

Tour Dates:

Johannesburg: 31st January 2016 at the Ticketpro

DomeDurban:  2nd February 2016 at the ICC Durban Arena

Port Elizabeth: 5th February 2016 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Cape Town: 7th February 2016 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Presented by Algoa FM and Bok Radio. Another Big Concerts Experience.

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th August at 9am from Computicket and www.bigconcerts.co.za 

Roxette’s on-going world tour will lead up to the celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary in 2016. "XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour” has been celebrated by critics and fans all over the world, and the band has sold out several legendary arenas such as The O2 Arena in London, Olympia in Paris and Olympiahalle in Munich. The ultimate Roxette collection ”Roxette XXX – the 30 biggest hits” is on sale now in support of the tour.

Reviews from the sold-out concert at The O2 in London:

 "Marie still hits the big notes that were Roxette's signature on numbers like 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'Listen to Your Heart'. The crowd, some holding aloft actual '80s-era lighters, as opposed to backlit mobiles, lapped up 'Spending My Time' and went mad for 'The Look' and 'Dressed for Success'.” 

The Independent 

”Roxette landed on the O2 stage with a Crash! Boom! Bang! sending the crowd into a pop frenzy with their greatest hits from the last 30 years. It was a night of nostalgia bursting with energy as the dynamic duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson played tracks including Dressed For Success, Dangerous, Big L and Sleeping in My Car.”

The Daily Mirror

Over four years have passed since Roxette last visited South Africa to perform 10 sold out shows collectively between 2011 and 2012 on the world tour that followed the release of the album ”Charm School” in February 2011.

2016 see’s Roxette kicking off their 30th Anniversary Year and the South African tour dates in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town  mark the start of this very special year in Roxette’s record breaking history. Due to the phenomenal demand that they received on their last tour, fans are recommended to book their tickets quickly for these 2016 dates.

Tour Information:

Johannesburg

Sunday 31st January 2016

The Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R425 – R790

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th August at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Durban

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

ICC Durban Arena

Ticket Price: R395 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th August at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Port Elizabeth

Friday 5th February 2016

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Ticket Price: R510

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th August at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Cape Town

Sunday 7th February 2016

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price: R510 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th August at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

2015-08-11

Per Gessle introduces Roxette Diaries at the Way Out West festival

Roxette Diaries is a new documentary film in which Jonas Åkerlund tells the story of how Roxette conquered the world. Through their private video recordings we get to follow Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson during a time in their career that surpassed their wildest fantasies. With videos from behind-the-scene of music video productions in Los Angeles, studio sessions in Sweden and of screaming fans in Rio De Janeiro, this film gives us an amazing insight into their artist careers. All the video content in the film is personally recorded by Per and Åsa Gessle, which gives us an exclusive look at the life of one of Sweden’s biggest music exports of all time.

Per Gessle will be present during the premiere on the 14th to answer the audience questions.

 - Roxette’s primetime happened between 1986 and 1995 during an era when a video camera wasn’t something you saw every day. But we were really early to own one, and got the chance to record most of it – says Per Gessle. I gave Jonas Ålerlund the mission to capture the spirit of Roxette’s early days in a film, as well as keeping it honest and make it silly and fun to watch.

 - I knew about Per’s box with all his private videocassettes for a long time before I finally decided to bring them with me to Stockholm and digitalize them – says Jonas Åkerlund. That’s when the idea for Roxette Diaries was born. This journey back in time is like a smorgasbord for all the fans. It’s a reminder of all the great music they released and how huge Roxette was as a band. Roxette Diaries is the ultimate behind-the-scenes film with 90 minutes of history straight out of Per and Maries diaries.

 Roxette Diaries will premiere on Friday August 14th 15:00 at the Capitol cinema in Gothenburg during the Way Out West festival. The film is also shown Saturday 15th at 15:15 in the film tent in the festival area. // Team Rox

 

2015-07-17

Roxette releases remake of "The Look"

Roxette has together with production duo Addeboy vs. Cliff recorded a brand new version of their massive 1989 hit The Look. On the heel of their world wide XXX 30th Anniversary Tour, notably with sold out arenas in the UK and Germany, they are now releasing this exclusive 2015 single remake.

This remake, which today is being released on all digital platforms worldwide, will spearhead a big fashion campaign in Sweden, Norway, Finland & Poland later this fall.

Roxette is one of the biggest acts to ever emerge out of Scandinavia and a truly global pop phenomena. They are currently out on a highly successful international tour, XXX 30th Anniversary Tour, selling out arenas all across the world. After a string of very succesful summer dates across Germany and Austria, they last week sold out the O2 Arena in London, where - according to UK newspaper The Independent - ”Roxette…still hits the big notes”.

With over 75 million records sold over a career spanning almost three decades, there is not that much left for Roxette to prove. Instead they can let creativity and experimentation form their musical narrative. When they were asked if they could provide the music for a major fashion campaign in their native Sweden they felt that collaborating with up-and-coming producer duo Addeboy vs. Cliff could be an interesting approach.

-  For this fashion campaign we felt we needed to come up with something really special. Should I write a new song? Was there anything from our earlier records that we could use? To make a brand new version of The Look (which is 27 years old!) felt very tempting, yet I knew it was going to be a pretty big challenge. But The Look is obviously a great title for a fashion campaign! A few months prior we had started to work with the producers Addeboy vs. Cliff and I had a feeling that together with them, we could find a new angle to the track. And as soon as I heard their musical ideas for a remake of The Look, I knew it was going to work, says Per Gessle about recording the new version. 

The Look was Roxette's first Billboard No 1 and the kick-start of an amazing international carreer. The Look (2015 Remake) will be available both digitally and as a physical single. It's available as of today on all digital platforms. The seven inch vinyl version of it will be released on August 28th and is already now available to pre-order.

The Making of… In the studio. Take a look!

Listen on Spotify • Download on iTunes

Pre-order the 7” vinyl

 

2015-07-16

Roxettes hyllade världsturné har Sverigepremiär på lördag!

Roxette har under sin världsturné hyllats av både fans och kritiker, nu senast efter en magisk konsert i slutsålda arenan The O2. På lördag når "XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour” Kalmar som blir den första av totalt fem konserter i Sverige, därefter följer Halmstad, Göteborg, Stockholm och Rättvik.

Några recensioner från måndagens konsert på The O2 i London:

”Marie still hits the big notes that were Roxette's signature on numbers like 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'Listen to Your Heart'. The crowd, some holding aloft actual '80s-era lighters, as opposed to backlit mobiles, lapped up 'Spending My Time' and went mad for 'The Look' and 'Dressed for Success'.”

The Independent

”Roxette landed on the O2 stage with a Crash! Boom! Bang! sending the crowd into a pop frenzy with their greatest hits from the last 30 years. It was a night of nostalgia bursting with energy as the dynamic duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson played tracks including Dressed For Success, Dangerous, Big L and Sleeping in My Car.”

The Daily Mirror

I Sverige blir det fem stora konserter: 18 juli på Fredriksskans i Kalmar, 22 juli på Örjans Vall i Halmstad, 24 juli på Slottsskogsvallen i Göteborg, 25 juli på Sjöhistoriska i Stockholm och 27 juli på Dalhalla i Rättvik. Eskobar följer med som förband under större delen av turnén och i Halmstad kommer även Mariette vara med och öppna för Roxette.

Sverigedatum för "XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour"

18.7  Kalmar, Fredriksskans
22.7  Halmstad, Örjans Vall 
24.7  Göteborg, Slottsskogsvallen
25.7  Stockholm, Sjöhistoriska
27.7  Rättvik, Dalhalla

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2015-08-14

Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Tour in South Africa are now available!

2015-08-12

30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AFRICA

2015-08-11

Per Gessle introduces Roxette Diaries at the Way Out West festival

2015-07-17

Roxette releases remake of "The Look"