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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!

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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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2015-07-07

Cancelled show in Mainz

Due to the extreme weather conditions in Mainz Sunday night, the Roxette show was cancelled. As the heavy winds would have put not only the people working on and off the stage, but also the audience at risk, the authorities present at the venue, together with the local promotor, took the only decision possible: to cancel the show.
Though fully understanding the need for cancellation, Marie, Per and the band were of course very disappointed not to be able to perform their show for their fans. During the day, we have all tried to find a possible new date for a Roxette concert in Mainz this summer but unfortunately there are no options for this. There are a huge number of irreplacable people needed to make a  Roxette concert taking place and we simply haven't found a mutual date due to already planned commitments. We are indeed sorry about the situation but sometimes things happen beyond our control. All ticket holders for the Mainz show will of course get their tickets refunded. Please contact the outlet where your tickets were purchased. 
Best, LiveNation & D&D Management.

2015-06-29

The Look Remake 2015

This summer Roxette releases an entirely new
version of their worldwide hit 
“The Look”. The recording was made in connection to the high street brand Kappahl's newest fashion campaign with the same name – “The Look - 2015”. The Campaign includes five different segments which are named ”The Chic Denim Look”, ”The Always Black Look”, ”The Must-have Look”, ”The Wellbeing Look” and ”The Hot Look”. 

 - When asked to create a brand new recording of ”The Look – 2015 Re make ” it felt very tempting and challenging. I'm glad to be a part of such a unique collaboration with Swedish Kappahl - both Marie and I respect and like the brand. Popmusic and fashion is a perfect match! It’s about expressions and emotions as well as having the courage to dare and care; says Per Gessle.

In this Billboard article you can read more about how the remake came to be and the story behind it: Billboard - Roxette The Look Remake 2015.

To find out more about the campaign and how you can enter a contest to win meet & greets and concert tickets (you must live in Sweden, Norway, Finland or Poland to qualify) click here.

 

2015-04-13

Eskobar to support Roxette

Roxette started 2015 with a higly acclaimed tour in Australia and New Zealand and now they’re only weeks away from kicking off the European leg of the ”XXX – The 30th Anniversary Tour”. We are now very happy to announce that the Swedish band Eskobar will join the tour as Special Guest.

 This tour, together with the release of their new album later this year and their hailed single ”Untrap Yourself” from last year, marks Eskobar’s long awaited comeback after a few years in the quiet.

 Eskobar’s latest album ”Death In Athens” was relesed in 2008 and since then we haven’t heard much from this Swedish duo, until now. The single ”Untrap Yourself” that was released at the end of last year gives us a fantastic hint of what is about to come as they finally release their new album later this year.

 Eskobar, probably most known for their super hit single ”Someone New” featuring Heather Nova, has gained a true fanbase over the years throughout Europe.

 On May 10th the "XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour" starts in will visit 35 cities in Europe before leading up to Roxette’s 30th anniversary in 2016.

 XXX - The 30th Anniversary Tour

10.5 Milano, Teatro Arcimboldi*
13.5 Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
14.5 Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club
17.5 Bucharest, Aranele Romane
19.5 Budapest, Budapest Sports Arena
21.5 Prague, O2 Arena
23.5 Jelling, Jelling Festival*
26.5 Paris, Olympia
27.5 Amsterdam, HMH
29.5 Antwerp, Lotto Arena

1.6 Dublin, The O2 Arena
13.6 Trondheim, Sverresborg
15.6 Ostrava, Čez Aréna*
17.6 Sofia, Armeec Arena*
22.6 Warsaw, Torwar
24.6 Cologne, Lanxess
25.6 Hamburg, O2 World
27.6 Berlin, O2 World
28.6 Dresden, Elbufer
30.6 Mannheim, SAP Arena

2.7 Stuttgart, Porsche Arena
3.7 Bad Kissingen, Luitpold Park
5.7 Mainz, Nordmole
7.7 München, Olympiahalle
8.7 Vienna, Stadthalle
10.7 Locarno, Moon&Stars*
11.7 Zürich, Live At Sunset
13.7 London, O2 Arena
18.7 Kalmar, Fredriksskans
22.7 Halmstad, Örjans Vall
24.7 Gothenburg, Slottsskogsvallen
25.7 Stockholm, Sjöhistoriska

7.8 Klaksvik, Summar Festivalur*
15.8 Vasa, Vasa Open Air*
22.8 Drammen, Elvefestivalen*

* = without Eskobar

 

 


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2015-07-17

Roxette releases remake of "The Look"

2015-07-16

Roxettes hyllade världsturné har Sverigepremiär på lördag!

2015-07-07

Cancelled show in Mainz

2015-06-29

The Look Remake 2015