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2011-10-21

Charm School Revisited!

Charm School Revisited  - To be released November 28th

2011 has been a fantastic year for Roxette. A great comeback with a tremendous success both with the album Charm School and the ongoing world tour, which has been seen by more than 700 000 people all over the world.

Roxette will now end this year with a special package of the Charm School album, a 2-CD 6page digipack including the original album and a bonus CD.

The additional CD includes The Demos, which is actually Per Gessles original demos for the songs on Charm School, most of them recorded in the T & A studio in his hometown Halmstad. A fascinating and interesting look into Per’s songwriting.

The bonus CD ends up with remixes of the singles “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” and “Speak To Me”.

The album will be released on November 28th and will be available both as a digital and a physical product.

Track list

CD 1:

01. Way Out
02. No One Makes It On Her Own
03. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
04. Speak To Me
05. I’m Glad You Called
06. Only When I Dream
07. Dream On
08. Big Black Cadillac
09. In My Own Way
10. After All
11. Happy On the Outside
12. Sitting On Top Of the World     

CD 2:

Demos

01. Way Out
02. No One Makes It On Her Own
03. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
04. Speak To Me
05. I’m Glad You Called
06. Only When I Dream
07. Dream On
08. Big Black Cadillac
09. In My Own Way
10. After All
11. Happy On the Outside
12. Sitting On Top Of the World

Remixes

13. Speak To Me - (Bassflow remix)
14. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) - (Adam Rickfors remix)
15. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) - (Adrian Lux remix)

2011-10-17

The success on the road continues...!

So after a little break, Marie, Per & the gang hit the roads in Europe, starting in Vienna last week with a brand new production set. Everybody thrilled to be back on stage. See you out there!

2011-09-30

Back in the US!

Roxette is back in the US again! "Radio" entered the Billboard Adult/Contemporary chart at #30 today. Yeah baby!

2011-08-25

Hit of the week!

"Speak To Me" is Hit of the Week on Swedish Radio RixFM! Yeah!

2011-08-22

Due to overwhelming demand – Roxette announces full Australian tour!

PLUS AN ADDITIONAL SYDNEY DATE!

Live Nation is thrilled to announce that Roxette fans all over Australia can now join the joyride! Due to surging demand from fans across the nation, legendary pop duo Roxette will now extend their Australian visit and play shows across Australia plus a second show in Sydney next February with tickets going on sale on Monday August 29 at 9am sharp. Super-fast ticket sales in Sydney saw the show sell out on its first official day of sale with fans begging for an additional Sydney show, which is now confirmed for Thursday 16th February 2012.

Roxette have topped the charts three times in Australia with singles It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look. Look Sharp went to number two on the Australian album charts in 1988. Joyride followed in 1991 also reaching number two. Roxette’s next albums, Tourism and Crash! Boom! Bang!, both reached number 3 on the Australian album charts while their first greatest hits album Don’t Bore Us, Get To The Chorus landed in the Australian top ten in 1995.

Roxette are one of the most successful bands to come out of Sweden, have had more number ones and top 10 hits in America than ABBA and have even featured on their very own Swedish postage stamp!

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who make up Roxette, came out of Sweden in the late ’80s. Their game was pop and their mission was to conquer the world. With 33 chart-busting singles and total record sales of 75 million, it seems safe to say, “mission accomplished”. Except for one thing - it ain’t over yet! Biding their time during Marie Fredriksson’s recovery from her brain tumour in 2002, the band has gradually staged a comeback that has climaxed with the release of their new album Charm School and their current world tour.  After an extremely successful start in Russia, Roxette went on to sell out concerts throughout Europe, South America and South Africa over the last year with more than one million tickets sold at 70 concerts. After such an overwhelming response in the rest of the world, Roxette have decided to extend the tour to include some very special shows in Australia and New Zealand.

“The concerts have been amazing so far,” says Per Gessle. “Marie and the band are in top shape and the response has been incredible. And the way the new album has been received is great. We feel very fortunate and look forward to a very exciting year!”

Roxette’s brand new album Charm School was released by EMI earlier this year and will support the tour with the release of a tailored Australian greatest hits package, released earlier this month. Charm School went straight to number one on the German, Czech and Swiss album charts the week of its release and is heading for platinum status in Sweden. 

With a catalogue of mega hits including It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success and The Look, this tour is set to be one of THE live events of the 2012 calendar.

Roxette last toured Australia in 1995 on their Crash! Boom! Bang! world tour. A year when we still didn’t quite know what a “Spice Girl” was or what the World Wide Web was all about. And Facebook!? What was that? Mark Zuckerberg was just an 11-year-old kid possibly playing games on his Atari computer. (Thanks to Facebook there is now a “Bring Roxette to Australia” page!) Maybe you were too busy in 1995 watching Beverly Hills 90210, Friends, Seinfeld or The Nanny to see Roxette? Or maybe mum and dad just didn’t let you go? So it’s time now to grab all your friends, listen to your heart and get yourself dressed for success and get ready to join the joyride with Roxette in 2012!

Joining Roxette for these special Australian shows are 1927. Their 1989 album …Ish is one of the highest selling debut albums by an Australian band. 1927’s hit singles If I Could, That’s When I Think of You, You’ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero still remain radio favourites more than 20 years after their release.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday August 29

AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TOUR DATES: ROXETTE

Tuesday 14 February         Brisbane, Entertainment Centre                      www.ticketek.com.au                          132 849

Thursday 16 February        Sydney, Entertainment Centre (New Show!) www.ticketmaster.com.au                 136 100
Friday 17 February              Sydney, Entertainment Centre (Sold Out!)     www.ticketmaster.com.au                 136 100

Saturday 18 February         Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena                           www.ticketek.com.au                          132 849

Monday 20 February          Adelaide, Entertainment Centre                       www.ticketek.com.au                          132 849

Thursday 23 February        Perth, Challenge Stadium                                www.ticketmaster.com.au                 136 100


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