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2014-04-23

ROXETTE - BACK ON TOUR 2014!

So now it's finally official - Roxette are ready to embark on yet another world tour this year! It has been two years since one of Scandinavia’s biggest pop exports ever ended their sensational comeback World Tour 2011-2012. A tour that took them around the Globe twice, playing for 1.5 million people in 46 countries on 6 continents!

And now it’s time for Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle to bring their string of much loved hits to the world once again. Roxette’s fantastic come-back started with the release of the hit album ”Charm School” (2011) with the No 1 single ”She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” and during the first leg of the world tour, the album ”Travelling” was recorded and released 2012. In December last year the blu-ray/dvd/cd ”Roxette live: Travelling The World” was relased.

Since the last tour ended, Marie and Per have been working on their separate Swedish careers; Per with his former band Gyllene Tider who did a massive Swedish tour last summer on the back of a brand new No 1 album. Marie released her first studio album in Swedish in 8 years and is currently ending her first, highly praised, solo tour in Sweden since the year 2000. This year marks the 25 anniversary of Roxette’s world wide break. The hit single “The Look”, from the album “Look Sharp”, reached no #1 on Billboard US Chart in the spring of 1989 and that was the start of one of the world’s biggest and longest pop careers. Their first Billboard No 1 was followed by three more; "Listen to Your Heart", ”It Must Have Been Love” and ”Joyride” and their albums have sold well over 75 millon units to date. And so the Roxette joyride continues and their next world tour kicks off in Russia 2014. Come join it! Dates and places will be added as we go along but here are the first ones:

Tour dates.

2014-04-08

The Look

Today it’s been 25 years since “The Look” became a Billboard #1. To celebrate this, “Hitlåtens Historia” can be seen at SVTplay again and the single is released on Spotify.

SVTPlay: Hitlåtens Historia - The Look

Spotify: Roxette - The Look

2014-02-06

Swedish Music Hall of Fame

Roxette is one of the first bands to be inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. As one of the bands that have had major influence over the development of popular music in Sweden. The Hall of Fame exhibition will open in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame on Djurgården in Stockholm on March 20.


2013-11-08

”Roxette Live: Travelling The World” Documentary, live show and extras with Roxette!

Considering that Roxette is one of Scandinavia’s most successful acts ever, it’s about time a documentary on their phenomenal career sees the light of day.

And considering that the group played in front of 1.5 million people in 46 countries during their sensational comeback tour 2011-2012, it’s about time for a concert film that shows where this magnificently rejuvenated group stands today.

All this and a lot more is included in the Blu-ray/dvd/cd package ”Roxette Live: Travelling The World” which will be released on December 6, making it a no-brainer Christmas gift for the world’s Roxette fans.

Fact is, Roxette hasn’t released any filmed live material since “The Johannesburg Concert” video and laserdisc, recorded in front of 52 000 people during the ”Crash! Boom! Bang!” tour on January 14 1995. Given that Marie Fredriksson spent most of the 00’s battling a severe form of brain tumour, the gap between the group’s golden years and the unexpected return to the world stages in 2011-2012 was filled with more despair, hope and dramatic turning points than most bands experience in their lifetime. It’s all here.

For starters we get a complete live show, featuring 90 minutes of Roxette in their most inspired and energized stage mode, recorded in Curitiba in Brazil, Cordoba in Argentina and Santiago in Chile. By this time the year-long touring had had trimmed the band into a relentless rock machine with an energy level that seemed constantly on top. From the opening song ”Dressed For Success” to the rousing sing-a-long party of the final encore ”Church Of Your Heart”, the film is a brilliant document of the ecstatic atmosphere during the South American tour in the spring of 2012.

Besides the concert film, the package also includes the captivating documentary ”It All Begins Where It Ends”, filmed during the eighteen months when Roxette made their unique return to the world’s stages.  We’ll follow the band backstage, on the tour bus, in airports, meet fans from all over the planet, and get to hear the stories behind a musical career that would exceed Marie Fredriksson’s and Per Gessle’s wildest dreams. 

The package also includes a live CD with 16 songs recorded at the Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile, on May 12 2012—a show the band members themselves regarded as one of the tour’s highlights. And then there are all the extras:  Per Gessle’s often hilarious backstage films on the road, before and after shows, and during the recording of the “Travelling” album. An interview with guitar tech Mikael Nogueira-Svensson gives you an insight in life on stage, beside the spotlight.

There will also be a simultaneous digital release of the live cd from Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago for downloading and streaming. This version will include two bonus songs; ”Silver Blue”, the live favourite that the international Roxette fans urged the band to put on their set list, and the acoustic encore  ”Church Of Your Heart”.

All in all, a superb package proving that if you’re a Roxer, Christmas came early this year.

Watch trailer: http://youtu.be/-yX2d-sZF-4 
(for Germany): http://vimeo.com/78899285

Release 6 dec.

Roxette live -Travelling the world
1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. The Big L
4. Silver Blue
5. Stars
6. She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
7. Perfect Day
8. Things Will Never Be The Same
9. It Must Have Been Love
10. It's Possible
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
16. Joyride
17. Spending My Time
18. The Look
19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart

Documentary:
It All Begins Where It Ends - The Incredible Story Of Roxette
(Subtitles: English, Spanish, German)

Extras (only available on Blu ray version)
Gessle Cam:  Part 1 ”So, Christoffer?”
Gessle Cam:  Part 2 ”Studio Work”
Gessle Cam:  Part 3 ”Travelling”
Mikael Nogueira-Svensson
– The secret life of a guitar tech

CD
Roxette Travelling The World
Live at Caupolican, Santiago,
Chile may 5, 2012

Digital Audio
Roxette Travelling The World
Live at Caupolican, Santiago,
Chile may 5, 2012

 

2013-04-13

Something about the documentary

Roxette Live+Documentary DVD/Blu-ray update: Looks like we have to wait until late summer for release. However, it will include full concert + extended documentary + 90 min hilarious So, Christoffer!-vids. Maybe we should make the audio available on its own as well. It sounds terrific. We all agree that live albums are underrated! /P.


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