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2016-04-25

A Message from Marie

I am so touched by your thoughts, your words and your endless love that you have shared since the cancelling of Roxette’s summer tour was announced. Eventually all good things must come to an end, and though I love being on stage, meeting our fans, I don't have the strength for the touring life any more. It’s as simple as that.

 Per and I now look forward to the release of our new album "Good Karma”. We really love it – hope you will too!

 Love from Marie.

 

2016-04-18

Roxette cancel their summer tour

Roxette were supposed to start the last leg of their massive RoXXXette 30th Anniversary Tour on June 3rd. However, singer Marie Fredriksson has been advised by her doctors to refrain from touring and as a consequence all the summer shows are cancelled. Their last performance was to be at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa on February 8 earlier this year. 

Marie Fredriksson: ”It’s been an amazing 30 years! I feel nothing but joy and happiness when I look back on the Roxette world tours. All our shows and memories over the years will forever be a big part of my life. I’m particularly proud and grateful for coming back in 2009 after my severe illness and to have been able to take Roxette around the globe a couple of more times. Sadly, now my touring days are over and I want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful fans that has followed us on our long and winding journey.

I look forward to the release of our album ”Good Karma” in June – for me it’s our best album ever!”

Per Gessle: Who would have thought this small town band from the Swedish west coast were to be still on the loose after 30 years! We’ve done mind-blowing gigs all over the world that has taken us far beyond our wildest and craziest dreams. I want to thank all our fellow musicians and collaborators on and off the road. Thanks also to our beautiful fans, all of you who have listened, encouraged, waited, travelled, all of you who have shared the singing, laughter, joy and tears. Most of you have been just as much part of Roxette as we have! Without you, nothing (and I mean nothing!) would have been possible. Most of all I want to thank the mighty Marie, the Amazon of the holy voice, the Goddess of superb rock performance, the liberated and magnificent interpreter of my humble words and music, for this magic carpet ride which took us to the top of all the mountains. My God, what a great view we’ve had! The joyride on the road is over now – but we sure had fun, didn’t we? 

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle formed Roxette in 1986 and their debut single was ”Neverending Love”. In April 1989 they became an overnight sensation with ”The Look” and their huge international break was a fact. Since then they have toured the world again and again. Fans from all different corners of Planet Earth have been equally enthusiastic, faithful and devoted; from Birmingham to Buenos Aires, from Vancouver to Vladivostok, from Sydney to Stuttgart. Roxette performed a grand 557 shows in front of millions and millions of cheering people. 75 million albums sold, 51 singles released, four US Billboard number ones and countless top hits on worldwide charts make Roxette one of the most successful bands in the history of pop and rock. 

Roxette’s latest single ”It Just Happens” was released on April 8 this year and their 10th studio album ”Good Karma” will be released on June 3. 

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2016-04-08

Roxette back with a new super ballad: It Just Happens

On April 8 1989, Roxette climbed to the top of the US charts with their infectious single ”The Look”, effectively turning the world upside down for two Swedish artists and millions of fans.

Much has been written about the unlikely turn of events that made it possible for the song to reach the coveted #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle their well deserved and much desired international break.

But to cut a long story short: it just happened. Four times to be precise.

After “The Look”, three more US #1 hits followed: “Listen To Your Heart”, ”It Must Have Been Love” and ”Joyride”, with Top 10 songs like “Dressed For Success”, “Dangerous”, “How Do You Do!”, “Fading Like A Flower”, ”Sleeping In My Car” zooming around the world’s charts as well. Trust us, the Roxette list of hits can go on much longer.

Even better is that 30 years later, it happens again. Roxette is back with the new single ”It Just Happens”, a majestic and highly infectious ballad that introduces the band’s tenth album ”Good Karma” in the most promising way.

”It Just Happens” revisits that mighty and classic Roxette sound with an updated twist in a melodically strong and musically interesting ballad with Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle seamlessly taking turns as lead singers.

- For the new record we wanted to combine our classic Roxette sound with a modern and slightly unpredictable production to create a soundscape where you would both recognise our sound and find something new, Per Gessle says.

- ”It Just Happens” was one of the first songs to be written for the new album and soon felt like a key song. It was almost destined to be the first single already from the start.

”It just happens/You don’t know what’s going on/If it’s new or if it’s been there since long”.

The lyrics right before the first chorus could just as well be about Roxette’s incredible 30 years as one of the most beloved and still active pop groups. Still touring in front of tens of thousands of fans night after night. And still being able to produce those radio-ready songs that get into your head, never to leave.

The new album ”Good Karma” is released on June 3. But the summer of 2016 starts right now.

Listen to single “It Just Happens” here: https://lnk.to/ItJustHappens
Pre-order album “Good Karma” here: https://lnk.to/GoodKarma

2015-12-22

Merry X from Rox

Hey You Daily Roxers!

Thanks for yet another splendid Roxing year. A truly amazing Marie-book (wunderbar), loads of Rox-gigs all over the place (wonderful), loads of weeks spent in the studio recording the new Rox-album (tres bien) which will see the light of day in the spring!

Now it’s time for all of us to enjoy that Swedish green cabbage, the hand-rolled meatballs and those tiny sausages we all adore for some reason. Honk honk it’s Christmas!

Let’s all have a fab 2016!!!

Love from Marie & Per

2015-12-18

Watershed joins Roxette in South Africa

 

We are excited to announce that Watershed will be joining Roxette in South Africa on the following dates:
2016.01.31 - Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg - Buy tickets
2016.02.02 - CC Durban Arena, Durban - Buy tickets
2016.02.05 - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields, Port Elizabeth - Buy tickets
2016.02.07 - Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town - Buy tickets
2016.02.08 - Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town - Buy tickets


//Team Rox

 


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