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Per miscalculates; Roxette anniversary cancelled for ’06

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on April 1, 2006 to .

STOCKHOLM - In an exclusive and hastily scheduled telephone interview with The Daily Roxette, an embarrassed Per Gessle confesses he made an error in calculating how many years it has been since he first started working with Roxette. “The 20th Anniversary was actually last year… in 2005,” he admits. “So we’re cancelling the plans we had made for this year.

  “I know there will be many fans disappointed by this, so we wanted you guys at TDR to be the first to know. But we’ll try to make it up to them,” said Per. “And hey, you do get the German EP!”

  “Math has never been my strong point. I almost flunked the subject when I was in school. On the other hand, I did really well with geography (he laughs), and not only do I know we have fans around the world, but I can point to where those countries are on the map! We haven’t forgotten all those smiling faces beaming up at us on stage,” he declared.

  ”Oh well… maybe 25 sounds better than 20 anyway. It does have a nice ring to it, so we’ll just have to wait,” said a disappointed Li Lindebäck at EMI. But manager Marie Dimberg, trying to put a positive spin on the story, said “Look what 25 did for Gyllene Tider. Don’t be too upset, this could be good news. It’ll give us more time to prepare something really big.”

  “For someone with the reputation of being both a good musician and businessman, Per really does have some difficulty with figures and accounting,” said Jan Beime, his business manager at Desert AB. “I suppose that’s why he hired us.”

  It’s unclear at the point exactly what is to become of the Greatest Hits album and the RoxBox collector’s set. Per seemed to indicate that a portion of this material might still be released this year, but he was not immediately available when we tried to reach him again. A press release is expected Monday.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was, indeed, part of our little April Fool’s Day joke … thanks to Per for being a good sport about it. – LEO


hehe oh dear!

Happy April 1st, I suppose.

im sorry but this just screams april fools to me - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You have me ROFLing in tears here. How am I supposed to get the cakes for my birthday guests ready in time?

I just love this newspaper!

Lol I actually ahd a better one... but we can keep it for next year!!


Nooooooooo! It MUST be true ! I think I’m going to cry :(

WHY WHY WHY couldn’t they check their dates properly? And now we have to wait another 5 years :(

Oh well !

PS. I like that bullet shot on the 20 years logo ! It’s so funny ! Happy April Fools ! :D

Haha, how stupid can we be? It´s so clear it´s not true, haha, I can´t stop laughing!! *lol*

LoL i’ve already been caught once today, i’m not gonna get caught again :-p

Nice one!!

If it wasn´t the 1st April it could be true. GT was founded in 1978 or even 1977 - so they were also miscalculating... hehehe

I already was sitting at home thinking “I have to check out which April-Joke they have this year”. Now they have two April-Jokes...

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no :( I hate this April Fool!!! But if this was one, I will forgive Per and the management.

LOL LOL LOL.. the best april fool joke ever.. haha.. but i admit it really made me nervous at first

Also very funny. ha ha ha. Happy april fools!


Gotta appreciate everybody’s sense of humor!

Happy April Fool’s everyone!

@ Purps: Do we really have to wait ’til next year to hear your suggestion??

PS: This kind of reminds me of the year the Limp Bizkit tour to SA was cancelled (coincidentally on 1 April). The organizers at a tough time to convince people it was actually for real!

Nice Try you guys!!! Hahaha... this one was really funny!

Haha :-D

I hoped for something a bit more intricating ;-)

April 1st

1º de Abril....hehehehe

Ha ha! I *LOVE* the bullet holes in the logo!

haha happy april fool this was a really good one

Nice jokes, every year again.
I was searching for the jokes from the past years (the GT deal in USA, the secret track on HAND, the english Mazarin), but I could only find the one about the American GT-deal....

I think there are some articles filed under “features.”

Oh no, can’t believe I fell into this trap!!!!!!

Happy 1st April to you too :D

Happy April Fool!!! I really believed it on the first five seconds I read it, but then I realized what day is today... :-P

LOL you guys are so mean to poor Per, making him look stupid like that! Hahahaha!!!

OH! “April’s Fool”!!!

Good one guys ;)

Ohh my God! I fell like a stupid hahaha.

Lars Erik Olson, I’ll kill you! :P;)

Nice joke! I totally believed it!


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