HALMSTAD - For you who are visiting Halmstad this summer, be sure to pick up a copy of the brand new (and free) lifestyle magazine called Tylösand Magazine. The magazine is published by Ormsmarck Media Group in Halmstad and Joakim Ormsmarck says to TDR "I've always felt there was something missing in Tylösand, but after having a picnic at Tylösand with my wife, some wine, cheese and crackers we both realized that Tylösand doesn't have its own magazine!" Said and done, they created this magazine for all the thousands of guests and visitors that pass thru Halmstad and Tylösand every summer. (And also for the 50 people who visit Tylösand in the winter.)
The premiere copy has, among several interesting articles, also an interesting interview about art with Per Gessle, Lasse Nordin and Nette Johansson - the Tres Hombres - the art gallery at Hotell Tylösand.
(Updated) - According to SR (Swedish Radio) The Race Legends at Anderstorp Raceway has been canceled due to too few tickets sold and debts totalling over 3 million SEK. (300000 €). Local businesses have been encouraged to buy tickets to support the whole happening, but apparently that hasn't worked out as planned. This means of course that the Roxette concert August 14 is canceled as well. Urban Stamming, CEO of The Race Legends, points to a press statement that will be published "tomorrow".
So far there's no information regarding ticket returns, but The Daily Roxette suggests you talk to whoever sold you the tickets.
Update: Now The Race Legends homepage says the race isn't canceled, but moved to next year. No tickets are refunded. The Daily Roxette highly doubts this goes for Roxette.
Update 2: Biljett.nu is still selling tickets to the gig since "it still hasn't been officially canceled." Biljett.nu also points to the statement that will be released tomorrow.
Update 3: "We need to have all relevant information before making a statement so if everybody could please just have some patience while we figure things out," comments Marie Dimberg, d&d management, manager of Roxette.
Roxgal contributed to this article.
Written by tevensso on June 20, 2010 to Roxette.
STOCKHOLM - Most rewarding Roxette-show last night at the Royal Castle. Played 5 songs; "The Look," "LTYH," "Joyride," "DFS" + encore: "IMHBL." Started off with Daniel & Vic's personal favorite "Om du bara vill" performed by PG/Helena/Chris/Clare.
Homevids from the soundcheck will appear shortly on Snowfish.
By the way, the party was sensational! D&V are just the best!
Written by tevensso on June 18, 2010 to Live.
On royal request Roxette performed "The Look" before Crown Princess Victoria and soon-to-be-prince Daniel and most of Scandinavia's and Europe's royalty tonight. The occasion was the Swedish parliament's concert-gift to the couple. This reporter does not lie when he says that most of the audience looked quite thrilled when Roxette, which came on last, rocked the house, literally! People were standing, clapping their hands and singing along.
Marie ended the song going into The Beatles' "Hey Jude" as she started to do during Night of the Proms.
Written by tevensso on June 18, 2010 to Per Gessle. Source: Aftonbladet.
STOCKHOLM (Updated) - At the party for Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé Daniel Per Gessle surprised them both with a song especially written for them. Aftonbladet describes it as a romantic ballad. And for the party tomorrow, where Roxette will perform several songs according to Expressen, there will be another new song.
Update: SVT ended its broadcast after the traditional wedding waltz. After that the party ensued where Roxette performed as planned. Swedish singer Carola performed her song "Evighet" shortly after 1 AM, but the party didn't take off until Roxette entered the stage. According to Aftonbladet the Crown Princess really rocked her butt off to Roxette. The band performed several of its greatest hits, among them "It Must Have Been Love". "That has got to be the ultimate song" commented Anders Borg, Swedish Secretary of Treasure.
Per Gessle left the party at 6 AM.
(Updated) - Roxette's tour keeps on growing. Norrporten Arena, Sundsvall, Sweden, August 7 has been added to the schedule. Tickets are released on Ticnet Friday 23.
August 7 - Sundsvall, Sweden
August 8 - Skanderborg, Denmark
August 14 - Anderstorp, Sweden
August 21 - Stavanger, Norway (sold out)
September 10 - Moscow, Russia
September 12 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Update: According to a brief notice in Musikindustrin Roxette will play Germany in December. Per, however, says that as far as he knows there are no German gigs planned in 2010.