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Roxette merchandise

Written by tevensso on October 30, 2009 to . Source: d&d management.

There has opened a new official Roxette merchandise store in England. The online store carries the same things as the Proms tour sells; tee-shirts, coffee mugs and some other nice things. The store is run by EMI.

Roxette featured in “We Sing” game for Wii

Written by Jud on October 26, 2009 to .

According to the track list from Amazon Germany, the game “We Sing” for Wii, will feature “It Must Have Been Love”. The game is the first karaoke game for Wii and is scheduled to be released on November 13th, 2009.  The game is published by Swedish Nordic Games.

“Marie is the star!”

Written by tevensso on October 24, 2009 to and . Source: Aftonbladet.


Yesterday Roxette played together as "Roxette" for the first time in over eight years (The "Room Service" tour, 2001) at Night of the Proms in Antwerp, Belgium. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that Marie was certainly the star of this bizarre evening. Roxette gets 3/5 for the concert, and probably would have gotten more hadn't they been so rusty the first song. "There's no doubt she's enjoying being part of Roxette again" Håkan Steen writes. It's very clear to Håkan that both Per and Marie want this more than anything, and more is to come. "Per twangs his guitar like he never took a break [he didn't! ed.] and it's very touching seeing Marie's smile in 'It Must Have Been Love' when she realizes they still have an audience and it wants to sing along!" Håkan continues mentioning that she doesn't move on stage like she used to and her voice is nervous, but warms up by all the love flowing from the numerous fans there.

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Belgian newspaper articles on Roxette at NOTP

Written by colinvdbel on October 23, 2009 to and . Source: Het Nieuwsblad.

BILTHOVEN (Updated) - Today, two of Belgium's major newspapers published articles on Roxette's 'comeback' at Night of the Proms:

"Swedish supergroup Roxette makes comeback at Night Of The Proms"

"We have missed the stage and our fans"

They were supposed to come seven years ago, if it wasn't for the fact that Marie Fredriksson (51) was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She fought for her life, and kept dreaming of a Roxette comeback. Belgium gets that honor. Tonight she will stand on the stage of Antwerp's Sportpaleis, together with Per Gessle (50). "No-one can imagine how much we are looking forward to this."

One big question remains this year at Night Of The Proms: can Roxette, the Swedish pop duo consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, still manage to overwhelm an audience with their hits? And most importantly: is Marie's voice still as good as before 2002, when she was diagnosed with cancer? At the Diamond room of the Antwerp Radisson Blu hotel, Marie left a somewhat weak impression. She was a bit timid, said few words in a slow pace. However, we don't have to worry, according to her entourage. On stage she's still a bomb.

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Tour rehearsal videos from The Proms

Written by tevensso on October 20, 2009 to and . Source:

Following his pattern from the last tours, Per is shooting video galore. And like last time he is putting it up on YouTube. Head over to and see new footage from the rehearsals for The Proms.

Roxette in GTA

Written by tevensso on October 8, 2009 to . Source: Aftonbladet.

Roxette is in the new trailer for the expansion pack of the very popular video game Grand Theft Auto - The Ballad of Gay Tony, or at least the song "The Look" is. Check out this preview, or on Rockstar Games for hi def versions. Only for Xbox 360, in stores October 29.

Additional NOTP concert in Antwerp on November 11

Written by roxeteer on October 7, 2009 to and .

To meet the demand for tickets, there will be an additional Night of the Proms concert in Antwerp, Belgium on November 11. This brings the number of concerts in Antwerp up to 13. See the full list of Proms concerts.

It may also interest you that Night of the Proms is on Twitter: @nightoftheproms.

Documentary about “The Look”

Written by tevensso on October 2, 2009 to . Source:

STOCKHOLM - Head over to and check out the brand new photos of a fresh looking Roxette, taken at Cosmos Studios, former EMI Studios, in Stockholm. The occasion was a documentary Magnus Broni is making about Roxette's hit single "The Look." Magnus has interviewed Brian Phillips and Dean Cushman, among others.

Roxette remasters reviewed

Written by tevensso on September 25, 2009 to , , and .

LJUSDAL (Updated) - 090909 the Beatles remasters were released (by EMI), both in stereo and in mono, now EMI is releasing Roxette's entire (well…) album catalog remastered, albeit only in stereo… "The Rox Archives." Which is more anticipated I cannot say, but from what I can gather both the Beatles's and Roxette's albums are released in this new "eco friendly" packaging. Which is a fancier name for a high gloss gatefold paper sleeve. The albums look very spiffy, with a collection name on the former jewel case spine; "ROX ARCHIVES VOL. X. FILE UNDER POP" written in the style of an old plastic strip type labeler - all labels of the releases follow this pattern. All the albums have the same back sleeve. Do the albums come with a booklet? Yes they do, and they are indeed redone, however, they are not better, in fact they are very plain with just the lyrics and the odd photo. These are not collector's items as Per stated, and mind you they are also not priced as new releases. So, to recap: very very nice looking sleeves, quite disappointing booklets. But the music, you ask? Hey, I'm getting there!

First, let me present to you some graphs of "Neverending Love." The top one is the 1986 release, the middle is from 1997 and the bottom is the new 2009 release. As you can see the sound has gotten more compact for every release. But is this a good thing? There's no right answer to that question, some songs are better more compressed and some aren't. In my opinion, pop music generally doesn't suffer from this, as long is it's not overly compressed and/or distorted. What gets lost is the dynamic range.
We're using "Neverending Love" as an example here and the song is much much louder on the new release, but I feel that the song sounds better than before so it's not just louder.

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Per speaks out in The Daily Roxette fall interview

Written by tevensso on September 23, 2009 to , and .

STOCKHOLM - Per has kindly delayed his trip to New York to meet with The Daily Roxette… Well, not really, it's actually his wife's stomach flu that keeps him from going, which is great (for us, not her!), since we can interview him instead! And this time around we've gotten the questions from the fans.

So Per, let's fire away: what can we expect from Roxette at the Proms? Did you find any new dimensions in the songs?
- First of all this is a great opportunity for Marie and myself to get back together again without trying to do a full-scale Roxette concert. At this point we'd like to take everything concerning Roxette step by step. Also, of course, it will be thrilling to perform some of our biggest songs (especially "Wish I Could Fly," "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart") with a big orchestra & choir. Clarence's & Christoffer's arrangements are truly stunning. And the idea of having strings on "The Look" sounds very South Park to me. I love it.

Sounds nice. And how will you meet Marie's nowadays more limited mobility on stage?
- Well, like I said, we take everything step by step. Time will tell how much she wants to work the stage. I don't know yet. But I don't consider this to be a problem. Her voice and presence are still magical.

Any advice regarding fans' (un)realistic expectations?
- No. Enjoy the shows. We certainly will.

Is there a possibility to see all the Prom versions get released after the tour? - How about a full orchestral album, like Metallica's "S & M"?
- Hmpff… I'm sure there will be DVD:s released with our Prom-performances. Full orchestral album? Not on the agenda at the moment, no.

How will you spend your spare time on the road? Songwriting, business or simply relaxing?
- We're actually bringing a serious amount of equipment to Belgium & Holland to make some groundbreaking recordings in the hotel corridors… How about that?

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