STOCKHOLM - The deluxe edition of "Charm School" includes a second, live, CD and The Daily Roxette can now publish the track list:
1 Dressed For Success
2 Sleeping In My Car
3 Wish I Could Fly
5 Perfect Day
6 Things Will Never Be The Same
7 How Do You Do!/Dangerous
8 Silver Blue
10 Listen To Your Heart
11 The Look
12 Church Of Your Heart
Live in St. Petersburg, Halmstad & Stavanger.
The extra bonus track of the iTunes edition of "Charm School" is "It Must Have Been Love". Per also mentions that there will be no bonus tracks on the LP edition, but the sleeve is "tougher than tough". And finally Per says the radio and release date of the single is "January 7, and nothing else."
28 Feb Tatneft Arena Kazan, Russia
3 March Palace of Sports Samara, Russia
5 March Palace of Sports Yekaterinburg, Russia
7 March Siberia Arena Novosibirsk, Russia
10 March Exhibition Center Kiev, Ukraine
12 March Minsk Arena Minsk, Belarus
14 March Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
16 March Arena Riga Riga, Latvia
18 March Saku Hall Tallinn, Estonia
MOSCOW - Roxette has been in Moscow, Russia doing TV for new year's eve. Unfortunately there will be no "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" as Roxette recorded "The Look" and "Sleeping in My Car", and probably not live. Per comments to TDR that it was "great fun with great people" and adds on Twitter that Roxette will see its Russian fans again in March.
On February 11 the unlikely becomes reality. After 25 years as a world-famous act with 70 million albums sold, one of Sweden’s biggest pop groups steps back into the spotlight, a decade after their last studio album “Room Service”.
They do it with “Charm School”, a new album with twelve songs in a style that’s best described as “updated classic Roxette”, from the initial power pop fireworks of “Way Out” to the bittersweet closer “Sitting On Top Of The World”.
Per Gessle just confirmed it: Roxette's next single will be called "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)" and it will be out on January 10.
The B-side is a live version of "Wish I Could Fly" recorded in St. Petersburg September 12, 2010.
Update: It's true! The single will be out on January 10.
Cutting Room Studios briefly released a blog post on their website saying that Roxette's forthcoming single is titled "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)." The post was later removed, but it's still available in Google cache.
Here's what was posted on the site:
Roxette is Back With New Single
Our long time friends at EMI Sweden & Roxette are releasing a new single titled “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)”. The Roxette duo started in 1986, combining Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson. Roxette has sold 75 million albums all over the world and have had four singles in the number one spot on the Billboardlistan in the US. With songs like “The Look”, “It Must Have Been Love”, & “Listen to Your Heart” och “Joyride” you can expect another great hit from this outstanding pair. Mastering with Björn Engelmann.
In related news, Per tweeted that the single will be a 2-track release.
Roxette, among other acts, will perform – as rumored – at Polsat TV's New Year's Eve party in Warsaw, Poland. Per and Marie will perform some of their biggest hits like "Joyride" and "It Must Have Been Love". Roxette will arrive in Warsaw for the occasion on a chartered plane.
The concert starts at 20.00 and will last at least five and a half hours. This is the third Polsat New Year's party. "It will be enormously fun!!" Per comments to The Daily Roxette.
(Updated) - Another concert has been added to Roxette's tour schedule. Fans in Hungary will get to see the duo and band perform live in Budapest on June 1.
Roxette's management, however, has also let us know that the rumored date for Stockholm, Sweden is not correct.
Update November 17: Athens, Greece on May 27th has now been confirmed and added to the list.
Written by Roxwriter on November 15, 2010 to Roxette.
Australian Television, MTV Classics, have re-aired the same “Roxette Live in Sydney” special on Australian TV Monday, 15th November at 9pm [AEDT]
The concert special is a condensed version of “Live-Ism” and it aired on sister-Foxtel channel “VH1” back in April and now MTV Classics have given the Roxette special a second prime time airing.
With a Roxette World Tour happening in 2011, was this live Sydney special merely a coincidence or a sign of things to come?
Roxette is setting off on this long-awaited world tour in 2011. The band kicks off in Kazan, Russia on March 1st and will cover at least five continents during the year. Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle are returning to the world stage full of new enthusiasm after their six sold-out concerts this summer. While Roxette toured Europe in 2001, their last real world tour took place in 1994-95 in conjunction with the “Crash! Boom! Bang!” album.
“If you’d asked me a couple of years ago, if there would ever be a new Roxette tour I would have very quickly said 'No!',” says singer, guitarist and songwriter Per Gessle. “Knowing what Marie (Fredriksson, lead vocalist) had to go through in recovering from her severe illness, this is not only unbelievable, it seems almost magical to me. It will be wonderful to meet all our audience on Planet Earth again.”
“I’ve been longing and hoping for this since 2002. It makes me incredibly happy to know we’re going to meet our fans all around the world again,” says Marie.
Besides the tour, Roxette fans can look forward to a brand new album in the first quarter of 2011.
Update November 9: Dates for Sofia (Bulgaria) and Bucharest (Romania) have been added.
Update November 10: Latest concert dates and venues as well as ticket information can be found in our Roxette World Tour 2011 Calendar.
Update November 16: Budapest (Hungary) added.
Update November 17: Athens, Greece.
Updated December 3: Stavern, Norway added.