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Roxette to perform at BRAVO’s 50th anniversary show

Written by Sascha on August 31, 2006 to .

Roxette will be one of the three headline acts of BRAVO magazine’s 50-year gala this fall. Together with other acts like Nena (99 Luftballons) and Die fantastischen Vier, Roxette will perform live in Germany for the first time in five years!

  The show will be a time machine through five decades of pop culture. The “50 Jahre BRAVO” gala will take place at Color Line Arena in Hamburg on October 21st at 19:00 CET and… it’s possible to buy tickets.

  The show will be broadcast during prime time on channel “Pro Sieben” at 21:15 the same day.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The PR machine may have taken awhile to get its gears cranking, but the story that Roxette is back together again – and will be performing live on this show – has gone international. The Brazilian newspaper O Globo carries a story today, at least in their online edition (see link below). Roxette remains a well-known name in Brazil, due in large part to Roxette songs having been used for the soundtracks of television novellas (soap operas). – LEO

“Mazarin” gets platinum award

Written by tevensso on June 25, 2003 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Earlier tonight Per performed “Här kommer alla känslorna”, and the classic Gyllene Tider-song “Kung av sand” from 1996, on the TV-show Allsång på Skansen. Per was also awarded a platinum award (60,000 copies) for almost 100,000 sold copies of “Mazarin”. Per looked very surprised and pleased. On being asked about the audience tonight he exclaimed “The best! The best!”

  Per Gessle has been Allsång på Skansen’s dream guest for many many years. This time around Per felt that he had something to contribute to the program.

 Besides Per, the other artists who performed at Allsång were Buddaboys (Eva Dahlgren and Mija and Greta Folkesson), who sang “Budda is a girl” and “Det var dans borti vägen”, Jerry Williams & The Boppers and After Shave.

  The program will be broadcast again on SVT1 on June 28th at 17.00 CET and July 2nd at 12.10 CET.

Per to chat live with fans in Denmark

Written by DesmondChild on April 7, 2003 to .

COPENHAGEN - Tomorrow, Tuesday, you have the opportunity to chat live with Per Gessle himself!
Enter and you can chat with Per beginning at 5 pm local time.

  You must log in 15 minutes before the chat begins! As has been the case previously with such an event, you can expect a combination of Danish/Swedish and English.

Last replacement act for NOTP announced

Written by roxgirl_germany on September 30, 2002 to .

FELDKIRCHEN - Dirk Hohmeyer of PSE Germany has announced that Cutting Crew will be the other “very special guest” to replace Roxette on stage during the German leg of the Night of the Proms concert series. Their hits include “I’ve Been In Love Before” and “(I Just) Died In Your Arms.”

  They will appear along with Simple Minds and the other previously announced acts.

Additional NOTP concert in Germany

Written by roxgirl_germany on September 27, 2002 to .

MUNICH - Due to the high demand, an additional matinée concert has been organized on Sunday, December 8, at 2pm here in Munich (this, in addition to the concert at 8pm).

  PSE has now updated their German page, wishing Marie all the best and announcing Simple Minds and a yet-to-be-named surprise act (from the US) as replacement for Roxette during the German segment of the series.

Night of the Proms goes public with news of Roxette cancellation

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on September 26, 2002 to .

ANTWERP (UPDATED) - The organizers of “Night of the Proms” have told the general public now what they reported to TDR a few days ago: Roxette will not be appearing.

  Today, on their website, they published a letter from Per Gessle along with a letter from Jim Kerr and Charles Burchill of Simple Minds.

Dear friends,

  We’re very sorry to announce the following… Due to Marie’s serious health problem Roxette won’t be able to perform at the upcoming Night of the Proms-tour. However, we are truly pleased that the promoters have found suitable replacements in Simple Minds and Foreigner* in this short space of time. Satisfaction should therefore be guaranteed.

  Hopefully Marie will recover very soon and, if possible, we would of course like to take part of the Night of the Proms at another occasion in the near future.

All the best,

Per Gessle, Roxette

[* Bonnie Tyler in the Netherlands]

And this message from Simple Minds:

  Performing at the “Proms” in 1997 was undoubtedly one of the most pleasureable experiences in our 25 year career. So much so that ever since we had indeed hoped to re-unite with the “Proms family”. An invitation to return five years later, albeit in these exceptional circumstances, provides us with the perfect opportunity to create further the magic synonymous only with “Night of the Proms”. Read more…

Roxette bows out of “Proms” concert series

Written by Pascal on September 25, 2002 to .

ANTWERP (UPDATED) - With the concert series only about a month away, and with Marie Fredriksson’s treatment and recovery plan still undetermined, Roxette has been forced to bow out of their “Night of the Proms” appearances.

  Organizers of the concert series have told Daily Roxette reporters that an announcement to this effect will be made tomorrow (Thursday).

  Simple Minds have reportedly been lined up to take Roxette’s place as the headline act this year and, if all goes well, “Roxette will be at the NOTP 2003 (next year)”, said a spokesman for PSE, the event organizer.

Night of the Proms gigs not cancelled yet

Written by Roxmaniac on September 16, 2002 to .

One of the organizers of Night of the Proms concert tour, Dirk Hohmeyer of PSE-Germany, has posted a statement on the tour’s web site. Here’s a translation:

As you can imagine, we too were surprised with the messages from Sweden and we’d like to wish Marie a fast recovery. Roxette had to cancel all their commitments for the near future. However, their performances at the Night Of The Proms concerts are not cancelled. Marie and Per want to perform, if possible. Marie is currently undergoing some medical tests and we’ll have more news in a few days. According to the information we’ve got already, there is certainly no mortal danger, otherwise Marie wouldn’t have been able to go home. Everything else is just speculation and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

  The first concert is in Belgium on October 25th.

(Pascal and Roxeteer contributed to this story.)

Short list of songs selected for ’Night Of The Proms’

Written by Pascal on September 2, 2002 to .

ANTWERP - Roxette, accompanied by the Il Novecento orchestra under the direction of Robert Groslot, will perform four or five hit songs during each of the upcoming ’Night of the Proms’ concerts. Jan Vereecke, founder of the successful concert series, has revealed to The Daily Roxette that the orchestra is busy rehearsing the following songs from which Marie and Per will make a final selection: “Joyride,” “Wish I Could Fly,” “Crash! Boom! Bang!,” “It Must Have Been Love,” “The Look” and “Dressed For Success.”

  The ’Night of the Proms’ is one of the most popular musical events in Europe. As of this date, 47 concerts have been announced in Belgium (20), Holland (13) and Germany (14). Roxette, as the headline act, will play all of them. “We’re expecting 600,000 people to attend the concerts this year,” Vereecke said.

“A Thing About You” not (yet) on the Proms playlist

Written by Pascal on August 26, 2002 to .

ANTWERP - The upcoming new single, “A Thing About You,” is not scheduled to be performed during Roxette’s time on stage during the Night of the Proms concerts, at least not at the moment.

  According to a spokesman at PSE, the group that organizes and promotes the very popular concert series, the song is not presently on the NOTP playlist.

  On the German NOTP messageboard, Dirk Hohmeyer of PSE-Germany writes that he recently heard “A Thing About You” and that it absolutely will be another big hit for Roxette. Jan Vereecke, one of the founders of NOTP, agrees. He told TDR that “the well-known Roxette hit-potential is there again.”

Will the girls on the moon get along?

  Fans attending the concerts in Germany in December will get to see Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner perform two to three of their songs backed by the symphony orchestra. While “I Want To Know What Love Is” is a sure bet, “Girl On The Moon” will probably be avoided.

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