Now Roxette are ready for a comeback
Roxette do their comeback. There has been silence in the group which consists of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, when Marie was diagnosed with cancer, according to Expressen.se.
Now Marie tells us that doctors gave her six months to live when she got sick in 2002.
Roxette star reveals the secret behind his this body
Since Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson started the group Roxette in 1986, they have had big successes all over the world.
Gessle has always been thin, but when he was invited for an interview to the Swedish radio station P4 last Tuesday, the presenter Lotta Brome noticed that Gessle had lost much weight.
They came back on stage last winter and it feels that they never want to stop. After their come back, Roxette played a) in front of 800,000 fans, b) in 31 countries c) during 79 evenings. The extended tour seems to continue during the whole year 2012.
On the 23rd of March the new album "Travelling" will be released, a kind of "Tourism 2" – recorded on the road during the tour. In hotel rooms, in small studios and during soundchecks.
Perhaps it sounds impossible, but the first single sounds like having been recorded in the backstage of ”Melodifestivalen” (The Music Festival) than in other parts of the world. "It's possible" is a happy pop single, 2.5 minutes long, without frills and with a refrain which already remains in your brain after you have listened to half a song. It’s a classical well-made hit.
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle are back on stage. Last Wednesday, late in the evening, they had a comeback – at home.
Roxette are back. After having sold all the tickets, they have had a little show at Leif's Lounge in Tylösand, outside Halmstad, before a mini tour which they had arranged.
Roxette stood on the stage again in front of about 1,000 people and it is perfectly clear that they haven’t been forgotten. The audience were attentive at every movement: if Marie clapped her hands, the audience did the same. If Per jumped, the audience did the same.
- Thank you very much! Oh, God, how many people! This was a test concert. We will go on a little tour and we thought that it was good to see how we can resist it. We were thinking to play something old and something even older, says Per Gessle during the concert and the audience was very happy.
Since 2006 different versions of the special prize for Swedish music exports have been offered to that artist from the music industry who has made longstanding efforts to promote and spread the Swedish music abroad and has also contributed to spreading a positive image of Sweden.
Roxette - Honorary Prize 2011
Autumn 1988. Student Dean Cushman, 21 years old, leaves Minneapolis, USA and starts his travel to Sweden.
He will attend some courses for computers at Borås University. It’s just for half a year. But the events of this half a year are to write a new chapter in the music history, as well as to change the lives of two young pop artists.
Few months before the American student arrives to Sweden, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson go into the studio in Halmstad to work for the third album signed Roxette.
The duo have a common dream: to have an international success, but the interest from the world is not so huge now – in spite of the fact that they have sold a lot of albums in Sweden.
The new album, “Look Sharp”, seems to follow the same model. A great success at home with 350,000 sold albums during two months – but no success outside the country yet.