Roxette

Roxette concert at ProTV news

ProTV (one of the major TV channels in Romania) featured a short news flash about the upcoming concert:

ROXETTE World Tour plan

We are awaiting you on the forums, to tell us about the venues you are attenting, so maybe we will meet there.

New date added: 27.5 TerraVibe Park, Athens, Greece

Here is the tour plan, for now:

01.3 Basket Hall, Kazan, Russia
03.3 MTL Arena, Samara, Russia
05.3 Palace of Sports, Yekaterinburg, Russia
07.3 Siberia Arena, Novosibirisk, Russia
10.3 Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine
12.3 Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus
14.3 Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
16.3 Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
18.3 Saku Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

01.4 Viva Cuervo Salon, Mexico City, Mexico
04.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
05.4 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
08.4 Orfeo, Córdoba, Argentina
10.4 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
12.4 Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
14.4 Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
16.4 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17.4 Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11.5 Grand Arena, Cape Town, South Africa
14.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
15.5 The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa
20.5 World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
27.5 TerraVibe Park, Athens, Greece
29.5. National Palace of Culture, Hall #1, Sofia, Bulgaria
30.5. Zone Arena, Bucharest, Romania

01.6 Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
03.6. SeeFestTage, Schwarzlsee, Freizeitzentrum, Graz, Austria
05.6 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
09.6 Plenen, Bergen, Norway
11.6 Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
12.6 Hessentag, Frankfurt, Germany
15.6 Völkerschlachtsdenkmal, Leipzig, Germany
16.6 Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany
19.6 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland

It's official! Roxette coming to Romania!

At last, the dream of all Roxette fans from Romania has come true! A new date has been added to the tour:

30.5 Bucharest, Romania

The concert will take place on the 30th of May, 2011, in Bucharest, at Zone Arena. The really great thing is that the 30th of May is also Marie's birthday!

The tickets will be available on myticket.ro, starting the 16th of November, 2010 and later, in Diverta shops, Muzica shop and Mihai Eminescu bookshop.

More details about the Roxette tour on their official website, www.roxette.se.

UPDATE: THE TICKETS ARE ALREADY SELLING


Prepare for the Rox-World Tour

Let's celebrate! Roxette finally announced the much-awaited world tour in 2011! Five continents, fans from around the world, and this is not all. A brand new album will be coming out in the first quarter of 2011! What can we say, the perfect recipe for every rox-fan to make his head go pop!

In anticipation of these great events, we want to fuel your excitement with some very nice photo collages from the recent Roxette events. Our friend, Ovidiu Ardelean was there and selected the best shots to make a wallpaper gallery for all the fans out there.

You can see pictures from Gessle over Europe, Stjarnklart, Nokia Night of the Proms and the Goteborg autograph session.


Enjoy! View the gallery here. All the pictures are also available in wide format.

Karaoke for everyone

Thanks to Ovidiu Ardelean, we can now offer you some karaoke files for rare Roxette, Per, Marie or Gyllene songs. We are talking about 100 Swedish songs, in LRC format. Download them using the following links:

Ovidiu also made some cool wallpapers, for you to use in your karaoke application. Download them as an archive here, or view them as a gallery here.

Some general instructions about using the LRC files:

  • use a LRC compatible application, like Mini Lyrics, or a compatible hardware MP3 player
  • the LRC files should be in the same folder as the MP3 files, and have the same name (for example, "Joyride.lrc" and "Joyride.mp3")
  • start playing the MP3 file (in Winamp, for example), and the lyrics should appear

Note that the LRC files in the archives only work with album songs. They will not work with live versions, bootlegs or remixes, because of the different time lengths.

More information about the LRC format can be found on Wikipedia. There, you can also find a list of LRC compatible applications and MP3 players.

Thanks again, Ovidiu!


Roxette's long awaited comeback - a front row fan review

It was a cold day in Antwerpen, Belgium on the 23th of October 2009, when the annual festival for classical music Night Of The Proms was having it’s premiere concert for the 25th time around. It has become a tradition for the people here to attend these shows, even buying tickets for next season’s concerts without knowing who’ll be performing. This year, however, was a different case, as people from all over Europe and even some from over the Atlantic, were gathering in front of the Sportpaleis hall, hours before the official opening. One could see a bulgarian flag, a brazil one, as well as a home made one saing: "Marie, Welcome Back!", to name a few. This strange mix of people were not standing in the cold to go to a classical concert, they were waiting for a rock concert!

The event began at 20.30 with an symphonic piece garnished with some fire special effects (much to the regret of those standing in the front rows who felt the fire a little too close). Roxette made their first appereance at the end of the first part of the show with the song Wish I Could Fly. The orchestra blended beautifuly the end of the classical piece with the familiar intro of the song. Then the magic began. Per and Marie appeared from out of the mist, being lifted up at the center of the stage. Marie was wearing a glittering blue suit, Per was in an elegant black suit with stripes. They went to their places and she started singing. She was a little bit uncertain at the beginning but quickly gained power with the support of the fans who were constantly shouting her name. After the end of the song they went away having left the audience eager for more. Then a 25 minutes pause took place and it was not until the end of the second part of the concert when the sound of Roxette filled the hall again.

They began with The Look. This time around the whole band was at the front of the stage (except for Pelle, who was playing the drums with the orchestra in the back). They had changed their clothes and were storming the crowd of this symphonical event with a rock sound. And what an amazing sound it was! Marie was feeling much better on the stage, smiling all the time, playing air guitar and waving to the fans on the front rows. It seemed like she was happy to see them as much as they were happy to see her and one thing was clear – both Per & Marie were having a lot of fun being Roxette again! When the song ended they greeted the crowd and Per said the next song reminds them of Hollywood. What followed was an accoustic version of It Must Have Been Love with just the two of them and Per’s guitar. It was an extraordinary experience as all the audiance – fans and non-fans – sang the lyrics along with Marie. After the first chorus she said: "One more time" and the song began again, this time with all the orchestra playing with them. Next was Joyride – both the crowd and the band have already gained full speed and were at their peak. This was no longer a symphonical event – it has become a full-fledged Roxette concert! But the night’s favourite was Listen To Your Heart. Marie gave out one truly phenomenal performance of this classic and it was the perfect ending of the perfect night that marked the comeback of Roxette.

The concert itself concluded with all the artists coming to the stage to receive big bouquets. They then took turns at throwing the flowers in the audience. Per and Marie did the same but this wasn’t yet the end of the night for some of the die-hard fans there. After the show a group of fans waited to see their idols and Per was kind enough to come out. He stayed a while to chat with the Roxette fans, sign things, took pictures etc. He said that the band was not at it’s best tonight because Marie was ill and have been taking penicillin for her throat and Christoffer was having a stomach flue. Then he hooped back into the van with his wife, son and the other Roxette members (except for Marie, who had left earlier). All in all it was a night to remember!

The second show took place on Saturday and there were even more fan groups to support Roxette. Some of them were from Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil, Hungary, Hurvatska and Belgium of course. All this resulted in even more furious shouting at the special moments of the concert when Roxette were performing. The concert itself was brilliant again and this time Pelle and Clarence too joined Per outside the hall, meeting and taking pictures with the fans. These two nights showed that Roxette is not just still alive, but they are kicking with energy and enthusiasm to continue to be our beloved idols. And that’s all that matters.

For Roxette.Ro, the BG Roxers

(More pictures here)

NOTP Rehearsals

First NOTP rehearsals, with Roxette and the orchestra, are available on youtube! Be sure to check the channel regularly for updates!






New NOTP poster. Per speaks about preparations

Notp.de features a new poster for the upcoming NOTP event. Roxette is the first on the list.

Also, a video of Per speaking about NOTP preparation has been posted on YouTube. According to information posted on Jan Vereecke’s blog this meeting was held in Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It comes from some kind of briefing with over 160 Belgium journalists, sponsors and VIP clients.

 

Tickets for the German shows can be found on Eventim.de and are #7 in the charts.

Source: RunToRoxette Forum, RoxetteBlog

Roxette at Jurmala in Latvia

Roxette participated at New Wave Festival .Here you can download 4 songs thanks to Aleksey from Ukraine and Ivany4. Also on Roxetteblog.com you can see many photos with Marie and Per from that Festival.


Steamy ol’ wagon called Roxette.

Here are the list of rare Roxette live and playback performances from 1989 and 1990. Some of them might be well-known, but there were few I haven’t seen before. Check out them.

Dangerous (Live in Hamburg 1989)
Dressed for success (Live on Festival Bar, Italy 1989)
Dressed for success (Live in Globen, Stockholm 1989, broadcasted on February 19)
Dangerous (Swedish Grammisgalan broadcasted on April 9, 1989 on SVT1) - Marie and Per get one Grammy-prize each
Dangerous (TV-playback 1990)
It must have been love (Recorded at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, for Japanease market)

Thanks to Lionel Zaragocin.

 

Source: Roxetteblog.com and Roxette on TV

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