This website has been open since July 29th, 2012 and is my tribute to the internationally successful musical rock sensation Roxette; which, was formed by two Swedish musicians; Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. We welcome you to the new website and please visit back often to get see what Roxette is up to and become re-acquainted all over again. We are currently the largest and #1 source for Roxette anywhere!

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ROXETTE in 1974 was only known as a title song from the musical act Dr. Feelgood. Ten years later, Per Gessle and other members of the successful Swedish Band, Gyllene Tider, wanted to branch out into the international music scene and use the talents of vocalist Marie Fredriksson as back-up singer. The album was titled The Heartland Café and all 11 songs were written in English. For the international release they called themselves, Roxette, as Gyllene Tider is nearly impossible to pronounce in English. The album debuted in Sweden with luke-warm reviews, but gained no attention outside of the country. Shortly after, Gyllene Tider broke up and Roxette faded away quickly until two years later.

In 1986, EMI Director Rolf Nygren suggested that Gessle's knack for writing and Fredriksson's strong vocal talents would help them break into the international music scene. Roxette was reborn and their first single; Neverending Love, became a hit in Sweden that summer. The highly requested album Pearls of Passion was released later in the fall. It wasn't until 1989, that Roxette got their big international break. Exchange student Dean Cushman had radio station KDWB in Minneapolis play 'The Look' from Roxette's sophomore album, Look Sharp! which sparked phone calls and interest in the United States. The Look became number one that year sparking 3 additional #1's for the duo in the United States and the rest is history. Today, Roxette have released 9 studio albums, 50 singles, 46 music videos, sold over 75 million albums, and had 3 world tours.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's been almost 12 years since Roxette last toured the United States with a semi-acoustic short promotion tour for their compilation album 'Don't Bore Us Get To The Chorus.' Grab your tickets as Roxette will return to the USA in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles this September. As a part of their World Tour, they announced in early spring the return to the United States in conjunction with their latest album, 'Travelling.' They last toured the United States in Seattle and New York City in September of the year 2000. Welcome Back Roxette! See Below for ticket information!

September 02, 2012 Buy Tickets; Beacon Theatre - New York City, New York
September 03, 2012 Buy Tickets; Orpheum Theatre - Boston, Massachusetts
September 14, 2012 Buy Tickets; Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium - San Francisco, California
September 15, 2012 Buy Tickets; Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, California

Saturday, July 28, 2012

(EMI: Per Gessle) There was a time when you recorded LP albums. Each side was about 20 minutes long to maximize the sound quality. Our Joyride album was so jam-packed with material that we just had to omit a few pearls that we really loved. One of them was “The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye”, which instead was used as a B-side on the “Spending My Time” single (yes, they had B-sides back then…). We’ve been regretting this for twenty years now, and when we did the Travelling album, which was recorded during our 19 month World Tour, the idea popped up to give “The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye” a new and well-deserved chance. Would there be a way to brush off the dust and rejuvenate this overlooked gem into the current world? There certainly would. We gave it to Peter “Bassflow” Boström, who was unable to make the tight Travelling deadline since he was busy writing and producing Loreen’s Eurovision Song Contest Winner “Euphoria”. But now, in time for the summer season, he’s done. And what a piece of work it is. Absolutely brilliant. We love it! Now more than ever...

The 4 track, blue-vinyl EP to be released soon.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012
We would like to welcome you to Roxette Universe. Within the pages is alot of information to become re-acquainted with the famous swedish musical duo 'Roxette.' All information, pictures, audio clips, and video's are for educational and informational purposes only. To preserve our respects to Per Gessle, Marie Fredriksson, EMI, Capitol Records, Roxette Recordings, Jimmy Fun Music and Roxette, we have limited all audio file snippets to a length of 30 seconds or less. We do NOT condone or support the following: illegal downloading of music files in anyway shape or form, support merchandisers or links to unreleased/unofficial material and merchandise including but not limited to demo's, DVD's, CD's, or other bootleg media sources.

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