The legendary pop duo Roxette are to return to the UK for the first time in 17 years to play a very special live show at London’s Wembley Arena on the 15th November.
Roxette – Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – came out of Sweden in the late 80’s. Their game was pop, their mission to conquer the world. With 33 chart-busting singles and total record sales 75 million, it’s seems safe to say “mission accomplished”. Except for one thing. It ain’t over yet. Biding their time during Marie Fredriksson’s recovery after her brain tumour operation in 2002, the band has gradually staged a comeback that has climaxed with the release of their new album 'Charm School' and their current World Tour. After an extremely successful start in Kazan, Russia and massive response, Roxette have decided to extend the tour in to this autumn.
“The concerts have been amazing so far, says Per Gessle. Marie and the band are in top shape and the response has been incredible. And the way the new album has been received is great. We feel very fortunate and look forward to a very exciting year!”
Roxette’s brand new album 'Charm School' was released in the UK on 28th March. It went straight to no 1 on the German, Czech and Swiss album charts the week of the release and is heading for platinum status in Sweden. The first single 'She’s Got Nothing On (but the Radio)' is moving up in a way not seen in almost 20 years – last week it made Top 10 on Germany’s official singles chart. Last time Roxette was Top 10 in Germany was in 1992 with 'How Do You Do!'. In the UK, it’s first week on sale saw the single be the highest new entry at the UK Radio Airplay Chart!
With a catalogue of mega hits, including 'Must Have Been Love', 'Joyride’, ‘The Look’, 'Listen To Your Heart', 'How Do You Do', 'Sleeping In My Car' and ‘Dressed For Success’, this is set to be one of THE live events of the 2011 calendar.
13th October – TUI Arena Hannover, Germany
14th October – Gerry Weber Arena Halle, Germany
16th October – SAP Arena Mannheim, Germany
17th October – Scheyerhale Stuttgart, Germany
19th October – Koeing-Pilsner Arena Oberhausen, Germany
25th October – Hamburg Arena Hamburg, Germany
27th October – Nuremburg Arena Nuremburg, Germany
15th November – London Wembley Arena
18th November – Palacio Vistalegre Madrid, Spain
19th November – Sant Jordi Club Barcelona, Spain
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