Three years after their 2009 comeback album, the 1990's pop sensation music duo from Sweden is back in action! Roxette, the international act composed of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, brings us a new album with a new sound, but maintains that underlying familiar resemblance to the unique and unforgettable style that so many of us remember.
I have fond memories that bring back a smile, as I remember singing “She’s Got The Look, Na na na na na”as loud as possible with all my girlfriends, in the car or at the bar. The new album, titled Travelling, includes 15 tracks and is inspired by the band’s ongoing world tour.
Roxette’s world tour is in full swing with almost one million concert tickets sold since the tour kicked off a year ago. On top of that, another million Roxette records have been added to the already dizzying 70 million they’ve sold over the years.
In July and August, catch Roxette on tour in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Poland, and Finland. By September, Roxette hits North America with tour dates in Canada and the USA, including California, Boston, and New York.
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Roxette is back with new album ‘Travelling’ and a taster: “It’s Possible!”
U.S. tour dates announced for fall
Hollywood, California – April 10, 2012 - Three years after their 2009 comeback, Swedish pop phenomenon Roxette are hotter than they’ve been since their early ‘90s heyday. Roxette’s world tour is in full swing with almost one million concert tickets sold since the tour kicked off a year ago at the Tatneft Arena in Russian Kazan. On top of that, another million Roxette records have
been added to the already dizzying 70 million they’ve sold over the years.
So far the band has played more than 85 shows in more than 30 countries (and the trip continues—they don’t plan to rest until they’ve played 150 shows). But besides zigzagging between airports, arenas, hotels and meeting with fans from all over the world, the band also has found time to record their new album, Travelling, to be released digitally in the U.S. on June 5 by Capitol/EMI.
The idea has been to tap into all the positive energy that has boosted the band during this dazzling trip, and channel it into new Roxette music. In short, an album that, just like 1992’s Tourism, captures the feeling of a band on a roll—constantly on the move, snatching inspiration as they go; recording in hotel rooms, studios, at soundchecks and in concert.
The result is a fascinating musical postcard with 15 superb songs, most of which are new, some that are revisited classics and others being pearls that for various reasons haven’t seen the light of day before. A tight and inspired band has gathered around a batch of Gessle tunes, where the relentless hit-maker again and again proves that his sense of melody and ability to surprise is still
“It’s Possible” is the first taster from Travelling - 2 minutes and 34 seconds of sunny pop music that shows one of Roxette’s many sides in 2012. There’s more to come.
Listen to ”It’s Possible”:
1. Me & You & Terry & Julie
2. Lover Lover Lover (Album Version)
3. Turn Of The Tide
4. Touched By The Hand Of God
5. Easy Way Out
6. It’s Possible (Version One)
7. Perfect Excuse
8. Excuse Me, Sir, Do You Want Me To Check On Your Wife
9. Angel Passing
10. Stars (Soundcheck, Dubai, May 20, 2011)
11. The Weight Of The World
12. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) (Live in Rio de Janeiro, April 16, 2011)
13. See Me (New Version)
14. It’s Possible (Version Two)
15. It Must Have Been Love (Night Of The Proms, Rotterdam 2011)
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