ROXETTE TO PLAY FIRST LIVE SHOW IN THE UK FOR 17 YEARS

ROXETTE TO PLAY FIRST LIVE SHOW IN THE UK FOR 17 YEARS
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 9AM MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2011
Monday 28th March – Live Nation are thrilled to announce that 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 – cameout 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 fall.
“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” will be release in the UK today (28th March) via EMI. 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, BBC Radio 2 added “She’s Got Nothing On (but the Radio)” to their A list and have made ‘Charm School’ their album of the week. This week the single is 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.
Roxette
2011
2nd April – Velodromo, Montevideo, Uruguay
4th April – Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
5th April – Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
7th April – Orfeo, Córdoba, Argentina
9th April – Movistar Arena Santiago, Chile
12th April – Pepsi on Stage Porto Alegre, Brazil
14th April – Credicard Hall Sao Paulo, Brazil
16th April – Citibank Hall Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17th April – Chevrolet Hall Belo Horizonte, Brazil
19th April – Credicard Hall Sao Paulo, Brazil
8th May – Grand Arena Cape Town, South Africa
10th May – Grand Arena Cape Town, South Africa
11th May – Grand Arena Cape Town, South Africa
13th May – The Superbowl Sun City, South Africa
14th May – The Superbowl Sun City, South Africa
15th May – The Superbowl Sun City, South Africa
20th May – World Trade Center Dubai, United Arab Emirates
25th May – Macka Kucukciftlik Park Istanbul, Turkey
27th May – Terra Vibe Park Athens, Greece
29th May – Georgi Asparuhov Stadium Sofia, Bulgaria
30th May – Zone Arena Bucharest, Rumania
1st June – Budapest Sport Arena Budapest, Hungary
3rd June – See-Rock Festival Graz, Austria
5th June – O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic
6th June – Steel Arena Kosice, Slovakia
9th June – Plenen Bergen, Norway
11th June – Zitadelle Berlin, Germany
12th June – Hessentag Frankfurt, Germany
15th June – Völkerschlachtsdenkmal Leipzig, Germany
16th June – Tanzbrunnen Cologne, Germany
19th June – Torwar Warsaw, Poland
24th June – Audi Werksgelaende, Neckarsulm, Germany
25th June – Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany
27th June – CEZ Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic
7th July – Stavern Festival Stavern, Norway
9th July – Bospop Festival Weert, Netherlands
14th July – Moon and Stars Festival Locarno, Switzerland
16th July – Nordkalks Dagbrot Pargas, Finland
22nd July – Tivoli Copenhagen, Denmark
24th July – Slottsskogsvallen Gothenburg, Sweden
29th July – Rådhusplassen, Haugesund, Norway
31st July – Suikerrock Festival Tienen, Belgium
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
Tickets for the Wembley show go on sale 9am on Friday 1st April 2011 priced at £35.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
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