Roxette

Roxette
Release date
01 January 1970
Roxette
01 January 1970 |

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 exceeding 75 million, it seems safe to say “mission accomplished”.

They entered the world of pop with “The Look” in 1989, followed up with the mighty ballad “Listen To Your Heart” the same year, the classic “It Must Have Been Love” in 1990, the über-platinum “Joyride” album in 1991, and their first World Tour. For the next ten years they were on top of the charts somewhere in the world, the constant flow of hit singles and albums resulting in staggering record sales.

Biding their time during Marie Fredriksson’s recovery from a life-threatening brain tumour operation in 2002, the band staged a unique and hugely successful comeback in 2009. In 2016 all the good vibes shared on stages and studios since then seemed to climax with the new album “Good Karma” and yet another world tour, celebrating the band’s three decades in airwaves around the world.

But the rigours of touring finally became too demanding on Marie, so on doctor’s advise she decided to cancel the last leg of their 2016 RoXXXette 30th Anniversary Tour, putting an end to decades of stunning live performances that have touched the hearts of millions during 557 shows around the world.