Thursday, April 21, 2016

Roxette Ends Their Touring Career Early

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Roxette have been forced to stop touring due to singer Marie Fredrikson’s ailing health.

In a statement Marie said, ”It’s been an amazing 30 years! I feel nothing but joy and happiness when I look back on the Roxette world tours. All our shows and memories over the years will forever be a big part of my life. I’m particularly proud and grateful for coming back in 2009 after my severe illness and to have been able to take Roxette around the globe a couple of more times. Sadly, now my touring days are over and I want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful fans that has followed us on our long and winding journey.

Her partner Per Gessle added, “Who would have thought this small town band from the Swedish west coast were to be still on the loose after 30 years! We’ve done mind-blowing gigs all over the world that has taken us far beyond our wildest and craziest dreams. I want to thank all our fellow musicians and collaborators on and off the road.

“Thanks also to our beautiful fans, all of you who have listened, encouraged, waited, travelled, all of you who have shared the singing, laughter, joy and tears. Most of you have been just as much part of Roxette as we have! Without you, nothing (and I mean nothing!) would have been possible. Most of all I want to thank the mighty Marie, the Amazon of the holy voice, the Goddess of superb rock performance, the liberated and magnificent interpreter of my humble words and music, for this magic carpet ride which took us to the top of all the mountains. My God, what a great view we’ve had! The joyride on the road is over now – but we sure had fun, didn’t we?”

Roxette were supposed to start the last leg of their massive RoXXXette 30th Anniversary Tour on June 3rd. Their last performance was to be at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa on February 8 earlier this year.

Roxette’s latest single, It Just Happens, was released on April 8 this year and their 10th studio album Good Karma will be released on June 3.


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