I wish all the TDR Readers and fans & friends all over the world a very happy and peaceful Christmas holiday.
Mariefredriksson.net had a chance for a brief interview with Marie Fredriksson.
When we ask Marie how she is feeling, Marie responds “I feel great, thanks!” Marie is currently on a break from the “Stjärnklart” tour, after playing five nights in Stockholm, she will play in Malmö tomorrow and until Friday, and in Gothenburg next week. Marie explains how everything started with this show; “They asked me, I thought about it and said yes. It’s been a challenge and a pleasure.” And it surely seems to have been the right decision, as Marie adds, after having more than half of the tour behind her, “It’s great being on stage again.”
Last Saturday, day of one of the shows in Stockholm, was a special day for many. Fans travelled from far outside of Sweden to see Marie live and had the chance to meet Marie. Marie, how did that feel? “It was a lot of fun, especially when someone [note: Rosa Planas from Spain] gave me a really really old record of ‘Strul.’ They were sweet and friendly as always,” says Marie to Mariefredriksson.net
As you may know, Marie not only composes music, she is also an artist, and has already had three art exhibitions, the last one in Gothenburg in October, “It was great in Gothenburg, even better than Stockholm.” We wonder if there are any plans for another exhibition, “I paint and I write music whenever I get the feeling, so we’ll see what happens first,” Marie smiles.
As Marie has mentioned often in the past, she takes a step at a time and has no fixed plans for the future. When we ask about more possible shows, or a solo album or with Roxette, she again answers “We’ll see, one step at a time.”
And the winners of the competition are….
– Ett bord i solen single (this item was sent as invitation for the exhibition with the same name in February):
- Anette Gurgurewicz
- Jenny Larsson
– Ett bord i solen artbook – signed by Marie! –
- Dóra Jendricsné Vörös
– Tid för tystnad CD:
- Renata Brandt
The winners have already been contacted. Please check your email and follow instructions!
We just received the following message from Marie Fredriksson:
Tack till alla som skänkt mig tankar, ord och gåvor i samband med min 50-årsdag. Jag blir så varm och tacksam och glad över att ni finns. Tack också för allt stöd de senaste åren – nu ser jag med tillförsikt framåt!
Soliga hälsningar från Marie
And in English:
Thanks to everybody who has given me thoughts, words and gifts in connection with my 50th birthday. I am happy and greatful for all of you. I would also like to thank you for your support over the last years – I am looking forward to the future with great excitement.Sunny regards, Marie
Tony Epifania from Australia has sent us another video recorded in Stockholm after Per Gessle’s concert on August 12. Maybe you’ll find yourself among the fans around Marie.
Video used with the permission of and copyright Tony Epifania.
Source: d&d Management
Marie Fredriksson will release a compilation at the end of November. The new greatest ballad hits will feature her most well-known ballads as well as two newly recorded songs, one of them being a Swedish version of “A Table in the Sun” (from the album “The Change”.)
We are happy to see that Marie surprises us yet again with new material, after having participated in her husband’s album “A Family Affair”.
The title, sleeve and release date are TBA.
Updated Bevispain has sent us some nice pictures of Marie taken on 12th August in Stockholm, after Per Gessle’s concert in the capital city of Sweden.
Marie enjoyed the concert together with husband Micke and son Oscar and then headed to backstage. On the way there she met a bunch of fans who were extremely glad to see Marie. Pictures show Marie herself was also glad to chat with some fans.
Bevispain has sent us a video as well, which we show you here in exclusive.
Luis also took great pictures on Sunday. Follow this link to view them!
The Daily Roxette / Marie Fredriksson Online has interviewed Mikael Bolyos about his music and life with Marie. Follow the link below to read it!
Links: Interview with Mikael Bolyos
Micke Bolyos has agreed on having some wallpapers of Marie on Maryjane.se, which have been done by the website’s webmaster Pelle Piano. You can download them following the links below.
In the Eye of the Stage I
In the Eye of the Stage II