Marie Fredriksson to perform at Café Opera in March

Marie Fredriksson will be one of the artists who will perform in “Still rocking in the free world”,  an event which will take place in Café Opera, Stockholm, on March 12, 2009.

Other artists to perform covers are: Mats Ronander, Anne-Lie Rydé, Niklas Strömstedt and Lasse Lindbom, together with musicians Pelle Alsing, Mats “Gaffa” Karlsson, Patrik Lundström, Hasse Olsson and Mikael Bolyos.

The event starts at 20:00 and costs 450 SEK.  You can find an event entry on Facebook too.

According to Lasse Lindbom, Marie will perform 4 – 5 songs, one of them will be “Jealous guy” by John Lennon. “The others are secret, we don’t want to spoil the fun,” tells Lasse. He also informs there won’t be any Roxette songs.

Marie Fredriksson performed at Gaygala yesterday

Marie Fredriksson performed at QX Gaygala, which took place yesterday at Cirkus. Marie performed “Tro” together with her husband Mikael Bolyos on the piano.

According to Aftonbladet, she got standing ovations from the audience, who already stood up during the performance.

You can watch a short video of the performance on and Aftonbladet WebbTV.

In this R2R topic you’ll find very nice pictures of the performance.

Per Gessle about Roxette and Marie Fredriksson

Per Gessle talks in an article in Aftonbladet about the future of Roxette. You can find a translation to the article on The Daily Roxette.

In addition, in an interview in Expressen and translated on TDR, Per also listed the best female singers he has worked with, listing Marie as #1:

“”It was a revolution when she came into my life. Just like Clarence (Öfwerman), she makes my ideas take off. She made my songs have credibility, as if taken from the Bible. She can sing sexy, softly, expressively. Marie is everything.”

Per Gessle’s new album “The Party Crasher” will be released this week.