Marie Fredriksson sings at the Swedish royal wedding

Marie Fredriksson and her husband Mikael Bolyos performed “Ännu doftar kärlek” at the wedding of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill last June 8th in Stockholm

The whole performance was very beautiful and touching. See by yourself!

You can see the performance on SVT Play as well.

There is also short interview with Marie on SVT about her performing “Ännu doftar kärlek” at the wedding.

Marie Fredriksson perofrmed at Citytunneln opening

Marie Fredriksson performed yesterday together with her husband Mikael Bolyos at the inauguration ceremony of Citytunneln, a 17-kilometer rail link between Malmö Central Station and the Öresund Bridge. As the grand finale, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden officially opened the tunnel for traffic.

The ceremony was held next to the Malmö Central Station free to the public. Other artists who performed at the ceremony included Wilmer-X, Timbuktu, and Ola Salo.

You can find pictures of the event on Expressen and Sydsvenskan.

Stina from Denmark also recorded the performance and uploaded it to YouTube.

Rumour after rumour about Roxette’s comeback; Night of the proms 2009 true?

During the past days, a lot of rumours about Roxette’s comeback have been heard on the Roxette online community, below you’ll find a summary:

– Not a rumour, but already confirmed by Per at Twitter: Roxette albums will be remastered and re-released in Autumn. Open is: which albums are we talking about? Which bonuses?

– Roxette to play at “New Wave” event in Latvia in July from The Daily Roxette. Even though this was reported by an important Latvian newspaper, the management hasn’t confirmed the news yet (but hasn’t denied it either). Wait and see.

– Roxette at Night of the Proms 2009:
Last week some fans from the German forum found a hidden Html code on the NOTP German fanpage which announced Roxette as one of the main acts at NOTP 2009 edition. Tour promoters didn’t confirm this (but didn’t deny it either), since all artists will be announced at a press conference on the 5th of May, 17:00 CET.

TDR User Remco found following text on the NOTP website:

“In the beginning of May we will announce another big artist. I am quite sure that this will be “hot news” for whoever loves true pop music. … We expect ticket sales to go super fast after this announcement”, according to organiser Jan Vereecke.”

Which again, makes everybody think Roxette is one of the artists participating in the event, true pop music…

And then, after I read that there will be a big press conference to announce the artists, I started to think, **IF** Roxette are performing, would they have time to attend the press conference? A quick check at Per Gessle’s current tour plan showed me that he has a show on the day before, May 4th, in London, and on the day after, 6th May, in Amsterdam. The press conference is in Antwerpen, which is not at all far away from these cities, so IF they are part of NOTP attending the press conference shouldn’t be a problem.

– Marie to perform with Per, where?
Per already commented Marie would join him on the stage during the tour. The big question is, where? Most people guessed Stockholm would be the best logical choice. But I started to think, in connection to NOTP press conference and that there seems to be something happening with Roxette this year, that maybe London (or Amsterdam) would also be an option.

These are only speculations on the rumours. There is nothing confirmed, so we’ll have to wait at least until the 5th of May to know what happens with NOTP, and regarding Marie’s performance with Per: just be surprised.

Marie Fredriksson to join Crown Princess Victoria at Stadshuset gala in June

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson for The Daily Roxette

Marie Fredriksson will be one of the celebrity guests attending a June 18 gala at Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall) where Crown Princess Victoria will be handing out this year’s prizes from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Artist Fund. The gala is even more special this year as Marianne Bernadotte, who is Victoria’s great aunt, is celebrating her 85th birthday.

Marie is expected to perform during the event, along with Marianne Bernadotte’s close friend Lill Lindfors, opera singer Barbara Hendricks with Staffan Scheja, and violinist Christian Svarfvar. Other special guests announced at this morning’s press event, held at the Grand Hôtel, include ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog, but it is uncertain for now whether she too will perform.

Per Gessle reveals Marie Fredriksson may join him on stage

Per Gessle, who is going on a tour this month with his latest album The Party Crasher, has started to communicate with his fans through Twitter. He has been answering questions from his fans from his @PartyPleaser Twitter account for a couple of days and has revealed some nice information about his tour.

The most interesting piece of information for all Marie and Roxette fans is the fact that Marie and Per have discussed about performing with him on the tour: “Yes, she might pop up somewhere, we’ve talked about it,” Per wrote in his tweet. In addition to that, the two shows in Stockholm on May 9th and 10th will be filmed for a possible live DVD.

Marie Fredriksson to perform in a gala for the World Childhood Foundation

According to a press release sent out today by the Göteborg Opera, Marie Fredriksson will perform in a gala for the World Childhood Foundation on May 18th.

The foundation was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1999 and in order to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Göteborg Opera has organised this gala, which will be attended by the Royal Family. Other artists such as Peter Jöback, German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus will participate in the gala as well.

World Childhood Foundation’s work is aimed at the most marginalised children. “The goal is to promote the right of every child to its childhood and to work for better living conditions for children in danger. We must fight against the extreme  material, social and emotional poverty in which they livea,” writes H.M. Queen Silvia on the foundation’s homepage. Currently the foundation supports more than 100 projects in 14 countries.

All revenue from the gala will be donated to World Childhood Foundation.

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.