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.