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.

And the winners are…

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!

Marie Fredriksson thanks her fans for all birthday greetings

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

Marie Fredriksson to join this year’s Stjärnklart tour

According to Expressen, Marie Fredriksson will join this year’s Stjärnklart tour together with Lisa Nilsson and Måns Zelmerlöw.

The tour consists of 12 concerts in Stockholm, Norrköping, Göteborg and Malmö during November and December and is directed to Swedish companies who want to invite their employees to a nice gala before Christmas. Therefore tickets can only be purchased via companies, according to the organisation website.

Artists who participated in the past editions of Stjärnklart are Eva Dahlgren, Orup or Tomas Ledin.

We are looking forward to Marie’s stage-comeback!

Tourdates:

20 November 2008 in Norrköping – Louis de Geer Konserthus

25- 29 November 200 in Stockholm – Konserthus

4-6 December 2008 in Malmö –  Konserthus

11-12 December 2008 in Göteborg – Congress

Marie Fredriksson turns 50 – send your messages!

Marie Fredriksson turns 50 on May 30th and as always, you can send your birthday wishes to mfbday@mariefredriksson.net, we will collect all of them and pass them on to Marie.

Deadline: May 28th

Please note:
all emails will be checked before forwarding them to Marie and that only birthday greetings are accepted. And remember Marie doesn’t speak German or Spanish or Russian, so write your messages only in Swedish or English. And last but not least, the email address mentioned above is, obviously, NOT Marie’s private email address.
If you want to send a video, photo or any other huge file, please don’t attach it in the email but send a link to the file!

And since this time around is even more special, we’ve got some surprises for those who send a message for Marie. Send the nicest, most creative, longest, shortest, most touching message (*) and you’ll have a chance to win one of the items below, courtesy of Mikael Bolyos, Marie Fredriksson and D&D.

– Ett bord i solen single (this item was sent as invitation for the exhibition with the same name in February)
– Ett bord i solen artbook – signed by Marie!
– Tid för tystnad CD

Remember, send your messages not later than May 28th!

Update June 5th: Contest is closed. All messages were forwarded to Marie last week. Winners will be announced in the next days.


Contest conditions:

– (*) Anybody who sends a message for Marie will automatically participate in the contest. Each message will get a number, at the end of the contest numbers will be picked up randomly to choose the winners.
– Don’t forget to send your full name and mailing address.
– As as it is usual, you can only participate once.
– Prizes cannot be paid out in cash and will be sent by standard mail only once.
– Winners will be announced in June.