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News: Per Gessle Confirms Return Of Roxette With New Tour

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News: Per Gessle Confirms Return Of Roxette With New Tour Dates @PartyPleaser @TheRealRoxette

In 2016 Roxette did what we believed was to be the last ever concerts. Now, the duo’s frontman, songwriter and founder Per Gessle picks up the torch and takes this bundle of worldwide hits on the road again.

It’s almost five years ago since Roxette lost Marie Fredriksson to cancer. A devastating loss that left both family, friends and fans in grief.

Their legacy of songs has continued to thrive, being constantly streamed, played and enjoyed by old and new supporters around the world.

2025 will see a live revival of this massive catalogue, all penned by Per Gessle, when he takes the Roxette band back on stage to do what he loves the most; perform his songs live in front of a dedicated audience.

Per and the Roxette band will be joined on stage by Swedish singer and megastar Ms Lena Philipsson.

Per says: “This is all about my Roxette songs, this huge bundle of music and lyrics I’ve been writing for well over three decades. I’m not starting a new duo. Marie will always be irreplaceable. However, I’m really lucky to have found an amazing voice and a brilliant performer in Lena Philipsson.

I co-wrote Lena’s first major hit back in 1986 and she’s one of the brightest shining stars Sweden has ever known. I’m extremely proud she wants to join me in my trek to keep the Roxette legacy alive.”

Lena says: “I’m both excited and thrilled about embarking on this tour. I really look forward to working with Per – he is a phenomenal songwriter and a neverending musical force.”

The Roxette band will consist of Christoffer Lundquist, Magnus Börjeson, Magnus “Norpan” Eriksson, Dea Norberg as well as original Roxette icons Clarence Öfwerman and Jonas Isacsson. Nine years since the last tour, “Roxette in Concert” will kick off in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tour dates:

February 26     Cape Town, Grand Arena GrandWest, South Africa

February 28     Pretoria, SunBet Arena Time Square, South Africa

March 5             Perth, Kings Park, Australia

March 7             Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena, Australia

March 8            Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre, Australia

March 9             Wollongong, WIN Entertainment Centre, Australia

March 11          Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia

March 13          Hobart, Mystate Bank Arena, Tasmania

March 15          Hunter Valley, Bimbadgen, Australia

March 16          Mount Cotton, Sirromet Wines, Australia