Roxette tickets can soon be yours! Yes, in just a few simple clicks you can find yourself watching this incredible duo! The Swedish pop duo have been wowing the world over ever since the late eighties, and better yet the two are still going strong! Becoming an international hit early on in their careers, both Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, will gracing the stage once more playing all of their classic songs such as “The Look”, “Listen to Your Heart” and “Joyride”! Having recently come out of a short break, this is your chance to see Roxette live! So don’t waste a moment more and buy your Roxette tickets now, here at StubHub!
Forming in the late seventies, the pair met each other in the quaint city of Halmstad in Sweden, with both Gessle and Fredriksson, originally both making it solo, the pair decided to work together after the two began working together when Fredriksson provided the backing vocals for Gessle’s band at the time Gyllene Tider (One of Sweden’s top bands at the time)! With Gyllene Tider signing with EMI’s American label Capitol Record, both Gessle and Fredriksson were urged to sing together under the suggestion of EMI Managing Director Rolf Nygren, and their first song together came in the form of translated track “Nevending Love” (originally called “Svarta Glas” or “Black Glass”). Released under the name Roxette, the two quickly found themselves in the top ten, selling over fifty thousand copies! With such success occurring from a simple single, the two worked together to release an entire album, and in nineteen eighty-six, what followed was their debut effort, Pearls of Passion! Peaking at number two in the Swedish albums chart, their success actually came from the singles “Goodbye to You” and “Soul Deep”, and while they failed to break the international market in the way that “Black Glass” had done, the duo persisted, with Fredriksson continuing with her solo venture, and releasing her third solo album Efter stormen (After the Storm)!
In nineteen eighty-eight, Roxette released their follow-up album Look Sharp!! Their determination proved worth it, as unlike Pearls of Passion the album broke through internationally, and featured a number of singles that have since proved to be classics within the Roxette discography! Part of that success lies with the direction that Per Gessle and EMI Svenska agreed to highlight Fredriksson’s voice, with Gessle eager to point out “I always thought we should promote songs Marie sang. Me being a lead singer wasn’t part of the plan, not for me anyway.”! This being said it was the third single from the album that brought them out once more to the global stage. While both “Listen to Your Heart” and “Dressed for Success”, proved successful releases in Sweden, it was “The Look” that seemed to resonate with folk, all over the world. Transferring over to the American airwaves through a chance encounter from an American exchange student, giving the album to Minneapolis radio station KDWB. After the song became ever more popular, gaining airplay from positive caller feedback! Needless to say, Roxette quickly found itself popular all over the US, with the song beginning to crop up in a number of other radio stations! An impressive feat considering the lack of promotion or releases that Roxette had put into the US market!
A fourth single from the album, “Dangerous” quickly followed up, and the band soon found success in Germany, Australia and in the UK! By the year nineteen ninety, the band were a staple within the music community, and were offered to contribute a track to the Richard Gere/Julia Roberts film Pretty Woman. Releasing their now famous “It Must Have Been Love” for the film, the song was originally recorded in mind for Christmas, thus the track was re-edited with Fredriksson replacing the Christmas line and adding some instrumentation and background vocals to the song. The song eventually proved to be their most popular and successful song to date, spending an impressive seventeen weeks at the of Billboard’s top 40! So don’t wait to miss this glorious band and grab your Roxette tickets right here at StubHub!
Of course this is by no means the final chapter in Roxette’s story, not by a long shot! In nineteen ninety-one, Roxette released their third album Joyride! Comprised of fourteen different songs, Joyride further proved that Roxette hadn’t simply lucked out and in short the band’s success stood both commercially and critically! With tracks such as “Joyride”, “Spending My Time”, “Church of your Heart” and “The Big L” all being released as singles, there was no wonder to why Joyride turned out to be a worldwide best-seller! Holding the position of best-selling album throughout Europe for two whole weeks, the album soon became platinum in countries across the globe! In fact if we were to get into specifics, while the album when double platinum in the UK, Australia and Spain, in actually went six times platinum in Argentina and Sweden!
Of course, the high couldn’t last forever and buy the beginning of ninety-two Roxette’s popularity began to wane. Due to the emerging genre of grunge, and increasing popularity of hip-hop, Roxette’s commercial momentum slowed in the US, add on top the merging of record companies SBK, Chrysalis and EMI all into one and Roxette’s presence in the US stopped dead. Luckily that didn’t occur everywhere else, and the band still proved just as popular everywhere else!
So experience a real rock show for once and buy your Roxette tickets now, and get ready for a concert you’re not likely to forget quickly!