Marie and Mikael to perform at Citytunneln inauguration

Marie Fredriksson will perform together with her husband Micke 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 will officially open the tunnel for traffic. The ceremony will be held next to the Malmö Central Station on December 4 and is free to the public.
Other artists performing at the ceremony include Nisse Hellberg, Timbuktu, and Ola Salo.

Marie joined Per at the Atlantis studio in Stockholm

Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle and Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist spent the last three days in the Atlantis studio in Stockholm recording Marie’s vocals for the upcoming Roxette album. We remember that “Have a nice day” and also “Room Service” were recorded there as well. Per Gessle commented on Marie: “Marie’s voice = splendido”.
Here you can see a new picture from the studio which Per Gessle uploaded only some minutes ago on his new website on Snowfish.

Studio time is also booked for the Polar studios in Stockholm. So until now we don’t know if Marie finished her recordings or if there is more to come. If they managed to record all her parts in three days we comment on this with: Wow, that was fast.

Source: Snowfish

Per Gessle speaks about Marie and Roxette

In an interview with Radio Halland Per Gessle spoke about his future plans with Roxette and Marie Fredriksson. There will be a new Roxette album in 2010 – and most probably there will be more Roxette performances next year. If it’s a tour or just a show here and there or a live performance on a festival – nothing has been announced so far. Read what Per says about Marie Fredriksson and Roxette:marie-ffm1

Per says, that..

.. the recordings of “One Wish” and “Reveal” in 2006 didn’t feel right or THAT good and that it feels different now with the recordings of the new songs for the new album and that it feels much different and better now and that Marie changed a lot.

.. he didn’t expect such a huge response on the Night of the Proms and was overwhelmed, especially with the support in Germany.

.. Marie is more involved in the recordings now, she is more interested in Roxette and the new album than she was in 2001 with Room Service and that she is not just there to sing but is interested in working on it and brings her own ideas.

.. there was a time when he didn’t think that they will ever work together again because Marie felt so bad.

.. half of the songs are written for him, half for Marie. Marie hasn’t written anything for the album.  He would like Marie to sing it all, but he thinks that’s not possible so he has to fill in here and there.

.. he sees Roxette performing again, because “that’s what we want”.

.. the US are out of reach, because they are too old and vintage. But a cover of a Rox song may climb the charts, because the songs still have power, but he is not sure that Per & Marie have it anymore…

.. they are in the studio until midsummer. Then there may be rehearsals if they decide to do concerts.

.. next year there will be nothing but Roxette.

Listen to the interview on Radio Halland.

With that I wish you all a splendid new year! We see us in 2010.

“Kick AIDS out”-performance on YouTube

A while ago Marie Fredriksson’s first “official” performance after her illness has been uploaded to YouTube. At the “Kick AIDS out”-gala in Stockholm in December 2005 she performed “I never loved a man”. Her husband Mikael Bolyos joined her on the keyboards. Have fun watching.

NOTP tour: Frankfurt is the peak

With Marie Fredriksson in top shape the three Frankfurt shows were the peak for Roxette on the Night of the Proms-tour so far. Frankfurt was cooking, the audience was incredible and together we let fly around 50 balloons during “Joyride”. Marie rocked the stage like never before and blew the hall away. Here you can see some pictures of the gig in Frankfurt on saturday, December 5th. For more information about the NOTP gigs visit our partner site RoxetteBlog.

Some pictures from Rotterdam

At the moment Roxette play their set of five songs in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Here you can see some pictures of Marie:

The Night of the Proms is heading to Germany this week. The German tour starts on friday in Hamburg and ends on December 20 in Dortmund. You find a topic about each and every gig of this tour on RoxetteBlog

On Tour!

At the moment, Marie Fredriksson is on tour with Roxette. Until December 20th, Roxette do 42 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany for the “Night of the Proms”. Check our partner site RoxetteBlog for more information!

Marie Fredriksson live (1985 and 1992)

Our partner site Roxetteblog posted links to audio recordings from two Marie Fredriksson tours. The first one is from the “Den Sjunde Vågen” tour and features 12 songs:

1. Jag Går Min Väg
2. Ännu Doftar Kärlek
3. Het Vind
4. Så Nära Nu
5. Natt Efter Natt
6. Den Sjunde Vågen
7. Mot Okända Hav
8. För Dom Som Älskar
9. Värdighet
10. En Känsla Av Regn
11. När Du Såg På Mej
12. Den Sjunde Vågen

You can download the recording either here or here.

Furthermore, recordings from Marie’s “Den Ständiga Resan” tour in 1992 popped up again. There is an audio recording from her show in Luleå (December 16th or 17th), which you can download here. And there is a recording from one of her two shows in Stockholm, which you can download here: Part 1, Part 2. These recordings brings all songs, Marie performed in that night. Have fun listening.

The recording from Luleå is also available on mariefredriksson.eu. Thanks for collecting the links!
Source: roxetteblog.com