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

Photo: Etoall

Per in a duet with Molly Hammar

“Beredd” is the first taste from Per’s upcoming album Sällskapssjuk – his first with new material in Swedish in seven years.

The album was recorded in Halmstad and mostly consists of duets with a number of brilliant singers and artists.

– Somehow it seems to be my destiny ever since Marie Fredriksson and I started working together in Roxette – my songs always get a little better when another strong personality comes into the picture and adds their unique thing, smiles Per.

On “Beredd” it’s Molly Hammar and Per who get together at the microphone – in a way that makes the creator slightly lyrical.

– Molly is one of my absolute favorite singers. She has that magical power that makes you can’t stop listening to her. I’m so proud that she wanted to join.

– When Per called and asked if I wanted to do “Beredd” with him, I felt very honored, and it was obvious for me to do it. It’s a cross-generational song in many ways as I relate to it on many levels as I think others will, and when Per Gessle calls there is no other answer than yes.

The recording was almost impertinentely easy. Molly came down to the Sweetspot studio in Harplinge outside Halmstad, took a microphone, sat down on a couch, and did some testing.

– After the second take, it was a done deal – as clear as crystal, says Per.

Sällskapssjuk is a very exciting album and project for me. It is a wonderful challenge both as a songwriter and a producer to try to put together the puzzle of different voices and talents. The Molly song is first out. More to come.

“Beredd” with Per and Molly will be released on February 23.