A serious history of a really silly thing - Off-Ramp for September 8, 2012

Roxette returns to LA, still has The Look

Eva Rinaldi/flickr

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of the band Roxette performing in Sydney, Australia on February 17, 2012.

After an eight year hiatus, 80's pop sensation Roxette reunited three years ago. The duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle thought they would never play again, as Marie battled a brain tumor and Per moved on to other projects. But Fredriksson recovered, and in 2009 she joined Gessle on stage with his solo band and the wheels were set in motion for a comeback.

They released a new album, Charm School, in February of 2011, before they embarked on what they first believed would be a modest tour. Now, 19 months later, they are still on the road. In that time they've recorded another new album, Traveling, and will have played 130 shows in over 30 countries by the time they are through later this month. Their second to last stop: The Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on September 15th.

Off-Ramp's Jerry Gorin spoke to Per Gessle about the band's epic tour schedule and what it's like to make a record on the road. "It's a unique situation, to be on the road for this long," said Gessle. "There's a certain camaraderie that occurs. It's great to be able to record and capture that sort of thing."

"It's Possible" is off of Roxette's latest album album, Travelling:


blog comments powered by Disqus