It was never expected in the studio in Völlsjö this winter that Per Gessle's 'Mazarin' would get such a huge reception. The album came out a few days ago on 16 June 2003 and did only get positive reviews. With 45,000 copies being pre-ordered, already 60,000 copies have been sold (the limit for gold being 30,000, for platinum 40,000). Already at the presentation of the first single Här kommer alla känslorna [på en och samma gång]', an overwhelmed Per Gessle was requested to go on tour. And at the release party for the album in Halmstad, the urge and hang for a tour was obvious among Per and his band. Inquiries began about the possibility to get together a band, a crew and so on.
We can proudly inform you that Per can and will, the band can and will and when the summer hopefully reaches it's climax, Per takes his 'Mazarin' out for a late-summer tour. At the moment dates and venues are being checked and we will be back with a complete tour plan. The premiere will be anyway on 29 July 2003 at Brottet in Halmstad, Sweden.
Along with Per Gessle on stage will be his very own touring band Mazarinerna, formed especially for this tour.
* Anders Herrlin (bass).
* Christoffer Lundquist (guitars and backing vocals).
* Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards).
* Helena Josefsson (backing vocals).
* Jens Jansson (drums).
* Jonas Isacsson (guitar).
As a 25-year old I was rather insecure, didn’t know how to act. With Roxette I came straight into battle, so to speak, but that didn’t enhance my self esteem. I had no clue; I guessed my way ahead all the time. But today I don’t have to prove anything to myself any longer. The calmness that that gives lies as a foundation. Maybe that’s why I dare being personal on the new album, I can open up and be myself.