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Gyllene Tider sell 100,000+ tickets for farewell tour

Swedish pop icons Gyllene Tider are moving their last-ever domestic show to a larger venue, after selling more than 100,000 tickets for their upcoming farewell tour over the past three days.

Gyllene Tider (‘Golden Ages’), fronted by former Roxette singer Per Gessle, are one of the best-selling Swedish bands of all time. Their 40th-anniversary tour, GT40: Avskedsturnén (GT40: Farewell Tour), begins at the Brottet in Halmstad, Sweden, on 4 July, and is scheduled to wrap up at the Dampskipsbrygga in Fredrikstad, Norway, on 9 August.

Their final Swedish date, in Gothenburg on 3 August, was previously set for the 8,480-seat Slottsskogsvallen, but has been moved to the larger Ullevi stadium, which can hold up to 75,000 people for concerts, due to demand for tickets.

Tickets for the Ullevi show, promoted by Live Nation Sweden, are released tomorrow (Friday 8 February) at 9am via Livenation.se and Gotevent.se.

“We are stunned and overwhelmed by the interest in our summer concerts,” say the band in a statement, “so it is with pride that we, once again, realise we need to move our gig in the nation’s second-largest city to the majestic Ullevi. It is the third time this has happened to us and we, of course, hope for an even bigger party in the middle of Gothenburg and the middle of the Swedish summer.”

 


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Marie Dimberg and Tomas Jernberg launch new management co

Veteran artist manager Marie Dimberg and long-serving label exec Tomas Jernberg have joined forces to launch Stockholm-based “supermanagement” outfit Dimberg Jernberg Management.

Dimberg started her management career in 1997 and represents some of the most successful artists in Sweden, including Roxette, Per Gessle, Peter Jöback, Loney Dear, Jonas Åkerlund and Emmi Christensson. Prior to moving into artist management, Dimberg – once named the ‘most influential woman in the Swedish music industry by Musikindustrin – spent several years with EMI, including spells as head of PR and marketing/PR and vice-president of London-based EMI International, where she worked with Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Blur, Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, Queen and Radiohead.

Jernberg also has a background in artist management, having run his own management company for a decade. For the past six years, he has been with Warner Music Nordic, where he was director of international exploitation, working with Scandinavian artists such as Miriam Bryant, Julie Bergan, Sabina Ddumba, NONONO, Otto Knows, Nause, Roxette and Christopher.

“Marie and I are a dream team”

”I worked closely with Tomas in connection with the Roxette releases on Warner,” comments Dimberg, “and after ten years on my own, I’m thrilled to take a new, big step with Tomas. We complete each other through our different [career] paths and we want to build a strong management firm with a strong, Nordic roster.

“Marie and I are a dream team,” adds Jernberg. “I cannot imagine a better partner in creating a Nordic supermanagement company. Together we have a solid background in building artist’s careers, both locally and globally, and that’s what we’ll continue doing.”

Dimberg Jernberg’s roster includes Roxette, Per Gessle, Nause, Jonas Åkerlund and more.

 


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