The Grand Opening

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The Grand Opening
Origin Ånge, Sweden
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, sadcore, slowcore, folk
Years active 1999–present
Labels Tapete, It's a Trap!
Associated acts Will Gambola Sing, Hearts No Static, Linus Larsson and John Roger Olsson
Members John Roger Olsson
Jens Pettersson
Otto Johansson
Past members Anders Ljung
Jimmy Ottosson
Leif Elverstig
Fredrik Pålsson
Johanna Ojala
Joakim Labraaten

The Grand Opening is the musical alias of the Swedish musician John Roger Olsson. TGO releases records on the Hamburg, Germany based label Tapete Records. In July 2013 Tapete Records announced that TGO will release the new album "Don't Look Back Into The Darkness" on October 11.[1]


The Grand Opening started as four piece based in Ånge, Sweden in 1999. After being active as a band for two years singer and songwriter John Roger Olsson moved to Stockholm and restarted the band.[2] During the years The Grand Opening has had many different members for both live shows and recordings. Their first release was the free digital EP Location which was released by It's a Trap! Records in 2005.[3][4][5]

Recent activity[edit]

  • In February and March 2014, The Grand Opening will tour in Germany and Sweden.[6]


Singles and EPs
Compilation appearances
  • Something Must Break Volume One
  • It's a Trap! readers Companion Volume Two
  • SPEX CD #69
  • Tapete 100
  • Did You D:qliq?
  • Acoustic Songs 2
  • This is Tapete Records!


  1. ^ Tapete Records artist page.
  2. ^ "Dagbladet interview 2009-11-17" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "It's a Trap! release info". 2005-05-10. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  4. ^ "TV4 interview 1 2011-01-10" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  5. ^ "TV4 interview 2 2011-01-10" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Blog post". 2013-12-25. Retrieved 2013-12-25. 

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