Swedish rock legends EUROPE are back in the studio to record new music for the first time since2017 and the recording of their last album “Walk The Earth”.
The band are currently in Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn) working on a new song entitled “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP”, a punchy up tempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early Europe, which will be released as a single on September 15 th this year.
The song will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard) who also mixed Europe’s Secret Society album.
Joey Tempest – “ We’ve been back on the road for a while but it’s such a pleasure to be back in the studio again – together with such a gentleman and professional like Klas. It’s sounding extraordinary”.
The song is a pre-curser to recording a new album in 2024, the bands 12 th studio record. Set for release late 2024 / early 2025.
In addition, the band are finishing up work on a brand new documentary film with producer / director Craig Hooper (Deep Purple / Saxon) for Coolhead Productions simply entitled EUROPE – THE MOVIE. The film will tell the story of the band, from formation until present day, telling oftheir rise to success in the mid 80’s, through hard times and heartache to coming back in the millennium and the current successes the band has achieved. This is set for release in early 2024.
The band will undertake a “Time Capsule” tour in September & October which will take in 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the UK, including two nights at the famous London Palladium. Just added is a show in Spain on September 21 st to kick the tour off.These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all the hits together with deep cuts and fan favorites from all of their 11 studio albums.
The Time Capsule 40 th Anniversary 2023 Shows are:
September 21 st Spain – Merida, Teatro Romano De Merida
September 30 th Switzerland – Lausanne, Metropole
October 1 st Switzerland – Zurich, Volkshaus
October 2 nd Italy – Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi – SOLD OUT
October 4 th Germany – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
October 5 th Germany – Munich, Circus Krone
October 6 th Germany – Berlin, Admiralspalast
October 8 th Norway – Oslo, Opera House – SOLD OUT
October 9 th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 14 th France – Paris, Salle Pleyel
October 15 th Netherlands – Utrecht, Tivoli
Vredenburg – SOLD OUT October 17 th UK – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
October 18 th UK – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
October 19 th UK – Gateshead, The Sage
October 21 st UK – Wolverhampton, The Halls
October 22 nd UK – Salford, The Lowry
October 24 th UK – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
October 25 th UK – London, The Palladium
October 26 th UK – London, The Palladium
October 30 th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 31 st Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
Joey Tempest – Lead Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Levén – Bass Guitar
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums