The Rock City archives: 2012

Europe, Rock City Main Hall

  • Tuesday 27th November 2012
  • Supported by: StoneRider

Europe are a Swedish Glam Rock/ Heavy Metal band that rose to fame in the eighties.

These rock legends are renowned for their 1986 album and single 'The final Countdown'. In 1999 they reformed for a millenium show in Stockholm but the reunion didn't really get going until 2003 they announced a new album and world tour.

They are set to release their 9th studio album 'Bag Of Bones' in April 2012. The new record was produced by one of the world's most prestigeous producers, Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock records, Shirley’s produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey. Bag of Bones features 11 brand new tracks, including the first single, 'Not supposed to sing the Blues'.

When EUROPE front man Joey Tempest confessed prior the recordings of the album, "We're ready to do some serious damage" - he could not have been anymore correct. Bag of Bones was already titled "one hell of a record" and is the grave successor of EUROPE's 2009 album Last Look at Eden, which proved to be the band's most important record since The Final Countdown. Says singer Joey Tempest: "Finally we express ourselves completely without restraint. Straight from heart and soul. It took some time but WE HAVE ARRIVED!"

Check out their website - Europe