July 17 — Veteran rock band Europe is celebrating 40 years as a band this year.
As the band celebrates its 40th anniversary, it has announced it is in the studio working on a new single and album. The band is scheduled to debut the new single, ‘Hold Your Head Up’ Sept. 15. According to information provided about the new album and single, the single’s sound is reminiscent of songs crafted by the band early in its catalog.
Front man Joey Tempest talked briefly about the forthcoming as yet untitled album in a prepared statement.
“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 [producer] Klas [Ahlund],” Tempest said. It’s sounding extraordinary.”
Europe’s forthcoming album will be its 12th. Its release date and other information is also under consideration.
In addition to working on its new album, the band is also working on a new documentary titled, Europe — The Movie. Craig Hopper (Deep Purple/Saxon) is producing and directing the movie, which is expected for release in either late 2024 or early 2025.
Europe’s celebration of its 40th anniversary extends beyond the studio. The band is scheduled to launch a 21-date European tour Sept. 21 in Merida, Spain. The tour is scheduled to run through Oct. 31 in Stockholm, Sweden and also features performances in cities across Europe, such as Paris, France; Oslo, Norway and Munich, Germany.
The schedule for the “Time Capsule 40th Anniversary Tour” is noted below:
The “Time Capsule” 40th anniversary 2023 shows are:
September 21st Spain – Merida, Teatro Romano De Merida
September 30th Switzerland – Lausanne, Metropole
October 1st Switzerland – Zurich, Volkshaus
October 2nd Italy – Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi – SOLD OUT
October 4th Germany – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
October 5th Germany – Munich, Circus Krone
October 6th Germany – Berlin, Admiralspalast
October 8th Norway – Oslo, Opera House – SOLD OUT
October 9th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 14th France – Paris, Salle Pleyel
October 15th Netherlands – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg – SOLD OUT
October 17th UK – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
October 18th UK – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
October 19th UK – Gateshead, The Sage
October 21st UK – Wolverhampton, The Halls
October 22nd UK – Salford, The Lowry
October 24th UK – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
October 25th UK – London, The Palladium
October 26th UK – London, The Palladium
October 30th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 31st Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
More information on Europe’s upcoming tour and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: