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No End In Sight Yet For Europe After 40 Years


Courtesy: ABC PR
Courtesy: Europe
Left to right: John Levén, John Norum, Joey Tempest, Klas Åhlund (Producer), Mic Michaeli, Ian Haugland

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: