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Latest Europe News

Below is our complete Europe news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Europe Embarking On U.K. Tour

Europe’s "Bag of Bones" U.K. tour kicks off this coming Wednesday, November 21st at Birmingham o2 Academy with special guests StoneRider. A full listing of tour dates is available below.

Europe will perform songs from the new "Bag of Bones" album including "Not Supposed To Sing The Blues" and "Demon Head," plus classics "Rock The Night" and "The Final Countdown." Tickets for the U.K. tour are available here. Dates are as follows:

Birmingham 02 Academy Wednesday 21 November
Glasgow 02 ABC Thursday 22 November
Manchester HMV Ritz Friday 23 November
Newcastle 02 Academy Sunday 25 November
Leeds 02 Academy Monday 26 November
Nottingham Rock City Tuesday 27 November
Bristol 02 Academy Thursday 29 November
Cardiff Coal Exchange Friday 30 November
London 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Saturday 1 December More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Video Diary

This week a look at video’s by Reverence, Nasty Habit, Johnny Roadkill, Europe, Diehard Dolls, and a special bonus from Steel Panther. Let’s get started! More...

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Europe Posts New Music Video

Swedish hard rockers Europe posted a new music video for the track "Firebox." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Bag of Bones" album, which is available through EarMusic/Adel Records.

Check out the video here:

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Europe Posts "Track-By-Track" Video Interview 1/2

Swedish hard rockers Europe posted part one of two of a new "track-by-track" interview series focusing on the band's upcoming LP "Bag of Bones" album, which is due out in April 27, 2012 through EarMusic/Adel Records. The video features Joey Tempest and John Leven.

The band previously released the first single "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues" as a music video, which can be seen by heading over to this location.

Check out part one of the track-by-track interview here:

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Europe Posts New Music Video

Swedish hard rockers Europe posted a new music video for the track "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues." The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "Bag of Bones" album, which is due out in April 2012 through EarMusic/Adel Records.

Check out the video here:

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Manowar To Headline Ost Fest 2012

New York's own true metal band Manowar announced that the band will headline the Saturday, June 16, 2012 portion of Ost Fest in Bucharest, Romania. The event will be held from June 15-17, 2012 at the Romexpo.

Other acts confirmed are as follows:

June 15: Motley Crue, Dimmu Borgir, Overkill
June 16: Europe, Manowar
June 17: Megadeth, Motorhead, Lake of Tears, W.A.S.P.

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Limp Bizkit To Headline Graspop 2012

American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:

Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
Adrenaline Mob
Alestorm
All Shall Perish
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Behemoth
Black Label Society
Black Spiders
Black Veil Brides
Cancer Bats
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dimmu Borgir
Emmure
Ensiferum
Europe
Exodus
Godsmack
Gojira
H20 More...

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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...

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Europe Unveils Cover Art To "Bag Of Bones"

Swedish hard rockers Europe have unveiled the new cover art for the forthcoming "Bag of Bones" album, which is due out in April 2012 through EarMusic/Adel Records (shown below). The album was recorded in October 2011 and produced by renowned producer Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden/Black Country Communion). The album is the follow up to the band's 2009 release "Last Look at Eden."

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Guns N Roses Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that American rock legends Guns N Roses will be wrapping the festival up this year, as they will be headlining the event on Sunday 24th. The organisers have also announced that As I Lay Dying has had to pull out of the festival after cancelling their European tour, but also confirmed that Cannibal Corpse, Machine Head, Gotthard, Adrenaline Mob, Sebastian Bach, Black Veil Brides and The Treatment will perform at the festival. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:

Black Sabbath (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
Adrenaline Mob
Alestorm
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dimmu Borgir
Emmure
Ensiferum
Europe
Exodus
H20
Hatebreed
Ihsahn
Jon Oliva's Pain
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Leprous
Machine Head
Megadeth
Motorhead
Nasum
Obituary
Paradise Lost
Pennywise
Possessed
Sabaton
Sacred Reich
Sebastian Bach
Sick Of It All
Skeletonwitch
Slayer
Texas In July
The Spudmonsters
The Treatment
Trivium
Unearth
Whitechapel
Winds Of Plague
Winterfylleth
Young Guns

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Five More Names Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for this year's edition of the event. American thrash metal legends Megadeth will be performing, as will stoner rock kings Kyuss Lives!, death metal pioneers Possessed, English alternative rock outfit Young Guns and, making their fourth appearance at the festival, Jon Olivia's Pain. Graspop will take place in the town of Dessel from June 22nd-24th and now features the following lineup:

Black Sabbath (Headliner)
Alestorm
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dimmu Borgir
Emmure
Ensiferum
Europe
Exodus
H20
Hatebreed
Jon Olivia's Pain
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Megadeth
Motorhead
Nasum
Obituary
Paradise Lost
Possessed
Sacred Reich
Sick Of It All
Skeletonwitch
The Spudmonsters
Trivium
Whitechapel
Winds Of Plague
Winterfylleth
Young Guns

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Tribute to Dio on Sweden Rock Cruise

Some of Sweden's finest heavy metal musicians will gather to pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio during this fall's edition of the Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail on October 7, 2010 from Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland and return the following day. There will be a long tribute concert with a number of guest musicians performing classic songs from Dio's career with a main band consisting of members of LION'S SHARE.

So far the following artists have been confirmed to perform with LION'S SHARE at the event:

* Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH)
* Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
* Björn Gelotte (IN FLAMES)
* Ian Haugland (EUROPE)
* Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS)
* Johan Edlund (TIAMAT)
* Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, BIBLEBLACK)

The show will end with all artists performing HEAR 'N AID's "Stars" (Dio was behind the HEAR N' AID project, a collection of metal artists who recorded the track "Stars" in 1985 to raise funds for African famine relief.)

On the cruise, Sweden Rock Magazine will donate SEK 25,000 to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, set up by Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy Dio. Everyone attending the cruise can donate money, which will be sent to this cancer fund.

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Europe Announces UK Tour with Diamond Head

Swedish hard rock band Europe has just confirmed a nationwide nine-date tour of the UK in February 2010. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 18th at 9am. All tickets are £17, with the exception of London (£18). Very special guest on all UK dates is Diamond Head.

The ticket hotline number for all shows excluding Manchester is 0844 477 2000. Manchester box office number is 0161 832 1111. Tickets can be booked online from www.ticketweb.co.uk. Manchester Academy 2 show can be booked via www.ticketline.co.uk and www.manchestercademy.net.

Dates include - Leeds O2 Academy (Feb 18), Birmingham O2 Academy (Feb 19), London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Feb 20), Oxford O2 Academy (Feb 22), Bournemouth O2 Academy (Feb 23), Bristol O2 Academy (Feb 24), Manchester Academy (Feb 26), Newcastle O2 Academy (Feb 27), Glasgow O2 ABC (Feb 28).

The tour follows the September 14th release of Europe’s critically acclaimed new studio album “Last Look At Eden,” which features the singles “New Love In Town” and the title track. Best known for their 1986 smash anthem “The Final Countdown,” the Swedish rockers have returned with a heavier bluesy, hip-shaking metal sound, and recently headlined the UK’s Bloodstock Festival to rave reviews.

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Europe Releases New Album Title

Classic metal band Europe has announced that their new album title will be "Last Look At Eden." Track listing and release date are forthcoming.

Europe's last album, "Almost Unplugged," was released in the UK in September 2008, and is finally going to be available stateside April 7, 2009. The album is currently available for pre-order through Amazon at a nice little price of $7.99. Those who can't wait for the US version can order the import now through Amazon.

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Gotthard Announces 2009 German Tour Dates

Swiss rockers Gotthard have announced a tour across Germany alongside the band Europe. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/7 - Bremen, Germany - Pier II
11/9 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
11/10 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
11/12 - Köln, Germany - Palladium
11/13 - Bochum, Germany - Ruhrkongress
11/14 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
11/16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
11/17 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
11/19 - Fürth, Germany - Stadthalle
11/20 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallle
11/21 - München, Germany - Olympiahalle
11/23 - Ulm, Germany - Donauhalle
11/24 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Arena
11/25 - Ravensburg, Germany - Oberschwabenhalle
11/27 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle

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Europe Announce More European Tour Dates

Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 28 - Sport Palace - Minsk, Belarus
Apr. 19 - Extremusika 2008 en Recinto Hipico de Caceres - Caceres, Spain
May 31 - Kopervik Festival - Karmoy, Norway
Jun. 06 - Rocksound Festival - Huttwil, Switzerland
Jun. 27 - Stadsfesten - Skellefteå, Sweden
Jul. 23 - Villa Pisani - Venice, Italy
Jul. 26 - Piazza del Popolo - Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Aug. 08 - Cloetta Center - Linköping, Sweden (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Aug. 09 - Oja Slottsruin - Ystad, Sweden (w/ DEEP PURPLE) More...

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Europe Confirm New Live Dates

Swedish rockers EUROPE have updated their live itinerary. The band now have the following dates scheduled:

April 19 - Extremusika 2008 en Recinto Hipico de Caceres - Caceres, Spain
August 8 - Cloetta Center - Linkoping, Sweden (with DEEP PURPLE)
August 9 - Oja Slottsruin - Ystad, Sweden (with Deep Purple)

Europe's latest album, "Secret Society," is available via Sanctuary.

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Europe Singer Checks In

Singer Joey Tempest from Swedish hard rockers EUROPE has issued the following update:

"ust got of the phone with John (Norum - guitarist). We don't speak that often but when we manage to get a hold of each other we can stay on the phone for hours. Just like we used to do back when we started FORCE together.

John is in the middle of recording his solo album. Rehearsals are going well and he will start the actual recording any day now. He says this album will have a straight forward feel with not so many overdubs. I'm looking forward to hearing it.

We also had a chat about the New Years gig in Romania which could be a lot of fun. We also talked about the semi-acoustic show on 26th of Jan. at Nalen. We hope we can throw in a few surprises. Perhaps play a "cover". It's amazing to think that this show can be viewed from anywhere in the world over the internet. It will be a fun evening for sure.

We've started work on songs for the new Europe CD. The rest of the guys have been sending me ideas to work on here in London. There are some really cool songs coming out. We'll go into the studio after touring the summer next year.

As I told you 'One of these days this band is going to go places.'"

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Just For Fun

Rock Classics Performed As "Handfarts"

Gerry "Jerry" Phillips, a self-described "manualist" or "hand musician" who has been playing songs on his hands for 38 years, has posted his rendition of the OZZY OSBOURNE classic "Crazy Train" on YouTube. Watch that clip, along with some of Gerry's other "classics," below.

Phillips writes on his YouTube page: "People ask me why I play music on my hands. The answer is, because I can! When I was 9 years old, I went to a party. The photographer (to keep us quiet) farted with his hands. I could do it right away. I soon found notes, then simple songs, now I can play just about everything. I'm happy making videos and featuring them on YouTube where people like you can see them! I don't expect everyone to like what I do, but if you think about it, there is no new music. Everything has been done in one way or another. But I am new and different. Singing, humming, whistling and playing an instrument are not the only ways of making music. The only people who have ever truly appreciated what I do are musicians. They tell me in terms I don't understand what I have just done. I just play the song! I think what they think is cool is that i don't have to pack up and drag equipment! What I am interested in doing is performing to a large live audience just to see their reaction and to play a song with some of my heroes who wrote and performed my favorite songs." More...

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Caffery, Batio, Marcello and More Guest On Album

The new CD from Chicago-based British guitarist Andrew Bordoni called simply "Andrew Bordoni & Friends" will be released June 2007 and is currently only available for pre-order at andrewbordoniandfriends.com. The entirely instrumental album will feature guest appearances from some of today's best metal and rock guitarists including:

Michael Angelo Batio
Chris Caffery (Savatage, Doctor Butcher, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Kee Marcello (Ex- Europe - K2)
Dave Weiner (Steve Vai Band)
Lars Eric Mattsson
Matt Konfirst (Independent Artist)
Will Scarlett ( One of Andrew's 16 year old students! )
Ryan Richko (Independent Artist)

Featuring 12 songs ranging from soft rock to full on metal, anyone who loves guitar will find something they'll enjoy on this album.

"Andrew Bordoni & Friends" will be released independently and will be available at the following websites:

http://www.andrewbordoni.com
http://www.andrewbordoniandfriends.com
http://www.cdbaby.com
http://www.guitar9.com
I-Tunes, Rhapsody, Napster and most major download websites.

The profits of the CD will go into supporting the "Beyond Music - Creative & Interactive Music School" created and founded by Andrew Bordoni.

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