Swedish rock legends EuropeJoey Tempest (Lead Vocals), John Norum (Guitars), John Levén (Bass Guitar), Mic Michaeli (Keyboards), Ian Haugland (Drums)–are back in the studio to record new music for the first time since 2017 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 uptempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early EUROPE, which will be released as a single on September 15th.

The song will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard) who also mixed Europe’s Secret Society album.

As singer Joey Tempest says, “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 precursor to recording a new album in 2024, the bands 12th 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 of their rise to success in the mid ‘80s, 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 launch their “Time Capsule” tour in September and October, which will consist of 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the U.K, including two nights at the famous London Palladium.  Just added is a show in Spain on September 21 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 40th anniversary 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

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  • Real Paul Stanley on

    Can’t wait for a new album from these guys!

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