INTERVIEWS

During the years, when he toured with EUROPE or with his solo activities, Joey gave a lot of interviews for the press and television. If you would like to know more about it, here there are some of them. Enjoy!

 

“WALK THE EARTH” – VERY SPONTANEOUS AND VERY ORGANIC RECORD

AS A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE CURRENT YEAR, ABOUT EUROPE’S CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES, WE COULD SAY WITHOUT DOUBT EVERYTHING IS SUPERLATIVE. EUROPE ALONG WITH HIS CHARISMATIC LEAD SINGER HAS SHONE FROM ALL POINTS OF VIEW; AUDIENCE, SALES, CONCERTS, ETC. EUROPE, THE LEGENDARY BAND HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES WITH REMARKABLE PROGRESS COMPARABLE TO THE YOUNG YEARS; IF THEIR SONGS WERE MORE MELODIC, AND THE LYRICS MORE SIMPLISTIC, THEY ARE NOW POWERFUL DUE TO THE REMARKABLE FORCE OF THE CONTEMPORARY ROCK, THE ORIGINALITY OF THE ORCHESTRATION AND THE DEEP SOUND OF THE LAST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ” WALK THE EARTH”. JOEY TEMPEST, THE GORGEOUS SINGER OF THE SWEDISH BAND, IS ALWAYS READY TO BRING NEWS FROM THE BAND, BRINGING UP THE LATEST NEWS FROM THEIR CONCERTS AND TOURS OF THE YEAR THAT IS JUST OVER.


JOEY TEMPEST – ” THE BAND WANT TO TEST THEIR FANS WITH THESE NEW COMPOSITIONS TO SURPRISE THEM WITH THEIR UNLIMITED CAPABILITIES”

This year, Joey Tempest and his band have performed a wide range of concerts in Europe and around the world. Impressions gathered in a bunch of information that Joey had the kindness to share with us. Joey  – the vocalist and leader of Europe, is one of the most important icons of the rock scene thanks to all the years of trajectory and successes harvested in the musical field. 


WALK THE EARTH” TOUR – OVER EXPECTATIONS

After the release of Europe’s 11th album, the group has made a remarkable world tour this year, all over the world. Europe has enjoyed the international audience’s appreciation, and the efforts made since the filming, recording and studio activity have been fully rewarded. Distinctions and applause of the audience are the truest proofs of these relentless artists.


EUROPE READY FOR “TOUR THE EARTH” IN THE UK

EUROPE HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED  THE DATES FOR CONCERTS SCHEDULED THIS YEAR IN THE UK. THUS, THE BRITISH AUDIENCE WILL BE SPOILED IN SEPTEMBER, ON THE RHYTHMS OF EUROPE TITANS. THE BAND’S LONG-AWAITED CONCERTS WILL KICK OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, AT 7PM IN MANCHESTER ACADEMY, IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF EFFERVESCENCE, TYPICAL OF EUROPE’S BAND MEMBERS.


HOW IRELAND CHANGED MY LIFE

On september 11, 2018, Joey Tempest with his band continued their world tour, reaching Ireland, in Belfast, a place not so much unknown by the performer. A very awaited tour of both the band and their numerous fans in this country. This year, “The Final Countdown” continues its periplus  in the encouraging applause of the audience.


EUROPE received an honorary award from Upplands Väsby municipality

The hard rock band Europe is Väsby’s musical pride. Today they were awarded a prize of Upplands Väsby municipality for the efforts over the years and for always lifting Väsby.


EUROPE – 30 YEARS IN “OUT OF THIS WORLD”

“Out of This World” has been released 30 years ago (on 9 August 1988) and it  is the fourth studio album of the band.   With the help of Epic Records, the album was a commercial success selling over 3 million units worldwide, peaking at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions worldwide. It was recorded at Olympic Studios and Townhouse Studios, in London, England.


“FIRST A “GRAMMY” AND NOW “HALL OF FAME” – WHAT’S GOING ON?”

Interview given by Joey Tempest to Swedish Television, after  Europe got inducted into the Swedish Music Hall Of Fame. It was really a big pride and great honour, that a rock band from Upplands Väsby has ever know it.


JOEY TEMPEST – NEW INTERVIEW – 1 MAY 2018

FOR MANY THOUGH EUROPE WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE ROCK BANDS OF THE LATE EIGHTIES AND ‘THAT’ SONG (‘THE FINAL COUNTDOWN’) ROCKED A MILLION TEENAGE DREAMS BACK IN 1986 AND HAS MADE RADIO IT’S HOME EVER SINCE.  IT’S A WONDERFUL THING FOR A BAND TO HAVE SUCH A HUGE HIT, AND AS JOEY TELLS US IN THE INTERVIEW IT “OPENED MANY DOORS.”


SWEDISH ROCK GODS – EUROPE – ARE COMING TO TOWN !!!!

Joey Tempest : “I like that phrase ‘I believe in rock n’roll’ – it’s very important to keep that belief, isn’t it? “Yes. Absolutely”. Europe’s upcoming tour of Australia will be the first in the band’s thirty five year-plus history. It’s taken a while to finally get around in Australia. 

 

 

EUROPE – THE VERY FIRST TOUR IN AUSTRALIA – MAY 2018!

EUROPE  WILL TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA, THIS YEAR! THE CONCERTS  HAVE  BEEN ALREADY  ANNOUNCED A RUN OF FIVE AUSTRALIAN DATES IN MAY 2018.  IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE SWEDISH BAND HAS TOURED AUSTRALIA IN THEIR 35 YEAR CAREER!


 

THIS YEAR, IT WILL BE « THE FINAL COUNTDOWN » FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA

Yes, indeed, unbelievable but it’s true, the Swedish band Europe will tour Australia for the very first time, this year. Obviously the Australian fans have had to wait for such a long time this tour and see the charismatic lead singer – Joey Tempest – with his friends all together again on the stage.

 


 

JOEY TEMPEST RECENT INTERVIEW ABOUT THE LAST ALBUM “WALK THE EARTH”

At the end of the last year, at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, the group was recording the latest album, “Walk The Earth”, with producer David Cobb – the same to  produce the group’s 2015 album, “War Of Kings”. Joey said that it wasn’t for the first time to work with him, so they appreciated so much his talent.

 


 

EUROPE – THE VERY FIRST TOUR IN AUSTRALIA – MAY 2018!

EUROPE  WILL TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA, THIS YEAR! THE CONCERTS  HAVE  BEEN ALREADY  ANNOUNCED A RUN OF FIVE AUSTRALIAN DATES IN MAY 2018.  IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE SWEDISH BAND HAS TOURED AUSTRALIA IN THEIR 35 YEAR CAREER!

 


PSYCHOLOGY – JOEY TEMPEST ON “HOPE” INSTINCT

JOEY TEMPEST OFTEN EXPLORES HOPE AS A KEY THEME IN HIS MUSIC. TEMPEST FEELS THAT HUMAN BEINGS, IN GENERAL, ARE BEST CHARACTERIZED BY THEIR ABILITY TO HOPE. IN FACT, IT IS PERHAPS HOPE, AND MORE GENERALLY THE ABILITY TO ENGAGE IN FUTURE-ORIENTED THINKING, THAT SEPARATES US FROM OTHER ANIMALS. HE EXPLAINED HOW THROUGH HIS TOURING AND WORLD TRAVEL, HE SAW HOPE AS A UNIVERSAL HUMAN FEATURE.

 


 

JOEY TEMPEST FEELS “SO BRITISH”

AFTER THE BAND WENT ON HIATUS IN 1992, HE ENJOYED A SOLO CAREER, RELEASING THREE ALBUMS BEFORE EUROPE RECONVENED IN 2003. DURING THIS SECOND SPELL THEY HAVE RELEASED SIX STUDIO ALBUMS, INCLUDING THE BRAND NEW WALK THE EARTH

 


EUROPE ON CONCERT WITH “DEEP PERPLE”

“In 1984, when we were about 19 or 20, we went to see Deep Purple live when they released their Perfect Strangers album. That was the first time we’d seen them live”, remembers the frontman Joey Tempest, who is now 54. He also says he can’t wait to get to the Midlands, stating that Wolverhampton and Birmingham are ‘staples’ on their tours.

“It’s an honour to go on tour with Deep Purple. Our history goes back a long way – we listened to them when we were teenagers,” said Joey.

 


LATEST INTERVIEW- JOEY TEMPEST

THANK YOU :  EUROPE THE BAND – FAN MEDIA 

The “Bulgarian BgDnes” interviewed Joey Tempest and asked him about the show in Sofia, the crazy 80’s, the use of “The Final Countdown” in politics. 
Then Joey gives his opinion about the general perception of security nowadays.Here are some excerpts from the long interview (…)


 

JOEY TEMPEST; “WALK THE EARTH” IS OUR MIRACLE ALBUM

 Europe frontman Joey Tempest has spoken about the recording process behind their new album Walk the Earth The follow-up to 2015’s War of Kings   will launch later this week on Friday, October 20, via Hell & Back Recordings/Silver Lining Music.


 

EUROPE RELEASE VIDEO FOR UTTERLY MAJESTIC SINGLE WALK THE EARTH

Europe have released a video for the title track of upcoming album Walk The Earth, ahead of UK Arena tour with Deep Purple. Swedish rockers Europe  have released a video for Walk The Earth. The song is the title track to the bands upcoming album the follow-up to 2015 War of Kings, which is released on October 20.


 

WELCOME TO JOEY TEMPEST STATEMENTS

WHEN EUROPE — THE BAND THAT BROUGHT US “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN” — GOT BACK TOGETHER MOTE THAN 12 YEARS AGO, THEY BECAME ONE OF THE ONLY BANDS TO BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REINVENT THEMSELVES WITH A NEW MORE BLUES ORIENTED SOUND.    READ MORE


INTERVIEW  – November 5, 2012

 

The frontman Joey Tempest very kindly spent some time to talk through all that’s happening in the world of Europe following their return to action a few years ago.

Joey believes that 2009’s Last Look At Eden album was a significant turning point for the band.   READ MORE

 


Interview from April 16, 2015

 

Greg Prato (Songfacts): After hearing the leadoff single/title track, I was surprised by how heavy it was. Was it a conscious decision to go in a heavier direction?

Joey Tempest: I think it’s been an organic journey we’ve been on since we started up again 11 years ago. Just going on our own adventure musically. Every album’s got its own life.   READ MORE


INTERVIEW – 14 April, 2005

 

Is it psychologically possible after just hearing the opening four notes to “The Final Countdown” by EUROPE to get that tune out of your head?!? It has become one of the most distinguishable intros of all time being used at countless sporting events and still getting airplay on mainstream radio today.  READ MORE

 


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