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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!

 

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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