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“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.

I think that Europe seems to be in a perennial musical journey: this time, to move forward and beyond all we have done in the past, we have decided to take you into a time machine, recording an album also recorded using vintage instruments and equipment in the legendary Abbey Studios in London”.

Recalling the last album “Walk the Earth”, the singer tells us how everything started and where the warm sound comes. “A few years ago we recorded the album “Bag Of Bones”,  and with that record we said goodbye to the past and we moved to the future, since then we have recorded in the best studios, with the best engineers of the sound because we wanted the rock’n’roll to be recorded in the best possible way, not too modern, not too plastic, not too metallic, it needed it to be warm, full of expression”. It seems that the band has continued this rhythm so far as the concerts exploded and the fans seemed to be getting bigger. Not only “Bag of Bones” has been recorded alongside famous producers, but also “War of Kings”, along with the great producer Dave Cobb (the producer of the new album), intelligent and prepared on the equipment and recording techniques has seen an expected success. It seems more than ever that Europe has missed its target and never missed it.

As for the last album “Walk The Earth”, it  was a very spontaneous and organic record, Europe members  have written the music for 3-4 months, they have had generally a productive collaboration between them with changing ideas, had written  the lyrics, sounds and then they recorded it quickly.  There were so many ideas, also for the texts, and once entering in the studio, very immediately, they were very excited about what went out. 

We have been told that it is one of our best albums but, again, it was very spontaneous, composed by everyone and with many ideas come to the studio, even to our producer, in a very creative atmosphere inside the Abbey Studios.said Joey Tempest. Joey Tempest, very contemplative, thinks that music is coming closer to the world and that through music, people re closer. I think that music helps the songs and the way you want to make them, for example, when we played the songs to Dave Cobb, the producer, he came up with ideas on how to approach the recording. Many ideas came to the recording studio, it was a combination of the songs and the amazing talent of Dave Cobb in recording that he created the sound and even the sound engineer was a great help, the Abbey Road studios are very modern”.

Despite the crisis the world has been making in recent years, the music industry is rebounding, and the rock’s edge is more pronounced. The secret is generally to believe in what you are doing. How would the future stand out in the vision of Europe, of course in the music field and in their current career.

“I think it was perfect for this album but we did not plan it, we do not design an album, the only thing we plan is to choose great people to work with or work on big equipment, we choose to work in a great atmosphere but the rest depends on the moment, the luck and the spontaneous ideas we have, it’s exciting to make these albums so fast”.

The intention of launching  the album Walk the Earth  tends to unite the people and giving a wave of hope to the world, singing for the people is the right way to do this is what Europe try to do and they do it right. The proof lies in the power of the lyrics, in the texts of the new songs on the last album “Walk The Earth”, songs like:“Election Day” that are funny, “Kingdom United” about old England, the old United Kingdom, “Turn To Dust” is interesting too, it’s about philosophy on life and death, “it is difficult for me to be the judge, all the songs have their particular  vibrations”.  There are also new elements in Europe’s philosophy on life, the release of the single “The Siege”, where French  Revolution is presented as the main subject and this model of a modern democracy is like a new hope for the humanity. Also the video for “The Siege”, has once again great atmosphere, being very expressive and profound. “Before starting it all I wanted to find out how modern democracy was born and where it is going and “The Siege” ended up being part of this concept, a sort of photograph taken during the French revolution, which had effects on the whole of Europe, on the world, we thought it was a great event and it was interesting to write a song like that”.

A wonderful year ends for the band Europe, waiting for the new challenges for the next year. We are waiting here and forever, hoping to see you growing more and more as you have accustomed us to.

 

 

 

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NEW TOURS ANNOUNCED UPCOMING FOR THE NEXT YEAR!!!!!!

2019 Festival Announcement!

“Europe” are pleased to announce that they will be at 

Rock The Coast Festival in Malaga, Spain 

on Friday June 14th!

For more information & tickets visit

www.rockthecoastfestival.es

 

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Message from Europe to all fans!!!!!

Friends,

We’re returning to on one of our favourite places to play, Tokyo Japan and this time making it special by altering our setlist a bit every night. 


Tokyo (Kawasaki) – Club Citta

Night 1 – April 26th 2019
We feature tracks from Wings of Tomorrow & War of Kings!

Night 2 – April 27th 2019
We Feature tracks from Europe (debut album) & Start From The Dark!

Night 3 – April 28th 2019
We feature tracks from Prisoners In Paradise & Last Looks at Eden!

Together on all nights with the hits from The Final Countdown & Out Of This World with all your favorites from the latest album Walk The Earth!

Maybe there is one night in particular that will appeal to you or perhaps you want to party with us three nights in a row. Whatever the case. Let’s have some fun!

Here is the link to the site for more information
http://clubcitta.co.jp/001/europe-2019

General on-sale date will be Saturday December 22nd, 2018

Also news on some special VIP Packages coming soon!

// Europe

 

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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. 

With his recent tour, this year, Joey Tempest  discussed about the current situation of the band and about its history without forgetting, the mythical and the great hit of the band, which is already well-known. In 2017 the band released a new album titled “Walk the Earth” and went on a world tour.

“It was absolutely fantastic to play this album, ‘Walk The Earth’. We felt awesome playing it this year. We played “Pictures”, “Turn To Dust”, “GTO”, which we like a lot since we launched them. We will be all 2019 on tour and in 2020 we will launch our next work”.


The band worked amazingly in a studio not at all known to them: Abbey Road is also one of the best studios in the world, but at the same time they have all the equipment they have recorded with John LennonPink Floyd or The Beatles“We brought the oldest equipment and combined it with the latest equipment to record our materials. It’s a great place, and in fact, I’ve written a few things, like the studio lyrics that are on the piano, with acoustic guitars … it’s a very inspiring place”.

The band seems to be more united than ever, and Joey assures that “we are more open than ever today because the songs are composed together and it is interesting for me to get ideas from Mic MichaeliJohn Levén or John Norum, that they come from another source, which makes them more revitalized. That’s why the songs sound different, because we offer opportunities for these ideas and we do not let theescape today”.

It’s absolutely certain that Joey and the band want to test their fans with these new compositions to surprise them with their unlimited capabilities. Otherwise:“we can not be but who we are, but our past is there and we have chosen to go further and we are happy because we have won the respect of the rock community around the world.” The last six albums have made tours all over the world and this is what we do. We are confronted with our past, but we have made progress.

When it comes to the great hit, world-famous it is amazing how far a song like “The Final Countdown” has come. “I wrote it when I was in school, we got it for the third album and it has become a classic. For us it is another song on the album, we did not rehearse it or listen to it at home. We just play it live, and we love it because it brings us closer to the public and unites it with each other. We are happy about it”.


After each concert, the band takes a moment to relax, talking about the concert just finished. “We all sit down together and talk about how the concert has gone. Except for a tour, we do it and we chat and drink some water. Then we go to the hotel or the tour bus … well, actually, not all, that’s two or three. I like to go home where I find my two children and my wife, I love my family”.


During his career, Joey gathered a series of events that influenced him and brought him more or less pleasant memories: “We played in front of  50,000 or 60,000 several times, it was amazing. We played in many ways, from 1,500 people to 15,000 each year. But, we also  did our first tour in Sweden and the promoter did something wrong … I do not know what happened. There were 12 people, but we played anyway. I do not know why, he did something wrong and nobody came. We had a good time even though and in those times we enjoyed playing around”.

“We are in a great moment right now because we own the direction that our music takes, we decide the tours and all the decisions are made by us. It’s a wonderful thing to have all that control over the future of the band, to have control of your art. There are many things, but we have power over our music and now we have taken the reins of the part related to the business, which is very good.

Regarding the less pleasant situations on stage during the band’s tours, Joey Tempest has shared some of them, which marked him in particular: “There have been several falls … I remember one from several meters to the moat in Denmark and I got my hands dirty. I was on stage and suddenly I disappeared. I was lucky for not hitting my head. I’ve had big falls seven or eight times in my career, I’m lucky to be fine.

I also broke my pants … my leather pants, so I had to pull the wardrobe a few times. The leather pants, when adjusted, there is a point where they do not give more than themselves.“.

 

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