September 24th, 2015
Ett stort varmt tack till EUROPE som tog sig tid att träffa oss å signera en gitarr för MUSIK MOT CANCER auktionen i november, det betyder så, så mycket för oss i vår kamp mot cancer,ni är fantastisk grabbar! www.musikmotcancer.se / A big warm thank you to EUROPE who took time to meet with us and sign a guitar for the MUSIC AGAINST CANCER auction in November, it means so, so much for us in our fight against cancer, you guys are awesome! www.musikmotcancer.se
Auction link: www.auction2000.se
Foto/Photo credits: Joachim Nywall
August 17th, 2015
“chART UK Children’s Hospice Arts auctions are now in full swing! EUROPE and BLACK STAR RIDERS very kindly signed a guitar and a drumhead to help us raise much needed funds. Direct link to the auction: eBay
The money raised from the signed guitar would be used for our latest project: chART are honoured to be working with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice Newcastle and Sage Gateshead in 2015/16. This will give the young adults and children of St Oswald’s the opportunity to take part in some exciting music sessions organised by the fabulous Sage Gateshead for a whole year. We are donating the initial £2000 (Funded by the auction of guitars signed by Bryan Adams and Queen) but we need to raise a further £3000 to fund the provision of activities over the course of the year. The funds already raised will enable participation in different genres of music during the first three quarters of the year. Options will include beat box, classical, pop, rock, steel and instrument making with the aim to provide a celebration of the different genres in the fourth quarter with the additional funds raised from this appeal. Each activity will have roughly 4 visits from Sage Gateshead and provide an interactive music making experience. All age ranges will be included over the year and each child’s strength and abilities will be catered for. Music can play such an important role – the aim of these sessions is to give the children and young adults the opportunity to enjoy music they might not otherwise have experienced and to increase the confidence of the children and young adults, both as an individual and within the group. Everyone at chART works voluntarily so all funds raised go directly to helping the children and their families. In addition to our volunteer teams, we work with Arts Professionals, developing contacts with individuals and organizations who can help us to bring the arts to hospices. We support arts and music therapists and artists in residence by identifying area’s where we can help; our volunteers may work closely with them in arts, crafts, music and drama sessions.” Suzanne Price, chART – Children’s Hospice Arts email@example.com
January 16th, 2015
VIP PACKAGES for the EUROPE IRELAND/UK TOUR on sale starting from 10 am GMT Monday January 19th, 2015
For 7 days only a special price per package is £99.00! Normal price per package is £125.00. Every VIP package will include the following:
* 8×10 Photo ready for autographs
* Special VIP Members only T-shirt
* Album cover art Ready to be signed and framed
* Official Europe VIP laminate and lanyard
* Special VIP pin back badge pack – 4 different 38mm buttons
* Set of four drinks coasters
* Shoulder bag with ‘E’ logo
* Sodas, water & snacks and a bottle of Europe’s own Demon Head beer**
* Meet ‘n’ Greet with Europe – get your autographs and photos (At least 4 band members will be in attendance).
** Demon Head beer is for participants over 18 years old only.
The Meet & Greet will take place in the afternoon on the day of the show before the doors open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE – VIP Packages DO NOT include a concert ticket. You need to have already purchased a concert ticket for the show in question. VIP packages do not grant you access to the venue.
There are a VERY limited number of VIP packages available for each show, so order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Once you place your order, you will get an email with instructions about your VIP package. You will collect everything at the venue on the evening of the show. We reserve the right to change any image and / or item pictures with something of equal or greater value.
June 18th, 2014 (updated June 21st, September 7th)
JOHN NORUM and JOEY TEMPEST LIVE @ the FUNDRAISER, the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, US. December 5, 2013 to benefit the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. A phenomenal concert & live auction to raise money for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. The greatest lead singers of the era will perform with the best 80’s and 90’s cover band around today to back them up in style: HAIRBALL. Hairball has been performing arena rock for decades and will rock the house to help the future of Rock n’ Roll: the children. The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy gives children the opportunity to grow by offering free music lessons to those that may not be able to get them. They help keep children off the streets, away from drugs, and in a positive environment that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. They will have one band and many singers performing: no timeout to reset the stage, just continuous rock from one rock legend to the next.
CONFIRMED PERFORMERS so far: Gene Simmons (Kiss), Paul Stanley (Kiss), Eric Singer (Kiss), Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Eric Singer (Kiss), Alice Cooper, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Rob Zombie, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Joey Tempest (Europe), JOHN NORUM (Europe), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Kip Winger (Winger).
$100 Reserved Seating Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th at www.OrleansArena.com, All Boyd Box Office locations, Town Square Mall or by calling 888-234-2334. VIP table packages starting at $2,500: http://brraevents.com/tickets/
Check for more news: BRRAEVENTS.COM
WIN TICKETS TO THE FUNDRAISER IN LAS VEGAS ON DECEMBER 5th, 2013: this contest will run through November 20th at 12pm. A winner will be announced and posted immediately thereafter. Good luck! Backstageaxxess
April 4th, 2013
GAIN starts in Europe and the U.S. with Petri H Lundén as new chairman.
GAIN is launching an international venture in Europe and the U.S. The record company has in recent years become a leading player for rock music in the Nordic countries. Back in 2003 the record company started the collaboration with BMG that led Sony Music to become shareholder in the company 2010. Gain has always released their acts world wide, but until now they have chosen to license the albums to other record companies in these territories. Together with Sony Music they will now launch Gain as a strong commercial rock label in Europe and the U.S. This means that the company itself has decided to release the artists in these territories in the same successful way as they do in the Nordic countries.
In connection with this, the board has chosen the Petri H. Lundén as new chairman of Gain. Peter H. Lundén is the executive chairman and owner of one of the most successful artist management company “Hagenburg” with clients such as Europe, The Cardigans, Peter LeMarc, HEAT, etc. He is the founder of MMF (Music Managers Forum) Sweden and former chairman of IMMF (International Music Managers Forum). He also works as an advisor to several international artists and several management companies.
“The consolidation of the major labels has opened up opportunities for other players, in my dialogue with Gain we have identified the same possibilities and through this co-operation we have worked on a strategy to be part of exploiting these opportunities. Both Europe and the US needs strong rock-labels and Gain aims to be one of them” – says Petri H. Lundén.
Source: Gain @ www.gain.se
Photo: Magnus Lundbäck (Gain), Johan Linglöf (CFO, Sony), Petri H Lundén, Mark Dennis (CEO, Sony), Markus Tagaris (Gain)
November 26th, 2012
ICONS OF ROCK GUITAR
“chART – Children’s Hospice Arts is a small charitable organization which aims to enrich the lives of children and young people with life limiting conditions in UK hospices through the creative, performing and literary arts, enabling individual expression, creativity and communication. We believe that the arts can benefit a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases and disabilities and may help reduce pain, anxiety and tension which seriously ill or disabled children may experience.
We recognize that families may also derive great benefit from the arts and aim to provide sessions with their children and events arranged especially for parents, careers and siblings of children in hospices. Caring for any child with life-limiting or progressive conditions can be demanding and stressful; involvement in the Arts may also improve the quality of life of their families, by helping people improve their mental, emotional and even physical well-being.
Everyone at chART works voluntarily so all funds raised go directly to helping the children and their families. In addition to our volunteer teams, we work with Arts Professionals, developing contacts with individuals and organizations who can help us to bring the arts to hospices. We support arts and music therapists and artists in residence by identifying area’s where we can help; our volunteers may work closely with them in arts, crafts, music and drama sessions.
Ron Thal, Doug Aldrich and Marco Mendoza support our work. One of our Patron’s is Wayne Findlay of Michael Schenker Group/No SkyToday.
chART – Children’s Hospice Arts are currently asking “Rock Legends” if they would kindly add their signatures to our “Icons of Rock” Guitar and have a photograph with the item. We are compiling a book of photographs to be auctioned alongside the guitar to add credibility and value to this “One of a kind” item. Once full of fabulous signatures we will then auction our guitar to raise much needed funds for children and young people with life limiting conditions in hospices in the UK.
JOHN NORUM and the other Europe‘s bandmembers signed the guitar in Manchester (UK), this November the 23rd.
Please take a look at our website which will give you an insight in to work we do for/with Children’s Hospices’ www.chartuk.org Please accept our warmest thanks for your valuable support. Kind regards, Suzanne Price”
chART – Children’s Hospice Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31st, 2012
“ROCK OF AGES” the musical is now a movie by by Adam Shankman (USA, 2012) out this June 1, featuring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones among others. Soundtrack by EUROPE and other big 80s rock bands. Don’t miss it!
December 31st, 2011
EUROPE ON AIR ON NATIONAL SWEDISH TV
Two Europe shows tonight on the Swedish National TV channel SVT2: 11:35 pm (GMT +1) “EUROPE ON TOUR” and 1:05 am (GMT +1) “EUROPE – ALMOST UNPLUGGED”. SVT2 and ROCKNYTT.NET
The videos will be available until January 31, 2012. http://svtplay.se/t/103478/dokumentarfilm and http://svtplay.se/t/125783/europe-_almost_unplugged
October 24th, 2011
Scientists unveil the secret behind sing-along-able pop songs.
It’s the singer not the song. What makes a song so infectious that we want to warble and hum along time and again? The answer lies in the power of science, according to a new study carried out by Dr Alisun Pawley for her PhD at the University of York and Dr Daniel Müllensiefen of Goldsmiths University of London. They have uncovered the properties that give certain songs the ‘sing-along-able’ factor, making them a sure-fire hit at parties and nightclubs. Dr Pawley went under-cover monitoring the behaviour of thousands of people as they sang along to music in pubs and nightclubs across northern England. The idea came to her on a night out in Newcastle, watching the enthusiasm with which Geordie revellers would sing along to certain tunes and wondering if there was something that gave certain songs ‘singalongability’. The results of the study have been launched in conjunction with the National Science & Engineering Competition to inspire young scientists of the future. Dr Pawley said: “Nightlife in northern England was a unique and fertile ground to observe sing-along behaviour. There are not many situations in society today that can you find people jumping up and down, belting out a tune at the top of their lungs. Although this is a cultural study, its empirical approach and scientific methods allowed us to uncover patterns in human behaviour.” After collecting data for over 1,100 occurrences of people singing along, Dr Müllensiefen analysed the information using advanced data mining techniques.
The researchers identified five core elements which trigger people’s inclination to sing, all aspects of the singer’s vocal performance:
the prominent use of a high chest voice
increased vocal effort
a male singer
a greater clarity of consonants
little use of vocal embellishments
Queen’s 1977 classic ‘We are the Champions’ tops the most sing-along-able list of songs occurring in their study.
They reveal the top ten were:
‘We are the Champions’, Queen (1977)
‘Y.M.C.A’, The Village People (1978)
‘Fat Lip, Sum 41 (2001)
‘The Final Countdown’, Europe (1986)
‘Monster’, The Automatic (2006)
‘Ruby’, The Kaiser Chiefs (2007)
‘I’m Always Here’, Jimi Jamison (1996)
‘Brown Eyed Girl’, Van Morrison (1967)
‘Teenage Dirtbag’, Wheatus (2000)
‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, Bon Jovi (1986)
Queen star and astrophysicist Brian May said: “Fabulous. So it’s proved then? We truly are the champions. Science is a wonderful thing!”
Dr Pawley said: “Freddy Mercury’s vocal style typifies what we found inspires people to sing along – a full energy male voice, using a high chest voice and clearly pronounced words.”
James Frost of The Automatic, whose song ‘Monster’ appears fifth in the list, said: “When we first wrote ‘Monster’ we knew that it was a pretty catchy little beast. It’s brilliant that it’s now been scientifically confirmed, and to have written the fifth most sing-along-able song in the UK no less, feels like an epic achievement”.
Dr Müllensiefen said: “Every musical hit is reliant on maths, science, engineering and technology; from the physics and frequencies of sound that determine pitch and harmony, to the hi-tech digital processors and synthesisers which can add effects too, makes a song more catchy.
“We’ve discovered that there’s a science behind the sing-along and a special combination of neuroscience, maths and cognitive psychology can produce the elusive elixir of the perfect sing-along song.”
Dr Pawley and Dr Müllensiefen’s study highlights how science and engineering fundamentals can touch every aspect of our lives and the diversity of research projects that can be undertaken within this field. They hope it will inspire young people to enter their own projects into the National Science & Engineering Competition at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/nsec.
Easingwold School pupil Emily Dowling, aged 15, has won a place in the finals with an investigation into preventing children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta – a disease which makes human bones incredibly fragile – being incorrectly diagnosed as suffering from child abuse. Emily worked with the University of York as part of her research into the disease.
The finals of the National Science & Engineering Competition take place at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the country’s single biggest celebration of science and engineering for young people, held at The NEC, Birmingham from 15 to 17 March 2012. Schools and families in York can register online for free tickets to the Big Bang Fair at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.
Source: UNIVERSITY OF YORK
October 12th, 2011
From Europe Management:
“In the light of recent statements in Swedish media derived from Kee Marcello we just want to clarify that no claims has reached us, nor has any lawsuits been filed against the band to our knowledge.”
October 7th, 2011
Så Jävla Metal: Filmen om den svenska hårdrockens historia.
Sverige är idag en av världens största producenter av hårdrock och metal-musik. Superstjärnor som Europe och Yngwie Malmsteen har visat vägen till de stora scenerna medan band som Candlemass och Bathory har etablerat helt nya genrer. Men framgångarna har kommit trots motstånd från många håll.
Så Jävla Metal! är berättelsen om de personligheter som gjort den svenska hårdrock- och metallscenen till vad den är idag. Det är en rörande och humoristisk historia om hur Sverige blev en världsnation i en av de starkaste och största populärkulturella företeelserna någonsin. Berättad av de musiker som gjorde det möjligt. Följ med på den krokiga väg som Sveriges hårdrockare vandrat i närmare 40 år. Kommer på bio i höst.
Starring: Europe, Yngvie Malmsteen, In Flames m.fl.
Directed by: Yasin Hillborg
Produced by: Laika Film & Television AB
Check also: ROCKNYTT.SE, CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE, and NYHETSMORGON for the reportage.
September 17th, 2011
Joey Tempest live @ BBC2 (UK) talking about the Eden tour, the new album and the American musical “Rock of Ages” featuring “The Final Countdown” (plus an acoustic live version of TFC): http://www.mediafire.com/?yqlm
August 31st, 2011
“ROCK OF AGES” MUSICAL IN LONDON, FEATURING “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN”
ROCK OF AGES is the “insanely fun” (New York Time Out ) worldwide smash hit that features a raucous mix of 28 eyebrow-scorching tunes including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is.
Set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This five-time Tony Award nominated musical, now being made into a movie starring Tom Cruise, is now playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.
ROCK OF AGES MUSICAL
August 12th, 2011
“EUROPE ON TOUR” ON AIR ON SWEDISH TV
Europe will be featured on Swedish television (SVT) in an “On tour” rockumentary due to screen August 20, at 11:20 pm CET. The show will follow the band on their recent tour of England, and highlight their live performances at Hovet and Grona Lund. For friends and fans of the band, this is not to be missed! /Europe
August 6th, 2011
EUROPE played live at the World Scout Jamboree 2011 in Kristianstad (SE) in the presence of Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden. 40,000+ young scouts from all over the world attended the show and 20,600+ people watched the live streaming on http://www.worldscoutjamboree.
August 5th, 2011
DENIS O’REGAN, EUROPE “EUROPE LIVE LOOK AT EDEN” + DVD live + CD live (MINI, LARGE and LIMITED/SIGNED edition)
Amazon.de just cancelled all pre-orders for the earBOOK LIMITED edition, because of the wrong price they had on their page. Now take new orders because of that. So you can place again your order there, or to order it via EMP.
August 3rd, 2011
JOE BONAMASSA was the guest star at the EUROPE show in Stockholm (SE). He has joined the band during “Doghouse”, performing an amazing duet with John during the guitar solo.
July 23th, 2011
Message from the band Europe: Thinking of our friends and fans in Norway. Stay Safe. /Europe
February 7, 2011
Announcement from the band
No words can describe how sad we feel hearing the news that Gary Moore has passed away. We can’t believe it! It’s a total shock! He was one of our biggest influences both as a guitarist and a song writer. Our thoughts and feelings now go to his family and close friends.
Joey, John, John, Mic, Ian
November 5th, 2010
On November 20th at 8:30 pm (ET – Eastern Time, GMT -5:00) Eurochannel will premiere a music special
featuring Europe’s celebrated live “Almost Unplugged” performance. Eurochannel is available in USA, Canada, Latin America, Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Details and airing times of the programs can be found on Eurochannel website after selecting the correct time zone: EUROCHANNEL.COM
Besides, a special EUROPE CONTEST is organized online until the 30th of November with their latest albums and exclusive T Shirts to win.
Event Timeline (ET – Eastern Time, GMT -5:00):
Saturday, 20 Nov 2010, 20:30 – 22:00
Sunday, 21 Nov 2010, 03:00 – 04:30, 12:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 19:00, 21:00 – 22:30
Monday, 22 Nov 2010, 06:30 – 08:00
Friday, 26 Nov 2010, 19:00 – 20:30
Saturday, 27 Nov 2010, 05:00 – 06:30, 09:00 – 10:30
Wednesday, 01 Dec 2010, 13:00 – 14:30
Thursday, 09 Dec 2010, 12:30 – 14:00
Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010, 12:00 – 13:30
Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010, 07:30 – 09:00
Monday, 27 Dec 2010, 22:30 – 00:00
Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010, 06:30 – 08:00, 14:30 – 16:00
October 23, 2010
Yesterday, October 22, John Norum featured as special guest during Joe Bonamassa’s concert at Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg (SE). Here you can find a couple of videos:
VIDEO 1 – VIDEO 2