Wednesday, 23 December 2009

// GREETINGS! //

Hope you guys have a relaxing time over the holidays.
Thanks for this year.
See you soon!
/ Europe

Saturday, 28 November 2009

// THANK YOU GERMANY! //

THE BEAST - EUROPE IN GERMANY - NOVEMBER 2009


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

// HIGHEST CHURCH TOWER IN THE WORLD //



Some of us climbed the stairs of the highest church tower in the world while having a few hours off in Ulm only making us realize the bad shape we're in. 768 steps... gaawd, couldn't they afford elevators back then.

/ Europe

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

// MIC'S MOONWALK //

Dresden 09




Mic's moonwalk



Ian's sales pitch



The Beast (again!)















Saturday, 14 November 2009

// OSNABRÜCK 09 //


The set list feels really good right now. It always seem to takes about 4-5 gigs
before things fall into place.

/ Europe






Friday, 13 November 2009

// THE GERMAN PROMOTER //

Bochum!
We felt this was the best gig so far. Things are coming together.
/ Europe



// COLOGNE / GIG No. 3 IN GERMANY //



Hello friends!

We feel like the show is beginning to come together. Added Start from the dark to the set tonight!

Some footage from behind the scenes....



/ Europe

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

// HAMBURG //









SETLIST HAMBURG 09


1. Eden

2. Ready
3. Super
4. Enemy
5. Sign
6. No Stone
7. Carrie
8. New love
9. Let the good
10. Seventh
11. Cherokee
12. Rock

13. Beast
14. Final


/ Europe






Sunday, 8 November 2009

// START OF GERMAN TOUR //

Bremen!


Had a good start of the tour here in Germany. Played 'The beast' for the first time.

Felt great! We'll stick with it for a while.


/ Europe




Tuesday, 3 November 2009

// GUITAR HEAVEN //

Photo: Christie Goodwin

A great (very intimate and sweaty) gig in North London this weekend. It was great to try out some new tracks in the set. "No Stone Unturned" felt particularly good. It was fun to play a UFO cover as well...
Greenday came straight from Wembley stadium to do a surprise appearance just after our set. Stayed and checked out a few tracks!!?.....
Last night I attended the Classic Rock Awards. Could not believe how many great guitarists that showed up and sat together at the ceremony. Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Brian May, Ron Wood, Pete Townsend. Joe Bonamassa got up and blew everyone away with a song as well. Truly amazing night. And of course there was a small Marshall amp in everyone's goodie-bag as we left :)

Meeting up with the guys again Wednesday and Thursday to finalize the set list for Germany. Soon we're on the road again.

See you out there,
// Joey

Sunday, 18 October 2009

// SWEDISH FANS //


HELP THE BOYS CLIMB THE CHART ON TRACKS

http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/p3/tracks/index.asp?taskid=1


VOTE BEFORE 1400 MONDAY 19 OKTOBER


AND NEXT WEEKEND FROM SATURDAY TO MONDAY


THANK YOU


EUROPE - MANAGEMENT





Wednesday, 16 September 2009

// VOTE FOR " NEW LOVE IN TOWN" ON RADIO //



Hello Friends!


Vote for NEW LOVE IN TOWN on Swedish radio


http://www.mixmegapol.se/program/mix-topp-20


It will help the song to go into heavy rotation




Europe / management


Thursday, 10 September 2009

// PROMOTION SWEDEN //

Three different live-radio apperances only this morning. The Swedes seem very interested in our new c.d. Great reactions from all directions. The following message came through our management this morning.
From another 'rocker'

Hey there! Peter from In Flames here, please pass along to the boys in Europe what a fantastic new record they have made.

I have always been a fan and the latest one is simply amazing

Hope to catch them soon.

All the best

Peter Iwers



Thanks mate! see you out there somewhere.


Joey / Europe



Tuesday, 25 August 2009

// LAST GIG OF THE SUMMER! //


Great stuff. The Swiss can Rock even at 15:00 in the afternoon.....Thank you guys!

This was our last gig of the summer festval tour.

We'd like to thank our magnificent road crew. You always give 100% for us......We would be nowhere without you guys. We'll see you in November for the start of the LLAE world tour in Germany..

Exiting times!!
Our new cd Last Look At Eden will be released in Scandinavia on the 9th of september. A new song "New Love In Town"and video will coincide with this release.

You can help us climb the chart in Sweden if you order our new cd through Bengans right now.

The UK will see the release of the cd on the 14th of September. Continental Europe on selected dates between 10-18 september, check your local recorddealer. Japan on the 21 oktober.

We'll see you out there

/ Europe

Monday, 17 August 2009

// SOME POSTS / BLOODSTOCK FORUM //

Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by CaptainTripps on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:42 am

The Good

Pretty much all the bands I saw, with special mention to Europe!

Generally having a good time when not watching bands.




Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Joho on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:31 am

The good - Europe! 

Celesty! Get them for the main stage next year please! They blew the sophie stage away




Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by someone else on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:51 pm

The Good:

Top people

The Weather

Candlemass, Saxon, Entombed, Europe and Kreator

Deli Kate's Baguettes




Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Ms 80s on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:56 pm

THE GOOD

The bands, particularly Sabaton, Turisas and Europe who were all incredible




Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by callumascott on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:43 pm

1. Europe, so shoot me

2. Blind Guardian

3. Satyricon

4. Kreator

5. Either Saxon or Sodom




Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by a_p on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:15 pm

Blind Guardian

Saxon

Sabaton

Europe

Amon Amarth

Nefarious - Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Unsigned Stage 

Vintage Testosterone Fueled Metal!

Saturday 15th August




Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by glen_quagmire on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:23 pm

Europe

Amon

Uncle Rotter

Carcass

Blind Guardian




Re: BACK FROM BOA09.

by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:58 am

Anathema nailing Maiden's Phantom Of the Opera  

Europe just an amazing live band




Re: Bands who converted you

by Calibur on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:21 pm

The main one- surprisingly had to be Europe. Really great performance.




Re: Bands who converted you

by someone else on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:28 pm

ANDREWHALL28 wrote:

For me not really a convert, more of a re-awakeneing, ENTOMBED were just superb, i hadn't seen them since they supported Type O negative on the October rust tour, am a very liberal listener of them , but after that performance i bought 2 cds' and am well and truly a fan again 

We talked about this before they played, and I agree with you - a great performance.

Kreator were probably the band that I was expecting to be bit 'meh', like Sodom were on Friday, but they were awesome.

I'm liking the love for Europe - due to the reaction to the band, I think Bloodstock has been vindicated for their booking.




Re: Your band of the festival

by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:24 pm

Lick Mars wrote:

Its so hard to choose this year! Its between Saxon, Blind Guardian, Kreator, Anathema, Turisas and Europe. Maybe Carcass, Arch Enemy, and Sabaton as well...gah too many good bands!

One of the best overall linups i have ever seen at a metal festival tbh, and europe have probably sold afew best of albums on the back of this too  

Hopefully will sell a hell of alot of the new 1 aswell 




Re: THIRD HEADLINE ACT ANNOUNCED EUROPE EXCLUSIVE UK PERFORMANCE

by Joho on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:15 am

I never thought i'd say a classic rock band was better than whitesnake, but europe were better than everyone... Wow. Thats what a live band should sound like. Apart from the few people who are best not spoken of it was amazing. It was great to see so many people go there only knowing final countdown and watching them slowly start loving europe, and singing every chorus from after hearing it once. 




Re: THIRD HEADLINE ACT ANNOUNCED EUROPE EXCLUSIVE UK PERFORMANCE

by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:49 am

I was a fan going in, i'm an even bigger fan coming out, one of the best live rock bands i've ever seen 


// BLOODSTOCK ROCK! //


We just got of stage!!!

We didn't know what to expect....It went fucking great! Someone said it was the biggest cheer of the festival after our set!!

Loads of magazines were here tonight.....Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer amongst others....There seem to be a great vibe around our new c.d. Last look at eden in the UK.....

Like we've always said.

"one of these days this band is going to amount to something" ; )

/ Europe

Sunday, 16 August 2009

// GOTHENBURG //


The good people of Gothenburg came out in force on the 14th of august 2009...........75-100.000 people graced the "Avenyn". leading up to the main-stage were we were playing.


Incredible. some say there has never been this many people out for a music event like this in this town.


Great Show!


/ Europe


Saturday, 1 August 2009

// MILJOONA ROCK, 31 JULY //


Some technical problems, Pouring rain. Wet shoes. Joey taking a tumble on Final Countdown, got up and laughed. what can you do?

Just one of those nights!!!

The crowd was great though even in the bad weather.

Thanks Finland

See you soon

/ Europe


Saturday, 25 July 2009

// FARO PORTUGAL //


YES!


Fantastic crowd! 30,000 people. First time we play in Portugal and it definitely won't be our last. What a great welcome we got. An unforgettable day.



A DAY IN THE LIFE.......


Band, crew, soundcheck and gig.


See you soon


/ Europe

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

// TO ABSINTH FRIENDS! //

Czech Republic!

25000 beautiful souls sharing our parallel universe.




Afterwards well...............


Monday, 6 July 2009

// CÁCERES REVISITED //


Finally......


Last time we came to this town the show was cancelled due to bad weather. This time it all went smooth.


Great show.


/ Europe

Monday, 22 June 2009

// HELLFEST CONQUEST! //


Our first major festival in France and it turned out to be one of our best gigs of the year so far.


A sea of people. Some that already know we're back and mean business, and some that were just curious to see what the hell we were doing there.......It all turned into mayhem towards the end. The French can really go mad.....Fantastic!


Set list:


1. Last look at eden

2. love is not the enemy

3. Superstitious

4. Scream of anger

5. Sign of the times

6. Always the pretenders

7. Seventh sign

8. Start from the dark

9. Ready or not

10. Rock the night


11. Cherokee

12. Final Countdown



/ Europe



// STORM IN ZARAGOZA //


The gig in Zaragoza almost got cancelled due to high winds.


As mentioned on Twitter. Ian's hairdo proved the most practical for this show.....


One of those gigs!.....good to met some of our spanish fans again though


/ Europe



Sunday, 7 June 2009

// SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2009 //

YES!

GREAT SHOW LAST NIGHT!

WHAT A CROWD!


We did a press conference and a signing session before the show. Quite a busy afternoon. then Joey walked on stage filming the crowd with his mobile....




..









We used to listen to Neil Shoon and Steve Perry quite a lot when we were teenagers. Although we've met Neil before it was a pleasure to have this pic taken......Journey played earlier in the day.

On top of that we were handed an award for being voted the best swedish hard rock band "ever" by the people through swedish radio P4....thank you so much for voting for us.

See you out there

/ Europe


Sunday, 24 May 2009

// NO SLEEP 'TILL SWEDEN ROCK //


We had a great time last night in Trondheim, hooking up with the boys in Whitesnake again. Watching them play is always a treat. We used to blast "Slide it in" in the tour bus all the time. David and Co has been great inspiration over the years......


Just a couple of weeks left to Sweden Rock Festival........We've tried out a couple of new songs here in Norway. "Last look at eden" and "Gonna get ready". It feels great to add some new stuff to the set list. We've also played Seventh sign from PIP and it seems like it's working. There may be some further changes before next weekend......


Playing Sweden Rock.....feels like coming home....and we're sure gonna make the most of it.....a new "majestic" single coming out as well........exiting times indeed!


See you soon


/ Europe

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

// EUROPE WITH PATRIC ULLAEUS //


Yes, a couple of weeks ago we shot a video for our first single from Last look at eden. The director is Patric Ullaeus. The work on this video is in full swing since we plan release the song at the end of May / beginning of June both in Scandinavia and Europe. We chose to work with Patric after seeing his work with In Flames amongst others.


More info soon


/ Europe

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

// HEROES OF CONCEPCIÓN //

Earthquakes, dessert rain, dramatic landscapes, beautiful people and crazy drinks.

Chile's got everything. We've had an unforgettable time. Hope to come back soon.

But the heroes of this visit has to be these two guys following us in their car in Concepcion singing Europe songs.......

Manuel and Victor.....you made our stay.........

All the best.

/ Europe


THANK YOU CHILE




Sunday, 26 April 2009

// UNBELIEVABLE SANTIAGO!!! //

WHAT A SHOW!

THE AUDIENCE WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE (COMPLETELY SOLD OUT). FANTASTIC REACTION AMIGOS!.

WHAT A NIGHT!

WE HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN SOMETIME........


/ EUROPE




Joey filming with his own mobile



Saturday, 25 April 2009

// THANK YOU ANTOFAGASTA //

The first show day turned out to be a very long one.......


Even though our plane was delayed 5 hours, some luggage went missing, no electricity in the dressing room. etc. it was all worth it when we met our fans in Anto fagasta. We had a warm welcome indeed. They had even rented a huge bus filled it with fan club members following us to the hotel.....


Like always on the first show there were some other problems but the audience was great, they sang beautiful and it turned out to be a really cool show.


Hope to see you again


/ Europe

// EUROPE IN SOUTHAMERICA //



Brothers.......traveling. (Santiago airport)


Ian is sporting his latest tattoo???


Mic and Joey doing some promotion......


Press clip saying something like "europe sound is like Chilean wine" .......hmm



Joey getting into the local habits. Drinking Pisco Sour.
.

Leven and our light designer Q-lan looking rather suspicious at the airport


Mic, Ian and Joey with fans welcoming the band to Santiago (Note somewhat unhinged dude who brought his massive keyboard to get signed by Mic)





Spiritual Tourists



Ian and Joey at Radio Universo, Santiago





Funky traditional drummers (chin chineros)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

// BACK IN REHEARSAL //









Hello again,
We've spent some time in Stockholm rehersing for our shows in South America. Been locked up in a studio for too long. Felt really good to jam again. Can't wait to get out there.
/Europe

Monday, 20 April 2009

// SUMMER TOUR BLOG //

Hi everyone,

We have some exciting shows coming up over the summer. We've decided to keep the europetheband blog open.
Be sure to check in from time to time to see what we're up to.

See you out there.
/Europe

Saturday, 21 February 2009

// FINAL DAYS OF RECORDING //

Hello again

We have arrived at the end of this recording........Mr Lindell will now start mixing this fine collection of songs. It's a strange feeling not going back to the studio in Gothenburg more on this record.

We are extremely proud of this cd. It's got emotion....it kicks ass......it's thought provoking.....it's sexy........it might just turn your world upside down.

We're aiming for a May release. There will be touring this summer and autumn. But we wont be surprised if there will be major touring in 2010.

Cause this might just be one of those albums that's got wings............ to travel to infinity and beyond.

Thanks again for showing interest in this blog and our new Cd.

We're keeping the blog open. However there may not be many more posts at this particular stage.


/ Europe




Monday, 16 February 2009

// LEVEN //

Here are some clips of our eminent bass player in action

/ Europe

Friday, 13 February 2009

// STUDIO VISIT //

The other day we had some friends come and visit us in the studio. They ended up putting down some background vocals on some of the tracks. We all had a blast!

/ Europe

Saturday, 7 February 2009

// BALLAD TIME //

Hello friends!

It's been crazy... We've been working non stop in the studio so we have been a bit lazy with updating the blog.

This week we've been recording vocals (Joey's got one more to go), acoustic guitars, Hammond organ and editng strings.
Norum is currently sitting in Stockholm in another studio recording his final solos.

Earlier in the week we had some friends from the Swedish music scene visiting and singing backup vocals on a couple of tracks. We had a blast and hopefully we can show you some clips later.
A few more weeks and the basic recordings should be done.

Thanks for your interest in our studio blog.

/Europe