April30th, Swedish rockers EUROPE have today announced a nationwide
November2012 UK tour.
The Bagof Bones tour follows 2011's hugely successful Balls 'N'
Bannerstour, which included a sold-out concert at London's Shepherd's
Bush Empire(where Europe filmed their recent live DVD).
BAGOF BONES– UK TOUR DATES
Birmingham02 Academy - Wednesday 21 November
Glasgow 02ABC - Thursday 22 November
Manchester HMV Ritz - Friday 23 November
Newcastle 02 Academy - Sunday 25 November
Leeds 02 Academy - Monday 26 November
Nottingham Rock City - Tuesday 27 November
Bristol 02 Academy - Thursday 29 November
Cardiff Coal Exchange - Friday 30 November
London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire - Saturday 1 December
Europevocalist Joey Tempest believes that 2009's Last Look At Eden
album was a significant turning point forthe band. That album proved
to be the band's most important record since TheFinal Countdown. Now,
with the highly anticipated release of Bag ofBones, Tempest says –
"Europe is ready to do some serious damage."
Bagof Bones isproduced by Kevin Shirley (Black Stone Cherry, The Black
Crowes, Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, BlackCountry Communion) and features
Joe Bonamassaon the title track.
Academy Events and the DHP in association with The Agency Group are
pleased to announce Europe's Bag of Bones UK Tour 2012. Hot off the
heels of last year's Balls N' Banners UK Tour and sold out concert at
London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (where they filmed their recent
live DVD), Sweden's biggest hard rock band undertakes a nationwide UK
tour in November 2012.
An exclusive 48-Hour Ticket Pre-sale for Europe fans will happen on
Wednesday 7th March at 9am via www.planetrock.com. Tickets will then
go on sale to the general public on Friday 9th March at 9am via
www.ticketweb.co.uk and www.eventim.co.uk. All tickets are priced
£18.50, with the exception of London (£20).
The UK tour dovetails the recent announcement of Europe's new single
Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, released digitally by iTunes
throughout the UK and Europe on Friday March 9th, followed by their
9th studio album, Bag of Bones, released in the UK on Monday 30th
Last year, Classic Rock Magazine rated Europe's previous album, Last
Look At Eden, as one of the best hard rock albums of 2009, citing them
as - "One of the few bands around still making consistently thrilling
Metal Hammer praised Europe for their outstanding concerts - "Europe's
live show pulls together all ages, and tastes for a feel-good finale
that smells like total victory."
Joey Tempest - Vocals
John Norum - Guitars
John Leven – Bass Guitar
Mic Michaeli - Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums
Best known for their 1986 global classic rock anthem, The Final
Countdown, the Swedish rockers received unanimous praise a heavier
bluesy, hip-shaking metal sound. The new album, Bag of Bones, is
produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Stone Cherry, Aerosmith, Black
Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin). Celebrated blues
rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, makes a guest appearance on the title
track, Bag of Bones.
Europe vocalist Joey Tempest believes that 2009's Last Look At Eden
album was a significant turning point for the band. That album proved
to be Europe's most important record since The Final Countdown. Now,
with the highly anticipated release of Bag of Bones, Tempest says
Europe is "ready to do some serious damage."