Europe’s Video For ‘Hold Your Head Up’ Gives Us A Glimpse Of Upcoming Documentary

[Cover photo credit to Fredrik Etoall]

Swedish Rock band Europe have released new single, “Hold Your Head Up” via Silver Lining Music. They’ve also released an official music video which offers a glimpse at the new documentary that the band have been busy filming with producer / director Craig Hooper (Deep Purple / Saxon) for Coolhead Productions, titled Europe – The Movie.

The film will tell the story of the band, from formation until present day, telling of their rise to success in the mid ‘80s, through difficult times, including their return in the millennium, and their current career. The documentary is set for release in early 2024.

The new single was recorded last month at the Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn). It was mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard) who also mixed Europe’s Secret Society album.

Joey Tempest comments:

‘HOLD YOUR HEAD UP’ is an up-tempo guitar driven rocker about pulling through in difficult times and the influence my father had on me to always do my best and persevere. It’s been six years since our last release Walk The Earth, recorded at Abbey Road, and we had a great time in the studio with producer Klas Åhlund. He really brought out a hungry, engaged band that’s ready to continue an amazing journey. We can’t wait to play this song on tour and incorporate it on our next album. We’re very proud of this track.

Europe are currently undertaking a “Time Capsule” tour which includes 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, and the UK, including two nights at the London Palladium. These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all their hits together with deep cuts and fan favorites from all of their 11 studio albums.

The “Time Capsule” 40th Anniversary 2023 Shows are:

September 30th             Switzerland – Lausanne, Metropole

October 1st                    Switzerland – Zurich, Volkshaus – SOLD OUT

October 2nd                   Italy – Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi  – SOLD OUT

October 4th                    Germany – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus – SOLD OUT

October 5th                    Germany – Munich, Circus Krone – SOLD OUT

October 6th                    Germany – Berlin, Admiralspalast

October 8th                    Norway – Oslo, Opera House – SOLD OUT

October 9th                    Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT

October 14th                  France – Paris, Salle Pleyel – SOLD OUT

October 15th                  Netherlands – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg – SOLD OUT

October 17th                  UK – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall

October 18th                  UK – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

October 19th                  UK – Gateshead, The Sage

October 21st                  UK – Wolverhampton, The Halls

October 22nd                 UK – Salford, The Lowry

October 24th                  UK – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

October 25th                  UK – London, The Palladium

October 26th                  UK – London, The Palladium

October 30th                  Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT

October 31st                  Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT