[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