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26th July 2017


Europe will release their new studio album, 'Walk The Earth', on 20th October 2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).

'Walk The Earth' will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.

Joey Tempest told us about the appointment of Sportes:

"We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave [Cobb, Producer] comes in wearing this very cool t-shirt with one of Mike's designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike's other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album.

"We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the 'Walk The Earth' album cover."

'Walk The Earth' tracklisting:
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You're Ready
10. Turn To Dust

The album was recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

Late 2016 saw Europe perform a series of 'The Final Countdown Anniversary Shows' across Europe, culminating in a show at The Roundhouse in London which has been immortalised in a July 2017 DVD release 'The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live At The Roundhouse'.

Check out the trailers here:

Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe's last album, 2015s 'War Of Kings', a release which re-established Europe as one of the top rock bands in the world.

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over twenty-five million albums and toured across the world. Their all conquering 'The Final Countdown' album has alone sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was number one in twenty-five countries.

Europe tour with Deep Purple in late 2017 and here's all the dates:
Friday 17th November: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 18th November: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Monday 20th November: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 22nd November: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 23rd November: The o2 Arena, London

Tickets are on sale now right here.

European Tour Dates for November and December to announced imminently.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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