As the headline reads – legendary Swedish heavy rockers Europe will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 and running for five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band’s greatest songs recorded individually during the covid pandemic lockdown.
Bookending the five songs will be a special stream on October 16 of the band’s 2013 Sweden Rock Festival Headline performance with 2016’s The Final Countdown thirtieth Anniversary show, recorded at London’s Roundhouse, on November 27 to end this run.
The Live concerts will be available to view for seven days only.
The band’s own film footage was compiled and edited by the band’s long-time video director Patric Ullaeus at rEvolver.se, with all audio mixed by famed producer Kevin Shirley. Also featured is a cameo voice-over by Thin Lizzy legend Scott Gorham.
Vocalist Joey Tempest adds “We wanted to do something special for our fans and rock enthusiasts. We have re-recorded and filmed some uplifting songs from our back catalogue. Done during lockdown and over the summer in our home studios and rehearsal spaces. We had a blast just playing together again. Knowing we would start up our Friday Nights With Europe The Band on our social media this autumn made it extra special. We hope to keep these exclusive evenings going for our fans for a long time. At the same time keeping our name out there during this non-touring era by streaming and posting exclusive material. Let the madness begin!”.
Friday Nights With Europe The Band
October 16 – Live At Sweden Rock 2013, Headline performance featuring guests, Michael Schenker and Scott Gorham – 7:00pm UK / 8:00 pm Central Europe
October 23 – Exclusive session 1 – 7:00pm UK / 5.00am (Sat, Oct 24) Sydney time
October 30 – Exclusive session 2 – 7:00pm UK / 6.00am (Sat, Oct 31) Sydney time
November 6 – Exclusive session 3 – 7:00pm UK / 6.00am (Sat Nov 7) Sydney time
November 13 – Exclusive session 4 – 7:00pm UK / 6.00am (Sat, Nov 14) Sydney time
November 20 – Exclusive session 5 – 7:00pm UK / 6.00am (Sat, Nov 21) Sydney time
November 27 – The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary show 2016, captured at London’s Roundhouse. (feat the albums War Of Kings & The Final Countdown in their entirety, live) – 7:00pm UK / 6.00am (Sat, Nov 28) Sydney time
Europe have to date, released eleven studio albums, sold over twenty five million copies, toured across the world and become one of the great of modern rock music. The band’s 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.
The band’s latest album Walk The Earth is available now