Europe are back in the studio to record new music

Author Hernan Osuna - 17.7.2023

Swedish rock legends Europe are back in the studio to record new music for the first time since 2017 and the recording of their last album “Walk The Earth”.

The band is currently in Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn) working on a new song entitled “Hold Our Head Up“, a punchy up-tempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early Europe, which will be released as a single on September 15 this year.

The song will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard) who also mixed Europe’s “Secret Society” album.

Vocalist Joey Tempest comments: “We’ve been back on the road for a while but it’s such a pleasure to be back in the studio again – together with such a gentleman and professional like Klas. It’s sounding extraordinary”.

The song is a pre-curser to recording a new album in 2024, the band’s 12th studio record, set for release in late 2024 / early 2025.

In addition, Europe is finishing up work on a brand new documentary film with producer/director Craig Hooper (Deep Purple / Saxon) for Coolhead Productions simply entitled Europe – The Movie. The film will tell the story of the band, from formation until the present day, from their rise to success in the mid 80’s, through hard times and heartache to coming back in the millennium and the current successes the band has achieved. This is set for release in early 2024.

The Swedish group will undertake a “Time Capsule” tour in September & October which will take in 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the UK, including two nights at the famous London Palladium. Just added is a show in Spain on September 21 to kick the tour off.

These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all the hits together with deep cuts and fan favourites from all of their 11 studio albums.

The Time Capsule 40th Anniversary 2023 Shows are:

September 21st Spain – Merida, Teatro Romano De Merida

September 30th Switzerland – Lausanne, Metropole

October 1st Switzerland – Zurich, Volkshaus

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

October 4th Germany – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus

October 5th Germany – Munich, Circus Krone

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

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