EUROPE Announce New Video For “The Siege”

Europe
Photo by Patric Ullaeus

May 9, 2018 – Europe are pleased to announce the premiere of their new video for “The Siege” taken from their critically acclaimed album ‘Walk The Earth’, which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London during the spring of 2017.  Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isabell) it was released on October 20th2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).

“The Siege” described by singer Joey Tempest as a “snapshot” of a battle during The French Revolution, from an album that in part is lyrically exploring the rise and possible fall of western democracy and features collaboration with Joey’s old friend Chris Difford (from the band Squeeze) on the lyric.

The Video is directed by Europe’s long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy).

Praised by critics around the globe since its release, ‘Walk The Earth’ has easily cemented its reputation as a rock music masterpiece.  Among the abundant awards received, ‘Walk The Earth’ won Best Album at the 2018 Swedish Grammi Awards, Best Album of the Year Bandit Rock Radio and came in at first place in the Album of The Year Sweden Rock Magazine.

Europe are embarking on their first ever tour of Australia this May followed by European festivals and a European tour in the Autumn with a landmark show at legendary Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23rd.

The Walk the Earth World tour will then continue into 2019

“…the new EUROPE album slays. (9 out of 10)”
Outburn

“Swedes unleash 70’s fire” 8/10
Guitarist Magazine

“Walk the Earth takes the grandeur of Led Zeppelin and the beef of Deep Purple to create a muscular sound”
Planet Rock Magazine

“Powerful, thundering rock!” 8/10
– Powerplay Magazine

“Excellent and Epic” 8/10
– Classic Rock Magazine

“Retro and Reinvigorated” 4/5
– Total Guitar Magazine

From the anthemic sound of the opening track ‘Walk The Earth’ – to the heavy vibe that is “Haze”, from the instant melody of “Election Day” to the lyrical content of “Kingdom United”, “Walk The Earth” is the album that sees Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest’s vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists.  Norum’s guitar playing shines across the record.  This is an album that is big in its scope and sound.  Much like previous album ‘War Of Kings’, ‘Walk The Earth’ is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover its depth.

“Walk The Earth” track-listing:

  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

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering ‘The Final Countdown’ album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries.

EUROPE on Tour:
12.05.2018 INDONESIA , BOYOLALI – PANDANARANG STADIUM
16.05.2018 AUSTRALIA , PERTH – CONCERT HALL
18.05.2018 AUSTRALIA , ADELAIDE – THEBARTON THEATRE
19.05.2018 AUSTRALIA , MELBOURNE – PALAIS THEATRE – MELBOURNE
22.05.2018 AUSTRALIA , SYDNEY – ENMORE THEATRE – SYDNEY
23.05.2018 AUSTRALIA , BRISBANE – THE TIVOLI – BRISBANE
16.06.2018 POLAND, OSWIECIM – TAURON LIFE FESTIVAL
22.06.2018 FRANCE, CLISSON – HELLFEST
30.06.2018 SWEDEN, BORLANGE – DALECARLIA FESTIVAL
01.07.2018 FINLAND, SUVILAHTI – TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL
07.07.2018 FINLAND, KUOPIO, KUOPIO WINE FESTIVAL
11.07.2018 SPAIN, CORDOBA – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA
12.07.2018 GERMANY, BALINGEN – BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL
14.07.2018 SWEDEN , KARLSKRONA – HASSLO FESTIVALEN
24.08.2018 NORWAY, MO I RANA – VERKET FESTIVAL
25.08.2018 NORWAY, ASKER – HVALSTRAND FESTIVAL
31.08.2018 SWEDEN , STOCKHOLM – GRÖNA LUND
01.09.2018 NORWAY, SARPSBORG – SARPSBORGFESTIVALALEN
11.09.2018 UK , BELFAST – ULSTER HALL
12.09.2018 IRELAND , DUBLIN – OLYMPIA THEATRE
14.09.2018 UK , MANCHESTER – ACADEMY
15.09.2018 UK , GLASGOW – BARROWLAND BALLROOM
17.09.2018 UK , NEWCASTLE – O2 ACADEMY
18.09.2018 UK , NOTTINGHAM – ROCK CITY
19.09.2018 UK , BIRMINGHAM – O2 INSTITUTE
21.09.2018 UK , CARDIFF – ST. DAVID’S HALL
22.09.2018 UK , PORTSMOUTH – PYRAMID CENTRE
23.09.2018 UK , LONDON – ROYAL ALBERT HALL
24.09.2018 UK , BRIGHTON – DOME
26.09.2018 NETHERLANDS , TILBURG – 013
27.09.2018 FRANCE , PARIS – LE TRIANON
29.09.2018 AUSTRIA, VIENNA – GASOMETER
01.10.2018 SWITZERLAND, ZURICH – KOMPLEX 457
02.10.2018 ITALY , BOLOGNA – ESTRAGON
03.10.2018 FRANCE, MARSEILLE – LE SILO
05.10.2018 SPAIN, BILBAO – SANTANA 27
06.10.2018 SPAIN, ZARAGOZA – MULTIUSOS
07.10.2018 SPAIN, MADRID – LA RIVIERA

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