Swedish rock legends Europe released their 10th album, War Of Kings, featuring the first single, "Days Of Rock N' Roll", in March of 2015. Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War Of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously-melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock n' roll standouts for their fervent global audience.
Joey Tempest: "War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Sabbath, and after hearing Dave Cobb's amazing production for the Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!"
Europe's place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the '80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They reunited and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them reinforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged hard rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012's Bag Of Bones, saw Europe hit the U.K. Top 40 Rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War Of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.
Joey adds "Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It's taken 10 years and countless tours since the reunion, but we're finally getting there, and we've done it our way!"
Europe will commence their U.S. tour supporting War of Kings with a headlining spot on this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, and they will be closing the show at this year's M3 Rock Festival in Maryland on May 3rd.
Joey concludes, "We're looking forward to tons of touring in 2015! It's getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn't get much better than this!"
Europe: Joey Tempest - lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards John Norum - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals John Leven - bass, backing vocals Mic Michaeli - keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar Ian Haugland - drums, percussion, backing vocals