EUROPE has announced the release of a special series of audio-visual delights via the band’s YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner “Friday Nights With Europe The Band”.
The Swedish hard rockers will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 running five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band’s greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 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 30th 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.
EUROPE‘s own film footage was compiled and edited by the band’s longtime video director Patric Ullaeus at rEvolver.se, with all audio mixed by famed producer Kevin Shirley. Also featured is a cameo voice-over by Scott Gorham.
EUROPE singer Joey Tempest says: “We wanted to do something special for our fans and rock enthusiasts.
“We have re-recorded and filmed some uplifting songs from our back catalog, 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” schedule:
October 16 – Live At Sweden Rock 2013, Headline performance featuring guests, Michael Schenker and Scott Gorham – 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 pm U.K.
October 23 – Europe exclusive session 1 – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. UK
October 30 – Europe exclusive session 2 – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 pm ET / 7:00 p.m. UK
November 6 – Europe exclusive session 3 – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. UK
November 13 – Europe exclusive session 4 – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. UK
November 20 – Europe exclusive session 5 – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 pm U.K.
November 27 – “The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary” show 2016, captured at London’s Roundhouse. (featuring the albums “War Of Kings” and “The Final Countdown” in their entirety, live) – 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. U.K.
EUROPE has released six albums since reuniting 17 years ago: “Start From The Dark” (2004), “Secret Society” (2006), “Last Look At Eden” (2009), “Bag Of Bones” (2012), “War Of Kings” (2015) and “Walk The Earth” (2017).
“Walk The Earth” was made available via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (RIVAL SONS, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).