News | Europe record new single ,,Hold Your Head Up”

Release date: 15 September 2023

+++Official Press Release by Silver Lining Music+++


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’.

Europe in the studio L-R John Levén, John Norum, Joey Tempest, Klas Åhlund (Producer), Mic Michaeli, Ian Haugland

The band are currently in Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn) working on a new song entitled “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP”, a punchy up tempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early Europe, which will be released as a single on September 15th this year.

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

Joey Tempest: “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 bands 12th studio record. Set for release late 2024 / early 2025.


Europe 2023 Photo by Fredrik Etoall

In addition, the band are 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 present day, telling of their rise to success in the mid 80s, 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 band 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 21st 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 favorites 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


Joey Tempest – Lead Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

John Levén – Bass Guitar

Mic Michaeli – Keyboards

Ian Haugland – Drums


Swedish hard rock band who is internationally successful since the formation in 1979. Still making new albums and touring. Biggest hit: ,,Final Countdown''. Members: Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums)

Photo by Fredrik Etoall


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