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Thu
26
Feb

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Approaches Sellout

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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THE MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world’s largest and longest running Heavy Metal and Hard Rock cruise, has only 34-cabins available before selling out its fourth consecutive year. Tickets for the remaining 34-cabins aboard this musical playground will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy) and are available at MonstersOfRockCruise.com
Sailing the Bahamas this April 18-22 aboard the MSC Divina, the four-day-and-night cruise celebrating the original legendary Castle Donington music festival held in England in 1980, will showcase Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music icons (including artists on the original festival bill)--such as Tesla, Europe, Night Ranger, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Extreme, KIX, Queensryche, Krokus, Stryper, Lita Ford, Black Star Riders, Y&T, plus many more (full lineup below)--and feature a full schedule of events and activities designed to encourage interaction between artists and fans.
 
This year’s cruise itinerary is kicked off by a two-night pre-party event at Miami’s Magic City Casino on April 15, featuring performances by Queensryche and Lillian Axe, and April 17, featuring performances by Stryper, Tyketto, Gabbie Rae and a special surprise guest artist. The fun continues the moment fans board the ship, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert featuring cruise alumni, Tesla. This will set the tone for the next four days of events, including: Artist Meet & Greets, all-day stops at the private Monster Beach at Poseidon’s Grotto and the cosmopolitan resort mecca of Nassau, Bahamas, the Hot Tub Time Machine 80s Prom, “So You Think You Can Shred” fan competition, Fantasy Night Masquerade, “Rock Anthems Fan Jam” hosted by Izzy Presley, Cooking With Rock Stars, plus more events to be announced.
 
The official line-up for the 2015 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE is as follows: Tesla; Europe; Night Ranger; Tom Keifer of Cinderella; Extreme; KIX; Queensryche; Krokus; The Winery Dogs; Stryper; Lita Ford; Black Star Riders; Y&T; Zebra; Black ’N Blue; Faster Pussycat; Honeymoon Suite; Tyketto; Keel; John Corabi; Kip Winger; Michael Sweet; Richie Kotzen; Mike Tramp; Joel Hoekstra; Derek St. Holmes; Ron Keel; Leatherwolf; Babylon AD; Bang Tango; Heavens Edge; Frank Hannon Band; Lillian Axe; Rhino Bucket; Pamela Moore; Gabbie Rae; Atomic Punks; and AJ’s Bravehearts.
 
Says Larry Morand of ON THE BLUE, “The Monsters of Rock Cruise has always been about fan and artist interaction and we have more bands and events this year than ever before.  Fans don’t just watch the artists perform, they make music with the artists. If you’re looking for all things Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, this is the cruise for you.”
 
Visit monstersofrockcruise.com or connect on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about upcoming announcements.
 
 
Tue
06
Jan

M3 Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up with KIX and EUROPE Headlining

Friday, May 1, 2015
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M3 Rock Festival has announced the May 1 & 2, 2015 lineup. The graphic says it all...
 
 
Fri
05
Dec

EUROPE To Release ‘War Of Kings’ On UDR Records In March

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Monday, March 2, 2015
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EUROPE TO RELEASE WAR OF KINGS ON UDR RECORDS IN MARCH 2015

Swedish rock legends will also embark on UK tour with Black Star Riders to celebrate their 10th studio album


Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, "War of Kings", in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios 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. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath.
And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for 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 re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK 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 re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders.

Joey - “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 are –

Joey Tempest – lead vocals
John Norum – guitars
John Leven – bass
Mic Michaeli – keyboards
Ian Haugland – drums

War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –

01. War Of Kings
02. Hole In My Pocket
03. Second Day
04. Praise You
05. Nothin’ To Ya
06. California 405
07. Days Of Rock n Roll
08. Children Of The Mind
09. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental) - Digi & Japan releases only

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –

02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
 
 
Fri
21
Nov

EUROPE Complete Recording For New Album Due March 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Europe have completed recording of their next studio album, due early 2015. Singer Joey Tempest posted this update earlier today:
 
"Hi Friends
Well, you always hear it here first. We have finished the recording of our 10th album! Twelve songs were recorded at the the brand new PanGaia studios in Stockholm where we were the very first artist to record. We loved it! The studio is absolutely top of the range and the staff was incredibly helpful. Of course we packed the place full of vintage microphones and "gear" to create an atmosphere on this record and to warm the sound up. Dave Cobb, our producer, really brought something amazing to this album and made us play from heart and soul. He will now mix it in his studio in the US. This record sounds truly enigmatic! what a great vibe! As always we're on a new journey with every record we make and this time we have really gone for it. We can't wait for you guys to hear it! We did film some stuff during the recording and will put something together for you guys in a little while."
 
Last month the band announced a new record deal with label UDR:
 
 
EUROPE SIGNS WITH UDR RECORDS

German-based label delighted to announce signing of Swedish rock legends

Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early March 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s.
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to co-incide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.

Europe are
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Leven – Bass
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums
 

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