Europe have released the title track of there forthcoming album - and we know that there are a few readers out there who have that guilty pleaseure of loving Europe and may even be ordering the album already, which has a release date of October 20th.
You can listen to the song below, but first the obligatory PR blurb...
If Europe’s 2015 album War Of Kings was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act Europe had become then Walk The Earth is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.
The new album Walk The Earth will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.
“We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, Producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike's designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike's other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!' - Joey Tempest on the appointment of Mike Sportes to do the cover.
Walk The Earth tracklisting:
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
5. Election Day
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust
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 should see 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 it’s depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).
Late 2016 saw Europe perform a series of “The Final Countdown Anniversary Shows” across Europe – culminating in a show at The Roundhouse in London. The show has been immortalised in a July 2017 DVD release The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse.
Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe’s last album, 2015’s War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top rock bands in the world.
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.
Walk The Earth World Tour dates announced, more to follow:
Fri 17th Nov 2017 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK*
Sat 18th Nov Manchester Arena, Manchester UK*
Mon 20th Nov Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK*
Wed 22nd Nov The SSE Hydro, Glasgow UK*
Thurs 23rd Nov The o2 Arena, London UK*
Mon 27th Nov Stadhalle D, Vienna, Austria (with Alice Cooper)
Wed 29th Nov Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Fri 1st Dec Ice Stadium, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Tue 5th Dec Idun Teatern, Umea, Sweden
Wed 6th Dec Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
Thu 7th Dec Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
(*with Deep Purple)
For tickets see http://europetheband.com
Walk The Earth is released through Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music) on 20th October 2017.