Europe

Europe
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 / 2017
Genre

Hard Rock

Country

Suède

Biography

With EUROPE we are proud to add yet another legendary hardrock formation to our line-up. Founded in 1979 by singer Joey Tempest and guitarist John Norum, the Swedish band forced a worldwide breakthrough with their 1986 hit album ‘The Final Countdown’. The eponymous single was so successful worldwide that some have labelled Europe a one-trick pony but excellent albums such as ‘Out of This World’ (1988) and ‘Start from the Dark’ (2004), their comeback album after throwing in the towel 11 years earlier, are proof of the contrary. With total career sales of over 20 million albums, Europe’s exciting mix of heavy metal, hard rock and the odd pinch of glam rock continues to draw capacity crowds. After the celebrations surrounding the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album and with the successor to ‘War of Kings’ (2015) already underway, it’s obvious Europe aren’t done yet. (#GMM17)