Press release: EUROPE is back!

By: Petri H. LundénFrom: EUROPE: The Official Site - October 2, 2003

EUROPE, Scandinavia's biggest rock band ever is reuniting for a world tour, new album and DVD. The band, Joey Tempest, John Norum, Mic Michaeli, John Levén and Ian Haugland, have long talked about getting back together.

"After the first band jam in years it felt so right, like we've just been away for a lunch break." - Ian Haugland

Mic Michaeli adds: "Also, touring has always been a big part for the band and we look forward to some hard work again."

Their manager, Petri H. Lundén, founder / owner of the Gothenburg based artist management Talent Trust says: "The market is absolutely crazy about the idea of EUROPE getting back together since they decided to split when they were still at the top of their game, which in itself is unique. We and the band made a set-up which made the reunion decision inevitable."

"Ever since we started, there has been something magic about this band…" John Norum says.

"The new stuff sounds fresh and hard, but still with the typical EUROPE melodies in focus," says Joey Tempest. ".. and extremely organic," John Norum finishes.

"With my new project Einstein / Marcello management, co-operation with Revolver Film, producing other acts through GEM music in addition to the work with my coming solo album, this in itself is too much for me to cope with, let alone a EUROPE reunion," says Kee Marcello, who has however promised to join the band on the forthcoming world tour.

"To finally once again meet our fans throughout the world feels incredibly inspiring, it's them that made us what we are today." - John Levén

Negotiations are currently in progress with with record companies regarding the release of the new CD and DVD, and promoters regarding the world tour. The band currently declines any personal interviews due to heavy workload in writing and recording new material. Any requests should be forwarded to the band's management Talent Trust.

Talent Trust, telephone +46 (0)31 3399590, e-mail:

EUROPE has sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide and the superhit "Final Countdown" has been no. #1 in 25 different countries. 

Talent Trust represents: D-A-D, EUROPE, Kent Norberg, Olle Ljungström, Peter LeMarc, Rebekka, The Cardigans, The Motorhomes, Turbonegro, Weeping Willows.

Kee Marcello information available from Roger Östman at Dazzle Music, or +46 (0)70 491 03 35.

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