Europe Announce Full UK Tour

Academy Events and the DHP in association with The Agency Group are pleased to announce Europe’s Bag of Bones UK Tour 2012.  Hot off  the heels of last year’s Balls N’ Banners UK Tour and sold out concert at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (where they filmed their recent live DVD), Sweden’s biggest hard rock band undertakes a nationwide November 2012 UK Tour. 

 A 48-Hour Ticket Pre-sale will happen from 9am on Wednesday 7th March via  Tickets will then go on sale on Friday 9th March at 9am via and  Tickets are priced £18.50, except London (£20).

 The UK tour dovetails the recent announcement of Europe’s new single Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, released digitally by iTunes throughout the UK and Europe on Friday March 9th, followed by their 9th studio album, Bag of Bones, released in the UK on Monday 30th April.


Photo Credit: © 2012 Fredrik Etoall

Last year, Classic Rock Magazine rated Europe’s previous album, Last Look At Eden, as one of the best hard rock albums of 2009, citing them as – “One of the few bands around still making consistently thrilling rock records.”

Metal Hammer praised Europe for their outstanding concerts – “Europe’s live show pulls together all ages, and tastes for a feel-good finale that smells like total victory.”

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

Best known for their 1986 global classic rock anthem, The Final Countdown, the Swedish rockers received unanimous praise a heavier bluesy, hip-shaking metal sound.  The new album, Bag of Bones, is produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Stone Cherry, Aerosmith, Black Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin).  Celebrated blues rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, makes a guest appearance on the title track, Bag of Bones.

Europe vocalist Joey Tempest believes that 2009’s Last Look At Eden album was a significant turning point for the band. That album proved to be Europe’s most important record since The Final Countdown.  Now, with the highly anticipated release of Bag of Bones, Tempest says Europe is “ready to do some serious damage.”   

– Bag of Bones 2012 UK Tour –  

 With very special guests

Regional Tickets: £18.50 Advance

London Tickets: £20.00 Advance

Credit Card Hotline for all UK shows – 0844 477 2000

Book Online:                                

(excluding Manchester) – 0844 478 0898

(excluding Nottingham) 0845 413 4444

(excluding Cardiff) – 02920 230 130

Birmingham O2 Academy

Wednesday 21 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB

Glasgow O2 ABC

Thursday 22 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Manchester HMV Ritz

Friday 23 November

Tickets £18.50

Box Office 0844 478 0898

Doors: 6:30pm

Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

Newcastle O2 Academy

Sunday 25th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

Leeds O2 Academy

Monday 26th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW

Nottingham Rock City

Tuesday 27 November

Box Office: 0845 413 4444

8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG

Bristol O2 Academy

Thursday 29 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Cardiff Coal Exchange

Friday 30 November

Box Office: 02920 230 130

Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5EB

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Saturday 1 December

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

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