Following last night’s triumphant performance at the iTunes Festival at the London Roundhouse, Swedish rockers EUROPE announce a nationwide February 2011 UK tour under the heading of the â€œBalls ‘N’ Banners” UK tour.
Tickets for all UK dates go on sale at 9am on Friday July 30th, the same day that the band will play the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, England.
The tour follows last yearâ€™s critically acclaimed studio album â€œLast Look At Edenâ€, which Classic Rock Magazine rated one of the best hard rock albums of 2009. â€œEurope is one of the few bands around still making consistently thrilling rock records,â€ says Classic Rock.
Metal Hammer Magazine praised Europe for their outstanding live shows â€“ â€œEuropeâ€™s show pulls together all ages and tastes for a feel-good finale that smells like total victory.â€
Europe vocalist Joey Tempest believes that it is the strength of the bandâ€™s last album that is responsible for their current success.
â€œYou canâ€™t make this stuff up,â€ says Tempest. â€œOur latest CD â€˜Last Look At Edenâ€™ has really turned things around for us.
We’re going to bring something very special when we return to the UK in February 2011, we’re having the time of our lives right now and the audience will experience a Europe-camp that’s ON FIRE!â€