EUROPE: Norwegian Date Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added a Norwegian date to their upcoming Scandinavian tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Oct. 26 - Lund, SWE - Olympen
Oct. 27 - Kalmar, SWE - Palace
Oct. 28 - Skövde, SWE - Valhall
Nov. 01 - Halmstad, SWE - Diesel
Nov. 02 - Göteborg, SWE - Lisebergshallen
Nov. 03 - Karlstad, SWE - Nöjesfabriken
Nov. 04 - Norrköping, SWE - Värmekyrkan
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, SWE - Hovet
Nov. 10 - Västerås, SWE - Västeråshallen
Nov. 11 - Sundsvall, SWE - Sporthallen
Nov. 14 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller

As previously reported, EUROPE will release its new album, "Secret Society", in Japan on November 18 via JVC/Victor Entertainment Inc. The CD will be issued in Europe on October 27. A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.

Although the band members chose to produce the album themselves, they relied on the support of highly experienced studio professionals. Lennart Östlund, longtime engineer at the legendary Polar Studios in Stockholm, recorded the sessions in his new Stockholm studio, Kingside. Lennart has worked with countless international artists over the years, including LED ZEPPELIN, SCORPIONS, just to name a few. When Stefan Glaumann, who has mixed albums for RAMMSTEIN and a score of other major bands, agreed to work with them and mix "Secret Society", the band was overjoyed — all of the pieces were beginning to fall into place.

They chose to master the CD with George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York. George is one of the top names in his field, having mastered countless successful albums for everyone from AC/DC to COLDPLAY. The band didn't want to leave anything to chance, so they enlisted the legendary Storm Thorgerson to design the artwork for the next EUROPE cover. As a member of the design studio Hipgnosis, Storm worked on all the classic album covers by PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN and PETER GABRIEL, to name just a few. Guitarist John Norum reminisces: "Growing up, my favorite covers were done by this guy. The cover of UFO's 'Obsession' and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's first album cover really blew me away." Storm has recently created the CD art work for bands like THE MARS VOLTA and MUSE.

"Secret Society" track listing:

01. Secret Society
02. Always The Pretenders
03. Love Is Not The Enemy
04. Wish I Could Believe
05. Let The Children Play
06. Human After All
07. The Getaway Plan
08. A Mother's Son
09. Forever Traveling
10. Brave And Beautiful Soul
11. Devil Sings The Blues


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