Europe recently released their new single, Hold Your Head Up, along with a documentary teasing new video. The band are currently on their Time Capsule 40th Anniversary Tour in Germany and will hit the UK later this month for eight shows, the first in Cardiff on 17 October.
“Hold Your Head Up is an up-tempo guitar-driven rocker about pulling through in difficult times and the influence my father had on me to always do my best and persevere,” Joey Tempest said. “It’s been six years since our last release, Walk The Earth, recorded at Abbey Road, and we had a great time in the studio with producer Klas Åhlund.
“He really brought out a hungry, engaged band that’s ready to continue an amazing journey. We can’t wait to play this song on tour and incorporate it into our next album. We’re very proud of this track.”
The video offers a glimpse into the new documentary called Europe – The Movie that the band have been making with producer/director Craig Hooper. The film covers the band’s journey from its formation to the present day, including their rise to success in the ’80s, the challenges they faced, and their resurgence in the millennium. Europe – The Movie is scheduled for release in early 2024.
Hold Your Head Up was recorded last month at the Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn). A punchy, up-tempo rocker, the track has elements reminiscent of early EUROPE. The song was mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard), who also mixed EUROPE’S Secret Society album.
Tickets for the Time Capsule Tour are available from here.
The Time Capsule
September 30th Switzerland – Lausanne, Metropole
October 1st. Switzerland – Zurich, Volkshaus – SOLD OUT
October 2nd Italy – Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi – SOLD OUT
October 4th Germany – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus – SOLD OUT
October 5th Germany – Munich, Circus Krone – SOLD OUT
October 6th Germany – Berlin, Admiralspalast
October 8th Norway – Oslo, Opera House – SOLD OUT
October 9th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 14th France – Paris, Salle Pleyel – SOLD OUT
October 15th Netherlands – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg – SOLD OUT
October 17th UK – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
October 18th UK – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
October 19th UK – Gateshead, The Sage
October 21st UK – Wolverhampton, The Halls
October 22nd UK – Salford, The Lowry
October 24th UK – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
October 25th UK – London, The Palladium
October 26th UK – London, The Palladium
October 30th Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT
October 31st Sweden – Stockholm, Cirkus – SOLD OUT