Swedish rock legends EUROPE release their highly anticipated new single “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” via Silver Lining Music on September 29th.
“HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” will be available to stream and download on Friday September 29th from 00:01 am localized time across all reputable digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, Pandora and YouTube Music.
Today EUROPE are very pleased to be sharing the official music video for the song with all their fans worldwide. The video offers a glimpse into the brand-new documentary that the band have been busy filming with producer / director Craig Hooper (Deep Purple / Saxon) for Coolhead Productions simply entitled EUROPE – THE MOVIE.
The film will tell the story of the band, from formation until present day, telling of their rise to success in the mid 80’s, through hard times and heartache to coming back in the millennium and the current successes the band has achieved. This is set for release in early 2024.
Watch “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” here
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” was recorded last month at the Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn), it is a punchy up-tempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early EUROPE. The song was mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard) who also mixed EUROPE‘S Secret Society album.
“‘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” offers Joey Tempest, “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 on our next album. We’re very proud of this track“
EUROPE are currently undertaking a “Time Capsule” tour which includes 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the UK, including two nights at the famous London Palladium.
These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all the hits together with deep cuts and fan favorites from all of their 11 studio albums.
The Time Capsule 40th Anniversary 2023 Shows are:
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
Photo by: Fredrik Etoall
Europe L-R: Mic Michaeli, John Norum, Joey Tempest, Ian Haugland, John Levén
“HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” Video:
Producers: Craig Hooper & Collin Games
Executive Producer: Adam Parsons
Director of Photography: Trevor Burgess
Sound Recordist: Brian Ullah
Cameras: Trevor Burgess; Collin Games; Craig Hooper
Editors: Trevor Burgess; Collin Games
Actuality Sound Dub: Dai Shell
Filmed at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm
Archive footage courtesy of Joey Tempest and Ian Haugland
With thanks to Europe, Klas Åhlund and all at Atlantis Studios