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Swedish Rockers ‘Europe’ Announce New Album, Single & UK Tour
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Europe photo: Fredrik Etoall

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 9th studio album, Bag Of Bones, next month in the UK. Due to hit on April 30, 2012 (April 27 for the rest of Europe), the hard rock band most famous for 1986 hit “The Final Countdown” will release its newest album since 2009’s Last Look At Eden.

Featuring 11 new tracks, Bag Of Bones is produced by the man very much in demand: Kevin Shirley who has worked with everyone from Journey to Aerosmith to Rocket From The Crypt. Recently he brought supergroup Black Country Communion (featuring Glenn Hughes) to life.

The band’s new single, “Not Supposed To Sing The Blues,” is available now to download and you can watch the video at their official site official site. It tells the story of a kid discovering rock music in the ’70s. A heavily bluesy hard rock tune featuring superb guitar work by long-time guitarist John Norum and Joey Tempest’s unmistakeable vocals.

Europe will take the new album on the road later this year and begin a 9-date UK tour on November 21 at the Birmingham 02 Academy. See below for further information on venues and dates.

If you’re in the U.S., you can now pre-order the CD, which will be released in the U.S. as an import on May 8.

The [final] Countdown begins…

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Europe UK tour dates 2012:

Birmingham O2 Academy
Wednesday 21 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB

Glasgow O2 ABC
Thursday 22 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2abc.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Manchester HMV Ritz
Friday 23 November

Tickets £18.50
Box Office 0844 478 0898
www.hmvritz.com
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

Newcastle O2 Academy
Sunday 25th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 26th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk
55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW

Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 27 November

Box Office: 0845 413 4444
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.rock-city.co.uk
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG

Bristol O2 Academy
Thursday 29 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2academybristol.co.uk
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Cardiff Coal Exchange
Friday 30 November

Box Office: 02920 230 130
www.seetickets.com
www.coalexchange.co.uk
Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5EB

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 1 December

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

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