Europe is 30 years old!

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

No, not the con­ti­nent – that’s been around a bit longer! We’re talk­ing about one of Swe­den’s most suc­cess­ful rock groups. Europe cel­e­brated their 30th an­niver­sary with an exclusive auc­tion of ten au­to­graphed and cus­tomised gui­tars based on ten of their al­bums. Pro­ceeds from the sale of the Fi­nal Count­down gui­tar went to help char­ity in the Philip­pines. The gui­tars were air­brushed by Lazy Joe, and in­cluded exclusive adap­ta­tions of the art­work from Europe’s al­bums: Europe (1983), Wings Of To­mor­row (1984), The Fi­nal Count­down (1986), Out Of This World (1988), Pris­on­ers In Par­adise (1991), Start From The Dark (2004), Se­cret So­ci­ety (2006), Al­most Un­plugged (2008), Last Look At Eden (2009), and Bag of Bones(2012).

“We wanted to cre­ate some­thing re­ally spe­cial to mark our 30th an­niver­sary,” says Europe’s drum­mer, Ian Haug­land.

I n 2013, Europe toured ex­ten­sively through­out Ger­many, Spain, Turkey, Ja­pan and Mex­ico. They con­cluded their world tour on in Sand­viken, Swe­den.

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