Europe is 30 years old!
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.