Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979,[5] by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bass guitarist Peter Olsson, and drummer Tony Reno. They got a major breakthrough in Sweden in 1982 by winning the televised competition "Rock-SM" (Swedish Rock Championships) It was the first time this competition was held, and Europe became a larger success than the competition itself.

Since their formation Europe has released eleven studio albums, three live albums, three compilations and nineteen music videos.

Europe rose to international fame in the 1980s with their third album, 1986's The Final Countdown, which has sold over 3 million copies in the United States and 15 million copies worldwide (including album and single). Europe have sold over 25 million records worldwide.[6] The band has had two top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (The Final Countdown and Out of This World)[7] and two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("The Final Countdown" and "Carrie").[8]

Europe went on hiatus in 1992, reunited temporarily for a one-off performance in Stockholm on New Year's Eve 1999 and announced an official reunion in 2003. Since then the band has released six albums, Start from the Dark (2004), Secret Society (2006), Last Look at Eden (2009), Bag of Bones (2012), War of Kings (2015) and Walk The Earth (2017).

Europe has achieved new attention in the US due to being featured in a GEICO Insurance cable television commercial campaign viewed for many months across the US in 2015-16.

The band is mainly influenced by Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, UFO and Michael Schenker Group.[9][10]



Money & Fame
Money & Fame is a song by musical group Europe, released on April 5, 2018.
Walk the Earth
Walk the Earth is the eleventh studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe.
Election Day
Election Day is a song by Europe, released on October 13, 2017.
Walk The Earth
Walk The Earth is a song by Europe, released on September 1, 2017.

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Americans in Europe: David Moss, The Martin Kratochvil-Tony Ackerman Duo
  –  March 31, 2018
Tonight features two American artists who have made their homes in Europe (David Moss, Berlin ... As my percussionist life mutated creatively, challengingly, into a singer’s life, I began to explore the power of the voice through its multitudinous ...
Mai Khoi, Vietnam activist singer, detained after Europe tour
  –  March 27, 2018
Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi was detained in Hanoi on her return home from a European tour. She was held for eight hours and copies of her new album were confiscated, her husband told the BBC. An outspoken campaigner for free speech, she met ...
Swedish band Europe are finally coming to Australia and you can expect The Final Countdown
  –  April 7, 2018
It was perfected in the ’70s, and a lot of the greatest engineers and bands these days are using those methods, together with the new world, to create music. Europe in their full-glam glory. “And that’s very important to us, to adventure in sound.”
Nikhil Chinapa: India doesn't have a developed music scene like Europe
  –  April 7, 2018
Seated across a bonfire in the cold climes of Shillong after filming for a reality show, Nikhil Chinapa chronicles to us, the story behind one of the "world's most popular disco song". "In 1977, two guys were invited to New York's Studio 54, then amongst ...
Eastern Area Youth Chorale will present 'Europe for a Song' concert in Murrysville
  –  April 5, 2018
“Europe for a Song” will take place at 7 p.m., April 15, featuring American folk songs as well as the music of Mozart. It will include several selections from Mozart's “The Magic Flute.” A reception following the concert will include German dessert
Concert brings sounds of Europe to Waiheke Island
  –  April 4, 2018
Exploring Europe With C and J is the title of a piano and violin concert coming up on Waiheke Island this month. Pianist Cindy Tsao and violinist Joo Yeon Lee will play at Whittaker's Music Museum in Oneroa on April 22 from 5pm to 6.30pm.
How I became music star in Europe
  –  March 18, 2018
Austria-based Nigerian songwriter cum singer, Rose May Alaba, started writing her own songs as a teenager. Two years ago, she started doing music professionally. Now, at 23, she has four singles to her credit, including writing the theme song of the 2017 ...

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