Europe’s “Bag of Bones UK Tour, November 2012

Academy Events and the DHP in association with The Agency Group are pleased to announce Europe’sBag of Bones UK Tour 2012”

Hot off  the heels of last year’s Balls N’ Banners UK Tour and sold out concert at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Sweden’s biggest hard rock band undertakes a nationwide November 2012 UK Tour.  Very special guest on all UK dates is the US rock band StoneRider. Tickets can bee booked online from and All tickets are priced £18.50, except London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£20.00).

The highly anticipated UK tour follows hot on the heels of Europe’s ninth studio album, Bag Of Bones, and the Planet Rock radio playlisted singles Not Supposed To Sing The Blues and Firebox.  

Classic Rock Magazine recently rated Europe’s previous album, Last Look At Eden, as one of the best hard rock albums of 2009, citing them as “One of the few bands around still making consistently thrilling rock records.”

Metal Hammer praised Europe for their outstanding concerts; “Europe’s live show pulls together all ages, and tastes for a feel-good finale that smells like total victory.”

Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Leven – Bass Guitar
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums

Best known for their 1986 global classic rock anthem, The Final Countdown, the Swedish rockers received unanimous praise a heavier bluesy, hip-shaking metal sound.  The new album, Bag of Bones, is produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Stone Cherry, Aerosmith, Black Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin).  Celebrated blues rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, makes a guest appearance on the title track, Bag of Bones.

Europe vocalist Joey Tempest believes that 2009’s Last Look At Eden album was a significant turning point for the band. That album proved to be Europe’s most important record since The Final Countdown.  Now, with the highly anticipated release of Bag of Bones, Tempest says Europe is “ready to do some serious damage.”

Supporting Europe on this tour will be StoneRider who are a young, classic rock-influenced rock and roll band from Atlanta, Georgia. Since the 2008 release of their critically-acclaimed debut Three Legs of Trouble, they have toured the US twice and opened for the likes of Uriah Heep, Robin Trower, Graveyard and Radio Moscow.

For the 2012 follow-up album, Fountains Left To Wake, the band flexed their studio muscles and crafted a double LP reminiscent of Exile on Main Street with doses of Physical Graffiti not as a sound-alike, but as a celebration of all StoneRider love about rock and roll. The new album blends a wiser, more robust rock sound with psychedelic rock’n’roll jook-joint boogie.

Vocalist and guitarist Matt Tanner evokes a bit of Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott this time around, while maintaining the previous record’s guitar nods to Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Jason Krutzky’s drumming is tight and deep in the groove, ebbing and flowing with the bass lines of producer-turned-bandmate Adam McIntyre, whose style blends Ronnie Lane and Duck Dunn with John Paul Jones.

For more information and tickets see:

Regional Tickets: £18.50 Advance                 London Tickets: £20.00 Advance

 Credit Card Hotline for all UK shows – 0844 477 2000

Book Online:                                             

(excluding Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff)


Birmingham O2 Academy

Wednesday 21 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB


Glasgow O2 ABC

Thursday 22 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA


Manchester HMV Ritz

Friday 23 November

Tickets £18.50

Box Office 0844 478 0898

Doors: 6:30pm

Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ


Newcastle O2 Academy

Sunday 25th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW


Leeds O2 Academy

Monday 26th November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW


Nottingham Rock City

Tuesday 27 November

Box Office: 0845 413 4444

8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG


Bristol O2 Academy

Thursday 29 November

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA


Cardiff Coal Exchange

Friday 30 November

Box Office: 02920 230 130

Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5EB


London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Saturday 1 December

Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

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