Sweden’s EUROPE Honored With Special Monument In Band’s Original Hometown: Video, Photos

The Swedish municipality Upplands Väsby, the place a number of members of EUROPE grew up, unveiled a monument within the band’s honor earlier at the moment (Saturday, June 4) at Blå Parken (Blue Park). All 5 members of EUROPE attended the ceremony, which is a part of Upplands Väsby’s Seventieth-anniversary celebrations.

After the occasion, EUROPE issued an announcement saying: “We had been so honoured and humbled at the moment as our hometown Upplands Väsby unveiled a monument in our honour as a part of its 70 years celebration. We’re so extremely fortunate to get recognised on this approach. THANK YOU VÄSBY!”

Practically 4 years in the past, Upplands Väsby honored the members of EUROPE for his or her efforts in spreading phrase about Väsby by means of nationwide and worldwide media of their four-decade profession. A bit of art work designed by Concretum Arte was introduced to the band earlier than their live performance at Gröna Lund in Stockholm in August 2018. On the time, Maria Röstberg, minister for tradition and recreation, mentioned in a press launch: “There’s a pleasure in Väsby concerning the rock tradition that EUROPE and different artists from the town have contributed to.”

Two years in the past, EUROPE singer Joey Tempest mentioned {that a} documentary concerning the band could possibly be on the horizon. He spoke about EUROPE‘s tentative plan to make a movie throughout an interview with Tom Cridland of Biggest Music Of All Time.

“We get requested loads a few movie or documentary,” he mentioned. “In order that’s one factor sooner or later that is there for us to do. I imply, there’s the early years of Upplands Väsby and Stockholm and the way laborious rock actually began taking place all over the world as properly. So there’s loads to be instructed there… [We still have the] authentic members. We have finished six new albums now. We did 5 the primary interval. We gained a Grammy [Grammis award] in Sweden the opposite yr; we by no means gained something like that. It is wonderful.”

EUROPE has launched six albums since reuniting 19 years in the past — “Begin From The Darkish” (2004), “Secret Society” (2006),  “Final Look At Eden” (2009), “Bag Of Bones” (2012), “Struggle Of Kings” (2015) and “Stroll The Earth” (2017) — and, in accordance with Joey, there aren’t any plans for the band to decelerate.

“The final two or three albums simply felt actually, actually good,” he mentioned. “And we’re in a very good place, so we’re simply gonna hold going, touring. We work fairly laborious. ‘Stroll The Earth’ feels such as you wanna stroll the earth; it feels such as you wanna go to all of the locations. What we now have left is South America; we have got America left. We simply got here from Japan. We did Australia, U.Ok., Europe, Scandinavia. So we’re engaged on strolling the earth in the meanwhile. And recording the follow-up [album], hopefully with [producer] Dave [Cobb] once more. And be taught extra about music and transfer on.”

“Stroll The Earth” was launched in October 2017 by way of Hell & Again Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Street Studios in London with the aforementioned Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (RIVAL SONS, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

We had been so honoured and humbled at the moment as our hometown Upplands-Väsby unveiled a monument in our honour as a part of its 70…

Posted by John Norum on Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Last Countdown…och så stod de där för att ta emot Väsbybornas kärlek: Europe!
Runt 7 000 hade samlats i Blå parken för att se det internationella hårdrocksbandet som började sin karriär i Väsby. 🎸🤘🥁🎹
Och många minnen blev det… Läs artikel i nästa nr av Mitt i Upplands Väsby 🙋‍♀️

🎥 En lätt starstruck reporter (ber om ursäkt för kvaliteten)

Posted by Mitt i Upplands Väsby on Saturday, June 4, 2022

Europe had been in Upplands Väsby earlier at the moment to attend the disclosing of the monument of their honor positioned within the Blue Park.

Plenty of reminiscences shared by the blokes on stage!

#europetheband #europebandcorner #anniversary #rockband #europefans

Posted by Europe Fan Media Nook on Saturday, June 4, 2022

Nu firar Upplands Väsby 70-årsjubileum och samtidigt avtäcka ett minnesmärke för Europé som också medverkar Väsbys firande

Posted by Kurt Bergsten on Saturday, June 4, 2022

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