EUROPE are reuniting for a world tour, new album and DVD. The band, Joey Tempest, John Norum, Mic Michaeli, John Leven and Ian Haugland have long talked about getting back together. Says Haugland, “After the first band jam in years it felt so right, like we’ve just been away for a lunch break.” Mic Michaeli adds, “Also, touring has always been a big part for the band and we look forward to some hard work again.” Their manager, Petri H. Lundn, founder/owner of the Gothenburg based artist management Talent Trust says, “The market is absolutely crazy about the idea of Europe getting back together since they decided to split when they were still at the top of their game, which in itself is unique. We and the band made a set-up which made the reunion decision inevitable.” “Ever since we started there has been something magic about this band”, John Norum says. “The new stuff sounds fresh and hard but still with the typical Europe melodies in focus”, says Joey Tempest, “.. and extremely organic”, Norum finishes. “With my new project Einstein/Marcello management, co-operation with Revolver film, producing other acts through GEM music in addition to the work with my coming solo album this in itself is too much for me to cope with, let alone an Europe reunion”, says Kee Marcello who has however promised to join the band on the forthcoming world tour. “To finally once again meet our fans throughout the world feels incredibly inspiring, it’s them that made us what we are today”, says John Levn. Negotiations are currently in progress with record companies regarding the release of the new CD and DVD, and promoters regarding the world tour.
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