EUROPE Announces ‘War Of Kings Special Edition’, 2016 USA Tour

EUROPE’s place as a legendary hard rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career. Having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ’80s (under-pinned by their hit album and single “The Final Countdown”), 2015’s “War Of Kings” has seen them take full advantage of the global groundwork EUROPE have keenly re-established over the last few years.

Recently, it was decided that EUROPE’s momentous live appearance at Wacken Open Air festival should not only be filmed and recorded, but released as a DVD and Blu-ray. EUROPE’s “War Of Kings Special Edition” will include the original “War Of Kings” CD plus the Wacken 2015 DVD and Blu-ray, and will hit stores in North America on December 4 via Hell & Back Recordings/UDR Music. The set will come in three formats (2-disc ecolbook CD+DVD, 2-disc ecolbook CD+ Blu-ray, limited-edition deluxe package with “War Of Kings” CD + DVD + Blu-ray and photobook), and an audio-only edition of the Wacken performance will also be available via digital format. Pre-orders will available beginning next Wednesday, October 21.

CD track listing:

01. War Of Kings
02. Hole In My Pocket
03. The Second Day
04. Praise You
05. Nothin’ To Ya
06. California 405
07. Days Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
08. Children Of The Mind
09. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Vasastan (instrumental)

DVD and Blu-ray track listing:

01. War Of Kings
02. Hole In My Pocket
03. Superstitious
04. Scream Of Anger
05. Last Look At Eden
06. Second Day
07. Firebox
08. Sign Of The Times
09. Praise You
10. The Beast
11. Ready Or Not
12. Girl From Lebanon
13. Nothin’ To Ya
14. Let The Good Times Rock
15. Rock The Night
16. Days Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
17. The Final Countdown

In celebration of this release, EUROPE will embark on the “War Of Kings” U.S. tour in January. The trek begins in San Jose, California on January 19 and hits 16 cities before coming to a close in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6. General on-sale begins next Friday, October 23 at 9 a.m., PT/12 p.m. ET via all major ticketing sites or

EUROPE vocalist Joey Tempest states: “[We’re] very excited to have the ‘War Of Kings Special Edition’ coming out with our Wacken festival performance as bonus disc and so great to soon be back in the USA after our very successful East Coast shows earlier this year — covering a lot more states this time.. The ‘War Of Kings’ tour continues!”

Tour dates:

Jan. 19 – San Jose, CA – Rockbar Theater
Jan. 20 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jan. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater
Jan. 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
Jan. 24 – San Diego, CA – Music Box Theater
Jan. 25 – Chandler, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Casino
Jan. 27 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
Jan. 28 – Sioux Falls, SD – Badlands Pawn
Jan. 29 – Shawnee, OK – The Grand Events Ctr
Jan. 30 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jan. 31 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Feb. 03 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Concert Courtyard – Ferg’s
Feb. 04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Feb. 05 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Casino
Feb. 06 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade


Source: Blabbermouth

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