I can't resist to start right now a special thread about this TFC anniversary show in France.
Already an important point : the venue "l'Olympia", is probably the most famous and emblematic concert place in the whole France. Everybody knows it, althought that's not a very big place. And only the greatest artists are supposed to play there...
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2016 19:26:47 GMT 2 by guesswho?
Europe is one of the living legends of hard rock. The band formed in Stockholm 1979. Initially composed of Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitar), John Levén (bass), and Tony Reno (drums), the group then called force. Their first two albums Europe (1983) and Wing Of Tomorrow (1984) find success. Current 1985 their drummer left the group and the band welcomes keyboardist Mic Michaeli. The album The Final Countdown brings them consecration in 1986 and a worldwide reputation. The single of the same name is at the top of the charts in over 25 countries and sold 8 million copies that year.
The band made a long break in late 1992 but was officially reformed in late 2003 with Joey Tempest, John Norum, Mic Michaeli, John Levén and Ian Haugland - what some call the "classical line-up." Europe then returns with several albums including Bag of Bones, released in 2012, which led to a world tour. The tenth album, War of Kings, was released in 2015 and met a major success. The year 2015 ended in style with a tour in France with the legendary group Scorpions.
[Allright, maybe they did'nt understand exactly everything there concerning Ian Haugland : he didin't leave the band in 1985 ... ! ] (In French : Europe est une des légendes vivantes du hard rock. Le groupe s'est formé à Stockholm 1979. Initialement composé de Joey Tempest (chant), John Norum (guitare), John Levén (basse), et Tony Reno (batterie), le groupe porte alors le nom de Force. Leurs deux premiers albums Europe (1983) et Wing Of Tomorrow (1984) remportent un franc succès. Courant 1985, leur batteur les quitte et le groupe accueille le claviériste Mic Michaeli. L’album The Final Countdown leur apporte la consécration en 1986 et une notoriété mondiale. Le single du même nom se place en tête des hit-parades dans plus de 25 pays et se vend à 8 millions d'exemplaires la même année.
Le groupe fait un long break fin 1992 mais se reforme officiellement fin 2003 avec Joey Tempest, John Norum, Mic Michaeli, John Levén et Ian Haugland - ce que certains appellent le « classical line-up ». Europe revient alors avec plusieurs albums dont Bag of Bones, sorti en 2012 et qui donna lieu à une tournée mondiale. Le dixième album du groupe, War of Kings, est sorti en 2015 et rencontra un succès majeur. L’année 2015 se termina en beauté avec une tournée en France aux côtés du groupe mythique Scorpions."
Yesterday, a friend called me and said she had just heard EUROPE on a radio. They talked about the very special event of november 15th : their anniversary show.
It's a very popular radio, so that's a good thing. I suppose other medias are also talking about this.
Suddenly, it made me realize I didn't get my tickets yet !!! Gosh, hotel bedroom already booked, but I nearly forgot the main thing : The TICKETS !
So now, it's done : I've bought 2 tickets for my friend and me. It'll be a gift for her birthday. She's a Europe fan just like me. We'll be downstairs, at the stage level. Hope not too far from the band !!
Thanks! New avatar proves I have tickets, although they are the ones for the Italy shows coz they looked cooler but got the Paris tickets a few days before. Hotel booked, flights booked, the adventure is about to begin soon!
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