All the official news on John NORUM and Europe

are taken from Europe official website John NORUM official website

and verified sources on the web.

Check the news about the tour here: OFFICIAL EUROPE TOUR BLOG


April 4th 2010:



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Updating PLAY YARD BLUES - the new John Norum solo album out May 17, 2010

The long awaited new solo album from John Norum, entitled "Play Yard Blues" is now scheduled by Mascot Records for release on May 17. This new album is full of steaming bluesy hard rock with great guitarwork and vocals. John is touring extensively with Europe but he is also expected to do a solo tour later in the year or early next at the latest.


Let it Shine (Norum / Torberg)

Red Light Green High (Norum / Torberg)

It's Only Money - Thin Lizzy cover - (Lynott)

Got My Eyes on You (Norum / Sundin)

When Darkness Falls (Norum / Torberg / Steppe)

Over and Done (Norum / Steppe)

Ditch Queen - Frank Marino and Mahogany

Rush cover - (Marino)

Travel in the Dark (Pappalardi / Collins)

Born Again (Norum / Sundin)

Play Yard Blues (Norum)



John Norum - guitars, vocals

Tomas Torberg - bass

Thomas Broman - drums

Peer Stappe - percussion

Leif Sundin - vocals (Born Again, Got My

Eyes on You)

Mic Michaeli - keyboards


To order it: IMUSIC

John Norum official site:

Mascot Records has also released the compilation "Where Blues Meets Rock", with John's new solo track "Let It Shine". To buy it, go to MASCOT RECORDS CART



Norwegian guitarist Håvard Pedersen's new album (working title "Mobile Dreams") features John Norum in the Thin Lizzy's cover “Still In Love With You” (lead guitar and vocals).

Tracklist: Mobile Dreams, Never Felt So Good, Dudette, The Greatest Fan of All, Just a Little Teardrop, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Led Blues (feat. Ronni Le Tekrø/Kai Somby), Still In Love With You (feat. John Norum solo guitar/vocals), Our Song, Little Boy, The Country I Once Knew. The album will be released by Cinematicworld Records next June 1. The purchase form to order it directly from Cinematic World web shop will be available soon. Håvard Pedersen's official website:


February 17th 2010: EUROPE TO TAKEOVER 96.3 ROCK RADIO (click on the image to listen or download the interview!)

Sweden's biggest hard rock band EUROPE is set to take-over the 96.3 Rock Radio airwaves in Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle with their very own show on Tuesday 23rd February.
Singer Joey Tempest and guitarist
John Norum from the band, who are due to play the Newcastle O2 Academy on Saturday February 27th and Glasgow O2 ABC on Sunday 28th February, chat to Rock Jock Tom Russell and pick some of their favourite songs form bands like Journey, Black Stone Cherry, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple.
96.3 Rock Radio Drivetime presenter, Tom Russell said, "I spoke to Joey Tempest at the recent Classic Rock Magazine Awards and he told me how much he had enjoyed recording the takeover show so much, that if he ever had to give up singing for a living, he'd be knocking on my door at 96.3 Rock Radio for a job as a DJ!"
EUROPE interview will be broadcast online across the whole of the UK on Tuesday night at 10pm via 'Listen Live'.
Listen Live:
Download the interview:

You can also listen to the interview on the following UK radio stations:
Rock Manchester - FM 106.1
Rock Scotland - FM 96.3 / DAB from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Rock North East - DAB Newcastle & surronding areas of North East England



An interview with John Norum was broadcasted in the radio show called "Let there be Rock". You can NOW download this interview here (free of charge): INTERVIEW  You are allowed to use this interview for publication on your website or magazines, provided that you mention the following source information: - Source: Let there be Rock Radio, - URL:


February 9th 2010: JOHN'S COLLABORATION
Mountain Of Power – the second 70s tribute out in February!
In February the second of Overdrive / Constancia / Locomotive Breath guitarist Janne Stark’s tributes to the seventies will be released on Grooveyard Records. “Vol 1” was released in 2006 and featured covers of bands like Budgie, Moxy, Point Blank, Stray Dog, Captain Beyond, Goddo etc., featuring Swedish guests only. On the second album, simply entitled “Volume Two”, Janne has widened the guest invitations quite a bit, both in rank and nationality. The drums are for the most part handled by TrumPeter Svensson (Faith / Constancia). It is indeed a nice list of guests on this album, where you’ll find Europe’s
John Norum showing his love for Frank Marino in a guitar-overdriven cover of “Talkin’ Bout A Feeling” (CLICK HERE FOR THE CLIP!)
The CD, a great looking 6-panel digi-pack, can be ordered directly from Grooveyard Records More information on the CD is
For contact regarding interviews etc., please e-mail



We're offering you the chance to meet Europe on their forthcoming UK tour in February!!

All you have to do is answer the following multiple question and send your answer to The deadline for the competition is Monday 8th February.

One lucky winner and a guest will be able to select the UK concert where they want to meet the band and see them play live. The UK tour starts on Thursday 18th February at the Leeds O2 Academy and takes in in Birmingham, London, Oxford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow (see the above tour poster for all the dates and Box office numbers).

To be in the running to win the meet and greet, answer the following question:

What was the name of the band Europe formed in 1979 before they called themselves Europe?
A Freeze
B Force
C Fireball

Email your name, landline number and cell number to

The winner will pick up their tickets at a venue of their choice on the night of the show.

Tickets are still available for the UK concerts by calling 08744 477 2000 (for the Manchester Academy 2 show, call 0161 832 1111).

You can also book tickets online via (for the Manchester Academy 2 - or http://www.manchesteracademy,net/).

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January 6th 2010: LIVE CONCERT FROM NALEN ON SVT1!!!

On Sunday January 17th, SVT1 Sweden will broadcast one hour of Europe's "Almost Unplugged" performance, recorded live at Nalen in Stockholm!
The band, accompanied by a string quartet, play some of their greatest hits as well as covers of songs that have influenced them over the years. This semi-acoustic show was broadcast live over the Internet on the night, and marks a milestone in Europe's career.
The show will screen at 10:15 pm CET, and is not one to miss!

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