Live: Europe | The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour

Europe @ Birmingham Academy, 18-02-11


Since bouncing back onto the scene in 2004, Europe have made a real fist of things, with fine live performances and a top release in the form of last year’s Last Look At Eden. One year on from their last UK tour, the Swedish rockers were back, and we were there to see it.


Kicking off with the excellent title track from their most recent record, it became clear from the off that Europe were here to put on another top show. On stage they pack power, precision and rock star posing into an excellent set that has everyone jumping.


Europe have a great balance of material to pick from, whether it’s hard rocking numbers like ‘Scream of Anger’ and ‘Superstitious’ or ballads like ‘new love in Town’, every song ticks all the right boxes for fitting in to a great rock show. Mix that in with an excellent version of ‘The Loner’ as a tribute to the late Gary Moore and a drum solo with a sense of humour, Europe are a great band to spend Friday evening with.


As if that wasn’t enough, to round things off with a mighty pow – the one and only ‘Final Countdown’, which still sounds as much as classic as it ever has and gets the whole room moving. Note to other bands – this is how to do it.


europe 01
europe 02europe 03
europe 04
europe 05europe 06
europe 07
europe 08europe 09
europe 10
europe 11europe 12
europe 13


Photos: Dave Musson Photography

3 Comments

  1. great pictures from a great gig

  2. Fantastic pics. I guess it was a great show, I can feel the athmosphere through the pictures. Hugs from Chile.

  3. BY THE PICTURES…. IT WAS A GREAT, AMAZING PERFORMANCE!! I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE!!!
    ALSO REGARDS FROM CHILE!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>