On Sunday December 15th 2013 one of Sweden's most successful rock groups of all time, EUROPE, will celebrate 30 years of rock'n'roll by auctioning an exclusive collection of customized guitars.
Stockholms Auktionsverk has been accorded the honour of auctioning off ten uniquely airbrushed Gibson/Epiphone guitars personally autographed by all band members, including previous band members Kee Marcello and Tony Reno.
Viewing on premises in Magasin 5 (Palermogatan 21-23) Stockholm, as well as online:
28th November – 15th December 2013.
Auction online: Sunday 15th December 2013
Catalogue and bidding: www.stadsauktion.se
The guitars have been airbrushed by Lazy Joe, and include exclusive adaptations of the artwork from
Europe's following albums – Europe (1983), Wings Of Tomorrow (1984), The Final Countdown (1986),
Out Of This World (1988), Prisoners In Paradise (1991), Start From The Dark (2004), Secret Society (2006),Almost Unplugged (2008), Last Look At Eden (2009), and Bag of Bones (2012).
We wanted to create something really special to mark our 30th anniversary,
says Europe drummer, Ian Haugland.
Only ten guitars have been especially customized for this once-in-a-lifetime auction to celebrate Europe’s 30 Anniversary in the music business.
The proceeds from the sale of The Final Countdown-guitar will go to charity "Medecins Sans Frontiers", says Europe’s bass guitarist, John Leven. We think they are doing very important and inspiring work giving medical aid in emergency areas around the world, particularly the charity work they are undertaking in Cebu, Philippines.
In 2013, Europe has toured extensively throughout Germany, Spain, Turkey, Japan and Mexico. They conclude their world tour on 14th December in Sandviken, Sweden.
We believe this is something a Europe fan, a lover of guitars and art would appreciate, says lead singer, Joey Tempest.
For further info about the guitar auction:
Expert in charge, Maria Granström (Sweden)
Tel: +46 8 453 67 24
Head of PR & Information, Anna Hamilton (Sweden)
Tel: +46 8 453 67 84
PR contact for EUROPE the band
Peter Noble at Noble PR Consultancy,
Tel: +44 207 272 7772 (London)