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JOHN NORUM SOLO

After EUROPE’s huge worldwide success with “The Final Countdown” album and the tour in Japan, John decided that he had had enough of the cute image, play-back, TV shows, etc and he told the band he’d quit. He gave them enough time to find a replacement. Last John’s performance live with Europe was in Amsterdam on October 31st, 1986. The show was broadcast live on Sky Channel. On November 1st he was on his own.
Immediately after leaving Europe John formed a new band. His bassist friend Marcel Jacob (ex-Power and Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman) joined it. The first single “LET ME LOVE YOU” was released on October 16th, 1987 (it reached the 2nd place in the Swedish charts), and on the same month 29th came out “TOTAL CONTROL”. John showed his great affection for Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy by recording Lizzy songs as B-sides. Read More →

EUROPE

Over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, Joey Tempest (vocals), JOHN NORUM (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike.
It all started in a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden. John and Joey met and formed the band Force. They both were into British rock bands like Thin Lizzy and UFO. Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple also made an immense impact on these teenagers. They recorded their first demos when they were only 16 and 17 years old.Read More →

JOHN & TONE NORUM Unplugged

The siblings during the evening will invite us for a musical journey through their favorite songs. The play includes a hit cavalry with everything from Europe and Tone Norum to cover songs by Abba, Elvis Presley, Ted Gärdestad, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, Al Di Meola, The Shadows, Fleetwood Mac, Mike Oldfield and many more. Hits, Hits, Hits and Even More Hits! Gig is everything from ABBA via Europe to Tone’s hits with Tommy Nilsson. A cavalcade of hits/covers from ’60, ’70, ’80 and ’90s. JOHN NORUM is Europe (82-86, 04-) guitarist with the past in both Eddie Meduza (78-84) and Don Dokken (-90) & Dokken (-02). 9 solo albums have also got to be and a new one in September.Read More →

NORDIC BEAST

NORDIC ROCK GIANTS FORM NEW BAND – NORDIC BEAST!
An all-star band with members from EUROPE, KING DIAMOND, MOTORHEAD and WIGWAM
Mikkey Dee (Motörhead), John Norum (Europe), Åge Sten Nilsen (Wigwam), Hal Patino (King Diamond) and Mic Michaeli (Europe) in the same band to Hardrock fans all over the world, it may seem like an unrealistic dream. But have we got news for you. All parties have now confirmed the new collaboration, and the dream team has already made their first ever concert announcement. January 31, 2014, NORDIC BEAST will be unleashed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. NORDIC BEAST insists that their newly formed band will not interfere with their main bands’ activities. But doesn’t rule out that NORDIC BEAST will write original material at some point. Until then the band will offer a kick-ass live set containing the very best from their individual careers with Motörhead, Europe, Wig Wam, Dokken, John Norum Solo, King Diamond and a lot more.Read More →