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Europe launch video for The Siege, a postcard from the French Revolution

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(Image credit: Patric Ullaeus)

Europe have launched a video for The Siege, the latest track to be taken from their critically acclaimed album Walk This Earth

Singer Joey Tempest describes the song as a snapshot of a French Revolution battle, with lyrics – co-written with Squeeze's Chris Difford – that explore the rise and possible fall of Western democracy. 

The video is directed long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus – veteran of a dozen Europe promo videos and three live DVDs – who has also worked with the likes of In Flames, Arch Enemy, Gus G, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil and Children Of Bodom. 

Europe will play a series of European festival dates next month, and return to the UK in September. The tour includes a show at London's historic Royal Albert Hall on September 23 (full dates below). Tickets for all dates are on sale now (opens in new tab)

Europe 2018 Tour Dates

May 12: Boyolali Pandanarang Stadium, ID
May 16: Perth Concert Hall, AU
May 18: Adelaide Thebarton Theatre, AU
May 19: Melbourne Palais Theatre, AU
May 22: Sydney Enmore Theatre, AU
May 23: Brisbane The Tivoli, AU
Jun 16: Oswiecim Tauron Life Festival, PO
Jun 22: Clisson Hellfest, FR
Jun 30: Borlange Dalecarlia Festival, SE
Jul 01: Suvilahti Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, FI
Jul 07: Kuopio Wine Festival, FI
Jul 11: Cordoba Festival De La Guitarra, ES
Jul 12: Balingen Bang Your Head Festival, DE
Jul 14: Karlskrona Hasslo Festivalen, SE
Aug 24: Mo I Rana Verket Festival, NO
Aug 25: Asker Hvalstrand Festival, NO
Aug 31: Stockholm Gröna Lund, SE
Sep 01: Sarpsborg Sarpsborgfestivalalen, NO
Sep 11: Belfast Ulster Hall, NI
Sep 12: Dublin Olympia Theatre, IE
Sep 14: Manchester Academy, UK
Sep 15: Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, UK
Sep 17: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Sep 18: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Sep 19: Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
Sep 21: Cardiff St. David's Hall, UK
Sep 22: Portsmouth Pyramid Centre, UK
Sep 23: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Sep 24: Brighton Dome, UK
Sep 26: Tilburg 013, NL
Sep 27: Paris Le Trianon, FR
Sep 29: Vienna Gasometer, AT
Oct 01: Zurich Komplex 457, CH
Oct 02: Bologna Estragon, IT
Oct 03: Marseille Le Silo, FR
Oct 05: Bilbao Santana 27, ES
Oct 06: Zaragoza Multiusos, ES
Oct 07: Madrid La Riviera, ES

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