On Sunday 15th December 2013 one of Sweden’s most successful rock groups of all time, EUROPE, will celebrate 30 years of rock and roll by auctioning an exclusive collection of customised 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 Europe 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. Open Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm (CET) and Saturday 11am-4pm (CET).
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’s 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 “The Final Countdown” guitar will go to the charity Medicins Sans Frontiers/Läkare utan gränser.
"We think they are doing very important and inspiring work giving medical aid in emergency areas around the world, including the charity work in the Philippines", says Europe’s bass guitarist John Leven.
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.
Auction online: Sunday 15th December 2013
Catalogue and bidding: www.stadsauktion.se