EUROPE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEIR NEXT STUDIO ALBUM SLATED FOR APRIL 2012 RELEASE, WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE WORLD'S HOTTEST ROCK RECORD PRODUCER, KEVIN SHIRLEY!
NO STRANGER TO THE CREME DE LA CREME OF ICONIC ROCK RECORDS, SHIRLEY HAS PRODUCED ALBUMS FOR IRON MAIDEN, JOE BONAMASSA, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK STONE CHERRY, JOURNEY AND MANY MORE.
"WE STILL FEEL WE HAVE ONE HELL OF A ROCK RECORD TO MAKE," SAYS SINGER JOEY TEMPEST. "KEVIN'S THE MAN FOR THE JOB. WE LOVE HIS WORK WITH BONAMASSA, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION AND BLACK STONE CHERRY. HE'S THE REAL DEAL. WE'RE READY TO DO SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE."
"I'VE BEEN A BIG FAN OF EUROPE'S WORK FOR MANY YEARS," SAYS SHIRLEY.
AFTER SUMMER 2011, EUROPE WILL FINISH THE PROMOTION OF 'LAST LOOK AT EDEN', AND WILL START TO FOCUS THEIR ENERGY ON THE NEXT ALBUM PRODUCED BY SHIRLEY.
"WE'VE TOURED FOR ONE AND A HALF YEARS," ADDS TEMPEST.
RECORDING FOR EUROPE'S NEW ALBUM BEGINS IN STOCKHOLM ON OCTOBER 3RD, FOR AN APRIL 2012 RELEASE.
Candlelight Red continue to land prime opening slots with renowned rock acts, as it has been announced that the group (vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Josh Hetrick) will be opening this summer for Saving Abel on a nationwide US tour.
The tour kicked off this past Saturday, July 9th in Williamsport, PA (the band's hometown) with a headlining performance, and will wrap up on Wednesday, August 30th in Erie, PA. Additional dates should be announced soon for September, as well.
The band's debut single "Closer," continues to climb the active rock radio charts (with double digit stations spinning the track), and the group recently finished work on their Imagen Records debut, 'The Wreckage,' with producer David Ivory (Silvertide, Halestorm and The Roots).
Candlelight Red is no stranger to sharing the stage with established and well-known hard rock acts, as they have opened for both KISS and was part of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival (which included Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hellyeah) and just finished a month long tour with Egypt Central.
With each additional tour, Candlelight Red is closing in on headlining status themselves, so catch the group in an intimate setting while you still can!
Candlelight Red confirmed tour dates:
Friday, July 15th in Philipsburg, PA @ Club Squared
Friday, July 22nd in Pottsville, PA @ Goodfellas w/Saving Abel
Saturday, July 23rd in Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den w/Saving Abel
Sunday, July 24th in Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/Saving Abel
Monday, July 25th in Luzerne, PA @ Brews Brothers w/ Rev Theory
Tuesday, July 26th in Lemoyne, PA @ The Drinkin' Bone
Thursday, July 28th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's w/Saving Abel
Friday, July 29th in Kansas City, MO @ KC Power & Light District w/Saving Abel
Sunday, July 31st in Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club w/ Saving Abel
Tuesday, August 2nd in Birmingham, AL @ Cafe Firenze w/Saving Abel
Wednesday, August 3rd in Clarkesville, TN @ The Warehouse w/Saving Abel
Sunday, August 7th in Cedar Falls, IA @ The Wheelhouse w/Saving Abel
Wednesday, August 10th in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gallivan Ctr w/Saving Abel
Thursday, August 11th in Casper, WY @ The Venue w/Saving Abel
Friday, August 19th in Fostoria, OH @ The New Nest w/Saving Abel
Sunday, August 21st in Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/Saving Abel
Tuesday, August 23rd in Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy's w/Saving Abel
Wednesday, August 24th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/Saving Abel
Friday, August 26th in Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill w/Saving Abel
Tuesday, August 30th in Erie, PA @ Sherlock's w/Saving Abel
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