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By Angela Ash

Europe began impacting the world with their forceful, yet melodic sound over three decades ago.  And now, in 2015, they have come raging back into the United States, in support of their tenth studio album, War of Kings, under their belt.

Playing to crowds mixed with rockers who still remember Joey Temptest singing into a bottle of ketchup, as well as a younger generation who have just been turned onto the new album, these boys from Sweden still have the power to completely captivate any audience.  

On stage at the iconic Vogue Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, Europe show that they still have what it takes to carry the crowd along on a journey mixed with hard-rocking anthems and memorable ballads.  Performing big hits like "The Final Countdown", "Carrie", "Superstitious", "Cherokee", and "Let the Good Times Rock", mixed effortlessly with selections from War of Kings such as the title track, "The Second Day", and "Praise You", Europe show that they possess the gift to completely connect with a diverse audience, bringing fists to the air and voices ringing out into the night. 

Joey Temptest, the band's charismatic frontman, literally has the crowd worked into a frenzy at all times.  Chants ring out between every song, and people just can not seem to get enough of both the old and new material.  It is obvious that Europe is one of the few bands from the 80s that have been able to morph their patented sound into something for a new generation, without ever losing their ties to what made them a name on every music lover's lips.

If you missed Europe at the Vogue Theater, then check out their other upcoming dates HERE.  Also be sure to see who will be playing at the Vogue Theater next HERE.