Proceeds from the sale of the Final Countdown guitar will help charity in the Philippines
Sweden's premiere rock band "EUROPE" celebrates their 30th Anniversary with an exclusive auction of their special edition guitar collection in Stockholm.
On Sunday December 15, 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 customized guitars.
Stockholms Auktionsverk has been accorded the honor of auctioning off ten uniquely airbrushed 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 - November 28 to December 15, 2013. Open Monday-Friday 1-5 pm (CET) and Saturday 11am-4pm (CET)
Auction online: Sunday 15th December 2013
Catalogue and bidding: www.stadsauktion.se
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 Final Countdown guitar will go to the charity Medicins Sans Frontiers / Lakare utan granser. "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.
earMUSIC recently announced the UK release of Europe's "Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show" on 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Click HERE for further details.