Blabbermouth.net: Swedish hard rockers EUROPE celebrated the 30th anniversary of their appearance at the Swedish rock talent contest Rock-SM this past Thursday, December 13 by performing the song “In The Future To Come” at Hovet in Stockholm during the Scandianvian leg of their “Bag Of Bones” tour. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
In 1982, EUROPE singer Joey Tempest’s then-girlfriend entered FORCE (as EUROPE was originally known prior to changing its name) in the Rock-SM contest. Competing against 4000 bands, they performed two songs, “In The Future To Come” and “The King Will Return”, and won the contest which resulted in a record deal with Hot Records. Tempest also won the individual award for “Best Lead Singer” while EUROPE guitarist John Norum was honored in the “Best Guitarist” category.