John Norum, Kee Marcello: Europe's Exclusive Auction of 10 Special Edition Airbrushed Guitars Proceeds for charity in the Philippines
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 (guitar) and Tony Reno (drums).
Viewing on premises in Magasin 5 (Palermogatan 21-23) Stockholm, as well as online - 28 November – 15 December 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.
Read the official online press release and download hi res photos from the guitar auction and see all the cool guitars:
Only ten guitars have been especially customized for this once-in-a-lifetime auction to celebrate Europe’s 30 Anniversary in the music business. “We wanted to create something really special to mark our 30th anniversary,” says Europe’s drummer, Ian Haugland.
The proceeds from the sale of 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.