rushonrock approved classic rock kings Europe look set to be the toast of 2012 with a UK headline tour following the release of next month’s new album.

Bag Of Bones – featuring blues rocker Joe Bonamassa on the title track – hits stores on April 27.

But fans of one of the best live bands in the business will have to wait until November to catch Europe strutting their stuff on stages across the UK.

On recent evidence it will be well worth the wait with Joey Tempest and company in the form of their lives – breathing new life into a slew of old classics and still writing some of the best songs of their career. 

The full Bag Of Bones tour dates are as follows:

Birmingham 02 Academy – Wednesday 21 November

Glasgow 02 ABC – Thursday 22 November

Manchester HMV Ritz – Friday 23 November

Newcastle 02 Academy – Sunday 25 November

Leeds 02 Academy – Monday 26 November

Nottingham Rock City – Tuesday 27 November

Bristol 02 Academy – Thursday 29 November

Cardiff Coal Exchange – Friday 30 November

London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire – Saturday 1 December

A 48-hour ticket pre-sale will take place on Wednesday 7th March at 9am via Tickets will then go on sale on Friday 9th March via and