Quite remarkably, Europe had never played Cardiff before, although they'd ventured to Newport once, and it was a packed crowd at Cardiff's Coal Exchange which enthusiastically greeted them.
They were powerful, energetic and the sound was excellent, and by the look of them have plenty of petrol left in the tank.
The set list was a mix of material from the last two albums, Last Look At Eden and Bag Of Bones, together with the 1980s classics Carrie, Rock The Night and, of course, The Final Countdown (here on you tube).
Europe take it acoustically
Joey Tempest still fronting up
Up close and personal
Judging by the response of both crowd and band, it shouldn't be too long before the Swedish rockers are back in Wales.