LIVE: Europe

Start the final countdown, San Diego: Europe hit Little Italy's Music Box on Sunday, Jan. 24, with Gabbie Rae opening -- and we've got photos from the epic show!

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Classic rock giants Europe headlined at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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The band is fronted by the inimitable Joey Tempest (pictured).
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On-the-rise rock star Gabbie Rae opened the show.
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Europe naturally hails from Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in Sweden.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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They began in 1979 under the name Force -- and were comprised of vocalist Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
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Fun fact: They changed their name to Europe from Force because Yngwie Malmsteen's band at the time was called Rising Force -- and had just put out an album called "Made in Europe."
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Since its formation, Europe has released 10 studio albums, three live albums, three compilations and 19 videos.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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The band rose to international fame in the '80s with its third album, 1986's "The Final Countdown," which sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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They've sold more than 23 million albums worldwide. Not exactly shabby, eh?
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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Europe has achieved new attention stateside due to being featured in a Geico Insurance TV commercial campaign in 2015-16.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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The band counts Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, UFO and Michael Schenker Group as primary influences.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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During the show, the band's set included: "War of Kings," "Hole In My Pocket," "Superstitious," "Wasted Time," "Last Look at Eden," "Carrie," "The Second Day," "Firebox"...
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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...as well as: "Sign of the Times," "Vasastan," "Girl From Lebanon," "Ready of Not," "Nothin' To Ya," "Let the Good Times Rock," "Rock the Night," "Days of Rock N' Roll" and of course, "The Final Countdown."
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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They also performed "Desperado," a cover of the Eagles hit -- in honor of that band's founding member Glenn Frey, who passed away on Jan. 18, 2016.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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Europe performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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Gabbie Rae opened the show.
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Rae is a rock singer born in New England, raised in Myrtle Beach, and now calls Los Angeles home.
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Gabbie Rae performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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She has been working professionally since the age of 7 and performs all styles of music.
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Her musical inspirations include Eva Cassidy, Ronnie James Dio, Michael Sweet, and Steve Perry.
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At age 12, Gabbie Rae was signed to Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s (Outkast) Purple Ribbon Kidz Label.
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Her “Neverland” music video was featured on VH1′s Best Week Ever as well as Billboard and Rolling Stone.
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Gabbie Rae performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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In 2011, she released “Don’t Look Down” -- her official Anti-Bullying music video. She is an ambassador for Free2Luv.org.
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Gabbie Rae performs at the Music Box in San Diego on Jan. 24, 2016.
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