1985: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN SWEDEN
long way sweden brian in lapland
Swedish folkpark
Standing by river inside Arctic Circle
Our promoter
Ken Heague
Daryl in Lapland
long way crossing the arctic circle

1985: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN SWEDEN

In 1985 we had our first Number One album in the country of Sweden:  LONG WAY TO HEAVEN.  We embarked on a headline tour of “folk parks” throughout the country, even travelling inside the Arctic Circle.  Lenny Stoute, a writer for Metallion Magazine, came over and did a 4 page write-up in the magazine describing the insanity of the whole tour and made us even more famous back home.  In these pictures (lifted from home movies from the time period so they’re a little “stretched”) are Ken Heague/road manager (wearing Triumph shirt), one of our promoters (I think his name was Ollie-wearing a denim jacket), Have Hollywood (a roadie so named because he would always wear the most outlandish Hawaiian shirts when he roadied for us in the U.S. In picture he’s wearing a Helix shirt with red lettering), one of the Swedish folk parks we played inside the Arctic Circle, and standing beside a rushing river as we crossed into it.  The picture in front of the Arctic Circle sign was taken by Lenny Stoute for Metallion Magazine.

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