2010 in European music
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The following is a list of notable events and releases that occurred in 2010 in mainland European music.
- 1 Events
- 2 Groups reformed
- 3 Groups disbanded
- 4 Albums set to be released
- 5 Top hits on record
- 6 Classical
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
January – March
- February 12 – Jesper Strömblad quits In Flames.
- March 29 – Protesters interrupt a concert by the Jerusalem Quartet at London's Wigmore Hall.
April – June
- May 8–9 – Collective premiere of the 21 works of the Klang cycle by Karlheinz Stockhausen takes place in Cologne, Germany, by members of musikFabrik and others, in 176 individual concerts, as part of the MusikTriennale Köln.
- May 18 – The 2010 World Music Awards ceremony is held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Guest performers include Andrea Bocelli and Tiziano Ferro.
- May 29 – The Final of the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Oslo, Norway. It is won by 19-year old singer Lena Meyer-Landrut, singing Satellite and representing Germany.
- Rock in Rio Festival returns to Lisboa, Portugal and Madrid, Spain.
July – September
- Toto temporarily reform for a short tour through Europe in honor of their former bassist Mike Porcaro, who suffers from ALS.
October – December
- December 4 – Norwegian group A-ha break up with a concert in Oslo at the end of a world tour.
Albums set to be released
- Belus by Burzum
- The Longest Year by Katatonia
- Threnody by Engel
- Road Kill by The Haunted
- The Panic Broadcast by Soilwork
- Abrahadabra by Dimmu Borgir
- A Thin Shell by October Tide
- Blood of the Nations by Accept
- Untitled by Blind Guardian
- Untitled by Blindside
- Henzi by Kraftwerk
- Sting in the Tail by Scorpions
- Untitled by Valkyrja
- Untitled by WIZO
- Untitled by Lena Katina
- The Seven Temptations by Doda
- Untitled by Anna Vissi
Top hits on record
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- Hans Werner Henze – Der Opfergang, for choir
- Magnus Lindberg – Al largo for orchestra
- Wolfgang Rihm – Gegenstück for bass saxophon, percussion and piano (revised version)
- March 10 – Peter Van Wood, 82, Dutch guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and astrologer.
- March 16 – Ksenija Pajcin, 32, Serbian singer.
- August 20 – Charles Haddon, 22, Lead singer of British synthpop/electropop group 'Ou est le swimming pool'.
- December 30 – Bobby Farrell, 61, Frontman of Boney M.
- Charlotte Higgins (March 30, 2010). "Arts Diary". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
- Othmar Gimpel (ed.), Karlheinz Stockhausen, KLANG, 8. und. 9. Mai [Unpaginated programme booklet] (Cologne: MusikTriennale Köln, 2010); Olaf Weiden, "Kölner Musiktriennale: Wie klingt eigentlich Klang?" Kölnische Rundschau (May 9, 2010).
- "HIM: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. November 22, 2009. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2009.