German heavy metal legends Accept is experiencing more success than ever, and have hit its stride creatively! In the 10th year since the band's reunion, the quintet can look back on four top 10 albums in Germany, including an unbelievable #1 with "Blind Rage" (2014) and a brilliant #3 with the latest album "The Rise Of Chaos" (2017). Six months after the success that was "The Rise Of Chaos" world tour, Accept will start the festival season on June 22nd at Rockfels Open Air, and will play headline shows at legendary Bang Your Head!!! in Balingen as well as at Rock am Stück festival and at Rock am Härtsfeldsee. The band will finish the tour leg on July 28th as special guests to the legendary Judas Priest in Vienna. Over the past few months, Accept has been anything but passive, instead finalizing the latest project - the upcoming live release "Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017," which will be released on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast! More news on the album is expected soon. Fans can expect a unique, 2 hour Accept show, shot on August 3, 2017 at the legendary W:O:A, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of its career in front of 80,000 live fans at the festival, on top of thousands more fans watching via the live stream! The show was divided into three parts, showing the full creative power of Accept: The first part hosted the premiere of new tracks "Die By The Sword" and "Koolaid," as well as some of their most popular songs, such as "Restless And Wild" and "Pandemic". The middle part hosted guitarist Wolf Hoffmann accompanied by a symphony orchestra, presenting the best-of from his recent solo album "Headbangers Symphony," which includes metal versions of some of the world‘s biggest classical compositions (e.g. from Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi,...). And in the last but not least part, fans were able to bang their heads to Accept anthems (also accompanied by the orchestra), such as: "Princess Of The Dawn", "Breaker", "Fast As A Shark" and "Metal Heart", as well as to new songs like "Stalingrad", "Shadow Soldiers" and "Teutonic Terror". The finale could be nothing less than an 8 minute version of the eminent hit "Balls To The Walls"! "This was a mash-up of intensity and precision," Wolf Hoffmann says about the fusion of Heavy Metal and classical music. "The fans are extremely open-minded," continues Wolf happy, "but I was nervous 'till the last minute before the show anyway. After all it's still a metal festival! But I think that, after many years of Accept combining both worlds, fans have started to really accept this concept." By the way: What started as a world premiere in Wacken and caused quite a stir worldwide (thanks to the live streams) will be continued in early 2019. This means: Accept is planning to tour across Europe with an orchestra in spring 2019! "I really hope we will be able to fulfill our dream - we are working hard on it!" tells Wolf Hoffmann with eager anticipation. "What I can already say now is that there will be lots of optical and musical surprises, that fans of Accept have never experienced before. We want to multiply what we have achieved in Wacken and are happy about every bit of support we get. One thing is for sure: 2019 will be exciting!"
Check out the band live here:
22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels 23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting 24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest 30.06. D Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee 05.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest 06.07. N Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival 12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! 19.07. GR Malakása - Rockwave Festival 21.07. D Fritzlar - Rock am Stück 24.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays 26.07. H Székesfehérvár - Fezen Festival 28.07. A Vienna - Stadthalle (w/ JUDAS PRIEST, BATTLE BEAST) 28.09. USA Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon 29.09. USA Pasadena, CA - The Rose 30.09. USA Santa Clarita, CA - The Canyon 06.10. MEX Monterrey - Tecate México Metal Fest 10.10. BR Belém - Botequim 12.10. BR Fortaleza - Complexo Armazém (w/ KORZUS, MATANZA) 14.10. BR São Paulo - Carioca Club 16.10. BR Belo Horizonte - MG 02.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise