2016-02-12 - Pioneering German Heavy Metallers ACCEPT made one of their most triumphant carrier comebacks in 2014 with the release of their highly successful fourteenth studio album Blind Rage. After taking a 15 year hiatus, the band returned with a sensational album that debuted at #1 in Germany and Finland which was the first time in the bands 36 year career. To keep the momentum from the record going, the band toured relentlessly across the world pushing the envelope at every show and keeping true to their roots which has cemented them as one of the pioneers of heavy metal. Before they embark on the next chapter of the band, writing new material, the band accepted invites to play two special US shows. On March 3rd, ACCEPT are heading to Sioux Falls to play at Badlands then make their way to The Arcada Theatre in St Charles, Illinois on March 5th!
"After touring so much, we thought it would be great to have a long break to write songs," commented guitarist and main songwriter Wolf Hoffman. "But than - we changed our minds and thought - it would be great to do a few shows - just to stay sharp and keep up with the cool dynamics between us! May be - we just need to get hot and sweaty on stage again. See ya all very soon!"
Upon the completion of the US dates, ACCEPT will cross the Atlantic to play in Austria then make their way to South America where they will play in Argentina followed by five dates in Brazil! Don't miss your chance to watch Accept live in all their glory.
Confirmed dates for the ACCEPT 2016 Blind Rage Tour are:
3/3/2016 Badlands – Sioux Falls, SD USA
3/5/2016 The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL USA
4/2/2016 Full Metal Mountain - Hermagor-Presseggr See, Austria
4/6/2016 Teatro Vorterix – Buenos Aires, Argentina
4/8/2016 Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
4/9/2016 Imperator – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
4/10/2016 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
4/12/2016 Teatro Manauara – Manaus, Brazil
4/14/2016 Opera de Arame – Curitiba, Brazil
Watch the the trailers for Blind Rage as well as the music video for "Stampede" on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
Built around the songwriting nucleus of Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes, ACCEPT's beginnings can be traced back to the late 1970s. The German band played a pivotal role in the development of speed and thrash metal, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Along with Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, ACCEPT has delivered an undeniable impact on the global metal scene by writing & performing an innovative, pioneering body of work which include some of the most influential metal albums of all time, including 1982’s Restless and Wild (which debuted "Fast As A Shark," the first speed metal song ever recorded), 1984’s Balls To The Wall (the group's most well-known song to date which has become a worldwide metal anthem) and 1985’s Metal Heart. ACCEPT's premier status as ambassadors of the genre has led to pop culture crossover into film (The Wrestler), television (Justified; Beavis and Butthead), and the video games realm (Grand Theft Auto, Guitar Hero). ACCEPT’s popularity and status as one of the world's exemplary heavy metal bands has allowed them to flourish for decades with no sign of slowing down. Blood of the Nations (2010) and Stalingrad (2012) – both debuted in the American Billboard Top 200 chart and secured impressive chart entries around the world, topping both critic and fan polls in the process. The band continued its success with it's latest release Blind Rage which landed the band at #35 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart as well as #4 position on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #114 on the Top 200 & at #21 on the Hard Rock charts.
• Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars
• Peter Baltes – Bass
• Mark Tornillo – Lead Vocals
• Uwe Luis - Guitars
• Christopher Williams - Drums
Visit ACCEPT online at http://www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com.
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