ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

August 11th, 2010
by EvilG
ACCEPT 2010

ACCEPT 2010

After debuting their new line up to a sold-out audience in New York this past May and then traveling to Europe to devastate the masses with shows in 16 different countries in 80 days (including two shows opening for AC/DC), Germany’s legendary metal band ACCEPT will return to tour the U.S. for the first time in 14 years on a co-headlining tour with King’s X.  Their first show will kick-off the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta.

Guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffman checks in about the band’s time in Germany & their upcoming North American trek:

“Believe me, this was boot camp, but we loved every minute of it!  Twelve months ago, there was nothing on the horizon that would have made us believe we would be on the stages of the world again as ACCEPT… and here we are!   [New lead vocalist] Mark Tornillo inspires us to get it all out in a way we have not been challenged before.  We can’t wait to be on stage with him!!!!   He is the new kid on the block and he is the reason we are back again.  It is such a relief, such vitamin shot!!!  And if we could, we would never stop!!!”

When asked what has surprised the band the most about their fans, Hoffman responds enthusiastically:

“NO DOUBT ABOUT IT – the biggest surprise is the way they make us feel welcomed.  Of course we hoped the fans would be happy to have us back – who would not believe that about their fans? –  but, what is happening here, EVERYWHERE we go, is a TOTAL KNOCK-OUT for us.  WE HAVE NOT SEEN FANS SO HAPPY IN A LONG, LONG TIME.”

Confirmed tour dates are:

09/09/2010  ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage

09/23/2010  The Chance  – Poughkeepsie, NY

09/24/2010  Ram’s Head Live  – Baltimore, MD

09/25/2010  The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

09/27/2010  B. B. King’s – New York, NY

09/29/2010  Showcase Live  – Foxboro, MA

10/01/2010  The Silo – Reading, PA

10/02/2010  The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

10/09/2010  The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles (Chicago), IL

10/12/2010  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

10/13/2010  House Of Blues – Houston TX

More October dates will be announced soon.

ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

Blood Of The Nations, ACCEPT’s twelfth full-length studio album recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy), will be released in North America on September 14th.  Exclusive pre-sale bundles can be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.com, www.myspace.com/accepttheband, and www.facebook.com/accepttheband.

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