When Doro “Metal Queen” Pesch flew into New York from Düsseldorf, Germany yesterday three days after Tropical Storm Irene made landfall, she encountered a heap of ruins that used to be her home.
“I saw the pictures of Irene on TV when I visited my mother in Germany on the weekend. When a red rubber raft appeared canoeing through a road on Long Island, I already assumed the worst,” Doro states mournfully. “The damage is disastrous. The whole ground floor was flooded. It stinks, electricity failed, and everything’s wrecked inside of the house. From the TV to the fridge to the furniture. Everything’s grime-stained, defective, unusable. The worst thing is that pieces of my stage costumes and lots of my souvenirs and presents from fans from all around the world are lost forever now.”
Despite the damage to her house, Doro’s previously announced concerts in conjunction with the North American release of her 25 Years In Rock 2-DVD/CD set will go ahead as scheduled.
“The shows will take place, of course,” Doro says. “For now, I’ve found accommodation in a hotel in New York and will have to see where things will go from here.”
In addition to the two special shows in New York City on September 9 and Chicago on September 11, DORO PESCH & band will be performing live at the Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania on September 3, 2011. This is a FREE, all-ages event and will be DORO‘s only Philadelphia-area appearance in 2011. DON’T MISS IT!
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011
Location: Best Buy, 310 Commerce Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030
More information available HERE.
V.I.P. Tickets for the New York & Chicago shows include a viewing of clips from the DVD, limited edition merchandise, and an autograph session followed by a performance by the Metal Queen herself. Tickets are on sale now via the links below.
25 Years In Rock U.S. Release Shows:
09/03/2011 Best Buy – Fairless Hills, PA [FREE In-Store Performance]
In 2008, DORO celebrated her 25th anniversary concert at the ISS Dome in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany. With over 8,500 people in attendance, the magical, full-documented performance featured her long-time band Nick Douglas (bass), Joe Taylor (guitar), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (keyboards, guitar) and offered up guest appearances by Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, Grave Digger’s Chris Boltendahl, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, Scorpions’ Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Axel Rudi Pell and many others. The set was recorded in its entirety and resulted in the mammoth 25 Years In Rock 2 DVD/CD set which includes the once-on-a-lifetime concert as well as out-takes from DORO’s 2,500th concert and more. 25 Years In Rock will finally be available to North American fans on September 13, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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