In a recent interview with Canada’s XplosiveMetal.com, Germany’s Metal Queen Doro Pesch discusses the new song “Raise Your Fist” which was debuted this summer at her 22nd appearance at the Waken Open Air festival and how North American audiences will soon get to hear it.
States Doro in this interview excerpt:
“It was the first time I performed it . . . It got great feedback. It will be a killer song. I want to play it at the 2 shows in the U.S. in September. On the 9th of September at the Gramercy Theatre, we want to do a great DVD release party show and bring highlights of the DVD and do a great concert with great guests and I definitely want to play ‘Raise Your Fist’ to bring something new and exciting for the fans. At Wacken . . . we played the anthem. It was originally written by a Wacken fan, a metalhead, and then I did my own thing to it. It was actually a diehard Wacken fan who did a demo and sent it to the promoter. He sent it to me and said, ‘Hey, how about we make a Wacken anthem and here’s an idea from a diehard Wacken fan.’ I listened to it and thought, ‘Hey that’s great.’ Then we worked on it and continued working on it. Just to tell you how that song came about, it was a collaboration with a diehard fan and it was actually really good. Sometimes the fans have the best ideas. It was so dead on. I always sing it at every concert in the States too. Usually people know what Wacken is, or they went there. It is a great honor to do it. I am always happy to be there.”
Read the entire interview HERE.
DORO’s mammoth 25 Years In Rock 2 DVD/CD set – which documents her 2,500th live concert – will be available to North American fans on September 13, 2011.
This Saturday, September 3rd at 2 p.m., DORO PESCH & band will be performing live at the Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. This is a FREE, ALL-AGES event and will be DORO‘s only Philadelphia-area appearance in 2011. DON’T MISS IT!
Address: 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.
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, this magical performance featured her long-time band members Nick Douglas (bass), Joe Taylor (guitar), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (keyboards, guitar). Guest appearances were made 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. This once-on-a-lifetime concert set was captured in its entirety and includes outtakes from this very special career-affirming evening.
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