ACCEPT Refuses to be a Nostalgia Act and Racks Up Another Sold Out Show

ACCEPT Refuses to be a Nostalgia Act and Racks Up Another Sold Out Show

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ACCEPT’s 2014 BLIND RAGE world tour arrives in Tampere, Finland on September 27th and the show only is SOLD OUT. You don’t want to miss this show as ACCEPT is racking up SOLD OUT shows around the world… New York City, Melbourne Australia, Copenhagen Denmark and Linkoping Sweden.

Göteborg-Posten (Sweden’s second biggest morning newspaper), “It’s a tight and happy Accept who has got the courage to play four new songs before the first classic song, Losers And Winners, is played. The set list’s even share between new and old songs is a good sign that Accept refuses to be a nostalgia act.”

Gaffa (Danish music magazine), “I have been witnessing this year’s best concert experience. Accept has become a highly addictive drug that you just want more and more of. And not just the obvious classics as Restless And Wild, Fast As A Shark and of course Balls To The Wall . The new material is exceptional   and  opening number Stampede is just as good.”

Tour dates and ticket links are available at http://www.acceptworldwide.com/tour/


ACCEPT: Tampere, Finland Show Sold Out!

ACCEPT: Tampere, Finland Show Sold Out!

Heavy metal giants ACCEPT are currently on tour to promote their latest album “Blind Rage”. The band started out in the USA and are now in Finland, having played their first show of this tour in Seinajoki. The show in Tampere, which hits the stage on 27th September is now sold out! It will take place at the Pakkahuone venue which is used for music shows as well as theatre and exhibitions, with a capacity for 1200 people. Past metal acts appearing onstage there include Motorhead andBlack Sabbath.

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The next show will take the crowd by storm tomorrow, Friday 26th September in Tornio. For more details see here. Check out the full list of tour dates at this location.

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This Year’s Best Concert Experience. – Gaffa

This Year’s Best Concert Experience. – Gaffa

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ACCEPT’s 2014 BLIND RAGE world tour arrives in Tampere, Finland on September 27th and the show only has a small handful of tickets remaining. You don’t want to miss this show as ACCEPT is racking up SOLD OUT shows around the world… New York City, Melbourne Australia, Copenhagen Denmark and Linkoping Sweden.

Göteborg-Posten (Sweden’s second biggest morning newspaper), “It’s a tight and happy Accept who has got the courage to play four new songs before the first classic song, Losers And Winners, is played. The set list’s even share between new and old songs is a good sign that Accept refuses to be a nostalgia act.”

Gaffa (Danish music magazine), “I have been witnessing this year’s best concert experience. Accept has become a highly addictive drug that you just want more and more of. And not just the obvious classics as Restless And Wild, Fast As A Shark and of course Balls To The Wall . The new material is exceptional and opening number Stampede is just as good.”

Tour dates and ticket links are available at http://www.acceptworldwide.com/tour/


ACCEPT SELL OUT FIRST MELBOURNE SHOW – 2ND SHOW ANNOUNCED AND ON SALE!

ACCEPT SELL OUT FIRST MELBOURNE SHOW – 2ND SHOW ANNOUNCED AND ON SALE!

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German Heavy Metal Legends, the Teutonic Terrors ACCEPT have just released their latest album ‘BLIND RAGE’ to amazing reviews and great sales!

Now their 1st Melbourne show at the Corner Hotel on November 15TH is SOLD OUT! 

ACCEPT are now delaying their return home and will play a 2nd and Final Corner Hotel show on Mon. 17th Nov.
Get your tickets now, click here  ACCEPT TICKETS

 


ACCEPT Releases a Live Video of PANDEMIC from Woodstock

ACCEPT Releases a Live Video of PANDEMIC from Woodstock

ACCEPT releases a live video of PANDEMIC from their recent performance at the 2014 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in Poland. The festival broke all records with over 750,000 fans in attendance for the charity event. Let this video be a warmup for everyone as ACCEPT kick off the 2014 BLIND RAGE this week with US shows in California, Nevada and New York City. First stop is Solana Beach, CA. Don’t miss these few special US shows on the 2014 BLIND RAGE tour, details and tickets can be found at http://www.acceptworldwide.com. This is the only chance to catch ACCEPT in the US in 2014, but don’t fear they will be returning with more US dates in 2015.


ACCEPT – the German Metal Legend Goes No. 1 in Germany and Finland!

ACCEPT – the German Metal Legend Goes No. 1 in Germany and Finland!

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“Blind Rage” is the 14th Studio – Album of the living legends from Solingen – a number that seems unreachable for musicians nowadays. It’s the dream of every artist. And if that was not enough: The newest Opus is the most successful chart album in the bands long history. “Blood Of The Nation” heralded the modern era of ACCEPT in, and now with “Blind Rage” the band climbed the throne of the charts. In the last four years, after their break of 14 years, ACCEPT released two new albums (“Blood Of The Nation” in 2010 and “Stalingrad” in 2012).

Both of them broke chart records and reached the top of international ranking lists, among other top 5 in Germany, top 15 in Europe and top 40 worldwide.

And now with the pole position in the official German Album Charts the band breaks their own record once again.

Statement Markus Staiger / Owner / Nuclear Blast: “We are proud and thankful to be part of ACCEPTs rebirth in 2010. With a number one position in the German Charts they climbed the to the top of Mt. Olympus. This is the reward of the consequent hard work of the band, their manager Gaby Hoffmann and Deville Schober and the whole Nuclear Blast team – together we stand strong!”

Statement ACCEPT: “Four years ago we decided to start ACCEPT anew. Of course we hoped to reach the fans of Heavy Metal and leave a few more marks in its history. None of us would have thought that we could reach number one in the official German Charts. We would like to thank our team, our label partner Nuclear Blast, Warner Distribution and Brainstorm Music Marketing, all of who gave us enormous strength and the will to continue in order to make this happen.”

What started in the mid 70ties as a worldwide trademark, maintained its status for over three decades.

ACCEPT is a phenomenon.

The German Music industry invests Millions of Euro every year to build up new acts. If you include the budgets for artist finding and development the funding is higher than any other, even higher than the development and research budgets of the automobile industry or the pharmacy industry. (Source IFPI). Still only a vanishingly low amount of German artists manage to be internationally successful.

ACCEPT is an inherent part of the international market, ranks among the biggest music exports from Germany and has influenced many innumerable bands both nationally and internationally.

The release of their new album “Blind Rage” was on the cover of the most influential Rock magazines, anywhere from Brazil to Sweden. Adequate to the resonance is the upcoming tour: Beginning this Fall ACCEPT will be touring the US, Asia, Australia andEurope for the fourth time. ACCEPT was a celebrated headliner at the biggest Heavy Metal Festival in existence, WACKEN OPEN AIR, as well as the WOODSTOCK Festival in Poland, that broke every record with more than 750.000 visitors from every subculture and genre.

The history of ACCEPT is even more unique: there are no drug scandals, no alcohol problems, no sexcapades, nothing for the boulevard press to write about – their personal history is as clean as the water from the mountains. The music stands alone and all for itself. An ACCEPT concert is a storm of Heavy Metal that lasts for hours, the real force of Rock’n’Roll, where the art of the music is the only thing that counts.

ACCEPT was never, in the whole history, influenced by any musical trends or marketing orientated actions, there were no artificial radio singles or fictional media stories, no multimedia show with LED – screens.

In the words of the online platform from N.TV: “ACCEPT is recreating the spirit of the 80ies without losing the power and the driving force behind it. The art of staying true to oneself  without being repetitive pays of, and has so for years.

In the modern era of one hit wonders, fast pace trends, V.I.P. news, the fanatic obsession for scandals, ACCEPTs down to earth way is the true secret behind their success. True to the roots!

Beginning of September ACCEPT kicks off their extensive world tour. The dates are the following:

  • 19.09.2014 Copenhagen (DK), Amager Bio
  • 20.09.2014 Linkoeping (SE), Garden
  • 21.09.2014 Gothenburg (SE), Traedgarn
  • 24.09.2014 Seinajoki (FI), Rytmikotjaamo
  • 26.09.2014 Tornio (FI), Torunda
  • 27.09.2014 Tampere (FI), Pakkahuone
  • 28.09.2014 Helsinki (FI), The Circus
  • 30.09.2014 Stockholm (SE), Debaser Medis
  • 01.10.2014 Oslo (NO), Rockefeller
  • 03.10.2014 Karlstad (SE), Nöjesfabriken
  • 04.10.2014 Hamburg (DE), Docks
  • 05.10.2014 Osnabruck (DE), Hyde Park
  • 07.10.2014 Antwerp (BE), Trix
  • 08.10.2014 Paris (FR), Bataclan
  • 10.10.2014 Pamplona (ES), Totem
  • 11.10.2014 Madrid (ES), Riviera
  • 12.10.2014 Barcelona (ES), Razzmatazz 1
  • 14.10.2014 Toulouse (FR), Bikini
  • 16.10.2014 Straßbourg (FR), La Laiterie
  • 17.10.2014 Milano (IT), Live Club
  • 18.10.2014 Munich (DE), Tonhalle
  • 20.10.2014 Langen / Frankfurt (DE), Neue Stadthalle
  • 21.10.2014 Berlin (DE), Huxleys
  • 22.10.2014 Cologne (DE), Live Music Hall
  • 24.10.2014 Erfurt (DE), Stadtgarten
  • 25.10.2014 Zlin (CZ), Euronics
  • 26.10.2014 Budapest (HU), Petöfi Hall
  • 28.10.2014 Pratteln (CH), Z 7
  • 29.10.2014 Filderstadt (DE), Filharmonie

“Best Accept concert I’ve seen in my life” ACCEPT Hits the Road Next Month, Get Your Tickets!

“Best Accept concert I’ve seen in my life” ACCEPT Hits the Road Next Month, Get Your Tickets!

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Check out what the ACCEPT fans are saying about the first shows of 2014! The band hits the road next month, starting with shows in California, Las Vegas and New York City. Have you got your tickets? Do not miss this tour!

Tom Jubb – Fantastic! Awesome! Epic! Glad to see heavy rock is still alive!

Jim Hauger – It was PERFECT… Their Heavy & Melodic RIFF HEAVY MONSTERS!!!!

Claudio Aguilera – Best Accept concert I’ve seen in my life. Both guitars sounding Amazing. Tornillo’s voice is Superb.

Mike McQuerter – It’s obvious you guys are not just going through the motions to earn a paycheck. The band sounds like a freight train crashing through a wall. The music is the tight and sounds dead on. I dare to say Accept is at a level it’s never been before and this is a good thing. Listening and watching Accept live really pumps you up and makes you feel alive. Well done guys.

Rolf Egil Bolle – Fucking classic:)

Mickey Nuttall – It was Refreshing to see fucking Real Musicians….
YOU GUYS FUCKING KILLED IT…
REAL PRO’S MAN!

Vitor Rodrigues – Great show!!! Fantastic band!!! Starlight was fucking great! Old songs, new songs… simply perfect!!

Allan Cunliffe – ACCEPT were always, and are STILL the greatest !

Check out all the 2014 ACCEPT Tour Dates and Get Your Tickets!


Great set, great band. Can’t wait for next Spring and a full scale domestic tour! – Bravewords

Great set, great band. Can’t wait for next Spring and a full scale domestic tour! – Bravewords

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ACCEPT – SLAVES TO METAL, LIVING FOR TONIGHT, UNDER BIG APPLE’S NEON NIGHTS

By Mark Gromen

Blind Rage? No, more like precision, pinpoint aggression. Just what you’d expect from German engineering! Returning to the Gramercy Theater, where on May 8, 2010 this incarnation of Accept shocked the world (“What, no Udo?”) launching one of metal’s greatest musical reformations. There’s a reason this jaded journo, attending concerts for more than three decades, has seen these guys a dozen times since that NYC kick-off. Dying Breed, indeed!

Under the watchful eyes of the snorting/charging beast that adorns the Blind Rage artwork, an orange backdrop spanned the stage. This was my first opportunity to hear seven inclusions from the new disc, opening, as they did at Wacken, with the hard hitting first single, “Stampede”. While no one was trampled, the sold out crowd (assembled from across the Eastern seaboard, this being the lone area show, as opposed to the trio in California and Vegas) was almost uncomfortably packed, shoulder-to-shoulder (balls to the wall?). Talk about the proverbial bull in a china shop…there’d be some collateral damage, no doubt.

“Stalingrad”, just one of the three aired from the album of the same name, the second since Jersey’s own Mark Tornillo joined the German contingent, saw enthusiastic drummer Stefan Schwarzmann playing from a standing position, come the titular chorus. Make no mistake, the stars of he show remain Peter Baltes, the bassist with boundless energy, and guitarist/keeper of the Accept legacy, Wolf Hoffmann. Tonight’s set was sort of packaged with a heavy dose of material from the trio of Tornillo era up early and classics appearing late, stylistically, you’d be hard pressed to notice any difference though. The band looked and sounded great, several friends commenting on the tone and clarity of Hoffmann’s guitar.

“Losers & Winners” lets Herman Frank strut his stuff, taking a rare move to center stage and demonstrating some overhand technique. Wolf acted as cheerleader, getting a clap-along going to start “London Leatherboys”. He and Baltes lock into the patented swaying stage movements. Nice to hear “Starlight”, but since this is a warm-up for Europe, not sure it and the the rarely heard “Ahead Of The Pack” will survive until next Spring’s North American tour, as both were re-learned for the Wacken set. Here’s hoping they make a return engagement. “Dying Breed” and “Final Journey” fly by. The mid-tempo “Shadow Soldiers” appears to be a Tornillo staple, before “From Ashes We Rise” ends the predominately new-song portion of the evening.

“Restless & Wild” might describe Baltes’ onstage demeanor. An hour into the set, he’s still headbanging madly, as Tornillo is atop the drum riser, back-to-the-crowd, staring right into Schwarzmann’s face. The aforementioned “Ahead Of The Pack” sees the two guitarists together, for the first time. A powerful orange beacon drowns the stage for the cannonading drums of “No Shelter”, multiple white lights pulsating down on the crowd. During the portion where the tempo drops, Baltes and Hoffmann are alone center stage, trading licks. An audience choir of “whoa whoa” kicks off “Princess Of The Dawn”. Wives, don’t worry, the backstage was fat, old, bald guys. As the AC/DC stomp of “Dark Side Of My Heart” pumps from the speakers, I wonder which pounds louder/heavier: Accept, or the older crowd’s headache/hangover, the next morning.

Speaking of punishment, what about “Pandemic”? Wow! Mark and Wolf toy with each other. As the stage goes black, a familiar Tyrolean melody fills the sweaty hall, the vinyl ultimately scratched beyond repair, punctuated by a maniacal scream. It’s the classic intro to “Fast As A Shark”, which closes the proper set.

For an encore, the now shirtless Tornillo led the boys back onstage, under purple lights, for the title track, the only option off Metal Heart, a favorite album in America, but then again, this was an overseas exercise. With legs splayed wide, Hoffmann alternated side-to-side, silently directing the still boisterous throng in another (albeit longer in duration) “whoa whoa” sing-along. “Teutonic Terror” followed and “Balls To The Wall” capped the evening. Great set, great band. Can’t wait for next Spring and a full scale domestic tour!

Thank you BRAVEWORDS!