Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. THE LAST TOUR is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT.
Says SABATON‘s bass player Pär Sundström: „We have just finished our new album, which is titled THE LAST STAND and we know we have done a great album, which all fans of SABATON can appreciate for many years. If it is the best album of us, time will tell… But what we can tell for sure is that THE LAST TOUR will be the biggest and best tour of SABATON ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!“
Added ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: „Accepting a tour with SABATON is the result of a very cool relationship we have with the band. It was a great pleasure to tour with them in USA and we followed their career with respect over the years. We have not seen a band who has such a clear vision where they want to go and it is rare that bands can translate their visions into real action. SABATON are a hard working band and are a serious role model for aspiring musicians and young bands. We are looking forward to have an exciting tour – especially after we have been in the studio for a while and sure feel some kind of cabin fever…“
The last show in South America, in Santiago de Chile can be called the GRAND FINISH of a fantastic tour with shows in Argentina & Brazil. After a highly praised performance at the MONSTERS OF ROCK in 2015 ACCEPT came back with a fire in their belly… and a full 2 hour show.
Wolf: THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the packed houses where we marveled in joy: YOU OUT SANG US – even after we had left the stage already… you did not want to stop… neither did we!
We will come back and promise you a new album and a very DIFFERENT SHOW – something we have not done before! We feel empowered by our fans around the world – and will go back to write songs with great inspiration in our hearts! Stay tuned… the ACCEPT story goes on!
The show reviews are stunning and it is obvious, ACCEPT did it again! In Santiago spring floods nearly jeopardized the event – but, fans came running and ACCEPT delivered.
Powermetal and others gave them a raving feet back – translated like this: Fearing the Theater would collapse, all jumping to the rhythm of the subject may define itself in this new stage – Accept a band – simply… devastating. Teutonic Terror is pretty much one of the best modern classic songs , a true axing of German terror.
We left the theater with the feeling of having experienced something unique with emotions that feed the soul after a precise and demolishing show in sound, bright in the staging, rewarding in delivering live the best of a bygone era, but in the present, going further than ever as ACCEPT are Masters, Lords and Masters of Heavy Metal – just perfect.
Full Metal Mountain is a great idea! Imagine that you are skiing down the alps, you stop at a bierstube for a beer and there is a band there playing metal……
And at night you are among other metalheads in the main tent drinking beer and listening to your favorite bands. The atmosphere in Tropolach is just electric and everybody I spoke to said it had been an unforgettable week.
I spend two days there and the highlight was of course the ACCEPT concert Saturday night which also was the last show of the festival.
ACCEPT came on stage about 22.30 with the pounding “Stampede” and from there and on the audience was with them. From the new classic Stalingrad through some old classics like London Leatherboys and Restless & Wild they were impressive as always giving 110%. The cool thing about this show is that they played more “new” songs than old and that says a lot about the quality of the new songs for a band with that many classics from the eighties. The show had not a boring moment just a lot of highlights like Peter and Wolf’s “battle” and the solo on Fast As A Shark where Wolf and Uwe are brilliant. And Mark’s voice really fit the songs perfect.
After a short break Christopher fires up the audience to a last effort and when the encores comes with Metal Heart and Balls to The Wall the night is complete.
They thank the crowd as Bound To Fail fades out after a perfect end to a great week in the Austrian mountains.