Accept Announce Headlining 2011 Tour Of North America
After a career-defining return to the world’s live stages in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, Blood Of The Nations, Germany’s heavy metal legends ACCEPT announce their second headlining comeback to North America in 2011 with support coming from Sweden’s power metal sextet Sabaton. The 20-show trek launches in Orlando, Florida on April 9th and ends in Houston, Texas on May 7th.
From his studio on the eastern coast of the U.S., guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffman checks in about ACCEPT’s return to the western hemisphere:
“2010 has been the most stunning year in our career – to be reunited with our fans all over the world is spectacular and overwhelming. To come back to America… sensational!! We can’t wait to see you all again and we will have a special program to present! LOOK OUT & LET’S ROCK TOGETHER!”
Confirmed ACCEPT with Sabaton tour dates are:
04/09/11 THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE – ORLANDO, FL
04/10/11 CULTURE ROOM – FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
04/13/11 JAXX – WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA
04/14/11 THE TROCADERO – PHILADELPHIA, PA
04/16/11 BEST BUY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY ***ONE-OFF with OVERKILL, who are HEADLINING*** 04/17/11 CLUB SODA – MONTREAL, QC – CANADA
04/18/11 IMPERIAL DE QUEBEC – QUEBEC CITY, QC – CANADA
04/20/11 MOD CLUB – TORONTO, ON – CANADA
04/21/11 BLONDIE’S – DETROIT, MI
04/22/11 BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL
04/24/11 BLUE BIRD THEATER – DENVER, CO
04/26/11 EL CORAZON – SEATTLE, WA
04/27/11 PETER’S ROOM – PORTLAND, OR
04/28/11 GRAND BALLROOM AT THE REGENCY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
04/30/11 HOUSE OF BLUES – SAN DIEGO, CA
05/01/11 GALAXY THEATRE – SANTA ANA, CA
05/02/11 VENTURA THEATER – VENTURA, CA ***No SABATON***
05/04/11 CLUB VEGAS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/06/11 DOS AMIGOS – ODESSA, TX
05/07/11 SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX
Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online at EnterTheVault.com through December 14th; afterwards, tickets go on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.
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), was released in North America on September 14th and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes and at #187 on The Billboard 200 chart, #170 on the Top Current Albums chart, and on the #41 Independent (Current) Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart. In Europe, Blood Of The Nations entered the German album charts at #4 – the highest German chart entry in the band’s career – and debuted at #12 on the Billboard European chart with the following additional worldwide chart entries: #7 in Sweden; #7 in Hungary; #9 in Finland; #19 in Austria; and #27 in the Czech Republic.
View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41 – here. View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.