Udo still trying to close the chapter of his life marked 'Accept'...
The long-awaited live album from Dirkschneider‘s Back To The Roots Tour will be released on October 28th as 2-CD Digipak and Gatefold triple Vinyl in 4 different colours (black, gold, silver and clear) via AFM Records.
During the tour metal legend Udo Dirkschneider was presented a “Sold Out” Award for the extremely successful Dirkschneider tour, where 31 out of 48 Europe shows were sold out! “It’s unbelievable, I never expected this tour to be so overly successful“, Udo comments, “It’s beautiful to see how many people walk with me on my personal way of saying goodbye to the Accept chapter.“
The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with Accept in the early eighties. “It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and Accept, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows“.
Due to extremely high requests from fans and promoters Udo will continue touring until the end of 2016 and beyond. After the triumph all over Europe in spring 2016, the band will tour in Israel and Japan, and then touring the US, Russia and Europe in the (Northern) Autumn and winter of 2016.
The album LIVE – Back To The Roots was recorded at the sold out show at Kaminwerk in Memmingen on April 2nd, 2016.
Dirkschneider Line Up:
Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Sven Dirkschneider – Drums
Fitty Wienhold – Bass
Andrey Smirnov – Guitar
Kasperi Heikkinen – Guitar
Back To The Roots – Farewell To Accept
U.S./Canada tour dates:
Jan. 05 – New York City, NY – Stage 48
Jan. 06 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Jan. 07 – Quebec City, QUE – Salle Multi
Jan. 08 – Montreal, QUE – Foufounes Électriques
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ONT – MOD Club
Jan. 11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Jan. 12 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Jan. 13 – Chicago, IL – Concorde Music Hall
Jan. 14 – St Paul, MN – Amsterdam
Jan. 16 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Jan. 18 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 19 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Jan. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Jan. 22 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Jan. 23 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
Jan. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Jan. 26 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Jan. 27 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
Jan. 28 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Jan. 30 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Jan. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Feb. 02 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Feb. 03 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb. 04 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero