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Monday, July 1, 2024

Accept celebrate 50 years in style!

ACCEPT celebrate their 50th anniversary with a
momentous world tour and album
Half a century of ACCEPT; half a century of metal history
New LP Humanoid LP out now via Napalm Records

Christoph Vohler
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German heavy metal legends ACCEPT will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2025-2026. To mark this mammoth milestone, the band will be ringing in the band's golden birthday with a very unique anniversary tour at the end of 2025. An anniversary album will be released early 2026.

Wolf Hoffmann - the driving force behind ACCEPT - was not only significantly involved in the songwriting of every single ACCEPT song, his work has shaped an entire generation of metal musicians. As a founding and the longest standing member, Wolf Hoffmann has made the most impactful contribution to the band's unmistakable sound and success.

Since joining ACCEPT in 1976 at the age of just 16, Wolf played a central role in the band. His instantly recognisable and signature guitar style not only created the ACCEPT sound but influenced a plethora of other highly successful bands and guitarists. Because of Wolf's unflinching dedication, ACCEPT has become one of the most significantly defining bands in heavy metal. Not only did he lay the musical foundations for the band, he also carried the band through the highs and the lows that come with a long term career - 50 years.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, ACCEPT will embark on a spectacular world tour in 2025/2026, that will take fans on a musical metal journey through time. Fans can look forward to a unique stage show with surprise guests, all the classic hits from the band's history as well as rarely performed songs. A journey through five decades. 

Wolf Hoffmann comments: "It's an incredible honor to be able to look back on five decades of a musical career and share our music with so many people. But nothing lasts forever and who knows how much longer we'll be touring…. This tour will be very special because we think 50 years of ACCEPT is a GREAT reason to celebrate in style!"

In spring 2026, ACCEPT will release a special album that covers the band's entire musical history. This anniversary album will contain a carefully curated selection of the best ACCEPT songs from the last five decades, re-recorded - partly with well-known surprise musical guests and colleagues, as well as with some rare tracks that have not been played so often before. 

"We wanted to create something that captures the essence of ACCEPT while offering something new to our loyal fans," explains Wolf Hoffmann"This album is a tribute to our journey and to everyone who has accompanied us along the way."

Over the past five decades, ACCEPT has sold millions of albums and inspired countless musicians. Their energetic live performances and iconic albums such as Balls to the Wall, Restless and Wildand Metal Heart have left a lasting mark on the heavy metal genre. Wolf Hoffmann's guitar style and musical vision have made the band one of the most respected on the heavy metal scene.

After a hiatus in the band's career, Wolf Hoffmann was introduced to New Jersey singer Mark Tornillo in 2009. The chemistry and fit between them was so remarkable, ACCEPT reformed and almost immediately rose to global success with chart topping number 1 albums.

ACCEPT continue to be celebrated for each of their new records with Mark, who is now the longest reigning frontman of ACCEPT, placing the HoffmannTornillo partnership firmly in the Metal Hall of Fame.

For decades, ACCEPT have been recognised as a guarantee of high quality and each of their albums has reached the top of the charts, delivering energy, melodies, killer riffs and an impressively powerful stage presence for 50 years.

ACCEPT state: “Celebrate with us! We invite the world of Heavy Metal to join us in the celebrations of this extraordinary anniversary!”

Influence, legacy and Return of the Titans.

European Headline Tour:

17.10.24 TR – Istanbul / KCP 

28.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

29.10.24 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

31.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

01.11.24 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

02.11.24 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks 

03.11.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

05.11.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

06.11.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

07.11.24 DE – Langen / Stadthalle - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

09.11.24 AT – Vienna / Simm City - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

12.11.24 DE – Munich / Backstage - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

13.11.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

15.11.24 DE – Neu-Ulm / Ratiopharm Arena - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

16.11.24 DE – Geiselwind / Eventcenter - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

20.11.24 DE – Gera / KUK - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

21.11.24 DE – Bremen / Aladin - Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons

25.11.24 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller - Special Guest: Sister Sin

26.11.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n  - Special Guest: Sister Sin

28.11.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall - Special Guest: Sister Sin

29.11.24 SE – Karlstad / Nöjesfabriken - Special Guest: Sister Sin

30.11.24 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset - Special Guest: Sister Sin

Festivals 2024:

11.-15.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton

12.-14.07.24 BG – Mogilovo / Midalidare Rock in the Wine Valley

14.07.24 CZ – Visovice / Masters Of Rock

20.07.24 DE – Pyras / Pyras Open Air

21.07.24 GR – Athens / Release Athens

26.-28.07.24 UK – Ebbw Vale / Steelhouse Festival

31.07.-03.08.24 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air

01.-03.08.24 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet

20.10.24 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holidays

22.-23.11.24 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise

Tickets available HERE


Wolf Hoffmann – guitar

Mark Tornillo – vocals

Uwe Lulis – guitar

Martin Motnik – bass

Christopher Williams – drums

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