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ACCEPT celebrate their 50th anniversary with a momentous Tour and Album!

ACCEPT Band Members

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 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.

Anniversary tour 2025/2026: A journey through five decades

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, ACCEPT is embarking on a spectacular world tour 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.
 
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!”

Anniversary album 2026: A tribute to history

In spring 2026, ACCEPT will be releasing 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.”

Influence, legacy and Return of the Titans!

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 WallRestless and Wild and 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 continues to be celebrated for each of their new records with Mark , who is now the longest reigning frontman of ACCEPT, placing the Hoffmann- Tornillo partnership firmly in the Metal Hall of Fame!

For decades, ACCEPT has 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 Band Members 1980
ACCEPT Band Members 1980

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

Experience ACCEPT live in Europe and North America:
Festivals 2024:
11.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rock Maraton
12.07.24 BG – Mogilovo / Midalidare Rock in the Wine Valley D Mogilovo
14.07.24 CZ – Visovice / Masters Of Rock
20.07.24 DE – Pyras / Pyras Open Air
21.07.24 GR – Athens / Release Athens
26.07.24 – 28.07.24 UK – Wales / Steelhouse Festival
31.07.24 – 03.08.24 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air – Wacken
01.08.24 – 03.08.24 SE – Rejmyre / Skoksröjet
20.10.24 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holidays
22.11.24 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise

Humanoid Tour 2024:
North America
w/ KK’s Priest
31.08.24 CA – Los Angeles / The Whisky
01.09.24 CA – Los Angeles / Rainbow Parking Lot
03.09.24 CO – Denver / Oriental Theater
05.09.24 IL –East Moline / The Rust Belt
06.09.24 WI – Green Bay / EPIC Events Center
07.09.24 IL – Des Plaines / Des Plaines Theater
08.09.24 MI – Detroit / District 142
10.09.24 ON – Toronto / QET
11.09.24 BC – Montreal / Rialto
13.09.24 NY – New York / Palladium Times Square
14.09.24 NH – Derry / Tupelo Music Hall
15.09.24 MA – Boston / The Wilbur Theater
16.09.24 CT – Ridgefield / Ridgefield Playhouse
18.09.24 PA – Lititz / Mickey’s Black Box
20.09.24 PA – Stroudsburg / Sherman Theater
21.09.24 RI – Providence / The Strand Ballroom
22.09.24 VA – Leesburg / Tally Ho Theater
24.09.24 TN – Nashville / Brooklyn Bowl
26.09.24 LA – New Orleans / The Fillmore
27.09.24 AR – Little Rock / The Hall
28.09.24 TX – Dallas / Tannahills
29.09.24 TX – Austin / Paramount Theatre
01.10.24 NM – Albuquerque / Sunshine Theater
02.10.24 AZ – Phoenix, AZ / Celebrity Theater
04.10.24 CA –  Riverside / Fox Performing Arts Center
05.10.24 CA –  San Diego / The Magnolia
06.10.24 CA – Sacramento / Ace Of Spades
07.10.24 CA – San Francisco / The Regency Ballroom
 
Europe
w/ Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons
17.10.24 TR – Istanbul / KCP
18.10.24 MA – Malta / Aria Complex
23.10.24 ES – Barcelona / Rattmatazz 1
24.10.24 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
25.10.24 ES – Murcia / Gamma
26.10.24 ES – Pamplona / Totem
28.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
29.10.24 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
31.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix
01.11.24 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
02.11.24 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
03.11.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex
05.11.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
06.11.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
07.11.24 DE – Langen / Stadthalle
09.11.24 AT – Vienna / Simm City
12.11.24 DE – Munich / Backstage
13.11.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
15.11.24 DE – Neu-Ulm / Ratiopharm Arena
16.11.24 DE – Geiselwind / MusicHall
19.11.24 PL – Krakow / Studio
20.11.24 DE – Gera / KuK
21.11.24 DE – Bremen / Aladin
24.11.24 DK – Copenhagen / Vega*
25.11.24 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller*
26.11.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n*
28.11.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall*
29.11.24 SE – Karlstad / Nöjesfabriken*
30.11.24 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset*
* with Sister Sin instead of Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons

ACCEPT 2024 is:
Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

ACCEPT online:
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TIKTOK

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