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ACCEPT Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Memorable World Tour And Album

ACCEPT Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Memorable World Tour And Album

German heavy metal legends TO ACCEPT celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2025-2026. To celebrate this gigantic milestone, the band will celebrate its golden anniversary with a very unique anniversary tour in late 2025. An anniversary album will be released in early 2026.

Wolf Hoffmann – the driving force behind TO ACCEPT – was not only significantly involved in the songwriting for each individual song TO ACCEPT song, his work has shaped a whole generation of metal musicians. As a founder and longest serving member, Wolf Hoffmann has made the most impactful contribution to the band’s unmistakable sound and success.

Since I joined TO ACCEPT in 1976 at the age of only 16, Wolf played a central role in the band. His instantly recognizable and distinctive guitar style not only created the TO ACCEPT sound, but influenced a plethora of other highly successful bands and guitarists. Because Wolf‘s unwavering devotion, TO ACCEPT has become one of the defining bands in heavy metal. He not only laid the musical foundation for the band, he has also guided the band through the highs and lows of a long career – 50 years.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, TO ACCEPT will embark on a spectacular world tour in 2025/2026, taking 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 and 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 the spring of 2026, TO ACCEPT will release a special album that covers the entire musical history of the band. This anniversary album will feature a carefully curated selection of the best TO ACCEPT songs from the last five decades, re-recorded – partly with well-known musical surprise guests and colleagues, but also with some rare songs that have not been played so often before.

“We wanted to create something that captured the essence of TO ACCEPT while offering our loyal fans something new,” explains Wolf Hoffmann. “This album is a tribute to our journey and to everyone who has been with us along the way.”

Over the past five decades, TO ACCEPT has sold millions of albums and inspired countless musicians. Their energetic live performances and iconic albums such as Balls against the wall, restless and wild, And Metal Heart have left a lasting impression on the heavy metal genre. Wolf HoffmannThe band’s guitar style and musical vision have made them one of the most respected bands in the heavy metal scene.

After a hiatus in the band’s career, Wolf Hoffmann was introduced to a singer from New Jersey Mark Tornillo in 2009. The chemistry and the click between them was so remarkable, TO ACCEPT re-formed and achieved almost immediate worldwide success with albums reaching number 1 in the charts.

TO ACCEPT is still celebrated for each of their new records with Markingwho is now the longest-reigning frontman of TO ACCEPTthe placing of the HoffmannTornillo solid partnership in the Metal Hall of Fame.

For decades, TO ACCEPT is known as a guarantee for high quality and every one of their albums tops the charts. For 50 years they have delivered energy, melodies, great riffs and an impressively powerful stage presence.

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

Influence, Legacy, and Return of the Titans.

Currently announced live dates:

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 / Complex – 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

Parties 2024:
11.-15.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rock Marathon
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

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

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