On September 29th, the German metal kingpins Accept will embark on their first U.S. tour in ten years. The tour supports their 2021 studio album, “Too Mean to Die,” which they were not properly able to tour in support of due to Covid-19. This U.S. tour will cover 21 cities starting in Nashville and ending in Ohio on October 29th. “Too Mean to Die” is an album as voluminous and powerful as the band’s legendary releases from the 80s, as they will be performing several songs from it, including “The Undertaker.” Classic Accept anthems such as “Fast as a Shark” and “Balls to the Wall” will not be overlooked on this tour as well.
With the addition of a third guitarist like Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper, the band can deliver sonically powerful songs similar to how they were initially recorded. Accept consists of Wolf Hoffmann [guitar], Mark Tornillo [vocals], Christopher Williams [drums], Uwe Lulis [guitar], Martin Motnik [bass], and Philip Shouse [guitar].
Correspondent Robert Cavuoto spoke with legendary Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann about what fans can expect from the US tour, why Accept songs still stand the test of time 40 years later, how adding a third guitarist offers a more sonically powerfully live show, his thought about writing “Too Mean to Die” without longtime bassist Peter Baltz, and if there is a new Accept album in the near future. Watch or listen to their spirited chat on the links below and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, Sonic Perspectives is on Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter and YouTube, where you can be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.