Drummer STEFAN SCHWARZMANN To Rejoin ACCEPT For Summer Festival Appearances

Drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (HELLOWEEN, U.D.O., RUNNING WILD) has recently become available and will be rejoining legendary German metallers ACCEPT for the 2005 summer festivals. Stefan has performed with the band since the "good old days" when he replaced original drummer Stefan Kaufmann. This officially finalizes the group's summer touring lineup which includes original members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffmann (guitar), Herman Frank (guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass). Rehearsals are scheduled for March and April in Hannover, Germany. ACCEPT's summer festival performances will begin on April 25 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Upcoming ACCEPT shows:

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May 15 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival
Jun. 04 – Bergum, NETH @ Waldrock
Jun. 09 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 12 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods Of Metal
Jun. 24 – Belgium @ Graspop
Jul. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Festival
Jul. 29 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX
Jul. 30 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX
Jul. 31 - Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch
Aug. 02 - Nagoya, JPN @ Diamont Hall
Aug. 4–6 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13 – Spain @ Cumpo de futbol
Aug. – Switzerland @ TBC