Reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT will embark on another North American headlining tour in Apri/May 2011. Support on the trek will come from Swedish metallers SABATON.
The dates are as follows:
Apr. 09 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
Apr. 10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Apr. 13 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Apr. 16 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre (w/ OVERKILL headlining)
Apr. 17 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial De Quebec
Apr. 20 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Apr. 21 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Apr. 22 - Chicago, IL - Bottoms Lounge
Apr. 24 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
Apr. 26 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 27 - Portland, OR - Peter's Room
Apr. 28 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
Apr. 30 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
May 01 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
May 02 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
May 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
May 06 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
May 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
"Blood Of The Nations", the new album from ACCEPT, sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 187 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Released in North America on September 14 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Blood Of The Nations" was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MASTERPLAN). The CD marks the recording debut of the band's latest addition, vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex-TT QUICK).
After debuting their new lineup to a sold-out audience in New York this past May and then traveling to Europe to devastate the masses with shows in 16 different countries in 80 days (including two shows opening for AC/DC), ACCEPT returned to tour the U.S. for the first time in 14 years on a co-headlining tour with KING'S X. ACCEPT's first show kicked off the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta.
ACCEPT 2010 is:
Wolf Hoffmann: Guitar
Peter Baltes: Bass
Herman Frank: Guitar
Mark Tornillo: Vocals
Stefan Schwarzmann: Drums
"Uprising", the new video from SABATON, was filmed in Warsaw, Poland and is described as "a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944." The clip features an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare ("Prison Break", "8MM", 'Fargo') as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach and was directed by Jacek Raginis (who is related to decorated WWII hero Wladyslav Raginis).
"Uprising" comes off SABATON's fifth album, "Coat Of Arms", which sold around 450 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 124 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Coat Of Arms" was released in Europe on May 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's headlining tour, dubbed the "World War Tour", will kick off on August 27 and will consist of over 60 shows in more than 20 countries. The final concert will take place on December 11, after which SABATON "will regroup, rearm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011."