German metal queen Doro Pesch will embark on the "Strong & Proud" European tour in November. Support on the trek will come from ARCHER.
Says Doro: "These guys are really good, especially the guitarist is great. ARCHER fit super to the DORO band. In spring, they've already proved their qualities as support on our U.S. tour. I'm looking forward to present them to my German and European fans now."
She added: "For my career, I've benefitted enormous from tours with JUDAS PRIEST and DIO. Young bands need these experiences. That's why I'm very keen on taking ARCHER with me on tour through Europe and that's why I'm deploying the Wacken Foundation for newcomer bands and musicians for years."
"Strong & Proud" European tour dates:
Nov. 20 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Nov. 21 - Buckley, UK - Tivoli
Nov. 22 - London, UK - Garage
Nov. 27 - Fulda, Germany - Kreuz
Nov. 28 - Leipzig, Germany - Brann Winterfest
Nov. 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Dec. 01 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
Dec. 02 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
Dec. 04 - Herford, Germany - X
Dec. 05 - Duisburg, Germany - Steinhof
Dec. 06 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Dec. 10 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
Dec. 11 - Saarburg, Germany - Stadthalle
Dec. 12 - Lüdenscheid, Germany - Schützenhalle
Dec. 13 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Dec. 15 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Dec. 16 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
Dec. 18 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
Dec. 19 - Nürnberg, Germany – Löwensaal
Doro recently told Metal Life magazine about when fans can expect to hear the follow-up to her 2012 album "Raise Your Fist": "We're in the middle of songwriting. We've got some great, ass-kicking ideas already. And we are doing the production for the DVD — it's the 30th-anniversary DVD, and we filmed all over the world. We started with Wacken, which looks awesome, and then we did a couple of things in my hometown, in Germany, in Düsseldorf, and in New York. And it will come out in autumn, and it will be a big package — like, two DVDs and one live album. Many more months it will probably take to do a new album, but songwriting is already going really great. And it probably takes another year to have a brand new album. But the DVD is coming out first… Good things always take longer than expected, and sometimes I wanna do it fast, and then two years go by, and I say, 'Wow!'"
Dubbed "50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal" by Outburn, which crowned Doro "...the classiest lady in metal," "Raise Your Fist" boasted guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and OZZY OSBOURNE/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., and artwork by British artist and longtime Doro collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. An import version of Doro's "Raise Your Fist - 30 Years Anniversary Edition" is available via the Nuclear Blast webshop and includes new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD titled "Powerful Passionate Favorites" comprised of cover versions of DIO, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA and KISS songs.