Nov. 5 — There’s some bad news and good news from the Accept camp this weekend.
The band announced Friday through a news release, it has postponed the European leg of its tour in support of its latest album, Too Mean To Die. The tour was scheduled to launch Jan. 15, but the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the tour’s postponement. The band made the announcement through a news release distributed Friday.
Guitarist Wolf Hoffman expressed regret over the cancellation.
“As much as we want to, the current Covid situation just doesn’t allow us to go forward with this 2022 tour,” said Hoffman. “It’s a super tough call, but we have no choice but to postpone once again. We wanted to play this tour badly. We had a killer setlist prepared with lots of new songs from the ‘Too Mean to Die’ album. I’m very sorry for the fans and of course, everybody in the band is very disappointed. But hey, life goes on… Please stay safe, stay Metal, and stay ‘too mean to die’! We’ll see you soonest!”
Continental Concerts Promoter Gerald Wilkes, who is handling the band’s tour, expanded on Hoffman’s statement.
“The Accept tour was planned through a total of 16 countries with very different regional infection situations, which are currently changing very quickly and therefore are incalculable for all involved. The legal requirements vary from country to country – even often from city to city. It all looked so promising a few months ago, but the situation right now simply doesn’t allow it!”
While the band’s upcoming European dates are postponed, the band announced in the noted information that dates have been secured for the end of 2021, and that announcements on those dates are coming.
As a consolation for the cancellation, the band has released a live performance of its single, ‘The Undertaker’ for audiences to stream and download. Audiences can do both here.
Additionally, the band has announced a new limited run of Too Mean to Die is scheduled for release Feb. 18 on a silver vinyl pressing. According to the noted information provided to the media, approximately 750 copies worldwide will be available. Pre-orders for the limited edition vinyl are open.
More information on Accept’s upcoming re-scheduled live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: