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  10th May 2010


joe bonamassa

Accept are going to hit the stage together with AC/DC at their show in Hannover on 25 May.

Metal icons Accept, who had big hits in the 80s with songs such as 'Balls To The Wall' and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen and AC/DC, are back in business.

In September 2010, the band will release their first studio album in almost 15 years.

The album titled 'Blood Of The Nations', which will be released through the metal record label Nuclear Blast, is undeniably the CD highlight of 2010.

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8th May marks the start of Accept's exclusive Warm Up Tour. This will include shows in USA and Europe.

Their premiere at the Gramercy Theatre in New York is already sold out. Further cities include Moscow, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Gelsenkirchen, Paris, London, Uden, Madrid and Bilbao.

For the European leg of the tour, Accept have just now announced a big highlight:

On 25th May, Accept will be the official support act of rock legends AC/DC.

The show will take place at the Messe Halle in Hannover. Nearly 70,000 fans are expected to join this fantastic event.

Other dates of the Warm Up Tour:

May 8th - Gramercy Theatre, New York City
May 11th - Forum Palace - Vilnius, Lithuania
May 14th - B1 Maximum, Moscow, Russia
May 15th - Lensoveta Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russlia
May 18th - Virgin Oil. Co. - Helsinki, Finland
May 20th - Debaser Slussen - Stockholm, Sweden
May 22nd - Rock Hard Festival (co-headlining), Gelsenkirchen, Germany
May 23rd - De Pu, Uden, Netherlands
May 24th - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
May 25 th - Messegelände, Hannover, Germany (support of AC/DC)
May 26th - Islington O2 Academy, London, UK
May 28th - Sala Heiniken, Madrid, Spain
May 30th - Rockstar Live Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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