Like hardly any other, his name stands for internationally successful German Metal music. His voice is the soul of timeless hits like "Metal Heart", "Princess of the Dawn" and "Balls to the Wall". And since 2018 – as part of a successful world tour – his mountain of rock hits is even more dazzling than ever before! Icon Udo Dirkschneider has once again given his ultimate and written another success story: Due to the huge international response – far more than two-thirds of all DIRKSCHNEIDER shows were completely sold out – the tour ran for nearly two years in the end.
The calls for more have not faded.
This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the legendary "Metal Heart" album. It is a paragon work par excellence that will forever be regarded as the flagship of Udo Dirkschneider's powerful voice. This is surely more than reason enough to celebrate the album anniversary this summer with a number of exclusive "Metal Heart 35th Anniversary Shows" – that will include a Best of Accept program – at Europe's most important festivals. The celebration will then carry on as part of a tour with Dirkschneider as a Special Guest of Helloween. These two metal bands will play more than 20 shows together all over Europe in Autumn 2020, bringing two chapters of the most successful German Metal history to one stage.
"It is a great honour to share the stage with our friends from Helloween," says Udo Dirkschneider. "We are preparing a mega set with all the Accept classics that will fully satisfy our fans."
His passion for singing these songs on a stage remains unbroken:
"I still have a lot of fun singing the songs live," the Icon said. "They are part of my biography and ultimately, also my voice. The fact that they are now revived within me was by no means planned, but life sometimes plays its own dynamics – and I am glad that it is happening."