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Aug 18, 2017 S-Falun - Sabaton Open Air
LIVE - Back To The Roots - ACCEPTED!
August 4th, 2017

Aug17, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER returns to Spain in October!
Oct 18, 2017 E-Madrid - La Riviera
Oct 19, 2017 E-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
Oct 20, 2017 E-Murcia - Gamma
Oct 23, 2017 E-Bilbao - Santana 27
Aug16, 2017More DIRKSCHNEIDER shows in Russia confirmed
Oct 10, 2017 RUS-Barnaul - DK Sibenergomash
Oct 11, 2017 RUS-Novosirbisk - Otdych
Oct 13, 2017 RUS-Khabarovsk - MuzTeatr
Oct 15, 2017 RUS-Vladivostok - Fresco Hall
As the final curtain DIRKSCHNEIDER will play 2 big German festivals in summer 2018. The biggest metal festival in the world - Wacken Open Air and another festival which we will announce as soon as possible.

On these two festivals we promise you a show which you've never seen before from DIRKSCHNEIDER!

Aug04, 2017"Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!" is out now!!!
The new DIRKSCHNEIDER live album is finally in the stores (release date in the US on August 18th). You can get it as Blu Ray/2-CD Digipak, DVD/2-CD Digipak and on vinyl.

Get your copy here:

Jul29, 2017More DIRKSCHNEIDER shows confirmed!!!
Four more shows were added to the "Back To The Roots Part II" tour:

Oct 08, 2017 RUS-Nizhny Novgorod - Milo Concert Hall
Dec 13, 2017 F-Paris - La Machine
Dec 16, 2017 D-Kaufbeuren - All-Kart Halle
Dec 21, 2017 D-München - Backstage Werk
Check out "Restless And Wild" from our upcoming DVD/2CD "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!", out on August 4th (EU) / August 18th (USA).

Pre-order your copy now:

Jul18, 2017Udo's guest appearance on LAZY BONEZ's "First To Go"
Check out Udo's guest appearance on the song "First To Go (Pecu Cinnari in memoriam)" by LAZY BONEZ feat. Marco Hietala of NIGHTWISH!

Jul07, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER is knocking at your door !!!
Only four more weeks to wait until you can enjoy "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!" (release date: August 4th) in your living room.

Check out the little appetizer and pre-order your copy here:

Jul03, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER will return to Sweden in November!
Nov 17, 2017 S-Ronneby - Klubb Ron
Nov 18, 2017 S-Gävle - Gasklockorna
Nov 19, 2017 S-Stockholm - Fryshuset
Nov 21, 2017 S-Eskilstuna - Lokomotivet
Nov 22, 2017 S-Gothenborg – Trädgårn
Jul02, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER returns to Finland!
Nov 11, 2017 FIN-Malax - Aminne Folkpark
Nov 12, 2017 FIN-Helsinki - The Circus
Nov 13, 2017 FIN-Tampere - Pakkahuone
Nov 15, 2017 FIN-Turku - Gong
Jun23, 2017First video from "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!"
DiRKSCHNEIDER presents the first live video from their upcoming DVD "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!" (out on August 4th): "Living For Tonite", recorded in Brno, Czech Republic in December 2016.

Watch Udo and his band performing their asses off, bringing back the 80s vibe and good memories of Udo's time with ACCEPT!

Pre-order the DVD, Blue Ray or vinyl here:

Jun13, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER: Announce new live DVD!
In addition to their still ongoing successful "Back To The Roots" Tour, DIRKSCHNEIDER will release "LIVE – Back To The Roots - Accepted!" on August 4th (EU)/August 18th (USA) as DVD/2CD, BluRay/2CD and Gtf. Triple Vinyl in two different colors. After putting out the live double CD last year, fans were asking for a visual output, so finally, in December 2016, the show in Brno (Czech Republic) was recorded for that purpose. Besides many classics from Udo Dirkscheider's Accept era, there's a cover version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as bonus track on the CD and Vinyl.

Pre order here:

From October 2017 on, DIRKSCHNEIDER will tour with an almost completely NEW setlist. Of course, it will still contain only ACCEPT hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours.

Jun08, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER is proud to return to the USA and Canada in 2018
Feb 23, 2018 USA-New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Feb 24, 2018 USA-Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Feb 25, 2018 CDN-Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus
Feb 27, 2018 CDN-Quebec City, QUE - Le Cercle
Feb 28, 2018 CDN-Toronto, ONT - MOD Club
Mar 02, 2018 USA-Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Mar 03, 2018 USA-Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Mar 04, 2018 USA-Pitt, PA - Rex Theater
Mar 06, 2018 USA-Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Mar 07, 2018 USA-Joliet, Il - The Forge
Mar 09, 2018 USA-Racine, WI - Rt 20
Mar 10, 2018 USA-Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar
Mar 11, 2018 USA-LaCrosse, WI - Cavalier Theater
Mar 12, 2018 USA-Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
Mar 13, 2018 USA-Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Mar 15, 2018 CDN-Calgary, AB - Marquee
Mar 16, 2018 CDN-Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Mar 18, 2018 CDN-Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Mar 19, 2018 USA-Seattle. WA - El Corazon
Mar 21, 2018 USA-San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Mar 22, 2018 USA-West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
Mar 23, 2018 USA-San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
Mar 24, 2018 USA-Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Mar 26, 2018 USA-Dallas, TX - Trees
Mar 27, 2018 USA-San Antonio, TX - Vibes Event Center Showroom
Mar 28, 2018 USA-Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar 30, 2018 USA-Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks
Mar 31, 2018 USA-West Palm Beach, FL - Kelsey Theater
Apr 01, 2018 USA-Tampa, FL - Orpheum
Apr 02, 2018 USA-Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
Apr 03, 2018 USA-Louisville, KY - Trixie's Entertainment
Apr 05, 2018 USA-Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Apr 06, 2018 USA-Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
Apr 07, 2018 USA-Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr 08, 2018 USA-Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

Presale started already! See you on tour!!!!
May21, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER confirmed for Posada Rock Fest in Romania

May19, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER - US merchandise webshop
To our fans in the U.S. and Canada. Check out our American merch shop and get your t-shirts or hoodies now!
Apr25, 2017Finally, the "I'm living for tonight" ZIP hoddie is back in stock in our web-shop!!!

Apr16, 2017"Military Metal Night" Benefit Gala in 2018 in Elspe!
The Bundeswehr Concert Band from Siegburg and the heavy metal band U.D.O. will perform together for a good cause at the Naturbühne open-air stage in Elspe! This unique music spectacle, an exceptional kind of crossover, will be presented by Elspe-Festival and the St. Elisabeth Hospice in Lennestadt.

Top Act from Wacken

In 2015, it was one of the top acts at the largest heavy metal festival in the world, in Wacken. The 70 or so musicians rocked themselves into the hearts of the 75,000 inveterate heavy metal fans who had never witnessed such a symphonic metal rock show before.

In an impressive performance, Udo Dirkschneider, the heavy metal band’s frontman, and Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Scheibling, the conductor of the Bundeswehr band, took the audience on a journey through U.D.O.’s heavy metal hits, which were performed not only with a metal sound, but also spectacularly and resoundingly with the backing of a large orchestra and choir.

New, Bigger Show in Elspe!

In 2018, this highlight will be staged at the Naturbühne open-air stage in Elspe. The Wacken programme will be extended to include additional compositions of the Bundeswehr Concert Band. The audience will be presented a unique two-and-a-half-hour show featuring heavy metal hits and spectacular, symphonic brass music.

Military Concerts are Regular Events in the Culture Calendar

The region has a long tradition of staging benefit concerts at which Bundeswehr bands play. Military musicians from all over Europe have played at numerous large concerts here. The last time the Bundeswehr Concert Band itself performed here was at “The Power of Military Music” benefit gala in November 2016. That event alone raised 19,000 € for people in need.

Martin Schäfer, the manager of the St. Elisabeth Hospice, was immediately thrilled by the idea of the Bundeswehr band being among the cast. In Jochen Bludau from Elspe-Festival, it is possible that t h e most competent partner possible has been found for the benefit gala.

Tickets on Sale Now

About 4,300 tickets (for seats and standing areas) are available. With prices starting at € 36.90, they can be obtained at or by phoning +49 (0)2721 / 94 44 0.

Apr13, 20174 DIRKSCHNEIDER shows in Czech Republic confirmed
Nov 02, 2017 CZ-Ostrava - Garage
Nov 03, 2017 CZ-Zlin - MOR Cafe
Nov 04, 2017 CZ-Plzen - KD Serikovka
Dec 01, 2017 CZ-Prague - Meet Factory
Apr13, 20178 more DIRKSCHNEIDER shows confirmed
Oct 26, 2017 A-Wörgl - Komma
Oct 27, 2017 A-Vienna - Szene
Oct 28, 2017 SK-Bratislava - MMC
Oct 30, 2017 H-Budapest - Barba Negra
Oct 31, 2017 SK-Kosice - Colosseum
Nov 06, 2017 PL-Warsaw - Progresja
Nov 08, 2017 LV-Riga - Palladium
Nov 09, 2017 EST-Tallinn - Rockcafe
Apr12, 2017Dirkschneider Energy Drink spring offer!
Visit our shop and get the newest special offer. All energy drinks with reduced prices:

1 can 1,- €
5 cans 4,- €
10 cans 7,- €

Every order (all available items in the shop) higher than 40,- Euro gets 2 cans for free!!!!
Apr11, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER show for the Ukraine confirmed!!!
Oct 01, 2017 UA-Kharkiv - KKZU
Oct 03, 2017 UA-Dnipro - Mashinostroiteley
Oct 04, 2017 UA-Kiev - Nau
Apr07, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER will return to Norway!!!
Nov 24th, 2017 N-Trondheim - Byscenen
Nov 25th, 2017 N-Jevnaker - Glassheim
Mar31, 2017We want to introduce Bill Hudson on guitar!!!
We are very proud to announce that Mr. Bill Hudson from Brazil is the new guitarist of Dirkschneider/UDO! Bill is based in the United States, but has already been in Pulheim a few weeks ago to join the songwriting session for our next album which we will start recording soon.

Bill fits in in every way perfectly with us and builds a fantastic guitar team together with Andrey Smirnov. He is very experienced and has shared the stage with several known bands, most notably Circle II Circle, Jon Oliva's Pain and TSO for the last few years. It's not really necessary to talk about his skills, simply check it out on our next tour and you will see what we're talking about!

After Kasperi left the band we have received many suggestions and applications from great guitar players from all over the planet. At the same time, we started getting hints from different and unrelated people in the business pointing straight into the same direction, telling us to check out this Brazilian/American guy. Once in Germany he convinced everybody from the get go and it was very clear that this guy had all the requirements to become the new band member.

We are REALLY looking forward to kick ass even more so than ever before..."

Mar24, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER is confirmed for two more festival shows in Germany
Jun 04, 2017 D-Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
Jul 05, 2017 D-Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival (AFM Label Night)
Mar22, 2017Good news – DIRKSCHNEIDER is complete again!
We are very happy to announce that DIRKSCHNEIDER is a 5 piece band again! We have found a new guitar player, this time from another part of this planet…… He is an amazing musician and a great character as well. He will definately enrich the band and all the activities.

We will announce more details soon!
Mar22, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER shows for Denmark confirmed!!!
Nov 27th, 2017 DK-Aalborg - Skraaen
Nov 28th, 2017 DK-Copenhagen - Amager Bio
Nov 29th, 2017 DK-Aarhus - Voxhall
Mar17, 2017The DIRKSCHNEIDER tour continues in 2017
Dear Fans, Friends and Partners,

we want to let you know that we have decided to continue with DIRKSCHNEIDER!

Originally it was our plan to go back to touring with U.D.O. in 2017. But we have received an incredible number of emails and letters from fans begging us to continue with DIRKSCHNEIDER, and as there are still so many (Accept) songs left to be sung, we have decided to bow to your demands!

During the last tours with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the audience had a lot of fun, and we as a band also had the time of our lives on stage. In fact, a whole lot of people in countries all over the world have been knocked out by these shows. Just check out all the media (especially from the US, where we have just finished a 5 week tour) and you will read the caption „tour of the year“ multiple times……

We are thrilled by the idea of continuing and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again live on tour!

Oh, we nearly forgot to tell you about possibly the most important point of all: From Oct 2017 on, Dirkschneider will tour with an almost completely NEW setlist. Of course, it will still contain only Accept hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours.

Hardtickets for the shows are exclusively available via Metaltix!!!

Mar01, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER shows in Russia confirmed
Oct 06th, 2017 RUS-St. Petersburg - Kosmonaut
Oct 07th, 2017 RUS-Moscow - Yotaspace Club
Feb17, 2017Kasperi leaves U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER
Kasperi Heikkinen is leaving U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER for personal reason. There is no bad blood or drama in this departure! The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows on this planet. All the best Kasperi!!!!!!!!!

Kasperi's statement: I want to thank everyone, especially the fans, for these great four years I was in the band. I also wish all the best for the band with their future endeavors. From now on I will focus on my other music projects and some different outlets of creativity. You will surely hear from me again when the time is right. Stay metal and tsönk all the way!"

Thank you everybody!!!!!!

Feb03, 2017"Rev-Raptor" and "Dominator vinyl re-releases!!!
AFM Records released today "Rev-Raptor" in "clear green" and "clear neon yellow" vinyl as well as "Dominator" in "silver" and "gold" vinyl.

Jan19, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER show in Vancouver cancelled as well!!!
New day, same place, same situation... we still stuck on the closed highway. This means we are sadly forced to cancel the show in Vancouver as well. We are very sorry about that and hope we can play a show in Vancouver on another day.

Jan19, 2017Final location for the DIRKSCHNEIDER show in Las Vegas!!!
After the venue for the show in Las Vegas was changed two times we want to make sure that you end up at the right location. "Adrenaline Sports and Grill" is the venue where DIRKSCHNEIDER will perform in Las Vegas on January 24th.

The venue's address:

Tonopah Plaza
3103 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas
NV 89130

Jan19, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER confirmed for Helgeåfestivalen in Sweden

Jan18, 2017DIRKSCHNEIDER show in Seattle cancelled!!!
Sadly we have to inform you that we were forced to cancel the show in Seattle because of the very bad weather conditions. We still stuck on the closed highway on our way to Seattle.

Jan09, 2017Udo answers fan questions @ The Metal Voice