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Nov 28, 2015 D-Leipzig - Brann Winterfest (Haus Auensee)
January 23rd, 2015
Nov23, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER - Shows in Norway, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel and Czech Republic confirmed
Feb 18, 2016 N-Drammen – Union Scene
Mar 10, 2016 PL-Warsaw – Progresja
Mar 16, 2016 TR-Istanbul – Garajistanbul
Mar 17, 2016 BG-Sofia – Music Jam Club
Mar 18, 2016 GR-Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theatre
Mar 19, 2016 GR-Athens - Gagarin 205
Mar 29, 2016 H-Budapest - Barba Negra
Apr 09, 2016 I-Brescia - tba
May 07, 2016 IL-Tel Aviv – Theatron
Jun 05, 2016 CZ-Plzen - Amfi Lochotin
Nov22, 2015Brann Winterfest - venue change!!!
The venue for the "Brann Winterfest" next weekend has been changed to "Haus Auensee" in Leipzig.

Statement of the local promoter:

"Dear Metalheads, Dear Friends, Shortly before Brann Winterfest kicks off, we’re forced to announce a change of location once again. We don’t wish to make many words about the differences we’ve had with the landlords of the original location (Messehalle Eins, New Fairgrounds Leipzig). For you, the following is of importance:

The Brann Winterfest will be held at the prestigious concert hall HAUS AUENSEE. The address is:

Gustav-Esche-Straße 4, 04159 Leipzig

The new location can easily be reached via public transport (tram lines 10 and 11 directed to Wahren are going directly from Leipzig Central; the bus route Nr. 80 includes the stop “Auensee” directly in front of the concert hall). Further information will follow in a separate post as well as in the description of the location in the actual Event-Post; for now, here’s how to get there in detail (german only): There’s parking spaces for guests who will be arriving by car.
Nov19, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER dates for Germany and Switzerland confirmed!!!
Mar 11, 2016 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
Mar 12, 2016 D-Markneukirchen - Music Hall
Mar 13, 2016 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
Mar 22, 2016 D-Köln - Essigfabrik
Mar 23, 2016 D-Bochum - Zeche
Mar 31, 2016 D-München - Backstage
Apr 01, 2016 D-Burglengenfeld - VAZ
Apr 02, 2016 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
Apr 03, 2016 CH-Pratteln - Z7
Apr 21, 2016 D-Hamburg - Markthalle
Apr 23, 2016 D-Geiselwind - Music Hall
Apr 24, 2016 D-Berlin - Postbahnhof
Nov11, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER - another show in Germany confirmed!!!
Aug 26, 2016 D-Wörrstadt (b. Mainz) - NOAF Festival
Nov10, 2015ANVIL as special guest for DIRKSCHNEIDER!!!
Udo Dirkschneider is very proud to confirm Canada's iconic metalband ANVIL to join the DIRKSCHNEIDER European Tour in spring 2016! ANVIL will be the special guest on the tour and perform many old hits but also new songs out of their new album "Anvil is Anvil" which will be released February 2016 via SPV. Dirkschneider performs on this very special tour exclusively Accept songs and this for the very last time in his career. The first show is already sold out after two weeks presale (CZ-Ostrava).
Nov04, 2015One more DIRKSCHNEIDER show in Finland confirmed
Mar 01, 2016 FIN-Helsinki - Tavastia
Nov01, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER tour in Japan confirmed!!!
Udo is so proud to come back to Japan and perform for all his japanese fans. Don't miss these very special shows:

May 11, 2016 J-Osaka - Umeda Club Quattro
May 12, 2016 J-Nagoya - Bottom Line
May 13, 2016 J-Tokyo - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball
Oct31, 2015More DIRKSCHNEIDER dates for Spain confirmed!!!
Apr 05, 2016 E-Madrid - La Riviera
Apr 06, 2016 E-Pamplona - Sala Totem
Apr 07, 2016 E-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2

During next week we will announce a lot more shows of the DIRKSCHNEIDER Tour 2016, be prepared...
Oct29, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER shows for Finland confirmed!!!
Mar 04, 2016 FIN-Jyväskylä - Lutakko
Mar 05, 2016 FIN-Vaasa - Rantasipi (hotel package available)
Oct28, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER is confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting 2016!!!
DIRKSCHNEIDER is confirmed for next year's "Graspop Metal Meeting" in Dessel (Belgium).
Oct28, 2015First DIRKSCHNEIDER show in Germany confirmed!!!
DIRKSCHNEIDER will play at the "Baltic Open Air" (August 26th / 27th) in Schleswig (Germany).
Oct20, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER is confirmed for "Leyendas del Rock" 2016 in Villena (Spain)
Oct16, 2015Udo Dirkschneider becomes a movie star!!!
Check out the first trailer of a russian blockbuster movie with Udo Dirkschneider in his first supporting role.

Oct15, 2015support PETA
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Sep19, 201520 % discount in our web-shop!!!
Check our web-shop ( and get 20% discount on all items (except CDs & DVDs).
Sep16, 2015Venue change on October 28th in Russia!!!
The new venue for the show on October 28th:

RUS-Essentuki - KZ Shalyapina
Sep13, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER show for Denmark confirmed!!!

Feb 24, 2016 DK-Aarhus - Train
Sep11, 2015Heftige Hotelverwüstung
Sep04, 2015South America dates confirmed
The following dates for South America are confirmed now:

Nov 13, 2015 BR-Sorocaba - Pirilampus
Nov 14, 2015 BR-Limeira - Bar da Montanha
Nov 15, 2015 BR-São Paulo - Via Marquês
Nov 21, 2015 RCH-Santiago - Kmasu Premiere
Nov 22, 2015 BOL-La Paz - Discoteca Boliviana
Aug25, 2015DIRKSCHNEIDER tourdates for Norway are confirmed!!!

Feb 19, 2016 N-Stavanger - Folken
Feb 20, 2016 N-Haugesund - Byscenen
Feb 21, 2016 N-Bergen - Rick's
Aug15, 2015"Navy Metal Night" entered the Swiss DVD charts on position no. 1!!!
Aug14, 2015U.D.O. dates for Ukraine are confirmed!!!
Oct 30, 2015 UA-Odessa - Filarmonia
Nov 01, 2015 UA-Dnepropetrovsk - DK Shinnik
Nov 02, 2015 UA-Kharkov - KKZU
Nov 03, 2015 UA-Kiev - Atlas
Aug12, 2015U.D.O. dates for Russia are confirmed!!!
Oct 18, 2015 RUS-Vladivostok - Fresco Hall
Oct 19, 2015 RUS-Khabarovsk - Velicano
Oct 21, 2015 RUS-Yaroslavl - Gorka
Oct 22, 2015 RUS-Krasnodar - Arena
Oct 24, 2015 RUS-Moscow - Glav Club
Oct 25, 2015 RUS-St. Petersburg - Club Zal
Oct 27, 2015 RUS-Vladikavkaz - GGAU
Oct 28, 2015 RUS-Nalchik - DK Profsoyuzov
Today, I would like to officially announce that I will not be taking part in Udo's upcoming "Dirkschneider" tour in 2016, wherein he will perform his Accept era songs one final time.

I am still thrilled to be a member of U.D.O. and am looking forward to playing all remaining shows with them until the end of this year. I will continue with U.D.O. in 2017 when the current lineup reforms to take the world by storm once again. Until then, look for some exciting new tour dates soon at my website, along with ongoing news about all my current and former projects.

I'd like to thank Udo and the band once again for an excellent first festival season together and wish them a heartfelt congratulations on this exciting new project!
Aug11, 2015Ticket links for the DIRKSCHNEIDER shows in Sweden

Tickets Sundsvall:

Tickets Malmö:

Tickets Gothenburg:

Tickets Stockholm:
Aug09, 2015"Navy Metal Night" is No. 2 in the Finnish DVD charts!!!
"Navy Metal Night" entered the Finnish DVD charts on position no. 2. A big thank you to our finnish fans !!!!

Aug07, 2015The first DIRKSCHNEIDER tourdates for the "Back To The Roots Tour 2016" are confirmed now

Feb 25, 2016 S-Malmö - KB
Feb 26, 2016 S-Gothenburg - Trädgårn
Feb 27, 2016 S-Sundsvall - Folkets Hus
Feb 28, 2016 S-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben

Mar 25, 2016 CZ-Ostrava - Garage
Mar 26, 2016 CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
Mar 27, 2016 CZ-Prague - Meet Factory
Aug07, 2015"Navy Metal Night" is no. 1 in the Swedish DVD charts!!!
We are happy to announce that "Navy Metal Night" entered the Swedish DVD charts on position no. 1 !!!!

Here is the link to the final part of the documentary at "ZDF Drehscheibe":
Here is the link to the fourth part of the documentary at "ZDF Drehscheibe":
Here is the link to the third part of the documentary at "ZDF Drehscheibe":
Aug04, 2015"DIRKSCHNEIDER" logo revealed
After announcing his „good bye Accept tour“ for 2016 during the Wacken press conference held last week Udo Dirkschneider reveals the new logo for this very special tour.

The tour is called „BACK TO THE ROOTS TOUR 2016“

First tourdates to be announced soon!
Aug04, 2015"ZDF Drehscheibe" documentary - part two online
Here is the link to the second part of the documentary at "ZDF Drehscheibe" (the documentary starts at 25:08):
Aug03, 2015Check out "Independence Day", another awesome live clip from the DVD+2CD (or Bluray+2CD) "Navy Metal Night"!
Aug03, 2015"ZDF Drehscheibe" documentary - part one online
Here is the link to the first part of the documentary at "ZDF Drehscheibe":
Aug01, 2015Farewell To Accept: Metal Icon, Udo Dirkschneider is planning a special tour in which he will perform Accept songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good.
Wacken – At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news on all those in attendance: the 62 year old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song library. On a special tour beginning in 2016, he will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good. It will be a night of epic proportions.

During this Accept farewell tour, he will only showcase songs from the Udo era of the band. The German rock staple will close a huge chapter of music history forever. In the early 80´s, the Solingen-raised singer skyrocketed to worldwide acclaim with the band Accept and with his unmistakeable voice he had several hits such as Balls To The Wall and Princess of the Dawn. Now he has announced that he will perform these much loved hits on this special tour one more time before he removes them from the set list forever.

„I still love singing these songs live,“ Dirkschneider says. „The songs still are an important part of my catalog and still suit my voice very well. But at some point in your life, it´s just time to close the chapter. There has been so much talk and speculation about Accept, so I just want to give my last definitive musical statement about it and give my fans a chance to see me perform a complete concert of these songs one last time on stage.“

After this tour, Udo will only play songs from his extensive library of U.D.O. material. After being kicked out of Accept in the late 80´s, he garnered many classic hits with his new band in a long and successful career, such as Animal House, Timebomb, and Man and Machine. „There is enough high quality material to fill a two hour set with no problem,“ says Dirkschneider. „U.D.O. has been the band where I belong for 18 years and I want to pay tribute to them from now on.“

The musician will NOT perform this farewell tour under the name U.D.O. but simply as Dirkschneider.
Jul31, 2015"Navy Metal Night" is out now!!
Today is the release date of "Navy Metal Night" on Blu-ray + 2CD, DVD + 2CD or red vinyl. Go and get your copy!!!

Jul26, 2015German tv station "ZDF" accompanies the Wacken appearance!
The "ZDF" team around editor Martin Schiffler accompanies the band during their rehearsals with the concert band of the German armed forces, at the show in Wacken and even private on Ibiza. You can see the five episode documentary on the German tv station "ZDF" from August 3rd until August 7th from 12:10 until 13:00 (German time) during the program "Drehscheibe" or in the internet on right after the tv broadcast.
Jun25, 2015Rehearsals with the "Musikkorps Bundeswehr"
The band wishes to thank our new friends from the "Musikkorps Bundeswehr" for two excellent days of rehearsals and for their wonderful hospitality during our stay on their base. The orchestra sounds fantastic and we can't wait to play with them again next month at Wacken Open Air!

Jun19, 2015Check out "Animal House" from the forthcoming live album "Navy Metal Night"
The new DVD/2CD "Navy Metal Night" will be out on July 31st. If you pre order the audio part on Itunes, you'll get "Animal House" (live) as an instant grat track right away:

Jun18, 2015Throwback Thursday
Here's a mini "fly on the wall" documentary covering our 2010 Russian Tour. We always had a fantastic time in Russia and can´t wait to come back and rock our Russian fans again soon.

Jun11, 2015"Navy Metal Night" - Tracklisting

Blu-ray / DVD:
01 Das Boot
02 Future Land
03 Independence Day
04 Animal Instinct
05 The Hall Of The Mountain King
06 Heart Of Gold
07 Man And Machine
08 Dancing With an Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
09 Faceless World
10 Ride
11 Days Of Hope And Glory
12 Cut Me Out
13 Trainride in Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
14 Stillness Of Time
15 King Of Mean
16 Book Of Faith
17 Animal House

CD 1:
01 Intro (Das Boot)
02 Das Boot
03 Future Land
04 Independence Day
05 Animal Instinct
06 The Hall Of The Mountain King
07 Heart Of Gold
08 Man And Machine
09 Dancing With An Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
10 Faceless World

CD 2:
11 Ride
12 Days Of Hope And Glory
13 Cut Me Out
14 Trainride In Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
15 Stillness Of Time
16 King Of Mean
17 Book Of Faith
18 Animal House
May23, 2015Check out our web-shop!!!
The web-shop is updated with the newest merchandise from the "Decadent Tour". We reduced also the prices for older merchandise articles.

Don't miss the chance to order your own piece of U.D.O. at

The first 100 orders will get a surprise!!!
May22, 2015U.D.O. will release their new LIVE DVD „Navy Metal Night“ on July 31st!
It will be available as DVD+2CD, Bluray+2CD and Gatefold 2Vinyl. Stay tuned for more info!

Apr28, 2015Information for the show in Vilnius!!!
SISTER SIN and GARAGEDAYS are sadly not able to be a part of the show in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Apr25, 2015Urgent news for the show in Trondheim!!!
Some urgent news for the show in Trondheim/Norway on Saturday, 2nd of May. Due to a long travel the next day with a ferry to catch, we will have an early show.

This is the final schedule:

19:00 doors open
19:45 - 20:15 GARAGEDAYS on stage
20:30 - 22:30 U.D.O. on stage

Don't be late. More info can be found on
Apr03, 2015U.D.O. @ De Kreun in Kortrijk (Belgium) - photo by

Mar19, 2015This is how it started with Sven as a drummer
Ibiza 1996 - In Fitty's garage

Feb27, 2015U.D.O. is very proud to present our new tour keyboarder Harrison Young
The band is currently rehearsing for the tour. Harrison already became fix part of the U.D.O. family and everybody is highly motivated to kick ass on tour. This is the best U.D.O. ever with a great NEW setlist!!!!

Harrison Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer from just outside of New York City, currently living in the Netherlands. In addition to touring and recording with his own two bands, Earth Minor and The Harrison Young Quartet, he has also appeared on numerous albums including Metal Queen Doro Pesch’s latest release, “Raise Your Fist” and NYC Hip Hop Legend Talib Kweli’s album Gutter Rainbows, for which Harrison provided the iconic piano riff on the #1 iTunes single, ‘Cold Rain.’

For the past several years, Harrison has been touring the world with Doro as her keyboardist, appearing at festivals like Wacken, Graspop, and Sweden Rock, in addition to countless headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Moscow. In 2013, he sang the official anthem of the inaugural Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro in front of hundreds of thousands of people at Hamburg Germany’s 824th Harbor Celebration.

He also recently released a new album with his long time rock band, Earth Minor entitled 'Across The Atlantic In Record Time,’ which is now available worldwide at his website,

Harrison is thrilled to join the U.D.O. team as of this upcoming European tour and looks forward to rocking with you in your city.
Feb26, 2015U.D.O. on the Faroe Islands!!!
U.D.O. will play the first time ever on the Faroe Islands on June 27th in Tórshavn at "Voxbotn 2015".
Feb10, 2015Show on Ibiza confirmed
U.D.O. will play an open-air show on Ibizia at the "Castillo de Dalt Vila" on April 14th. This concert is a part of the "Full Metal Cruise II".
Feb06, 2015New drummer announced: It’s Udo’s son Sven Dirkschneider!
It’s a real sensation: After the split of former U.D.O. Drummer Francesco Jovino and numerous auditions with possible new band members, the decision has been made – the new drummer and band member of U.D.O. will be Sven Dirkschneider! „His drumming has simply convinced us most“, the band says. „His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O. We also know that Sven fits perfectly into the band family. He has been working as a drum tec for us for more than four years and we know from several world tours that everyone likes him and gets along with him perfectly.“ Sven Dirkschneider is 21 years old and is now the youngest member of U.D.O. From the beginning Sven was in touch with his father ´s job and ran around backstage at his shows. His father ´s world, consisting of tour busses, lots of event techniques and travelling has been normal to him since he can think. And he felt at a very early stage that this could be his world as well. After his high school diploma he started studying media design and event techniques. Now Sven is a permanent member of U.D.O.. His debut show for U.D.O. will be on March 6th in Wuerzburg/Germany. „It is a very special feeling to be a part of my father’s band“, he says. „I somehow have always been around with the band since I can remember. But I have never dreamed of being a real band member one day.“
Feb04, 2015"Decadent Tour" - One new show added and 2 shows changed the date
New show in the Netherlands:
Mar 16, 2015 NL-Zoetermeer - Borderij

The shows in Valencia and Barcelona changed the dates:
Apr 12, 2015 E-Valencia - Sala Rock City
Apr 16, 2015 E-Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Feb03, 2015Show in Lithuania confirmed
We have added the following show to the tour schedule:

May 05, 2015 LT-Vilnius - Forum Palace
Feb02, 2015Highest chart entry in Germany ever!!!
The new album “Decadent” enters the german album charts at #16! That's a huge success and the highest chart entry in Germany for U.D.O. ever.
Jan26, 2015Updated dates for Finland!!!
We have added one more show in Finland and updated the schedule for Finland as well:

May 07, 2015 FIN-Vaasa - Leipätehdas
May 08, 2015 FIN-Jyväskylä - Lutakko
May 09, 2015 FIN-Lahti - Finlandia klubi
May 10, 2015 FIN-Helsinki - Nosturi
Jan23, 2015"Decadent" is out now!!!
The new album "Decadent" is finally out in Europe. Our fans in the US have to wait a few more days until February 3rd.

But you should checkout our website a little bit closer. We have there the following 3 songs from the new album in the audio player at the bottom of the website:


You will also find the lyrics from the new album "Decadent" here.
Jan21, 2015Check out "Pain" from the forthcoming album "Decadent"
Only two days till the new U.D.O. album „Decadent“ will be out in Europe - until then we got the new song “Pain” for you to enjoy:

You can order the “Decadent” album, vinyl or fanbox here:
Jan14, 2015Two more shows were added to the "Decadent Tour"
The following shows were added to the tour schedule:

Mar 08, 2015 SK-Bratislava - MMC
Mar 24, 2015 H-Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club