ACCEPT were surely the biggest international surprise of the last 24 months in the hard rock and metal business. After a lengthy absence, the band returned to the heavy metal oligarchy with the stellar and highly acclaimed Blood of the Nations album, a collection of new ACCEPT classics that has gripped the media, concert promoters and fans all over the world by their proverbial balls. Blood of the Nations charted worldwide, including peaking at #4 in Germany and #11 in Europe. ACCEPT received press coverage from most international mass media outlets like CNN, BBC and of course all major metal publications. Blood of the Nations won many awards as it was ranked “Album of the Year” more than 50 times, making it the most successful recording by the band in its already celebrated history. ACCEPT also spent the last 2 years touring worldwide, appearing on stages in front of a million metal fans around the globe with more than 180 heart stopping shows in Europe, the US, Central & South America and Asia. ACCEPT are now ready to announce their return to the stage, starting in Paris in April 2012. Fans can look forward to more of the elaborate, commanding and polished live excitement – no pain, no gain, no mercy... that is ACCEPT’s motto! As always, the battles will be won on stage with ACCEPT’s ultimate live performances and a sweaty, enthused audience by their side. They take no prisoners! The confirmed tour dates for April 2012, presented by Rock Hard, iMusic1, Blast, Piranha, Musix & Noizeletter: 06.04.2012 (F) Paris, Bataclan 07.04.2012 (BE) Mons PPM Fest 08.04.2012 (NL) tbc, Festival 10.04.2012 (GER) Kempten, Big Box 11.04.2012 (GER) Stuttgart, Filharmonie 13.04.2012 (GER) Straubing, Messehalle 14.04.2012 (GER) Geiselwind, Event Center 15.04.2012 (CH) Pratteln, Z7 17.04.2012 (GER) Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle 18.04.2012 (GER) Hamburg, Große Freiheit 19.04.2012 (GER) Berlin, Huxleys 21.04.2012 (CZ)Zlin, Euronics 22.04.2012 (PL) Warschau, Stodola