German Metal Queen, Doro, released her new 2 Blu-ray/3 DVD+CD package celebrating her impressive 30-year career of performing live. Entitled Strong and Proud – 30 Years of Rock and Metal, the set was released through Nuclear Blast and captures the excitement of the 3 anniversary shows she performed during her extensive 2013/2014 world tour. The tour kicked off at Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal festival, in front of 85 000 people followed by 2 sold out shows in Dusseldorf, Germany, her hometown.
The release features an impressive list of “Who’s Who” in heavy metal as many guests came to play with Doro and share in the celebration. Some of the notable guests include Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE), Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Joakim Brodén (SABATON) and Udo Dirkschneider as well as many more.
Strong and Proud features 38 Doro songs spanning her entire career, including classics from her Warlock days as well as cover versions of songs from Iron Maiden and Accept. Included in the release is a 2 hour documentary, Behind the Curtain: Inside the Heart of Doro giving Doro‘s fans a look behind the scenes of the anniversary tour. Says Doro about the release, “We spent endless hours, days and nights working on the DVD because we wanted to present a real highlight for all rock and metal fans for the 30th anniversary. We took care of every detail. It began already with the bombastic stage in Wacken, we worked one year on its design. In Dusseldorf, we even celebrated two nights in a row. One “Classic Night” with a 40-piece orchestra and one “balls to the wall” rock show on the second night.”
See Doro live at the following dates,
09/27/2016 Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
09/28/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
09/30/2016 Palace Theatre – Stafford Springs, CT
10/01/2016 Fish Head Cantina – Helethorpe, MD
10/02/2016 Rock Carnival Festival – Lakewood, NJ