DIRKSCHNEIDER rolled into Toronto’s Mod Club on January 10, 2017, with the Farewell To Accept tour. And delivered heaping amounts of loud and wonderful heavy metal. And then they delivered some more and then EVEN MORE! Armed with his trusty camera, Decibel Geek‘s Brian Ronald was on hand for these captures of all the action on stage. So, enjoy the photos and be sure to catch this show as it rolls through your town.
Udo Dirkschneider was the original powerhouse vocalist for the German band Accept, he departed to form U.D.O. and has been belting out metal for over four decades now. His instantly recognizable signature vocal style and ear piercing metal screams helped define Accept and their catalog is littered with heavy metal classics.
Sometime back in 2016, prompted by the demand of his fan base, Udo decided the time was right to dust off the Accept catalog and perform these beloved songs live one more time. He was interviewed and stated the tour would most likely be a short European run. To differentiate between this and the U.D.O. band, he called the tour Farewell to Accept–Back To The Roots and called the project Dirkschneider. Well, the short European run began December 5th, 2016 and was soon extended to include Japan, the US, and Canada.