Wolf Hoffmann not a huge fan of “all these anniversary things” because reeks a little bit of desperation

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Wolf Hoffmann not a huge fan of “all these anniversary things” because reeks a little bit of desperation

Accept founder and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon for Canada’s The Metal Voice. Accept are about to embark on their first comprehensive North American tour in a decade starting on September 29, 2022.

In terms of Accept‘s upcoming North American tour, Hoffmann indicated: “I’m currently in Europe as we have we all have been here for the whole summer because it’s summer festival season here and we played more shows than I can remember ever playing. I mean we usually do festivals¬† for a few weeks here and there but it’s been almost three months for us now because I think there was all this pent up demand because of the pandemic. So this summer has been busier than ever it’s been awesome. So now we’re getting ready to do this U.S. tour which is coming up soon. It’s actually the first full-blown U.S tour for Accept in a decade, it’s time I don’t know.”

With respect to whether Accept would tour performing one of their classic albums from start to finish, Hoffmann replied:¬†“I’m not a huge fan of all these anniversary things because it always reeks a little bit of desperation, like I don’t have a new album we’ve got nothing else to say, so we celebrate something that happened 40 years ago. Maybe if we’ve come to the point where we don’t have a current album and it happens to be anniversary? I don’t want to really get caught up in that too much and as far as like playing an album in the entirety we’ve done that once or twice but an album is an album and it has a certain running order and the show has a different running order to me and it’s not necessarily the best live show. But it doesn’t say we don’t want to do it, actually we committed to do to that in Japan but that show never happened. We were supposed to play the entirety of ‘Metal Heart‘ and ‘Balls To the Wall‘ in two different shows in Japan as a special thing. We rehearsed for it but then pandemic uh put a stop to it it never happened.”

You can read other excerpts from the interview with Wolf Hoffmann at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below: