Wolf Hoffmann thinks Accept do not need to play ‘Balls To The Wall’ as have enough classic material
Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was recently interviewed by long-time Sleaze Roxx contributor Ruben Mosqueda for KNAC.
In terms of whether Accept could play a concert without playing the song “Balls To The Wall”, Hoffmann opined: “That’s an interesting question. I think we could! We have enough classic material and material since Mark joined the band that we could. We could definitely do it in Europe, I would say that we could do that in America too. That’s interesting, I never thought of that.”
Mosqueda pointed out to Hoffmann that since Accept reformed with singer Mark Tornillo, he had seen Accept the two times that they performed in Portland, Oregon, USA. The first time was in Peter’s Room which was a small space downstairs at The Roseland Theater. It was jam packed. When Accept came back during the Stalingrad Tour, they co-headlined with Kreator upstairs in the big room at The Roseland. It wasn’t well attended, which was disappointing and Accept have not been back since. Mosqueda opined that the American market is hard to crack and asked Hoffmann for his take on it.
Hoffmann replied: “[long pause] I remember those shows, we were excited to play Portland and were booked to play the smaller club, then when we came back with Kreator and were booked to play the larger room we were excited. There were nights on that tour where we filled the room and other times where we’d have what you saw in Portland. It was disheartening. America is like you said a hard market to crack and it makes it virtually impossible for bands to tour here. You can’t make any money and record sales? Well, you know that’s died down too. Accept does great business in Europe, we’re playing major festivals and we headline our own shows to large audiences, so we concentrate on the European market. We’re scheduled to start a short run in America in a couple of days and we have no expectations of making money. We’re doing this for the fans that have supported us in the United States.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Wolf Hoffmann at KNAC.
Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall” video:
Accept’s official music video for ‘Balls To The Wall’. Click to listen to Accept on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AcceptSpotify?IQid=AcceptBTTW As featured on Balls To The Wall.