Win A Ticket For Dirkschneider @ Stage 48 On 1/5/2017

The Details: You know Udo Dirkschneider as the original voice behind the classic tunes of the mighty Accept and while he appeared on these shores back in 2013, there wasn’t a whole lot of Accept to his set list. Those shows left fans craving his pipes on the classics once more and now it seems that he will be returning to perform a 100% Accept set list. He’s stated that this will be the last time that he ever does this but who knows in Metal at the end of the day. Good ideas do not so easily go away. He’ll be joined by the band Black Dawn for this show and all of this makes me excited to let you know that thanks to the fine folks at CEG Music, some lucky PiercingMetal readers are going to get to enjoy the show for free. This contest will be our last for 2016 and for the first show of 2017 so I think that’s pretty cool.

When and Where: Thursday, January 5th at Stage 48 (650 West 48th Street). 7:00-11:30pm show

To Participate: The special nature of this show makes me ask all of you to leave me three solid things of what you like most about Udo and his time with Accept. Yeah he has a prolific solo career but this show is not about that so please limit it to Accept. These can be about shows you’ve seen or music you’ve loved and if you feel like impressing me you can even add a fourth (but no more). Make them good. I’ll be picking from the best submissions and letting them know right under their comment so stop standing with your balls to the wall and show me how restless and wild you can be creatively. Please review some guidelines below.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you can and will attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.

Restrictions: contests are open to our regional site readers AND our social networking supporters so make sure you like the Facebook Page, follow the Twitter or Instagram of the website. We also for new submissions first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. Of course, we still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering. Anonymous or Guest submissions will not be approved. This is for a single ticket only.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the venue box office and ask for the House Guest List. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue promoters and You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

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14 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Dirkschneider @ Stage 48 On 1/5/2017”

  1. Let me take you back into time
    When Metal was King of the 1980s
    & along came a band from Germany Named Accept
    With the album Restless & Wild
    I remember when the first track came on
    Fast as a shark
    & hearing Hi Di Hi Ho Hi Hum..
    & the scratching of the lp
    & Udos screaming into this pounding drums & guitars
    I played wore out that album
    Then investigating the band to find out they have been around since the 1970s
    & hearing the song Son Of a Bitch
    Became an anthem with my friends
    & along came Balls to the wall
    The MTV played song that made Udo & the band so popular in the USA
    To see him perform these songs sorry to say
    For the LAST TIME would be awesome

  2. 1. I have never had the chance to see Udo play with Accept so it will be great to see a 2 hour set of only Accept songs.

    2. I hope to hear a bunch of songs off of my favorite Accept album, “Russian Roulette” [1986], especially “Heaven is Hell” and “It’s Hard to Find a Way”. I am not even checking the setlist in advance, as I wanna keep hoping until the end that he will do those songs.

    3. Udo is not only the true voice of Accept, but he is Accept, as he came up with that band name sometimes in the late 60’s , early 70’s after changing the name of his former band, Band X.

    4. The legendary Udo Dirkschneider has one of the most recognizable heavy metal voices in history and it would be a shame to miss him live, especially given that he will turn 65 in 2017.

  3. 1. To me, Udo’s is the epitome of the perfect metal singer, and his voice represents what a metal voice should sound like. Gritty, acid, high-pitched yet melodic enough to perform songs like Winterdreams or It’s Hard to Find a Way. Not many singers can give us such a wide variety of emotions with such an unconventional voice.

    2. Udo has always been true to metal and with him, Accept always remained a heavy metal band. When others members of Accept decided to go in a different direction he stuck to his guns.

    3. Metal Heart was the first metal album I bought and, to this day, it is still my favorite. As corny as it may sound, Udo’s voice has been with me in many important moments of my life, when Accept’s songs would resonate in my mind once and again.

    4. I saw Accept in Wacken in 2005. I mainly traveled to Germany by bus from Spain in order to catch Accept live for the first time ever (I had missed them before a few times, but I have always regretted missing the during the Metal Heart tour when my parents did not allow me to go to San Sebastian to see them, I was only 15 at the time). Watching Udo singing only Accept songs again will be a logical and very emotive way for me to go full circle. That ticket will not go to waste, I can assure you of that. Thank you and Balls to the Wall!

    1. Hello Jose, all of your points were good ones and thank you for submitting. Please know that you have won a ticket to see Dirkschneider at Stage 48 on Thursday. Kindly refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details to claim the prize.

  4. 1. Accept was my induction to a life of metal. March 9, 1985 Mannheim Germany, My first concert, 15 years old. Accept Metal Heart Tour with Exciter opening. No issue of Metal Hammer magazine back then was complete without a picture of UDO…For months I had followed Accept in each new issue. Finally, the day arrived…and there he was…right in front of me in his military camo outfit, just like the pictures. The theater full of German metal fans screaming Metal Heart with UDO!! Unforgettable! I knew at that moment that there was no turning back. My next album purchase was some cheap German compilation Best of Accept that had the hits up to Restless and Wild. That was all I could afford. Breaker and Princess of the Dawn opened and closed the album. What more can you say about those classics??

    2. Like everyone else back then, my thirst for new metal was greater than the money in my wallet. Everyone pitched in and bought a record, and the rest of us recorded it on cassette. My most prized possession in my tape collection was the Maxell tape with PowerSlave on side A and Metal Heart on side B. That tape never left my walkman in 1985. I still have it to this day and can’t make myself throw it out. Powerslave was just over 45 minutes and didn’t fit on one side. Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner ran over onto side B, and so Metal Heart didn’t start at the beginning when you rewound the tape on side B. But it did fit in its entirety on the tape since it was just under 45 minutes. Let’s say that the AUTOREVERSE feature got used and abused!

    3. By the time 1986 came around I was moving on to heavier music…Slayer, Possessed, all bay area thrash, german thrash…I saw the new promo pictures of Accept in the latest issues of Metal Hammer, and I wasn’t digging the new look they had for Russian Roulette and the new album cover didn’t do it for me. So I didn’t pick it up or bother to listen to it. That’s just the way it was back then. Months later a friend convinced me to listen to it. Reluctantly (since I had no choice) I let him put it on. Instantly I realized my ignorance and stupidity…UDO came out screaming on TV wars…Monster Man…etc…and I was once again hooked! RR didn’t leave my walkman for weeks. When UDO left after RR, NOBODY cared about Eat the Heat…proving that it was UDO that gave ACCEPT their unique sound and magic.

    4. Why is UDO cool? He had that look and sound you could immediately identify and never forget. Military camo fatigues before anyone else was dong it…he had short hair when everyone else had long hair, and it didn’t matter…he came out with hook after hook that stayed in your head…who else can get a theater full of guys screaming LONDON LEATHERBOYS at the top of their lungs?? He didn’t sing particularly high or low…always in that same range that makes UDO so awesome.

    1. Hails Max, that is some great stuff so let me congratulate you on winning one of our tickets to see the great Udo Dirkschneider at Stage 48 this coming Thursday. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” as it lines out all of the details needed to claim the prize at the venue.

  5. George brackett Jan.1 2017 3:42 am

    Greetings –

    I’ve been a fan of accept for almost 30 years,unfortunally i’ve never seen them live.

    It would be great to final hear udo sing a two set of accept classics such as restless and wild,losers and winners as well as the other classics for my first and last time.

    UDO is the real voice of accept.when you here him sing, there’s no denying who it is, as he has the most recognizable voices in HEAVY METAl.

    To here and see UDO sing accept songs live will be a memorable memory.

    1. Brief and to the point George and since you have never before seen them live (I’m trusting you here of course) we are happy to announce that you have won a ticket to see Udo and his merry Metal mates on Thursday at Stage 48. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all the necessary details.

  6. 1) The first time I saw Udo performing was in 1984 in the “Balls to the Wall” video on Radio 1990, MTV or some other music video channel. Regardless I was impressed with his vocal range and how talented he is.
    2) “Midnight Mover” was the next video to really get me going including the extensive catalog history he has with Accept. Hearing the other tracks on Metalshop and Heavy Metal from Hell looped me in.
    3) I have seen Accept with the current singer and that was great but to see Udo perform the Accept catalog for the last time would be the icing in the cake.

  7. Happy New Year Ken! OK, let me limit this to Udo/Accept material, which means I must sadly not mention “Timebomb” or “Blood of the Nations”.

    1. Udo’s voice is probably an acquired taste, but the more you hear it the more you realize it is the perfect voice for German metal. With all due respect to Scorpions, Helloween, Kreator and the numerous other legendary metal bands that come from Germany, when I think of the country I think of Udo and his nasally, barking vocals, which just fits the music (and Wolf Hoffmann’s playing) perfectly.

    2. Like most around my age, I was first introduced to Accept through “Balls to the Wall”, but a few years later I went back and discovered their first 4 albums, the self-titled debut, “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker”, and “Restless and Wild”, each better than the last and greatly underrated albums from before they went semi-mainstream in America. Other than “Fast As a Shark”, I haven’t heard accept play many of the older songs off these albums and I’m expecting Udo to dig deep back into the catalog for this show.

    3. Although not quite the same, the mid-’90s Udo/Accept reunion did give us “Death Row”, another very underrated and heavy album that I’d love to hear some tracks off of.

    4. I’ve seen Accept live 3 times, all great shows but never with Udo. I definitely need to hear him play these songs live as they were intended to be heard! I have U.D.O.’s “Live in Sofia’ album where he does a few Accept songs, but that’s the closest I’ve come.

    As a side note, I’d also love to check out Stage 48. With all the shows I’ve been to, I have still never seen a concert at that venue.

  8. 1.I first heard accept on a metal radio show on LONG ISLAND in the early 80. The song started off with a strange German song and we were all laughing at it because none of us knew what it was being played. Then the SCREAM ripped our eardrums apart..Fast as a shark was one of the first speed metal songs I had ever listened to .. first reaction was to start diving deeper and realized that their early material was very AC/DC influenced .im a rebel was probably the 2nd lp I ever bought from the band .it wasn’t until much later when I found out this was supposed to be an AC/DC song . It would be quite incredible to hear udo do this song live ..this lp is defiantly under rated to say the least
    3.the next song that I heard from Accept ..was also played on the radio..but it must have been a college radio station ..mainly because of the lyrical content .”son of a bitch” from breaker .yes ..this was once played on the radio ..even with the cursing took me a couple of years to hunt down the vinyl to find this song .it is definitely a favorite
    4.i would love to see this show because even though I have been a fan of ACCEPT since I was a kid (was supposed to see them open for Iron Maiden ..but got screwed out of a ticket) I have never seen them before .and no disrespect to the mark torrillo..but I’d much rather see Udo do the songs that he was a major part of ..

    1. Hails James, that is some great stuff so let me congratulate you on winning one of our tickets to see the great Udo Dirkschneider at Stage 48 this coming Thursday. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” as it lines out all of the details needed to claim the prize at the venue.

  9. Alright my fiends, that brings us to the end of this little contest and I want to thank all of you for the wonderful submissions. No additional entries will be put through. We didn’t have a whole lot of tickets to dish out this time so congratulations to our winners and I hope the ones that didn’t make this one come out and support the show anyway. This is the first big Metal show in the Big Apple so we need to show Udo how its done. It’s also the first night of the tour so it’s going to be one you want to see. Winners have all been notified beneath their entry and the details are all listed under “If You Win This Contest”.

    I’ll be at the show myself running around in my usual “Restless and Wild” fashion as I search for my own “Princess of the Dawn” LOL so if you see me please do say hello, Happy New Year or how much you like what we are doing for Metal. See you there.

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