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DIRKSCHNEIDER: Listen To 'Midnight Highway' From 'Live – Back To The Roots' Album

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Posted October 14, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

DIRKSCHNEIDER, the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider, will release a live album called “Live – Back To The Roots” on October 28 via AFM Records. The effort, which was recorded on April 2 at Kaminwerk in Memmingen, Germany, will be made available as two-CD digipak and gatefold three-vinyl in four different colors (black, gold, silver and clear).

You can now listen to the song “Midnight Highway” from “Live – Back To The Roots” below.

Dirkschneider‘s “Back To The Roots” tour features him performing ACCEPT songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. The trek was recently recognized with a “Sold Out” award after 31 of the 48 European shows were sold out.

“It’s unbelievable, ” says Udo. “I never expected this tour to be so successful. It’s beautiful to see how many people walk with me on my personal way of saying goodbye to the ACCEPT chapter.”

He added: “It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page.

“There was so much talking and speculations about me and ACCEPT, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end — which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

To those fans that still want to experience the classic ACCEPT songs performed live, Udo has this message: “There is a band called ACCEPT. And please, if you wanna hear these songs, please go then to [see] ACCEPT. [Laughs] So that’s the only thing I can say. Now you’ll have the chance [this] year to hear it with the original voice, but Mark [Tornillo, current ACCEPT singer] is doing a — I would say — really good job on it, so please go there and listen then to ACCEPT and U.D.O. is then U.D.O.

Regarding what makes the classic ACCEPT songs so special, Udo said: “I don’t know what is special. You never can tell it, really. Like [DEEP PURPLE‘s] ‘Smoke On The Water’, in a way, something like this. Sometimes there’s a song that, in a way, that stays forever.”

“Live – Back To The Roots” track listing:

CD1

01. Intro
02. Starlight
03. Living For Tonite
04. Flash Rockin’ Man
05. London Leatherboys
06. Midnight Mover
07. Breaker
08. Head Over Heels
09. Neon Night
10. Princess Of The Dawn
11. Winterdreams
12. Restless And Wild
13. Son Of A Bitch

CD2

14. Up To The Limit
15. Wrong Is Right
16. Midnight Highway
17. Screaming For A Love-Bite
18. Monsterman
19. T.V. War
20. Losers And Winners
21. Metal Heart
22. I’m A Rebel
23. Fast As A Shark
24. Balls To The Wall
25. Burning
26. Outro

Recording lineup:

Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Sven Dirkschneider – Drums
Fitty Wienhold – Bass
Andrey Smirnov – Guitar
Kasperi Heikkinen – Guitar

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DIRKSCHNEIDER: Listen To ‘Midnight Highway’ From ‘Live – Back To The Roots’ Album
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Josh Drespling

Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it’s sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.


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