ACCEPT | welcomes new member Philip Shouse

ACCEPT are currently busy preparing for their two upcoming North American shows next week; on November 8th at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL and November 10th at the Foamhenge Festival in Houston,TX. In preparation for those shows, today, the band put out this statement:

“Unfortunately, Uwe Lulis will not be able to join us for these two shows as he is recuperating from a recent reconstructive surgery on his leg, from injuries he received to it in a near fatal motorcycle accident a decade ago. Uwe has dealt with the injury for a long time and has had many surgeries as a result.

In the process of finding cover for Uwe for these shows, everybody remarked how they loved working with Philip Shouse during this year’s Symphonic Terror Tour, so we asked if he could help us out for these two shows. To our and Uwe‘s great relief – he said yes!

During the next few days, lots of e-mails and discussions about the ins and outs of the two gigs and rehearsals in Nashville lead the band to be faced with an unexpected question: why doesn’t Phil join us and stay as a permanent member of ACCEPT? The answer? It was unanimous! Everyone agreed and Phil did too!” 

After his recovery, Uwe will continue to tour with ACCEPT and rejoin the guys for their upcoming South American shows in December.

Wolf Hoffmann in support of his band mate stated, Uwe became a great friend for all of us and after his recovery he might need to adjust his stage moves a bit  – which is no problem with all the support he has from us! We are here for you, brother!” 

ACCEPT would like to welcome Phil into the band and wish Uwe a speedy recovery, and invite fans to see this brand new ACCEPT version with PhilUwe and Wolf on guitar, Christopher on drums, Martin on bass – and THE voice: mighty Mark Tornillo!

“P.S. 2020 will be another year that we are very much looking forward to. Stay tuned… there will be good news coming your way! See ya soon! WolfMarkChristopherUwe, Martin and Phil.” 


ACCEPT‘s latest release was the epic Symphonic Terror: Live at Wacken 2017 (released in 2018).

You can order Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 via CD + Vinyl HERE DVD HERE and Blu-Ray HERE

Watch the live clips:
‘Balls To The Wall’
‘Symphony No. 40’
‘Shadow Soldiers’:


ACCEPT Line up:
Wolf Hoffmann | Guitar
Mark Tornillo | Vocals
Christopher Williams | Drums
Uwe Lulis | Guitar
Martin Motnik | Bass
Philip Shouse | Guitar

ACCEPT Online 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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