|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 Phil, Uwe 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! Wolf, Mark, Christopher, Uwe, Martin and Phil.”