(machine translated) Concert U.D.O. Steelfactory World Tour 2019 Support: Amalgama by Haus der Jugend Barmen at Wuppertal Barmen

(machine translated) He is one of the very few indestructible originals of the international rock scene: for more than 40 years, the Solinger/Wuppertal musician Udo Dirkschneider has been on stage and breathes with his strong, charismatic voice numerous songs eternity character.

After reviving old Accept classics with the formation DIRKSCHNEIDER during the last years and being celebrated frenetically worldwide, a new U.D.O. studio album entitled "Steelfactory" will be released on August 31.

Chapter one after Udo Dirkschneider's due homage to his old Accept days, which made it clear once again: there can only be one Udo Dirkschneider.

With "Steelfactory" the musician not only returns to U.D.O., but also to his core competence. Clearly influenced by the previous shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs have an anthem character in their rousingly simple straightness, as one knows it from anno at that time.

"Steelfactory" has become an overly timeless album and thus the impressive statement of someone who has long since created a style-defining life's work. With its earthy, handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat) – "Steelfactory" meets the nerve of the time, which should have been triggered worldwide at the latest since the successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour.

The title "Steelfactory" pays homage to the mantra that has always surrounded Udo Dirkschneider. His indestructibility, his down-to-earth, unwavering manner and his set, vocally powerful stage presence earned him the nickname "German Metal Tank". "Steelfactory" is emblematic of another piece of Solingen quality work – and the company can be attested to both a family character and an international orientation. For several years Udo's son Sven Dirkschneider on drums, bassist Fitty Wienhold and Russian guitarist Andrey Smirnov have been an integral part of the band.

The musician has a very friendly relationship with Russia anyway. Long before the opening of the Iron Curtain, he played the land and never stopped behind the mountain to make a positive commitment to it. Dirkschneider is therefore an ambassador not only for Russian rock fans, a mouthpiece for the fact that the post-war generation wants to live and feel with each other without limits. The singer is one of the first to take his chance as an internationally successful musician to show the world how well they are basically

works with each other. "When we first went to Russia in the mid-1980s, we only had positive experiences from the beginning," says Dirkschneider. "We met warm people, were welcomed with open arms and celebrated music parties together."

In the summer of 2013, the band U.D.O. was even invited to a mega-event in the former Stalingrad as guests of honour: on the former battlefield, the group played a concert together with the Russian military orchestra – to this day one of the absolute career highlights of Udo Dirkschneider.

When "Steelfactory" is released via AFM Records/Soulfood Music on August 31st, however, in the realm of Jacob Hansen, other great powers are waiting with high tension: for two extended, several months and more than successful tours with numerous sold-out shows through the USA and Canada with DIRKSCHNEIDER, you are once again truly in Udo fever.

Udo Dirkschneider (Vocals)

Andrey Smirnov (Guitars)

Fitty Wienhold (bass)

Sven Dirkschneider (Drums)

» www.udo-online.com



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