Accept are getting ready for two upcoming North American dates this weekend. Unfortunately, Uwe Lulis will not be able to participate on these two shows as he recuperates from an 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 coverage for Uwe for these shows, everybody remarked how they loved working with Philip Shouse during this year’s “Symphonic Terror Tour” so he was asked if he could help the band out for these two shows.
During the next few days as lots of e-mails and discussions about the Ins and Outs for the 2 gigs and rehearsals in Nashville lead the band found itself faced with an unexpected question: Why doesn’t Phil join the band 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 the upcoming South American shows in December. Wolf in support of his bandmate says, “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 the fans to see this brand new version of Accept.
ACCEPT Line up:
Wolf Hoffmann | Guitar
Mark Tornillo | Vocals
Christopher Williams | Drums
Uwe Lulis | Guitar
Martin Motnik | Bass
Philip Shouse | Guitar