Accept Issue Statement Regarding Mark Tornillo Not Performing In Toronto, Ontario

As you might have heard, we had to modify our show in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 16th.

Our singer Mark had developed severe vocal strain over the last week due to a virus infection (not Covid!). Being the trooper that he is, he pushed through three shows in a row, but the doctors now insist he take a break, otherwise the entire rest of the tour would be in jeopardy, as would his voice and health.

This morning, with the heaviest of hearts we had to make the difficult decision to call off the concert on Oct. 18th in Vineland, NJ.

This is so Mark has time to rest and recover, and we can make sure we can finish the rest of the tour in full force.

We understand the disappointment for our fans in Vineland , and we share this too. We apologise from the bottom of our hearts.

We strive to put on the best show possible , for every show and want to give you all we can.

Thank you for understanding, and we’ll see you soon at a later date!

Stay metal,


Too Mean To Die – Tour North America 2022 dates w/ Accept

Oct. 20 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak

Oct. 21 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden
Oct. 22 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Theater
Oct. 23 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
Oct. 25 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy
Oct. 26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct. 27 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Oct. 29 – Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs

About Accept:

The band, which includes guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann, has defined the interational heavy metal genre since they formed in Solingen, Germany in 1976, reigning as one of the most important German rock bands alongside the Scorpions, while also influencing bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden. Accept remain one of the most important bands in the metal genre. Last year, Accept released their critically acclaimed 16th studio album, ‘Too Mean To Die‘, which landed them on the top of the charts #1 – USA Hard Music, #2 – Germany, #3 – UK (Rock).


Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Philip Shouse – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

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