Former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider will perform Accept classics this Friday night, Jan. 6 at Upstate Concert Hall. Showtime 8pm.

Udo Dirkschneider formed Accept out of Germany with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. The band was important to the development of speed and thrash metal in the early to mid 1980’s. Accept achieved commercial success in 1983 with the album Balls to The Wall and the title cut became a well known hit. The album remains Accept’s only gold album in the U.S. with other classic albums including Restless and Wild and Metal Heart. Dirkschneider currently fronts the band U.D.O. and they put out their latest album called Decadent in 2015.

Tickets for Dirkschneider on the Back To The Roots (Performing the music of Accept for the last time ever) with special guests Within The Fire and Goblet this Friday at 8pm at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY are on sale now through ticketmaster.com, the club box office, or by phone at 518-371-0012.