What a thrill ride it’s been for Andi, Weiki, Sascha, Markus and Dani throughout North America and Canada! Fantastic, enthused crowds, ace burgers – the second last leg of the band’s “Hellish Rock Part II”-world tour had come to a resounding close. But there’s a hell of a lot more to come. Latin American and South American fans beware, as the band and its crew are packing up their gear and stretching their muscles yet again for the final chapter of an incredibly successful trip around the world, that will be accompanied by their very special guests GAMMA RAY. When the final curtain will be drawn in mid-December, “Hellish Rock Part II” will be remembered as an extraordinary triumph, having visited 30 countries for a total of 82 shows.
Asia, it was unbelievable. 8 shows in 12 days, 3 of which in Tokyo. Plenty of euphoric fans and sold-out venues, delighted journalists, and at the finish 30,000 Indonesian Pumpkinheads at the show @ Kukar Rocking Festival. And then, the whole thing was topped off by an invitation by sultan Haji Adji Salehuddin II of Kutai Kartanegara ing Martadipura of Borneo: After the official ceremony with dance, meal and swords as gifts for the whole band, you could consider it more than enough events for one metal summer. But far from it: In 2013, the expression ‘break’ simply doesn’t exist in the Helloween universe.