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Formed: 1989
From: Düsseldorf, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Doro News

Below is our complete Doro news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Rock Carnival Announces 2nd Year Details

New Jersey, get ready to rock harder than ever: the second annual Rock Carnival will take place on September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd in Lakewood, NJ at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual Rock Carnival will feature classic carnival rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action pro wrestling, beer gardens pouring the tastiest of brews, and of course... the best in local, national and international rock and heavy metal music performances.

This year will introduce a "Classic Rewind" Friday night concert, featuring some special performances from 2015 acts returning to the event they loved. Three-day general admission and reserved seat weekend packages for this year's Rock Carnival go on sale Friday, May 13th at 12:00pm Eastern time.

The first wave of Rock Carnival live music entertainment to be announced is topped by single-day headliners Twisted Sister, whose performance will mark an official farewell show for the U.S. northeast. More...

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Doro Releasing 3 DVD Anniversary Set

Doro celebrated her 30th anniversary of performing live throughout 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows.

The tour kicked off in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken – followed by two sold-out nights in her hometown of Dusseldorf, where she also started out her outstanding career.

And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Biff Byford (Saxon), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Joakim Brodén (Sabaton), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, Lordi as well as many more amazing guests.

Three decades of Doro and those three unforgettable nights have been forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including a two-hour plus music movie which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro.

Nuclear Blast will release this Doro anniversary package on June 24th, titled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal," and available in these formats:

Limited 3 DVD Digibook
Limited 2 Blu-Ray Digibook
Limited Gatefold Silver Vinyl
Limited Deluxe Earbook (includes 56-page Earbook, 3 X DVD, 2 X Blu-Ray, exclusive tote bag)
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Doro Releasing New Single

Following her upcoming North American tour, Doro Pesch will be presented with the Metal Goddess award at the Vegas Rocks! Hair Metal Awards 2016 on May 15th.

But before receiving this award, Doro will release a brand new single titled "Love's Gone To Hell" on April 1st via Nuclear Blast. As to be expected for such a special song, Doro has recorded a visually stunning music video for "Love's Gone To Hell," filmed in locations such as the Renaissance Palace Bückeburg (Lower Saxony, Germany).

Doro states: "'Love's Gone To Hell' is a magical song, a big anthem - and for myself it's on the same level as the all-time favourites 'All We Are', 'Love Me In Black' and 'Für Immer'." More...

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Doro Gearing Up For U.S. Shows

Doro Pesch will return to the U.S. next week for short run of live dates set to commence with an appearance on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise East, which will set sail from Miami, Florida on February 22nd.

From there, Doro and her band mates will make their way through seven venues, the trek coming to a close in Queens, New York at Blackthorn 51 on March 6th. Additionally, Doro will make an in-store meet-and-greet appearance at Rock Fantasy Records prior to her performance at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York on March 5th.

Says Doro of the upcoming dates: "I'm so excited to start the New Year with some tour dates in the states! I can't wait to see all the loyal fans again and many new faces. I'm so happy and honored to be part of the Monsters Of Rock cruise as well! We'll play all our highlights as well as the best songs of the Warlock era. You can expect a full metal, high-energy, amazing show with lots of heart, soul and true metal power!"

In related news, Doro will be honored with the Metal Goddess Award at this year's edition of the Vegas Rocks! Hair Metal Awards in May at the Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. More...

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Doro Releases 3D Figurine Line

Doro Pesch has played more than 2,800 concerts in more than 60 countries across four continents in her thirty year plus career - and now the metal queen comes to your home, whenever you want, wherever you want, forever!

Staramba has made this feat possible: from now on, the Berlin-based startup company offers Doro and her entire band as D figures in different sizes. Doro and the band were made using a photogrammetry scanner 3D Instagraph, which scans a person within a few seconds. Afterwards, lifelike and full-coloured figures emerge shift by shift in a 3D printer.

"The figures became absolutely super," Doro states. "It's a really interesting experience to hold yourself in your hands suddenly. I'm sure that the fans will love these new figures and they will get them all for their homes."

Doro Pesch and her band mates Johnny Dee (drums), Nick Douglas (bass), Bas Maas (guitars), Luca Princiotta (guitars) as well as Harrison Young (keyboards) are available now as a full package in the scale of 1:20 and 1:15 from the Staramba online shop. The crew is also currently crowd funding an upcoming music video - full details at this location. More...

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Doro Kickstarting New Music Video

German metal queen Doro Pesch has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help release a high quality video production for the band’s brand new single "Love's Gone To Hell." Doro comments:

"Dear friends, fans & supporters, while creating new music for our next release, we hit on something that immediately had a very, very special vibe to it and sparked our imagination plus an amazing story.

"The title of this special song is 'Love's Gone To Hell.' We believe that this song carries a tremendous magic and that it immediately draws you in and gives you chills… It is our dream to bring this wonderful song to life in the form of a beautiful, fantastic music video, and it is our goal to create this high quality vision together with you!

"For your support and contributions, there are many special and one of a kind rewards to be had. A unique payback in the form of small to very large rewards can be expected in return for your pledge and support. We would be so happy to do this project together with you and realize an amazing high class, high quality music video for this magical, very special song: 'Love's Gone To Hell.'

"Thank you so much for all your support and belief for all these years. Keep on rocking everybody! Let's rule the ruins! Für immer with love and gratitude, the Doro band." More...

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Doro To Play Rock In Rio

Doro Pesch recently rocked several legendary clubs in the American capital cities, and this coming September 19th for her very first time, she will perform at Rock in Rio.

"This is amazing and a dream coming true," says Doro Pesch, who will be the first female German artist ever to conquer this legendary stage.

Rock in Rio celebrates its 30th anniversary, where Doro will enter stage alongside the Brazilian power metal heroes from Angra, who had Dor as a guest singer on the song "Crushing Room."

“Now the members invited me to perform this track along with them at Rock in Rio. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are,'" adds the metal queen.

But before Doro will write metal history in September, she will act with her band on a German tour, starting on April 19th in Saarbrücken and ending up on December 19th in Nürnberg. Special guest on the dates in April and May will be Norwegian rock act Spitfire. The upcoming Doro dates are as follows: More...

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Doro Embarking On U.S. Tour

Reigning queen of metal Doro Pesch is readying to kick off another stretch of U.S. tour dates next week.

Slated to embark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3rd, Doro will rumble stages through Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California with the eleven-date run coming to a close at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles.

The trek follows Doro's East Coast run last Fall. Support will be provided by Santa Cruz hard rock/heavy metal unit, Archer.

Said Doro of her return to the United States: "I'm so excited to start the second leg of the US tour! I can't wait to see all our diehard fans and our new fans on this run. We will rock like there's no tomorrow and it will be only the best of the best songs in our setlist and a totally awesome show. I feel we're stronger than ever and since the fans are the most important thing in our lives, we can't wait to kill on this tour and blow everybody's minds. I'm so looking forward to rocking everyone's world. We will play lots of Warlock tunes, songs from our latest record Raise Your Fist and more! Hope to see everyone!"

3/03/2015 The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
3/04/2015 Empire - Springfield, VA
3/05/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/08/2015 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
3/09/2015 Trees - Dallas. TX
3/11/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
3/13/2015 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
3/14/2015 City National Groove - Anaheim, CA
3/15/2015 Ramona Main Stage - Ramona, CA
3/17/2015 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
3/18/2015 Whiskey a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA More...

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Doro Kicking Off North American Trek

Metal queen Doro Pesch will kick off the North American leg of her "30 Years Strong & Proud" anniversary tour next week.

Slated to commence in Wisconsin on October 10th, Doro will rock eleven cities, including a very special New York City performance at the Gramercy Theater on October 20th where Doro and her bandmates will be joined by a host of special guests including Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Jean Beauvoir (Crown Of Thorns, Plasmatics), Leather Leone (Rude Girl, Chastain), and more.

In addition to marking 30 years since the release of "Warlock's Burning The Witches," Doro will be touring in support of the "Raise Your Fist" album released worldwide via Nuclear Blast in 2012. More...

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Doro To Appear On New Liv Kristine Album

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) today announces a very special guest appearance on her upcoming album "Vervain." Liv comments:

"Dear Brothers & Sisters in Metal,

"I have great news for you! I am more than proud to announce that Doro Pesch has recorded her vocals at Mastersound Studio for the duet 'Stronghold of Angels' which will be released as one of the tracks on my upcoming solo album, Vervain!

"This metal hymn is indeed special to me and Doro's unique voice takes this song to an exceptional emotional level. Thank you, Doro, for staying with us, moreover, for the great late-night talks." More...

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The Mighty Swine Joining Doro On Tour

Broad Horizon Records is pleased to announce that The Mighty Swine will be joining the legendary Doro for her North American tour.

The Mighty Swine will be playing in support of latest release, "Last Man Standing." This is the group's first North American tour since 2012 and will highlight songs including "Last Man Standing," "Two Graves," and "All That is Evil."

Doro will be bringing her 30 Years Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour to North America in October 2014. She says: “The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to. I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again. See you soon… Raise Your Fist!”

Tickets are currently available for the following dates/venues:

10.10.2014 USA - Racine, WI RT20
11.10.2014 USA - Spring Lake, MN POVs 65
12.10.2014 USA - Joliet, IL Mojoes
14.10.2014 USA - Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
15.10.2014 USA - Pittsburg, PA The Altar Bar
16.10.2014 CAN - Toronto CAN Hard Luck Bar
18.10.2014 CAN - Quebec CAN Salle Multi
19.10.2014 CAN - Montreal CAN Petit Campus
20.10.2014 USA - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

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Doro Bringing 30th Anniversary Shows To U.S.

Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Doro Pesch will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this Fall.

"The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to," shares vocalist and songwriter, Doro. "I'm always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again. See you soon... Raise Your Fist!"

Fans will soon be invited to participate in an online poll to select the set lists for the tour via Doro's official Facebook page. Additional plans for a second leg of the tour in the U.S. for Spring 2015 are being planned.

10/10/2014 Route 20 Outhouse - Sturtevant, WI
10/11/2014 Pov's 65 - Spring Lake Park, MN
10/12/2014 Mojoes - Joliet, IL
10/14/2014 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10/15/2014 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2014 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC
10/19/2014 Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
10/20/2014 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY

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Documentary Coming Focusing On Women In Metal

Rising Moon Productions today releases the first teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary “Soaring Highs and Brutal Lows: The Voices of Women in Metal,” produced and directed by Mark Harwood.

The trailer can be viewed below, and more info is available at the documentary's website here. The film explores the experiences of female metal vocalists and combines interview, concert, and archival footage to highlight the growth in popularity of this music internationally.

Featured interviews include Floor Jansen (Nightwish/ReVamp), Doro Pesch (DORO/Warlock), Simone Simons (Epica), Charlotte Wessels (Delain), and Anneke van Giersbergen, among others. A release is scheduled for later in 2014. More...

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Doro To Stream 30th Anniversary Shows

Metal Queen Doro will be offering a full live online stream of both shows upcoming 30th anniversary shows that are taking place on May 2nd and 3rd with a crowd of 2,500 expected per night at Düsseldorf CCD-Stadthalle.

16 cameras will deliver the events live from the venue to your home computer. Full details on the stream can be found at via Stageit.com here.

In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, internationally successful rock singer Doro will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two unique shows on May 2nd: the "Classic Night" with an orchestra, and May 3rd: the "Rock Night," at CCD Stadthalle of her hometown Düsseldorf.

Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen. The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD highlight entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, Kiss, and Dio.

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Doro Covers Led Zeppelin

In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, internationally successful rock singer Doro will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two unique shows on May 2nd: the "Classic Night" with an orchestra, and May 3rd: the "Rock Night," at CCD Stadthalle of her hometown Düsseldorf.

Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen.

The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD highlight entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, Kiss, and Dio.

To get a first impression, check out Doro's cover version of the Led Zeppelin track "Babe I’m Gonna Leave You" below.

Commented Doro Pesch: "Along with T.Rex, Led Zeppelin was among my all-time favorite bands of the 70s. They were four phenomenal musicians, who did not only come up with excellent rock songs, but also with wonderful ballads - such as 'Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,' a very emotional track and among my personal faves of the band. This is why it became the first choice for our 'Raise Your Fist - Anniversary Edition.'" More...

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Book Released Celebrating Women In Metal

Music journalist and band manager Jill Hughes Kirtland has self-published a book entitled "Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women in Metal," which features a foreword by Doro Pesch.

Told in their own voices through a series of intimate interviews and photographs of prominent and influential women in the metal industry, "Not Just Tits in a Corset" details the unique history, challenges, and triumphs women have encountered throughout their careers in metal music, while also celebrating the compelling global community these women have created amongst each other and the fans.

Featured women include Lita Ford, Ann Boleyn, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Leather Leone, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Elize Ryd, Sharon Den Adel, Alissa White-gluz, Angela Gossow, Maria Brink, Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Cristina Scabbia, Charlotte Wessels, Roxy Petrucci, Linda Mcdonald, Lzzy Hale, And Simone Simons, and more.

The book is now available as a hardcover or softcover printed book or e-book on the author's website and will be available through other online retailers soon. A book launch party open to the public (all ages) will take place on Thursday, April 3rd (6:30pm) at Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse in Dunellen, New Jersey. Female-fronted metal bands Mindmaze, A Sound Of Thunder, and Flames Of Fury will be performing that night with other special guests. More...

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Doro Announces Bonus Disc With Cover Songs

In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, Doro Pesch will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two shows on May 2nd - the "Classic Night" with Orchestra - and May 3rd - the "Rock Night" with many guests - at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown Düsseldorf.

Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen. The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of her favorite artists, such as Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, and Dio.

The bonus CD track listing is as follows:

01. It Still Hurts - The ballad of Doro and Lemmy, with a new mix from Jacob Hansen (Vobleat)
02. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel - The french version of the single "Raise Your Fist In The Air"
03. Babe I´m Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin cover
04. Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner cover
05. Only You - New version of the track, which was written by Gene Simmons in 1990
06. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - Dio cover
07. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica cover
08. Warfare - new song
09. NYC Blues- Home recorded demo version of a new track

You can also see Doro live: More...

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Doro Announces Anniversary Shows And Box Set

In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, Doro Pesch will celebrate with fans on two separate shows this coming May 2nd May 3rd, 2014 at CCD Stadthalle at her hometown Düsseldorf. She comments:

"We came up with something very special for our 30 years stage anniversary, with two totally different shows, that cover the entire creative spectrum of my band and me – from emotional and soft, to hard, raw and heavy.”

Nuclear Blast also issued the following press release about the special performances: "The first anniversary show on May 2nd will be dedicated to Doro and the Classic Night Orchestra. Accompanied by brass, strings and her band, Doro will perform her most beautiful, emotional ballads like ‘Für Immer‘, ‘1000x Gelebt‘ or ‘Let Love Rain On Me‘ in the stylish surroundings of CCD Stadthalle.

"At this night big hits like ‘All We Are,‘ ‘Metal Tango,‘ or ‘Burn It Up‘ can’t be missing, that shine even brighter as they now receive a classical overdo by the orchestra. Fans have been waiting for this to happen for the past ten years, since Doro’s last performance with the Classic Night Orchestra was in 2004, after her album 'Classic Diamonds' has been praised by fans and critics alike.

"At the second anniversary show on May 3rd, Doro will let out the rock lady in her. On this night the blonde superstar will travel through all of her 30 years of an incredibly successful carrier, delivering a three hours high voltage set with all things Rock’n’Roll she has to offer. Fans can look forward to all hits, hymns and many surprises. On both days Doro will welcome several fantastic guests that will give their honors to the Metal-Queen on this big event. Amongst them of course Biff Byford, vocalist of legendary band Saxon as well as Chris Caffrey (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O; ex-Accept) and Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch." More...

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Dio Tribute Album To See Release

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.

To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

"This Is Your Life" will be available from Rhino on April 1st, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff Byford*
7. “The Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch The Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)” – Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

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Doro To Perform March-In Hymn For Marco Huck

Doro will perform the march-in hymn for WBO title holder Marco Huck during his boxing fight on January 25th against challenger Firat Arslan.

Doro is a huge boxing fan herself, and best friend of female boxing legend Regina Halmich. On countless world championships, she was thrilled in the front row and was even standing in the ring herself in 2002 for celebrity boxing.

Doro comments: “I am so much looking forward to perform my hit single 'Raise Your Fist In The Air,' as a march-in hymn for world champion Marco Huck, as I am huge fan of boxing since my childhood. I saw many fights live, mostly of my good friend Regina Halmich, for who I was playing few times in the ring. 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' is the perfect song for a boxing fight, as it is about the fighting spirit, power and fists."

The fight will take place at the Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. It will be broadcast live on German national TV channel ARD – as well as in 60 countries worldwide. Doro will perform live approx. at 23.00 CET.

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