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PRE-ORDER: UK | USA | Canada
Germany | France | Italy | Spain

Original release dates
18th Feb 2015
in Scandinavia & JAPAN
20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada

UK: EMP | Germany: EMP | Sweden: Ginza | Norway: Platekompaniet
Finland: EMP | Denmark: EMP
Italy: EMP | Spain: EMP | Portugal: EMP
Germany: Amazon - Digipack
Germany: Amazon - CD
France: Amazon | England: Amazon

 

The latest album "A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the charts in several countries.

In Germany it was the highest chart entry ever and in Switzerland the band charted the first time in their history.

In England the album reached the highest album chart position since 1983
and a #18 position came as a nice surprise in the Czech Republic.

 



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May 2019


18th May 2019

Kyle Chirgwin who has a radio show named "Side B Deeper Cuts" (Kyle Chirgwin plays rock) on WOMR 92.1 fm is conducting an interview with UFO's Neil Carter. The interview will air on Friday night May 24th at womr.org.

 

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2nd May 2019

Eddie Trunk Podcast - with Andy Parker

Andy's interview - 30 minutes into the Podcast

Great interview and well worth a listen - TUNE IN HERE

A fitting Tribute to Paul Raymond as Andy fondly discusses Paul's role within UFO over the years and Andy's relationship with Paul.

 


April 2019


 

30th April 2019

OFFICIAL UFO ANNOUNCEMENT

This statement via the bands facebook page

 

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25th April 2019

*STEAMHAMMER / SPV - NEW LP RE-RELEASE* 

Release:       July 05th, 2019

Territory:     World

UFO - "A Conspiracy Of Stars"

LP Cat.-No:  267745

EAN-Code : 886922677458

Format: 2LP + CD     

Packaging: Gatefold, red with black swirls vinyls, 180 g + CD in paper sleeve 

Genre: Hard Rock

Limited: 1,500 copies worldwide

TRACKLISTING:

LP 1
Side 1
01. The Killing Kind 4:00
02. Run Boy Run 4:18
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun 4:29

Side 2
01. Sugar Cane 6:10
02. Devils In The Detail 5:11
03. Precious Cargo 5:51

LP 2
Side 1
01. The Real Deal 4:06
02. One And Only 3:57
03. Messiah Of Love 4:34

Side 2
01. Rolling Rolling 5:16
02. King Of The Hill 2:40 (Bonus Track)

Original release date 2015 – out of print as LP since then, now available again with a different vinyl colour!!!!

PRE-ORDER: UK | USA | Canada | Germany | France | Italy | Spain

 

 

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20th April 2019

UFO Official page posting: A statement from Andy Parker

 

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13th April 2019

Paul Martin Raymond

(16 November 1945 – 13 April 2019)

 

 

It’s been a difficult and terribly sad weekend for everyone who has been touched by Paul through his music. My heartfelt condolences go out to all his fans, friends, band members and family. Special thoughts are with Sandra and Paul’s family at this difficult time.


Paul will be remembered primarily for his body of work with UFO of which he was very proud. Spanning an amazing 42 years over 4 stints (1976-1980, 1984-1986, 1993-1998, 2003-2019), Paul often spoke with pride about being part of the UFO family. Along the way, Paul also played and recorded with ex-UFO musicians/bands - The Michael Schenker Group, Waysted and Mogg/Way. An amazing music career spanning 55 years, starting with his own band, Plastic Penny. Paul then went on to join Chicken Shack then Savoy Brown before joining UFO. Paul’s solo work was with his own band, PRP - Paul Raymond Project, releasing his ‘HIGH DEFINITION’ album just a few months ago.


I feel blessed to have known Paul for the past 26 years, not only on a personal level but for the past 42 years as a fan of his beloved band, UFO. I’ll remember this period with great fondness and will continue to listen to the music that was so dear to Paul's heart. Sleep well my friend. x

 

Paul composed and performed live with UFO's lead guitar players over the past 42 years

OFFICIAL UFO PAGE | PAUL RAYMOND WEBSITE

 

There are plenty more photo's of Paul performing with UFO on the last three tours



UK & Ireland 2019

UFO / SAXON Tour (Part 1) UFO / SAXON Tour (Part 2)

 

 

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9th April 2019

Two London SHOW REVIEWS, O2 Kentish Town Forum
and Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire

Both nights reviews, feature photography from our friend, Steve Ritchie

Review and Photos from London's


UFO @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Words: Geir Amundsen - Photos: Steve Ritchie

Translated from Norwegian: ...The classics came as pearls on a string - "Lights Out" naturally got massive response from the London audience, "Only You Can Rock Me" and "Too Hot To Handle" are crown examples of classic British hard 70s rock, and the actual crown jewel is According to the undersigned, the evocative epic "Love To Love" - ​​the goose skin stiffened its arms already under the unmistakable piano tree...

... Yet completely majestic - you don't know the song, so check it out immediately. They finished the set in the usual way, with a 10-minute version of "Rock Bottom" from the debut album, where Vinnie Moore got the chance to take off - and he did so to those degrees. This man takes a full guy when he's in the battle, and he was in London.. FULL REVIEW CAN BE READ HERE

Andy Parker was interviewd by NORWAY ROCK MAGAZINE and will feature in the June issue of the magazine. Will be looking out for this sometime in May.

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Review and Photos from London's

IT'S LIGHTS OUT IN LONDON FOR THE LAST TIME FOR UFO

UFO: O2 Kentish Town Forum, London

Words: Andy Rawll - Pictures: Steve Ritchie

... Like all great champion fighters, Phil has timed his retirement perfectly. Prowling the stage with his customary insouciant menace, his wiry frame lean and mean, and his powerful voice still packing a punch that exudes charm and venom from the opening ironic couplet from the beloved 'Mother Mary': "Try to make some changes, really on the line". ...

...Whatever the future holds for the remaining band members and the UFO name, the legacy of the band, so well represented by tonight's set will live on in metal hearts and cowboy-booted souls for many years...

READ FULL REVIEW

Great photos once again from Steve Ritchie, thanks Steve for sending both the review link's
photos:
©2019 Steve Ritchie, all rights reserved

STAY TUNED for more photos from Steve, coming soon...

This and more photo's from Shepherd's Bush Empire and Kentish Town Forum

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

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8th April 2019

What an amazing LAST ORDERS, UK & Ireland Tour

Photos, and reviews are being added daily to the TOUR PAGE, so please keep on visiting

I would like to add a personal thank you to everyone who shared their memories of various shows by allowing their photo's and reviews to be posted to the TOUR PAGE:

Pete Key, Rich Ward - Classic Rock Photography, Dave Wood, John Wilde, Nick Carter, Avid Unde Isolde, Kerry Hall, Geoff Clarke, Simon Burfield, Tara Lynch Official Page, Neil Parfitt, Rob Wilkins - Devils Gate Media, Mike Evans, Jimmy B. Smith, Steve Johnston - Steve Johnston Photography, Jayson Burns / David Sansoni - Scribbling Sounds, Reg Richardson at RSR-Photography - Rock Stars Rising, Sanja Sharma, Moth Clark, Charlie Raven at Charlie Raven Photography, David Leckie, Jonathan Barry, Maximillian Ziegfried De Kment, Phil Sparkes, Nick Palmer, Vic Wolfie Stanger, Paul H at Musipedia of Metal, Konstantina at Konstantina Frasia Photography, buzz, Lisa at billiebeecreative, Mark McGrogan at ROCK ’N’ LOAD Magazine, Mark Ellis from Shoot The Groove, Robert Forrest, Mark Dean - ANTIHERO, David Pickles at Pickles Rock Photos, Christopher James Ryan, Victoria Purcell at RAMzine, Rock and Metalzine, Graham Geldard at IconPhoto, 50thirdand3rd, NWOBHM, Si Clark, SuLee Cleveland, Sam Coates, Darren McVeigh at Metal Planet Music, Ivor Whitten at Happy Metal Geek, Jesper From, Daniel Ackerley-Holmes, Steve Ritchie, Robb Philpotts, Kate Moore, Steve Russell, Paul W Dixon Photography, Stephen Thompson, Michael Burgess, Gordon Armstrong at G’s Gig Shots, Adam Kennedy - NRR, Sue Ashcroft, Linda Brown, Douglas Burton, Jackie Corby, Ian Webster, Therese W, James Beier at Beier Drums, Sam Mc Glynn, Becky Welton-Fodder, Elizabeth Wiel.


UFO - O2 Kentish Town Forum, LONDON:
Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Paul Raymond - Rob De Luca

Huge thanks to Pete Key for the above photo - VIEW 26 more photos of the last show in LONDON

 

UFO - O2 Kentish Town Forum, LONDON:
Set of photo's taken by Rich Ward, from the front row

Thanks to Rich for the above photo - VIEW 15 more photos of the last show in LONDON

 

Additional photos added to Edinburgh

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - ©2019 Elizabeth Wiel

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 

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7th April 2019

OFFICIAL UFO ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello everyone, we are pleased to announce we will be playing the Rock Legends Cruise

Feb 27-Mar 2, 2020

FEATURING: Roger Daltrey - Paul Rodgers - Roger Hodgson - Robby Krieger - UFO - Uriah Heep - Jonny Lang
Elvin Bishop - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Mark Farner - Wet Willie - Larkin Poe


www.rocklegendscruise.com

 

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5th April 2019



TODAY: Friday 5th - London - O2 Kentish Town Forum - EXTRA SHOW

 

LAST NIGHT: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

will be adding more photo's over the next week

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 

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4th April 2019



TODAY: Thu 4th - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - SOLD OUT

 

LAST NIGHT - The Brook, Southampton

Thanks John



Various Southampton photos - more to be added soon - VIEW TOUR PAGE

 

Thanks to Sam for the balcony photos - VIEW TOUR PAGE

 

PREVIOUS SHOW REVIEWS

REVIEW + PHOTOS - O2 Academy, Newcastle

READ REVIEW

 

REVIEW + PHOTOS - O2 Academy, Newcastle

UFO Call Time on Classic Rock Career - READ REVIEW

 

REVIEW + PHOTOS - HRH AOR VII DAY 2

Presthaven Beach Resort, Pwllheli - READ REVIEW

 

 

PHOTOS - IRONWORKS

Thanks to Linda Brown

 

These and more can be found on the...

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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3rd April 2019

TODAY: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Southampton - The Brook - SOLD OUT

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS - O2 Academy, Newcastle

UFO: Andy Parker - Special thanks Mick - ©2019 Michael Burgess - VIEW PHOTOS

 

PREVIOUS SHOW REVIEWS

REVIEW + PHOTOS - Rock City, Nottingham

READ REVIEW - Photo's you will recongnise as UFO's Rich Ward was master of the lens - Cheers Rich

 

REVIEW - Queens Hall, Edinburgh

READ REVIEW

 

REVIEW + PHOTOS - Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Gig Review: UFO / Tara Lynch – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (29th March 2019)

READ REVIEW

 

Finally a very impressive UFO LAST ORDERS TOUR TRIP ITINERARY...

...LINDA BROWN - DOUGLAS BURTON - JACKIE CORBY - IAN WEBSTER

Special thanks to Linda for sending this through.

Left-right: Ian Webster, Linda Brown, Douglas Burton, Jackie Corby
Queens Hall, Edinburgh

 

Phil also signed a copy of Linda's two Appollo tickets from 1979 and 1980.

 

VISIT THE

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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2nd April 2019



TODAY: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Hull - City Hall

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS - O2 Academy, Newcastle

This additional photo from George Armstrong to add to his previous set he sent over:

Thanks Gordon ©2019 - VIEW ALL PHOTOS

 

Another great photo from the same venue - O2 Academy, Newcastle

UFO: Phil Mogg - photography by ©2019 Adam Kennedy

Many thanks Adam

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS - ROCK CITY, Nottingham

Great set of photographs by Paul W Dixon added to the tour page - Thanks Paul - VIEW SET

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS AND REVIEW - O2 Academy, Leeds

Very lucky to witness UFO last night.

When you see as many bands as we do especially bands at the end of their career, you don't always get a perfect experience. You think back to earlier years and when they sounded better with more original members and so forth.
Last night however broke the mould. UFO were phenomenal and played a set that was not only comparable to the glory years but infintely better... READ FULL REVIEW - photography by ©2019 Si Clark

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS - O2 Academy, Glasgow

Thanks Sue - photo ©2019 Sue Ashcroft

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS & REVIEW - Queens Hall, Edinburgh

SHOW REVIEW - READ REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTOS

 

VISIT THE

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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1st April 2019

Monday 1st April 2019 - Band Day Off/Travel - NEXT SHOW: City Hall, Hull

PREVIOUS SHOW - PHOTOs from Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Thanks to Linda Brown and James Beier at Beier Drums

and finally, Fiona - These and other photo's from Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
added to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

PREVIOUS SHOW - Newcastle update photo's

   

Follow-up to yesterdays photo post below (black and white band shot),
Gordon has sent more photographs for the tour page...

...thanks Gordon Armstrong at G's Gig Shots - ©2019
More photo's added to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

Concert review and Photos - Newcastle

UFO at the O2 Academy Newcastle

Veteran rockers UFO call ‘Last Orders’ on Tyneside as part a farewell tour for lead vocalist Phil Mogg.

With a career dating back to 1969, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the British hard rock legends. However, of equal significance is the fact that frontman Phil Mogg recently announced his intention to retire from the group following the conclusion of the band’s forthcoming touring activities.

Therefore tonight’s show in the North East of England is somewhat of a final swan song for the band’s legendary lead vocalist. Subsequently, a packed out crowd is in attendance at the O2 Academy Newcastle to participate in this celebration of 50 years of UFO. This being the band’s first appearance in the region since 2015.

A large brass bell positioned on a stack of amps at the rear of the stage rings in an almost ceremonial manner as it ushers in the start of the show. The five-piece takes to the stage to a warm Geordie welcome as they kick off the proceedings with “Mother Mary”, “We Belong To The Night” and “Run Boy Run”, which in turn forms somewhat of an impressive opening to the show.

This evening’s setlist perfectly represents the group’s vast discography and is packed to the rafters with crowd-pleasing classics. Phil Mogg intends to go out with a bang, and the band are most certainly on fire this evening and raring for the occasion.

In Vinnie Moore UFO have got a bonafide guitar shredder who lights up the stage all night long with his blistering fretwork and emotive playing. Multi-talented guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond is the perfect foil for Moore – the pair play off each other and harmonise with one other frequently during the course of the show. Likewise, the band’s formidable rhythm section of long-serving drummer Andy Parker and bass player Rob De Luca underpin UFO’s thunderous groove all night long...

...t’s fair to say that this evening’s UFO show was most certainly otherworldly. Tonight may well mark ‘Lights Out’ for Phil Mogg’s tenure with the group, but it goes without saying that the impact and the musical legacy that he has left behind will undoubtedly live on forever.

Read THE FULL REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTOS


VISIT THE

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 


March 2019


31st March 2019



Sunday 31st March - Glasgow - 02 Academy

 

PREVIOUS SHOW - Newcastle

Thanks to ©2019 VIEW ALL PHOTOS

 

VISIT THE

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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30th March 2019



TODAY: Saturday 30th - Inverness - Ironworks

 

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29th March 2019



TODAY: Friday 29th - Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall - SOLD OUT 

 

LAST NIGHT - Newcastle

UFO - O2 Academy, Newcastle - Thank you to Stephen - ©2019 Stephen Thompson

 

PREVIOUS SHOW - Nottingham

UFO: Rock City, Nottingham - ©2019 Rich Ward

Classic Rock Photography, has posted 53 LIVE shots of UFO, great angles.
Vinnie climbes into the pit and gets the fans to 'hit the notes' on the finale 'Shoot Shoot'

VIEW ALL PHOTOS ON FB | PHOTOS ON THE TOUR PAGE

 

VISIT THE

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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28th March 2019



TODAY: Thursday 28th - Newcastle - 02 Academy

 

PREVIOUSLY: SHOW PHOTOS from Nottingham's ROCK CITY

Huge thank you goes out to Pete Key for another splendid set of LIVE UFO photos

UFO: Phil Mogg - ©2019 Pete Key - view full set

 

SHOW REVIEW from Rock City

...Let’s be honest here, I’ve seen a far few (shall we say) more heritage bands lately, and come away sometimes a little disappointed. Tonight, I’m left with the feeling that if UFO have ever sounded better, I’d have absolutely loved to have been there. The band are as tight as you like, and Mogg’s vocals are spot on. Age does not seem to have taken any toll on them at al... READ FULL REVIEW

PREVIOUS SHOW REVIEW from Leeds

UFO’s “Last Orders” tour hit Leeds. If this really is it for the band and their final tour they went out here with the proverbial bang and a fine, finer performance indeed.

A sad night for many – your reviewer included. I first saw UFO way back in 1978 and have been with them through thick, thin, drama, highs and (occasional) lows ever since. How many times have I seen them in concert over those four decades – too many to remember.

My thanks to Mr Mogg and cohorts for so much listening and watching pleasure.

Anyhoo – to the show...

Read more http://newwaveofbritishheavymetal.com/

 

SHOW REVIEW from The Waterfront Norwich

...And as the last orders bell rings out calling the band to the stage and the opening chords of Mother Mary greet the throng of faithful fans, one is reminded that they never quite hit the big time.

It certainly wasn’t for lack of killer songs, or indeed killer talent, having boasted the likes of Michael Schenker, future Whitesnake axeman Bernie Marsden, AC/DC tubthumper Simon Wright and Jason ‘son of John’ Bonham on their books.

But ever the survivalists, the group defied their self-destructive personality to continue carving out the kind of classic rock numbers we’ve all come to know and love.

Moore wrings the neck of every last guitar solo, Mogg stalks the stage like a Dickensian villain eyeballing the crowd, and on the likes of Lights Out a visibly shattered Parker pounds the skins so hard you wonder if he or the drums will explode at any moment...

READ FULL REVIEW

 

MORE PHOTOS ADDED TO THE...

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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27th March 2019

TODAY: Wednesday 27th - BAND DAY OFF

NEXT SHOW: Thursday 28th - Newcastle - 02 Academy

 

LAST NIGHT: Rock City

Thanks to UFO family member Robb - ©2019 Robb Philpotts

 

PREVIOUS SHOW REVIEW / PHOTOS from Manchester

This review from RAMzine, Rock and Metalzine

Tonight at this sold out show we are blessed to see UFO on their last ever tour after fifty years in the making (1969- 2019). It’s just crazy, but all good things must come to an end. What UFO have shown tonight is that no matter what your age is, as long as you love rock then tonight we’re in paradise!...

...UFO are out of this world, honestly! Tonight’s show has been phenomenal...

...They can still give a performance as if they were in their teens. I cannot fault this show in any way whatsoever, they were on point not missing a beat, the vocals were perfect, the guitar solos were incredible and the whole atmosphere was like we stood back in time. What I think makes this more unique is that there are three long term original members Phil, Andy Parker (drums) and Paul Raymond (keyboardist, rhythm guitar). Despite Vinnie moore (lead guitarist) being in the band no more than sixteen years I must say his guitar playing is simply magical, the crowd were mesmerised by it!...

...Picture this, the crowd must have an average in the mid 50 – 60’s and they’re reacting like a bunch of teens. It was majestic as hell and just shows that rock will never die. Fifty years UFO have been going on and tonight we’re are honored to witness this show. I guess now it will be watching their live shows on the internet from here, a shame its come to an end, but their spirit will live on so long as we let it.

READ THE FULL RAMzine REVIEW

Review and photos by Christopher James Ryan - ©2019, all rights reserved

Hello, My name is Chris Ryan I'm 25 and i am a photographer/Reviewer. I love going to gigs ride my motorbike, drink booze, game and of course take photographs. If you come to gigs you'll probably see me in the press pit being a nut job or sipping alcohol while writing up notes \m/

Thanks to Victoria Purcell and the team at

website | FB page | Magazines

 

In addition to the review above, Chris has supplied us with additional photographs of the nights show

Special thanks to Christopher James Ryan for stunning photo's of the band -
You can view these photos, just below the SHOW REVIEW, on the HERE on the TOUR PAGE

 

PREVIOUS SHOW PHOTOS from Belfast


Thank you to Jesper From for sharing the photos with us,
Jesper travelled all the way from Copenhagen to Belfast to see the show - VIEW SET

 

MORE PHOTO's ADDED TO THE...

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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26th March 2019



TODAY: Tuesday 26th - Nottingham - Rock City

 

PHOTOS - Past Shows - Cambridge

UFO: Phil Mogg - ©2019 Steve Ritchie, all rights reserved - VIEW MORE - Thanks Steve

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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25th March 2019

TODAY: Band Day Off - NEXT SHOW: Tuesday 26th - Nottingham - Rock City

 

PHOTOS - Past Shows - Northampton

UFO/VM photographer, Pete Key gets to work at Northampton - ©Pete key 2019

VIEW ALl 17 PHOTOS ON THE TOUR PAGE


UFO - You Are Here & The Monkey Puzzle

I had the pleasure to meet up with TARA LYNCH and her band for the second time in Cambridge

Left to right: Bjorn Englen | Tristan Greatrex | Tara Lynch | Joe Lazarus | Simon Ramin

Tara has formed this amazing band to tour with UFO:
Bjorn Englen is also the bass player for Foundry, Soul Sign, and Dio Disciples. Bjorn has also played bass for Quiet Riot, McAuley Schenker Group/Survivor/MSF vocalist Robin McAuley, Guitar legends Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony MacAlpine. Bjorn also played bass on TARA's debut album 'EVIL ENOUGH'.

Joe Lazurus, drummer has played/sessioned for bands/artists such as INHEAVEN, Circa Waves, Mike Vennart (Biffy Clyro), Voodoo Six, Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) and is filling in for Vinnie Appice on this UK tour.

Simon Ramin, rhythmn guitarist - "Super-talented. A great guitar player & singer. Anyone looking for someone to partner up with, someone to tour with … Kaviani is your guy.”
Eric Martin, Mr. Big

Simon and Joe have also worked together and you can view Kaviani's debut single 'Don't Let The Bombs Drop, Daddy.'from Simon's forthcoming EP, released 29th April on all platforms. VIEW

You can read in the Belfast Show Review (below) more about TARA LYNCH and her band:

 

PHOTOS and REVIEWS - Past Shows - Belfast

Gig Review: UFO Land In the Limelight Belfast For Last Orders With TARA LYNCH

Great review for both TARA LYNCH and UFO

UFO - ©2019 Darren McVeigh
of MetalPlanetMusic.com
TARA LYNCH - ©2019 Darren McVeigh
of MetalPlanetMusic.com

SHOW REVIEW - excerpt

...With “Ain’t No Baby”, “Lights Out”, and “Baby Blue” they proved to everyone there that UFO, beyond any shadow of a doubt, were as fresh a rock band now as they were 50 years ago. Tight, pounding tracks, and a perfect light hearted performance as if they had their best friends round to have a blast of a party. Phil’s vocals sounded as clear and crisp as an 18 year old (he is about to turn 71), the guitar work of Vinnie was stratospheric, Rob de Luca’s bass work was mesmerising, incredibly compelling, Paul Raymond’s rhythm guitar and keyboards were on point and, of course, Andy Parker’s drumming was so energised it could have been plugged into Ballylumford Power station to top up Belfast’s electricity needs for a week.

...The night was going to be special. That was in no doubt. UFO were going to be the best version of your favourite cake. However, there was a perfect cherry on top with the addition of Tara Lynch. This was an incredibly special night, even if it wasn’t the last time UFO would be playing in Belfast. It’s a show you could see again and again without ever getting bored. Both bands were on top of their game, delivering better than solid performances, energising the crowd beyond what you would normally expect.

If you can get to see UFO and Tara Lynch, then go. No second thoughts. You have to see them. It is, without going overboard, a fantastic experience that will have you going home fully satisfied and talking about it for days.

Review by Ivor Whitten, Happy Metal Geek

Photos by Darren McVeigh, Metal Planet Music

READ FULL REVIEW

Metal Planet Music website | Metal Planet Music FB page

Copyright © 2019 Metal Planet Music
All Rights Reserved Metal Planet Music

Big thank you to IVOR at

Happy Metal Geek FB page

Happy Metal Geek Website

LOTS MORE ADDED TO THE...

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24th March 2019


Sunday 24 - Norwich - The Waterfront

 

LAST NIGHT - Northampton

UFO: Andy Parker at Roadmender, Northampton - ©2019 Rich Ward

Classic Rock Photography, has posted 47 LIVE shots of UFO - VIEW ALL - Great work Rich Ward

 

PHOTOS - Past Shows - Cambridge

As promised the stunning photographs from Daniel Ackerley-Holmes added to the TOUR PAGE

Many thanks again Daniel - Daniel Ackerley | Music & Portrait Photographer

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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23rd March 2019


TODAY: Saturday 23rd - Northampton - Roadmender

 

LAST NIGHT - Cambridge

STOP PRESS : Some Stunning photographs from last nights show - will add more details tomorrow

Many thanks to Daniel

Daniel Ackerley | Music & Portrait Photographer

 

PHOTOS and REVIEWS - Past Shows - HARD ROCK HELL AOR FEST

REVIEW by Emmie Ellis and PHOTOGRAPHY by Mark Ellis - READ REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTOS

for

Thanks to Mark McGrogan at ROCK 'N' LOAD MAGAZINE

all rights reserved ©2019 ROCK 'N' LOAD

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca UFO: Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca

Special thanks to photographer, MARK ELLIS from 'Shoot The Groove' on behalf of

WEBSITE | FB - photography by ©2019 Mark Ellis / ©2019 Shoot The Groove

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

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22nd March 2019

TODAY: Friday 22nd - Cambridge - The Junction

 

Previous Show - Limelight 1 Belfast

Photos added to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE - ©2019 Sam Coates - Thanks Sam

 

PHOTOS and REVIEWS - Past Shows

Assembly Concert review in Leamington Spa by Reg Richardson

A couple of days ago, I posted a series of RSR photo's taken by Reg Richardson
at The Assembly in Leamington Spa. Along with his photo's,
Reg has published a Concert Review on FRaME

Short extract:

The Last Orders Tour gets under way as Phil Mogg calls time on his position as frontman with UFO after a shade over 50 years. The band were formed in London in 1968 and 23 studio albums later bring this era to an end with Mogg’s farewell tour...

...Mother Mary, We Belong to the Night, Run Boy Run and Ain’t No Baby came and went to increasing audience vocalisation before the band got going with Only You Can Rock Me, just one of the bands anthems that were due to be played. Next came Baby Blue, Messiah of Love and Cherry before the band moved on to a series of iconic songs that flowed one after the other….

READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Thanks to Reg Richardson at RSR

 

PHOTOS and REVIEWS - Past Shows

O2 Academy Concert review in Leeds by Graham Geldard

Like Reg, Graham also posted out some stunning LIVE photographs of UFO and has also
written a show review

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - ©2019 IconPhoto / Graham Geldard

Who would have thought that after changing their name from Hocus Pocus to UFO in 1969 and releasing their space-rock debut, UFO 1 the year after, UFO would tread the boards for 50 years. The band have come a long way and achieved notoriety and success in equal measures since their debut release...

...Tonight’s show kicks off with “Mother Mary” in blistering style, Mogg’s vocals belying his 70 years. Most singers are seeing their vocal powers dwindling by this ripe age. Not Mogg. Phil’s voice is the centre piece of all things UFO and it never let’s him down through the 90 minute set. As good as he’s ever been. Mother Mary is swiftly followed by “We Belong To The Night” from 1982’s “Mechanix” album.

A full throttle, rocking “Lights Out” really get’s the party started. Make no mistake, this is a real celebration of 50 years of one of UK Rock’s great institutions.

“Baby Blue” showcases both the delicate side of Mogg’s delivery and the effortless power his voice holds. If anyone wasn’t feeling emotional, they were now.

This isn’t just the Phil Mogg show though. UFO are most definitely a band, with all parts contributing to this wonderful set and ensuring the legacy has lived on this long. It’s hard to believe that Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca have now been with the band 15 years and 11 years respectively. It shows, and they’ve most definitely made those places their own. Vinnie is true to the originals but puts his own twist to them. Rob has grown massively into his role since I first saw him, maybe 10 years ago. Only You Can Rock Me showcases the band to it’s full, with founding member Andy Parker bludgeoning his kit and Paul Raymond adding the extra layers he always has.

It’s great to hear “Burn Your House Down” and “Messiah Of Love” from 2012 and 2015 respectively, reinforcing that UFO have been producing great albums to the end and these more recent gems fully deserve their place in the set. UFO are bowing out on top, this isn’t just a nostalgia ride. Phil Mogg has called it quits on UFO because he just can’t be bothered with the travelling and hotels any more. Such a shame as he clearly loves the stage as much as he ever did. As always, he could have been playing as a stand-up comedian tonight. Checking how everyone is at either side of the venue, he quips that he saw Tony Bennett do that once. Maybe he’s invested in a rocking chair for his retirement to do some Val Doonican style crooning.

Crowd favourites “Love To Love” and “Too Hot To Handle” pave the way to Rock Bottom, when Mogg once again turns comedian, joking that he could go on holiday and get himself a suntan by the time Vinnie Moore finishes the solo. A great solo it is too , once again taking Schenker’s blueprint but making it his own, with consummate ease. “Doctor Doctor” starts running down the set. There’s no bigger compliment than Iron Maiden using one of your songs for their stage entrance – the crowd’s response shows exactly why.

What better way to close the show than with “Shoot Shoot”, the first UFO record I bought. Fitting that the cowbell intro chimes last orders on the last song that UFO will ever play in Leeds.

The band leave the stage to rapturous applause and adulation. There is genuine love for these guys and many in the crowd were emotional leaving the venue, not quite believing this will be the last time they see them live after following them for so many years. UFO may be calling time on their illustrious career but this is absolutely going out in style, with band and crowd loving every minute. If you haven’t got yourself a ticket, grab one quick because most venues are either sold out or on the verge of selling out – UK to April, Europe to August, U.S.A. to November. UFO – forever in our hearts and out of our speakers.

READ THE REVIEW HERE, along with PHOTOS

Thanks to Graham Geldard

 

Finally today, Jimmy B. Smith gets the AWARD...

...for the most photo's taken at a UFO concert, unless John Wilde can tell me otherwise :-)

An amazing total of 740 photographs - I have had to screen capture them and
display as thumbnails - Unbelievable quantity - photos ©2019 Jimmy B. Smith

Thanks Jimmy

VIEW ALL PHOTOS

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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21st March 2019

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY PARKER

Many Happy Returns Andy Parker

photo ©2019 Classic Rock Photography (Town Hall, Birmingham)

TODAY 21st March - Band DAY-OFF

NEXT SHOW: The Junction, Cambridge

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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20th March 2019

TONIGHT: Wednesday 20th - Belfast - The Limelight 1

 

 

LAST NIGHT - DUBLIN

Thanks to SuLee for posting last night photos - view TOUR PAGE

 

PHOTOS and REVIEWS - Previous Shows

The photo's of DAVID PICKLES feature in the UFO MANCHESTER concert review
(see link to the review below) by

David has given this website ADDITIONAL photographs to the ones that appeared in the
ANTIHERO review, so we are extremly proud to be able to share these with all the UFO fans...

...this and other stunning photo's from David can be found on the UFO TOUR PAGE -
©2019 PRP, David Pickles

Thank you David for sharing these additional photo's (VIEW HERE ON TOUR PAGE)...

...NOW ONTO THE MANCHESTER SHOW REVIEW



READ REVIEW AND VIEW the 15 exclusive ANTIHERO UFO PHOTOS taken by
DAVID PICKLES of PICKLESROCKPHOTOS

REVIEW by Mark Dean - Media Journalist

 

Previous Show - PHOTOS - LEEDS

Huge thanks to Graham Geldard - ©2019 IconPhoto - VIEW ALL LIVE SHOTS

 

 

Previous Show - PHOTOS - The Assembly

UFO: Andy Parker at The Assembly
©2019 RSR-Photography - Rock Stars Rising

Further RSR photo's added to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE - Thanks to Reg Richardson at RSR

 

Lots more added to the

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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19th March 2019

TODAY: Tuesday 19th - Dublin - Academy

 

Previously: Photo's from Manchester - Misty Green...

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond - © 2019 Robert Forrest

...and blue - a set of Robert's photo have been added to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

Catching up with some of the UFO Show Reviews on the web

Firstly, from The Assembly, Leamington Spa

UFO: Rob De Luca at The Assembly, Leamington Spa - ©2019 David Sansoni at Scribbling Sounds

Review and Photos from Scribbling Sounds added to the TOUR PAGE

 

secondly, Review and Photo's from Bristol and Cardiff

A View From The Back Of The Room: UFO (Live Review By Paul H)

UFO - Last Orders Tour, O2 Academy, Bristol & The Tramshed, Cardiff

...Full marks as well to Mogg for his “lights out in Cardiff” line, causing much appreciation from the packed Welsh crowd. Love To Love from Lights Out, Only You Can Rock Me and a massive Too Hot To Handle caused grown men to lose it at both venues before Rock Bottom, complete with Moore’s masterful solo which drew sharp intakes of breath at the sheer sublime quality brought the main set to an end. With the band a little sharper and into their stride after a few dates, the Cardiff date just edged it in terms of atmosphere and performance but there wasn’t much to separate each evening. The inevitable Doctor Doctor and Shoot Shoot brought two fantastic evenings to an end. Getting what is likely to be my final fill of one of my all-time favourite bands was an absolute joy, a band whose name should be treasured in the halls of Great British classic hard rock for all time.

©2019 Paul H - Musipedia of Metal

READ FULL REVIEW HERE


UFO: Vinnie Moore - ©2019 Konstantina Frasia Photography

View FULL SET OF PHOTO'S, including TARA LYNCH - Thank you Konstantina

thanks to:

 

third and final review for today, this from Cardiff

UFO / TARA LYNCH | LIVE REVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff, Tue 12 Mar

Veteran hard rock outfit UFO seamlessly beckoned the attention of a loyal fanbase on a weatherbeaten Tuesday night. As part of their 50th anniversary tour – possibly their final one – this sold-out show promised to deliver the influential live wire antics for which the band are revered... 

...Paul Raymond, a revolving fixture of the band throughout their history, exhibited his versatility as a musician, adroitly flitting between keys and rhythm section with a finesse that betrayed his mainstay status during the course of the last four decades. Vinnie Moore lent renewed vitality to the 1977 classic Love To Love, replete with richly-rendered solos, showcasing equally thunderous guitar dexterity on Too Hot To Handle. Chants of the band’s name reverberated throughout the room, anticipating an encore that took the form of signature tracks Doctor Doctor and Shoot Shoot. The latter of which saw Moore, donning a black hat and earning Santana jibes from Mogg, proceeding to tear through with eviscerating technical precision. A two-hour set that emphasised the five-piece’s proto-metal legacy and undimmed durability.

words CHRIS HAMILTON-PEACH - ©2019 buzz, Wales What's On Guide

READ FULL REVIEW HERE

 

Lots more added to the

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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18th March 2019

Band DAY OFF - Travel to Belfast

UFO at Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest

We are excited to be able to showcase the following photo's, which captures the bands energy & vibe with yet another great set of photo's from UFO/VM photographer, Pete Key - VIEW ALL PHOTOS

UFO: Vinnie Moore - andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond - photo ©2019 Pete Key


Pete Key is known for his photography for the HRH (Hard Rock Hell) magazines (website|FB)
as well as his photo used on Vinnie Moore's album cover artwork, 'AERIAL VISIONS'

Thanks as always Pete

 

STOP PRESS - Previous Shows: LAST NIGHT, Leeds

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond - ©2019 John Wilde

Will be adding more to the UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE from Leeds as the tour progresses,
here are more updates:


Previous Shows: Manchester

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - ©2019 John Wilde

VIEW More Concert photos from John, added to the Manchester section on the TOUR PAGE

 

Previous Shows: Birmingham

Paul Raymond - Town Hall, Birmingham - ©2019 Classic Rock Photography

Merch Team: Kate Moore and Dave Wood Andy Dodds - Rich Ward - Kate Moore - Mark Coles
Paul Raymond and Rich Ward Dave Wood and Tristan Greatrex


VIEW More Concert photos from Rich added to the BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL section on the...

 

 

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 

 

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17th March 2019

TONIGHT: Sunday 17th - Leeds - 02 Academy

 

 

UFO at Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest

Another great photo from UFO/VM photographer, Pete Key - Thanks as always - ©2019 Pete Key

More amazing photos from HRH AOR Fest from Pete will be added tomorrow... STAY TUNED

 

Show Review

Birmingham Town Hall Show Review

 

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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16th March 2019

TONIGHT: Saturday 16th March - Manchester - 02 Ritz - SOLD OUT

 

Last Night at HRH AOR

Thank you to Lisa - ©2019 billiebeecreative - VIEW ON TOUR PAGE

 

 

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15th March 2019



TODAY: Friday 15 - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest

Venue poster

 

Last Night - Birmingham


   

Just a few of many more photo's added to the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

Previous shows

This review from The Assembly by DAVE WOOD is a well worth the visit

 

 

Lots more photo's and info added to the...

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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14th March 2019

TODAY: Thusday 14th - Birmingham  - Town Hall - SOLD OUT

 

Opening Show Review

Bristol 24/7 - link posted on the TOUR PAGE, along with some amazing LIVE photos...

...by MIKE EVANS. Here is UFO's Vinnie Moore in action at the 02 Academy, Bristol, UK.

MIKE has kindly shared with us some of the photo's that appear in the 24/7 review.
We also have access to additional photo's, so very special thanks to MIKE for sharing these with us.

You can view the photo's on the UFO TOUR PAGE below the Bristol 24/7 review link.

 

Lots more photo's and info added to the...

...UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 

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13th March 2019

Band DAY OFF - Travel to Birmingham

 

Last Night: Cardiff

SOLD OUT Show - Set List change in Cardiff
Makin' Moves - IN
Messiah of Love and Let It Roll - OUT

SHOUT OUT TO ANDY PARKER - Last Night at The Tramshed, Cardiff

 

Nick also is the proud owner of a
band signed drum head tray

Thanks to Nick Palmer for the above two photo's

Eight great live shots from Vic added to the UFO TOUR PAGE - ©2019 Vic Wolfie Stanger

 

 

While we wait for Birmingham...

...thirty more LIVE photo's added to the tour page

Eight from the show by Classic Rock Photography added to the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

02 ACADEMY - Bournemouth - thanks to Max

 

02 ACADEMY - Bournemouth - thanks to Phil Sparkes
10 more photo's added to the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

02 ACADEMY - Oxford - thanks to Moth Clark
10 more photo's added to the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

 

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12th March 2019

TODAY: Tuesday 12 - Cardiff - Tramshed - SOLD OUT

 

LIVE PHOTOS added to the UFO TOUR PAGE from...

...THE ASSEMBLY, Leamington Spa - photo ©2019 Steve Johnston Photography

 

...O2 ACADEMY, Bournemouth - photo ©2019 David Leckie

 

...O2 ACADEMY, Bournemouth - photo ©2019 Jonathan Barry

 

and a host more photographs posted to the

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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11th March 2019

TODAY: Band Day OFF - Tommorrow Cardiff

This tour has kicked off with a bang, a great welcoming start for the band
full of love and appreciation for Phil Mogg from the UFO audiences, on this their final tour.

 

LAST NIGHT - BOURNEMOUTH

We are so fortunate to have such amazing photographers capture the band, and this photo of last night in Bournemouth:

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

Huge thanks to Charlie Raven at Charlie Raven Photography for sharing these amazing LIVE shots of the band.

Fifteen brilliantly captured photo's have been exclusively added to the UFO TOUR PAGE, CLICK TO VISIT

Thanks Charlie
- WEBSITE



Catching up with a few posts, I know that FB have already shared the Wonderful UFO LIVE review.



Due to copyright etiquette, we wanted to hold off until contact was made with Devils Gate Media.
We received a wonderful response from DGM's Rob Wilkins. This website has been given access to
the high quality LIVE photo's of which have been carefully selected and posted under the
Bristol Show section on the TOUR PAGE.


Many thanks to Rob and all the team at DEVILS GATE MEDIA for their enthusiasm and support
FB | Website


Founded in 2013, Devils Gate Media brings you news, reviews and interviews from
the Rock and Metal world, and brings you features about the people behind the music.
DGM and Rob Wilkin's hold the copyright to all watermarked photo's posted.

 

 

Finally, more photo's from The Assembly, also posted, care of Dave Wood - cheers Dave

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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10th March 2019

TODAY: Sunday 10th - Bournemouth - 02 Academy

 

PREVIOUSLY - The Assembly

Our very own 'UFO Misty Green and Blue' photographer, Pete Key shot these amazing LIVE
photo's on Friday at the Assembly in Leamington Spa - Lots more posted on the TOUR PAGE


Pete Key is known for his photography for the HRH (Hard Rock Hell) magazines (website|FB)
as well as his photo used on Vinnie Moore's album cover artwork, 'AERIAL VISIONS'

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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9th March 2019



TODAY: Saturday 9th - Oxford  - 02 Academy

 

LAST NIGHT

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

Over 40 new photos posted on the TOUR PAGE from Thursday's 02 Bristol Show...

UFO: photo ©John Wilde

UFO: photo ©Geoff Clarke

...Thanks go to John Wilde, Simon Burfield and Geoff Clarke

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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8th March 2019

TONIGHT: Friday 08 - Leamington Spa - The Assembly

 

Last Night in Bristol

Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond - ©2019 Rich Ward - Classic Rock Photography

This and other photo's will be added as the tour progresses,
click on the 'UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE link below:

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

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7th March 2019


TONIGHT: Thursday 07 - Bristol - O2 Academy

UK & IRELAND TOUR PAGE

 

The tour starts here - the band have arrived

 

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7th March 2019

TOMORROW: The UFO - LAST ORDERS tour kicks off

Dedicated tour page is NOW LIVE

Please e-mail me photo's and reviews etc.,
so that we can add to the page for the fans who may not be able to get along to the shows.

 

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4th March 2019

Ths upcoming Thursday, UFO kick-off their 'LAST ORDERS' tour


UK & Ireland dates for March/April 2019

UFO - You Are Here & The Monkey Puzzle
Special guest on the March/April tour is TARA LYNCH
*except FOR the HRH AOR Festival DATE

MARCH 2019 - UK & Ireland
Thu 07 - Bristol - O2 Academy
Fri 08 - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
Sat 09 - Oxford  - 02 Academy    
Sun 10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
Tue 12 - Cardiff - Tramshed- SOLD OUT
Thu 14 - Birmingham  - Town Hall - SOLD OUT

Fri 15 - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest *
Sat 16 - Manchester - 02 Ritz - SOLD OUT
Sun 17 - Leeds - 02 Academy
Tue 19 - Dublin - Academy
Wed 20 - Belfast - The Limelight 1
Fri 22 - Cambridge - The Junction
Sat 23 - Northampton - Roadmender
Sun 24 - Norwich - The Waterfront
Tue 26 - Nottingham - Rock City
Thu 28 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
Fri 29 - Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall - SOLD OUT 
Sat 30 - Inverness - Ironworks
Sun 31 - Glasgow - 02 Academy

APRIL 2019
Tue 02 - Hull - City Hall
Wed 03 - Southampton - The Brook - SOLD OUT
Thu 04 - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - SOLD OUT
Fri 05 - London - O2 Kentish Town Forum - EXTRA SHOW


JUNE 2019
07 - Germany - Hannover - MusikZentrum
08 - Sweden - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
10 - Germany - Hamburg - Fabrik
11 - Holland - Zoetermeer - Boerderij
14 - Spain - Malaga - Rock The Coast Festival
17 - Germany - Stuttgart - LKA
18 - Germany - Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark

20 - Germany - Köln - Die Kantine-Yard Club
21 - Germany - Blieskastel - Paradeplatz
22 - Belgium  - Dessel - Graspop


JULY - GERMANY

26 - Germany - Burg Herzberg - Festival
27 - Germany - Nuremberg - Pyraser Classic Rock Night
28 - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
30 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
31 - Germany - Wacken - Open Air

AUGUST - GERMANY
02 - Germany - Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
03 - Germany - Leipzig - Parkbühne


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 - USA

Last Orders - 50th Anniversary Tour

Oct. 10 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove 
Oct. 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
Oct. 24 - Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center 
Oct. 25 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater 
Oct. 26 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater 
Oct. 27 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel 
Oct. 30 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall 
Oct. 31 - Staten Island, NY @ St George Theater 
Nov. 01 - Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak 
Nov. 02 - Uncasville, CT @ Wolf's Den @ Mohegan Sun

More shows for 2019 to be announced soon.
As always, CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates

 

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3rd March 2019

 

 


February 2019


 

UFO related news - Vinnie Moore guests on Jordan Rudess album

Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess will release his brand new spiraling and stunning solo album 'Wired for Madness' on April 19th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.

Renowned guests include drummer Marco Minnemann, Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie, guitarists Vinnie Moore, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonamassa and John Petrucci.There are appearances by notable players including drummers Rod Morgenstein and Elijah Wood among others.

 

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15th february 2019

Vinnie chats to Spanish webzine on topics such as the upcoming UK UFO tour,
favourite UFO albums, Phil's decision to call it a day, his future, new solo album,
Ritchie Blackmore, Scorpions - Well worth a read.

Vinnie Moore Interview | English Translation

 


January 2019



22nd January 2019

Message from Andy Parker

This posted from UFO Official FB page

Ted McKenna was part of the Michael Schenker Fest line-up and first hooked up with Michael
to record the third MSG album 'Assualt Attack' released in October 1982:
Michael Schenker | Graham Bonnet | Chris Glenn | Ted McKenna | Tommy Eyre
and the follow up 4th MSG album, 'Built to Destroy':
(Michael Schenker |Gary Barden | Chris Glenn | Ted McKenna | Andy Nye | Derek St. Holmes)
The album, "Rock Will Never Die" featured this line-up, recorded at Hammersmith Odeon.

Ted McKenna (10 March 1950 – 19 January 2019), played with bands:
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Rory Gallagher. Touring with Ian Gillan for a short period in 1990,
alongside fellow former SAHB member, bassist Chris Glen.

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18th January 2019

UFO announes that Tara Lynch is *Special Guest on their
50th Anniversary LAST ORDERS Tour in the UK & Ireland


Tara Lynch (a.k.a. "Gui-Tara") is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals.

"Evil Enough" is a melodic album featuring Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Tony MacAlpine (PLANET X),
 Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Mark Boals (DOKKEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), 
Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL, SEBASTIAN BACH), Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) and 
Björn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). 
"Evil Enough" is produced by Brent Woods. All words and music written by Tara Lynch.


The album has received glowing reviews and Tara will release her debut album,
"Evil Enough", on March 1st in Europe/UK via Cargo Records UK
ahead of the UFO tour

 

*Tara will be Special Guest at all the shows except for HRH AOR festival on 15th March

WEB: http://www.taralynch.com/ | FACEBOOK

 

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9th January 2019

Vinnie Moore album news

Stephen in the studio with Vinnie - source

 

 


HAPPY UFO YEAR - January 2019


 

Wishing you all a very HAPPY 50th NEW YEAR

Unbelivable to think its now UfO's final year, 50 year Anniversary - Making us all wonder where this time has gone.

Thank you to the band, all line-up's included but particularly to Phil Mogg who has steered the good
Mother Ship through the choppy waters. Huge thanks to the currently line-up
Phil Mogg and Andy Parker (Original line-up), Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca.
The past 15 years plus has been a real bonus and this website, 'Misty Green and Blue'
sends a huge hug to the best band, UFO, in the world.

Thank you to Phil Mogg | Andy Parker | Paul Raymond | Vinnie Moore| Rob De Luca

Pete Way | Michael Schenker | Laurence Archer | Tommy McClendon | Myke Gray
Rick Sandford | Tony Glidewell | Paul Chapman | Bernie Marsden | Larry Wallis | Mick Bolton
Danny Peyronnel | John Sloman | Neil Carter | Billy Sheehan | Paul Gray | Robbie France (RIP)
Jim Simpson | David Jacobsen | Fabio Del Rio | Clive Edwards | Jem Davis | Simon Wright
Aynsley Dunbar | Luis Maldanardo | Jeff Martin | Jason Bonham | Jeff Kollman | Barry Sparks

 

 


December 2018


12th December 2018

JUNE 2019 - Coast Festival in Spain - UFO added this poster to their Official FB page

 

Vinnie Moore completes his Solo Tour

 

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11th December

UFO's Paul Raymond updates with new album details

Paul's FB page announcement today - MORE NEWS ON PAULS WEBSITE

 

 


November 2018


 

 

21st November 2018

UFO ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the huge demand for tickets for the Sold Out London show on 4th April 2019,

AN EXTRA LONDON DATE HAS BEEN ADDED:

5th April at the O2 Kentish Town Forum.

Tickets for this show will be on sale from Friday 23rd November.

 

LAST ORDERS - FULL LIST OF 2019 DATES

MARCH - UK & IRELAND
Thu 07 - Bristol - O2 Academy
Fri 08 - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
Sat 09 - Oxford - 02 Academy
Sun 10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
Tue 12 - Cardiff - Tramshed
Thu 14 - Birmingham - Town Hall

Fri 15 - Pwllheli - Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest
Sat 16 - Manchester - 02 Ritz - SOLD OUT
Sun 17 - Leeds - 02 Academy
Tue 19 - Dublin - Academy
Wed 20 - Belfast - The Limelight 1
Fri 22 - Cambridge - The Junction
Sat 23 - Northampton - Roadmender
Sun 24 - Norwich - The Waterfront
Tue 26 - Nottingham - Rock City
Thu 28 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
Fri 29 - Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall
Sat 30 - Inverness - Ironworks
Sun 31 - Glasgow - 02 Academy

APRIL - UK
Tue 02 - Hull - City Hall
Wed 03 - Southampton - The Brook - SOLD OUT
Thu 04 - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - SOLD OUT
Fri 05 - London - O2 Kentish Town Forum - EXTRA SHOW

JUNE - Germany & Summer Festivals
Saturday - June 8th, 2019 - Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
Tuesday - June 11th, 2019  - Zoetermeer, Netherlands Boerderij
Friday  - June 14th, 2019 - Malaga, Spain - Rock The Coast Festival
Sunday - June 16th, 2019 - Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
Monday - June 17th, 2019 - Stuttgart, Germany LKA Longhorn
Tuesday - June 18th, 2019 - Ingolstadt, Germany Eventhalle Westpark
Thursday - June 20th, 2019 - Cologne, Germany Die Kantine
Friday - June 21st, 2019 - Blieskastel, Germany Paradeplatz
Saturday - June 22nd, 2019  - Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting

JULY - EUROPE
Fri 26 - Germany - Burg Herzberg - Festival
Sat 27 - Germany - Nuremberg - Pyraser Classic Rock Night
Sun 28 - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
Tues 30 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
Wed 31 - Germany - Wacken - Open Air

AUGUST - GERMANY
Fri 02 - Germany - Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
Sat 03 - Germany - Leipzig - Parkbühne

As always, CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates

 

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20th November 2018

 

UFO's Paul Raymond hookes up with UFO's Vinnie Moore - source

 

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14th November 2018

UFO ex-guitarist Atomik Tommy M (Tommy McClendon) posted on facebook

We at Misty Green and Blue send our sincere condolences to Kevin's family and our
thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew Kevin Bryce. All crew are part of the UFO family

above: extract from The MISDEMEANOR tour programme
The tour started in 1985 and went through to 1986, Kevin is listed under the 'Road Crew' section

Tommy was UFO's guitarist for 4 years (January 1984 - October 1987)

 

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13th November 2018

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore embarks on his solo tour - ON THE ROAD - EUROPE 2018

 

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10th November 2018

UFO frontman, Phil Mogg didn't join the Rock Legends tour along with Joe Lynn Turner
due to some arrangement issues.

The tour still went ahead but the promoter cancelled shortly after the start of the tour.

 

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2nd November 2018

TONIGHT - 2nd November: Staudenlandhalle - Fischach - Germany

Phil Mogg hits the road with Bonfire - kicking off tonight on a 20-date tour


 

  02.11.18 Fischach - Staudenlandhalle Tickets
  03.11.18 Weimar - Weimarhalle Tickets
  04.11.18 Fürth - Stadthalle Tickets
  05.11.18 Frankfurt - Batschkapp Tickets
  06.11.18 Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle Tickets
  07.11.18 Bremen - Aladin Tickets
  08.11.18 Berlin - Columbiahalle Tickets
  09.11.18 Paderborn - Schützenhof Tickets
  10.11.18 Ingolstadt - Saturn-Arena Tickets
  11.11.18 Balingen - Volksbankmesse Tickets
  12.11.18 Saarbrücken - Garage Tickets
  13.11.18 Alsdorf - Stadthalle Tickets
  14.11.18 Hagen - Stadthalle Tickets
  15.11.18 Würzburg - Posthalle Tickets
  16.11.18 Alsfeld - Hessenhalle Tickets
  17.11.18 Freiberg - Tivoli Tickets
  18.11.18 Plzeň - TJ Lokomotiva Tickets
  19.11.18 Magdeburg - AMO Kulturhaus Tickets
  20.11.18 Leipzig - Haus Auensee Tickets
  21.11.18 Hannover - Capitol Tickets

Very special guests:
Joe Lynn Turner (Ex-RAINBOW, -DEEP PUPLE), Phil Mogg (UFO), Geoff Tate (OPERATION MINDCRIME), Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Dave Bickler (Ex-SURVIVOR), Robin Beck, Johnny Gioeli (HARDLINE, AXEL RUDI PELL), Chris Boltendahl (GRAVE DIGGER), James Christian (HOUSE OF LORDS), Paul Morris (Ex-RAINBOW, -DORO, -NENA)

PHIL MOGG PAGE

 

The Soundtrack for the Bonfire and Friends Tour!!

A very special tribute album for all rock legends, who are involved in the BONFIRE & FRIENDS Tour 2018.

32 classic songs re-recorded by Bonfire with the Bonfire sound. All songs on this double CD are sung by Alexx Stahl and performed by BONFIRE. With the exception of the Puhdy's songs which were sung by Quaster himself!

Special attention and care was taken to keep the integrity of the originals but also to have the updated Bonfire sound. Classics reborn!

This album was created in conjunction with the Bonfire & Friends tour. All the songs will be played on the tour but they will be sung by the original singers with Bonfire providing the power of the music as only they can!!!

Bonfire - "Legends" Available October 19th.

This 32 track CD covers three *UFO songs, Doctor Doctor, Lights Out and Rock Bottom
*Note Phil Mogg doesn't appear on the album

BONFIRE PAGE

 

 


October 2018


30th October 2018

2019 Summer dates announced

JULY
26 - Germany - Burg Herzberg - Festival
27 - Germany - Nuremberg - Pyraser Classic Rock Night
28 - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
30 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
31 - Germany - Wacken - Open Air

AUGUST
02 - Germany - Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
03 - Germany - Leipzig - Parkbühne

 

LAST ORDERS - FULL LIST OF 2019 DATES

MARCH - UK & IRELAND
Thu 07 - Bristol - O2 Academy
Fri 08 - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
Sat 09 - Oxford - 02 Academy
Sun 10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
Tue 12 - Cardiff - Tramshed
Thu 14 - Birmingham - Town Hall

Fri 15 - Pwllheli - Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest
Sat 16 - Manchester - 02 Ritz
Sun 17 - Leeds - 02 Academy
Tue 19 - Dublin - Academy
Wed 20 - Belfast - The Limelight 1
Fri 22 - Cambridge - The Junction
Sat 23 - Northampton - Roadmender
Sun 24 - Norwich - The Waterfront
Tue 26 - Nottingham - Rock City
Thu 28 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
Fri 29 - Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall
Sat 30 - Inverness - Ironworks
Sun 31 - Glasgow - 02 Academy

APRIL
Tue 02 - Hull - City Hall
Wed 03 - Southampton - The Brook
Thu 04 - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire

JULY - EUROPE
26 - Germany - Burg Herzberg - Festival
27 - Germany - Nuremberg - Pyraser Classic Rock Night
28 - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
30 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
31 - Germany - Wacken - Open Air

AUGUST - GERMANY
02 - Germany - Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
03 - Germany - Leipzig - Parkbühne

As always, CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates


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26th October 2018

TODAY: 12" (2 LP + CD) [VINYL] releases

The monkey puzzle

For the first time two of UFOs albums will be released on vinyl:
"You Are Here" and "The Monkey Puzzle".
Both are limited to 1.000 units worldwide and will come in a 2LP gatefold version,
printed innersleeves, 180 g black vinyl and CD in cardboard sleeve.

Release date in Europe will be October 26th and in the USA December 14th

SPV website | SPV / Steamhammer

 

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17th October 2018

King's X featuring UFO Guitarist Vinnie Moore at Arcada Theatre

above: As posted on Vinnies Facebook page

NOVEMBER 2018
Nov 13 - Budapest, Hungary - Duren Kert
Nov 14 - Vienna, Austria - Reigen Live
Nov 15 - Olomouc, Czech Republic - Bounty Rock
Nov 16 - Bochnia, Poland - Kino Regis
Nov 17 - Nove Mesto, Slovakia - Blue Note
Nov 19 - Bremen, Germany - Meisenfrei
Nov 20 - Genk, Belgium - Colosseums
Nov 21 - Mannheim, Germany - 7er Club
Nov 22 - Lugagnano, Italy - Il Giardino
Nov 23 - Milano, Italy - Legend
Nov 24 - Trofarello, Italy - Il Peocio
Nov 25 - Roma, Italy - Let It Beer
Nov 26 - Roma, Italy (Guitar Clinic) - Saint Louis
Nov 28 - Pamplona, Spain - Sala Zentral
Nov 29 - Oviedo, Spain - Sala Sir Laurens
Nov 30 - La Coruna, Spain - Forum Celtico

DECEMBER 2018
Dec 01 - Vallaolid, CA - Sala Portacaeli
Dec 02 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Soundstage
Dec 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala LaNau
Dec 07 - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - Arcada Theatre

 

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11th October 2018

YOU ARE HERE and THE MONKEY PUZZLE


ORDER NOW via Amazon UK, Germany, USA and Japan (HMV + Tower Records)

Full details - see the 4th October entry below

 

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9th October 2018

Magazine features

Left: Music Media Magazine - Hungary | right: Young Guitar Magazine - Japan

 

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4th October 2018 - UPDATE

You can NOW order the (2 LP [VINYL] + CD) of

YOU ARE HERE and THE MONKEY PUZZLE

via Amazon UK and Amazon USA - see details below

LP 1 - Side A
1. Daylight Goes To Town
2. Black Cold Coffee
3. The Wild One

LP 1 - Side B
1. Give It Up
2. Call Me
3. Slipping Away

LP 2 - Side A
1. The Spark Is Us
2. Sympathy
3. Mr. Freeze

LP 2 - Side B
1. Jelloman
2. Baby Blue
3. Swallow


The monkey puzzle

LP 1 - Side A
1. Hard Being Me
2. Heavenly Body
3. Some Other Guy

LP 1 - Side B
1. Who's Fooling Who
2. Black and Blue
3. Drink Too Much

LP 2 - Side A
1. World Cruise
2. Down By THe River
3. Good Bye You

LP 2 - Side B
1. Rolling Man
2. Kingston Town
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For the first time available on LP!
2LP black gatefold + CD in paper sleeve

Amazon
UK

Amazon
Germany
Amazon
USA
HMV
JAPAN
Tower Records
JAPAN
The monkey puzzle

Amazon
UK

Amazon
Germany
Amazon
USA
HMV
APAN
Tower Records
JAPAN

SPV website | SPV / Steamhammer

 


September 2018


27th September 2018

SPV NEWS: 12" (2 LP + CD) [VINYL] releases

The monkey puzzle

For the first time two of UFOs albums will be released on vinyl:
"You Are Here" and "The Monkey Puzzle".
Both are limited to 1.000 units worldwide and will come in a 2LP gatefold version,
printed innersleeves, 180 g black vinyl and CD in cardboard sleeve.

Release date in Europe will be October 26th and in the USA December 14th

SPV website | SPV / Steamhammer

 

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25th September 2018

UFO's Final Lift-Off

The upcoming November 2018 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine...

...has a Vinne Moore feature

FIRST FRET - READ NOW - FREE Online Digital Edition

Vintage Guitar Magazine | Vintage Guitar Facebook page

 

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21st September 2018

FORCE MAJEURE - New Gus G video featuring vinnie Moore - details - THEPRP

 

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13th September 2018

VINNIE MOORE 'ON THE ROAD' TOUR

Kicking off tonight - Sep 13 Houston, TX - Scout Bar

See 24th JULY entry below for all dates

Vinnie Moore on stage with his solo band: Dennis Ward on bass/vocals, Randy McStine (guitar)
& Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) on drums

Scout Bar, San Antonio, Texas

 

 


August 2018


29th August 2018

LAST ORDERS

The UK & Ireland UFO tour dates for March/April 2019

MARCH
Thu 07 - Bristol - O2 Academy
Fri 08 - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
Sat 09 - Oxford - 02 Academy
Sun 10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
Tue 12 - Cardiff - Tramshed
Thu 14 - Birmingham - Town Hall
Fri 15 - Pwllheli - Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest
Sat 16 - Manchester - 02 Ritz
Sun 17 - Leeds - 02 Academy
Tue 19 - Dublin - Academy
Wed 20 - Belfast - The Limelight 1
Fri 22 - Cambridge - The Junction
Sat 23 - Northampton - Roadmender
Sun 24 - Norwich - The Waterfront
Tue 26 - Nottingham - Rock City
Thu 28 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
Fri 29 - Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall
Sat 30 - Inverness - Ironworks
Sun 31 - Glasgow - 02 Academy

APRIL
Tue 02 - Hull - City Hall
Wed 03 - Southampton - The Brook
Thu 04 - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets on sale at https://tinyurl.com/y8yumxth

As always, CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates

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25th August 2018

Fasinating interview on Rock Titan Music Television with Scott Johnson chatting to Vinnie talking about his time with UFO, Phil Mogg and his recent 'retirement' announcement, recording and touring with UFO, upcoming solo tour and next years UFO tour.

Copyright © 2017 - 2018 | Rock Titan Music Television

 


July 2018


24th July 2018

Vinnie Moore adds more dates to ON THE ROAD 2018 TOUR

USA
With Gus G
Sep 13 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep 14 San Antonio,TX - The Rock Box
Sep 15 Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep 16 Lubbock, TX - Jake's Backroom

With Gus G and Richie Kotzen
Sep 18 Scottsdale, AZ - BLK LIVE
Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
Sep 20 San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Sep 21 Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
Sep 23 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Sep 24 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Sep 26 Oakland, CA - Yoshi's
Sep 28 Santa Clarita, CA - Canyon Club
Sep 29 Agora Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Sep 30 Pasadena, CA - The Rose

EUROPE
Nov 13 Budapest, Hungary - Duren Kert
Nov 14 Vienna, Austria - Reigen Live
Nov 15 Olomouc, Czech Republic - Bounty Rock
Nov 16 Bochnia, Poland - Kino Regis
Nov 17 Nove Mesto, Slovakia - Blue Note
Nov 19 Bremen, Germany - Meisenfrei
Nov 20 Genk, Belgium - Colosseums
Nov 21 Mannheim, Germany - 7er Club
Nov 22 Lugagnano, Italy - Il Giardino
Nov 23 Milano, Italy - Legend
Nov 24 Trofarello, Italy - Il Peocio
Nov 25 Roma, Italy - Let It Beer
Nov 26 Roma, Italy (Guitar Clinic) - Saint Louis
Nov 28 Pamplona, Spain - Sala Zentral
Nov 29 Oviedo, Spain - Sala Sir Laurens
Nov 30 La Coruna, Spain - Forum Celtico
Dec 01 Vallaolid, CA - Sala Portacaeli
Dec 02 Madrid, Spain - Sala Soundstage
Dec 03 Barcelona, Spain - Sala LaNau

 


June 2018


27th June 2018

UK's Classic Rock Magazine (Special Collectors Edition - Summer)
features a special David Bowie supplement, plus Pink Floyd,
Ghost, Mott The Hoople and a two page feature on
UFO frontman PHIL MOGG

CLASSIC ROCK

 

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26th June 2018

Vinnie Moore has added dates to his Nov/Dec Euro Tour - Confirmed shows:

14.11 REIGEN LIVE - VIENNA (Austria)
15.11 BOUNTY ROCK - OLOMOUC (Czech rep)
16.11 KINO REGIS ~ BOCHNIA (Poland)
17.11 BLUE NOTE - NOVE MESTO (Slovakia)
19.11 MEISENFREI - BREMEN (Germany)
20.11 COLOSSEUMS - GENK (Belgium)
21.11 7ER CLUB - MANNHEIM (Germany)
22.11 IL GIARDINO - LUGAGNANO (Italy)
23.11 LEGEND - MILANO (Italy)
24.11 IL PEOCIO - TROFARELLO (Italy)
28.11 SALA ZENTRAL - PAMPLONA (Spain)
29.11 SALA SIR LAURENS - OVIEDO (Spain)
30.11 FORUM CELTICO - LA CORUNA (Spain)
01.12 SALA PORTACAELI - VALLAOLID (Spain)
02.12 SALA SOUND STAGE - MADRID (Spain)

 

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15th June 2018

With the dust still settling on Phil Mogg's announcement, there will be quieter summer ahead.

Other band members are busy with Paul Raymond, putting finishing touches to his solo album, 'High Definition'
Rob DeLuca is recordording a new spread Eagle album, due for release next year and
Vinnie Moore, fresh from his tour with Tony Macalpine has announced more dates and tours as follows:

 

VINNIE MOORE and GUS G.
Tour dates

After their successful 'Gunslingers' tour, (Nov/Dec 2017), VINNIE MOORE And GUS G. once more
join forces for the following 4 dates before joining Richie Kotzen

Sep. 13 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 14 - San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Sep. 15 - Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep. 16 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's

 

RICHIE KOTZEN, VINNIE MOORE and GUS G.
To Team Up For U.S. Shows In The Fall

Guitar greats Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Gus G are
teaming up for a 10-date tour of the West Coast this September

Sep. 18 - Scottsdale, AZ - BLK Live
Sep. 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Count’s Vampd
Sep. 20 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Sep. 21 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
Sep. 23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Sep. 24 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Sep. 26 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s
Sep. 28 - Santa Clarita, CA - Canyon Club
Sep. 29 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Sep. 30 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose

 

VINNIE MOORE tours Spain in Nov/Dec

Wednesday, 28 November, Sala Zentral (Pamplona)
Thursday, 29 November, Room Sir Laurens (Oviedo)
Friday, 30 November, Forum Celticum (a coruña)
Saturday 1 December, Room Portaceli (Valladolid)
Sunday 2 December, Sound Stage (Madrid)

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14.11 REIGEN LIVE - VIENNA (Austria)
15.11 BOUNTY ROCK - OLOMOUC (Czech rep)
16.11 KINO REGIS ~ BOCHNIA (Poland)
17.11 BLUE NOTE - NOVE MESTO (Slovakia)
19.11 MEISENFREI - BREMEN (Germany)
20.11 COLOSSEUMS - GENK (Belgium)
21.11 7ER CLUB - MANNHEIM (Germany)
22.11 IL GIARDINO - LUGAGNANO (Italy)
23.11 LEGEND - MILANO (Italy)
24.11 IL PEOCIO - TROFARELLO (Italy)
28.11 SALA ZENTRAL - PAMPLONA (Spain)
29.11 SALA SIR LAURENS - OVIEDO (Spain)
30.11 FORUM CELTICO - LA CORUNA (Spain)
01.12 SALA PORTACAELI - VALLAOLID (Spain)
02.12 SALA SOUND STAGE - MADRID (Spain)

Ace Tours and Salan Producciones

 

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4th June 2018

Phil Mogg

Phil Mogg during the UFO / SAXON Tour (Pt. 1) in 2017 - photo by Justin Hulse

One week of reflection, since Phil Mogg announces his retirement from UFO on their 50th anniversary year, 2019. Its a tough decision to have to make but Phil leaves us with an amazing body of work which will continue to give us all immense pleasure and inspiration for future Rock bands. UFO have been a major influence during this time to so many. Below is a summary of Phil's work, which we hope will not end here, having sung on a staggering 279 songs (240 of which he is credited as writer) over this fifty year period.

UFO are well known as being the finest LIVE bands around and Phil has toured relentlessly over this time with an excess of 3,000 live performances. That’s equivalent to performing every day of the year, without a single days rest, for 8 years.

PHIL MOGG studio recordings
UFO recordings:
23 - UFO Studio albums

06 - UFO Live albums
04 - UFO Licensed albums (Band endorsed releases but not assigned to their record label):
Big Apple Encounters (Majestic), Lights Out In Tokyo (Castle/Victor), Live on Earth (Zoom Club),
Too Hot to Handle - The Story of UFO Video/DVD (Castle Communications/Toshiba)

TOTAL: 33 UFO recorded albums

Other album recordings:
MOGG / WAY recordings (Technically UFO albums but prevented by the ‘UFO name’ rights ownership)
TOTAL: 2 MOGG / WAY albums (Edge of the World, (1997) & Chocolate Box (1999)
1 - Sign of 4 *(Note: Mogg & The Sign of 4 - Dancing with St. Peter (2008) is a re-release of the 2002 recording)

UFO1
UFO2
UFO Live
Phenomenon
Force It
No Heavy Petting
Lights Out Obsession
Strangers In The Night
No Place To Run
The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent
Mechanix
Making Contact
Headstone
Misdemeanor Misdemeanor  Tour LIVE
Ain't Misbehavin'
High Stakes and Dangerous Men
Lights Out In Tokyo Live
Too Hot Too Handle
Walk On Water
Covenant
Sharks Legends of Rock
Showtime
The Monkey Puzzle
Seven Deadly - UFO
Big Apple Encounters
Live On Earth
You Are Here
Showtime
The Monkey Puzzle
The Visitor
The Best of
a Decade
Seven Deadly
A Conspiracy Of Stars - UFO
A Conspiracy Of Stars - UFO
A Conspiracy
Of Stars
The Salentino Cuts

Edge Of The World
(1997)
Chocolate Box
(1999)

Sign of 4
(2002)
Mogg & The Sign of 4 re-release*

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TOTAL of 36 Studio/LIVE albums recorded
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SONGS

VOCALIST (studio tracks):
UFO = 245
Mogg / Way = 23
Sign of 4 = 11
TOTAL TRACKS = 279 songs
of which Phil is credited as writer for 240 songs

SOURCE

 

 


May 2018


28th May 2018

OFFICIAL UFO ANNOUNCEMENT

A STATEMENT FROM PHIL MOGG OF UFO

Phil Mogg has confirmed that next year’s 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO were formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group’s 22 studio albums.

“This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous two tours,” Mogg explains. “I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next year’s gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band.

“2019 marks UFO’s 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right,” he continues. “There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won’t be a long tour. Being out on the road isn’t always tremendously luxurious and although the playing is as great as it ever was, the stuff that surrounds it becomes very tiresome. I always told myself that when I reached that stage I would step down, and that’s what I’m going to do. This is the right time for me to quit.”

Mogg turned 70 back in April and although his voice remains strong, he admits that age played its part in his conclusion.

“I’m a big reader of obituaries, and my finger always goes down to: ‘I wonder how old they were…’,” he chuckles. “The last few years have been tough, losing Lemmy was awful and I was sad that Jimmy Bain passed on a cruise ship. That distressed me quite a lot.”

While many veteran bands in such a position simply cease playing live and continue to record, UFO will no longer be releasing new music. Last year’s covers collection ‘The Salentino Cuts’ is set to become a signing-off point, though Mogg insists that however unlikely the prospect might seem – the singer is a lone strand of consistency throughout a 50-year history – he would have no problem with UFO continuing with a replacement.

The band’s current line-up – completed by keyboard player/second guitarist Paul Raymond, guitarist Vinnie Moore, drummer Andy Parker and bassist Rob De Luca – have of course been informed of Mogg’s decision.

“I’ve told the guys that this is how it is,” he says. “They know it’s my time to go and they know that they can do whatever they want to do without me but I don’t want to play live or make records anymore, though having said that I might go on and do an album of my own. I’ll have to see how I feel about that.”

Of course UFO have either split up, retired or gone on hiatus several times before but Mogg is keen to make the distinction that next year’s dates don’t just mark the end of his touring commitments with UFO – for Phil, there will be no further concerts of any kind.

“For me, this is the end of my stint with UFO,” he clarifies. “This is a line in the sand. I’m suggesting we call the tour ‘Last Orders’, though I also like ‘The Bar Is Closing’. I’m also tempted to name it ‘The Drinks Are On Parker’,” he chuckles, referring to long-suffering sticksman Andy Parker.

You’ll have gathered that Mogg is not about to slash his wrists anytime soon. Of course he is sad that the finishing line is now within sight but has had sufficient time to live with and process such a massive personal decision.

“Maybe the best word to use is ‘bittersweet’,” he concludes. “But my time has arrived and all that remains is to make sure that we have a good tour.”

READ ALl THE COMMENTS ON THE OFFICIAL UFO FACEBOOK PAGE | UFO Official website | UFO GUESTBOOK

Photo of Phil: ©2017 Alan Pratchett Photography - all rights reserved

Many thanks Alan

 

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1st May 2018

UFO's Vinnie Moore teams up with guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tony Macalpine - USA/JAPAN

Vinnie Moore and Tony MacAlpine join forces for 4 incredible shows:
5/23: Los Angeles - The Baked Potato
5/24: Los Angeles - The Baked Potato
5/30: Tokyo - Shibuya Club Quatro
5/31: Osaka - Umeda Club Quattro

VINNIE MOORE - Guitar
TONY MACALPINE - Guitar, Keyboards
PETE GRIFFIN - Bass
GERGO BORLAI – Drums


Japanese details

 

 


April 2018


 

21st April 2018

UFO's Paul Raymond has a brand new website

Lots of interesting News, including the announcement of an upcoming brand new PRP album

HIGH DEFINITION - Check it out

You can also follow Paul on Facebook

 

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9th April 2018

Rob De Luca celebrates his 10th Anniversary with UFO

Congratulations Rob - 10 years with UFO, which is a huge chunk of the bands history.

 

 


March 2018


 

29th March 2018

HRH AOR VII ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS FOR 2019


UFO and Tyketto have been billed as headliners for the 2019 HRH AOR vIi

2019 is UFO's 50th Anniversary, so hopefully there will be more announcements soon...

 


February 2018


 

27th February 2018

UFO vocalist, PHIL MOGG joins the 20 date ultimate rock show in November 2018 and a treat for all fans of hard rock and metal! Experience the greatest rock hits in history!

 

READ FULL PRESS RELEASE | MAIN PAGE

 


JANUARY 2018


 

7th January 2018

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UPDATE: THIS FROM THE OFFICIAL UFO FB page:

 

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We are so very sad to report the news
of the passing of our dear friend Chris Tsangarides

Chris produced the last two UFO albums, 'A Conspircy Of Stars' and 'The Saletino Cuts'.

A lovely man, with a huge heart, warmth and compassion.
Chris was a British Grammy nominated record producer, sound engineer and
mixer, known for his outstanding portfolio of working with legendary bands such as:
Anvil, Joan Armatrading, Black Sabbath, Colosseum II, Depeche Mode, Bruce Dickinson
Ian Gillan, Girl, Girlschool, Helloween, Tom Jones, Judas Priest, King Diamond, Loudness,
Magnum, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mama's Boys, Gary Moore, Mountain, New Model Army, Ozzy Osbourne,
Prayin Mantis, The Quireboys, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, Thin Lizzy, Tigertailz, TNT, Tygers of Pan Tang, Y&T
FULL LIST + Career

His office, the ECOLOGY STUDIOS in Kent was made home to so many musicians and will be fondly remembered.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO HIS WIFE, JANE and HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY - Thank you for your LOVE Chris.

 

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4th January 2018

A great way to start off this years entry

Andy Parker's Diary Update - Andy chats about the past years tours and hints to this year, along with the 'The Salentino Cuts' release

 

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1st January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO PHOTOGRAPHER FRIENDS OF UFO AND THIS WEBSITE:

Aces High Photography (Geoff Ketler) • Alan Patchett • Alex N. Vega • Alexa Wild • Alun Williams • Andy Gomez • Anthony Crawford • Armelle van Helden • Axe Slinger • Benji • Dave Craig • David Weinman • Don Allen • Ed Winegar • Eric Jeannine Murphy • Ferdy Beuker • Fran Cea • Gary Skentelbery • Geoff Carne • Geoff Clarke • Gernot Mangold • Gregg Gannon • Hans Beljaards • Harri Sarajarvi • Henrik Soder • Ian Janes • James Ballenski • Jeff Agins • Jeff Michnal • Jerry Averill • Joe Menges • Joe Schaeffer • John Andrews • John Dykas • John Ousbey Photography • John Price • John Wilde • Julie Braun - summer rain • Justin Hulse • Kelly Tinnerman • Len Lennergard • Manny Dominguez • Marc Leach Photography • Marcin Rybacki • Margriet Cloudt • Markus Hagner • Mart Sepp • Michael Mochan • Michelle and Kayleigh • Michelle Barron • Mimi Pontisso Franco • Nathan Maher • Nelson Oh - Electric Eyes • Patrick Elliott • Pete Key • Renan Facciolo - Photograph • Rich Ward • Richie Faulkner • Rick Belanger •  Robb Philpotts • Robeerto Gallico • Russ Schultz Whitehouse • Sandy Wilkins • Shannon Enders Schoenky • Steve Amaon •  Sue SmithHartman AndChris Hartman •  The Regsy - Mark Regan Photography •  Therese LW • Tom Sullivan • Vanessa Doppstadt •  William Greenberg •  Yoshihisa Arai

 

 

UFO 2017 TOUR DATES

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates:

March 09 – Houston, TX / SCOUT BAR
March 10 – Dallas, TX / GAS MONKEY LIVE
March 11 – San Antonio, TX / ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL - SOLD OUT
March 12 - El Paso, TX / SPEAKING ROCK CASINO
March 14 – San Diego, CA / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 15 – San Francisco, CA / THE INDEPENDENT - SOLD OUT
March 16 – Los Angeles, CA / BELASCO
March 18 – Anaheim, CA / THE GROVE - SOLD OUT
March 19 – Las Vegas, NV / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 21 – Denver, CO / SUMMIT CONCERT HALL
March 23 - Milwaukee, WI / POTAWATOMI CASINO - SOLD OUT
March 24 – Sioux City, IA / ANTHEM @ HARD ROCK CASINO
March 25 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATRE - SOLD OUT
March 26 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATER - SOLD OUT
March 28 – Cleveland, OH / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 29 – New York, NY / BB KING'S - SOLD OUT
March 30 – New York, NY / BB KING'S - SOLD OUT
April 01 – Jim Thorpe, PA / PENN’S PEAK - SOLD OUT
April 02 – Boston, MA / BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL - SOLD OUT

Followed by:
July 27 - England - Birmingham - Town Hall
July 28 - England - Blackburn - King George's Hall
July 29 - England - Frome - Cheese & Grain

Summer Festival

July 30 - England - Maidstone - Ramblin Man Fair
August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium


Europe/UK

September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano - SOLD OUT
September 8 - Netherlands - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Netherlands - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook - SOLD OUT
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome - SOLD OUT
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

September 22 - Newton Theater - Newton, NJ
September 23 - Paramount Theate - Huntington, NYr
September 24 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
September 26 - Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
September 28 - Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH
September 29 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
September 30 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT

October 1 - Aura - Portland, ME
October 3 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON - Canada
October 4 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QU - Canada
October 6 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
October 7 - Ground Zero - Traverse City, MI
October 8 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
October 9 - Tangier Cabaret Room - Akron, OH
October 11 - Jergels - Pittsburgh, PA
October 12 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
October 13 - Star Plaza - Merrillville, IN
October 14 - Old National Centre (The Egyptian) - Indianapolis, IN

CHECK the Official UFO website
for confirmation of all dates

TOUR STATS | TOUR PANEL

 


October 2017


 

19th October 2017

Covers and Cuts an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore

READ INTERVIEW by Steven Reid

 

PHOTOs added to the Tour page -
Last two nights of the UFO/SAXON tour

Star Plaza - Merrillville, IN and Old National Centre (The Egyptian) - Indianapolis, IN -
Thanks to Elizabeth Wiel

 

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15th October 2017

Another tour is over BUT the tour page will be continued to be updated
for as long as I receive CONCERT REVIEWS and PHOTOS

Thank you to all the fans and media who have sent me photo's, links and rights to post.

So, continuing with a
NEW CONCERT REVIEW / PHOTOS FROM
The Machine Shop


These and more added to the ...

... UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

Vinnie now prepares for his Solo Tour with Special Guest, Gus G.

Go out and support them by catching one of their dates

www.vinniemoore.com | www.gusgofficial.com

 

 

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14th October 2017

TODAY - Hard to believe its the last night of this hugely successful

second leg, UFO / SAXON / Jared James Nicholls TOUR


October 14 - Old National Centre (Egyptian Room), Indianapolis, IN

 

LIVE photos from Akron...

...added to the tour page - Thanks Patrick Smith

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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13th October 2017

-------- STOP PRESS -------

New Entry at Number 44 in the

BILLBOARD INDEPENDENT ALBUMS chart

VIEW FULL CHART

The Independent Albums chart (previously titled Top Independent Albums) ranks the highest-selling independent music albums and EPs in the United States. Published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is used to list artists who are not signed to major labels, in this case Cleopatra Records.
Rankings are compiled by point-of-purchase sales and from legal music downloads from a variety of online music stores.
The chart began in the week of December 2, 2000. READ MORE


ALSO TODAY, 13th October 2017


TONIGHT: October 13 - Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN

 

LIVE REVIEW

A great LIVE reiew from the Montreal Concert, Canada

 

ANOTHER CONCERT REVIEW

Also from Montreal - Special Thanks to Frank Maynard

Links and Photos added to the

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

TWO NEW ALBUM REVIEWS

The Salentino Cuts album review, written by Marcin Rybacki

 

Thanks to Clinton Rhodes

Both reviews, along with links can be accessed from...

... 'The Salentino Cuts' REVIEWS PAGE

 

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12th October 2017

TODAY:


October 12 - Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

 

Live photos from Akron, added to the tour page - Many thanks to our own 'Kelly Timmerman - ©2017'

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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11th October 2017

TODAY:


October 11 - Jergels, Pittsburgh, PA

 

UFO at the Concord Music Hall, Chicago - thanks Laura - photos added to the tour page, along

 

with these from Elizabeth Wiel, also from Chicago

 

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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10th October 2017

TODAY: BAND TRAVEL - NEXT CONCERT, Tomorrow
October 11 - Jergels, Pittsburgh, PA

 

UFO bassist, Rob De Luca guests
on the latest episode (#38) of Greg's show, Noize In The Attic.

Thanks Greg for the 'heads-up' - LINK

 

UFO BASSIST ROB DE LUCA ON MAKING THE SALENTINO CUTS COVERS ALBUM

“IT’S A DIFFERENT MINDSET THAN WRITING A RECORD… IT WAS A BLAST”; VIDEO

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall had a chat with UFO's Rob De Luca at The Machine Shop, Flint, MI. The latest release from UFO is called ‘Salentino Cuts’ and contains 12 amazing covers of songs such as “River of Deceit” by Mad Season and “Too Rolling Stone” by Robin Trower.

We asked Rob what led to UFO recording an album of covers. We also delved into what the selection process was like and what were some of Rob’s favorite cuts from the new album. Given that the tour with Saxon is just over halfway complete, we were interested in hearing how Rob thought the tour was going. He mentions that there are no egos with this tour and that everyone is very supportive and having a great time bringing the music to the fans. We wanted to know how UFO was able to team up with Saxon to bring two legendary and influential bands together on a single tour.

Rob mentioned that it doesn’t hurt for both bands to have the same booking agent. Their agent suggested the tour with Saxon and Jared James and it has worked out great. With nearly 50 years of music to select, we imagined that the process to select music for the setlist is tough. Rob mentioned that they try to span the catalog and much of the selection process rests with lead vocalist and founder of the band, Phil Mogg.

Rob is coming up on his ten year anniversary with UFO. We wanted to know if the spark he felt when he joined was the same today. Rob elaborated that if anything, things are easier for him since he started and how fortunate he feels to be making music for a living.

Finally, we talked a bit about Rob’s first band, the highly underrated Spread Eagle. This band came out in the early 90’s and release music that is on par or better than Skid Row or L.A. Guns. Rob shared his thoughts on the band’s recent shows in Europe including a stop at the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull, UK. There are plans to release new music from Spread Eagle in 2018.

 

 

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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9th October 2017

TODAY


October 9 - Tangier Cabaret Room, Akron, OH

 

UFO are guests on Goldmine Magazine Podcast, Episode 9

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore and Starsailor vocalist James Walsh are guests on
Goldmine Magazine’s first podcast of October - LISTEN HERE

 

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

 

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8th October 2017

TODAY


October 8 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL

 

LIVE photos from 'The Machine Shop', added to the

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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7th October 2017

TODAY


October 7 - Ground Zero, Traverse City, MI

 

LIVE photos added to the

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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6th October 2017

TODAY


October 6 - Machine Shop, Flint, MI

 

Canadian Photo's added to the

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

LINKS added to the 'The Salentino Cuts' REVIEWS PAGE

 

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5th October 2017

TODAY - Band travel day

NEXT CONCERT: October 6th - Machine Shop, Flint, MI

 

Thanks for the photo Nick Katona - More reviews added to...

 

... 'The Salentino Cuts' REVIEWS PAGE

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4th October 2017


October 4th - Corona Theatre, Montreal, QU - Canada

UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

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3rd October 2017

RIP Tom Petty

(October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017)

 

TONIGHT


Toronto, ON - Canada

...UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 

Links added to 'The Salentino Cuts' REVIEWS PAGE

 

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2nd October 2017

TODAY - Band travel to CANADA

NEXT CONCERT: October 3rd - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON

 

CONCERT REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Huge thanks to Diane Woodcheke and Shutter 16 for the amazing photo's



and concert review from The Paramount in Huntington, NY,
posted on the current UFO Tour Page...

...UFO USA TOUR PAGE

 


UFO PUNCH THE LIGHTS OUT IN NORTHAMPTON
UFO: Roadmender, Northampton


mark taylor
Words and Pictures: Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor's excellent LIVE review on UFO's last UK date of the EURO/UK SUMMER tour.

READ REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTO's:

UFO EUROPE / ENGLAND TOUR PAGE

 

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1st October 2017

TODAY:


October 1 - Aura, Portland, ME

 

CONCERT REVIEW and PHOTOS

last Tuesday, 26th Sept - Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - VIEW

 

MORE LIVE photos from 'Flying Monkey added to the...

...USA TOUR PAGE

NEW BOOK

Matt Herring has written a book titled,
UFO - Your favorite bands favourite band!

Within the ranks of hard rock and heavy metal, UFO are one of the most influential bands of all time. Sadly... they are most criminally neglected band that ever put music to vinyl, or cassette, or cd or even 8 Track! 

In UFO - YOUR FAVORITE BAND'S FAVORITE BAND, writer Matt (Matman) Herring chronicles the entire recording history of UFO; from the odd UFO 1 to the quite good,  A CONSPIRACY OF STARS. Within the pages, Matman reviews every album and every song in hope that you will rekindle a lost love or discover for the first time, some of the best music ever recorded.

Also included are the stories surrounding each album as well as reviews of albums by Michael Schenker Group, Waysted, Whitesnake, Scorpions and other bands or artists that have lineage to UFO. 

No book about UFO would be complete without the comments of those musicians that were influenced by UFO including Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Michael Sweet (Stryper), Jimi Bell and B.J. Zampa (House Of Lords), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Steve Brown (Trixter) and Tracy G (Dio).

The book is introduced by UFO fan, Michael Sweet of Stryper, the front cover is done by the amazing Andrew Edge and back cover photograph is by Rebekah Herring

UFO - YOUR FAVORITE BAND'S FAVORITE BAND is a full color 168 collection of memories and music and is available on Amazon. 
International orders (anything not in the US or Canada), please contact the author by e-mail at: matmancomics@yahoo.com

Details: Matt (matman) Herring

www.mattcantspell.com
http://powerchordspodcast.weebly.com/ 
http://www.stryper.com/Media/media.html

https://www.monarchcomics.com/home

www.amazon.com as Matt (Matman) Herring

"yeah... i like that guy!"

Matt (on the left) with his aftershow pass

 


September 2017



30th September 2017

TODAY:


September 30 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT

 

LIVE photos from 'Flying Monkey added to the...

...USA TOUR PAGE

 

'The Salentino Cuts' ALBUM REVIEWS

TODAY ADDED REVIEW FROM:

 

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29th September update - 5.45 pm

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The UK Official charts have just been announced


NEW UK CHART ENTRY - UFO's The Salentino Cuts - NEW in at #31


 

UK's Official Rock and Metal Music Chart - New Entry - In at number 31

 

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29th September 2017

TODAY is RELEASE DAY - The NEW album from UFO



'The Salentino Cuts' release date is today, 29th September 2017 on Cleopatra Records

with a Japanese release date set for 25th October 2017 on Avalon

ALBUM Release page for 'The Salentino Cuts' can be viewed HERE

 

UFO/SAXON TOUR - TONIGHT


September 29 - Palladium, Worcester, MA

 

USA TOUR PAGE

 

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28th September 2017

Thoughts are very much with Michele, who, along with us all,
lost a dear and close friend - Tonio Neuhaus. This day last year.


For those who may not know, Tonio was UFO's tour manager
.

 

TODAY:


September 28 - Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH

 

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27th September 2017

Next Concert:

September 28 - Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH

 

The Salentino Cuts album review:


Review ©2017 JP's Music Blog - Read review

 

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26th September 2017

TODAY:


September 26 - Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

Opening Night show: Newton Theater, Newton, NJ

In light of all the © issues, my sincere thanks to long-term fan, Patrick Elliott for these photo of UFO in Newton

Photos added to the

USA TOUR PAGE

 

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25th September 2017

NEXT SHOW - Tomorrow:
September 26 - Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Another NEW album Review

READ BATTLE HELM - ©2017 Battle Helm - Thanks to Josh

 

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24th September 2017


TODAY: September 24th - Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD


USA TOUR PAGE

 

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23rd September 2017


TODAY, September 23 - Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY

 

USA TOUR PAGE

 

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22nd September 2017

USA tour dates with





September 22nd – Newton Theater, Newton, NJ

 

USA TOUR PAGE

 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT


Unfortunately a lot of photographs have been removed from this website due to copyright laws.

I have always tried, whenever possible to credit the photographer by placing a watermark on the photo and adding a copyright line below that photo with a live link back to the relevant photographers/authors website or facebook page. According to copyright laws this is not sufficient and requires a written note from the photographer via e-mail or message to me in person, Tristan Greatrex. It isn't sufficient to post a photo and then, when asked to remove it, removal then takes place. Zero tolerance seems to be the line with copyright issues.

There are now legitamate companies contacting various people and websites on behalf of their clients, charging over $1,000 per single photo if such written permission wasn't given. This website always strives to recognise the works of creatives, wherther its musical, design or visual so supports copyright laws but this has to be done to the letter of the law.

One option was to shut down this website for fear of prosecution but there has been so much time and effort devoted to UFO and its fans, spanning their long career that an alternative had to be found. This alternative was to remove all photo's and articles. This UFO fansite is a non-commercial use for the purpose of providing commentary and support for a band we all love. All photo's were posted in a 'fair use' mindset but is still more than possible for a fan site or community to infringe upon the copyright of the work they are promoting.

This announcement is for everyone who has supported this UFO, Misty Green and Blue website and to the following photographers who have always sent me photo's with their blessing and permission to post, so that we can all enjoy the News, Live concerts and Interviews no matter where we are in the world, whilst the band perform in another part of the world, so that we may enjoy the experience.

Aces High Photography (Geoff Ketler) • Alan Patchett • Alex N. Vega • Alexa Wild • Alun Williams • Andy Gomez • Anthony Crawford • Armelle van Helden • Axe Slinger • Benji • Dave Craig • David Weinman • Don Allen • Ed Winegar • Eric Jeannine Murphy • Ferdy Beuker • Fran Cea • Gary Skentelbery • Geoff Carne • Geoff Clarke • Gernot Mangold • Gregg Gannon • Hans Beljaards • Harri Sarajarvi • Henrik Soder • Ian Janes • James Ballenski • Jeff Agins • Jeff Michnal • Jerry Averill • Joe Menges • Joe Schaeffer • John Andrews • John Dykas • John Ousbey Photography • John Price • John Wilde • Julie Braun - summer rain • Justin Hulse • Kelly Tinnerman • Len Lennergard • Manny Dominguez • Marc Leach Photography • Marcin Rybacki • Margriet Cloudt • Markus Hagner • Mart Sepp • Michael Mochan • Michelle and Kayleigh • Michelle Barron • Mimi Pontisso Franco • Nathan Maher • Nelson Oh - Electric Eyes • Patrick Elliott • Pete Key • Renan Facciolo - Photograph • Rich Ward • Richie Faulkner • Rick Belanger •  Robb Philpotts • Robeerto Gallico • Russ Schultz Whitehouse • Sandy Wilkins • Shannon Enders Schoenky • Steve Amaon •  Sue SmithHartman AndChris Hartman •  The Regsy - Mark Regan Photography •  Therese LW • Tom Sullivan • Vanessa Doppstadt •  William Greenberg •  Yoshihisa Arai

There will be photographers names that I have missed off due this announcement being hurried, please contact me, so that I may locate and re-post the photo's

 

CURRENT PLANS

Over time I will try to re-pot as many photo's, articles and web pages as possible. This will take months and years as It will involve tracking down and asking for written permission from the photographers, media sites and authors.

 

FUTURE PLANS
On-going additions to this UFO, Misty Green and Blue website will only occur once I have contacted the author (photographer, writer, media publisher) and receive written authorisation to post. This means that the website will not be so 'immediate' and this process takes time. Hopefully we can stillcollectively enjoy this UFO website.

HELP
If anyone takes live photo's of any concert, writes a review or scans any memoribelia, can you send this directly to me, Tristan Greatrex, with note saying that you own the media and give your consent for this to be published on this UFO, Misty Green and Blue website - I thank you all in advance - Tristan

 

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21st September 2017

The eve of the UFO/SAXON - Round 2 USA FALL TOUR

NEW TOUR PAGE - Follow the band on their 18 date journey across the USA & CANADA

Please send any photo's to be included on the tour page - We rely on you being our eyes and ears --R-O-C-K--

 

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

September 22 - Newton Theater - Newton, NJ
September 23 - Paramount Theate - Huntington, NYr
September 24 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
September 26 - Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
September 28 - Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH
September 29 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
September 30 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT

October 1 - Aura - Portland, ME
October 3 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON
October 4 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QU
October 6 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
October 7 - Ground Zero - Traverse City, MI
October 8 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
October 9 - Tangier Cabaret Room - Akron, OH
October 11 - Jergels - Pittsburgh, PA
October 12 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
October 13 - Star Plaza - Merrillville, IN
October 14 - Old National Centre (The Egyptian) - Indianapolis, IN

CHECK the Official UFO website
for confirmation of all dates

TOUR STATS | TOUR PANEL

 

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19th September 2017

UFO at the SOLD OUT show -  Picturedrome - Holmfirth - England

These stunning photos- we have been spoilt this tour with some great LIVE photo's and the following set from
Alan Pratchett are no exception

Vinnie Moore and Phil Mogg - ALL 14 photos are on the

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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18th September 2017

New LIVE photo's added to the recent tour page:

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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17th September 2017

Hard to believe that this is yet another UFO tour over...

...YET in only 5 days time, the band will be back on stage for

ROUND 2 of the USA tour with SAXON and Jared James Nichols

STAY TUNED for the NEW TOUR PAGE, coming soon...

 

The last 48 UFO TOURS can be accessed anytime via the


UFO TOUR PANEL

 

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16th September 2017

LAST DAY of the current tour: Roadmender - Northampton - England...

 

...to the first date of the tour in Dortmund, Germany

Photo's added from the opening SOLD OUT show of this tour, Musiktheater Piano, Germany

 

LAST NIGHT:

UFO at Holmfirth - ©2017 Robb Philpotts | Robb's Guitar & drum tech for bands Instagram page

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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15th September 2017



TONIGHT - Picturedrome - Holmfirth - England

 

LAST NIGHT - Dorking

The excellent (and good friends to the band), the 'Conspiracy of Stars' twitter
site was at Dorking Halls last night, capturing the action with
photo's and videos - link is on the TOUR PAGE - Thanks guys

Other photo's from Dorking can also be viewed...

...on the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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14th September 2017

TONIGHT: Dorking Halls - Dorking - England

 

plus a LIVE REVIEW from Raismes Fest, France added to the

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Vinnie Moore and Rob de Luca

September 2017 - This months German magazine has a 4-page UFO article - INFO

INTERVIEW TEASER

 

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13th September 2017

NEXT SHOW: September 14 - Dorking Halls - Dorking - England

 

CONCERT REPORT + 84 stunning PHOTOS: UFO, 07.09.2017, Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund...

 

... UFO TOUR PAGE

 

REVIEW 3: UFO - The Salentino Cuts

REVIEW snippets: ...Alongside mainstay and vocalist Phil Mogg are long time drummer Andy Parker and keyboard player/guitarist Paul Raymond, guitarist Vinnie Moore (who joined in 2003) and bassist Rob De Luca (since 2012). This album also gives a good nod to some of the band’s roots.

The album opens up with the Yardbirds’ ‘Heartful Of Soul’; Mogg’s vocals are still slick, solid, powerful, more than making up any (minor) loss of range. This song sounds just wonderful by UFO.

‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’ is a solid cover, but I was never a Doors fan. The rich keyboards are appropriately turned up in the mix here, adding to the authenticity. Like the song or not, Mogg has the swagger...

...‘Honey-Bee’ is a good solid deep number that has a dark edge, Mogg and crew do a fine job here.  ‘Too Rolling Stoned’ – now we’re talking! A classic Robin Trower track that totally rocks and UFO do total justice too. The funky edge to Moore’s guitar fits perfectly.  Likewise with the blues of ZZ Top’s ‘Just Got Paid’.  Love it beginning to end.

The album closes with ‘It’s My Life’, which sees the whole band shine...

4/5 STARS

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL

 

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'The Salentino Cuts' - release date: September 29th 2017 on Cleopatra Records: Pre-order VINYL | CD

Alternatively, order on Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Germany

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

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12th September 2017



September 12th - The Brook - Southampton - England - SOLD OUT

 

City rock Eindhoven photo's + other tour photos added to the...

...CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

REVIEW 2: UFO - The Salentino Cuts

Thanks to Matt Bladen, Editor of Musipedia Of Metal

Twitter: #MusipediaOMetal
Photographer Website: http://frasiak.wixsite.com/frasia-k-photography
Photographer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrasiaKPhotography/

 

 

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11th September 2017

TODAY - Band travel to England - Next concert:
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook

 

CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

REVIEW: UFO - The Salentino Cuts

by Kevin Wierzbicki

Last year Cleopatra Records issued Live Sightings, a 4-CD box set containing four UFO concert recordings from the early 1980s along with a vinyl copy of 1972's Early Flight, and that material painted a pretty good picture of what the band was all about for their first dozen or so years. The beloved British rockers have covered lots of ground since then; UFO is now only about a year and a half away from celebrating their 50th anniversary, and The Salentino Cuts illuminates a side of the group that's never been shown before.
The guys --- vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Vinnie Moore, drummer Andy Parker, keys man Paul Raymond and bassist Rob De Luca --- have chosen a dozen cuts by other artists to cover here, and while some of the songs or their original performers may be UFO influences, the set is better thought of as just a bunch of the band's favorite cuts. The program is bookended by two cuts from 1965 as the album opens with the psychedelic blues rock of the Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul" and wraps up with the hardscrabble tale that is "It's My Life," originally a hit for the Animals. In between are songs you might expect, like the cowbell-rocking "Mississippi Queen," a hot take on ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" where Moore romps on slide guitar, and an extra bluesy version of Montrose's "Rock Candy." There are cuts too that you wouldn't think UFO would cover in a million years, but that turn out sounding awesome, like a take on the Steppenwolf chestnut "The Pusher," an impressive interpretation of Mad Season's "River of Deceit," an appropriately slow and smoky groove for Bill Withers' noir hit "Ain't No Sunshine" and another guitar showcase for Moore on Tom Petty's (yes, stinging) blues cut "Honey Bee."... read review

 

 

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10th September 2017



TODAY: Raismes Fest - Raismes - France

 

Last Night at Cityrock Festival - Leeuwarden

 

 

Some amazing 'band view' photo's of last nights show in Leeuwarden - more on the tour page

 

CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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9th September 2017





TODAY: Cityrock Festival - Leeuwarden - Netherlands

 

 

MORE PHOTOS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE

CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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8th September 2017



TONIGHT: Cityrock Festival - Eindhoven - Netherlands

 

MORE PHOTOS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE

CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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7th September 2017

TONIGHT: Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - Germany - SOLD OUT

 

CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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6th September 2017

TOMORROW, the Europe/England 2017 TOUR kicks off

September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Netherlands - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Netherlands - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

 

TOUR PAGE is NOW up and running

 

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5th September 2017

With two days to go before UFO hit the road again (dates above)
Cleopatra have released on i-tunes, a pre-release 'single' track

Track 10: Too Rolling Stoned - LISTEN HERE

 

CLEOPATRA PRESS RELEASE

'The Salentino Cuts' release date is September 29th 2017 on Cleopatra Records: Pre-order VINYL | CD

Alternatively, order on Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Germany

 

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Rob De Luca has just completed his 2017 EU/UK Tour with SPREAD EAGLE last Sunday
with an appearance at HRH Sleaze in Sheffield

Pete Key, photographer and friend of UFO & Vinnie Moore (Pete's photo of Vinnie appears on
Vinnies solo album, AERIAL VISIONS album cover) took some amazing shots of Rob on this tour.

Rob De Luca with Spread Eagle at HRH Sleaze

Cheers Pete

Thanks also go to

www.hrhsleaze.com

 

 


August 2017


 

22nd August 2017

UFO Bassist Rob De Luca is appearing in London this Friday with his band Spread Eagle

Go along and support Rob if you can, he would love to see you.

 

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19th August 2017



Great Review write-up of UFO's performace at Ramblin' Man 2017 added to the...

...UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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17th August 2017

On of my favourites, Andy Parkers Diary Update

 

 

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14th August 2017


UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

 

Lots of photo's added to the Summer Fest page

above: UFO onstage at Alcatraz - ©2017 Andy Mertens

UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

13th August 2017

TODAY

August 13th - Alcatraz Open Air - Kortrijk - Belgium

 

UFO at Alcatraz Open Air

 

LIVE REVIEW and PHOTO's from Spain can be viewed on the...

UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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12th August 2017

TOMORROW

August 13th - Alcatraz Open Air - Kortrijk - Belgium

 

PHOTOS FROM YESTERDAYS UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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11th August 2017

TODAY

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS - UFO LIVE

 

MORE PHOTOs ON ThE UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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10th August 2017

On the eve of the Leyendas Del Rock Festival in Spain, this review just in from Ramblin' Man Fair

...continue reading full review

 

Here is an interesting and informative interview with UFO bassist, Rob De Luca

CONTINUE Reading the full interview

 

UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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9th August 2017

UFO - Two Festival dates
11th Aug, the day after tomorrow, Spain:

August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain

then to Belgium

August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium

 

For up-to-date NEWS and photo's, visit the

UFO 2017 Summer Festival page

 

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4th August 2017

A set of stunning photo's from last weeks show in Frome, UK

plus lots of Ramblin' Man Fair photo's...

 

... UFO Summer tour page

 

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3rd August 2017

There seems to be an explosion of Press Releases
since UFO's 'Ramblin' Man Fair' main stage appearance
in support to ZZ Top, regarding the new UFO Covers album.

UK's Planet Rock have been playing UFO songs on their radio station, as well as posting
details of the new album on their website.

So what do we know?

The new album is titled 'The Salentino Cuts'

Release date: September 29th 2017

Label: Cleopatra Records

PRESS RELEASE

Available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Artwork: Tristan Greatrex

Track Listing:

1. Heartful Of Soul (The Yardbirds)
2. Break On Through (The Doors)
3. River Of Deceit (Mad Season)
4. The Pusher (Steppenwolf)
5. Paper In Fire (John Mellencamp)
6. Rock Candy (Montrose)
7. Mississippi Queen (Mountain)
8. Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
9. Honey Bee (Tom Petty)
10. Too Rolling Stoned (Robin Trower)
11. Just Got Paid (ZZ Top)
12. It’s My Life (The Animals)

The album will definately have the bands stamp all over it with Phils distinctive vocals and phrasing
Vinnies guitar work (listen to ZZ Top's La Grange from his solo album, Aerial Visions), Pauls dreamy keys,
Andy Parkers thunderous drums and delicate percussion and Rob De Luca's thumping bass lines.

I can't wait for this release, tracks such as 'Too Rolling Stoned' by Robin Trower,
given the UFO treatment - Heaven

Vinnie Moore said, “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ TOP and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.” - source: The Carouser

Speaking of Ramblin' Man Fair - Pete Key (UFO and Vinnie Moore resident UK photographer) has taken
some stunning photo's of the band during their Festival performance

UFO at Rambin' Man Fair - 14 photo's by Pete Key can be viewed on the UFO Summer Tour page

 

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2nd August 2017

Ramblin' Man Fair photo's added to the Tour page

 

UFO Summer tour page

 

 


July 2017


 

31st July 2017

YESTERDAY

This from Jerry Ewing - He tweeted this great photo...

...and "band of the day" quote

 

Planet Rock photo's and others will be added to the

... Summer tour page - so please keep checking back

 

 

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30th July 2017



July 30 - Ramblin Man Fair - Maidestone - England

 

TODAY: Special Guests to ZZ Top - UFO's UK Exclusive 2017 Festival Appearance

 

VIEW THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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29th July 2017

Tonight



July 27 - Cheese & Grain - Frome - England

 

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Last NIght: King George's Hall - thanks to Robb for keeping us updated - see tour page

 


First night at Birmingham Town Hall

 

Phil Mogg - Set of four from UFO friend Rich Ward - More on the tour page...

 

...VIEW THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

 

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28th July 2017

Tonight



TONIGHT: July 28 - King George's Hall - Blackburn - England

 

Last Night: Birmingham Town Hall

UFO on stage - What a beautiful Venue

MORE PHOTOS - VIEW THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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27th July 2017



July 27 - Town Hall - Birmingham - England

 

CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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24th July 2017

This upcoming week

I hope everyone is having a great Summer - Here in the UK, we have a treat, four straight dates
cumulating with Sundays 'Special Guest' to ZZ Top appearance at the Ramblin Man Fair

July 27 - England - Birmingham - Town Hall*
July 28 - England - Blackburn - King George's Hall*
July 29 - England - Frome - Cheese & Grain
Sunday July 30: Planet Rock Main Stage Ramblin Man Fair (UK Festival Exclusive) - Maidstone - England

The guest artist at the shows marked with * is Jared James Nichols

KEEP UP-TO-DATE with the current UFO tour Page


NEW ALBUM: The Salentino Cuts - details emerge

There was no 'Official announcement' from either record company (Cleopatra) or band but the posting
on Amazon and HMV Japan reveals the album title, release date and track listing.

UFO release a new album titled 'The Salentino Cuts' on September 29th

Amazon - details: available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:

1. Heartful of Soul
  2. Break on Through (To the Other Side)
  3. River of Deceit
  4. The Pusher
  5. Paper in Fire
  6. Rock Candy
  7. Mississippi Queen
  8. Ain't No Sunshine
  9. Honey-Bee
  10. Too Rolling Stoned
  11. Just Got Paid
  12. It's My Life

More details will be posted as and when we get them

 

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Summer 2017 Official UFO Shirts

Official UFO t-shirt update - Go to SHOP

 

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19th July 2017

VINNIE MOORE / GUS G.
"Gunslingers" Tour 2017

Vinnie Teams up with Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist GUS G.
for the following US Tour Dates:

November 2017:
28 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
30 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom

December 2017:
01 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
02 Joliet. IL The Forge
03 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
06 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
07 Brooklyn, NY St Vitus
08 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
09 Somerville, MA Once Ballroom

Vinnie needs no introduction to UFO fans, having just celebrated 14 years as the longest serving UFO guitarist. For those who may not be aware, Gus G. has spent the past decade affirming his status as one of metal’s reigning guitar virtuosos. Personally handpicked by Ozzy Osbourne in August 2009, he served as the heavy metal legend’s lead guitarist through spring 2017, while also establishing himself as an acclaimed solo artist with more than a dozen studio albums to his credit. He’s also managed to find time to perform worldwide with acts as diverse as Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and his own band, Firewind. Firewind released their 8th studio album Immortals at the beginning of 2017, earning critical acclaim and landing the Greek-based band on international sales charts.

 

 


June 2017


 

25th June 2017

Andy Parker's Diary Update

 

 


May 2017


 

12th May 2017

The first issue of Planet Rock magazine is released today

You can read Phil Mogg’s full interview in the first edition of Planet Rock Magazine
where Phil also talks about “festering” lead guitarists, the challenges of staying mates in a band,
the importance of keeping a sense of humour and more...

...I ordered my copy - Online teaser

 

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10th May 2017

Round 2 - UFO and Saxon team up in September

USA and Canadian dates announced today

The highly successful band line-up of UFO / SAXON / Jared James Nichols, team up once more.

Please CHECK the Official UFO website
for confirmation of all dates

 

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6th May 2017

Official UFO posting:

We have a LIMITED EDITION of NINE POSTERS FROM THE RECENT USA TOUR - SIGNED BY ALL THE BAND MEMBERS. Each signed poster, which is from the show at The Independent in San Francisco, is numbered on the back, (1 of 9, 2 of 9, etc.) and along with the signed poster we are also including an unsigned tour poster and two UFO tour postcards. 
There are only NINE of these signed poster bundles available, at £60 each plus postage and packing.

SOLD OUT ALREADY

 

 


April 2017


 

28th April 2017

Concert review - Gas Monkey Live!

UFO, Saxon invade Dallas

As expected, UFO went out and played just enough newer material to consider the tour an extension of the latest album (2015’s great “A Conspiracy of Stars”) and not a greatest hits show. Deep down, the band knew the phenomenon the fans were obsessed with – and though UFO didn’t force it, the show was lights out... READ REVIEW

 


UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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24th April 2017

10/10 concert review

UFO/Saxon – BB King’s Blues Club & Grill, NYC, New York

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

After their stellar performance, I would not want to follow Saxon but UFO had the capacity to do so. As I mentioned early, this was my first live introduction to this band. I love their music but it is all about how songs translate live and how a band commands the stage. I had no doubt that UFO would delivery and that they did. 

Phil Mogg and Andy Parker were the remaining original UFO members.  The band has had a revolving door of major talent including Billy Sheehan, John Norum, Michael Schenker and a plethora of others. Tonight, Mogg and Parker were joined by guitarist Vinne Moore, New York bassist, Rob De Luca and keyboardist, Paul Raymond who joined the band in 1976...

...The set ended with ‘Rock Bottom’ from ‘Phenomenon’; after the usual brief pause, the band returned to the stage for their encore numbers. ‘Cherry’, ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Shoot Shoot’ were tonight’s mystery choices. This was a good set list and a brilliant performance.

Bands come and go throughout our lives; but there is something said for staying power of raw talent, well written songs and mastering your instrument of choice. The blood, sweat and tears that go into recording, touring and performing translates to artists that remain timeless. This is not something that all musicians achieve but those that do are well rewarded by dedicated fans. 

These two rock pioneers still have that x factor; they have solid songs; they rule their stage and appreciate their fans. This is why I chose to write about these shows; I, too, am a rock fan who understands just what I am witnessing. As long as these bands are still out there doing what they do, we will all be along for the ride.

10/10

By Dawn Belotti - READ FULL REVIEW


 

Official UFO facebook anounce Jared James Nichols as support

Jared James Nichols also supported UFO and Saxon on their recent USA spring tour

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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14th / 15th April 2017

Happy Birthday to

Vinnie Moore (14th April) and Phil Mogg (15th April)

 

Wishing both Vinnie (today) and Phil (tomorrow), a great day - Many Happy returns.

photo's by Joe Schaeffer Photography

 

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13th April 2017

Two more LIVE shows announced for July:

July 27 - England - Birmingham - Town Hall
July 28 - England - Blackburn - King George's Hall

See http://www.ufo-music.info for ticket info

VIEW PHOTOS

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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12th April 2017

Heavy Meal Mania: A Feeling Like No Other

Scout Bar - Houston

They start off the set with the 1981 ballad "Long Gone", a good choice for a concert of this magnitude. UFO proves they are also brave in their set selection with a song off their 2012 album Seven Deadly with the song "Wonderland". They take us all the way back to 2015 with "Run Boy Run", showing that they choose to play their new songs early and get them out of the way rather than spreading them in between their more known material. The band continued with their classic "Lights Out", a song that truly demonstrates the vocal ability of Phil Mogg, one of my favorite vocalists. The color blue illuminates the venue and the band plays their 2004 ballad "Baby Blue". The band returns to rock form with "Ain't No Baby".... READ REVIEW - ©Nate

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

 

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11th April 2017

Hard Rock Corner: Saxon and UFO

Live at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA, 1st April /17

When it was near time for UFO's grand entrance, the crowd was abuzz with the fact that famed radio personality and host of That Metal Show Eddie Trunk was in the house. As Trunk emerged from backstage, waving and giving thumbs' up to shout outs from the audience, things were revving to fevered pitch. The crowd packed forward in anticipation, the pungent stench of gasoline and denim reeking, with no room for escape... READ REVIEW - ©2017 By Frank Valish

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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10th April 2017

 

REVIEW and PHOTOS:

UFO, who formed in the late 1960s and has been a presence in popular music one way or another since that time, took to the stage as the headliner of this tour. Lead vocalist

Phil Mogg impressed with a shiny chrome dome and the veneer of a Harry Potter villain, swung the mic stand around like his own magical wand. His swagger to and fro was a unique counterbalance to the swirl of constantly-changing stage lighting.

The band started the night with “Mother Mary” and “Run Boy Run” and then took us through mid-set offerings like “Too Hot to Handle,” “Messiah of Love” and “Burn Your House Down” before ending the show with a three-tune encore including “Doctor Doctor” and “Shoot Shoot.”

I guess they have a thing for titles that echo... READ FULL REVIEW

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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9th April 2017

PHOTOS: THE INDEPENDENT, San Francisco, CA

A series of photo's from Axe at THE INDEPENDENT have been added to the tour page

 

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with SAXON frontman Biff Byford prior to the band's March 16 show at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California where they were the support act for UFO. UFO related excerpts,transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

On the band's current United States tour with UFO:

Biff: "It's great, really. It's a good package. We love UFO and loved UFO for years. UFO are basically a '70s band and we're an '80s band so the two styles fit together really well. If you listen to UFO, you listen to us. It's where we started from that period."

On whether playing with UFO brings out the best in SAXON:

Biff: "Yeah, I think it does. Obviously, we don't have too long to play like we when we're headlining or closing the show. You have to compact it all in the period you have. We're playing for an hour and ten minutes, which is not bad. Our usual show is an hour forty-five, two hours, so you have to compact it in and I can't talk too much to the audience. [Laughs] It keeps us on the edge, I'm telling you. To go out in the middle, it's a nice spot to be in, in the middle of the show. It's great because everything is rushy-rushy. [You're] onstage, offstage. It just keeps you on your toes, really."


©2017 Blabbermouth | Watch Full Interview with Biff (06:15)

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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8th April 2017


UFO and Saxon Invade Penn’s Peak

BY 

 

On Saturday April 1, 2017, the only fools were the ones who did not get a ticket to the UFO-Saxon concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. Close to 2000 fans, mainly middle-aged men clad in leather and denim jackets donned with classic rock and roll patches, attended the sold out rock show at the scenic concert venue in the heart of central Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. The Penn’s Peak show was the second to last on this classic US tour before heading to Europe to begin the summer festival season. Both Saxon and UFO have storied careers spanning decades with a diehard and loyal fanbase. READ REVIEW - ©2017 NYS Music

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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7th April 2017

CONCERT REVIEW

 

House Of Blues, San Diego - VIEW

 

PHOTOS: SAXON & UFO WOWED A PACKED HOUSE AT B.B. KING (3/30)

NWOBHM greats Saxon and UK heavy rockers UFO recently concluded a round of spring U.S. dates with help from opening act Jared James Nichols. The trip launched in Houston, TX in early March and closed out in Allston, MA just a few days ago. Back-to-back shows in New York City at Time Square’s B.B. King went down on March 29 and 30. Photo coverage from the latter show in NYC can be viewed HERE.

 

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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6th April 2017

House of Blues - Las Vegas - PHOTOS

VIEW PHOTOS

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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5th April 2017

View from Andy Parkers Office

April 01 – Jim Thorpe, PA / PENN’S PEAK - SOLD OUT

 

 

 

Rob De Luca Interview

Shockwave Roadtrip: UFO/Saxon Tour 2017 - Rob De Luca Interview

Interview conducted at The Alamo City Music Hall. San Antonio, Texas - READ

 

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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4th April 2017

Although the UFO tour is over, the reviews and photo's keep flooding in


UFO displayed their power, rockin’ tunes and measured aura as if it was the 70’s all over again. The band is far from done based on what I witnessed. Catch them live on tour near you!

READ FULL REVIEW AND VIEW 48 PHOTO'S


Tour page additions:

Photo's from the House of Blues (March 30th), Brighton Music Hall, Penns Peak

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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3rd April 2017

The final show was played out last night and what an amazing USA tour

this has been - Great reviews, hundreds of photo's posted on the tour page

and a wonderful artist combination of...

...UFO, SAXON and Jared James Nichols

Thans to all the fans who have visited this 'Misty Green and Blue' website, sending in reports, photo's and all things UFO.

Over 7,000 visits to the TOUR page!!!

I will continue to add updates to the page as and when I get them, such as the following from
Tammy Greene - Greene Sound Lens Photography at The Grove, earlier in the tour:


Phil Mogg

Vinnie Moore

Rob De Luca

Paul Raymond


Andy Parker

Thanks Tammy - Greene Sound Lens Photography

 

Finally thanks to all the tour crew (from all bands),

to SAXON and Jared James Nichols and to

Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Vinnie Moore, Paul Raymond and Rob De Luca
for all things UFO

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

We now have the following 'confirmed' live dates to look forward to later on this year:

July 29th - England - Frome - Cheese & Grain
July 30th - England - Maidstone - Ramblin Man Fair

August 11th - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13th - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium

September 08 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 09 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome 
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

As always, CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates

 

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2nd April 2017

TONIGHT: BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, Boston, MA - SOLD OUT

This is the last show of the UFO/SAXON USA Spring tour

 

Last Night: Penns Peak

UFO

UFO at Penns Peak - Photo ©David Ungar Photography

 

UFO - Mother Mary at Penns Peak

 

Penns Peak photos added to the Tour Page:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

 

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1st April 2017

TONIGHT: PENN’S PEAK, Jim Thorpe, PA - SOLD OUT

 

UFO LIVE - Another New date confirmed for September

September 09 - Cityrock Festival - Leeuwarden - Holland

 

Radio Interview with Phil Mogg

Eddie Trunk and the Phil Mogg interview on Thursday before UFO's second night appearance at BB Kings New York - Eddie Trunk posts on his FB page:


"Huge thanks to Phil Mogg UFO for joining me this afternoon on TrunkNation! It was his only interview on the US tour and he said it will likely be his last (which we bet on!). Hear it again tonight 9P ET SiriusXM VOLUME 106. Also thanks to Jared James Nichols for coming in. Off to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill NYC soon to host night number 2!"
- Eddie Trunk

Eddie Trunk and Phil Mogg in the Studio

"Had an great couple nights at BB Kings hosting UFO, Saxon and Jared James Nichols to sold out crowds. All the bands sounded great and Jared is one to watch for sure. Everyone knows how special UFO are to me and they were sooo good! Everyone played amazingly well and Phil sang so great. Slightly different sets each night too. Thursday they opened with two Chapman songs in a row! Thanks to Eddoe Oertell and all the guys in UFO for the hospitality and tolerating my fan boy geekness! And special thanks to Phil Mogg for doing my radio show. Phil doesn’t love interviews but did his only one of the tour on TrunkNation, and he says his only US one for the next 18 months (he bet me $50 haha). Two more sold out shows on this tour and then hopefully they are back soon. It was a great tour and package with these three bands" - ET. - Podcast Info

 

CONCERT REVIEW
Saxon, UFO storm Cleveland with Jared James Nichols

 

British space rockers UFO landed at House of Blues Cleveland last Tuesday (March 28) at the top of a double-header doozy pairing the quintet with English metal mavens Saxon.

Still fronted by boxer-turned-singer Phil Mogg (the group’s sole constant member), the influential (Metallica, Testament, Def Leppard) London-spawned outfit also features long-time drummer Andy Parker Paul and keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond (both on board since the ‘70s), lead guitar sensation Vinnie Moore (joined 2003), and bassist Rob De Luca (since 2008).

Formed in the late ‘60s, UFO excelled at blending the hard rock of Black Sabbath and Cream with the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and classicism of the Moody Blues and Yes into a unique, muscular mix. 

A lot has changed over the years for Mogg and company—gone are the cheeky anthems of Force It (1975) and No Heavy Petting (1976)—but the elder statesmen of art rock still perform with the energy and enthusiasm of over-adrenalized teenagers. Unwilling to trade entirely on the past, the UFOers continue to make compelling records and tour fresh tunes well into its 50th year: They played “Run Boy Run” and “Messiah of Love” from 2015’s A Conspiracy of Stars for Cleveland—and revisited “Burn Your House Down” from 2012’s Seven Deadly CD.

But breakthrough UFO album Phenomenon (1974) and fan favorites Lights Out (1977) and Obsession (1978) received the most attention, with Mogg and the gang tearing through “Baby Blue,” “Only You Can Rock Me,” and “Too Hot To Handle” with youthful abandon.

Mogg juggled his mic stand and prowled the HOB as if looking to pick a fight, but engaged the audience with gentlemanly rapport. DeLuca thrummed a Gibson Thunderbird bass, his long hair flailing to Parker’s brutal beats.  Moore—borne of the same ‘80s “shredder” movement—was dazzling on guitar, his fingers flaying and tapping the strings. Raymond layered the sound with lush keyboard chords and catchy, mischievous riffs.

Late-set goodies included “Love to Love” and “Rock Bottom.” The encore squeezed “Cherry, “Doctor Doctor” and “Shoot Shoot” into a single-bang bang bonanza. READ FULL REVIEW AND PHOTOS - By:  

 

PICKWORLD GUITAR PICKS COMPETTION

ENTER for a chance to win an autographed copy of their "A Conspiracy of Stars" CD. It's autographed by: Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker, Paul Raymond, and Rob De Luca. We'll also include two of Vinnie's custom picks and two of Rob's.... READ MORE

 

New York and Cleveland photos added to the Tour Page:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

 


March 2017


 

31st March 2017

NEXT CONCERT: Tommorrow, April 1st - PENN’S PEAK, Jim Thorpe, PA

 

Two Concert Review's

UFO Land's in Times Square with Saxon

READ REVIEW

 

UFO And SAXON In Cleveland, OH With Photos! 

By Geoff Ketler, Cleveland Contributor

Supporting their 21st studio release, A Conspiracy of Stars, British metal pioneers UFO made their way to the stage after their tour manager’s introduction. Vocalist Phil Mogg greeted the crowd and said “Okay…"Mother Mary"” and away we went. Vinnie Moore - the longest tenured UFOguitarist, absolutely mesmerized. He’s a freak…I don’t know what else to say. His sizzling, effortless playing really drives the live show. Phil Mogg is quite charming; telling jokes and speaking to individual members of the audience and he still has the pipes. Phil interjected “Lights out in Cleveland” during the song “Lights Out” which took the fans all the way to 11.

The entire set encompassed hit after hit with a handful of the new material just to garnish. Set staples like “Let It Roll”, “Too Hot To Handle” and “Rock Bottom” were all executed flawlessly. What a night – two legends sharing the same stage and proving not only their relevancy, but their supremacy.

READ FULL REVIEW | PHOTOS - All Photos By Geoff Ketler/Aces High Photography

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS of the concert can be
viewed on Aces High Photography FB page


Whilst we wait for the last two shows of the USA Tour,

Lets play the mean pin ball

PLAY UFO USA PINBALL

 

New York and Cleveland photos added to the Tour Page:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

 

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30th March 2017


TONIGHT – Second of two nights at BB KING'S, New York, NY - SOLD OUT

 

Last Night - BB KING'S, NY - PHOTOS

 

Concert Review + Photos - Cleveland

UFO / SAXON – BRITISH THUNDER & LIGHTNING ROCKS CLEVELAND!

Saxon alone was worth the price of admission, but UFO was the cherry on top and it makes sense. Saxon is like the steak with bruising, loud and in-your-face metal while UFO is the dessert, they’re sweeter, more accessible, but still packs a punch. Guitarist Vinnie Moore was the star of the show, being the youngest member of the band and replicating those Michael Schenker licks to a T. Vocalist Phil Mogg was in a dress shirt and was very gentlemanly throughout the night. UFO kept things mostly seated in the ‘70s except for a couple of the latest A Conspiracy Of Stars (“Run Boy Run”, “Messiah Of Love”). Of course you have to hear the lit up “Lights Out” (third in the set which was a surprise!), “Let It Roll”, and the uber-catchy “Only You Can Rock Me”. If you don’t like “Rock Bottom” then you just don’t like rock ‘n’ roll. One of the finest riffs to ever come out of rock and the Vinnie showcased his chops on the long jam. The encore featured “Cherry”, the blood-pumping “Doctor Doctor” and an elongated “Shoot Shoot”. Only a few dates left in the jaunt; don’t miss it! - FULL REPORT CAN BE READ HERE

©2017 Words by: Nick Balazs

©2017 Photos by: Joe Kleon - 25 stunning photos of UFO & SAXON can be viewed in the GALLERY section

 

Photos from HOUSE OF BLUES, OH

Added 14 Photo's no the TOUR page from House of Blues, Cleveland - thanks Kelly

Another brace of photo's also from Liz Weil - 75 to be exact

 

New York, El Paso and Cleveland photos added to the Tour Page:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

 

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29th March 2017

TONIGHT – First of two nights at BB KING'S, New York, NY - SOLD OUT

 

Concert Review and Photo's

Concert Review and photo's - City National Grove of Anaheim

Jared James Nichols, along with the British invasion of Saxon and UFO, took control of the sold-out crowd on Saturday March 18th at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Headliners UFO took the stage at 10:15 for a ninety-minute set, touring in support of their 2015 studio album A Conspiracy of Stars. I’ll admit it’s been a while since I have listened to UFO. I was surprised how many songs I knew. Opening their set with Long Gone off The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent, my first impression this was going to be a long set, starting off a little slow. That quickly changed as frontman Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker (the only two original UFO members) along with keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond, guitarist Vinnie Moore and bassist Rob De Luca, found their rhythm for Run Boy Run off A Conspiracy of Stars, rounding out the first three songs with the self-titled track Lights Out. Mogg, a veteran of working the crowd, kept the fans attention with his humor in-between songs. At sixty-eight years young he does his fair share of working the stage, whipping that mic stand around like it’s nothing, delivering the classic UFO sound... Review and PHOTO's continued here

 

Lots more added to the Tour Page:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

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UFO/SAXON USA tour

This video shot at ARCADA THEATER - St. Charles, IL, on Sunday gives a flavour of the current tour

with performances from the billed artist's, Jared James Nichols, SAXON and UFO, making for a great evening

Video timings: 0:00 Intro | 0:12: Jared James Nichols | 09:27 SAXON with Vinnie Moore | 13:50 UFO

 

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28th March 2017

TODAY – HOUSE OF BLUES, Cleveland, OH

 

Great set of photos from Elizabeth Wiel...

UFO in Milwaukee

and another thirty
added from last Saturdays concert at the ARCADA THEATER

 

Rob De Luca video Interview

UFO interview with Mark Kadzielawa -
as always an interesting, honest and thoughful interview from Rob. Well worth a watch.


These and other NEW photos posted from: St. Charles, Milwaukee and Vegas...

... on the UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

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27th March 2017

TODAY: Band travel to Cleveland

NEXT CONCERT: March 28 – HOUSE OF BLUES, Cleveland, OH

 

LAST NIGHT

SAXON are joined...

...by UFO's Vinnie Moore - Vinnie perfoms 'Denim and Leather' with SAXON

Vinnie posted on his Official Facebook page:
"Jamming with the mighty Saxon's in St Charles last night. What a blast".


New photos from St. Charles and Vegas

UFO USA Spring Tour page

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26th March 2017

Second of two nights at Arcada


TONIGHT: ARCADA THEATER - St. Charles, IL

 

 

ANOTHER TOUR DATE ANNOUNCED

Official UFO website have announced another LIVE date for later this year:

September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook

Full list so far, as follows:
July 29th - England - Frome - Cheese & Grain
July 30 - England - Maidstone - Ramblin Man Fair

August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium

September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome 
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

 

 

LATEST PHOTOS added to the

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

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25th March 2017

First of two nights at Arcada


TONIGHT: ARCADA THEATER - St. Charles, IL

 

CONCERT PHOTOS

An epic tour is in full force in United States right now,
featuring rock legends UFO and heavy metal giantsSaxon!
The latest stop: the Summit Music Hall in Denver!


GALLERY: UFO LIVE AT SUMMIT MUSIC HALL, DENVER, CO - photos by Terrell

 

LATEST PHOTOS added to the

UFO USA Spring Tour page

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24th March 2017

So much UFO NEWS / updates today - new upcoming shows, reviews, photos

Let's begin with TODAY:


TONIGHT: ANTHEM @ HARD ROCK CASINO, Sioux City, IA

 

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Official UFO website have announced new LIVE dates for later this year

On the eve of Ramblin' Man Fair (see update below)
July 29th - England - Frome - Cheese & Grain

September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome 
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

 

 

USA FO/SAXON LIVE REVIEW AND PHOTOS

Almost Too Hot To Handle: UFO & Saxon In Denver, CO At The Summit Music Hall On 21 Mar 2017

Event: UFO & Saxon: A Conspiracy Of Stars US Tour 2017
Written by: D.T. Metal
Published: 24.03.2017
Galleries: UFO & Saxon - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO - 21 Mar 2017 by D.T. Metal

NWOBHM was very much alive in Denver the other night. Saxon and UFO, two of the leading bands of the movement, took the audience on a trip down memory lane and it was spectacular. 

It can be hit or miss when some 'dinosaurs' of heavy metal come to play in Denver and one never knows if the gig is gonna tank. But as soon as I approached the venue, I knew the night would turn out great since it was still about an hour before doors and the fans already lined up alongside the building. 

If not for the band shirts, leather and denim jackets, a casual observer could have mistaken this for an AARP meeting.   But all kidding aside, while the venue was not packed to capacity, it was full nevertheless. The upper section of the Summit Music Hall was reserved for those who purchased a VIP ticket (at almost double the price of a regular one) and I guesstimate that around 50 or so die-hard fans splurged for the opportunity to watch the bands from a higher advantage point. 

UFO took the stage a bit behind schedule and I was wondering how they could top what we have just witnessed. In fairness, while Saxon is all about the heavy metal, fast and furious riffing, UFO toned it down with the more hard rock approach. Due to the somewhat legendary status of UFO who is widely credited for bridging the gap between hard rock and heavy metal in their early days, the heat was definitely on for the band. 

Vocalist Phil Mogg took command early on and made sure that no stone was unturned when it came to belching out those great UFO tunes. To be honest, he hasn't lost his vocal range at all over the years and sounded just as fresh as decades ago. 

Seventies hit songs such as "Lights Out", "Too Hot To Handle", "Only You Can Rock Me" and of course "Doctor Doctor" were the reason most of us were there and UFO didn't disappoint AT ALL. And while the crowd was overall older, there were still tons of 'young'ens' in the audience; especially right up the rail. Guitarist Vinnie Moore interacted with the younger fans quite often which was really nice to see.

"Run Boy Run" and "Messiah Of Love" were the only two songs from their 2015 release A Conspiracy Of Stars being heard that night (to the best of my recollection), but I bet nobody in the audience minded since it was great to hear 30-plus year old songs come to life on stage. And speaking of 'old'… at one point I was standing outside to catch some fresh air and engaged in a conversation with an older gentleman sporting a vintage UFO shirt. He told me that he hadn't been at a concert in years and actually found out about the show because his grandson follows the venue on Facebook. 

I bet he had a great time and it also was a great night for both 'dinosaur' bands and their performances proved once again that (old-school) rock and metal will never die. 

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MORE ON UFO billed as 'Very Special Guests' to Headliners ZZ Top



Quite a buzz is going around here in the UK with many reporting the
NEWS that UFO have been added to the Ramblin’ Man Fair line-up!

Taking to the Planet Rock Mainstage on Sunday 30th July as very special guests to headliners ZZ Top are British hard rock torchbearers UFO.

Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca’s fervently awaited performance at Ramblin’ Man will be their only UK festival performance of 2017.

Also newly confirmed for the Planet Rock Mainstage are two acts who need very little introduction that triumphed at the inaugural Winter’s End last month – Toseland and Stone Broken.

Completing the sixth wave of line-up announcements are Texan hard rockers Scorpion Child who join the Rival Sons headlined Grooverider Stage and Caitlin Koch who plays the Outlaw Country Stage.

The third Ramblin’ Man Fair takes place in the stunning surroundings of Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent on the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July 2017.

Weekend and day tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets right now.

The weekend line-up so far is as follows:

Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)

Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Glenn Hughes
British Lion
Toseland
Jared James Nichols

Sunday 30th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
UFO (Special Guests / UK Festival exclusive)

Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Monster Truck
Blues Pills
Danny Worsnop
Stone Broken


Prog in the Park Stage
Kansas (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Magnum
Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash
Focus
I Am The Morning
The Gift
Blues Stage
Joanne Shaw Taylor (Blues Stage Headliner)
The Quireboys (Blues set)
Tyler Bryant
Aaron Keylock
Big Boy Bloater

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Steve “N” Seagulls
Ghoultown
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn
Caitlin Koch

Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Kyle Gass Band
The Picture Books
Scorpion Child
Lionize
Dirty Thrills

 

LOTS MORE PHOTOS added:

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook


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23rd March 2017

TONIGHT: POTAWATOMI CASINO, Milwaukee, WI - SOLD OUT

 

UFO/SAXON/JARED JAMES NICHOLS at Belasco Theater

Concert REVIEW and PHOTOS from 16th March in LA

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

 

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22nd March 2017

TODAY: Band travel to Milwaukee, WI for tomorrows gig (23rd)
at the SOLD OUT POTAWATOMI CASINO

 

STOP PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT by UK Ramblin' Man Fair Festival

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ramblin' Man Fair - Sunday 30th July 2017

In a Press Release from the organisers of Ramblin' Man:

You have been very patient and we listened to you and we got them!

It's a UK festival exclusive and we are very, very excited to
announce the special guest for Sunday at The Fair a band who have sold over 10 million records, have a worldwide career spanning 48 years, releasing 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums, Ladies and Gentleman we give you none other than UFO

PLEASE NOTE: CHECK the Official UFO website for confirmation of all concert dates

 

LAST NIGHT:

 

UFO: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

 

Las Vegas review. Spoiler Alert: It rocked:

CONCERT REVIEW – UFO and Saxon live in Las Vegas

 


Andy Parker - photo by Joe Schaeffer Photography

Phil Mogg

Vinnie Moore

Rob De Luca

Paul Raymond

Another great set of photo's taken of the band at SOLD OUT show at The Grove, Anaheim, CA

all five above photo's by Joe Schaeffer Photography



Photo's added from the following venues to the TOUR PAGE:
Summit Music Hall / House of Blues, LV / The Grove...

...including Phil's on-stage beer in Vegas

 

BREAKING: Diver bottles found in Denver

All will be revealed by tuning into the ...

...UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

Thanks for the continued supply of links and photo's.

You can contact me via: email | Facebook

 

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21st March 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY PARKER

 

TONIGHT, 21st March: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

 

Previous concert:

UFO: House of Blues, Vegas - Great set of concert photo's from Liz posted on the tour page

 

The obligtory Justin Hulse daily photo of UFO at Belasco

 

Today's photo addion to the tour page from the following venues:

House of Blues / The Grove / Belasco / Scout Bar

UFO USA Spring Tour page



 

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20th March 2017

TODAY: Band travel to Denver, CO
for tomorrows gig (21st) at the SUMMIT CONCERT HALL

 

 

Another batch of photos from Hulse Photo

UFO at Belasco - photo by Justin Hulse

I'll be continue to add more photo's on the TOUR PAGE later today from Justin

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

Photo's added from the following venues: House of Blues / The Grove / Belasco

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19th March 2017


TONIGHT: HOUSE OF BLUES - Las Vegas, NV

 

STUNNING PHOTO in LA by Justin Hulse

Phil Mogg at Belasco - photo by Justin Hulse

I'll be adding more photo's on the TOUR PAGE later today from Justin
as well as last night's at The Grove.

Reminder that other venue photo's from this tour are also being added to the page, such as...

the above three from The House of Blues on the 14th March - photo's © Mimi Franco Photo 2017

 

UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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18th March 2017


TONIGHT: – THE GROVE, Anaheim, CA - SOLD OUT

 

 

To answer a common question, from UFO fans...

..rather than answer you all via e-mail, lots of new photo's from various venues are being added to the tour page throughout the day. As I am based in England, updates and news come through to me late evening and early morning, UK time, so there is always a time-zone delay.

This page is updated just once as a 'daily date entry'. Every addition to the tour page will not be announced here, so its a question of browsing/exploring the current tour page, click the'USA UFO spring tour link below.

The UFO/SAXON headline tour is going really well with lots of feedback from both fans who are enjoying both influential and great bands. Most feedback is that they should be appearing in larger venues but fans seem to be enjoying the intimacy of the venues. Wish I could be there with you. Tristan

Here is a great shot of Paul Raymond from old UFO friend Andy Gomez, cheers Andy

Paul Raymond at Belasco

and a set from another UFO friend 'Tom Sullivan:


UFO - Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker, Rob De Luca and Paul Raymond at Balasco


UFO USA Spring Tour page

 

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17th March 2017

NEXT CONCERT: 18th March 2017 - THE GROVE, Anaheim, CA

 

Last Night at Belasco:

UFO onstage at Belasco

 

 

This time last week, CHERRY - Gas Monkey Live promo video

 

Posters page updated for this tour

If anyone comes across a poster that isn't on the page, please e-mail me

 

Photos of UFO on stage at are posted on the.UFO...

... USA Spring tour page

 

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16th March 2017


TONIGHT: BELASCO, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

LAST NIGHT: THE INDEPENDENT

 

 

UFO at

New photo updates...

...on the UFO USA Spring tour page

 

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15th March 2017


TONIGHT: THE INDEPENDENT, San Francisco, CA - SOLD OUT

 

LAST NIGHT: HOUSE OF BLUES – San Diego, CA

 

New photo updates from

 

NEW updates on the UFO USA Spring tour page

 

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14th March 2017


TONIGHT: HOUSE OF BLUES – San Diego, CA

 

PHOTOS from the El Paso...

...UFO on stage at the SPEAKING ROCK CASINO, El Paso, TX

 

CONCERT REVIEW

UFO/Saxon At The Scout Bar Houston TX 3-9-2017

After what seemed to be a fairly prolonged unfortunate series of technical difficulties,headliner  UFO finally stormed their stage at approximately 10:15 pm. The band is touring to promote their newest album A Conspiracy Of Stars as well as deliver their much beloved classics.  An eagerly awaiting sea of the British band’s fans were served up “Long Gone” to kick off the set.

Frontman and original member Phil Mogg still has the energy and power to deliver the vocal goods as well as a sense of humor during his audience interactions.

Simultaneously rocking both the keyboard and delivering his recognizable left handed guitar style, Paul Raymond made a few very brief appearances from behind the keyboard much to the audience’s delight. Vinnie Moore’s diabolic guitar wizardry screamed and ripped while bassist Rob De Luca’s smooth bottomless baritone  thrums throughout. On drums, original member Andy Parker’s infectious beat kept the entire band on point...

... READ FULL CONCERT REVIEW

Review and photo's © Michelle Barron

 

UFO USA Spring tour page

 

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13th March 2017

TODAY: Band travel to HOUSE OF BLUES, San Diego, CA
for tomorrows concert (14th March)

 

INTERVIEW

Interview with Vinnie Moore - Conducted pre-tour
Vinnie chats about the forthcoming album and upcoming UFO/SAXON tour

 

CONCERT REVIEW

Jam Magazine CONCERT REVIEW + PHOTO'S

 

LAST NIGHT: SPEAKING ROCK CASINO, El Paso, TX photo's added to the tour page

 

Current UFO USA Spring tour page

 

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12th March 2017


TONIGHT: March 12 - SPEAKING ROCK CASINO, El Paso, TX

 

LAST NIGHT: ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL, San Antonio, TX

 

10th March: Professional photographer John Ousby photo's from Gas Monkey Live

©2017 John Ousby Photography

These and a whole host more photos from all venues posted on the ...

...UFO TOUR PAGE

Will be updating more late today

 

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11th March 2017

Tonight - ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL, San Antonio, TX

 

LAST NIGHT: Gas Monkey LIVE!

Stunning photo's last night from Dallas, Texas - loving the backdrop...

 

...VIEW MORE ON THE UFO TOUR PAGE

(due to the US/UK time difference photo's wil be added
throughput the day as and when they arrive - STAY TUNED)

 

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10th March 2017

Tonight - GAS MONKEY LIVE!, Dallas, TX

 

LAST NIGHT: Scout Bar

Photo's and Set List from UFO's opening night at the SCOUT BAR...

...more can be viewed on the UFO Tour page

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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9th March 2017

TONIGHT 9th March: SCOUT BAR, Houston, Texas

The British Invasion!

with


OFFICIAL UFO FB posted yesterday:

USA. Rehearsals are underway today !!!!
Tour kicks off tomorrow night at the Scout Bar in Houston !!!!

 

UFO TOUR MAP - Venue location and contact details


CURRENT UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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8th March 2017

KICKS OFF TOMORROW, 9th March 2017 – SCOUT BAR, Houston, Texas

The UFO USA SPRING 2017 TOUR page is now LIVE

 

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6th March 2017

Later this week UFO head out on tour with SAXON, so expect quite a bit
of News and updates from now until the end of the tour.

The USA TOUR PAGE will be launched on the Eve of the tour, March 8th.
The aim is to keep all UFO fans who are unable to attend the tour a daily update
and a platform for the fans who can attend to get their photo's, reports etc added.

STAY TUNED...

 

UFO Soars Into Anaheim With Saxon In Tow

Let's start the day with a Concert Guide LIVE interview:

Vinnie Moore Interview for the upcoming USA tour

 

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3rd March 2017

Update for the HARD ROCK N' SPORTS last night

You can hear Vinnies interview - LISTEN HERE - Starts one hour in and lasts 34 minutes (01.00.00-01:34.00)

Interview coves: Spinal Tap references / solo /band - UFO introduction / Fan / Live
Writing process / Live set-up / Beatles, Queen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin
New music, old / Creativity and writing / Singles, i-Tunes 50's era / Dean Guitars
Instrumental song titles / Advice on playing / UFO upcoming new abum
UFO writing process / Summer festivals / Upcoming tour

 

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1st March 2017

Tune in to HARD ROCK N' SPORTS, tomorrow, March 2nd at 11.30pm

HARD ROCK N' SPORTS WEBSITE

 

 


February 2017


 

16th February 2017

Advance t-shirt orders now available

The Official UFO Shop is now OPEN

Eagle 2017 tour design on the front, and the March/April 2017 tourdates on the back Long-sleeved baseball-style shirt with distressed "premium classic rock" artwork
Alternative 2017 tour design on the front, and the March/April 2017 tourdates on the back Ladies tank top 2017 tour design
Button-down workshirt has the UFO logo on the front, and the Eagle design on the back Dark blue flag/wall/ceiling banner with the classic Misty Green And Blue distressed logo

All advance orders of USA 2017 Tour merchandise will be posted out during the first week of the USA tour.

Visit the Official UFO Shop to order

 

 

STAY TUNED FOR THE UFO USA SPRING TOUR PAGE - COMING SOON

 

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15th February 2017

Official UFO have posted USA VIP details

Note: Small amount of VIP tickets available per venue - Official UFO

 

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12th February 2017

It seems that we continue losing such wonderful people who's passion for the music that we all love, helped us all enjoy so many wonderful times. UFO loved playing this venue and Bryn Lewis, founder of The Brrok venue in Southampton - RIP BRYN LEWIS

This posted on the Brook Venue facebook page:

11th February 2017

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Bryn Lewis, founder and creator of The Brook, died yesterday following a short illness.

As an established licensee in Southampton and following on from managing several successful pubs in the city, Bryn acquired The Brook in 1995 and transformed the original pub into the two tier music venue we know and love. He had a simple aim: to create a venue where people could have fun and enjoy live entertainment. Bryn conceived and generated a unique ethos and culture that will continue to live on and from which many, many people have, and will continue to, derive a lot of pleasure.

His long time friend and business partner Dylan will continue to manage The Brook with the new addition of Bryn's eldest son, Nick, to build upon and continue his father's legacy.
The Brook family, our customers, artists and their management will miss him tremendously and send their most sincere condolences and best wishes to Bryn's family."

READ POSTS

 

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6th February 2017

It is with sadness that we lost a dear friend, Elliott Rubinson

Elliott was President and CEO of Dean Guitars.

Elliott appeared on Vinnies latest album, Aerial Visions, and toured on the XG Extreme Guitar Tour

Vinnie has been playing Dean guitars since 2007 and has his own Dean Signature guitars

VM GUITAR PAGE

 

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1st February 2017

Firstly, THANK YOU to all UFO fans who regularly visit this UFO fansite, Misty Green and Blue.

We have reached one and a quarter million visits:



One month until the UFO / SAXON tour and plenty to look forward to...

... the USA Spring Tour page is being created, ready for the upcoming tour, starting March 9 in Houston, TX.

If anyone spots any tour posters, take photo and e-mail me as I'll be adding to the tour page, such as the

following Billboard:

Thanks to Liz Wiel for taking the time and photographing the ARCADA billboard.

 

 


January 2017


 

1st January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

Lots to look forward to this year with a UFO USA Tour with SAXON

Official UFO tweeted on Christmas Eve..

.two festival shows later in the summer

 


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