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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.

 

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
July 30 - England - Maidstone - Ramblin Man Fair

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

September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - 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

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

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

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

CHECK the Official UFO website
for confirmation of all dates






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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

 

Set of photo's from Penns Peak

 

Rob De Luca and Paul Raymond - UFO at Penns Peak - ©Strange Wings

 

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

 

LAST NIGHT Photos from HOUSE OF BLUES, Cleveland, OH

 

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

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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

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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

 

Last Night

UFO at Arcada Theater

 

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

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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

 

LAST NIGHT: UFO at The Northen Lights Theater, Milwaukee - © photo Jeremy LaLuzerne

 

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. 

READ FULL REVIEW

VIEW PHOTOS


©2017 Metal Storm / D.T. Metal

 

TICKETS GIVEAWAY

WJCU Metal On Metal Radio Show

We have tickets to giveaway to next Tuesday's UFO & Saxon
concert at HOB! Listen for your chance to win
tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST at 88.7 FM or wjcu.org.

www.hob.com/cleveland

 

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

 

LAST NIGHT:

UFO: House of Blues, Vegas, NV

 

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

 

LAST NIGHT:

UFO at THE GROVE, Anaheim, CA

 

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

 

Lots of New photos from Belasco:

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

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

Phil on stage at Alamo

 

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

 


December 2016


 

19th December 2016

Sad News is that Team Rock who produce the 'Classic Rock' magazine has gone into administration

Classic Rock and Dave Ling has been a good friend to UFO and all Classic Rock bands -
- Let's hope that an investor can be secured.

NEWS REPORT:

More than 70 people have been laid off following the collapse of South Lanarkshire-based rock music media firm Team Rock Ltd.

Administrators were called in after the firm got into financial difficulties.

A total of 27 staff in High Blantyre and 46 in London have been made redundant.

A further seven staff - including four in High Blantyre - will be retained "in the short term" to assist the administrators.

Team Rock ran a stable of rock music magazines as well as the website www.teamrock.com.

Titles and brands include Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the Golden Gods Awards and the Classic Rock Awards.

The company, which has now ceased trading, generated annual turnover of more than £6m.

Administrators at FRP Advisory are now seeking buyers for the business's magazine titles and other assets.

'Only viable option'

Joint administrator Tom MacLennan said Team Rock had traded at a loss "for a significant period of time".

He added: "The company explored every option to secure the long-term future of the business, however the constraints on the cash position of the business were such that administration was the only viable option.

"The administration presents an excellent opportunity to acquire high profile rock music titles, products and brands that have a substantial global following.

"The brands and assets could appeal to a music publishing business looking to expand its portfolio, or an entrepreneur that sees the potential for developing the brands."

Team Rock, which was founded in 2012, bought the Classic Rock, Prog and Metal Hammer magazines from Future Publishing in 2013.

According to the administrators, the company's website attracted more than three million hits per month.

The company also owns an extensive archive of video, radio, images and magazines.

source

UPDATE

Within hours of Ben Ward (band singer for 'Orange Goblin') setting up a crowd funding page,
50% of funds have been raised.

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help the staff of Team Rock who have all been made redundant 6 days
before Christmas with no pay.

 

3rd JANUARY 2017 UPDATE:

 

1st February 2017 UPDATE:

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15th December 2016

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas

 

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5th December 2016

No rest for our hard working UFO guitarist

Vinnie posts on twitter | Official FB | Official FB fanpage | Vinman200tv YouTube

 

Vinnie Moore - Hideaway - Tribute to Eric Clapton

 


November 2016


 

23rd November 2016

2017 UFO/SAXON Tour NEWS

Tickets are now on sale at http://bit.ly/2fVIhqL for the shows at B.B. King's in NY NY on 29th and 30th March 2017 — with B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

 

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18th November 2016

Photos continue to come in and added to the recent UFO Tour page

This set taken 10 days ago on the 8th November in Hagen, Germany by our own Alexa Wild

Alexa appeared on UFO's 'Seven Deadly' album on backing vocals

 

PHOTO's posted on the ...

...UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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13th November 2016


Concert Review UK

Hells Bells: UFO land centre-stage in St. Albans

Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca all put in amazingly fresh and full on performances during the gig I attended at the Alban Arena in St. Albans on October 25, they just didn’t put a foot wrong!  As regular UFO concert going fans have grown accustomed to, it was a mixture of the band’s classic anthems with a sprinkling of newer material...CONCERT REVIEW |READ FULL INTERVIEW ON THE UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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12th November 2016

Last night at Fabrik- Bruchsal - Germany

TOUR PHOTOS, REPORTS and updates will be automatically added to
the tour page over the next few weeks

 

ALL TOUR POSTERS now added to the POSTERS PAGE

PLEASE, KEEP ON CHECKING BACK

 

 

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11th November 2016


TONIGHT: Final night of the current 14 date tour

It's a bitter sweet day for the band as it's also Tonio's funeral TODAY - For those of you who may not have read the Official UFO FB entry some days back regarding the signed data sheets, please see below:

We say goodbye to a very close and special person, forever in our hearts.

 

TONIGhT: 11th November Fabrik- Bruchsal - Germany

 

Last Night

Another legendary 'Conspiracy Of Stars Twitter' feed from KUBANA...

...travelling Scotland via Road, Rail, Sea and Air via London to Germany

CATCH UP WITH THE JOURNEY

 

LAST NIGHT PHOTO'S

UFO on stage at the KUBANA - View UFO TOUR PAGE for more

 

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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10th November 2016

TONIGHT: 10th November - Kubana - Siegburg - Germany

 

CONCERT REPORT

Report, Photo's and Video

 

Photo's added to the Tour page from Boerderij in Holland

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 

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9th November 2016


TONIGHT: 9th November - MS Connexion ComplexMannheim - Germany

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 

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8th November 2016

TODAY - Saal Stock - Hagen/Osnabrück - Germany

 



Various photos uploaded from the previous show in Holland...

...including a set of shots from our good friend Hans Beljaards

All added to the...

...UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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7th November 2016

TODAY, UFO head to Germany for the last leg of the tour

8th November - Germany - Hagen/Osnabrück - Saal Stock
9th November - Germany - Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
10th November - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
11th November - Germany - Bruchsal - Fabrik

 

UFO in France - NEW photo's taken a couple of nights back...

 

UFO in UK - Second night of the Tour...

 

... posted on the UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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6th November 2016

TONIGHT: 6th November - Boerderij - Zoetermeer - Holland

 

LAST NiGHT: 5th Nov - France - MORE PHOTOS ON THE TOUR PAGE

 

Over 100 photo's shot by John Wild on the bands Cardiff concert

Thanks John for the various posting on FB as well as sharing the night with us all

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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5th November 2016

TONIGHT: La Poudrière - Leffrinckoucke - France

 

PHOTOS
Another set of photo's from Classic Rock Photography

Paul Raymond - UFO at O2 Academy in Sheffield

VIEW FULL set on the...

...UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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4th November STOP PRESS - This just in...

The UFO signed daysheets (see yesterday's Facebook/Twitter post) can now be ordered online at http://www.ufo-music.info/daysheets.htm
All orders will be posted out from England at the end of the Oct/Nov tour, in secure "Do Not Bend" envelopes.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this fundraising idea.

 

4th November 2016

TONIGHT: Spirit of 66 - Verviers - Belgium

 

Posted yesterday on UFO

Three New dates added:
March 12 - El Paso, TX / SPEAKING ROCK CASINO
March 23 - Milwaukee, WI / POTAWAMI CASINO
March 25 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATER

ALL DATES for the UFO & SAXON US Tour:
March 9 – Houston, TX / SCOUT BAR
March 10 – Dallas, TX / GAS MONKEY LIVE
March 11 – San Antonio, TX / ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL
March 12 - El Paso, TX / SPEAKING ROCK CASINO
March 14 – San Diego, CA / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 15 – San Francisco, CA / THE INDEPENDENT
March 16 – Los Angeles, CA / BELASCO
March 18 – Anaheim, CA / THE GROVE
March 19 – Las Vegas, NV / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 21 – Denver, CO / SUMMIT CONCERT HALL
March 23 - Milwaukee, WI / POTAWAMI CASINO
March 24 – Sioux City, IA / ANTHEM @ HARD ROCK CASINO
March 25 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATER
March 26 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATER
March 28 – Cleveland, OH / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 29 – New York, NY / BB KINGS
March 30 – New York, NY / BB KINGS
April 1 – Jim Thorpe, PA / PENN’S PEAK
April 2 – Allston, MA / BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL - SOLD OUT

 

CURRENT TOUR UPDATES including photo's and
CONCERT REVIEW from TRAMSHED, Cardiff

NEW PHOTOS ON THE UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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3rd November 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rob De Luca


Band travel through the early hours to Belgium 

 

LAST NIGHT at the TRAMSHED in Cardiff

3 songs for encore - Doctor Doctor, Shoot Shoot and Mother Mary

 

CONCERT REVIEW


READ FULL REVIEW

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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2nd November 2016

TONIGHT - Tramshed - Cardiff - Wales

 


LAST NIGHT at The Assembly:
Ain't No Baby, Too Hot To Handle and Mother Mary

 

LIVE Concert Review

Parr Hall, Warrington - Posted on the TOUR PAGE

 

as well as a geat set of Concert Photo's from our good friend Rich Ward at

ANDY PARKER: Parr Hall photo's from last week - ©2016 Classic Rock Photography

VIEW MORE ON THE UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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1st November 2016

TONIGHT - The Assembly - Leamington Spa - England

 

Exclusive shots from Sheffield by photographer Pete Key - 15 added to the TOUR page

 

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 


October 2016


 

31st October 2016

TODAY: BAND continue to travel South

NEXT GIG - TOMORROW: 1st November - The Assembly, Leamington Spa

LAST NIGHT in Sheffield...

...a welcome return for 'Too Hot To Handle'.

 

Updates added...

...TO THE UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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30th October 2016

TONIGHT

30th October - O2 Academy - Sheffield - England

 

LAST NIGHT AT THE EMPIRE

 

Lots of NEW photo's added from 'The Queens Hall' in Ediunburgh...

...TO THE UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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29th October 2016

TONIGHT

29th October - Empire - Middlesbrough - England 

 

Last Night - The Queens Hall - photos on the UFO Tour page

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

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28th October 2016

TONIGHT

28th October - The Queens Hall - Edinburgh - Scotland

 

Parr Hall: 12 photos added to the tour page

UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 

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27th October 2016

TODAY


Band travel to Scotland for tomorrows gig: Queens Hall - Edinburgh


Last Night

Different start to last night with 'We Belong To The Night' kicking off as the first song,
then followed by 'Ain't No Baby'

UFO at Parr Hall

 

View updates on the UFO tour page including the

great Conspiracy Of Stars Twitter feed - Night 2

UFO TOUR PAGE


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26th October 2016

TONIGHT: Parr Hall - Warrington - England

Parr Hall FB: UFO have landed - doors tonight at 7pm /
Reds Cool will be supporting UFO (stage curfew 11pm) 


Last Night

Rob and Vinnie last night at The Alban Arena

The band opened with 'Ain't No Baby'

A great run-down of the night from COS Twitter, this and a FULL Set List, Photo's
and Posters can be viewed on the...

...TOUR PAGE

 

 

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25th October 2016


TONIGHT - The Alban Arena - St. Albans - England

The UK Tour kicks off in the UK

 

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23rd October 2016

UFO Tour kicks off on Tuesday in the UK


25th October - England - St. Albans - The Alban Arena
26th October - England - Warrington - Parr Hall
28th October - Scotland - Edinburgh - Queens Hall
29th October - England - Middlesbrough - Empire
30th October - England - Sheffield - O2 Academy
1st November - England - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
2nd November - Wales - Cardiff - Tramshed
4th November - Belgium - Verviers - Spirit of 66
5th November - France   - Leffrinckoucke - La Poudrière
6th November - Holland - Zoetermeer - Boerderij
8th November - Germany - Hagen/Osnabrück - Saal Stock
9th November - Germany - Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
10th November - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
11th November - Germany - Bruchsal - Fabrik

THE TOUR PAGE IS NOW ONLINE TO VIEW

 

 

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20th October 2016

FIVE DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE UFO TOUR KICKS OFF...

...TOUR PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTION, STAY TUNED

In the meantime...

...a Vinnie Moore concert review from a few weeks back in Poland
LIVE FROM BOCHNIA
and for those interested in the New forthcoming UFO album, Vinnie talks about the progress in a video interview
conducted after the show. Special thanks to Marcin for making the 1,000 mile round trip and for sharing such a great night.

ROCKOTHEQUE | VIDEO

 

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10th October 2016

UFO & SAXON Announce

Spring US Tour – The British Invasion 2017!

Rock legends UFO have announced a US tour with very special guests SAXON, beginning March 9 in Houston, TX and continuing into early April.
 
UFO, with their long standing line up of Phil Mogg (Vocals), Paul Raymond (Keyboards / Guitar), Andy Parker (Drums), Vinnie Moore (Guitar) and Rob De Luca (Bass), are back in the US after a phenomenally successful sold out tour in early 2016.  They are currently working on their 22nd studio album after the last studio release A Conspiracy of Stars in 2015.
 
SAXON are touring on their latest release Battering Ram together with the new double live album set Let Me Feel Your Power (out October 28 in North America), both on the UDR Music label. After great success with both US headline shows and dates with Judas Priestover last few years, the band are back as part of this great package. SAXON are Biff Byford (Vocals), Paul Quinn (Guitar), Nigel Glockler (Drums), Doug Scarrett (Guitar) and Tim “Nibbs” Carter (Bass).
  
UFO‘s Phil Mogg states, “We are polishing the guitars, cleaning up the drums, I have a new front tooth, and our crew have bought themselves fresh mascara, some new tunes, and an airline ticket to the USA, to be joining our old pals SAXON on what will be a celebrational tour of all our favorite places. Look forward to seeing you there! Kisses, UFO.”
 
SAXON‘s Biff Byford adds, “It’s great to be back on the road with UFO. The last time we toured together was in the 80’s so it should be fun and a unique package for the fans. See you in March. Keep the faith.”
 
Special guest on all shows is Jared James Nichols.
 
UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates:
March 9 – Houston, TX / SCOUT BAR
March 10 – Dallas, TX / GAS MONKEY LIVE
March 11 – San Antonio, TX / ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL*
March 14 – San Diego, CA / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 15 – San Francisco, CA / THE INDEPENDENT
March 16 – Los Angeles, CA / BELASCO
March 18 – Anaheim, CA / THE GROVE
March 19 – Las Vegas, NV / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 21 – Denver, CO / SUMMIT CONCERT HALL
March 24 – Sioux City, IA / ANTHEM @ HARD ROCK CASINO
March 26 – St. Charles, IL / ARCADA THEATER
March 28 – Cleveland, OH / HOUSE OF BLUES
March 29 – New York, NY / BB KINGS
March 30 – New York, NY / BB KINGS
April 1 – Jim Thorpe, PA / PENN’S PEAK
April 2 – Allston, MA / BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
 
*SAXON to close

Check the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates.

 

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9th October 2016

Last month's, TOTAL GUITAR BRASIL "The Rock Lesson" feature focusses on UFO - Access website

September 2016 - Issue #23  

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7th October 2016

Official UFO announcement: These t-shirt designs have the new 2016 design on the front,
and October/November 2016 tourdates on the back - £24 + p&p
All advance orders will be posted out from the UK during the first week of the tour.

ORDER HERE at the Official UFO Shop

 


 

28th September 2016

Tonio Neuhaus

Andy 's Diary - A tribute to Tonio

VM A. Klaar



Helen and Paul



Olly

Robb  

Tonio Neuhaus

It is with such a heavy heart and great sadness that our dear friend Tonio Neuhaus passed away on 28th September 2016.

Tonio was UFO's Tour Manager, a kind, generous and thoughtful man,
who's contribution to the UFO family was immeasurable.


Tonio was passionate about life and his music (a musician with his own two piece band 'Elektrostarter')

Tonio was a wonderful person who made time for each and everyone of us and will remain close to our hearts.
Thoughts and prayers are with Michele, Manuel and all of Tonios family and friends. Tristan

 

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27th September 2016

Vinnie Moore heads out to Italy to begin his European tour - Catch up on the TOURPAGE

30th Sept 2016 Teatro Caruso - Papozze (Italy)
1st October 2016 Il Peocio - Trofarello (Italy)
2nd October 2016 Druso, Ranica (Bg) (Italy)
6th October 2016 Bluesiana - Velden (Austria)
8th October 2016 Kino regis - Bochnia (Poland)
9th October 2016 Bergkeller - Reichenbach (Germany)
10th October 2016 Reigen - Vienna (Austria)

 

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9th September 2016

UFO album update

Vinnie posts on his Official FB page a recording update for the forthcoming UFO album.

For those interested in the Guitar Gear, visit the VM GUITAR PAGE

 

Vinnie is about to embark on a series of Solo European dates at the end of this month...

30th Sept 2016 Teatro Caruso - Papozze (Italy)
1st October 2016 Il Peocio - Trofarello (Italy)
2nd October 2016 Druso, Ranica (Bg) (Italy)
6th October 2016 Bluesiana - Velden (Austria)
8th October 2016 Kino regis - Bochnia (Poland)
9th October 2016 Bergkeller - Reichenbach (Germany)
10th October 2016 Reigen - Vienna (Austria)

VISIT TOUR PAGE

...more to dates to be announced SOON

 


August 2016


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