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December 2011


 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 everyone - Lots to look forward to this year

UFO's new album,

is due for release:
24th Feb 2012 in Germany
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

with the 'Seven Deadly' tour starting on the same day as the album release

24th Feb - Florida - Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution Live
25th to 28th Feb - Florida/Bahamas - Monsters Of Rock Cruise


followed by
UK  & Europe 2012

15th March - UK - Cambridge - The Junction
16th March - UK - Edinburgh - HMV Picture House
17th March - UK - Newcastle - 02 Academy
18th March - UK - Leeds - 02 Academy
20th March - UK - Dublin - Academy
21st March - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
23rd March - UK - Milton Keynes - The Stables
24th March - UK - Tavistock - The Wharf
25th March - UK - Bristol - 02 Academy
27th March - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
28th March - UK - Norwich - Waterfront
30th March - UK - Manchester - HMV Ritz
31st March - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
1st April - UK - Southampton - The Brook
3rd April - UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
4th April - UK - London - Forum

27th April - Germany - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
28th April - Germany - Malchim - Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen
2nd May - Germany - Metzingen - Festkelter
3rd May - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
5th May - Germany - Bochum - Matrix
10th May - Germany - Detmold - Stadthalle
11th May - Germany - Ingolstadt - Westparkcenter

More dates to follow - Please check the UFO Official website for confirmation of the above dates

 

Heavy Rock = the playlist posted:

"Carlos Llanas of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with members of UFO in October 2011 in San Antonio, Texas"

You can view the 10 minute interview below:

 

 

Later this month, hard working UFO guitarist, Vinnie Moore will be headlining...

... the LARVIK GUITAR FESTIVAL on 28th January 2012

A week before this, Vinnie will be attending the 2012 NAMM show
and will be signing autographs at the Dean guitars booth on Saturday January 21st and Sunday 22nd 2012

 

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19th December 2011

News that we have all been waiting for...

... The Official UFO website posted more details yesterday regarding the bands new album release - roll on Feb:

Seven Deadly will be issued by SPV/Steamhammer as a limited edition digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks),
a Double Gatefold LP with printed innersleeves and coloured vinyl, standard edition and download.

Fight Night
Wonderland
Mojo Town
Angel Station
Year Of The Gun
The Last Stone Rider
Steal Yourself
Burn Your House Down
The Fear
Waving Good Bye

Other Men's Wives
(bonus track)
Bag O' Blues
(bonus track)

Release dates are scheduled for
24th Feb 2012 in Germany
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

 

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6th December 2011

Paul Raymond Felleretta

I very much look forward to this - Paul Raymonds newsletter, along with Andy's regular, gives us a real insight into the
recent tours as well as UFO current news and Pauls future plans. Cheers Paul for a great Newsleter

READ December 2011 (No. 11)

 

 

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1st December 2011

NEWS released today on the OFFICIAL UFO website

Release dates for the new UFO album are scheduled for
24th Feb 2012 in Germany
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

The album, which has been reported elsewhere under its working title,
is called SEVEN DEADLY, and will be issued by SPV/Steamhammer as a limited edition digipak
(incl. 2 bonus tracks), a Double Gatefold LP with printed innersleeves and coloured vinyl,
standard edition and download.

This, from the SPV Press Release...
"The UFO frontman’s thoroughly impressive vocal performance goes hand in hand with the
awesome compositions on Seven Deadly. The classic rock of ‘Burn Your House Down’ features all the
important UFO strengths, ‘Going Down To Mojotown’ sees the musicians sound tougher than ever,
and last but not least ‘Wonderland’ features a pointed reference to UFO’s early days.
Angel Station’ sees the band prove how classic rock music is complemented perfectly
with epic elements, while ‘Fight Night’ is an excellent track to be performed in a live context.
There’s no need to draw attention to the technical skills of classic line-up UFO members
Paul Raymond and Andy Parker, their music sounding inspired and faultless at the same time.
Having said that, Vinnie Moore’s exceptional guitar style deserves to be explicitly mentioned.
The American musician not only lends the songs expression and power with his haunting licks
and dynamic riffs, but also contributes solos on Seven Deadly
which can only be described as absolute world class."

 

Seven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and
vocals which are unique to UFO. So it’s no wonder that sound engineer Tommy Newton, in whose Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, the new tracks were recorded, commented: “I’ve never heard a better Phil Mogg!”

Photo - from left to right:
At the Area 51 Studios, Celle/Germany:
Peter Knorn (Manager UFO), Tommy Newton (Sound Engineer), Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer), Phil Mogg

MORE INFO can be found on SPV's website along with news that a European tour will follow:

27.04.2012 - D-Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
28.04.2012 - D-Malchim - Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen
02.05.2012 - D-Metzingen - Festkeller
03.05.2012 - D-Siegburg - Kubana
 
- more dates will be released soon -

As always, dates are never confirmed unless they appear on the OFFICIAL UFO TOUR PAGE

 

 


November 2011


19th November 2011

 

Vinnies solo tour kicks off today

Straight out of the studio after recording the new UFO album, 'Seven Deadly', and barely six weeks off since the last
UFO tour, VM heads out to Italy for the first of a 14 date solo tour which takes in
Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Spain (icluding the Canary Islands)

A dedicated tour page can be found here

I have had quite a few e-mails from UFO fans regarding Vinnies guest apperance on the last Michael Angelo Batio album -
guitarists have asked if the first solo on the track 'Symphony of Destruction' is by Vinnie Moore - I can confirm that it is VM's solo - Here is a link, so that you can hear the solo yourselves - stunning melody - enjoy

 

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15th November 2011

The Official UFO website have announced the band's forthcoming album title along with release dates:

Release dates for the new UFO album are scheduled for
24th Feb 2012 in Germany
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

The album, which has been reported elsewhere under its working title,
is called SEVEN DEADLY, and will be issued by SPV/Steamhammer.

 

 

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9th November 2011

Chabers of Rock have just posted a really interesting interview with Andy Parker. Although this interview
was conducted some seven months back, Andy's genuine love for the band and fans, always makes an enjoyable read.

READ interview with Andy Parker

 

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7th November 2011

UFO: New Album Release Date Announced - Nov. 7, 2011

British rock legends UFO are currently in the studio with producer Tommy Newton
recording their new album for a February 27, 2012 release via SPV/Steamhammer.

A tour of the U.K. and Ireland will follow in March and April as reported in the news item below

 

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4th November 2011

Exciting News - UFO have announced fresh tour dates through their Official UFO website,

starting early next year

 

2012


25th to 28th Feb - Florida/Bahamas - Monsters Of Rock Cruise


followed by
2012 IN THE UK

15th March - Cambridge - The Junction
16th March - Edinburgh - HMV Picture House
17th March - Newcastle - 02 Academy
18th March - Leeds - 02 Academy
20th March - Dublin - Academy
21st March - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
23rd March - Milton Keynes - The Stables
24th March - Tavistock - The Wharf
25th March - Bristol - 02 Academy
27th March - Nottingham - Rock City
28th March - Norwich - Waterfront
30th March - Manchester - HMV Ritz
31st March - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
1st April - Southampton - The Brook
3rd April - Brighton - Concorde 2
4th April - London - Forum

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

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3rd November 2011

UFO's Official website are advertising an exclusive offer:

Limited Signed Edition of 25
Hand-Crafted UFO Jigsaw Puzzles
- READ MORE

 

 

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1st November 2011

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According to Amazon the 11 in 11 - The Back to Black Vinyl releases are out today

 

 


October 2011


30th October 2011

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EMI 4 album pack released today - No explanation as to why this combination of albums are put together

LINK

 

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24th October 2011

Vinnie on 'That Metal Show'

 

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21st October 2011

Rob De Luca has sent out a note to his fans

OF EARTH, Bach, UFO, Spread Eagle- News

 
Hello friends! Just wanted to drop a quick line about everything that's been going on. 
OF EARTH is proud to be included in the CMJ Music Festival here in NYC, playing this Saturday 10/22 at Local 269 at
8:30pm.
After that I have some really cool November gigs with SEBASTIAN BACH, including Irving Plaza!!
The UFO 2011 Tour was a huge success. In my opinion the best UFO tour I've ever been a part of! Incredibly
powerful and fun. DIO'S DISCIPLES played with us in San Antonio and wow what a great band!
SPREAD EAGLE's debut record was picked as one of the top 20 glam albums of all time. Right in there with Gn'R,
Motley and Skids:
http://www.uberrock.co.uk/features/84-september-features/3025-uber-rocks-top-20-glam-albums-of-all-time.html
Although I always thought of us as a "Streetmetal" band, it's still a huge honor! Spread have November shows in New
England.
Here's a cool interview I did with music Professor Dominic Tancredi:
http://www.rockshowmagazine.com/articles/dom.html
Please friend my Facebook pages so I can keep in touch with everyone. Thanks, Rob De Luca.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Of-Earth/196460293728449
http://www.facebook.com/SpreadEagleNYC
http://www.facebook.com/RobDeLucaOfficial

FREE "OF EARTH" ALBUM DOWNLOAD at: http://OfEarth.bandcamp.com

 

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18th October 2011

 

Great version of 'Let It Roll' from the South Texas RockFest

 

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9th October 2011

 

UFO return home having starting their 2nd leg of the USA tour in the middle of September,
cumulating as headliners for the South Texas Rock Festival last night

 

Thanks to Phil, Andy, Paul, Vinnie and Rob for such a great tour - The feedback from the fans has been amazing

I wil continue to add to the tour page, so keep tuning in - We now look forward to a new album early next year

 

NEXT WEEK: Remember Vinnie will be appearing on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show
for the second time this season as guest guitarist Saturday 15th October - DETAILS

 

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8th October 2011

LAST DAY OF THE USA TOUR

UFO HEADLINE

TONIGHT - HEADLINE South Texas Rockfest at the Sunken Gardens - San Antonio - TX

 

Last Night - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston - Texas

 

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7th October 2011

TONIGHT: Warehouse Live Studio - Houston - Texas

 

Last Night - 6th Oct - House of Blues - Dallas - TX

 

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6th October 2011

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TONIGHT: 6th Oct - House of Blues - Dallas - TX

 

 

THE ROCK - 4th October 2011

 

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5th October 2011

TONIGHT: 5th Oct - El Paso - TX - The Rock House

UFO - Live in Portland, Oregon, September, 2011 - REVIEW

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4th October 2011

TONIGHT: 4th Oct - Tucson - AZ - The Rock

 

Last Concert: Club Red

 

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2nd October 2011

NEXT CONCERT: 4th Oct - Tucson - AZ - The Rock

 

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1st October 2011

TONIGHT: Club Red - Tempe - AZ

 

UFO at The Coach House the night before last

 

 


September 2011


30th September 2011

TONIGHT: 30th Sept - Brick-by-brick - San Diego - CA

 

Some great photos taken by our friend Harry Gong taken at the The Fat Cat

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29th September 2011

Tonight: 29th Sept - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano - CA

 

Previous Concert: 27th Sept - UFO at Warnors, Fresco

 

Ventura Theater photos from 26th

 

Vinnie Moore Audio Interview at the Key Club, Hollywood, CA

 

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28th September 2011

Tomorrow: 29th Sept - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano - CA

 

READ MORE

 

Last Night: 27th Sept - Warnors Centre for the Performing Arts - Fresno - CA

 

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27th September 2011

Tonight: 27th Sept - Warnors Centre for the Performing Arts - Fresno - CA

 

Last Night: 26th Sept Ventura Theater - Ventura - CA

 

 

KEY CLUB PHOTOS

 

 

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26th September 2011

Tonight: 26th Sept Ventura Theater - Ventura - CA

 

Phil Mogg and Vinnie Moore UFO

Vinnie and Phil on stage at the KEY CLUB, Hollywood

 

UFO at the Key Club, Hollywood

MORE PHOTOS

 

 

Plenty of activity on KEY CLUB HOLLYWOOD Facebook page

"UFO freakin' ROCKED our house to the rafters tonight! The crowd was positively electrified!
Vinnie played what seemed like an entire song over his head and then with his teeth ...
un-be-freakin'-lievable! Anyone who didn't go tonight missed out on an INCREDIBLE show! \m/ ^_^ \m/

 

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25th September 2011

Today: Travelling to Ventura

 

Tomorrow: 26th Sept Ventura Theater - Ventura - CA

 

©photo 2011 - Mary Keenan - Boulder Station Casino - Las Vegas - NV

 

PHOTOS from The Fat Cat on Song Kick

 

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24th September 2011

 

TONIGHT: 24th Sept - Key Club - Los Angeles - CA - West Hollywood

 

LAST NIGHT: 23rd Sept - Boulder Station Casino - Las Vegas - NV

 

 

REVIEW - Aladdin Theater - Portland - OR - READ FULL REVIEW

 

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23rd September 2011

TODAY: 23rd Sept - Boulder Station Casino - Las Vegas - NV

 

LAST NIGHT: 22nd Sept - Knitting Factory - Reno - NV

 

 

 

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22nd September 2011

TODAY: 22nd Sept - Knitting Factory - Reno - NV

 

LAST NIGHT: 21st Sept - The Fat Cat - Modesto - CA

 

 

The Mighty Z of Capital Chaos interviews Vinnie Moore at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California

Firefox browser users may experience problems viewing - VIEW DIRECT

 

ALADDIN PHOTOS

 

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21st September 2011

TONIGHT: 21st Sept - The Fat Cat - Modesto - CA

 

Paul Raymond UFO

Paul Raymond

 

UFO

Thanks again to Tom Sullivan for sharing these photos from 'The Boardwalk'

 

Andy Parker UFO

Andy Parker at AVALON

 

AVALON photos

 

 

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20th September 2011

UFO on the road again travelling onto Modesto, CA for tomorrows concert - The Fat Cat

 

LAST NIGHT: The Aladdin Theater - Portland - OR

 

More pics from Avalon - Thanks to Thomas Sullivan

 

Rob De Luca of UFO

Rob De Luca

 

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19th September 2011

TONIGHT: 19th Sept - The Aladdin Theater - Portland - OR

 

 

LAST CONCERT: AVALON - TOO HOT TO HANDLE

Firefox browser users may experience problems viewing - VIEW DIRECT

 

Shots from Stage Left

 

Shots from Stage Right

 

PHOTOS from AVALON

 

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18th September 2011

UFO are on the road today, heading to Portland for tomorrows concert

 

PHOTOS from the first night of the tour at THE LAST DAY SALOON

 

UFO USA Tour Banner

PHOTOS and Videos added to the tour page

 

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17th September 2011

TONIGHT: 17th Sept - Avalon - - Santa Clara - CA

ALSO TONIGHT:

THAT METAL SHOW

Watch the sneak & tune-in to the full episode Saturday at 11/10c on VH1 Classic!

Full Episode Summary

Scott and Charlie of Anthrax stop by to discuss the album that Ed has called their best ever, Worship Music. Then Snake Sabo joins up to discuss his duel musical and managerial careers. And then Eddie's prayers are answered as Vinnie Moore of UFO (Yes, that UFO) sits in as the guest guitarist.

 

LAST NIGHT: 16th Sept - Boardwalk - Sacramento/Orangevale - CA

 

UFO Live at THE LAST DAY SALOON - Santa Rosa, CA 15th September 2011 - LIGHTS OUT

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16th September 2011

 

TONIGHT: 16th Sept - Boardwalk - Sacramento/Orangevale - CA

LAST NIGHT: 15th Sept - Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa - CA

REPORTED YESTERDAY

UFO KICK OFF NEW LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TODAY

MINDFLOW TO SUPPORT ON ALL SHOWS

British rockers UFO are kicking off the West Coast leg of their North American tour today in Santa Rosa, CA. The band is touring North America in support of their greatest hits collection “Best of a Decade” which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.

Drummer Andy Parker commented on the start of the tour and the recording process of their new studio album:

“I recorded fifteen drum tracks while I was in Germany, not sure which ones will make the final cut. Basses are done; Vinnie and Phil start work when we get back. I am really looking forward to playing these next shows. The West Coast has always been great for us, plus Reno, Vegas, Tempe, Tucson and finishing up in Texas means I get to ride the tour bus home, couldn’t be better!! Will we be seeing you?”

True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up. With classic albums such as “Phenomenon“, “Force it” and “No Heavy Pettin” Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.

MORE

 

ALSO REPORTED HERE

 

 

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15th September 2011

FIRST DATE OF THE TOUR

 

TONIGHT: Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa - CA

 

 

READ STORY

 

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14th September

UFO LIVE 2011 tour page

Send in your photos, reports, posters, tickets and I will add them to the page

 

Speaking of POSTERS - Page update to include the first leg of the USA tour back in May, along with the European dates

 

PHOTOS and REVIEW from '5 Festival' in Poland

 

Finally a reminder that the transmission of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show where Vinnie is guest guitarist is on
this coming Saturday (17th September) - DETAILS

 

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13th September

UFO kick off their next leg of the USA tour, beginning this Thursday, 15th September

UFO USA 2011 Tour

Full dates and exact map locations can be found on the UFO LIVE 2011 TOUR MAP

 

USA LIVE 2011 TOUR page will be posted tomorrow

 

 

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9th September 2011

Getting ready for the start of next weeks UFO continuation of their USA tour
with the usual dedicated Tour Page to keep everyone updated - STAY TUNED

Meanwhile a note from [s-i-t-n] member Wes Derby

Hey All.

I hope everyone's doing well. Just wanted to give you all a heads-up in case you missed it back in January, but...Mojo Radio will re-broadcast our UFO Artist Of The Month Special. The airing will take place at 10:00 AM US Eastern time Saturday morning/3:00 PM UK Time.

To listen via the web, http://mojoradio.us/webplayer. Via a media player such as Winamp or iTunes, http://listen.mojoradio.us:9090/stream. I'm also told this link will work on portable devices such as the iPhone and Android phones, and we're on several Droid and iPhone apps.

I'll be in the chat room during Saturday's replay...Feel free to drop in; chat.mojoradio.us for the web interface or IRC clients. I'd love to get your feedback.

Wes
http://mojoradio.us

See January 8th entry below regarding the original details

 

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1st September 2011

The second leg of the USA kicks off on the 15th of September
full dates appear on the Official UFO tour page

As a taster to what you may expect, a concert review has been added from 'House of Blues' in Chicago

 


August 2011


21st August 2011

 

CONCERT REPORT from

5th Legends of Rock Festival added to the Polish LIVE 2011 tour page

 

LIVE extract from Poland's Radio 1 in CONCERT

 

Here are the first three songs broadcast on the radio

 

Phil Mogg

PHOTOS also added to the tour page

Many thanks to Marcin from Poland

 

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19th August 2011

Tonight ( Friday) on VH1 Classic at 8:00 P.M. C.D.T. - The High Voltage festival from 2010 is on and the Direct
UFO will feature with just one song, Doctor, Doctor due to the equipment glitches that affected all the other songs

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14th August 2011

PHOTOS from Poland

 

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13th August 2011

LAST NIGHT in Poland

UFO on stage at the '5 Festival' in Poland

 

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UFO have been confirmed for the Monsters Of Rock Cruise to the Bahamas in February 2012.

The Monsters Of Rock Cruise, a manifestation of the original Monsters Of Rock Festivals at Donington, which started in 1980, already boasts a stellar line-up. Bands so far confirmed are Cinderella, Tesla, KIX, Stryper, Y&T, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Black 'N Blue, Bang Tango, Faster Pussycat, Keel, XYZ, John Corabi and Eric Martin.

The cruise begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sailing from 25th to 28th February 2012 aboard the MSC Poesia, to Nassau, Bahamas and Key West.

 

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12th August 2011

TODAY - 12th August - Poland - Slupsk - Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa

TSA, Saxon, UFO

WEBSITE

Friday, 12. Aug 2011, 20:00
Amifteatr Dolina Charlotty
S?upsk, Poland

 

 

Please note that the Lillehammer Rock Festival in Norway was CANCELLED by the Festival organisers

UFO were due to perform tomorrow (13th August)

 

Additional dates announced for the USA tour kicking off in September:
September 26 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
27 - Fresno, CA - Warnor's Center For The Performing Arts
30 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
October 4 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
7 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio 8

25th to 28th Feb - Florida/Bahamas - Monsters Of Rock Cruise

 


July 2011


29th July 2011

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Yesterday in LA, Vinnie recorded his appearance on
VH1 Classic's That Metal Show
as 'Guest Guitarist' for one of the upcoming episodes.

This season (season 8), which will be 10 one hour episodes,
appears to be the most star-studded season yet.
More info on the show can be found at vh1.com.

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Other guests that will be appearing in the season:

- Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger, DAMN YANKEES)

- Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Tim Ripper Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH)

- Jani Lane (WARRANT), Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Taime Downe (FASTER PUSSYCAT)

- Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH)

- Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE), Dug Pinnick (KING'S X)

- Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, ex-DREAM THEATER), John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER)

- Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)

- Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, ex-VAN HALEN)

- Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Snake Sabo (SKID ROW)

- Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Graham Bonnett (ALCATRAZZ, MSG, RAINBOW)

Guest guitarists this season will include:
Vinnie Moore (UFO), Tony MacAlpine, Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)

 

 

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27th July 2011

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DAYDREAM

Left to Right: Mike DiMeo - keyboards, John "JD" DeServio - bass, Richie Monica - drums, Vinnie Moore - guitar

Set List played at The Iridium

With the Flow
Ridin High
Daydream
Check It Out
Over My Head
Meltdown
Too Hot To Handle (UFO cover)
Fire (Hendrix cover)

MORE

 

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18th July 2011

Short review of Day 2 at Hellfest logoexactly 1 month ago today (18th June 2011)

 

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8th July 2011

JULY 2011 EDITION - Paul Raymond has published his latest Newsletter - another enjoyable read - Thanks Paul

 

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7th July 2011

Eleven in '11



Stay tuned for news of a competition to WIN a full set
of these original classic UFO albums on vinyl from The Official UFO website

 

 

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1st July 2011

Hard working as ever on his month between UFO concerts, Vinnie performs in NYC

Vinnie Moore (guitars)
John DeServio (bass - Black Label Society)
Mike DiMeo (vocals - Riot) and
RichIE Monica (drums - Tantric)

on July 25th at:
The Iridium.
1650 Broadway (51st)
New York, NY 10019

More info:
http://www.TheIridium.com

 


June 2011


 

28th June 2011

Tour page updates:

hellfest
Vinnie Moore Phil Mogg Hellfest
Added a couple more photos on the tour page from Misha

and these...

... thanks to HELIOLINK

Finally thanks to

Sébastien D. Photographie - photo ©2011, All rights reserved

 

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27th June 2011

Hellfest logo

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Added some great shots from Hellfest to the tour page by

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24th June 2011

Thanks to Tim for some stunning photo's from Aschaffenburg

 

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Vinnie Moore at Colos-Saal

Timm Nüchter - www.stonebreaker.de

Visit Timms UFO blog post:
www.stonebreaker.de/2011/06/16/ufo-in-aschaffenburg/

 

 

LIGHTS OUT at HELLFEST

 

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23rd June 2011

HELLFEST - Andy Parker - photo © Ludovic Fabre
The UFO Official website have posted a fine set of photos by Ludovic - VIEW MORE

 

 

UFO performing VENUS at Hellfest

 

136 photos at the SPECTRUM

 

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20th June 2011

Extra USA dates announced on the Official UFO website:

12th August - Poland - Slupsk - Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa
13th August - Norway - Lillehammer - Lillehammer Rock Festival

USA
15th September - Santa Rosa - CA - Last Day Saloon
16th September - Sacramento/Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk
17th September - Santa Clara - CA - Avalon
19th September - Portland - OR - The Aladdin Theater
21st September - Modesto - CA - The Fat Cat
23rd September - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
24th September - Los Angeles - West Hollywood - Key Club
29th September - San Juan Capistrano - CA - The Coach House
1st October - San Bernardino - CA - Orange Raceway
6th October - Dallas - TX - House of Blues
7th October - Houston - TX - Warehouse Live Studio
8th October - San Antonio - TX - Backstage Live

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please note that if you see shows listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO tour page

 

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19th June - update

Here as promised, ahead of schedule...

 

...photo's from Hellfest - Thanks Kate

 

19th June

 

Hellfest 2011

 

Backstage shot at Hellfest

 

MORE WILL BE ADDED LATER TONIGHT - STAY TUNED

 

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18th June - update 9pm

HOT OFF THE PRESS - Photo from Hellfest...

...taken earlier today - photo copyright 2011 Alain Coquil

 

 

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18th June 2011

TODAY: 18th June - HELLFEST - Clisson - France

 

Follow up to yesterdays posting of photos from KUBANA - REVIEW

 

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17th June 2011

PHOTOS from KUBANA

 

 

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16th June 2011

TODAY - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg - Germany

 

Facinating find on YouTube
Ultra rare footage of Larry Wallis ( Pink Fairies, Motorhead etc.)

 

playing with UFO on French TV music programme Rock En Stock, 1972

UFO line-up#2

 

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15th June 2011

TONIGHT: Kubana - Siegburg - Germany

 

LAST NIGHT: Spectrum - Augsburg - Germany

 

PREVIOUSLY: Columbia Club

 

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14th June 2011

TONIGHT: Spectrum - Augsburg - Germany

 

 

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13th June 2011

 

UFO Germany 2011

UFO at Zum Rautenkranz

 

 

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12th June 2011

TONIGHT: 14th June - Germany - Augsburg - Spectrum

 

UFO at Blues Garage last Friday

 

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11th June 2010

TONIGHT: 11th June - Germany - Barby (n. Magdeburg) - Zum Rautenkranz

 

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10th June 2011

Tour kicks off TODAY

UFO June Tour 2011

Dedicated Tour Page is now on-line - Hope you all enjoy the shows

 

30 years ago - KERRANG - Issue 1 - It seems just like yesterday

 

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9th June 2011

 

On the eve of the German / French Hellfest tour, all dates have been added to the UFO LIVE 2011 TOUR MAP

 

 

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5th June 2011

 

The much anticipated Diary Update from Andy

 

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4th June 2011

I don't usually post e-mails but this is something that may be of interest to you fans out there - Thanks Ken

UFO, 15th June - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana

Just posted a message on the UFO website, re the above show, thought it might be something to let those know that view your excellent site.

Loads of people write to the site and ask for UK dates when, a short trip to Europe, eliminates the delay in seeing the band, such as the trip above, where Siegburg, is 9km from Cologne-Bonn airport. Easy jet are doing flights out for £26 and back for £24 on the 15th and 16th, cracking deal, Ive just booked two seats, and these prices are cheaper than staff travel.

Thought I will just let you know,

Kind regards,

Ken Adam

 

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3rd June 2011

UFO's Vinnie Moore Shreds at GW HQ

 

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1st June 2011

After a short break from the successful USA tour, UFO start the following dates in Germany
before the Hellfest appearance in France

10th June - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
11th June - Germany - Barby (n. Magdeburg) - Zum Rautenkranz
12th June - Germany - Berlin - Columbia Club
14th June - Germany - Augsburg - Spectrum
15th June - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
16th June - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
18th June - France - Clisson - Hellfest

 


May 2011


 

25th May 2011

 

 

 

Great photos posted on 'Hard Rock Hideout' McGuffy's - Dayton - OH

 

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24th May 2011

Review and pictures from George on te closing night of the current tour at The Tangier in Akron

Great closing night in Akron to the first leg of the tour ! Band was on for two hours and in fine form. Phil had some very entertaining albeit off the cuff commentary in-between songs. A few that come to mind :

"50 Quid if anyone can tell me why I prefer beer in a glass instead of a bottle ? A glass gets it down your neck quicker",

"Think of me as a psychotic relative" and some amusing exchanges with Andy.

Always amazes me how he can look "lost" in a fun way and then step up to the mike and kill it live.
Vinnie and Barry's energy as stated in previous reviews was indeed infectious.
Andy is a juggernaut behind the skins and it's great to see him back in fine form.
Likewise Paul and his keyboard/guitar rotations.

Set list was the same as previous cities which is a good thing.Having seen them several times, it's the "wild card" selections apart from the standard Strangers set that I look forward to the most. Cue : "The Wild,The Willing,And The Innocent", "Try Me" and "Venus. Just fantastic ! I also enjoyed the little battery operated clown playing a guitar toy the band had stage right ! I'm sure someone picked it up on the road. Funny stuff !

Cheers to opening act Mindflow's energized Dream Theater inspired Progressive Metal set. First time I've ever seen every member in a opening band sport headliner (UFO) T-shirts. Nice touch guys. I hung out for a bit afterward and got photos with Andy and Paul. Nice guys.

On a personal note, I will never understand people who have to have their ENTIRE collection signed. I would be embarrassed to ask that of anyone. Having been backstage in many official and un-official scenarios, I really believe this adds to bad signings and many quick duck outs by band members. Come on people. Isn't one item enough? Say Hi, grab a photo, whatever. Let other people have a moment. Makes you wonder if these multiple autographs just end up on EBay.

Peace & Rock N' Roll, George (From Cleveland)

© 2011 Review and MORE PHOTOS by George Soltis

 

Poster and photos added

 

View photos

 

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23rd May 2011

The band head home

UFO fan SteVe Byland has a great regview, along with photo galleries from the ARCADIA - VIEW

Love the 'Droste' effect of the photo above SteVe - awesome

 

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22nd May 2011

Unbelievably the last night of the current USA 2011 - A great success by the reponse of the fans and journalists

Tonight: 22nd May - The Tangier - Akron - OH

Last Night: 21st May -The Arcada Theatre - St. Charles - IL

 

PHOTOS from House of Blues - Chicago - IL - Thanks once again to Liz, who also watched the band in Milwaukee

 

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21st May 2011

Tonight: 21st May - The Arcada Theatre - St. Charles - IL

 

Last Night: 20th May - House of Blues - Chicago - IL

 

UFO @ B.B. KING'S BLUES CLUB – NEW YORK, NY
May 13th, 2011 by Luke Dennis

Vinnie Moore
One wonders if B.B. King could predict the kind of talent that would hold court in his subterranean blues club in the heart of New York's midtown. Classic Howling Wolf honks back at the traffic beneath the marquee, and the lobby is lined with posters advertising roots rock revival shows.

Even the faces mingling in the neon sunrise of Times Square at twilight seem par for the club: middle-aged and neatly groomed for a night of sit-down music. But they tell a different story from the neck down: black tee shirts emblazoned with the red, white, and blue skewed letters UFO... READ FULL INTERVIEW

 

PHOTOS from Shank Hall - Milwaukee - Thanks to Liz

 

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20th May 2011

Tonight: 20th May - House of Blues - Chicago - IL

 

Concert Review: UFO at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA

 

"Vinnie Moore may be the best guitar player I have ever seen

Phil still has it. UFO Rules ! The REALLY rocked Dayton!" - Eddie Trunk on Twitter

 

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19th May 2011

Band travelling to Chicago today - Heading to House of Blues

Last night: 18th May - Shank Hall - Milwaukee - WI

Previous night REPORT - Rock Guitar Daily - 17th May - McGuffy's - Dayton - OH:

CONTINUED

 

 

 

PHOTOS from Baltimore

 

Remember to keep up-to-date with UFO on twitter

 

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18th May 2011

Tonight: 18th May - Shank Hall - Milwaukee - WI

Last Night: 17th May - McGuffy's - Dayton - OH

 

Photos from B.B. King in New York

 

10 minute Video Interview with Andy Parker of UFO
The Vampyr chatted with legendary drummer Andy Parker from UFO.
They talked about the tour, the new cd that they will begin working on in the fall. Also a special cameo with Phil Mogg.

 

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17th May 2011

Tonight: 17th May - McGuffy's - Dayton - OH

Tomorrow: 18th May - Shank Hall - Milwaukee - WI

The Showcase Live- Review - Light's Out In Foxboro!!!

 

Added Tupelo poster/bands to the tour page

 

Lots of B.B. King's photo's/posters added to the tour page

 

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16th May 2011

a

Today: Travelling to Milwaukee

 

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15th May 2011

Today: Tupelo Music Hall- Londonderry - NH

Lat Night: TODAY: The Showcase Live - Foxboro (Boston) - MA

Away at the moment - uploaded remotely - will post more photos tomorrow - my friend Patrick Elliot mailed me to say that 'Cherry' was added to the set list at BB. Kings - Cheers Patrick

 

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14th May 2011

TODAY: The Showcase Live - Foxboro (Boston) - MA

 

LAST NIGHT - B.B. King - NY - ©2011 - Cheryl Pyle

 

Bourbon Street - "Rock Bottom" - Baltimore

 

 

 

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13th May 2011

TONIGHT:

B.B. King - NY

 

 

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12th May 2011

TODAY: On the road, travelling to BB Kings, NY

 

LAST NIGHT - BOURBON STREET - Baltimore - MD

Three Reviews - two from HAVANA and one from THE CRAZY DONKEY:

UFO gives fans a close encounter at New Hope gig

"UFO delivered. Plain and simple. From gthe moment they started their show with "The Wild, Willing and the Innocent" to the last note of "Shoot Shoot", it was pure rock delivered at it's finest...
... If you never saw UFO before or if you saw them before back in the day, I'd advise you to see them again. They brought it and delivered it..."
READ FULL REVIEW

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[s-i-t-n] Road Report: Tuesday Night At Club Havana in New Hope, PA

Another review from the same gig at HAVANA, this time from [s-i-t-n] member Bob Triani

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Eddie Trunk's Review from THE CRAZY DONKEY

UFO on LI

 

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11th May 2011

TONIGHT: BOURBON STREET - Baltimore - MD

 

LAST NIGHT: HAVANA - New Hope - PA

 

TOUR PAGE ADDITIONS: Photo's from Poughkeepsie and a review from THE ALTAR BAR

THE CHANCE - Poughkeepsie - NY - Photo Credit: Dave Parsons used with permission

 

REVIEW: ALATR BAR - [s-i-t-n] Pittsburgh show was great! - thanks Dean

 

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10th May 2011

TONIGHT: HAVANA - New Hope - PA

 


LAST NIGHT - The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh - PA

The ALTAR poster reminds me of the infamous 'Fly To The Moon' SOUNDS music paper cover

UFO Fly to the moon SOUNDS
THE ALTAR's POSTER

 

I have been getting many e-mails asking me when

The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent

was last played LIVE on tour

Well believe it or not, It's almost thirty years ago on the 1982 MECHANIX tour

MECHANIX North American Tour
June 1982
1. We Belong To The Night. - 2. Let It Rain. - 3. Long Gone. 4. No Place To Run - 5. The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent.
6. Only You Can Rock Me. - 7. Terri. - 8. Makin´ Moves. - 9. Doing It All For You. - 10. Too Hot To Handle. - 11. Lights Out.
12. Rock Bottom. - 13. Mystery Train.

UK Mechanix Tour
January 1982
We Belong to the Night - Let it Rain - Long Gone - The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent - Only You Can Rock Me - No Place to Run - Love to Love - The Writer - Makin' Moves - Too Hot to Handle - Lights Out - Mystery Train - Doctor Doctor.

Also interesting to note that 'Love to Love', 'The Writer' and 'Doctor Doctor' were not played on the USA tour later in the year but 'Rock Bottom', 'Terri' and 'Doing It All For You' were excluded from the UK leg. Surprising about 'Rock Bottom'.

 

Another new addition to the set list is

Venus

and this was last played live eleven years ago on
24th November 2000 at the Manchester, Apollo Theatre, U.K.
It was the last 'unplanned' concert of the Convenant tour - many of you may remember the fateful night.

1) Love Is Forever 2) Unraveled 3) Miss The Lights 4) Mother Mary 5) Self Made Man 6) Out In The Street 7) This Kids
8) Venus 9) Pushed To The Limit 10) Love To Love 11) Too Hot To Handle 12) Midnight Train 13) Only You Can Rock Me
14) Doctor Doctor 15) Rock Bottom

 

Phil Mogg at Jaxx

 

UFO at JAXX on their USA 2011 Tour

UFO at JAXX

 

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9th May 2011

TODAY: The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh - PA

 

PREVIOUSLY - 7th May - Jaxx - West Springfield - VA

Photos copyright - Sue Julene Doty - MORE

 

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8th May 2011

TODAY: On the road, travelling to Pittsburgh - PA

 

LAST NIGHT - 7th May - Jaxx - West Springfield - VA

 

Published today - Top Ten things you didn't know about Andy Parker

10. His middle name is Maynard.
9. He started his musical career singing in the church choir.
8. His first vehicle was a 1955 Messerschmidt bubble car.
7. He studied Physics and Mathematics at college.
6. He has a collection of over 3,500 wind-up toys.
5. He once took second place in a Boy Scouts cooking competition.
4. When he was 15 he traded his dad a haircut for tickets to see The Who.
3. He is an avid woodturner.
2. When he was an infant his Mum called him 'Sunny' because he was always happy.
1. After seeing him shoot, Joe who runs the local target range pronounced him an honorary Texan.

 

PREVIOUSLY: TRY ME - at the Crazy Donkey

 

 

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7th May 2011

TONIGHT: 7th May - Jaxx - West Springfield - VA

 

LAST NIGHT - 6th: The Chance - Poughkeepsie - NY

PREVIOUSLY - 5th: Photos sent in from Larry Dell'Erba...

...of UFO's opening night at the Crazy Donkey (5th May 2011)

Thanks Larry

 

FULL set List for Crazy Donkey:

1. The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent
2. Mother Mary
3. Saving Me
4. Let it Roll
5. I'm a Loser
6. Hell Driver
7. Venus
8. This Kids
9. Ain't No Baby
10. Only You Can Rock Me
11. Try Me
12. Too Hot to Handle
13. Love to Love
14. Doctor Doctor
15. Lights Out
16. Rock Bottom

 

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6th May 2011

TONIGHT: The Chance - Poughkeepsie - NY

 

LAST NIGHT: The Crazy Donkey - First photo of the USA 2011 tour

Eddie Trunk has posted some comments and photos on

from last nights 'Crazy Donkey'

"Just hung out with UFO. Nothing cooler for me! And the opened with Wild, Willing into Mother Mary!!! Brilliant!"

Seems that "Venus" was also in the set list as well as 'Ain't no baby'

 

 

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5th May 2011

TODAY: First date of the North American Tour 2011

5th May 2011 - USA - Farmingdale - NY - The Crazy Donkey
6th May - Poughkeepsie - NY - The Chance
7th May - West Springfield - VA - Jaxx
9th May - Pittsburgh - PA - The Altar Bar
10th May - New Hope - PA - Havana
11th May - Baltimore - MD - Bourbon Street
13th May - New York - NY - B.B. Kings
14th May - Foxboro (Boston) - MA - The Showcase Live
15 May - Londonderry - NH - Tupelo Music Hall
17th May - Dayton - OH - McGuffy's
18th May - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall
20th May - Chicago - IL - House of Blues
21st May - St. Charles - IL - The Arcada Theatre
22nd May - Akron - OH - The Tangier

 

5th May 2011 - USA - Farmingdale - NY - The Crazy Donkey

 

UFO LIVE 2011 TOUR MAP

 

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4th May 2011

Tomorrow is the start of the Spring USA Tour 2011

A Dedicated webpage has been created and will have photo's and gig reports added as the tour progresses

STAY TUNED

MAP details will be added in the next day or so...

 

On the eve of UFO's USA Tour 2011

REPORTS:

UFO Kick Off American Tour Tomorrow

UFO will land in the U.S. tomorrow when they kick off their 2011 North American tour with special guests Mindflow at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY.
Guitarist Vinnie Moore had this to say about the trek, "I am looking forward to the may USA tour. We haven't played any shows since December and I have some pent up energy that needs to be released before I go mental. Also, it's been a while since we played America and I am excited that we will be hitting some of our favorite places like Chicago, NY...etc. I can't wait to see all of our f**kin' awesome fans again."

The band will be touring North America in support of their greatest hits collection entitled "Best of a Decade" which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album scheduled for release this fall.

COPYRIGHT 2011

 


April 2011


27th April 2011

ANDY PARKER interview - Thanks to Alex for the heads up

 

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20th April 2011

Another update from Andy Parker

Congratulations to Lindsay and Michael on their wedding day - 2nd April 2011

 

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18th April 2011

Andy Parker - Talks New Album and Tour

As ever a really enjoyable listen and 30 minutes

from Rustyn Rose on Mojo Radio

 


March 2011


30th March 2011

Two updates, Firstly, UK's Classic Rock is in the stores today with a feature '100 Greatest Songwriters'

May 2011 Issue of UK's Classic Rock Magazine

Go buy the magazine to read the rest of the feature - VIEW WEBSITE

 

Secondly a Andy Parker Interview published yesterday on 'Hails and Horns'

 

A short interview with Andy Parker, published March 29th 2011 (photo ©Bernard Hulet)

 

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29th March 2011

UFO - The Wild One - Beats Working Channel on YouTube hits the 50,000 mark -
Iinteresting to see which track reached this figure first, although 'Love to Love' is a very close second

 

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22nd March 2011

Rare 38 year old magazine uncovered:

1973 pop article with Bernie Marsden as UFO Guitarist

 

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18th March 2011

Whilst we wait for the MAY Tour to start, I will be catching up on various archive addions to the website

Starting with a relatively recent YouTube upload from the UK's Top Of The Pops:

 

UFO - Lonely Heart - Televised on 15th January 1981

 

A ten minute version of Doctor Doctor from 1986

 

Phil and Paul seem to be enjoying this version

 

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17th March 2011

Tracked down the infamous missing SOUNDS music paper cover - TRIP TO THE MOON

24th June 1978 - SOUNDS Music Paper - Trip to the Moon

Thanks to Malcolm from Liverpool

 

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11th March 2011

I notice three more dates have been posted on the Official UFO website

9th May - USA - Pittsburgh - PA - The Altar Bar
17th May - USA - Cincinnati - OH - Rhinos Live

and a EUROEAN date
16th June - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal

 

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6th March 2011

This month's UK Classic Rock Magazine has a two page spread

UFO - An overlooked classic from 30 years ago, inspired by murderous criminals at large in the 60s.
Yes, it's Phil Mogg and his gang's Profession Of Violence.

GO BUY IT NOW or ORDER

 

Rolling back to the early eightees, we have a new addition to the articles section

SOUNDS Music Paper rom May 1982 - Photo with ELEPHANTS

 

Has anyone got the SOUNDS article with Phil Mogg sitting on a Childs 'Rocket' on the papers cover?

 

Finally, an interesting Paul Raymond Interview has surfaced from 2009

 


February 2011


28th February 2011

Two more German dates added to June's tour

14th June - Germany - Augsburg - Spectrum
15th June - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana

EUROPE
10th June - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
11th June - Germany - Barby (n. Magdeburg) - Zum Rautenkranz
12th June - Germany - Berlin - Columbia Club
14th June - Germany - Augsburg - Spectrum
15th June - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
18th June - France - Clisson - Hellfest
12th August - Poland - Slupsk - Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa

FULL list of all 2011 tour dates, can be viewed on the "Official UFO" website

 

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25th February 2011

More and more dates being announced on the Official Website - This time from the West Coast of USA

Again, these are the initial confirmed dates with more to follow

USA
15th September - Santa Rosa - CA - Last Day Saloon
16th September - Sacramento/Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk
17th September - Santa Clara - CA - Avalon
23rd September - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
24th September - Los Angeles - West Hollywood - Key Club

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the "Official UFO" website

 

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21st February 2011

Looks as if UFO are going to be busy once again this year. After the USA tour in May,
the band head over to Europe
. Here are the initial confirmed dates

EUROPE
10th June - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
11th June - Germany - Barby (n. Magdeburg) - Zum Rautenkranz
12th June - Germany - Berlin - Columbia Club
18th June - France - Clisson - Hellfest
12th August - Poland- Slupsk - Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the "Official UFO" website

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19th February 2011

Reminder of Summer, here in the UK

 

Doctor Doctor at HIGHVOLTAGE FESTIVAL, London

HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL PAGE

 

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18th February 2011

doa_vinnieMoore

Vinnie Moore plays in Florida today

 

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14th February 2011

Spark - November 2009 article +

concert advert

 

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13th February 2011

Following on from yesterdays post, catching up on the scans that Mal sent over to me a while back, we have various
adverts / live reviews for todays Misty Green and Blue posting

1986 - UFO LIVE ON STAGE

 

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12th February 2011

Magazine article posting - February 1986

BURRN! magazine

Thanks to Mal for the scans - Sorry it took a while to post

 

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11th February 2011

doa_vinnieMoore

Vinnie will be playing at Dean's DOA February 18 in Tampa, Florida

doa

MORE INFO

 

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10th February 2011

February 1986 - Hard Rock French Article

 

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9th February 2011

Thanks again for all your e-mails regarding the articles/badges updates - I am working on the t-shirt page, so stay tuned!!

BADGE PAGE UPDATE: Thanks to Elliot Grieve for scanning and sending over some of his badges

 

A Close Encounter with UFO - 4 page magazine article from March 1982

 

 

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7th February 2011

April 4, 1952 - February 6, 2011

A very sad day for rock fans with the news that Gary Moore sadly passed away yesterday

Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time

 

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6th February 2011

Day 5 - CASHBOX article

CASHBOX - USA Music Paper - July 22nd 1978

 

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5th February 2011

Loads more additions to the site today, starting with the news of
Seven more dates added to their USA Tour 2011 this coming May


Full dates are now listed as follows, with more to be announced:

5th May - Farmingdale - NY - The Crazy Donkey
6th May - Poughkeepsie - NY - The Chance
7th May - West Springfield - VA - Jaxx
10th May - New Hope - PA - Havana
11th May - Baltimore - MD - Bourbon Street
13th May - New York - NY - B.B. Kings
14th May - Foxboro (Boston) - MA - The Showcase Live
15 May - Londonderry - NH - Tupelo Music Hall
18th May - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall
20th May - Chicago - IL - House of Blues
21st May - Chicago/St. Charles - IL - The Arcada Theatre
22nd May - Akron - OH - The Tangier

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Thanks for all your e-mails and great feedback regarding the 'Articles' posting over the past days.

UFO fans seem to love to look back on the bands illustrious career as well as enjoying the current one.
As we wait for the USA tour in May, I will be taking the time to catch up the 'To be actioned' pile in the corner of my room.

Day 4 - In the days when there were only three major UK music papers (SOUNDS, NME & Record Mirror,
covering all genere's of music), UFO appeared prominantly on many covers and featured in numerous articles.
Two months on from the January 1980 article (posted yesterday), UFO appear once more...

...March 1980 - SOUNDS UK music paper

 

BADGES section updated with sew-on-patches and metal pin

 

The previous year (1979), at the CaliFFornia Music Festival, UFO debuted their new band line-up

The CaliFFornia World Music Festival was held on April 7–8, 1979 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Originally AC/DC were to perform on the 8th, but cancelled a few weeks before the festival and were replaced by April Wine. Mahogany Rush is listed but did not play.
This event was hosted by local Los Angeles radio station 94.7FM KMET and was a Wolf & Rissmiller Concerts presentation. Also, per the advertising, the correct listing is the "CaliFFornia World Music Festival" - with 2 capital letter "F"s.

April 7th
Ted Nugent
Cheap Trick
Toto
REO Speedwagon
Journey
Outlaws
Head East
April Wine
Fabulous Poodles
April 8th
Aerosmith
Van Halen
UFO
Toto
Mother's Finest
Eddie Money
Brownsville
The Boomtown Rats
April Wine

 

Tune-in tomorrow for a rare CASHBOX magazine article posting with UFO on the cover - dated July 1978

 

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4th February 2011

Day 3 - SOUNDS front cover

January 1980 - SOUNDS UK music paper

 

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3rd February 2011

The third oldest article uncovered in UFO's history -

As promised, another article posting. Here in the second day, we go back to a further ten years to 1971

September 1971 -UFO - A group of mystery and imagination

BEAT INSTRUMENTAL - UK Music Magazine

 

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2nd February 2011

Finally tracked down the elusive SOUNDS article from 30 years ago

MAGNUM FORCE - UFO out West

 

I will be adding various other articles from the archives to this website over the next few days

 


January 2011


 

21st January 2011

VENUE CHANGE from The Arcada Theatre to:

HOUSE OF BLUES, Chicago on 20th May 2011

2011 Tour dates:
11th May 2011 - USA - Baltimore - MD - Bourbon Street
13th May 2011 - USA - New York - NY - B.B. Kings
14th May 2011 - USA - Foxboro (Boston) - MA - The Showcase Live
20th May 2011 - USA - Chicago - IL - House of Blues
21st May 2011 - USA - Chicago/St. Charles - IL - The Arcada Theatre

 

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14th January 2011

Hard Rock Hell from last months appearence in Wales last month

Hard Rock Hell IV photos

thanks to Sean Larkin from:

 

VIEW OTHER HRH IV entries

 

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10th January 2011

Interview with Andy Parker from Hard Rock Hell IV - LISTEN

Also pics and short summary on the same website

UFO were without doubt, the band of the weekend. With so many crowd pleasers in their set, songs like 'Doctor Doctor', 'Only You Can Rock Me' and 'Too Hot To Handle' are perfect sing-along HRH fodder which had grown men crying into their pints.



Vinnie Moore © Photo: Lee Millward/GRTR!

Phil Mogg's voice hadn't sounded so good in years. Vinnie Moore on guitar was so fluent and bassist Barry Sparks - stepping in for the on-sick leave Pete Way - was clearly enjoying every moment. I've never seen this version of UFO play so good, they were magnificent.

Due to time restraints the band didn't have time for 'Lights Out' or 'Rock Bottom', but it didn't really matter, the day had already been won.


© GetReadyToRock

 

 

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8th January 2011

This in from [s-i-t-n] member Wes Derby

Tomorrow (9th January 2011) from 3:00-7:00 Eastern/20:00-0:00 UTC, I'll
be hosting our Artist of the Month: UFO Special. Howevver, due to all
of the other bands UFO has spawned, it may turn in to a
2-parter...This week, UFO...Next week the other bands: MSG, Waysted,
Mogg-Way, Schenker-Pattison...All that stuff.

Anyhow, I'd encourage all of you to check it out tomorrow if you like.
To listen to the station, the URL to find links for your player is
http://mojoradio.us/listen. Or, you can find us on iTunes Radio under
the Eclectic category.

Hell, visit the main site, http://mojoradio.us
and check out the schedule, tons of artist interviews that Rustyn's
done, the archive page where myself and many other staff post archives
of shows, and all that goodness

Thanks Wes

 

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7th January 2011

Sonic Shocks has uploaded an interview with Paul Raymond at Hard Rock Hell IV last month

The sound recording is poor but sub-titles have been added - VIEW

 

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3rd January 2011

Paul Raymond has published his latest Newsletter

 

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1st January 2011

 

2010 - UFO - In SUMMARY

January 2010

UFO announce the 'Visitor 2010 Tour' to start in April

February 2010

Vinnie begins his European solo tour this month - covering: Belgium, England, Germany, Gran Canaria, Spain, Lebanon, Austria,Turkey, Italy and Greece - total of 10 countries over 22 days!!

UFO to appear at the 'High Voltage Festival' in Victoria Park, London on 25th July, playing the main stage

March 2010

UFO to tour Brazil later this year

UFO have been confirmed as one of the bands to appear at this Years Hard Rock Hell IV in North Wales

April 2010

UFO - 2010 The Visitor Tour kicks off on VM's birthday, 14th April - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage

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18th April - NÜRNBERG SHOW POSTPONED - Due to the airport closures caused by the volcano eruption in Iceland, the band and crew are stranded in Greece. The flights to Germany have been cancelled, so we are waiting for transport to shuttle us all
to Tuesday's gig in Oberhausen... 2300 km to go...
"Our apologies to everyone who was planning to come to the Nürnberg show. We are aiming to reschedule it as soon as possible."

20th April - The band arrived at the Zentrum Altenberg after a 30 hour bus journey from Thessaloniki in Greece,
through Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria and finally in Oberhausen in Germany. Unfortunately they had to miss out the HIRSCH gig (19th April), but this has now been re-scheduled:

The NÜRNBERG SHOW POSTPONED (19th April) has now been re-scheduled for 21st July - Germany - Nürmberg - Hirsch

22nd April - The band hit the UK - to a SOLD OUT venue: England - Workington - Carnegie Theatre

"The Age", Melbournes newspaper in Australia has a picture of SLASH wearing a UFO t-shirt

May 2010

Belgium, France, Germany - Hannover's Peter Pichl, who played bass on The Visitor album, stand's in for Barry Sparks for the final three shows of this leg of the tour.

UFO head back home after their very successful, albeit an 'eventful', tour...

...the 30hr bus journey from Greece due the Volcanic Ash cloud grounding all flights, two bass players as Barry was urgently called back home - The band played at 18 venues in a three week period in the following places: Germany, Greece, England, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Holland, France
Most pleasing was the varied set-list not only from from venue to venue but from country to country. Songs performed:

Let It Roll - Mother Mary - Saving Me - Daylight Goes To Town - Out In The Street - Stop Breaking Down - This Kidds - Hell Driver Cherry - Only You Can Rock Me - Love To Love - Ain't No Baby - Too Hot To Handle - Lights Out - Rock Bottom - Doctor Doctor - Shoot Shoot

The band have a brief rest before travelling to Brazil on 26th May

Brazil Tour

26th May - Brazil - São Paulo/SP - Carioca Club
27th May - Brazil - Goiânia/GO - The Bolshoi
28th May - Brazil - Belo Horizonte/MG - Lapa Multishow
29th May - Brazil - Recife/PE - Sport Club do Recife
Rob de Luca played bass at the South America shows

Vinnie stas in Brazil to conduct a series of clinics

31st May - São Paulo/SP
1st June - Porto Alegre/RS
2nd June - Criciúma/SC
3rd June - Brusqe/SC
4th June - Florianópolis/SC
5th June - Brasilia/DF

June 2010

DATES announced: 20th July - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colossaal
21st July - Germany - Nürmberg - Hirsch
25th July - England - London - Victoria Park - High Voltage Festival

22nd October - Germany/Norway - Kiel to Oslo - Classic Rock Cruise

Paul Raymond posts his June 2010 Newletter - Interesting read - covering the end of last year shenanigans, April UK/Euro tour including the Volcanic Ash adventures, Brazilian tour and the MSG 30th Anniversary Show last week in London

July 2010

UFO hit the road later this month for a string of shows and add another date in Germany: Kubana

UFO Summer 2010 tour banner

20th July - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colossaal
21st July - Germany - Nürmberg - Hirsch
22nd July - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
23rd July - Netherlands - Kerkrade - The Rock Temple
25th July - England - London - Victoria Park - High Voltage Festival

22nd October - Germany/Norway - Kiel to Oslo - Classic Rock Cruise

3rd December - Wales - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell IV

SPV announce an official 'The Best of A Decade' album release for September on the eve of their Summer Week Tour

August 2010

13th August - Vinnie travels to New Zealand for the G-TARANAKI International Music Week Festival

TODAY - Germany: 27th August 2010

The Best Of A Decade is released in Germany ONLY

This is the first Official 'Compilation' album released by the band since "Headstone"
in 1983 - this was also a mix of 'live' and studio cuts

September 2010

The Best Of A Decade is released in Europe: 27th September 2010
USA/Canada: 28th September 2010

October 2010

UFO Officially Announce European Tour Dates

Hard rocking UK or should it be Anglo American act now, UFO, have just had a new "Best of" album "BEST OF A DECADE" released through SPV music and are about to hit the road across Europe throughout October, November and December.

For these date, bassist Barry Sparks will be stepping in again, to join original members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Andy Parker and the band long time current lead player Vinnie Moore.

Dates lined up at this time are as follows:

October 2010: 11th October - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei / 13th October - Germany - Lorsch - Musiktheater Rex
15th October - Germany - Obermarchtal - Gemeindehaus / 16th October - Austria - Vienna - Szene
17th October - Germany - Trier - Exil / 19th October - Germany - Freiburg - Jazzhaus
20th October - Holland - Zwolle - Hedon / 21st October - Belgium - Verviers - Spirit of 66
22nd October - Germany/Norway - Kiel to Oslo - Classic Rock Cruise
24th October - Finland - Helsinki - Nosturi / 25th October - Finland - Tampere - Pakkahuone
26th October - Finland - Turku - Karen / 28th October - Sweden - Stockholm - Debaser Medis
29th October - Sweden - Örnsköldsvik - The Merry Can / 30th October - Sweden - Skövde - Valhall
31st October - Sweden - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers

November 2010: 1st November - Denmark - Copenhagen - The Rock

19th October - 'Try Me' was played LIVE - The second time ever at any concert in UFO's history. The first time was in June 1977 - During UFO's 'Lights Out' tour. 'Try Me' was played LIVE, only once during this year and on the last date of the UK tour at London's Roundhouse.

November 2010

1st November - The last day of the current tour - The Rock - Copenhagen - Denmark

18th - Andy has updated his website with a 'Diary Update'

20th - Vinnie appears at The Bermuda Guitar Institute

21st November - The first brace of 2011 USA tour dates have been announced on the Official UFO website:

11th May 2011 - USA - Baltimore - MD - Bourbon Street
13th May 2011 - USA - New York - NY - B.B. Kings
14th May 2011 - USA - Foxboro (Boston) - MA - The Showcase Live
20th May 2011 - USA - Chicago/St. Charles - IL - The Arcada Theatre
21st May 2011 - USA - Chicago/St. Charles - IL - The Arcada Theatre

December 2010

England

England is hit with a severe Snow storm, that threatens the start of the Tour - Airports closed, trains cancelled, roads a nightmare but the band make Birmingham with the Tour Manager missing the first date

December 2010: 2nd December - England - Birmingham - HMV Institute
3rd December - Wales - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell IV /
4th December - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
5th December - England - Liverpool - O2 Academy /
7th December - England - Brighton Concorde 2

4th December - UFO are now on Twitter - 'Staying in touch with the fans'

All documented in DETAIL, HERE - Thanks to all of you who sent in Reviews, Concert Photo's and Video's,
sharing experiences and memories - All helping to make this UFO website, something for us all to be proud.

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Thanks to the band members of UFO for the Music - Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond

Thanks to Barry Sparks, Rob De Luca and Peter Pichl

 

2010 Figures for this UFO fansite

Thanks to everyone for their support - Breakdown of the Top 10 (out of 147) countries are shown above

77,732 Visits came from 147 countries/territories

54,268 Absolute Unique Visitors

177,069 Pageviews

 

Thanks also to everyone who has visited the YouTube site, now reaching past the half a million video views (over the past 4 years) - Figures shown below are the totals since September 2006

Channel Views: 10,282
Total Upload Views: 557,392

 


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