Rock legends UFO have announced a U.S. tour with very special guests SAXON, beginning March 9 in Houston, Texas and continuing into early April.
UFO, with its longstanding lineup of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards/guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass), is coming back to the U.S. after a phenomenally successful sold-out tour in early 2016. They are currently working on their 22nd studio album — reportedly a collection of covers — after the last studio release, "A Conspiracy Of Stars", in 2015.
SAXON will be touring in support of its latest release, 2015's "Battering Ram", as well as 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 U.S. headline shows and dates with JUDAS PRIEST over last few years, the band will return as part of this great package. SAXON is 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 and SAXON U.S. tour dates:
Mar. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Mar. 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall*
Mar. 14 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Mar. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Mar. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
Mar. 18 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Mar. 19 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Mar. 21 - Denver, CO @ Summit Concert Hall
Mar. 24 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
Mar. 26 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
Mar. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Mar. 29 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Mar. 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Apr. 01 - Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak
Apr. 02 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
* SAXON to close
Tickets are available from all usual agents and outlets.