UFO Bassist PETE WAY Forced To Sit Out U.S. Tour

Veteran hard rockers UFO have issued the following update:

"The U.S. embassy in London has turned down Pete's [Way, bass] application for a working visa — even though the respective authorities in the U.S. homeland had already approved it. The U.S. embassy did not say why they turned down the application. We will now start to make arrangements for a bass player to stand in for Pete on the USA tour dates, and will let you know shortly who this will be."

UFO will embark on a U.S. tour in April. The tour dates are as follows:

April 09 - Baltimore, MD - Club Mate
April 10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
April 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 12 - New York, NY - B.B. King's
April 13 - Akron, OH - Tangiers
April 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
April 16 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon
April 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino
April 18 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
April 19 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
April 21 - Sauget, IL – Pop's
April 22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
April 23 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
April 24 - San Antonio, TX - HemisFair Park
April 26 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulder Station Casino
April 27 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
April 28 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
April 30 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
May 01 - Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
May 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
May 03 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
May 04 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 07 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
May 09 - Coeur D’Alene, ID - The Grail

Capitol/EMI has set an April 15 release date for "The Best Of UFO (1974-1983)", a new collection of the band's top tracks from the Chrysalis and Ariola Records vaults. The 19-track CD and digital album is chronologically sequenced with hits and other standout album cuts, as well as 7" single edits. Included are such hits as "Too Hot To Handle", "Lights Out", "Love To Love", "Only You Can Rock Me", plus songs from the "Phenomenon", "Force It" and "No Heavy Pettin'" albums. The CD also includes the song "Doctor Doctor" from the "Strangers In The Night" LP, which is considered to be one of the most significant and critically acclaimed live albums of the '70s.

"The Best Of UFO (1974-1983)" track listing:

01. Rock Bottom
02. Oh My
03. Let It Roll
04. Shoot Shoot
05. Can You Roll Her
06. I'm A Loser
07. Natural Thing
08. Lights Out
09. Love To Love
10. Too Hot To Handle
11. Only You Can Rock Me
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lettin' Go
14. Young Blood
15. Lonely Heart
16. Chains Chains
17. Let It Rain
18. We Belong To The Night
19. When It's Time To Rock

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