UFO: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British rock legends UFO have scheduled the following U.S. tour dates:

Oct. 02 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 03 - Akron, OH - Tangiers
Oct. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Rex
Oct. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Oct. 09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 10 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Oct. 15 - St. Charles, MO - Ameristar Casino
Oct. 16 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Oct. 17 - Hamel, MN - Medina Ballroom
Oct. 21 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Oct. 22 - Redondo Beach, CA - The Brixton
Oct. 23 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulder Station Casino
Oct. 25 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 27 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
Oct. 28 - Modesto, CA - The Fat Cat
Oct. 29 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
Oct. 30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Nov. 01 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

A gydget for "The Visitor", the forthcoming studio album from UFO, is available below.

UFO composed more than 35 new tracks in the run-up to the recordings, 13 of which were short-listed and produced at the studio.

The current lineup continues to consist of the three original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (guitar, keyboards), and Andy Parker (drums), as well as American world-class guitarist Vinnie Moore. Bass legend and original member Pete Way is currently suffering from a liver disease and was unfortunately not available for the studio production.

"All those who have been into UFO for a long time will find all our characteristic trademarks on 'The Visitor', and anybody new to the band will be impressed by our enthusiasm and dynamism," frontman Phil Mogg enthuses on the subject of the new songs. "The Visitor" sees the band benefiting especially from their collaboration with Vinnie Moore, who joined UFO in autumn 2003 and has made an excellent impression on the albums "You Are Here" (2004) and "The Monkey Puzzle" (2006), and on the band’s tours. Mogg says,"Without running down previous UFO lineups, it's been a long time since we had a team as strong as this one. Vinnie contributes his youthful energy and amazing guitar technique, and in Andy's return we've seen the reappearance of a musician who has always been very important to the band's original sound."

Release dates for "The Visitor" (via SPV/Steamhammer):

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: May 29
Rest of Europe: June 2
USA, Canada: June 2

"The Visitor" track listing:

01. Saving Me
02. On The Waterfront
03. Hell Driver
04. Stop Breaking Down
05. Rock Ready
06. Living Proof
07. Can't Buy A Thrill
08. Forsaken
09. Villains & Thieves
10. Stranger In Town
11. Dancing With St. Peter (2009 edition) (digipack bonus track)

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