U.D.O.: First Show Of 2008 Confirmed

U.D.O. — the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — has issued the following update:

"U.D.O. will play on April 30th in Solingen (Germany); the town were everything has started. It will be a special concert and the band will be available for photos, autographs etc. after the show. There's more to it than that because the merchandise prices will be extremly fan-friendly, too."

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. performing the classic ACCEPT song "Midnight Mover" on December 20, 2007 at the Metropolis Club in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "MartyParty03").

U.D.O. released a "best-of" album, "Metallized - 20 Years of Metal", on November 30 via AFM Records. The CD booklet is filled with photos from the last 20 years and and includes liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs on the collection were chosen by fans via the official U.D.O. web site, while tracks 13 to 16 consist of two unreleased songs, an acoustic version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall", and a live version of "The Bullet and the Bomb".

U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history.

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