U.D.O.'s November 16, 2011 concert at Hristo Botev Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria was professionally filmed for the band's next official live DVD, "Live In Sofia", due later in the year.
Commented the group: "The audience was absolutely fantastic and forced us to play for nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes. More than 2,000 fans welcomed back us after 7 years and pushed everybody over his personal limit. Sofia was absolutely great and we will never forget this show. To make sure all the fans can participate of this great event, we will do everything to release the DVD/CD/Blu-ray as soon as possible."
U.D.O.'s setlist for the Sofia concert was as follows:
05. Independence Day
06. Screaming For A Love Bite (ACCEPT cover)
07. Heart Of Gold
09. Princess Of The Dawn (ACCEPT cover)
10. I Give As Good As I Get
11. Guitar Solo
12. Neon Nights (ACCEPT cover)
13. Break The Rules
14. Man And Machine
15. Drum Solo
16. Living On A Frontline
17. Up To The Limit (ACCEPT cover)
18. Two Faced Woman
19. Metal Heart (ACCEPT cover)
20. The Bogeyman
21. I'm A Rebel (ACCEPT cover)
22. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT cover)
23. Burning (ACCEPT cover)
The cover artwork for the DVD can be seen below.
"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., will be released on double vinyl on August 17 via High Roller Records. It is limited to 500 copies in three different colors:
* 100 x white vinyl
* 200 x yellow vinyl
* 200 x black vinyl
"Celebrator" entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73.
The set was made available in Europe on May 4 via AFM Records and was released in North America on June 19.
U.D.O.'s latest album, "Rev-Raptor", was released on May 20, 2011 via AFM Records. The recordings for the CD took place between June 2010 and February 2011 at Roxx studios (owned by U.D.O. guitarist and ex-ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann) in Pulheim, Germany. The effort was mastered by Manfred Melchior at MM Sound Digital studios in Steinhagen, Germany. The album's cover artwork is once again a comic-like motif: but the "Dominator" character is this time "a lot more effectual and colorful," according to a press release.