U.D.O., the band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, and PRIMAL FEAR will team up for a European co-headlining tour this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Oct. 13 - Geleen, Netherlands - Hanenhof
Oct. 15 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 16 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
Oct. 18 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q
Oct. 19 - Madrid, Spain - Macumba
Oct. 20 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
Oct. 21 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
Oct. 23 - Bordeaux, France - Théatre Barbey
Nov. 09 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
Nov. 10 - Passau, Germany - VA Halle
Nov. 15 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Traedgarn
Nov. 16 - Karlstad, Sweden - Noejesfabriken
Nov. 17 - Haugesund, Norway - Byscene
Nov. 18 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Nov. 19 - Linkoeping, Sweden - Cloetta Cente
Nov. 21 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria
Nov. 24 - Brezolupy, Czech Republic – [to be announced]
Dec. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Dec. 12 - Saarbrueken, Germany - Kufa
Dec. 13 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA
Dec. 14 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
Dec. 15 - Duesseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
Dec. 16 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
Dec. 18 - Nuernberg, Germany - Hirsch
Dec. 19 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Alte Festhalle
Dec. 20 - Muenchen, Germany - Metropolis
As previously reported, U.D.O. will embark on a North American tour in January/February 2008. It is not presently clear if this will be a package tour or a solo trek. Exact cities and dates to be anounced.
U.D.O. recently signed with Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH, BELLADONNA, W.A.S.P.) in New York City for booking and is said to be "excited" to come back to America and Canada to play for the fans again.
Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. performing the ACCEPT classics "Restless and Wild" and "Son of a Bitch" at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 8, 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted at YouTube.
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.
"Mastercutor" was released on May 18 via AFM Records. Several extra songs were recorded for the CD, with different territories getting their own bonus cuts. The Japanese edition of the CD comes with the track "Man a King Ruler", the Russian album includes "Platchet Soldat", and both feature the song "Streets of Sin". The European limited-edition version of "Mastercutor" includes the songs "Borderline" and "Screaming Eagles".