U.D.O. the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider has announced the following dates for Mexico and South America:
May 31 - Goiania, Brazil - Clube Ja 9
Jun. 01 - So Paulo, Brazil - Citibank Hall
Jun. 03 - Asuncin, Paraguay - Consejo Nacional de Deportes
Jun. 04 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Central Rondeau
Jun. 06 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
Jun.07 - Santiago, Chile - Club Rockola
Jun. 08 - Lima, Peru - Disco Voce
Jun. 10 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Auditorio
Jun. 12 - Monterrey, Mexico - Cafe Iguana
Jun. 13 - Mexico City, Mexico - Hard Rock Live
Jun. 14 - Hermosillo, Mexico - Teatro al Aire Libre la Sauceda
U.D.O. will celebrate its 20th anniversary by playing two special shows in Germany on April 30 in Solingen at Cobra and May 3 in Tuttlingen at Stadthalle.
Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. performing the song "Man or Machine" at the Extreme Power Open Air festival in Kiev, Ukraine in September 2007 can be viewed below (courtesy of "part1k").
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 Schwe. 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.