U.D.O. the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider has issued the following update:
"Based on several organizational problems the tour promoter of the South America tour (May 31 until June 14) has informed us that we have to postpone the dates. We are very sorry that we have to disappoint our fans in South America. We are working on the enlightenment and hope to announce new dates very fast. BIG SORRY!!!"
U.D.O. celebrated its 20th anniversary by playing two special shows in Germany on April 30 in Solingen at Cobra and May 3 in Tuttlingen at Stadthalle. The three-hour Tuttlingen concert was filmed for a DVD and live CD, to be released before the end of the year.
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 latest studio album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 the highest German chart position in the band's history.
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").