British Hard Rock legends UFO will be kicking off their North American West Coast tour this Thursday, November 15th in Chicago. The band is touring in support of their latest album “Seven Deadly” which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV. A complete list of dates can be found below.
UFO is one of the most beloved and respected bands from the 1970s era of classic hard rock and metal. Fronted by dynamic vocalist Phil Mogg, backed by powerhouse drummer Andy Parker, and driven by guitarist/keyboardist Paul Raymond and guitar icon, Vinnie Moore, the band remains as addictive as ever.
Guitarist Moore commented on the upcoming tour:
“It’s been quite a while since we’ve toured in the USA and I’m really looking forward to it. We have not played here since the new record came out and it’s going to be exciting to play some of the new tunes. And it is always great to see our awesome fans!”
“Seven Deadly” is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals which are unique to UFO. Ultimate-Guitar says of “Seven Deadly”: “UFO has re-entered back through Earth’s atmosphere to bring the world another excellent, classic sounding album and it is one you must pick up.”
UFO frontman Mogg’s thoroughly impressive vocal performance goes hand in hand with the awesome compositions on “Seven Deadly”. The classic rock of “Burn Your House Down” features all the important UFO strengths, “Mojotown” sees the musicians sound tougher than ever, and last but not least “Year Of The Gun” features a pointed reference to UFO’s early days.
UFO was founded in 1969 by Mogg and Parker, along with longtime bassist Pete Way who recently took leave from the band for health reasons. During the 70s the band made an indelible mark on rock music with hits like; “Doctor, Doctor”, “Rock Bottom”, “Too Hot To Handle”, “Lights Out” and “Only You Can Rock Me”. UFO can boast having been home to numerous guitar icons over the years; most notably the young Michael Schenker, who left the Scorpions to join the band, and Vinnie Moore. Moore came up through Mike Varney’s Shrapnel Records, and was the original guitarist for Vicious Rumors. He also worked with Alice Cooper, and had his own dynamic solo career.
While the music industry has changed, UFO has remained a force of unapologetic blues-based hard rock. The band’s 1976 album, “Strangers in the Night” is arguably one of, if not the best live album’s of all time. The record showcases the magic of the band onstage, and this winter, U.S. fans once again have an opportunity to see them go lights out in a venue near them.
Note: Rob Deluca will handle bass duties for the tour.
UFO on Tour:
11/15: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/16: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/17: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
11/18: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
11/20: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
11/21: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/23: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/24: Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club
11/25: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
11/26: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/28: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/30: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
12/1: Corona, CA @ Marquee 15