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UFO Kick Off US Tour Today

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:52 AM


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Legendary British rockers UFO are kicking off the West Coast leg of their North American tour today in Santa Rosa, CA. The band is touring North America in support of their greatest hits collection, Best Of A Decade, which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.

Drummer Andy Parker commented on the start of the tour and the recording process of their new studio album - "I recorded fifteen drum tracks while I was in Germany, not sure which ones will make the final cut. Basses are done; Vinnie and Phil start work when we get back. I am really looking forward to playing these next shows. The West Coast has always been great for us, plus Reno, Vegas, Tempe, Tucson and finishing up in Texas means I get to ride the tour bus home, couldn't be better!! Will we be seeing you?"

True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up. With classic albums such as Phenomenon, Force It and No Heavy Pettin', Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.

Providing direct support on the tour with be Brazilian rockers MINDFLOW.

Tour dates:

September
15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon
16 - Sacramento/Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
17 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
19 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater
21 - Modesto, CA - The Fat Cat
22 - Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
23 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulder Station Casino (no Mindflow)
24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
26 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
27 - Fresno, CA - Warnor's Center For The Performing Arts
29 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
30 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick

October
1 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
4 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
5 - El Paso, TX - The House of Rock
6 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
7 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
8 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live


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