Pioneering English hard-rockers UFO have announced a spring tour commencing March 9, 2017 at Scout Bar in Houston, TX and concluding April 2, 2017 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA. The tour also includes a two-night stay at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY. UFO will be joined on all dates by fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal progenitors Saxon along with special guest Jared James Nichols. This will be the first time UFO and Saxon have toured together since the 1980s.
UFO is busy in the studio comleting their 22nd album, the follow-up to 2015’s A Conspiracy of Stars, which is reportedly a collection of covers. The current lineup features original members Phil Mogg (vocals) and Andy Parker (drums), as well as Paul Raymond (keyboard/guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), and Rob De Luca (bass).
Here’s live footage from earlier this year of UFO playing their classic “Rock Bottom.”
Let Me Feel Your Power, a new double live album from British metal stalwarts Saxon, is due out October 28, 2016 in the United States on UDR Music. Saxon consists of Biff Byford (vocals), Paul Quinn (guitar), Nigel Glockler (drums), Doug Scarrett (guitar), and Tim “Nibbs” Carter (bass).
Check out Saxon performing “Wheels of Steel” in support of their new live album.
UFO and Saxon Tour Dates:
Mar. 9 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Mar. 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Mar. 11 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall*
Mar. 14 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Mar. 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Mar. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
Mar. 18 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Mar. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Mar. 21 – Denver, CO – Summit Concert Hall
Mar. 24 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
Mar. 26 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Mar. 28 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Mar. 29 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Mar. 30 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Apr. 1 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Apr. 2 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall