UFO to Release First Covers Album, Tour w/ Saxon

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The British band UFO will release their first-ever cover album, paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites. The Salentino Cuts will be released on Sept. 29 and will be available on both CD and two limited vinyl pressings: one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Pre-order the CD here  and the vinyl here.

The album includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons’ “River Of Deceit,” John Mellencamp’s “Paper in Fire,” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” alongside more traditional versions such as the Yardbirds’ “Heartful of Soul,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and more.

UFO’s current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012.

Track List

  1. Heartful Of Soul
  2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
  3. River Of Deceit
  4. The Pusher
  5. Paper In Fire
  6. Rock Candy
  7. Mississippi Queen
  8. Ain’t No Sunshine
  9. Honey-Bee
  10. Too Rolling Stoned
  11. Just Got Paid
  12. It’s My Life

In September and October, the band will embark on the second leg of their tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon. The first part took place last spring.

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UFO European Tour Dates

August 11 – Leyendas del Rock Festival XII – Villena – Spain
August 13 – Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk – Belgium
September 7 – Germany – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano
September 8 – Holland – Eindhoven – Cityrock Festival
September 9 – Holland – Leeuwarden – Cityrock Festival
September 10 – France – Raismes – Raismes Fest
September 12 – England – Southampton – The Brook
September 14 – England – Dorking – Dorking Halls
September 15 – England – Holmfirth – Picturedrome
September 16 – England – Northampton – Roadmender

UFO and Saxon North American Tour Dates (Tickets here and here)

October 3 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 – Montreal, QU – Corona Theatre
October 6 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
October 7 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
October 8 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
October 9 – Akron, OH – Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
October 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 13 – Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza
October 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian

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