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The latest album "A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the charts in several countries.

In Germany it was the highest chart entry ever and in Switzerland the band charted the first time in their history.

In England the album reached the highest album chart position since 1983
and a #18 position came as a nice surprise in the Czech Republic.

 

UFO TOUR DATES


FEBRUARY

20 - Germany - Barby - Rautenkranz
21 - Germany - Berlin - K17
22 - Germany - Hagen (near Osnabrück) - Saal Stock
23 - Germany - Hamburg - Downtown Bluesclub
25 - Germany - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
26 - Germany - Bochum - Zeche
27 - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
28 - Germany - Affalter - Zur Linde

MARCH
02 - Germany - Rostock - Mau Club
04 - Poland - Warsaw - Stodola
05 - Lithuania - Vilnius - Forum Palace
06 - Poland - Krakow - Kwadrat
07 - Czech Rep. Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
09 - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
10 - Germany - Osterode - Dorster Festhalle
11 - Germany - Freiburg - Jazzhaus
12 - Switzerland - Zug - Choller Halle

 

'A Conspiracy Of Stars' album 'Teaser'

 

 

'A Conspiracy Of Stars' 'Teaser 2


APRIL
16 - England - Norwich - Waterfront
17 - England - Cambridge - Junction
18 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
19 - England - Manchester - Ritz
21 - Ireland - Dublin - The Academy
22 - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight
24 - Scotland - Glasgow - O2 ABC
25 - England - Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 - England - Leeds - O2 Academy
28 - England - Nottingham - Rock City
30 - England - Bristol - O2 Academy

MAY
01 - England - Falmouth - Pavilion
02 - England - Exeter - Phoenix
03 - England - Salisbury - City Hall
05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum

SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS
26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
18th July - Germany - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
21st July - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theatre
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome

25th July 2015
Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival


EUROPE - WINTER 2015
23rd October - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
24th October - Germany - Stuttgart - Wizemann
25th October - Germany - Cologne - Luxor
27th October - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
28th October - Germany - Paderborn - Schloss Neuhaus
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th Nov - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum

13th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell

15th November - England - Southampton - The Brook

DECEMBER 2015
4th - Sweden - Karlstad - Lofbergs Arena (with Judas Priest)
5thr - Sweden - Stockholm - Ericsson Globe (with Judas Priest)
7th - Estonia - Tallinn - Saku Arena (with Judas Priest)
8th - Lithuania - Vilnius - Siemens Arena (with Judas Priest)
10th - Poland - Gdansk - Ergo Arena (with Judas Priest)
12th - Czech Republic - Breno - Rondo Arena (with JP)
14th - Germany - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle (with Judas Priest)
16th - Belgium - Brussels - Forest National (with Judas Priest)
17th - Germany - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (with JP)

check the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates.




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'A Conspiracy Of Stars' 2015 CHART POSITIONS

#50 UK ALBUMS CHART / #8 UK INDIE CHART / #6 UK ROCK & METAL / #14 SWEDISH HARD ROCK

#18 Czech Republic ALBUM CHART / #28 GERMAN ALBUM CHART / #72 SWISS ALBUM CHART

#14 USA HARD ROCK ALBUM CHART / #36 USA INDIE CHART / #72 SWISS ALBUM CHART

AMAZON CHARTS: #1 UK HEAVY METAL / #1 UK HARD ROCK DOWNLOAD / #3 GERMAN HARD ROCK

#4 GERMAN HARD ROCK DOWNLOAD / #25 HMV STORES UK / #27 Midweek UK Chart

9th March 2015 - REVOLVER - ALBUM OF THE WEEK

 


JULY 2015


 

4th July 2015



TODAY: Skanevik Blues Festival - Skånevik - Norway

 

 

KAVARNA ROCK Concert Review

and MAGAZINE ARTICLE (below) can be found on the CURRENT TOUR PAGE

PRO ROCK Magazine - Issue 122

Bulgarian Rock magazine - UFO - Double page spread

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

This from WACKEN back on 'The Visitor Tour' in 2009

 

 

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3rd July 2015

HARLEY DAYS FESTIVAL review and photos

UFO - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond


TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN TO ENGLISH

...New Metal Media has driven all the way to the Harley Days Festival, because there one of the most famous hard rock bands ever will be on stage - UFO. Doctor Doctor Please .... it was under this slogan on a slightly rainy evening at the Harley Days on the aforementioned wholesale market.

To match the engine rattling sounds of Harleys played the Old rockers UFO at large. The siege in front of the stage was the occasion correspond large combines were old and young rocker side by side to the heroes of the 70s and 80s to live. At this point I would like to take the old rockers back because what bring UFO on stage, so lets some young band tremble with awe. Already with the second song of the evening, the British have the audience firmly in hand, the song is the way from their new album.

Hit after hit flies the enthusiastic crowd around the ears and almost would have the impression that the men of UFO had not aged a single day, because they not only play with energy and joy, but also drown out even the passing Harleys. All in all it can be stated as a conclusion, UFO have far from exhausted their energy and so this concert makes in Hamburg simply want more.

Here is also the most beautiful concert evening to end and it drives me after the concert to the Merchendise booth where I treat myself with the purchase of their latest album. 2015 all rights reserved

 

43 PHOTOS OF UFO AT THE HARLEY FESTIVAL CAN BE VIEWED HERE

 

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2nd July 2015

 

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1st July 2015

JUDAS PRIEST to tour in December, embarking on their European tour with UFO

As confirmed on the Official UFO website

Hot news!
UFO are announced as special guests of
JUDAS PRIEST on the European leg of the
REDEEMER OF SOULS tour in December.

DECEMBER 2015
4th December - Sweden - Karlstad - Lofbergs Arena (with Judas Priest)
5th December - Sweden - Stockholm - Ericsson Globe (with Judas Priest)
7th December - Estonia - Tallinn - Saku Arena (with Judas Priest)
8th December - Lithuania - Vilnius - Siemens Arena (with Judas Priest)
10th December - Poland - Gdansk - Ergo Arena (with Judas Priest)
12th December - Czech Republic - Breno - Rondo Arena (with Judas Priest)
14th December - Germany - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle (with Judas Priest)
16th December - Belgium - Brussels - Forest National (with Judas Priest)
17th December - Germany - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (with Judas Priest)

JUDAS PRIEST WEBSITE | JUDAS PRIEST FB page

 

The last time that UFO hooked up with Judas Priest was in Italy, May 2012 during their
Seven Deadly tour - VIEW CONCERT PHOTOS and TOUR DETAILS


JUNE 2015


 

30th June 2015

NEXT SHOW: 4th July - Skanevik Blues Festival - Skånevik - Norway

 

27th June 2015 - UFO - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

UFO - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

Spanish Interview with Andy Parker, has just been posted by via nocturna

Earlier this month a glowing

ALBUM REVIEW

5.8/6 - SPANISH ALBUM REVIEW

VIEW ALBUM REVIEWS PAGE

 

Keep up-to-date with the tour by visiting the TOUR PAGE

 

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29th June 2015

NEXT SHOW: 4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival

 

YESTERDAY:


UFO pictured with te Town Mayor of Kavarna - ©2015 - photo: kmetal.eu

Translated from Bulgarian to English:

Tonight the band played on the big stage

English heavy metal band UFO arrived in Kavarna for their participation in tonight's concert on the big stage of Kavarna Rock. Before going to the stadium "Kaliakra" examined the Walk of rock in Central Park and made pictures with Kmetala the monument of legendary Dio.

Also vocalist of the band Phil Mogg and guitarist Paul Raymond scored a priceless car with autographs.Within minutes, the band will come on the big stage to delight his fans and prepare the audience for the climax tonight with Twisted Sister. PICTURES OF PAUL AND PHIL ON THe TOUR PAGE SIGNING THE CAR.

source

©2015 - view all photos

 

Looking back to Friday at Hypothalamus - Rheine - Germany

UFO - Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

Keep up-to-date with the tour by visiting the TOUR PAGE

 

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28th June 2015

 
  
TODAY: Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium) - Kavarna - Bulgaria

 

YESTERDAY

UFO at Harley Days Festival, Hamburg

 

Keep up-to-date with the tour by visiting the TOUR PAGE

 

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27th June 2015

TODAY


27th June - Harley Days - Hamburg - Germany

 

LAST NIGHT

PlUS Doctor Doctor and Shoot Shoot as encores

 

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26th June 2015

UFO BACK ON THE ROAD

Summer Tour 2015 kicks off tonight

JUNE
26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
18th July - Germany - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
21st July - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theatre
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

 

Keep up-to-date with the tour by visiting the TOUR PAGE

 

TOUR PANEL

 

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23rd June 2015

JUST ANNOUNCED - NEW UK SHOW ADDED BY THE BAND

One more show announced today for the October/November tour:
15th November - England - Southampton - The Brook

http://www.the-brook.com/

 

As the countdown begins for UFO hitting the road this coming Friday
26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus

Two UK features, the first

a concert review from the UK tour and advert for forthcoming dates

July/August 2015 issue - available in stores now

©2015

 

UFO's live album, Strangers In The Night - Top Ten

 


The Vinnie Moore Competition (see June 2nd feature beow) has a winner...

...congratulations to Russell who collected his signed Jim Dunlop Guitar Products pedals at the

PMT House Of Rock, Manchester store in the UK

 

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18th June 2015

UFO FLYING HIGHER THAN EVER

This article/interview originally appeared in May 2015 magazine of Goldmine

- see 13th May entry below

 

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15th June 2015

ALBUM REVIEW

5.8/6 - SPANISH ALBUM REVIEW

VIEW ALBUM REVIEWS PAGE

 

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14th June 2014

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
18th July - Germany - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
21st July - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theatre
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome
25th July 2015 - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

After the series of Festival appearances with UFO, Vinnie heads to Mexico

MEXICO - 2nd August 2015 | GM Facebook page

 

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11th June 2015

ALBUM REVIEW

FULL THROTTLE ROCK ALBUM REVIEW

VIEW ALBUM REVIEWS PAGE

 

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9th June 2015

18/20 ALBUM REVIEW

French website review - ©2015

 

VIEW ALBUM REVIEWS PAGE

 

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5th June 2015

UFO at Concorde 2 - review and photos

 

UK TOUR PAGE

 

Italian website, WARNING ROCK are running a competition

UFO: Win two copies of "A Conspiracy of Stars"

Warning Rock is giving away two copies of the new album of the UFO "A Conspiracy of Stars". The album, released on 23 February by SPV / Steamhammer, is the twenty-first album of one of the longest hard rock bands around.

VISIT WEBPAGE TO ENTER | ENGLISH

The contest will run until Tuesday 16 June. The winners have been contacted via email!

 

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3rd June 2015

 


READ THIS INFORMATiVE INTERVIEW WiTH ROB

 


BRAZIL - AWO events and records is offering a National Limited Edition release with bonus of the band UFO! - Retailers and consumers of the retail, can make contact the label by e-mail

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2nd June 2015



Win two guitar pedals signed by UFO’s guitarist Vinnie Moore

 

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1st June 2015

Coming up...

...starting later this month

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)

4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
18th July - Germany - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
21st July - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theatre
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

23rd October - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
24th October - Germany - Stuttgart - Wizemann
25th October - Germany - Cologne - Luxor
27th October - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
28th October - Germany - Paderborn - Schloss Neuhaus
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7

1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum
13th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell

 

 


May 2015


 

CHEERS

©MEDEA

 

 

30th May 2015

UK ROCK MAGAZINE - June 2015 - 9/10 LIVE REVIEW

 

9/10 REVIEW - 02 Academy, Leeds

 

A Conspiracy Of Stars was given 9/10 in PowerPlay issue 172 (February 2015) - see 13th February entry below

Powerplay Magazine - March 2015 - ISSUE 173 - Showtime blu-ray review - Album Advert

©2015 - VISIT WEBSITE | SUBSCRIPTION/BACK ISSUES

 

UK TOUR PAGE

 

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26th May 2015

Photo's from the recent UK tour in Brighton - These and others:

UK TOUR PAGE

 

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24th May 2015

May Issue contains a six page feature in Rock'n'Roll MAGAZINE | R'n'R FB page

 

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21st May 2015

Following on from Yesterdays Classic Rock Entry

The review is available on-line with additional photo's

 

 

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20th May 2015

JULY issue of UK magazine hits the stores TODAY

 

JULY 2015 - COVER
UK TOUR - LIVE REPORT

 

Also has a 10 page feature on RUSH with

Alex Lifeson mentioning UFO - BUY THIS ISSUE HERE - ©2015 CR | FB

 

 

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18th May 2015

 

LATEST NEWS FROM BEIER DRUMS

 

CONCERT PHOTOS

Great set of live UFO photos at the Forum | flickr | website

 

 

 

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17th May 2015

LONDON Forum Concert Review

... This does, however, lead into the highlight of the set for me. ‘Cherry’ and ‘Love To Love’ are every bit what classic UFO is all about – epic, grandiose, heavy and dramatic, they are delivered to perfection - inspired choices indeed. And talking of inspired choices, how about ‘The Wild The Willing And The Innocent’ Side 2 , Track 1 - ‘Makin Moves’, a welcome and unexpected choice from the ‘Tonka’ Chapman era. From then on in, it’s the ones that no UFO gig would be complete without. ‘Rock Bottom’ is spot on with Vinnie Moore making a fine job of that most famous of Michael Schenker solos, with of course ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Shoot Shoot’ providing some serious singing along for the encore.

This was one seriously good UFO gig. The atmosphere was great, and there was a real buzz about the place that UFO were delivering the goods that they may not always have done in recent years. Phil Mogg is his usual jovial self, and compared to a fair few of his contemporaries still retains that voice in extremely good nick. Andy Parker can still bash seven bells out of the kit, and Paul Raymond, from a distance at least, doesn’t look like he’s aged at all. And let’s not forget relatively new man Rob Da Luca who does a sterling job filling some pretty big shoes on bass.

As we head out into the night, the news channels are buzzing with news of the election that tonight took our minds away from, and pretty soon we’ll learn that we’ve got five more years of Cameron. Five more years of UFO would be greatly appreciated. - READ FULL REVIEW

PHOTO taken by our good friend Noel Buckley, ©2015 All Rights Reserved - SEE 9th May entry below

 

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16th May 2015

UFO have announced a new show in the summer:

18th July - Germany - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree

 

Catching up on some Rock Magazines from Europe, pre UK tour

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE - Italian Issue - March 2015

 

ROCKS - Germany - March / April 2015

 

WIN VIP TICKETS

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

"UFO will top the bill on Saturday performing favourites from their near 50-year careeralongside new music from their recent album, 'A Conspiracy Of Stars', while Dee Snider closesthe festival on Sunday with hits from his time in Twisted Sister and solo career.

Other acts confirmed for the classic rock weekend include Doro, Y&T, Tyketto, Nazareth, FM, Trucker Diablo, No Hot Ashes, MassiveWagons, Skamand Florence Black, with further acts to be announced soon.

Steelhouse festival takes place on July 25 and 26, returning to its stunning mountain toplocation at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. Early bird weekend tickets are onsale now at steelhousefestival.com
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15th May 2015

A week (last night) since the UK tour came to a close
Thanks to Stephen Vincent for the following photo's

Phil Mogg - Andy Parker

 

Paul Raymond

 

Rob De Luca

 

Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker

 

UFO - Andy Parker - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond


©2015 - All rights reserved | Stephen Vincent FB page

 

PHOTOS ADDED TO THE UK TOUR PAGE

 

 

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14th May 2015

PORTUGUESE REVIEW added to the REVIEWS PAGE

 

UK Concert Photo's

SET of CONCERT PHOTOS posted on flickr - all photos ©2015, all rights reserved

 

PHOTOS ADDED TO THE UK TOUR PAGE

 

LOST T-SHIRTS - FOUND IN THE ATTIC!

High Stakes and Dangerous Men Tour
93 German Return Tour

Will add the info to the t-shirts page - coming soon.

 

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13th May 2015

JUNE 2015 ISSUE

 

 

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12th May 2015

POSTERS page updated with the Euro Spring and UK tour posters

 

JINXX from the Black Veil Brides posted this on his Websta Instagram site:

"Classic heavy metal at it's finest! Great night with UFO and the family"

Photo above shows Jinxx with Phil Mogg and he also posted a clip of 'Rock Bottom

 

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11th May 2015

DOUBLE-POSTING FROM MYGLOBALMIND

VM Interview and Live Concert Report:

REVIEW AND PHOTOS - UFO LIVE AT THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN

The attentive Dublin crowd were thoroughly transfixed, even the hardest of rockers had their
heartstrings tugged with no resistance. Rock Bottom once again showcased Vinnie Moore’s
incomparable genius, and giving the well lubricated Mogga brief sit down. READ FULL REVIEW...

... AND VIEW CONCERT PHOTOS

 

VINNIE MOORE INTERVIEW

Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine

One benefit that working for an International Website like Myglobalmind can bring is that doors are opened that other smaller media outlets cannot obtain. So it was when legendary British rock band UFO rolled into Belfast on their Conspiracy of Stars tour. We were fortunate enough to be granted the only after show interview that the band did in the city. I sat down with guitarist Vinnie Moore to discuss a variety of topics from music to cooking…

 

MGM”Okay then Vinnie as a young rock fan from growing up in America what was your first introduction to the music of UFO was the band big in America?

Vinnie “Yes they were pretty big in America had a few of their   records when I was a kid. The Lights Out record,”Obsession and “Force It” and I grew up on those records. “Strangers in the night” had a couple of friends and we were all into rock and guitar orientated stuff. That was one of the bands that we were definitely in to".

Mgm” How did you feel when you actually had the opportunity to go and actually join the band? 

Vinnie “It was kind of surreal when I was a kid in my bedroom playing along with the records and stuff I would never have imagined that there would have been a chance that I would  play be playing with them someday. When it happened it was kind of surreal for me”

Mgm”Looking back at your musical career what would you say what was your proudest moment

READ FULL REVIEW

 

MORE RECENT, the OXFORD GIG:

VIEW PHOTOS all 28 photo's - Copyright © 2015 PRPhotos.com

 

 

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10th May 2015

Todays entry starts with a posting from UFO via their Official UFO Facebook page

 


Final Night of the UK Tour - London Forum Photo's from Thursday Night

 

UFO in Belfast - © ML photography - all rights reserved

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE UK TOUR PAGE

 

CONCERT REVIEW FROM: EUROPE Spring 2015 tour

UFO @Kwadrat Klub, Cracovia, 6.03.2015

©2015 - VIEW REVIEW | ENGLISH TRANSLATION

 

Finally we end with another Official UFO Facebook page posting

 

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9th May 2015

Wishing Noel Buckley a speedy recovery - posted on Mark Taylors FB page:

"Please join me in sending out positive vibes and get well messages to my buddy and partner in grime Noel Buckley .... ... Noel was returning home on Thursday night after the UFO gig and was attacked from behind by feral thugs ...Noel was knocked out unconscious ! Luckily police were there quickly and arrests were made. Fortunately his camera gear was still with him.. Noel spent the night in hospital and is now home with a badly bruised head and ego.. Noel is understandably a bit down in the dumps about it, so please cheer the ole bugger up ... Cheers all" - Mark.

You can leave messages for Noel on Marks FB page or e-mail me here , and I will pass on.

Noel is a renowed Rock Photographer and has taken numerous photo's for Magazines and the Music Industry. Visit his website.

We wish you a very speedy recovery Noel, from all of us on the Misty Green and Blue website and as part of the UFO family.

 

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8th May 2015

UK TOUR comes to a close - hard to believe that the 17-date, covering 1,900miles (3,000km)
has drawn to a close after last nights appearance at THE FORUM, Kentish Town, London

We can however, look forward to the rest of the year with the following confirmed dates:

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theatre
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival
23rd October - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
24th October - Germany - Stuttgart - Wizemann
25th October - Germany - Cologne - Luxor
27th October - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
28th October - Germany - Paderborn - Schloss Neuhaus
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum

11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum

12/15th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell

MORE TO FOLLOW - as always, check the Official UFO website for confirmation of all dates.

 

This Misty Green and Blue website will continue to add reviews and photo's of the completed UK tour.

 

LAST NIGHT AT THE FORUM was absolutely amazing - There was so much 'Energy' and 'Spark' to UFO's performance,
truly the best I have seen the band play - EVER! Here is the performance of 'Love to Love' - quality is shot from
my phone, so apologies on sound (does improve slightly), but you will get the feel of the 'vibe' and just how much
Phil is enjoying his performance and interaction with the rest of the band.

Highlight songs - 'Run Boy Run', 'Burn Your House Down' and 'Messiah Of Love'.

 

PHOTOS FROM LONDON - HMV Forum - TOUR PAGE
Sorry you have to scroll to the bottom of the page as its in date order

 

REVIEW FROM THE: EUROPE Spring 2015 tour

SPARK Cover - June 2015
Master Of Rock, Ziln - Concert Review

Czech Magazine REVIEW

 

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7th May 2015

TONIGHT: HMV Forum - London

 

Last Night in OXFORD

Highlights - 'We Belong To The Night', 'Fight Night', 'Run Boy Run', 'The Killing Kind', Messiah Of Love',
' 'Burn Your House Down', 'Love to Love', 'Rock Bottom', 'Shoot Shoot' - To be honest, every song was amazing - 'Lights Out',
'Venus', ''Only You Can Rock Me', 'Cherry', 'Makin' Moves', 'Doctor Doctor'.

UFO
Misty Green
and Blue

MORE PHOTOS POSTED ON THE TOUR PAGE


Great to see Rich Ward from CRP last night in Oxford, after a very long time - too long.
Rich has taken some stunning shots during this tour, as well as being a huge UFO fan:

UFO – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on Saturday 18th April 2015

UFO - Rock City, Nottingham on Tuesday 28th April 2015

 

CONCERT REVIEW

UFO at O2 Academy in Newcastle, UK

"After all these years, UFO has still got it, and long may they continue."

READ FULL REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTOS

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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6th May 2015

TONIGHT: O2 Academy - OXFORD - England

 

Review: UFO - O2 Bristol Academy

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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5th May 2015

Another UK date added to the Summer schedule

23rd July:
The Carnegie Theater - Workington - England


26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
23rd July - England - Workington - The Carnegie Theater
24th July - England - Holmfirth - The Picturedrome
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

As always, check the Official UFO web page for updates and changes

 

TONIGHT: Concorde 2 - Brighton - England

 

UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars Tour- Manchester Ritz (19/04/2015)

"This was a gig that I had been looking forward to shoot for a while,
after seeing UFO at The Ritz in 2012 I instantly fell in love,
although I wouldn't consider my self a hardcore fan." -
Cai Dixon

An amazing set of Live photo's at Rotz in Manchester, earlier in the tour - Many thanks to CAI for the use of photo's.

CAI DIXON ©2015 All rights reserved

Twitter: cai_dixon
Instagram: cai_dixon

Manchester Rocks Website: www.manchester.rocks

VIIEW ALL PHOTOS

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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4th May 2015

TODY: Band day-off

05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum

 

UKs Record Collector Magazine Newsletter has LIVE photos from The Junction Cambridge

 

CONCERT REVIEWS

5/5 REVIEW

Wonderful UFO rock the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

WHAT can you say about a rock band that's been about for more than four decades and has had success after success, other than you would expect them to be very, very good?

UFO were more than that on Friday night – they absolutely oozed class and quality.

READ FULL REVIEW

 



UFO Live at the O2 ABC, Glasgow

READ FULL REVIEW AND...

...view PHOTOS

©2015, ALL rights reserved

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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3rd May 2015

TODAY - City Hall - Salisbury - England

 

This posted on UFO's Official Facebook page:

 

CONCERT REPORTS - Two from Leeds

Gig Review: UFO - O2 Academy - Leeds - READ

 

UFO – Live at Leeds Academy - 26th April, 2015

PHOTOS and REVIEW

 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

 

 

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2nd May 2015

TODAY: Phoenix - Exeter - England

 

CONCERT REVIEWS


The Ritz - Manchester - REVIEW AND PHOTO's

 


UFO / Reds’Cool – Belfast, Limelight 1, 22/04/2015

With PM’s illustrious (!) Ireland editor laid low with a dose of the lurgy, it was up to yours truly to venture first into the rare bright sunny evening and then into the darkened venue for what promises to be rip roaring gig – and my first encounter with the legendary UFO...

...UFO amble on to the stage in a very understated manner;  but, as the the appropriate ‘We Belong To The Night’ begins, they prove that their music doesn’t need any flamboyance, and quickly envelopes the whole place.  The sound problems continue as Phil Mogg’s vocal mix is way too low.  However, as they fire straight into the second song, ‘Fight Night’, the band’s experience is clear for all to see and hear.

Phil Mogg of UFO at Limelight, Belfast‘Run Boy Run’, the first song of their new album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is next and, when the mix allows us, when can hear that Mogg has not lost his voice, it is still as clear as it was 30 (and more) years ago. But, there is one question nearly everyone is asking:  wtf is wrong at the mixing desk?  Feedback and distortion plague their set.  Although the band is quite static on stage – well they are (mostly) in their 60s – the passion and the full power of their music resounds around the venue – and the crowd are loving it...
... READ full review

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ADDED TO THE CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

 

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1st May 2015

TONIGHT - Pavilion - Falmouth - England

 

CONCERT REVIEW

LIVE REVIEW:
UFO just get better and better as they return once again to Belfast

UFO were amongst a very select few of bands, who, during the 'Troubles' that afflicted Northern Ireland, played in the city despite the world crumbling down around many of the citizens.

While the mainstream media focusses on the punk reaction to the Troubles, hard rock and metal acts were consistent visitors during those dark days. Phil Mogg and his band mates first played in Belfast in 1979, and have been consistent visitors ever since... READ FULL REVIEW AND VIEW PHOTOS ON THE TOUR PAGE

 

CONCERT PHOTOS - Dublin

"The legends of UFO played at The Academy in Dublin, and gave a great show."

Photos by Shaun Neary ©2015 - all rights reserved - VIEW PHOTOS

 

CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

 


APRIL 2015


 

30th April 2015

TODAY: O2 Academy - Bristol - England

 

PHOTOS

Andy Parker at Rock City - Great Shot from Ashley on Twitter - photo ©2015 AG

MORE ON TOUR PAGE

 

CONCERT REVIEW


 

ALBUM REVIEW 4.5/5

Great Review - added to the REVIEWS PAGE

 

CURRENT TOUR PAGE

 

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29th April 2015

TODAY: BAND TRAVEL South for tomorrows concert in Bristol

30th April - England - Bristol - O2 Academy

 

UFO played the O2 Academy Newcastle and fans were ecstatic
with the setlist as favourite oldies were given a revival

READ FULL REVIEW WITH PHOTO'S

 

 

38 Images of UFO performing live at The Academy in Dublin

Images courtesy of Dan Butler Photography 2015 (Official Music Scene Photographer)

 

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28th April 2015

TONIGHT: Rock City - Nottingham - England

 

ALBUM REVIEW

4 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEW

Review added to the REVIEWS page along with others over the past week

 

Phil and Andy at The Accademy, Dublin - photo ©2015, all rights reserved

 

VIEW THE SET OF THESE AMAZING PHOTOS

 

UFO Official have just announced that tickets are on sale NOW

 

VISIT THE TOUR PAGE

 

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27th April 2015

TODAY - Band prepare for Rock City Nottingham for tomorrow's concert (28th April)

 

UFO in Leeds last Night - Thanks to Carl for postung on FB

 

Concert Review from Last Night in Leeds:

Thanks to Andy Machin at NWOBHM blog - You can read the rest of the review HERE

 

Additional photo's + GLASGOW pics added to THE TOUR PAGE

 

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26th April 2015

TONIGHT: - O2 Academy - Leeds - England

 

LAST NIGHT - UFO at the O2 in Newcastle

 

VIEW ALL PHOTOS AT Paul's fickr site

 

UFO TOUR SET LIST UPDATE


Additional photo's added to THE TOUR PAGE

 

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25th April 2015

TONIGHT - O2 Academy - Newcastle - England

 


CONCERT REVIEW and photos from Wolverhampton

 

MORE PHOTOS ADDED TO THE UFO UK TOUR PAGE

 

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24th April 2015

TODAY: O2 ABC - Glasgow - Scotland

 

TOUR PAGE - Photos of UFO at The Limelight, Belfast

 

UFO UK TOUR PAGE

 

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23rd April 2015

TODAY - BAND TRAVEL DAY

Ferry to Scotland for tomorrows appearance at the O2 ABC in Glasgow

 

LAST NIGHT

BAND ADD NEW SONG TO THEIR SET LIST from

 

MESSIAH OF LOVE

 

UFO – Shot at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on Saturday 18th April 2015

The usual great shots taken by Rich Ward for Classic Rock Photography

 

UFO UK TOUR PAGE

 

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22nd April 2015

TONIGHT - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight

 

LAST NIGHT



MORE PHOTOS added to the TOUR PAGE from last Night in Ireland and Manchester

 

UFO UK TOUR PAGE

 

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21st April 2015


TODAY - April 21st - The Academy - Dublin - Ireland

 


The month's issue has a double-front cover, so watch out for both

 


8/10 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' album review from SPAIN


Additional photo's added to THE TOUR PAGE

 

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20th April 2015

TODAY - Band travel

NEXT appearance: 21st April: The Academy - Dublin - Ireland

 

LAST NIGHT at THE RITZ:

ANDY PARKER at THE RITZ, Manchester

Set of gettyimages® from UFO's last night appearance at The Ritz

Due to copyright, I can only list the link for the rest of the photo's - ©photo Andrew Benge

 

Staying with Andy

Interview with UFO's Andy Parker

THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW interview with ANDY PARKER

Sugar Cane - 20 minute chats about ACOS, Writing process, Chris T., Album title idea and cover,
Lyrics, Band, Formats, Streaming downloads, SPV/Steamhammer, Touring - Rollin' Rollin'

YOUTUBE LINK

 

Conspiracy Of Stars Twitter feed - Photo's and reports from THE RITZ, Manchester

 

 

As the band travel to Ireland, here is a new Album Review:

Added to the 125+ entries on the ACOS/REVIEWS page

 

PHOTOS

UFO at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall on April 18th

PHIL MOGG - ©2015 Concert Blogger - photo ©2015 Pete Key

This and other photo's added to

VISIT THE TOUR PAGE

 

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19th April 2015


TONIGHT: Ritz - Manchester - England

 

LAST NIGHT at WULFRUN HALL

 

Friday's Concert at The Junction

 

UFO performing live - Friday 17th April - ©2015

 

Vinnie Moore Interview

 

VISIT THE TOUR PAGE

 

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18th April 2015

TONIGHT - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - England

 

Last Night at Cambrifge Junction - photos ©2015 Dave Craig

 

From Strangers to Stars: The Continuing Saga of UFO

Interview with Vinnie Moore

 

Gig Preview: UFO - Leeds Academy - Sunday 27 April 2015

COMPETITION:
Win a pair of tickets to see UFO in Leeds 26 April

Click to Enter this Competition

This competition ends on Thu 23rd Apr, 2015

 

Tonight on www.myrockradio.com
Harry Ho's international Rock Garden !
From 8pm - 10pm UK (21:oo - 23:oo CET / 2pm - 4pm US CDT).

Line up:
Deep Purple, ACDC, UFO, U.D.O., Slash, Y&T, Avanged Sevenfold, Rammstein, Scorpions and more!

We play your music!
And on tune in - http://tunein.com/station/?StationId=202769, and iTunes Radio.

 

VISIT THE TOUR PAGE



 

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17th April 2015

TONIGHT: Junction - Cambridge - England

 

UFO opening their set with 'We Belong To The Night' last night at The Waterfront

SET LIST:

We Belong To The Night

Fight Night

Run Boy Run

Lights Out

The Killing Kind

Love to Love

Only You Can Rock Me

Burn Your House Down

 Venus

Cherry

Making Moves

Rock bottom

Encore:

Doctor Doctor

Shoot Shoot

 

This and other updates can be found on the TOUR PAGE

 

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16th April PM

UFO release new VIDEO teaser, chart entries and new tourdates!

 

 

To tie in with TONIGHTS start of the UFO UK TOUR

STEAMHAMMER/SPV have issued a Press Release this afternoon, which includes a NEW Video Teaser

If you can't view the video above, you can view at the following locations

Worldwide | Germany


Album Charts

The latest album "A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the charts in several countries.

In Germany it was the highest chart entry ever and in Switzerland the band charted the first time in their history.

In England the album reached the highest album chart position since 1983
and a #18 position came as a nice surprise in the Czech Republic.

 

VIEW OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

 

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16th April 2015

The UK TOUR has arrived...

...tune into the TOUR PAGE to follow the band

 

TONIGHT

Waterfront - Norwich - England

 

Officiial UFO also announced some additional dates later in the year:

More shows just added: Skanevik Blues Festival, Musiktheater Rex, LKA-Longhorn and Hirsch.

 

Dates for the UFO diary, coming up after the current April/May UK tour:

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

23rd October - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
24th October - Germany - Stuttgart - LKA-Longhorn
27th October - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum
12/15th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell

 

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15th April 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL MOGG

 

A Conspiracy Of Stars enters the Japanese BURRN! magazine CHARTS at number 9 in May 2015 issue:

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14th April 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VINNIE MOORE

 

TWO days to go - Thursday Night in Norwich, UK - Let It Roll...

 

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12th April 2015

Phil Mogg interview and Showtime Blue-ray DVD review

 

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10th April 2015

ANDY PARKER INTERVIEW IN UK's MAY ISSUE OF RECORD COLLECTOR - READ HERE

©2015 Record Collector Magazine

 

Reviews are being added to the REVIEWS page, so keep on visiting

SIX DAYS until the UK Tour kicks in

 

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3rd April 2015

Vinnie in the USA March Issue of GuitarPlayer Magazine

 

Spanish Magazine LA HEAVY - May 2015 issue

 

 

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2nd April 2015

One of my favourite additions of the year - ANDY PARKER's Diary Update

 


MARCH 2015


 

30th March 2015

New VM interview

Guitarist Vinnie Moore discusses the new UFO album Conspiracy of Stars

 

MAY ISSUE OF UK

May 2015 Issue of UK's Classic Rock Magazine has a Cover CD titled 'One Nation Under A Groove' with

UFO's 'Devil's In The Detail' as track 2. Other bands include Europe, TOTO, Black Star Riders, The Answer and Nightwish

see full track listing

Also in the Free Mini Magazine that has included some exclusive articles only found in the Digital Edition is the

'Heavy Load: Phil Mogg' article which many of you may have already seen.

UK tour dates advert also appears in this issue

 

 

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28th March 2015

Vinnie appears in the feature "Whats on my iPod" in the May issue of GUITAR WORLD

 

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26th March 2015

USA Magazine - ISSUE 78 - 8/10 review - added to the Reviews page

The Reviews page has had to be split into two pages due to the amazing amount of REVIEWS - 115 so far...

 

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24th March 2015

TWO more Reviews added - both 8/10

 

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23rd March 2015

TWO NEW Album reviews, both scoring 8.5/10

ALBUM REVIEW - 8.5/10

 

SPANISH ALBUM REVIEW - 8.5/10

 

Both reviews added to the REVIEWS PAGE

 

 

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18th March 2015

UFO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

FRANCE AND SPAIN DATES RELEASED

More dates for the UFO diary, coming up after the April/May UK tour:

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7

1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum

12/15th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell

 

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16th March 2015

ONE MONTH TODAY: UK TOUR KICKS OFF

 

Two page spread in next months issue, featuring an exclusive interview with Vinnie Moore - MAGAZINE FB PAGE

 

The reviews keep rollin in - Three more today added to the REVIEWS PAGE

 

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15th March 2015

UFO - VINNIE MOORE TALKS TO THE ROCKPIT

OUR FIRST 'QUICK FIRE 30' INTERVIEW

VINNIE CHECKS IN TO TALK ALL ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM 'A CONSPIRACY OF STARS'

THE LATEST EUROPEAN TOUR, HEADING BACK TO THE USA AND THE MEANING OF LIFE...

MARCH 2015

READ ARTICLE

 

 

 

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14th March 2015

TODAY: Two great album reviews and magazine feature + concert review

German Magazine - BREAK OUT - Article and Review - REVIEW is posted on the REVIEWS PAGE, along with

the 8/10 review from CROSS FIRE:

8/10 ALBUM REVIEW

 

 

CONCERT REVIEW

9th March - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

UFO live in Riffelhof Burgrieden 03/09/2015
Support - Yasi Hofer
One should not believe it's Monday, a rock band occurs and .... the booth is full !!
UFO appeared yesterday in Riffelhof live on and obviously the fans were magnetically attracted.
Rightly, in my view, for the British hard rock band consisting at least since the early 70s, "rocked" the shop of the finest. The 66-year-old lead singer Phil Mogg really gave everything. The remaining band members Paul Raymond (guitar / keyboards), Andy Parker (drums), Rob de Luca (bass) and Vinnie Moore (Lead Guitar) showed all their skills. With songs such as Lights Out, Rock Bottom, Shoot Shoot and from the new CD Run Boy Run and The Killing Kind band had such powerful audience of fun. Of course then was allowed to complete the famous Doctor Doctor not missing - all in all a great evening the previously Yasi Hofer and her band as support opened ... nice to hear again and again how they mastered the guitar whether with All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix or Sweet Autum and MTEC from her debut album Yasi.
Tour for you
Holger and Helen
(more images of this event, soon here in the photo gallery)

VIEW MORE REVIEWS ON THE TOUR PAGE

 

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13th March 2015

The Killing Kind from 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is Number 3 in the WUNSCH Radio Chart

VISIT PAGE

Non-German speakers, the Navigation is described in yesterdays post

 

TOUR NEWS

After a hugely successful tour, the band return home for a well earned rest BUT
will return to the UK next Month, to embark on a seventeen date tour, kicking off on April 16th

APRIL
16 - England - Norwich - Waterfront
17 - England - Cambridge - Junction
18 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
19 - England - Manchester - Ritz
21 - Ireland - Dublin - The Academy
22 - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight
24 - Scotland - Glasgow - O2 ABC
25 - England - Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 - England - Leeds - O2 Academy
28 - England - Nottingham - Rock City
30 - England - Bristol - O2 Academy

MAY
01 - England - Falmouth - Pavilion
02 - England - Exeter - Phoenix
03 - England - Salisbury - City Hall
05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus

SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock
(Kaliakra Stadium)


ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the high volume of entries to this MISTY GREEN AND BLUE webpage,

ALL January and February NEWS items have been moved to their own webpage:

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015 NEWS

Hopefully this will help the 'loading' times in your browser, for those who may not be on Fibre Broadband.

 

ALL REVIEWS, ARTICLES AND RELATED ALBUM NEWS

ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN WEBPAGE, as well as appearing on these NEWS PAGES

 

Finally a 'Retrospective' TOUR PAGE has been added

With all the album releases and NEWS, I just didn't have time to create, but I guess its 'better late than never'!

 

On with business, here is another fine album review

It’s no secret that I am a huge UFO fan.

Not the unidentified flying object of the alien nature, but the English rock band that has been pounding out teeth-rattling rock arrangements since 1969.

The band’s 1979 crushing performance captured on “Strangers in the Night” is still considered by many rock critics (myself included) as one of the finest live rock albums of all time.

I attended my very first UFO concert during high school.

After delivering a barrage of classic tracks like “Lights Out,” “Doctor Doctor,” “Rock Bottom” and “Too Hot to Handle,” I would eventually end up owning the band’s entire discography as well as attempt to catch a show whenever the band would rumble into town.

“A Conspiracy of Stars” is yet another solid performance from smoldering start to fervent finish.

Frontman Phil Mogg leads the way as he follows the same tested and true blues and rock formula that has made UFO legendary.

The scrappy Mogg has always struck me as the type of guy who would have your back in a bar brawl or back alley confrontation.

The 66-year-old singer can still deliver the goods with a gritty, commanding voice that provides plenty of muscle to the simmering lyrics and potent musical assault provided by guitarist Vinnie Moore, keyboardist Paul Raymond, bassist Rob De Luca and drummer Andy Parker.

After 46 years, the band’s offerings still sound fresh, vibrant and relevant.

“The Killing Kind” opens the album in blistering fashion with Moore’s opening guitar riffs ushering in Parker’s thundering drumming and Mogg’s menacing vocals.

Moore’s guitar prowess is front and center on the hard-driving “Run Boy Run” and “Ballad of the Left Hand Gun.”

Mogg’s soulful, gutsy vocals assertively fuel the ominous “Devil’s in the Details” and boisterous “Messiah of Love.” Acclaimed producer Chris Tsangarides accentuates the veteran band’s confident swagger on robust rockers like “The Real Deal” and “One and Only,” while also showcasing a softer side on the melodic “Precious Cargo.”

“A Conspiracy of Stars” contains enough of a spark to keep UFO flying high for another few years.

Clint Rhodes is the Herald-Standard music reviewer. He can be reached at crhodes@heraldstandard.com. ©2015

 

Vinnie Moore (UFO) on 1962 - 1966

 

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12th March 2015

LAST DATE TONIGHT AND SEVENTEENTH OF THIS LEG OF THE TOUR

TODAY: - Choller Halle - Zug - Switzerland

 

ALBUM RATING: 10/10 - See ALBUM PAGE

UFO: A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV)

Okay; where the hell do you start with a band as legendary as UFO? Formed in 1969, loved by metal icons like Steve Harris and the rest of Iron Maiden and a million others as well as being responsible for anthems such as Doctor Doctor, Rock Bottom, Only You Can Rock Me and Too Hot To Handle, there is little to say by way of introduction. A Conspiracy Of Stars is as fresh an album as those early massively influential slabs of 1970s rock, such as Phenomenon and Force It. Their last album, Seven Deadly was a seriously underrated chunk of old school bluesy rock and the latest release continues in that vein. Opener Killing Kind is easy, laid back and yet exactly right. Phil Mogg’s vocals are as good as they ever were; soulful and relaxed yet powerful and distinctive. Run Boy Run stomps along, with Vinnie Moore, surely one of the most brilliant guitarists in rock peeling off solos for fun. Meanwhile in the engine room, Andy Parker effortlessly hammers out the beat. Moore’s performance on the whole of this album is blistering, and anyone wanting Metal Mickey back needs to back off on this performance. Moore holds his own on the old school classics in the live arena and on this release once more demonstrates that he is the man. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun has a groove laden blues feel, and like all of the track on this excellent release just appears so damn easy. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun is a real gem of track, allowing all members of the band to demonstrate why they are such absolute legends. Laced throughout the tracks are the reserved keyboards of stalwart Paul Raymond, a man who has anchored UFO with his rhythm guitar work for many years. 

I have to confess, that like Saxon and Thin Lizzy, the classic rock of UFO is incredibly dear to me. UFO were only the third band I saw live, in 1982 on the Mechanix tour. It was a love affair that I've never tired of maintaining and to hear an album that is still relevant in an era of aggressive metalcore and generic rubbish fills me with joy. Tracks such as Sugar Cane, Precious Cargo and Rolling Rolling showcase the lighter side of the band, whilst retaining a steely underbelly. Meanwhile Devils In The Detail, One And Only and album closer King Of The Hill are just perfect rock tunes, unmistakeably oozing with the UFO sound. Eleven tracks of superb classic British rock. The recent announcement that they will headline the Steelhouse Festival guarantees that I and at least one other member of the MoM crew, (the illustrious Ed no less) will be in a field on the top of the Gwent mountains on the last weekend of July raising a beer to the old school classics and some of the gems from this and other recent albums. Brilliant in the live arena, I cannot recommend them to you enough and if you call yourself a metal head then you should ensure they receive your support. The godfathers of UK hard rock, alongside Sabbath, Purple and Priest.

Live and on record: UFO simply rock. 10/10

©2015 All rights reserved

RADIO STATIONS

German Radio Station have added ACOS to their Library

For those who cant read German:

On the right side of each song there's a blue button with "Angezeigte Version wählen". Click that.
Then they'll offer you 2 stations, on the left the main station, on the right the Top 100.
When there is a lot of red text is below, you can't request it because the band has been played in
the last 120 minutes (That's the restriction they have).
When there is a green button saying "kostenlos wünschen" click that and the request will will be
queued and later played.

The link to the tutorial

 

UK ROCK STATION - gtfm

On the Rock Show this week is the Featured Album of the Week: UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

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11th March 2015

TODAY: - Jazzhaus - Freiburg - Germany

 

UFO - 7.3.2015, Zlín, Masters of Rock Café - PHOTOS

UFO - VIEW PHOTOS

©2015 - Radek Šich Foto

 

READ FULL REPORT and VIEW PHOTOS - ©2015

 

LIVE REVIEW: UFO - 6 March 2015 - Cracow, Poland

I was really curious to see the band 6 years after last time. Thank to good heavens they are keeping business in the same vein as Europe and Uriah Heep - every three years new record and a tour that is not exactly just cutting off the coupons and earning money for another scheme-in gig, with the same all setlist for years

UFO - THE MUSIC

Squeezed into a 90 minutes set, UFO's concert really promises to be a thrilling "no holds barred" ride. And as always it also seems to be a challenge on how to structure the live set not to be replaying "Strangers In The Night" classic live album on and again. Audience favourites are all too many (some people in Cracow felt let down, not being offered "Love To Love" in the set), yet again UFO work consequently to be promoting their recent releases as a main goal added to serving the fans with the string of the beloved classic tracks. Since the tour started, the band had dropped the number of the newest CD tracks from 4 to 2, leaving in at the same time 3 best cuts from the previous offering "Seven Deadly". Result becomes a decent offering of their recent repetiore, at the same time the new staples are sitting quite comfortably among the old chestnuts.

Overall feeling about the set construction is more than positive. Mother Mary is turning fourty this year and still sounds almost electrocuttingly exciting, great opener. Venus taken off the '95 reunion period is great, convincing rocker with hints of accoustic passages. There were no unnecessary ballad / accoustic / solo show-offs slopes during the set, with the exception of the wonderful contemplative Burn Your House Down, being a real showstopper for both Moore (who played spine electrifying solo in the middle) and Mogg leading tandem. And a true cherry on the top of it all was the inclusion of the Paul Chapman era rocker We Belong To The Night near the end of the main set, which went down very well despite band's hesitations (Phil was warning the audience that they haven't been playing it for a long time) and was rapturously received by the audience. Now this is how one should undust the old broom! All the rest was classic after classic, done with conviction and still sending the fatithful European fans into bliss of frenzy.

And now on the star of the show. The hero. And the stealer of glory, a real black horse of the race. Vinnie Moore. WHAT A PERFORMANCE from the Man. I was immensely impressed by him the first time I saw UFO 6 years ago, of which I duly spoke and exclaimed then. Still, by all accounts, Friday evening proved to show that this 2009 gig still was a restrained sort of performance from Moore. He was more in his own zone then, than playing out. Not now, in 2015. He was mesmerizing and TOTALLY ALL-OUT. Smiling, running around the stage, pointing out to the excited people in the audience, looking up to the balconies, giving away picks, singing the lyrics, posing and being all around engaged into boosting up the party atmosphere and looking like he was having time of his life. What a thrill, what I joy to watch this man. Did all that undermine his playing? Not for a microne it did. His playing was MONSTEROUS. Nothing has changed in his main department - he did all one could expect from a flawless guitar performance. Dexterity, speed, feeling, excitement, mindblowing runs and phrases - as usual all with loads of conviction and illimitable taste every note, lick and bend. It's beyond me how can one get so close to perfect in combining show-off with musical taste and excitement - because there was a lot of rock and roll excitement in the way he played. Rock Bottom might have run for 15 minutes or so, but if it went for half an hour, you wouldn't have noticed. He could play on and on and your jaw-drop wouldn't pick up anyway. Astounding, mesmerising. Vinnie is invincible, he still has it all perfectly balanced between the boom of shred and glory of virtuosity. He WAS the leader and the main attraction on stage all night and I think many would agree he totally stole and owned the show WITHOUT blowing the bandmates off the stage. That's the effort of the perfect musicianship fit, I guess. An absolute hero, hints of worship in what I say are totally justified. When a total package guitarist is on your project want list, he should be at the top of it to do it, period. 

Of note is also how effective his guitar logistics on stage was: he had handily near the stall with accoustic guitar to play passages in Venus and a stool with slide and e-bow which he used for effects in the new track The Killing Kind. Otherwise, there were no tech fireworks - one, rather minimalistic, pedalboard with basic effects and two guitars used (the red one and graphite one). The result: glorious. All in the hands, mind and the mood of a wizard. Wonderful.

Get all above mixed and meshed with classic rock hungry crowd of 800+, ranging in age from 17 to 67, constantly going apeshit during classics and chanting "U-F-O!!!" every now and again, and you can imagine that it was a hell of an exciting evening. They still rock out and they are still able to excite and satisfy the crowd when experienced live. If they tour near you in promotion of "A Conspiracy Of Stars" - don't miss them out, you will enjoy it.



Set:
Mother Mary; Lights Out; Fight Night; Wonderland; Run Boy Run; Venus; Only You Can Rock Me; The Killing Kind; Burn Your House Down; Cherry; We Belong to the Night; Rock Bottom
Encore: Doctor Doctor, Shoot Shoot

Vinnie Moore - guitar; Phill Mogg - vocals; Paul Raymond - keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals; Andy Parker - drums; Rob De Luca - bass, backing vocals

(C), (P) Marcin Karski, 2015

 

To some of us out here UFO will always hold a special place in our hearts. As the great people’s rock band of the late 70’s and early 80’s they were peerless, but internal machinations and  the abuse of various substances progressively painted them into a corner that only their music could save them from. If you look at their body of work from ’73 to ’78 its hard to imagine a better purveyor of gritty Hard Rock, and despite various line-up changes and infighting through the early 80’s they still managed to emerge ahead of the pack. UFO was also the first Rock band I ever saw live and believe me on that stage they had few peers when they could hold it together.


Since 2004’s ‘You Are Here’ the band has been consistent and relatively stable and whilst they have never managed to capture their previous heights they have still maintained that unmistakable sound.  ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’ is their fifth album since 2004 and it sees the band in fine fettle.


Opening with ‘The Killing Kind’ the UFO 2015 vintage is a definite good year, and in the band’s 46th year that is a feat in itself.  What you get from the off is real rock and roll – a persistent riff and Mogg’s distinctive vocals and phrasing, with a distinctively laid back hook that gives you the feeling that something special is in store.
‘Run Boy Run’ adds more than a little grunt to the mix and as a change of pace ‘Ballad of the Left Hand Gun’ shows that  UFO still has that capacity to throw the old curve-ball with a nice bluesy swagger and smoky bar-room aesthetic, as Mogg’s lyrics swirl above you in that very smoke. Mixed by the more than capable Chris Tsangarides we’re also in very safe hands sonically as he manages to make ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’ both thoroughly recognisable and yet surprisingly palatable to younger listeners not privy to the UFO legacy.


‘Sugar Cane’ swaggers in on the back of keys and an airy bluesy guitar and delivers a nice low key slice of modern-day UFO awash with sweet melody; as a contrast ‘Devil’s In the Detail’ is all about the melody and despite the similar mid-tempo dynamics it’s all about the drive.


‘Precious Cargo’ stands out in so many ways from Mogg’s wonderful sublime yet down-to-earth lyric to the almost early-Whitesnake bluesy pace and ethereal guitar: 22 studio albums in UFO still stand proud. ‘The Real Deal’ that follows adds a pure classic rock riff to the mix that wraps nicely around the vocal; ‘One and Only’ adds a little more vigour before falling back into distinctive UFO territory – a mix of melody and subdued charm.
The three tracks that close the album are equally as formidable: ‘Messiah of Love’ slides in on a hypnotic riff and a growl that again references the blues and builds into a solid rocker; whilst ‘Rollin’ Rollin’ weighs in as a five-minute-plus minor classic. Wrapping it all up ‘King of the Hill’ just cements a great album with a  succinct appendix distilled from the very essence of the album. It may be brief but it’s as memorable as anything here and a great way to close proceedings.


Aside from Mogg’s wonderful lyrical touches this really sounds like Vinnie Moore’s album – throughout he’s given full reign to go for broke and to be honest he wins the day; UFO may well have had more incendiary guitarists in the past but here he shows that he can be himself and nod to the bands history simultaneously. This is one that will surprise many new listeners and keep the faithful happy until those tour dates kick in and you see UFO in their pomp.


Highly recommended, and not just for the faithful.

©2015 by Mark Rockpit

 

Translated from French:

22nd album already for UFO dinosaur rockers, but first since long album presents a stable line-up. For indeed Rob De Luca, who accompanies the group on the road for more than three years, is being inducted as an official bass player. It will even sign a few strong songs about the band's repertoire. Another new exit Tommy Newton. And it is in England with Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Malmsteen, Priest) that our quintet boxed "A Conspiracy Of Stars".

If he brings his warm to the group, allowing the passage of finding keyboards Paul Raymond, probably he pushed training to play again with the heart than with the head. 'The Killing Kind' launches the UFO on the rails of unfeigned pleasure. Phil Mogg seems in great shape and the final solo Vinnie Moore recalls that UFO has always been home to great guitarists. 'King Of The Hill' to the heady rhythm, 'Rolling Rolling' or 'Sugar Cane' in the style Solid Blues Rock, who has not sworn the last Bonamassa, sweat authenticity and joy of playing. Such as Deep Purple or Europe today, UFO appears to release the pressure and go out of competition, seeking above all to have fun, to do what he does best without worrying about the opinions of columnists. And this is by raising the foot pedal (that bluesy side spring so on some songs) that the group enchants us.

But beware, "A Conspiracy Of Stars" does not become cushy, however, and in this atmosphere more sedate, blows splinters are only more explosives. Thus the hit in the original sense of the term 'Devils In Detail' (a title that only old timers can hold with such class), 'Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun' Southern Rock and feeling that still sees once Mogg keep the bar as well as Gillan at the same age or 'The Real Deal' (mid-tempo like a square apéri'cube) will give all the necessary balance and relief to the album. In the same vein, the classic 'Messiah Of Love' and its sunny guitar melody to Ugly Kid Joe will also please the fans of the hardest UFO (even if the rhythm smells Funk Rock) while 'Precious Cargo', another small pleasure herself the group, will pour into a Folk Rock joyful, peaceful and rich Raymond keyboards atmospheres. Let us not forget here the work of Moore offers some riffs and solos Dante nor that of Parker who sets the pace with a sacred fishing.

An album all he has to be more mature in the end, which, if it does not contain the hit of the century, knows no dead time, however, and to which is 4 stars out of 5

©2015

 

CD Review: UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars
Steamhammer/SPV
All Access Rating: B+

Phil Mogg's toughness is legendary. He's never been accused of being soft as a lyricist either, as the pugnacious piece of work "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," from the new UFO album A Conspiracy of Stars, so perfectly illustrates.

As Mogg sings about stepping over the prone body of a champ "past his prime," he still sounds as if he's ready to take on all comers and knock them flat on their sorry asses with sturdy, gritty tales about hardship, survival and the dark side of romantic attachment and emotion.

His lyrics are as sharp and pointed as ever, his economy of language and astute, if somewhat cynical, observations of human relations still jarringly poetic, as he talks of love and possession in the violent, well-structured opener "The Killing Kind," a song covered in melodic ivy hiding a rhythmic brick wall. The weatherbeaten "Devils in the Details" is similarly constructed, with A Conspiracy of Stars – out soon via Steamhammer/SPV and produced by Chris Tsangarides, once a 14-year-old studio trainee on the band's 1970 debut UFO 1– coming off as a series of bare-knuckled, bluesy hard-rock combination punches, the meanest being "Run Boy Run" and "Messiah Of Love," with their nasty grooves plowed into hard ground.

Nothing else on the occasionally generic A Conspiracy of Stars has the confident swagger and rough swing of "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," although "Sugar Cane" comes awfully close, as UFO flexes its muscle with Paul Raymond's simmering, smoggy keyboards and Vinnie Moore's tastefully executed guitar leads menacing the rugged work of drummer Andy Parker and bassist Rob DeLuca. The hooks of A Conspiracy of Stars grab for a sure foothold, and more often than not, their grip is strong, as with "The Real Deal," which sounds a bit like the Rolling Stones of more recent vintage. Often, the record, so full of good, solid rock songs that consistently hit that sweet spot, has all the rush of a cocaine binge, and although it was recorded in Britain, it feels American, rough and ornery but also full of heart and the wisdom that comes with age.

©2015 – Peter Lindblad

 

4.5/5 RATING

Translated from French

UFO
A Conspiracy Of Stars
Steamhammer / SPV
Hard-Rock
4.5 / 4

UFO-coverLa legend is back with a 21st saucer without bassist "historic", Pete Way, but with singer Phil Mogg, the original drummer, Andy Parker and keyboardist / guitarist Paul Raymond, in charge. The purists will surely rejoice the content in this album. The band always plays good old hard'n'roll dear to him. "Run Boy Run", "Devil In Details" and "Rolling Rolling" are all titles to fit-in tempos and catchy choruses while the quieter passages "Precious Cargo" or "The Real Deal" offer the possibility to performers to leave their seventies feeling flourish. The general atmosphere of this album is very bluesy, in the image of "Sugar Cane" certified true anthology blues with an old organ. A Conspiracy Of Stars is a puck out of time, out of standards but is packed with quality. Truck of the first generation metal, UFO offers a sober and subtle musical notes illuminated by Vinnie Moore, Delaware virtuoso. Brilliant and timeless!

[Ph. Saintes]

©2015

 

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10th March 2015

Groundbreaking News


UFO`s new album, 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is the highest new entry in the

CZ official charts, entering at # 18! Congratulations!!!

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TODAY - Dorster Festhalle - Osterode - Germany

 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK - USA Magazine

THANKS TO EVERYONE who Voted for

A Conspiracy Of Stars making it the Album of the Week

As reported on the REVOLVER website:

In last week’s album of the week poll, you, the fans, voted UFO to the top spot,
for their album ‘A Conspiracy of Stars.’ Check out the top five vote-getters below:

1. UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars
2. Sons of Texas – Baptized in the Rio Grande
3. Various Artists – Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute
4. Scorpions – Return to Forever
5. Leviathan – Scar Sighted

Stay tuned for this week’s poll, which will be live tomorrow on RevolverMag.com.
Until then, you can check out UFO’s “Run Boy Run” from ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’

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LIVE REPORT + PHOTOS

Lithuania Concert Report

Many influential rock veterans have not visited again after Lithuania, while in London the group "UFO" in our country still elude. But in the end of March 2015, the 5th of their spaceship, and more precisely, the bus stopped at the Vilnius Forum Palace House. British quintet (although bassist Rob De Luca is often presented as a supporting musician in concerts, but he is not one of "UFO" song co-author) came for a reason, and the present one and a half weeks ago, published 21 th album, "A Conspiracy of Stars."
A time is not the best - in the first half of March events lawn one another, so economising the viewer is really no choice. It seemed that the darkest predictions will come true - left before the start of the concert hall for several minutes was such a picture: a majority of seats filled, all the edges of the hall, which can lean on, as well as take, but the very middle of the room žioj?jo emptiness. However, after a little empty space is decreased, and when it came time for heating, has stood in no small detachment of spectators.


Heat honor guests from London went to its people Polarized glasses "who exactly 20 hours. began his performance. Group leader Sarunas Ma?iulis, before the play Reze long congratulations and full of nostalgic memories of the language, followed by a good old song "Living Horse. After a couple of time-tested hits sounds fresher creative - ilgame?iam former AC / DC guitarist Malcolm Young is dedicated to "Red Apples", and then they immediately slowed down the pace of playing "As well, it does not need to get up early tomorrow."


Before almost every song is representing the charismatic frontman long ongoing works, which are not spare the audience applauded. While most viewers simply part of the concert is closely monitoring the spectacle, but halfway through the show, after a little rouse - here and there already rise to the top, or at least shaken hands to stroke.
Warm-up intended for half an hour goes by swamp thoughts or group will get the chance to play their biggest hits - "Trees without leaves and Polarized glasses. Unfortunately, the last chord is selected only the latter work. The fact that the song was not played in the trees a little upset, but for such a bold step - respect for musicians, because that does not bind to the popular schlagers. Assuming the final word on "polarized glasses - the half hour was very different from what we saw later, but the time passed very quickly.


Based on the premises hung evening program, now - 30-minute break for guests to prepare a scene from the British. However, the service staff very quickly picks up with the tasks entrusted to them and introductory tune starts playing in the event for a few minutes before the scheduled start of the show. Closer to the scene gather more audience - Forum Palace is a capacitance and a much larger crowd of lovers rock, but this time the guests were to meet in good faith. Finally, one after another came on the scene this evening's heroes, each of which is found a hearty applause.
Although perhaps only with the consent of the street guitarist Vinnie Moore and bassist Rob De Luca might think you just overlooked the rock star and the rest of "UFO" prašalie?iais musicians keep in simple, but still no one-note nesugrojus seemed that all of the musicians playing over energy spread, which for many years delighting audiences and inspire other artists.
The show starts with a classical piece "Mother Mary". Great sound, fun performance and attentive, but negailinti applause of the audience. This brief greeting - another cult song "Lights Out." Concerts often the chorus line "lights out in London" is replaced by the city where concerts, titled. Very well sound Vilnius? I can bet that the "UFO frontman Phil Mogg has earned tremendous respect would, if the song is mentioned the name of the capital of our country. But, unfortunately, this did not happen. Perhaps due to the fact that the band did not play for Latvia and Estonia ("UFO" came from Poland, and after the concert in Vilnius returned to her), at the same time that impression that the country singer hesitated he currently performs Lithuanian accent and it was possible to hear just a little bit later.


But let us return to the musical part. As rockers brought new songs and baggage from the last two albums were "pulled" three songs and the listener. Quiet audience, nowhere near neprimenanti thrash metal concerts stormy crowd, relax a little when playing the song "Venus", decorated with an impressive guitarist Vinnie Moore solo number.
After another classic hit "Only You Can Rock Me," and one of the new songs to the audience presented penultimate album, "Seven Deadly" ballad "Burn Your House Down". Well done and a stunning blue background composition aired yet left a better impression than studijiniame record.


After each song wires British jokes, Phil Mogg Lithuanian learn to say the word "thank you", "advertise" easy drinking water and a couple of songs rejoices audience. Left at the end of "Rock Bottom", which, as has become customary at concerts, "stretched" by at least 10 minutes, but it certainly was not boring - Vinnie Moore, virtuoso technique could nežav?ti and even a little funny was some solo time went on behind the scenes rested P.Mogg towards the stage and he paused for a few seconds, as if allowing the guitarist to enjoy at least a little attention.


After saying goodbye to all the musicians and the audience leaves the stage. Abundant ovation and chanted throughout the group name encourage Brits to return soon. "Doctor Doctor" - this song (like "Lights Out" or "Rock Bottom") have already drebinusi Forum Palace walls ago, when almost three years here have been performed in "UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. This, now the original group performed the song, and "Shoot Shoot" finally ends tonight. Very quickly and divided again goodbye to the audience and disappeared behind the scenes musicians left the hope that we will hear another song, but turned the background music has meant that today than "Love To Love" nor "Belladonna" stops.


Despite a couple of minor flaws, "UFO" with a vengeance justified expectations. Quite surprising that the group has so far been performed in Lithuania, this performance really Timely - although some "UFO" elderly members, but full of ideas, enthusiasm and energy. It was a great evening of the old hard rock. I have no doubt that among the congregation that viewers were those who waited for several decades.



Photo. author: VYTENIS Jurevicius
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PHOTOS FROM THE UFO CONCERT IN KRAKOW - POLAND

Vinnie Moore
Phil Mogg
Andy Parker
Rob De Luca
Paul Raymond

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61 UFO Photos from the Warsaw concert

 

Vinnie Moore
Phil Mogg
Andy Parker
Rob De Luca
Paul Raymond

 

UFO - Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - phil mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

Phil Mogg

 

Vinnie Moore

 

Andy Parker

 

Rob De Luca

 

Paul Raymond

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Translated from Spanish

"45 years of music career and still billing records at a high level"
45 years in the limelight. There is nothing. The British UFO again deliver new album, the 22nd of his career. A nearly one every two years. And keep up three of the original members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond and Andy Parker. Obviously, that is not Michael Schenker, although recent statements made Popular 1, would not mind returning to work in the future with the group. In place and already 12 years is Vinnie Moore, a guy who was going to corremástiles, but at anchor in UFO has found a stability that has made him mature as a guitarist and, frankly, does a commendable job in the group.
 
Do not expect to find on this album a new "Lights Out" or "Force it", that has passed into history. Most of the groups have a creative climax lasting at most 3 or 4 and the rest descends discs in quality. With UFO is no different. But, what we are still doing solid disks as rocks, one of the characteristics of this group forever. Already pay more than a new group for composing the songs as they do these British.
 
This is not a job to fill a discogafía badly and have an excuse for a new tour, no. What you see on the disc is a compositional work as only these veterans groups can do. All topics have their special touch, from the initial "The Killing Kind" with a fairly simple beginning and developing more elaborate in terms of melody until the final "King Of The Hill" with a spectacular guitar-work of Moore. You will not find singles hit as you can check some groups like hotcakes, but hearing "Run Boy Run", "Sugar Cane" or gorgeous (and perhaps the best song on the album) "Devils In The Detail", you realize that these types were born to make music until the day they die.
 
Production has also helped that the result is so satisfying, with a sound according to the characteristics of the group, and a professional from those of postin at the controls, none other than Mr. Chris Tsangarides, regular contributor to Judas Priest, Y & T, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and even our Red Baron. The years take their toll, but Phil Mogg continues to maintain that feeling with his voice as distinctive and, although over the years (I guess, live, be more obvious) disk perfectly fulfills noticed. That said, a group of 45-year career with such a great mistake at this point it seems incredible album.

 

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

Posted by Kalle

Translated from German:

There appears to be present, a certain rhythm in recent years because it took again a new album on the market by UFO. This one had but to be honest not expected. But the band seems to experience something like a second spring and is popular with the fans, as they were a few years ago. Strong Fanzuwachs also from the young field of rock fans can be observed that the men should be happy to Phil Mogg. The band has been around since 1969 and has had so many members as only a few bands. Nevertheless, they have remained true to herself and her music over the years.

Then comes down on the new album a change or the odd surprise? Well, I do not want to say that they have again written a hit as "Doctor, Doctor" and I did not expect. The album ow actually more on the skills of Vinnie Moore on guitar. It is exactly this is very dominant in the 10 pieces. Pronounced solo parts were installed. The band has come over the years, something more to their senses and rely on what they can. Write rock songs where you can move without expending itself. Cosy head bobbing, good pluck the strings or just enjoy - when you hear the album, you'll make something of it in any case. Well done Hard Rock from London who is bored at any time, but the leaves a forgotten time. It is the perfect music for relaxing summer evenings when the sun sets a little cookout with friends runs. The boys have never forgotten how to make music, they have it in the blood. And that's what they make you spühren to "A Conspiracy Of Stars". Phil is strongly of the voice, Andy on drums has no large excursions in terms of speed. He can take it rather cozy. Paul on second guitar and the keyboard is excellent to hear and Rob de Luca on bass, can claim also quite here and there a few seconds for themselves.

The album is mixed well to brisk mid-tempo numbers and quiet, I'd almost say swing numbers, pieces. UFO are legends of hard rock and they have influenced so many bands with their music. With the album make old and new fans nothing wrong. You can look forward to pure UFO. But best the band is still, if they live rock the stage. Enjoy as long as it is still permitted us !!! I hope for many more years.
©2015

Translated from Italian:

UFO - "A Conspiracy of Stars"

by drawing on feb.21, 2015, under ALBUM, U

copufo2 (Steamhammer / SPV) Better to be honest: the undersigned UFO has heard plenty of productions initials and those of the first half of the 80s, things like "Mechanix" and "No Place to Run", in addition to the recent, 2012, " Seven Deadly "(HERE).

The importance of Paul Raymond, Phil Mogg and the other is unknown. The band was born in the ashes of Swinging London, exploded with "UFO 1", "Flying" and so on. The British authors of "Doctor Doctor" have evolved as a spectacular comet, went through the bright skies of rock, the space rock prog and then the NWOBHM, becoming a reference for many.

We are in 2015, and after forty-years UFO still fly in the sky of music, clearly visible, not mysterious but elegant. "A Conspiracy of Stars" is an album which must be accountable to the readers, the most seasoned to those who want to learn new names (though old) and the writer takes her hours to go over and maybe discover sounds and songs from that time are missing. With "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun" rock blues darting, load and energetic bursts as in the early 70s, almost wonder if this song was buried in a drawer or in a tape and that it was time to dust off this force of nature, however simple and modal both in its construction. UFOs have landed and they show with classical aerodynamics but sparkling, curated by the production of Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore).

Parker, Raymond and Mogg are joined by Vinnie Moore, lead guitar in 2003, and from the bottom of Robert De Luca, in the band by a few years. The new material seems to have been written entirely by Vinnie Moore and in fact here is that the guitar oriented of the pieces is all too obvious (please listen to a song like "Devil's in the Detail" for confirmation). Songs that have charge and excellent solos, as well as bridge and moments built and structured. It Moore is the focus, but has around a set that decorate the most of its six strings. "Sugar Kane" opens with the magic of synth Paul Raymnd, the rest is driven by Moore's blazing guitar and voice of Phil Mogg for one of the best songs on the album, as is "Precious Cargo" denoting a compositional fully fit. Album of good quality, played with care and quality, as always when talking about UFOs.

(Alberto Vitale) Rating: 7.5 / 10

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9th March 2015

TODAY: - Riffelhof - Burgrieden/Ulm - Germany

 

 

UFO still charting here in the UK, in their second week

#13 - Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40

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#28 - Official Independenent Album Chart Top 50

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ANDY PARKER INTERVIEW

I always love Andy's interviews as he gives us all a great insight into the 'workings' of the band, here is the latest and enjoyable:

Translated from Italian

THE STARS STILL SHINE

Hardly a hard swinging as "A Conspiracy Of Stars" will be remembered as a significant chapter in substantial discography of UFOs. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize the collective English iron will continue to go their own way with passion and tenacity, later than forty-five years spent traveling the world through thick and thin. Our questions answered by a friendly and talkative Andy Parker, historic drummer of the British band, determined in wanting to prove to us all that Our still have many things to say ...

"A CONSPIRACY OF STARS 'AND' A DISC THAT WILL 'DEFINITELY APPRECIATED BY THE CLASSIC ROCK FAN PIU'ACCANITI DESPITE IT IS PRESENT IN BEN FEW SURPRISES ...
"I disagree, although I understand your point of view. If you were hoping to find in it a significant evolution of our sound you're off the road, man (laughs, ed). The new chapter is simply the natural continuation of our last three albums and it sounds very heavy and compact. I came back to join the group in 2005, after a break and I recorded with the boys 'The Monkey Puzzle', 'The Visitor' and 'Seven Deadly', the works of which I am very proud. I hope that fans of the genre will appreciate our proposal. "

HOW ARE BORN IDEAS THAT HAVE TAKEN LIFE IN THE NEW ALBUM?
"In a completely natural, Gennaro. We were all together in the rehearsal room to discuss how we wanted to set the new job. Each of us has proposed many suggestions and ideas, then developed and perfected. We went into the studio with thirteen songs, we recorded them, but finally we decided to discard them. And 'the process of natural selection, I mean? ".

FROM WHAT YOU HAVE TAKEN THE INSPIRATION FOR COVER?
"Once you decide the title of the album, we had developed a number of possibilities in terms of graphics. E 'was Phil Mogg to have lighting decisive (laughs, ed) and I think it is right that each of you be their own idea about the meaning that we wanted to hide behind the concept. Somehow we were inspired by the historical covers of Hipgnosis (famous photo studio that has created, among others, to the iconic images of Pink Floyd, ed), that hide different and multiple readings. "

WHAT 'STATE YOUR APPROACH IN STUDIO DURING RECORDING?
"In the last three discs each of us has seen its shares on its own. It started from a riff or an idea of ??Vinnie Moore and subsequently each performed their task, everything ended there. This time we were all together in the studio, we have actively shared our ideas and this factor has given us a great deal of energy. For a moment it seemed to return to the old days and it was a great feeling. "

WHO HAS 'BUSY PRODUCTION?
"We relied on a professional established himself as Chris Tsangarides, who has done a great job with Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and many others. Actually our paths had already crossed in 1974 in Morgan Studios in London, during the recording of 'Phenomenon'. Chris at the time it was getting the bones as a sound engineer, while we were a fixture. Despite the latest works have been recorded in Germany, this time we decided to go back home in England. It has created a relaxed and positive, it was a pleasure working with him. "

WHAT 'YOUR SONG OF PREFERRED "A CONSPIRACY OF STARS"?
"Overall I am very excited with the end result that we got. If I have to choose a song, definitely opt for 'Sugar Cane' and 'King Of The Hill'. "

FACT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DECIDED TO PUT YOUR LATTER SIMPLY AS BONUS TRACK ... HAS A SHOOT CRAZY!
"The SPV has decided to publish the disc in two versions: the 'regular' which contains ten songs, while the digipack foresees eleven o'clock. The choice fell on 'King Of The Hill', because we wanted to reward the most loyal audience, giving a further sign of quality and not just filler. "

LONG IN YOUR CAREER YOU CONSTANTLY PRODUCT MATERIAL INEDITO, OFTEN QUALITATIVELY EXCELLENT. DO NOT YOU EVER TIRED TO CONTINUE WITH THE SAME RHYTHMS OF THE PAST?
"As a drummer I recorded twenty albums and I can guarantee that it is not always easy to not repeat itself (laughs, ed). The same can be true for a painter or an artist in general: what really matters in every opportunity to engage and give the best of themselves. The musicians laziest can leverage tricks offered by the technology, but I guarantee you it's not my case. Perhaps my secret is the fact that I still enjoy as a time to play the drums, I think that passion is crucial. "

ANDY, ARE IN TURN AWAY FROM 1969. WHAT 'YOUR OPINION ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE MUSICAL?
"Technology plays a vital role in our business and it is certainly positive that anyone can make a record without necessarily turn to an expensive recording studio. The Internet has become an essential tool for sharing your music, unfortunately the downside is that everyone feels entitled to steal entire discographies without paying a cent. When I was a kid I could not wait to go at a record store to discover new bands and buy their records, but now it is enough to have a connection to download entire discographies virtual. These actions not only damage the world of music, but also that of the cinema and it is really a shame. "

"No Heavy Petting" And 'CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST JOBS' undervalued UFO OF WHAT YOU MUST tell REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH DANNY PEYRONEL THE KEYBOARD?
"It 'was a very interesting and creative, we decided to expand our orizzionti inserting a keyboard player in the squad. Thanks to the input of Danny, the new compositions have become a more diverse and are still satisfied with the result of the final 'No Heavy Petting'. The album contains some great songs to be reassessed as 'Can You Roll Her' and 'Highway Lady'. Danny is a guy extremely gifted and talented, but we had to separate early, because we had a completely different musical path to take. "

You like to tell a funny anecdote ON MICHAEL SCHENKER?
"Yes, of course (laughs, ed). In 1974, Michael joined the UFO and for a time we shared an apartment. At the time he was a boy to say the least exuberant and could not stay quiet at night only when he decided to go to sleep off somewhere else. "

YOU NEVER PLACED ON PURPOSE Subliminal MESSAGES IN YOUR ALBUM?
"Yes, at the beginning of our career. You can find them included in 'Flying', for example. At the time we were in love with the sound 'space rock' and at the same time turning a lot of drugs, so it was not difficult to experience strange things in the studio (laughs, ed). Do not worry, you'll never find prayers or allusions to the devil, nor strange animal noises (laughter, ed). "

WHO INFLUENCED YOUR WAY TO PLAY? WHAT 'S YOUR FAVOURITE DRUMMER?
"The list of musicians that I love is long, but if I have to choose who was, who is and who will be my favorite drummer until the end of my days is definitely John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Has always stood by his colleagues, thanks to its approach to the groove, unique and devastating. "

WHAT FEELING WHEN YOUR FAN ARE wondering A PHOTO OR AN AUTOGRAPH? Do you still enjoy OR SIMPLY DOES PART OF THE GAME?
"Honestly, I'm still happy when a guy comes to ask for an autograph, because I am convinced that UFOs have an extremely loyal fan base and true to our word. Chat with people who listen and appreciate our music, gives us the energy needed to give the best of ourselves."

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CONCERT REVIEW AND PHOTOS

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

starring: UFO; Crowd
place, date: Cracow, Square, 03/06/2015

UFO grywa?o in recent years in Poland several times. Only somehow I could not choose. I do not remember if I was not at hand, or maybe I did not want to move beyond the radius ass a hundred kilometers from the place of residence. No, but this time as a UFO landed in Krakow, is such an occasion not to be missed. I love these old gingerbread. Why, it is one of the most important bands in hard rock. Their style is called the missing link between the classic hard rock and New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. On the other species exerted a great influence and a lot of mainstream NWOBHM bands confessed to the inspiration older colleagues. Including Iron Maiden.

Initially, the work of a UFO was largely spacerockowa. Later, however, said that they want to put on a more compact hard rock hit. The group soon joined youthful genius of the guitar, which Michael Schenker from the Scorpions (brother Rudolf). Started out great success, and the rest - as they say - is history. Of course, each team has its "ups and downs". UFO also had its "downs". Especially in the 80s, when they sought their identity in the new times (as did even with Uriah Heep), and went to them several weaker discs. But there is nothing to fear, because of that, of course, the material does not perform at concerts.

Two days earlier, the team played in Warsaw "Barn". The capital club was also the organizer of the two Polish gigs. Organized a competition for the support acts. As a result, before the star played: Warsaw Thermit in the "Barn" and Cracow Crowd in Quadrant.

Concerts took off after 20, with a few minutes late. At the beginning of local support, and thus Crowd. They play metal widely understood, but distinguished by the fact (at least in Poland) that combine with the male female vocal. This is one of those bands where the game six people, even as everyone looks only at the singer. Well, I do not know if everyone, I'm back. Sound selectivity typically have our support, but maybe it's just my impression, because I was close to the stage, on the right, near the columns. It is known that the concert is often a dilemma - either transparent sound, or a good view. I chose the latter. UFO was obviously better sound system. Music Crowd gathered generally liked, though not fit the style of the British (and two Americans) with UFOs. Young performers were delighted that may occur before such a large audience. It should be mentioned that the "Square" was bursting at the seams. So transient fashion, and awesome classic rock will always have loyal customers. In the audience age disputes to be shot, but of course there were many people in middle age and older. Yet the Crowd - I think they should have more songs sung in Polish (played only one one). In general, I am pleased that Polish group pos?ugiwa?y native language.

UFO started strong entry in the form of the energy of the song "Mother Mary" of re-in-la-cyano-ne-go album "Let It Roll" (the second album recorded with Schenker). Improved the mighty "Lights Out", the chorus sung by the audience also willingly ("lights out, lights out in London!"). The team currently consists of: Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Rob De Luca and Andy Parker. Always microphone wielding Mogg, drummer Parker and rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Raymond, of course, old hands. The first two are co-founders of the band (Mogg is the only UFO never went away), and Paul Raymond also played and plays in UFOs for many years. Vinnie is known to be the successor of Schenker on lead guitar and all it already supports this position the longest in team history. Rob De Luca replaces the bass the other co-founder - Pete Waya. This due to health problems had not been involved for some time or recording discs, and even less in the routes.

The team was very pleased brilliant adoption fans. Only Paul Raymond - when I glanced at his face - seemed at first a little bored. Anyway, what's surprising is by far the oldest on the team. But he got under way.

Then they played "Fight Night". It's probably on this issue, Phil Mogg amused audience, gracefully presenting that lacks one of the teeth. Maybe it some reference to the fact that in his youth he was junior champion in boxing North London. Certainly small minusik should team for the setlist is probably almost identical for the whole journey. As if she was OK, because I included all the greatest hits (only title missing Kiler of "Let It Roll"), but will be happy to have heard some rarities. If not for those with a little-known albums, although these are the best ones. Such as my beloved songs "Space Child" and "Queen Of The Deep" groundbreaking "Phenomenon" (the first album with Schenker and probably my favorite when it comes to the team). But there is nothing to complain about. Especially since we heard "Wonderland", "Run Boy Run" and "Venus". This second composition is a good number of the new album "Conspiracy Of Stars", which was supposed to be promoted by this route. Apparently, as in the repertoire of the concert included only two songs from it coming. Anyway, apparently people are playing on the best of what they already know.

Contact Phil with fans at a concert to be regarded as standard. So starts talking a little, but not much. Frequently smart or funny. Well, fortunately, does not try to speak Polish, as some foreign artists (unless you count the traditional two phrases "thank you" and "health"). Also praised mineral water, claiming that it is much better than alcohol. Perhaps it is some allusion to the infamous concert in Warsaw a few years ago, which I read a little bit. Then rather not drink mineral. Well, let's get back to Krakow. Group decided to pay accumulated hit back to the past in the form of a piece of "Only You Can Rock Me" from the album "Obsession". A second later presented a new song - "The Killing Kind". Then we heard the "Burn Your House Down". Phil Mogg was in good shape vocal. Besides physically too well presented. In a few years will probably few people of his age, in such good shape. Especially since today most kids will boggle at internetach, than to move to some activity. Vinnie Moore sometimes sympathetic odwala? guitar licksy such that the head low. It's a different type of guitar than Schenker. The more the contemporary wirtuozo - sweeper.

The basic repertoire of the concert was finished songs "Cherry", "We Belong To The Night" and "Rock Bottom". During the latter a hit, Vinnie put his long impressive solo. During her lifetime Mogg disappeared behind the scenes to regenerate. When he came back, finished the song. Of course it was not the end of the show. In a moment, the musicians came to play and program expected encore, with equally expected and software pieces. Rang two biggest hits of the band - "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". The enthusiasm of the audience reached its zenith and the whole room Moggowi echoed in the chorus of those legendary songs. The concert was so intense that it seemed longer than it was in reality. Lasted about eighty-five minutes. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that hard rock grandfather still can rock.

See photos from the concert UFOs.

Tracklisting:

Mother Mary
Lights Out
Fight Night
Wonderland
Run Boy Run
Venus
Only You Can Rock Me
The Killing Kind
Burn Your House Down
Cherry
We Belong To The Night
Rock Bottom

Bis:
Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot

galeria: UFO, Krakow - Kwadrat 6.03.2015

UFO

 

Andy Parker

 

Phil Mogg

 

Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond

 

Rob De Luca

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REVIEW Translated from Greek

It's incredibly awesome experience writing discs reviews. On the one hand you have the debut of a brand new and enthusiastic band and on the other ... the beasts! And what beasts ... It is the twenty-second (!!!) studio album by the British, is the first to be recorded in their home country for twenty years and is a very emotional moment for the huge producer who goes by the name of Chris Tsangarides. O last worked as a trainee in the studio the legendary band was writing his first album. It was 1970 and the "UFO 1". O Chris was only 14 years old then ... And now ... the fifty-nine of ... the man who produced and mixed the album. And then you tell me to write a review ... Where I go, the pro-poor ...

   
ROCK album, from edge to edge. There is no other word to describe the universe. Varvias issues on guitar, virtuoso playing, vocals throughout psaroma and passion of the Mogg, imperial keys, Raymond and all KAPSOURIKA five continents and nine seas of the amazing Vinnie Moore! Now I hear the "Sugar Cane" ... What kommatara is, eh my dude! What play, what ideas, what beauty ... And then I say "grandfathers" and rarapia nougat ... The Mogg has a style that would liked a thousand by Gillan, shape sounds theovaro and the chorus is quite sticky. Wandering the "Precious Cargo", sends us without many-many in the late 70s and somewhere here I make the headphones and try to think of the times I had seen Live ...

   
Back again to the album. All songs sound effortlessly and very pleasant. But all! Upon the 'Hayes, eh my child. Take the "One And Only" for example. Nuggets Country and a baroque anthemaki, which gives space to Mogg sprecharei as Afentikos Europe. The UFO show clearly that is present in the great celebration of the new era. No need sfoungokolarious not need glypsimaties and other ekdouleftes. It's great music is very great composers, cleanse themselves.

   
And only the "Messiah Of Love" have the track, well will I put. Tsampoukalidiko, MERAKLIDIKO and bum. We do not want a lot-lot, and I wrote above. The stars of katavrikan with this one tells the conspiracy? We can see ...

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8th March 2015

TODAY: BAND TRAVEL to Germany in preparation for the
last 4 dates on the current leg of the tour

09 - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
10 - Germany - Osterode - Dorster Festhalle
11 - Germany - Freiburg - Jazzhaus
12 - Switzerland - Zug - Choller Halle

 

UFO w Krakowie - fotorelacja


TRANSLATED FROM POLISH:

UFO in Krakow - photo report

With the launch of the new album, the UFO set off on tour to promote the new release, which will include, among others, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland. Hard rock giants also visited Poland - in March, they played m.in in Krakow! The team is looking forward to the fans reactions associated with their new album. A Conspiracy Of Stars, on the one hand, resembles the greatest achievements of UFOs, on the other hand is so fresh material that undoubtedly convince each other as old fans as well as those who are just beginning their adventure with the legendary band. Hall of Cracow SQUARE tightly filled with devotees good old hard rock. We present a photo gallery of the event: All Photos: Fot. Sobieslaw Pawlikowski
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4/5 Review - Translated from Swedish:

Hard Rock BY Sonny Johansson

UFOs: A Conspiracy Of Stars
UFO is a British band formed in 1969 by Phil Mogg (vocals), Mick Bolton (guitar), Pete Way (bass) and Andy Parker (drums). Their heyday began in 1974 when Michael Schenker (19 years young) joined the band they then received a heavier / rockier sound and songs like "Doctor Doctor", "Lights Out" and "Shoot, Shoot 'saw its light. U.F.O has released somewhere around 20 albums. Of the present line is Phil Mogg the only one who has been there from the start, drummer Andy Parker came back to the band in 2005. Parts of the rag editors saw them at the Sweden Rock 2002, but then with Michael Schenker on guitar and Jason Bonham on drums.
The new album A Conspiracy Of Stars is surprisingly strong, Vinnie Moore joined to the UFO 2003, having previously played with, among others Alice Cooper and he gets ample time to shine in the songs, here he plays the pants off most.
The first song "The Killing Kind" opens with heavy riffs and then it breaks off, Phil Mogg has its strong tonsäkra singing voice intact and puts every note right and this starts promising, "Sugar Cane" and "One and Only" are songs that easy would have seats on their plates from the seventies. "Run Boy Run", "Ballad of the Left Hand gun", is also strong UFO songs. "Messiah of Love" opens with heavy funk riffs and continues with dependable hard rock on a steady blue foundation. The plate ends with "King of the Hill" is also a song in the up-tempo on a steady blue foundation. I look forward to the next plate.
What a joy, what a surprise disc gets € € € €

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ITALIAN REVIEW

Forty-five-year career and not hear here that give the impression of "old men" of the rock as UFOs, still able to churn out albums of good standard.

It should be highlighted the graft official line-up of American bassist Rob De Luca, who definitely takes the place of a member of the historic (and founder) as Pete Way, also giving a contribution from the compositional point of view in a couple of songs: for the rest, the training that plays on "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is now consolidated with Phil Mogg, always shooting with her crystalline voice, Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar and keyboards) and Andy Parker (drums), as well as the great Vinnie Moore, now in force in UFOs from a dozen years and increasingly important role also in the songwriting, being the author of almost all the music. In fact, just Moore confirms nowadays a real added value for this band, as always showing off a performance that brings out all his class and his mastery of the guitar. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is thus a very pleasant album, where the band has a hard rock energetic and refined, with a certain flavor settantiano (perhaps, even a little 'purpleiano), played beautifully and never boring. Each track is really able to enthrall and excite, so "A Conspiracy Of Stars" adds another element to the already but absolutely valid copious discography of the British band, not to pass unnoticed.

 

PHOTO REPORT

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

UFO in the Stodole. This was the concert of the giants of hard rock

"A Conspiracy of Stars Tour" on March 4 arrived to Warsaw. The legendary British band UFO promote its twenty-second album in the band's career. Click on the image to go to the gallery!

UFOs exist since 1969. Musicians had a big impact on the work of many heavy metal bands 80s Meanwhile, February 23, 2015 until the sale has already hit the twenty-second disc of this team!



March 4 band UFO appeared in Warsaw Stodola as part of the tour, "A Conspiracy of Stars Tour". The tour promoting the new release will include, among others, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland.

 

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7th March 2015

TONIGHT: Masters of Rock Café - Zlin - Czech Republic

 

LAST NIGHT - 6th March 2015

We Belong to the Night was played at Klub Kwadrat, Kraków

 

Lithuanian Concert Review with 21 photo's

Roko veteranai UFO Vilniuje grojo 46 metus brandint? muzik?

Translated to English

Thursday evening Vilnius Forum Palace "concert held the British rock band UFO. Lithuania it is open to the public for the first time - although banded together in 1969's.



"Lithuania?
It had not yet, or not? Even strange to hear "- before traveling to Vilnius lrytas.lt told a group of 66-year-old vocalist Phil Mogg.

"Strange" - the right word. From "Uriah Heep" to "Nazareth", from the strange composition of Thin Lizzy "to" Sweet "- the seventies many popular rock bands in Lithuania has already visited, and not once.

Pepper-and-salt old rock fans can feel satisfied - within 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, they had the opportunity to hear live for many groups whose music once could only enjoy the sinfully expensive smuggled plates.

Many of these groups, it is true, come to Lithuania already changed beyond recognition - sometimes with only one member of the old composition, which sits at the drums or playing the bass guitar.

UFO case - a little different. These groups have played in the ranks of over 40 musicians. Among them - known groups "Mr.Big", "Europe", Deep Purple, Whitesnake members.

However, today the UFO performing some of her biggest career highs seen musicians.



This is - since 1969 there singing 66-year-old vocalist Ph.Moggas, the same year the group made its debut drummer Andy Parker, 1976's logged keyboardist Paul Raymond.

UFO situation in the world of rock - ambiguous. All older rock fans know the songs "Rock Bottom", "I'm A Loser" or "Belladonna", but the UFO is not so popular and recognized as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple or the same Lithuania Germans have been many times " Scorpions.


The latter always performs in larger arenas, and the UFO after banging smaller halls. Why? There are many reasons - and that conflicts temdyta group history, for which she was repeatedly interrupted career.

Now that the group is interested in only the most loyal fans, and Ph.Moggas admitted: "Very few radio stations now broadcast the music."



However, a week ago, UFO released a new album, "A Conspiracy Of Stars" - as they say Ph.Moggas, not the desire to earn, but just because it makes you want to own. By presenting this work, the group went on tour through Europe, during which went to Vilnius.


Fans gathered to hear the group filled about two-thirds of the room. Obviously, the largest UFO fame hours long gone and Lithuania.

The first stage was a group of like-minded - Lithuanian rock veterans' Polarized glasses.

Even before the concert UFO concert organizers warned that bad luck for autographs after the show. Vocalist Ph.Moggas feel tired.

True, he has left the scene, it did not feel. Age makes your - scurry around the stage Ph.Moggas longer and longer trying, but voice - almost as powerful as four decades ago.




In addition, a new group of songs are not similar to the ancestors test something sad surprise. Already at the beginning of the concert resounding in the song "Run Boy Run" - a vibrant and strong as the best times of the UFO.

Lithuanian has not learned much - only "thank you." Even the "cheers" to you sounds confusing and long. But it does not matter.

Today we play on stage, which is between the two bars. And I can only drink water. But there are worse. Water is a good thing. When you drink water, not to get involved fights, retains more of marriage "- laughed Ph.Moggas in the past have had problems with alcohol and drugs.

In ancient UFO hits it Lithuanians "entertain" started already during the first minutes of the concert - the songs "Mother Mary" and "Lights Out" išvydusiomis the light of day in 1975 and 1977.

Concert later turned towards the newer pieces of UFO, and then threw the memories - with a song like crazy fun 1978's "Only You Can Rock Me." In those days, when all the UFO songs were mainly about sex, and on album covers had to stick badges "N-16".



Interestingly enough, the focus is not Ph.Moggas and Vinnie Moore - with Alice Cooper and other rock superstars played guitar virtuoso, fantastic soluot?mis enriched both new and old songs UFO.

Who today is a UFO? Fun nostalgia theater, allowing the fiftieth šešiasdešimtme?iams and thoughts go to youth. Already without any ambition to change the face of the current music, but none of these musicians and expect.

Their main task - to amuse themselves on stage and remind you that simple, solid rock can still provide very good fun.



This UFO is still able to do so - after the first half-hour concert to convince viewers have applauded the rhythm of each song. And the 46-year's career can boast far from the group.

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Audio Alert: UFO – Run Boy Run

I recently read a biography of UFO and found that they’ve been around since 1969. 1969! So it’s only right that we talk about these guys and the new stuff they have coming out this year.

UFO is an English heavy metal and hard rock band which has evolved severally over the years with many personnel changes along the way but Phil Mogg (vocals) and Andy Parker (drums), the band’s founders, still remain its core. They other present UFO members are Paul Raymond and Vinnie Moore.

The 21st UFO album comes with an interesting title; ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’. And from the collection of gems it contains I’ve chosen  ‘Run Boy Run’ to share with you. I really love Vinnie Moore’s guitar attack and the hard and heavy production that UFO have adopted on this number is works brilliantly. I’m positive even non-UFO fans will go gaga over this sound.

Check out the new and upgraded UFO!

Heavy Metal, Music | March 7, 2015 | by

 

Illinois Entertainer - March 2015 Magazine

 

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6th March 2015

TONIGHT: Kwadrat - Krakow - Poland | FB

 

 

Number 25 in the HMV London Charts

This from UFO Scott:

"It was Westfield, Shepherds Bush, London. HMV store. They actual rack was sold out and the wall chart rack pictured
was just holding 3 copies. The staff guy asked why I took a pic, I told him.
He said that the Cd was popular and they were ordering in more"

Cheers Scott (Mitchell) for the photo and info

 

 

UK NEWSPAPER - UFO Feature

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Planet - Album Review

 

UFO – ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ (SPV)

Genre: Hard Rock
The legendary UFO have been rocking for more than 45 years, and show no signs of slowing down with their latest album A Conspiracy Of Stars.

Original vocalist Phil Mogg still sounds great, and guitarist Vinnie Moore, who has been with UFO since 2003, is one of the best in the business. The songs on the album are melodic and catchy with excellent musicianship and plenty of shredding from Moore. There’s  ample diversity as well, with uptempo arena rockers and midtempo bluesy tracks.

Rating: 4
(Chad Bowar)

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Translated from SPANISH

Score: 4/5
Often when we pray apology for the longevity of bands like Judas Priest, Scorpions, Saxon, Motorhead and Iron Maiden (to name a few), we tended to leave us in the lurch these British giants since its inception have sospesado a temple and more remarkable honor their role of secondary in a world dominated by other names better luck or perhaps better casuistry. Anyway, I am among those who still held records like this, with a flash of good vibes and good waves spotless throughout the entire trip. There are already 45 years of UFO and yet having suffered substantial changes in their line-up, still offer music which elixir of permanent smile should be.

And so we return to enjoy another round disc UFO -the number 22-, with that unmistakable and mature voice of Phil Mogg, celebrities keys no less famous as Paul Raymond (also in ATERAS guitarfish), the most virtuous converted to Vinnie Moore or tables at the base of Andy Parker and Rob De Luca. The sixth member could well be Chris Tsangarides; a celebrity in the mix and production. Magmatic and yours are well known works of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore.

 
The sound emanating 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' differs not what the fans and admirers of combo hope. Rock with no attitude, no demasdiadas tirades or aspectros baroque and with that vacilón point awarded largely Mogg's voice .. The Riffs, house brand and especially the majestic backdrop curvilínio always have the productions of Britons are dish obviously good eating on the set of 11 dishes we have on the table.

I prefer especially with the two initial way of pure Rock N'Roll gutsy "The Killing Kind" and "Run Boy Run". The harmony that exudes "Devils In The Detail" will only remember the best and stale version of UFO.

Not left anything behind for the Country Rock "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" with a superb southern bluesy flavor or "Sugar Cane" with a performance by Vinnie Moore book.

And then there are others who break the generic musical line round. An example is the delicate "Precious Cargo" with a special symphonic gustillo or "Messiah Of Love" with bestial reminiscent Glen Hughes.

It is a good island to which peer among so many musical mediocrity. UFO never fail. Why should they Save the Date?

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5th March 2015

Lithuania

 

Posted on the Official Vinnie Moore Facebook Page

 

TONIGHT: Forum Palace - Vilnius - Lithuania

 

TODAY: This car sticker spotted outside the Venue

 

UFO Official website announce three more Summer shows, two
being Festival Dates

 

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus

 



27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days

 



28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium) | fb

 

By: Callum (CJ) Lavender

Label: Steamhammer/SPV

Available: 23rd February

Official Website: http://www.ufo-music.info/

By now I’m sure most people are familiar with the legacy of UFO with songs like ‘Doctor Doctor’ and the likes. Well here they are with a new album that I’m very privileged to be writing about. The interesting thing with classic rock/metal bands is that when a band has been going for 20+ years, some people will say that the band has peaked and will never again release anything as legendary as the successful albums. Sometimes I agree with that but then other times I don’t. After listening to UFO’s latest release twice I can safely say… they’ve still got it 

The songs I enjoyed and recommend the most are: ‘Run Boy Run’, ‘Balled Of The Left Hand Gun’, ‘Devils In The Details’ and ‘Precious Cargo’

The things I liked about the album is almost everything it has to offer. It’s classic rock sound with the addition of being a bit more ‘modernized’ and even adding some classic blues as well. The lyrics: well written, the vocals: smooth and strong, the guitar/keyboard sounds: clean, the riffs/solo’s: very catchy and doesn’t go on for to long. Combining all these things together and you’ve got a great album with no gimmicks, from a classic rock band that can still deliver quality to this day.

The things I didn’t like about the album were the third portions. By which point I felt like it’s all well and good but I heard this half an hour ago. I personally don’t think that many young rock fans are going to give this much attention because it’s not the edgy, cinematic and operatic metal that’s popular right now. This is mainly going to be enjoyed by the older fans and even then they will have to get use to the years of change, when compared to the 70’s/80’s albums.

As I said there are still 20+ year famous rock/metal bands out there that can still release quality albums even after their ‘peak’ in success. UFO have still managed to make a fresh album without having to experiment to much, because years of experience means that they still know how to make great songs even now. By the way my father is a huge fan who will be seeing 2 of their show’s this year (and taking me to one), I wonder what his reaction will be when he reads this.

Rating: 4.5/5

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UFO – A Conspiracy of stars (CD)

Ah…. A new UFO- album! UFO, my absolute favourite band in their heydays from 1974 to 1980, making albums that left trademarks in my memory and in my soul and providing the best album ever: their live-opus 'Strangers in the night'. 'A conspiracy of stars ' is the eagerly awaited follow up to 'Seven Deadly '.

The album was produced by Chris Tsangarides, who was involved in UFO's first album with Michael Schenker, Phenomenon in 1974, as an assistant engineer. The production is fatter, better and more open than the former UFO albums of recent years.

The new UFO album gives away what their music al all about these days. Bluesy edged hard rock with many nods to their very, very rich back catalogue. Vinnie Moore is Michael Schenker's 'remplacant' in UFO for about ten years, but the former Shrapnel-shredder is in a great mood and responsible for the beautiful axework on this album.

Phil Mogg, founder member of the band and in it for passion and love since 1969 (!), shines on this album. He can't reach the high notes, but his bluesy tone, his evocative lyrics, his timing and phrasing are still great to listen to.

Paul Raymond is still the mastermind on keys and guitars and the rhythm section, good old Andy Parker on drums and Rob De Luca on bass guitars, provide that crunchy, thick layered, bluesy relaxation grounds where the other members can flow.

The album has a rocking relaxed feel with good songs. There are no lows on this album and that makes it very hard to pick a favourite. There are a lot of nods to the heydays of the seventies of the former century
(Precious cargo, Run boy run, Sugar cane, King of the hill, Devils in the Detail), but also the eighties'period of the band (with Paul Chapman on guitars) comes in mind.

Great album by these veterans!

85/100 Manfred Werger - ©2015

ALSO

UFO – Showtime (re-release Blu-Ray DVD)

This is also a re-release (like above reviewed Motorhead's Stage Fright) from the DVD that was originally released in 2005. I reviewed that DVD in April 2008. So now its re-released as a Blu-Ray DVD with a lot of extra footage!! As extra's they added, beside the 16 songs from the original DVD, 6 studio songs, a making of, several interviews, a few doku's and so on.... This is real great stuff for the die hard UFO fan and a welcome surprise for my private collection! Check this out if you love UFO as much as I do!

--/-- Martio van Dooren - ©2015

 

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4th March 2015 - EVENING POSTING

BREAKING NEWS

For the first time in UFO's history, the band have entered the Swiss Album Charts at

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3rd March 2015

TODAY: 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' OFFICIAL USA/CANADA LAUNCH

IN ALL THREE FORMATS:

CD Jewel case with 20 page booklet, unique CD label and inside rear jewel case panel art

Digipak with 20 page booklet (different to the CD version), six panel art and bonus track and double-sided fold-out poster

Gatefold Double 2LP with 4 page lyric sleeves, blue vinyl, different LP label artwork and paper sleeve CD with bonus track.

"A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the Official German media control charts at #28

- 27 places higher than "Seven Deadly" in 2012 (SD Charted #55)

Recorded highest amazon German chart positions:

Amazon German Best Seller Charts:
Number 3 in Hard Rock Album

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Number 4 in Hard Rock Download

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Andy Parker Interview with Bravewords, Canada

 

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2nd March 2015

THE UK OFFICIAL MUSIC CHARTS have been announced with
UFO's latest album. 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' charting at its highest entry in over 30 years:

#50 in the Official UK Albums Chart Top 100

- 13 places better than "Seven Deadly" in 2012 (SD Charted #63)

- highest chart entry since 1983

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#8 in the Official UK Independent UK Albums Chart Top 40

- 1 place higher than "Seven Deadly" in 2012

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#6 in the Official UK Rock & Metal UK Albums Chart Top 40

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#30 in the Official UK Physical Album Chart

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#27 - Last weeks Official Mid-week Chart Update (25th Feb 2015)

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Recorded highest amazon UK chart positions:

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Number 1 in HM

 

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Number 1 in Hard Rock Download

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Translated from German

UFO land in the Zeche Bochum

Good mood and confidence, saying UFO. Photos: Niels Holger Schmidt

The British rock veterans UFO have gathered up again and make us their latest work "A Conspiracy of Stars" on a tour before. In our latitudes they made on 26 February at the Zeche Bochum station - and delivered quite well off. In addition to some new material, there were mainly classic, classic, classic.

And sent the crew of the Flying Saucer Rock already beginning to race. With "Mother Mary" and "Lights Out" opened singer Phil Mogg, guitarist Vinnie Moore, drummer Andy Parker, Paul Raymond on keyboards and rhythm guitar and bass player Rob de Luca evening.

In contrast, the current disc came with the two numbers "Run Boy Run" and "The Killing Kind" somewhat short. This is even more than the previous album, "Seven Deadly" - by no means a classic - was considered equal to three numbers. Otherwise filled Gassenhauer About the albums "Force It", "Obsession" or "Phenomenon" the setlist. In contrast, little can be known object.

A few surprises, there were also. Such was with "Makin 'Moves" from the era with Paul Chapman can not be expected, with the Schenker late work "Venus" is also not.

Otherwise, however, there is little to grumble. The band plays stable and tight like clockwork. Master Mogg is a mid-sixties still surprisingly good voice. However, it already lacks a bit of charisma. Vinnie Moore and Rob de Luca represented Schenker and craftsmanship Way absolutely first class - but only technically. Nevertheless, very entertaining evening, the additions "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot" went with a orgiastic 15-minute version of "Rock Bottom" and ended NHS.

Mother Mary - Lights Out - Fight Night - Wonderland - Run Boy Run - Venus - Only You Can Rock Me - The Killing Kind - Burn Your House Down- Cherry - Makin 'Moves - Rock Bottom - Doctor Doctor - Shoot Shoot

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1st March 2015

UFO TOUR TRAVEL DAY

NEXT CONCERT: 2nd March - Mau Club - Rostock - Germany

 

FOUR NEW UK MAGAZINE ARTICLES/REVIEWS

Powerplay Magazine - March 2015 - ISSUE 173 - Showtime blu-ray review - Album Advert

A Conspiracy Of Stars was given 9/10 in PowerPlay issue 172 (February 2015) - see 13th February entry below

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Fireworks Magazine - Album Review - Showtime blu-ray review - Album Advert

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UK's Record Collector

Issue 483 - March 2015

Conspiracy theorists’ 22nd sighting

It’s funny to think that Vinnie Moore’s run as lead guitarist of UFO has now lasted significantly longer than Michael Schenker’s epoch-making, tempestuous stint with the band – and produced almost as many studio albums. This, the band’s 22nd(!) long-player, typifies the Moore-era UFO sound: laidback and atmospheric where the Schenker-era material was abrasive, with Moore’s ultra-melodic solos more than a match for Schenker’s turbulent technique. 

A Conspiracy Of Stars follows in the footsteps of 2012’s Seven Deadly: pleasantly gritty, somehow mellow hard rock, perfectly accompanied by Phil Mogg’s strong vocals and distinctive wordplay. For non-devotees, though, the pleasantly subdued atmosphere may be a turn-off. By track six (Precious Cargo, boasting a great jazzy solo by Moore) there hasn’t been a bad song, but a change of pace is needed, and it never really comes. Even Messiah of Love, a strutting piece of hard rock with a Led Zep-style riff, blends in with its surroundings – a good thing in that it makes the album a complete, coherent whole, though it’s still only the sum of its parts. For dedicated fans, though, this is another fine, accomplished UFO record. 

3 stars 3 stars 3 stars

Steamhammer/SPV |

Reviewed by William Pinfold

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UFO A Conspiracy of Stars Review

By Andy | Published

OK – after half a week with the new Uriah Heep Live at Koko in the DVD player, the new UFO arrived so I’ve spend the second half of this week with A Conspiracy of Stars on almost constant repeat in the car CD player. So great that two legendary rock bands release superb high quality stuff in the same week and still “doing it” after almost a century of combined years between them. ACOS certainly hits the spot. I’d say it’s the best UFO offering since Walk on Water. Oh yes. It’s that good.

Now I’ve read some reviews on Amazon which are “Vinnie bashing” because he’s not Michael Schenker and this isn’t Lights Out or Obsession. Stop living in the past peeps. Schenker came and went for the last time years ago. Time moves on and so has UFO. Don’t hark back to the past – consider what we have here on its merits and treasure that Uncle Phil and his cohorts are still very much a class act.

Overall: A delightful, muscular album with plenty of melodic/deft touches all over it. Vinnie shreds up a storm showing he is world class. The riffs and big chords are really driving and chunky to big it up. His solo work is deft, fast, fluid and shows a fine melodic touch with a bluesy overtone. The man’s speed and technique is remarkable – and not fast for the sake of fast to say “how many notes can I play in three seconds”. A rock guitar masterclass. Listen to The Killing Kind, Sugar Kane and Devil’s in the Detail to see, I mean hear, why.

Other highlights include Ballad of the Left Hand Gun and the closer Rollin’ Rollin’ which is a bit of an epic and an instant UFO classic. Indeed, no weak spots for me anywhere.

Phil’s lyrics are as only he can write and his pipes are in full working order. As I hope his random comedy routine is on the upcoming UK tour…..

Andy Parker and Paul Raymond do what they’ve been doing for years. Proper drumming and in Paul’s case that huge rhythm guitar and deft keyboard fills. Not forgetting Rob De Luca on the bass. Now here as a full recording member and also a writing credit or two including the monster opening track The Killing Kind. Welcome to the band Rob. You seem right at home and bring something new to the party.

Thus, in my opinion A Conspiracy of Stars is first class. Proper heavy/melodic/blues rock and unmistakably UFO. Fourty-odd years in and not missing a step. And still evolving even. Not resting on past glories which would be all too easy for them. Instead they produce top stuff like this album and remain very relevant despite the (ahem) “advancing years” of the more long-standing members if I can put it like that.

They don’t make bands like this any more so be thankful for the likes of UFO (and Uriah Heep) and enjoy them. ACOS is a fine release. Approach it with an open mind (by that I mean don’t think we’re back in 1978 playing air-guitar to Rock Bottom) and it shall reward your aural senses.


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