UFO Return With the Visitor

(antiMusic) UFO's new studio album "The Visitor" is set to hit stores 06/02/2009 and the band has announce their initial tour dates behind the effort. Here is what their label SPV sent over about the album and tour:

UFO composed more than 35 new tracks in the run-up to the recordings, 13 of which were short-listed and produced at the studio. The current lineup continues to consist of the three original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (guitar, keyboards), and Andy Parker (drums), as well as American world-class guitarist Vinnie Moore. Bass legend and original member Pete Way is currently suffering from a liver disease and was unfortunately not available for the studio production.

"All those who have been into UFO for a long time will find all our characteristic trademarks on 'The Visitor', and anybody new to the band will be impressed by our enthusiasm and dynamism," frontman Phil Mogg enthuses on the subject of the new songs. "The Visitor" sees the band benefiting especially from their collaboration with Vinnie Moore, who joined UFO in autumn 2003 and has made an excellent impression on the albums "You Are Here" (2004) and "The Monkey Puzzle" (2006), and on the band's tours. Mogg says,"Without running down previous UFO lineups, it's been a long time since we had a team as strong as this one. Vinnie contributes his youthful energy and amazing guitar technique, and in Andy's return we've seen the reappearance of a musician who has always been very important to the band's original sound."

UFO "The Visitor" Tour Dates

10/02 Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/03 Akron, OH Tangiers
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA The Rex
10/08 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/10 New York, NY BB Kings
10/15 St. Charles, MO Ameristar Casino
10/16 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
10/17 Hamel, MN Medina Ballroom
10/21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
10/22 Redondo Beach, CA The Brixton
10/23 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
10/24 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Casino
10/25 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
10/27 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
10/28 Modesto, CA The Fat Cat
10/29 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
10/30 Seattle, WA Neumos

11/01. San Francisco, CA The Independent

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