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UFO @ Sony Hall

UFO brings their “Last Orders” Final Tour to The Big Apple with an appearance at Sony Hall. Don’t miss them because this is indeed the last go round for the band.

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UFO Announces Final North American “Last Orders” Tour

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The old saying that “all good things must come to an end” sure does seem to be ringing true for some of the worlds most influential Hard Rock and Metal bands these days. As you read this, “The Hottest Band In The World” KISS is on their “End Of The Road” tour while Elton John, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd have started or are wrapping up their own farewell go-rounds. It was back in May of 2018 that the influential UFO singer Phil Mogg announced his retirement (seen HERE)

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The Press Release:
Last year Phil Mogg confirmed that this year’s 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO were formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group’s 22 studio albums.

While European dates have already been announced the band is now unveiling their initial North American dates for this final run. Confirmed dates are listed below and include two shows in UFO’s adopted hometown of Chicago, two special co-headline shows with fellow classic rock icons Blue Oyster Cult and two shows with Armored Saint supporting. A current list of confirmed dates can be found below. More shows will be added soon.
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Breaking: UFO’s Phil Mogg Will Retire After 50th Anniversary Tour In 2019

Perusing the web while enjoying a morning bit of coffee, we learned this news from the legendary Phil Mogg, lead singer for the Hard Rock band UFO. Phil will apparently be stepping down after the 2019 50th Anniversary Tour. Read on.

The Official Statement:
Phil Mogg has confirmed that next year’s 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO were formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group’s 22 studio albums.

“This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous two tours,” Mogg explains. “I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next year’s gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band.

“2019 marks UFO’s 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right,” he continues. “There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won’t be a long tour. Being out on the road isn’t always tremendously luxurious and although the playing is as great as it ever was, the stuff that surrounds it becomes very tiresome. I always told myself that when I reached that stage I would step down, and that’s what I’m going to do. This is the right time for me to quit.”

Mogg turned 70 back in April and although his voice remains strong, he admits that age played its part in his conclusion.
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UFO and Saxon @ B.B. King Blues Club

For two straight nights the legendary UFO and Saxon are united on one stage in the heart of Times Square. The streets are going to rumble with the Heavy Metal thunder with these two power-packed shows that’s for sure. Come to one or come to both but don’t miss out on either of them if you know what’s good for you.

UFO & Saxon @ B.B. King Blues Club

For two straight nights the legendary UFO and Saxon are united on one stage in the heart of Times Square. The streets are going to rumble with the Heavy Metal thunder with these two power-packed shows that’s for sure. Come to one or come to both but don’t miss out on either of them if you know what’s good for you.