Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

UFO Announces 2016 U.S. Tour

4lL14Q9Legendary British classic rockers UFO released their latest studio album A Conspiracy of Stars earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer.  In support of the album the UFO will be returning to the states on tour.  You can expect to hear new tracks and all of your UFO favorites.  The tour begins March 2nd in Akron, OH and wraps up March 26th in San Francisco, CA.
A Conspiracy of Stars is available in jewel case, vinyl blue colored double LP and download through SPV/Steamhammer.  It is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.
UFO 2016 Tour:
3/2: Akron, OH @ The Tangier
3/3: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
3/4: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
3/7: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
3/8: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
3/9: Kansas City, MO @ The Voodoo Lounge
3/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
3/12: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
3/13: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
3/15: Denver, CO @ Buffalo Rose
3/18: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
3/19: Corona, CA @ M15
3/20: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
3/21: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
3/24: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
3/25: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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