UFO are an English heavy metal and hard rock band, who were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO were ranked #84 on VH1’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. In July 2009 UFO released a six CD live concert box set, containing six concerts between 1975 to 1982 as well as previously unreleased live songs.
UFO are currently working on a twentieth studio album, which was said to be released in June 2011. The album is still unreleased as of today. (wiki)
On their 2011 tour, the current line up is, founding members, Phil Mogg – (vocals), Andy Parker – (drums), due to illness, Pete Way (original bass player) was replaced by Barry Sparks, also playing were, long time member, Paul Raymond – (keyboards, guitar) and guitar great, Vinnie Moore – (guitar)
On September 22, 2011, UFO preformed at The Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Reno along with rockers Mindflow (from Brazil) and three of Reno’s best local bands, The Max Volume Band, Season’s of Insanity and Determined.
UFO’s set lasted around 90 minutes and went like this,
“Mother Mary”, “The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent”, “Saving Me”, “Let It Roll”, “I’m a Loser”, “Hell Driver”, “Venus”, “Only You Can Rock Me”, “Love to Love”, “Ain’t No Baby”,”Too Hot To Handle”, “Light’s Out” (light’s out in Reno), “Rock Bottom” and two encore songs, “Doctor Doctor” and “Shoot Shoot”.
UFO still knows how to put on a great show, all of the 800 + hard core rock fans got into every song. Phil Mogg said very little in between songs, but sang every song to perfection.
This was Rock & Roll at it’s best, don’t miss UFO or any of these bands the next time they play in Reno. You won’t be disappointed !!!
Visit UFO’s web-site at, http://www.ufo-music.info/news.htm
Visit Mindflows web-site at, http://www.mindflow.com.br/withbarehands/
Visit The Max Volume Band at, http://www.maxvolumerocks.com/ and on facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/therealmaxvolume#!/maxvolumeband
Visit Seasons of Insanity on facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/therealmaxvolume#!/pages/Seasons-of-Insanity/161571677202428
Visit Determind on facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002759949361&sk=wall
And to see what’s going on at Reno’s #1 club The Knitting Factory, go to http://re.knittingfactory.com/http://re.knittingfactory.com/
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All photos by, JOHN TUCKNESS
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