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British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! “The Salentino Cuts” includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons’s “River Of Deceit,” John Mellencamp’s “Paper In Fire,” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds’ “Heartful Of Soul,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and lots more!

UFO’s current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 

Vinnie says, “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.”

UFO’s “The Salentino Cuts” will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:

Heartful Of Soul

Break On Through (To The Other Side)

River Of Deceit

The Pusher

Paper In Fire

Rock Candy

Mississippi Queen

Ain’t No Sunshine


Too Rolling Stoned

Just Got Paid

It’s My Life

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

UFO European tour dates:

August 11 – Leyendas del Rock Festival XII – Villena – Spain

August 13 – Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk – Belgium

September 7 – Germany – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano

September 8 – Holland – Eindhoven – Cityrock Festival 

September 9 – Holland – Leeuwarden – Cityrock Festival

September 10 – France – Raismes – Raismes Fest

September 12 – England – Southampton – The Brook

September 14 – England – Dorking – Dorking Halls 

September 15 – England – Holmfirth – Picturedrome

September 16 – England – Northampton – Roadmender

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates – Round 2:

September 22 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theater

September 23 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater

September 24 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

September 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of The Living Arts

September 28 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey

September 29 – Worcester, MA – Palladium

September 30 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

October 1 – Portland, ME – Aura

October 3 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

October 4 – Montreal, QU – Corona Theatre

October 6 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop

October 7 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero

October 8 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

October 9 – Akron, OH – Tangier Cabaret Room

October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels

October 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

October 13 – Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza

October 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian

UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles  in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

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