U.D.O.: Russia, Ukraine Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has scheduled the following dates in Russia and the Ukraine:

Nov. 06 - Kaliningrad, Russia - DKM
Nov. 08 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Port
Nov. 09 - Moscow, Russia - Tochka
Nov. 13 - Novokuznetsk, Russia - venue tba
Nov. 14 - Novosibirsk, Russia - Circus
Nov. 16 - Tjumen, Russia - Club Berloga
Nov. 17 - Ekaterinburg, Russia - House of Youth
Nov. 20 - Samara, Russia - ODO
Nov. 23 - Krasnodar, Russia - Prem'era
Nov. 25 - Donetsk, Ukraine - House of Youth
Nov. 26 - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine - HS Meteor
Nov. 27 - Kiev, Ukraine - CKM NAU

U.D.O. celebrated its 20th anniversary by playing two special shows in Germany on April 30 in Solingen at Cobra and May 3 in Tuttlingen at Stadthalle. The three-hour Tuttlingen concert was filmed for a DVD and live CD, entitled "Mastercutor Alive", to be released on September 26 on ZXY Music in three different formats:

* Double DVD including bonus material and double CD
* Single DVD without bonus material in digipack
* Double CD

Check out pictures of the Tuttlingen show on the band's official web site: Part 1, Part 2.

U.D.O. released a "best-of" album, "Metallized - 20 Years of Metal", on November 30 via AFM Records. The CD booklet is filled with photos from the last 20 years and and includes liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs on the collection were chosen by fans via the official U.D.O. web site, while tracks 13 to 16 consist of two unreleased songs, an acoustic version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall", and a live version of "The Bullet and the Bomb".

U.D.O.'s latest studio album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history.

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. performing the classic ACCEPT song "Midnight Mover" on December 20, 2007 at the Metropolis Club in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "MartyParty03").


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