U.D.O. Announces Touchdown US/Canada Tour; VIP Upgrades Available

Photo by Martin Häusler

German heavy metal icons U.D.O. will return to North America this Fall on the Touchdown US/Canada Tour! The journey will commence on November 3rd in Frenchtown, New Jersey and makes its way through nearly two dozen cities, closing on December 7th in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tickets, as well as VIP upgrades which include a meet and greet with U.D.O., a photo-op, autographs, and more are available now at: national-acts.com/UDO. See all confirmed dates below.

U.D.O. Touchdown US/Canada Tour:
11/03/2023 Arties Bar And Grill – Frenchtown, NJ
11/04/2023 The Vault Music Hall – New Bedford, MA
11/05/2023 Reverb – Reading, PA
11/08/2023 The Southport Music Hall – Jefferson, LA
11/09/2023 Rise Rooftop – Houston, TX
11/11/2023 Royal Oaks Event Center – San Antonio, TX
11/12/2023 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/15/2023 The 44 – Glendale, AZ
11/16/2023 Whiskey A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
11/17/2023 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2023 Stages – Santa Ana, CA
11/20/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/22/2023 The Rick House – Denver, CO
11/24/2023 The Vixen – McHenry, IL
11/25/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/26/2023 King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
11/28/2023 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
11/29/2023 Les Foufounes Electroniques – Montreal, QC
11/30/2023 Lees Palace – Toronto, ON
12/01/2023 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/03/2023 Blue Note – Harrison, OH
12/04/2023 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
12/07/2023 Angel City Music Hall – Manchester, NH

U.D.O. featuring legendary vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, drummer Sven Dirkschneider, guitarists Fabian Dee Dammers and Andrey Smirnov, and bassist Peter Baltes – released their latest studio album, Touchdown, last month via Atomic Fire Records. The record continues to reap critical accolades globally and entered the official German album charts at #4 upon its first week of release marking the highest charting result in their homeland in their long-running career! Other notable chart entries include:

Germany: #4 (Album Chart)
Switzerland: #8 (Album Chart)
Austria: #33 (Album Chart)
Sweden: #1 (Physical, Vinyl & Hard Rock) / #17 (Album Chart)
Finland: #2 (Physical) / #34 (Album Chart)
France: #25 (Album Chart)
UK: #50 (Independent Album Chart)
US: #16 (Top New Artists) / #18 (Hard Rock)

Preview and purchase Touchdown at THIS LOCATION.

“As the title track brings things to a close, hurtling along at light speed, one might wonder aloud how Udo Dirkschneider still has the energy for all of this. But he does, and Touchdown is an unpretentious, hard-hitting joy as a result.” – Blabbermouth

“This is indeed a touchdown and deserves a gratuitous end-zone celebration by all involved. Impressive stuff from one of metal’s elder statesmen.” – Angry Metal Guy

“…quintessential and classic U.D.O., with Dirkschneider and friends delivering traditional speedy heavy metal with his whiskey gruff vocals at the forefront. If you’re a fan, you will enjoy this album. Recommended.” –Dangerdog

“If you want a solid heavy metal record featuring now two legends, Touchdown is a good example as to why these guys have rocked out for so long.” – Heavy Music HQ

“Powerfully stomping and full of never-ending energy: Touchdown is a diversified and well-conceived album – even at such a late point of U.D.O.‘s career!” – Metal Hammer (DE)

U.D.O. at their best – traditional heavy metal the way it’s meant to be!” – Legacy

“A masterclass in heavy metal while being aware of the world we live in!” – Rock Tribune

“Touchdown showcases impressively that U.D.O. are far from being on the shelf yet, but – like choice wine – keep becoming better and better over the years!” – Rock Hard

“The latest studio album Touchdown features the return of ex-Accept bassist Peter Baltes to the fold – and an array of material that showcases an artist willing to keep one foot in his conventional traditional, old-school wheelhouse, while also encouraging his younger musical compatriots to develop songs that contain some modern angst, power, and bite.” – Dead Rhetoric

“I’m not sure how I went this far into the review without mentioning the inclusion of classic Accept bassist Peter Baltes, but his bass playing and backing vocals really do add an extra retro metal kick. I can’t wait to hear what he’ll contribute to U.D.O. in terms of songwriting on subsequent releases. Until then, I’ll put on my helmet and put on my best game face. Touchdown gives me every reason to do so.” – Defenders Of The Faith Metal

“It’s not just good on disc; with the mix of speed, melody and aggression, most of these songs are bound to make a killing in the live setting. Great stuff.” — The Metal Crypt