Rock legends UFO are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a farewell tour.  The band announced the initial dates for the North American leg of the trek this week.  

Phil Mogg, who turns 71 in April, explained the decision to retire: “This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous tours in 2016. I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but this year’s gigs (2019) will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band. 2019 marks UFO’s 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right. There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some show.”

UFO’s final tour will begin Oct. 10 in Anaheim, California and finishes up Nov. 2 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Armored Saint and Blue Oyster Cult will join UFO on certain dates. Check out the full list of shows below.

UFO Announce ‘Last Orders’ Farewell Tour


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