U.D.O. – announce German, Swiss & Czech dates of 2023/24 »Touchdown« world tour!

German heavy metal group U.D.O. (also performing as DIRKSCHNEIDER) are in the final stages of their 2023 summer festival tour and with the arrival of their highly awaited studio album »Touchdown« (to be released this Friday — on August 25, 2023 — via Atomic Fire Records) being around the corner, the band are pleased to announce the first more extensive leg of their upcoming 2023/24 world tour in support of the aforementioned record. To not only bring new tunes to their fans’ home audio systems but also to the “live fields” of the globe, U.D.O.‘s forthcoming concert season will lead them to 14 German clubs and cities, but also to Pratteln (Switzerland) and the Czech Republic (Prague, Brno & Ostrava) in February/March 2024. While appearances in other countries as well as special guests are in the works, tickets for the below mentioned shows can be purchased now (CH & CZ will go on sale soon)!

U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER live dates:

25.08.2023 DE Haddeby – Baltic Open Air [TICKETS]
16.09.2023 DE Tuttlingen – Beast of Rocks @ Stadthalle [TICKETS]
07.10.2023 DE WĂŒrzburg – Keep It True Rising III @ Posthalle* [TICKETS]
22.10.2023 AT Linz – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik [TICKETS]
29.10.2023 AT Salzburg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum [TICKETS]
10./11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim* [TICKETS]
03. – 06.07.2024 DE Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air* [TICKETS]

»Touchdown« – World Tour 2023/24 – Europe
Presented by ITM, DMAX, Break Out, Radio Bob!, musix, Metal Hammer & Rock It!

23.02.2024 DE Regensburg-Obertraubling – Eventhall Airport [TICKETS]
24.02.2024 DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt [TICKETS]
25.02.2024 DE Magdeburg – Factory [TICKETS]
28.02.2024 DE Hamburg – Markthalle [TICKETS]
29.02.2024 DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2 [TICKETS]
01.03.2024 DE Markneukirchen – Musikhalle [TICKETS]
02.03.2024 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser [TICKETS]
03.03.2024 DE Munich – Backstage [TICKETS]
06.03.2024 DE Mannheim – Capitol [TICKETS]
07.03.2024 DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann [TICKETS]
08.03.2024 DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk [TICKETS]
09.03.2024 DE Nuremberg – Löwensaal [TICKETS]
10.03.2024 CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z7 [TICKETSCOMING SOON!]
14.03.2024 DE Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 DE Marsberg – Metal Diver Festival [TICKETS]
20.03.2024 CZ Prague – Roxy [TICKETS; from Wed, Aug 23 @ 5PM CEST]
22.03.2024 CZ Brno – Sono Centrum [TICKETS; from Wed, Aug 23 @ 5PM CEST]
23.03.2024 CZ Ostrava – Garage Club [TICKETS; from Wed, Aug 23 @ 5PM CEST]

Info & Tickets: https://udo-online.de/tourdates.html

L-R: Fabian Dee Dammers (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass),
Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Sven Dirkschneider (drums), Andrey Smirnov (guitars)

Photo Credit: Martin HĂ€usler (www.martinhausler.com)

Pre-order »Touchdown« in the physical format of your choice (see below!), pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Touchdown’ and ‘Forever Free’ instantly now, here: http://udo.afr.link/touchdown

»Touchdown« will be available in the following formats:

digipak-CD [EU; incl. bonus DVD »Dirkschneider – Live at Wacken 2022,« track listing below]
limited box set [available at Atomic Fire Records (yellow-green splatter vinyl; SOLD OUT), Nuclear Blast (purple black dust vinyl) & EMP (red-clear black dust vinyl)]
2LP in gatefold: black, silver, clear/blue-white splatter (US excl.), clear-blue marbled (AFR excl.), yellow-green splatter (AFR excl.), purple black dust (Nuclear Blast excl.), red-clear black dust (EMP excl.) & clear-black vinyl (Sweden Rock Magazine excl.)

»Touchdown« – Track Listing:

01. Isolation Man
02. The Flood
03. The Double Dealer’s Club
04. Fight For The Right
05. Forever Free
06. Punchline
07. Sad Man’s Show
08. The Betrayer
09. Heroes Of Freedom
10. Better Start To Run
11. The Battle Understood
12. Living Hell
13. Touchdown

»Dirkschneider – Live at Wacken 2022« (Bonus DVD; digipak-CD only!):

01. Starlight
02. Living For Tonite
03. Midnight Mover
04. Breaker
05. London Leatherboys
06. Princess Of The Dawn
07. Restless And Wild
08. Son Of A Bitch
09. Screaming For A Love-Bite
10. Up To The Limit
11. Metal Heart
12. Fast As A Shark
13. Balls To The Wall

Artwork by Martin HĂ€usler (www.martinhausler.com)

Crafted with producer and mixing engineer Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer at Redhead Studio (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), »Touchdown« was mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio (Solingen, Germany). The record includes a guest appearance by violinist Stefan Pintev on the closing track, and bass tracks were recorded by new member Baltes. Artwork was provided by Martin HĂ€usler who was also responsible for shooting band photos in support of the new album campaign.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Touchdown’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/spotifynewreleases

More on »Touchdown«:
‘Forever Free’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/WSoMZ3g5FcQ
‘Forever Free’ OFFICIAL GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH: https://youtu.be/xDiGfpGN2kA
‘Touchdown’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/p5bfVyWcaH8
‘Touchdown’ OFFICIAL GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH: https://youtu.be/6QRhKHmuEF0