U.D.O. – enter album charts around the globe with new album »Touchdown«; November 2023 USA/Canada tour announced!

Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Sven Dirkschneider (drums), Fabian Dee Dammers (guitars), Andrey Smirnov (guitars) and Peter Baltes (bass): Heavy metal squad U.D.O. seem to be lined up better than ever. A highly positive spirit is present within the team what cannot only be seen performance-wise on stage day by day but also musically. It especially is the latter aspect that led to their latest studio album »Touchdown« — the first one featuring all five of the aforementioned musicians — which was just released via Atomic Fire Records on August 25, 2023 and with that record, the band have now scored impressive chart entries worldwide, including no. 4 of the official German album chart – the highest result in their homeland in U.D.O.‘s long-running career! The listing of the most notable entries reads as follows:

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)
United Kingdom: #50 (Independent Album Chart)
USA: #16 (Top New Artists) / #18 (Hard Rock)

The band add: “This is so incredible! Our new album »Touchdown« has achieved the highest chart entries in the entire U.D.O. history! We salute YOU for your unstoppable and loyal support!”

Make sure to go and see U.D.O. perform the new hits live and get your tickets for their upcoming gigs now. Their current worldwide touring itinerary — incl. a recently added November 2023 North American leg — can be found below!

U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER live:

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]

»Touchdown« – World Tour 2023/24 – USA/Canada (VIP upgrades available soon!)

03.11.2023 US Frenchtown, NJ – Artie’s Bar and Grill [TICKETS] *NEW*
04.11.2023 US New Bedford, MA – The Vault [TICKETS] *NEW*
05.11.2023 US Reading, PA – Reverb [TICKETS] *NEW*
08.11.2023 US Jefferson, LA – Southport Music Hall [TICKETS] *NEW*
09.11.2023 US Houston, TX – Rise Rooftop [TICKETS] *NEW*
11.11.2023 US San Antonio, TX – Rolling Oaks Event Center [TICKETS] *NEW*
12.11.2023 US Dallas, TX – Trees [TICKETS] *NEW*
15.11.2023 US Glendale, AZ – The 44 Sports Grill & Nightlife [TICKETS] *NEW*
16.11.2023 US West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go-Go [TICKETS] *NEW*
17.11.2023 US San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge [TICKETS] *NEW*
18.11.2023 US Santa Ana, CA – Stages [TICKETS] *NEW*
20.11.2023 US San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [TICKETS] *NEW*
22.11.2023 US Denver, CO – The Rickhouse [TICKETS] *NEW*
24.11.2023 US McHenry, IL – The Vixen [TICKETS] *NEW*
25.11.2023 US Joliet, IL – The Forge [TICKETS] *NEW*
26.11.2023 US Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs [TICKETS] *NEW*
28.11.2023 CA Ottawa (Nepean), ON – The Brass Monkey [TICKETS] *NEW*
29.11.2023 CA MontrĂ©al, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques [TICKETS] *NEW*
30.11.2023 CA Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace [TICKETS] *NEW*
01.12.2023 US Detroit (Westland), MI – The Token Lounge [TICKETS] *NEW*
03.12.2023 US Harrison, OH – Blue Note [TICKETS] *NEW*
04.12.2023 US Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall [TICKETS] *NEW*
07.12.2023 US Manchester, NH – Angel City Music Hall [TICKETS] *NEW*

»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 [TICKETS]
14.03.2024 DE Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 DE Marsberg – Metal Diver Festival @ SchĂŒtzenhalle St. Magnus [TICKETS]
20.03.2024 CZ Prague – Roxy [TICKETS]
22.03.2024 CZ Brno – Sono Centrum [TICKETS]
23.03.2024 CZ Ostrava – Garage Club [TICKETS]

03./04.05.2024 DE Andernach – Metal Days [TICKETS] *NEW*
10./11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim* [TICKETS]
03. – 06.07.2024 DE Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air* *SOLD OUT*

*as DIRKSCHNEIDER

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

Order »Touchdown« physically, stream it on your favourite DSP or get it digitally now, here: http://udo.afr.link/touchdown

The album was crafted with producer and mixing engineer Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer at Redhead Studio (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) and 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.

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
‘Fight For The Right’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/djP4REKX6dM