UFO announces its farewell tour to celebrate 50 years on stages. From 1969 UFO is leading Heavy/Rock british scene with no rest and now, Phil Mogg announces his retirement.
They are ready for the “Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour”, and one of this coveted dates will be in Fuengirola, Málaga. Fans in Rock The Coast Festival 2019 will enjoy one last time with “Doctor Doctor”, “Only you can Rock me” or “Let it Rain”.
“This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous tours in 2016,” Mogg explains. “I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next 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,” he continues. “There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won’t be a long tour. Being out on the road isn’t always tremendously luxurious and although the playing is as great as it ever was, the stuff that surrounds it becomes very tiresome. I always told myself that when I reached that stage I would step down, and that’s what I’m going to do. This is the right time for me to quit.”
“Maybe the best word to use is ‘bittersweet’,” he concludes. “But my time has arrived to be leaving UFO. And all that remains is to make sure that we have a great tour.”
Will be there or will miss it? Highly recommend you to come for a very last time with UFO in Rock the Coast 2019.
Will be there or will miss it? Highly recommend you to come for a very last time with UFO in Spain.