August 24, 2023
Photo: Martin Hausler

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 in Europe 2023

  • 25.08.2023 DE Haddeby – Baltic Open Air [TICKETS]
  • 16.09.2023 DE Tuttlingen – Beast of Rocks @ Stadthalle [TICKETS]
  • 07.10.2023 DE Würzburg – 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*

*as DIRKSCHNEIDER

U.D.O. Touchdown Europe 2024

  • 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 – COMING 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]

Touchdown

  1. Isolation Man
  2. The Flood
  3. The Double Dealer’s Club
  4. Fight For The Right
  5. Forever Free
  6. Punchline
  7. Sad Man’s Show
  8. The Betrayer
  9. 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!)

  1. Starlight
  2. Living For Tonite
  3. Midnight Mover
  4. Breaker
  5. London Leatherboys
  6. Princess Of The Dawn
  7. Restless And Wild
  8. Son Of A Bitch
  9. Screaming For A Love-Bite
  10. Up To The Limit
  11. Metal Heart
  12. Fast As A Shark
  13. Balls To The Wall

Touchdown will be available in the following formats:

jewelcase-CD
digipak-CDEU; incl. bonus DVD »Dirkschneider – Live at Wacken 2022,«
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 gatefoldblack, 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.)
digital

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 Häusler who was also responsible for shooting band photos in support of the new album campaign.


U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER are:
Udo Dirkschneider | vocals
Andrey Smirnov | guitar
Sven Dirkschneider | drums
Fabian Dee Dammers | guitar
Peter Baltes | bass


U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER online:

Official Website