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Apr 02, 2015 GB-Sheffield - O2 Academy
January 23rd, 2015
Mar19, 2015This is how it started with Sven as a drummer
Ibiza 1996 - In Fitty's garage

Feb27, 2015U.D.O. is very proud to present our new tour keyboarder Harrison Young
The band is currently rehearsing for the tour. Harrison already became fix part of the U.D.O. family and everybody is highly motivated to kick ass on tour. This is the best U.D.O. ever with a great NEW setlist!!!!

Harrison Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer from just outside of New York City, currently living in the Netherlands. In addition to touring and recording with his own two bands, Earth Minor and The Harrison Young Quartet, he has also appeared on numerous albums including Metal Queen Doro Pesch’s latest release, “Raise Your Fist” and NYC Hip Hop Legend Talib Kweli’s album Gutter Rainbows, for which Harrison provided the iconic piano riff on the #1 iTunes single, ‘Cold Rain.’

For the past several years, Harrison has been touring the world with Doro as her keyboardist, appearing at festivals like Wacken, Graspop, and Sweden Rock, in addition to countless headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Moscow. In 2013, he sang the official anthem of the inaugural Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro in front of hundreds of thousands of people at Hamburg Germany’s 824th Harbor Celebration.

He also recently released a new album with his long time rock band, Earth Minor entitled 'Across The Atlantic In Record Time,’ which is now available worldwide at his website,

Harrison is thrilled to join the U.D.O. team as of this upcoming European tour and looks forward to rocking with you in your city.
Feb26, 2015U.D.O. on the Faroe Islands!!!
U.D.O. will play the first time ever on the Faroe Islands on June 27th in Tórshavn at "Voxbotn 2015".
Feb10, 2015Show on Ibiza confirmed
U.D.O. will play an open-air show on Ibizia at the "Castillo de Dalt Vila" on April 14th. This concert is a part of the "Full Metal Cruise II".
Feb06, 2015New drummer announced: It’s Udo’s son Sven Dirkschneider!
It’s a real sensation: After the split of former U.D.O. Drummer Francesco Jovino and numerous auditions with possible new band members, the decision has been made – the new drummer and band member of U.D.O. will be Sven Dirkschneider! „His drumming has simply convinced us most“, the band says. „His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O. We also know that Sven fits perfectly into the band family. He has been working as a drum tec for us for more than four years and we know from several world tours that everyone likes him and gets along with him perfectly.“ Sven Dirkschneider is 21 years old and is now the youngest member of U.D.O. From the beginning Sven was in touch with his father ´s job and ran around backstage at his shows. His father ´s world, consisting of tour busses, lots of event techniques and travelling has been normal to him since he can think. And he felt at a very early stage that this could be his world as well. After his high school diploma he started studying media design and event techniques. Now Sven is a permanent member of U.D.O.. His debut show for U.D.O. will be on March 6th in Wuerzburg/Germany. „It is a very special feeling to be a part of my father’s band“, he says. „I somehow have always been around with the band since I can remember. But I have never dreamed of being a real band member one day.“
Feb04, 2015"Decadent Tour" - One new show added and 2 shows changed the date
New show in the Netherlands:
Mar 16, 2015 NL-Zoetermeer - Borderij

The shows in Valencia and Barcelona changed the dates:
Apr 12, 2015 E-Valencia - Sala Rock City
Apr 16, 2015 E-Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Feb03, 2015Show in Lithuania confirmed
We have added the following show to the tour schedule:

May 05, 2015 LT-Vilnius - Forum Palace
Feb02, 2015Highest chart entry in Germany ever!!!
The new album “Decadent” enters the german album charts at #16! That's a huge success and the highest chart entry in Germany for U.D.O. ever.
Jan26, 2015Updated dates for Finland!!!
We have added one more show in Finland and updated the schedule for Finland as well:

May 07, 2015 FIN-Vaasa - Leipätehdas
May 08, 2015 FIN-Jyväskylä - Lutakko
May 09, 2015 FIN-Lahti - Finlandia klubi
May 10, 2015 FIN-Helsinki - Nosturi
Jan23, 2015"Decadent" is out now!!!
The new album "Decadent" is finally out in Europe. Our fans in the US have to wait a few more days until February 3rd.

But you should checkout our website a little bit closer. We have there the following 3 songs from the new album in the audio player at the bottom of the website:


You will also find the lyrics from the new album "Decadent" here.
Jan21, 2015Check out "Pain" from the forthcoming album "Decadent"
Only two days till the new U.D.O. album „Decadent“ will be out in Europe - until then we got the new song “Pain” for you to enjoy:

You can order the “Decadent” album, vinyl or fanbox here:
Jan14, 2015Two more shows were added to the "Decadent Tour"
The following shows were added to the tour schedule:

Mar 08, 2015 SK-Bratislava - MMC
Mar 24, 2015 H-Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club