The Newton Theatre gets ready to rock

UFO and Saxon in September


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— Rockers UFO and Saxon, with special guest Jared James Nichols, will rock The Newton Theatre on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Tickets went on sale to the general public on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 am. Tickets for this show range from $54.00 to $69.00 and may be purchased by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contacting the Box Office at 973-383-3700.

There are even more stories about UFO than they’ve composed songs. Any band who have been in the music business for more than 40 years are bound to have experienced difficult times, but also dazzling successes and spectacular events. UFO’s success story began in London way back in 1969, when vocalist Phil Mogg, drummer Andy Parker, guitarist Mick Bolton and bassist Pete Way formed the group. Even in the Seventies, the band distinguished themselves with their very own, unmistakable style, touching a nerve among their growing following with rock numbers like Prince Kajuku, Follow You Home or C’mon Everybody from their albums UFO 1, Flying and UFO Live.

The global breakthrough arrived when German guitarist, Michael Schenker, joined the fold in 1973, having left his band Scorpions to follow an offer by Phil Mogg and Pete Way. UFO released three consecutive releases with Schenker (Phenomenon (1974), Force It (1975) and No Heavy Pettin’ (1976)), featuring classics like Doctor Doctor, Shoot, Shoot, or Rock Bottom.

Their live cut Strangers In The Night came out in 1979 and is referred to by the press as one of the best live releases of all time, while also signaling the end of the Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker & Raymond line-up. The reorganized band underwent fifteen years marked by various eras and numerous line-up changes.

Currently, UFO is touring with their long standing line-up of two original members, vocalist Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker, plus classic-era Paul Raymond on Keyboards and Guitar, American guitar slinger Vinnie Moore and bassist Rob De Luca – the perfect complement.

The band SAXON are truly monsters of rock. They are touring on their latest release Battering Ram, together with the new live DVD Let Me Feel Your Power, both on the UDR label. Saxon are vocalist Biff Byford, guitarist Paul Quinn, drummer Nigel Glockler, guitarist Doug Scarrett and bassist Tim “Nibbs” Carter.

Biff Byford of Saxon says “It's great to be back on the road with UFO. The last time we toured together was in the 80's so should be fun and a unique package for the fans. Keep the faith.”

Special guest Jared james Nichols has definitely got it. The Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist's new EP Old Glory & The Wild Revival channels blues grit and gusto through bombastic arena-size rock 'n' roll. It's raw, raucous and righteously real.


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