June 23 — U.D.O. gave audiences their first preview of its new album, Touchdown this weekend.
The band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Forever Free‘ and the song’s lyric video Friday. The song’s musical arrangement is a catchy composition that throws back to the power metal songs of the 80s from the likes of Judas Priest and Saxon. That is meant in the best way possible.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the premiere of the pairing. The lyrics presented in the lyric video present the theme as being a sociopolitical commentary about the state of the world and encourages audiences to think for themselves rather than just go along with the masses. That is especially the case with the world’s political state.
The song’s video features the lyrics over images of the album’s cover art and photos of the band as the song plays over the visualization.
In other news, U.D.O. is in the midst of a tour in support of Touchdown. The tour’s current schedule is noted below.
U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER Live:
7/21/2023 Open Air Pförring – Pförring, DE
7/29/2023 Rock Of Ages – Rottenburg-Seebronn, DE
8/12/2023 Leyendas del Rock – Villena, ES *
8/16/2023 Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/17/2023 Rock Castle Open Air – Moravský Krumlov, CZ
8/20/2023 Rock The Lakes – Vallamand (VD), CH
8/25/2023 Baltic Open Air – Haddeby, DE
9/16/2023 Beast Of Rocks @ Stadthalle – Tuttlingen, DE
10/07/2023 Keep It True Rising III @ Posthalle – Würzburg, DE *
10/22/2023 Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik – Linz, AT
10/29/2023 Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum – Salzburg, AT
5/10-11/2024 Rock in Rautheim – Braunschweig, DE
More information on Touchdown and U.D.O.’s new tour dates is available along with all of U.D.O.’s latest news at: