Tourdates 1977

Lights Out is the sixth studio album by the British rock band UFO, released in May 1977. All songs are band originals except for “Alone Again Or” which is a cover of a song by the band Love. Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 28 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”. Easy choice to make if you are thinking about buying one UFO album.

In my opinion, “Lights Out” (1977) was the band at their peak. Sure, “Phenomenon”, “Force It” and “No Heavy Petting” were all great albums with some awesome (and now classic) songs. “Strangers In The Night” is their best “live” release – and one of my favorite live rock albums of all time. But, “Lights Out” was head and shoulders above the rest featuring outstanding song writing, great vocals by singer Phil Mogg, and some incredible guitar work by Michael Schenker (the rest of UFO was in fine shape too). “Lights Out” features the blistering title track , “Too Hot To Handle”, the near 7 minute “Love To Love”, and a hidden gem “Try me”.

Only bad thing about this album is that it’s only 8 songs long. All UFO is good old fashioned rock & roll… but if you’re looking for one to buy, get this one. A true classic from an underrated legendary rock band.

2008 EMI’s remastered edition includes 4 bonus tracks, recorded live at The Roundhouse, London in 1976, and also some writing credits are corrected.

 

Setlist Lights out Tour :

Lights Out (Lights out) – Gettin’ Ready (Lights out) – Love To Love (Lights out) – On With The Action  (No Heavy Petting) – Doctor Doctor (Phenomenon) – I’m A Loser (No Heavy Petting) – Too Hot To Handle (Lights out) – Out In The Street (Force it) – This Kids (Force it) – Encore: Shoot Shoot (Force it) – Rock Bottom (Phenomenon) – C’mon Everybody (Ufo 1)

Sometimes they play:
Can You Roll Her (No Heavy Petting) – Natural Thing (No heavy petting) – Try me (Lights out) – Boogie For George (Ufo 1)

Setlist (Paul Chapman on Guitar) as supporting Act
Lights Out (Lights out) – Getting Ready (Lights out) – Love To Love (Lights out) – On With The Action  (No Heavy Petting) – Doctor Doctor (Phenomenon) – Out In The Street (Force it) – This Kids (Force it) – Shoot Shoot (Force it) – Rock Bottom (Phenomenon) – Encore: Too Hot To Handle (Lights out)

Setlist (Michael Schenker on Guitar) supporting Rush
Lights Out (Lights out) – Love To Love (Lights out) – On With The Action  (No Heavy Petting) – Doctor Doctor (Phenomenon) – Out In The Street (Force it) – This Kids (Force it) – Shoot Shoot (Force it) – Rock Bottom (Phenomenon) – Encore: Too Hot To Handle (Lights out)

 

Lights out Europe Tour 77

26. Apr 77 – Stockholm, Sweden, Göta Lejon (Concert Poster)
30. Apr 77 – Karlsruhe, Germany, Mehrzweckhalle (Concert Poster)
01. May 77 – Bietingheim, Germany, Biesingen Stadthalle (Concert Poster) (Audience Recording)
02. May 77 – Mainz, Germany, Elzer Hof (Ticket – Thanks to Antoine Prost)
03. May 77 – Offenbach, Germany, Stadthalle (Audience Recording)
04. May 77 – Köln, Germany, Santorin
05. May 77 – München, Schwabing (unconfirmed)
07. May 77 – Göppingen, Germany, Uhingen Haldenberghalle
08. May 77 – Zürich, Switzerland Volkshaus (Audience Recording)
13. May 77 – Amsterdam, Holland, Paradiso (Audience Recording)

 

Lights out UK Tour 77

31-May-1977 – Cleethorpes, Winter Gardens (Ticket)
03-Jun-1977 – Guildford, Civic Hall
04-Jun-1977 – Southend, KursaalBballroom
05-Jun-1977 – Birmingham, Town Hall (Audience Recording) (Ticket)
08-Jun-1977 – Nottingham, Palace Theatre
09-Jun-1977 – Blackpool, Imperial Ballroom (Audience Recording)
10-Jun-1977 – Newcastle, Mayfair Ballroom
11-Jun-1977 – Manchester, Free Trade Hall (Audience Recording)
12-Jun-1977 – London, The Roundhouse (Offical Recording) (Ticket)

 

Lights out US Tour (Chapman)

03. Jul 77 – Chicago,
04. Jul 77 – Mt. Prospect, IL, Randhurst Mall
10. Jul 77 – Youngstown, Tomorrow club,
11. Jul 77 – Cleveland, Ohio, The Agora (Radio Broadcast) – Released on UFO Bootleg Set (Ticket)
14. Jul 77 – Bridgeport, Connecticut, Jai Ali Fronton Arena – Blue Oyster Cult, Ufo – (Ticket $7.50)
02. Aug 77 – Washington, Bayou,
10. Aug 77 – Kansas City, Memorial Hall – Foreigner, Ufo, Acdc (Ticket)
13. Aug 77 – Chicago, Soldier Field Superbowl of Rock Show – Open Air Festival (65.000 Audience)
19. Aug 77 – Dayton, OH, Hara Arena – Foreigner, Ufo, Acdc

Paul Chapman on Guitar July/August 77
Setlist : Lights Out, Getting Ready, Love to Love, On With the Action, Doctor Doctor, Out in the Streets, This Kids, Shoot Shoot, Rock Bottom, Too Hot to Handle

 

Lights out US Tour 77 (Schenker)

16. Sep 77 – Spokane, Washington Coliseum – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
17. Sep 77 – Seattle, Washington Center Arena – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Ticket)
18. Sep 77 – Pullman, Washington Beasley Coliseum – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
19. Sep 77 – Portland, Oregon Paramount Theater – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
20. Sep 77 – Portland, Oregon Paramount Theater – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
21. Sep 77 – Portland, Oregon Paramount Theater – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
22. Sep 77 – Roseburg, Oregon Douglas County Fairgrounds – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
23. Sep 77 – Medford, Oregon Armory – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
24. Sep 77 – San Francisco, CA, The Winterland – Rush, Ufo, Hush, Max Webster
26. Sep 77 – Bakersfield, California Civic Center – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
27. Sep 77 – Reno, Nevada Fairgrounds – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
28. Sep 77 – Fresno, California Selland Arena Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Audience Recording)
29. Sep 77 – Stockton, California Memorial Civic Auditorium – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
30. Sep 77 – San Diego, California Sports Arena Bootleg (Audience Recording)

01. Oct 77 – Santa Monica, CA, Civic Auditorium – Rush, Ufo
02. Oct 77 – Santa Monica, CA, Civic Auditorium – Rush, Ufo
04. Oct 77 – mesa, usa mesa amphitheatre
05. Oct 77 – phoenix, usa veterans memorial col,
07. Oct 77 – salt lake city, usa salt palace centre,
08. Oct 77 – denver
10. Oct 77 – amarillo,
11. Oct 77 – el paso,
12. Oct 77 – odessa,
13. Oct 77 – lubbock,
14. Oct 77 – tulsa,
15. Oct 77 – oklahama city, Oklahoma – UFO, Max Webster, Hush, Blue Oyster Cult
16. Oct 77 – abilene,
20. Oct 77 – houston, usa the music hall
21. Oct 77 –  fort worth, dallas, USA will rodgers auditorium,
22. Oct 77 – San Antonio, Municipal Auditorium – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Audience Recording)
23. Oct 77 – San Antonio, Municipal Auditorium – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
24. Oct 77 – Corpus christi, usa
25. Oct 77 – Beaumont, usa
27. Oct 77 – Little Rock, USA
28. Oct 77 – Shreveport,LA Municipal Auditorium – Rush, Ufo (Ticket)
29. Oct 77 – New Orleans, The Warehouse – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Ticket)
30. Oct 77 – Memphis, Dixon-Myers, Hall – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster
31. Oct 77 – Columbus, Louisiana, Convention centre

06. Nov 77 – Evansville, usa roberts stadium,
10. Nov 77 – Buffalo, NY, New Century Theatre – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Ticket)
11. Nov 77 – Buffalo, NY, New Century Theatre- Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Ticket)
12. Nov 77 – New York, NY, The Palladium – Rush, Ufo, Max Webster (Ticket)
13. Nov 77 – Baltimore, ??, Civic Center, – Rush, Cheap Trick, Ufo
16. Nov 77 – Maryland, Academy of music,???
19. Nov 77 – Rochester, new york war memorial bootleg rush,cheap trick,
20. Nov 77 – Youngstown, Tomorrows club
23. Nov 77 – Knoxville, TN, Coliseum – Ufo, AcDc
24. Nov 77 – Johnson City, TN ( Freedom Hall)
25. Nov 77 – Wheeling, WI Capitol Music Hall
26. Nov 77 – Charleston, NC Municipal Auditorium – Ufo, AcDc, The Motors

08. Dec 77 – Davenport, IA, RKO Orpheum Theatre – Cheap Trick, UFO, Rockets
09. Dec 77 – Rockford, IL, Hammond Civic Center Cheap Trick, UFO, Rockets (Ticket)
15. Dec 77 – Detroit, MI, Cobo Arena – Rush, UFO (Ticket)
16. Dec 77 – Toledo, Ohio, Sports Arena – Rush, Ufo
17. Dec 77 – Indianapolis, Indiana, Convention Center – Blue Oyster Cult, Ufo, Detective
18. Dec 77 – Dayton,OH, U.D. Arena – Rush, Ufo (Ticket)

Setlist supporting Rush : 1. Lights Out. 2. Love To Love. 3. On With The Action. 4. Doctor, Doctor. 5. Out In The Street. 6. This Kid´s. 7. Shoot Shoot. 8. Rock Bottom. (Encore) : 9. Too Hot To Handle.