UFO on in The Academy

True rock legends, UFO were formed in London in 1968. Frontman Phil Mogg has recently announced that 2019’s 50th anniversary tour will be his last with the band. Mogg is UFO’s only ever-present member, and he’s performed on all 22 of the group’s studio albums. The band’s current line-up is rounded out by Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Rob Le Luca.

UFO released A Conspiracy of Stars in 2015 and a covers collection called The Salentino Cuts in 2017. They’re known for creating classic hard rock music, with gritty hooks, powerful riffs and lyrics full of eccentric humour and sometimes great emotional depth.