SAXON FORCED TO POSTPONE UK TOUR

SAXON FORCED TO POSTPONE UK TOUR

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Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more.  He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”  

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows:  Tickets are valid for the new dates.

 

February 3rd Newcastle Academy
February 4th    Nottingham Rock City
February 5th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
February 6th Oxford   Academy
February 7th London Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologize to all involved for any inconvenience caused. 

‘WARRIORS OF THE ROAD’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ARRIVES IN THE UK 30TH NOVEMBER

‘WARRIORS OF THE ROAD’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ARRIVES IN THE UK 30TH NOVEMBER

Saxon_RescheduledNWOBM legends Saxon embark on their ‘Warriors of The Road’ UK Tour on 30th November. These UK dates are the culmination of a 38-date European tour celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather. Support will come from HELL and Stormzone.

Kicking off in Bristol and closing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 13th December, ‘Warriors of the Road’ – which has been blowing away fans in Europe – will treat UK fans to 12 explosive shows. ‘Come and see the awesome power of Saxon live!’ says frontman Biff Byford.

Please note the Leeds O2 Academy and Nottingham Rock City dates have swapped around since the tour was announced – the show at Leeds will now be on 2nd December with Nottingham is now on 10th December.

35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and the band still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. Come see for yourself and take a dive into metal history.

UK Dates are: (please note Leeds and Nottingham dates have swopped)

Date City Venue Box Office
NOVEMBER      
30th BRISTOL Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
DECEMBER      
1st BOURNEMOUTH Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
2nd LEEDS Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
4th MANCHESTER Ritz 0844 248 5117
5th DUBLIN Academy  
6th BELFAST Limelight/Mandela Hall  
7th GLASGOW ABC 0844 477 2000 (TM)
9th NEWCASTLE Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
10th NOTTINGHAM Rock City 0845 413 4444
11th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000
12th OXFORD Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
13th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 (TM)

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) – all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.com orwww.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info.

Saxon are: Biff Byford – vocals; Paul Quinn – guitar; Doug Scarratt – guitar; Nibbs Carter – bass and Nigel Glockler – drums.

Saxon formed in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1976. To date they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and released 26 albums including Wheels of Steel, which hit number 5 in 1980. They have had 8 top 20 UK albums. They recently released ‘Hidden Treasure’ – St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester a double CD, which was recorded at The Ritz during their Sacrifice World Tour and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.

Full band info can be found on www.Saxon747.com

SAXON ANNOUNCE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

SAXON ANNOUNCE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Saxon_RescheduledNWOBM legends Saxon recently announced ‘Warriors of The Road’, a 38 date European Tour celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather. 

Starting in Bristol and closing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, ‘Warriors of the Road’ will land in the UK on 30th November to delight fans with 12 explosive shows. The routing has changed slightly and Leeds will now be on 2nd December with Nottingham to follow on 10th December. ‘Come and see the awesome power of Saxon live!’ – says frontman Biff Byford. The band is currently working on a live DVD that will be released to coincide with the upcoming tour. 

35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. Come see for yourself and take a dive into metal history. 

UK Dates are: (please note Leeds and Nottingham dates have swopped) 

Date City Venue Box Office
NOVEMBER      
30th BRISTOL Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
DECEMBER      
1st BOURNEMOUTH Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
2nd LEEDS Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
4th MANCHESTER Ritz 0844 248 5117
5th DUBLIN Academy  
6th BELFAST Limelight/Mandela Hall  
7th GLASGOW ABC 0844 477 2000 (TM)
9th NEWCASTLE Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
10th NOTTINGHAM Rock City 0845 413 4444
11th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000
12th OXFORD Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
13th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 (TM)

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) – all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.comor www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info. 

Saxon are: Biff Byford – vocals; Paul Quinn – guitar; Doug Scarratt – guitar; Nibbs Carter – bass and Nigel Glockler – drums.

Saxon formed in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1976. To date they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and released 26 albums including Wheels of Steel, which hit number 5 in 1980. They have had 8 top 20 UK albums. They recently released ‘Hidden Treasure’ – St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester a double CD, which was recorded at The Ritz during their Sacrifice World Tour and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. 

Full band info can be found on www.Saxon747.com 

SAXON ANNOUNCE 3 UK AND 3 EUROPEAN HEADLINING DATES DURING THE MOTORHEAD TOUR

SAXON ANNOUNCE 3 UK AND 3 EUROPEAN HEADLINING DATES DURING THE MOTORHEAD TOUR

SaxonSacrLogoBritish rock legends Saxon have announced 3 exclusive club shows in the UK and 3 in Europe this winter, in addition to the upcoming November/December dates with Motorhead. The tour, unofficially known as ‘Bombers and Eagles Fly Again’, will see the two iconic bands hitting the road together to perform in Europe and in six major UK music venues in November 2014.

Seminal NWOBM outfit Saxon will head alone to Northampton, Preston and Buckley in the UK to revisit venues where they last entertained audiences back in 1979 and 1980, in a memorable comeback which will see them perform tracks from their latest album ‘Sacrifice’ next to a selection of classics. A tribute to the band’s loyal fan base, Saxon’s return to their roots promises to be a special treat not to be missed. Some footage from the events will be used for an upcoming documentary, which will also include filming from July shows at Holmfirth Picturedome and the Steelhouse Festival. The European dates will take Saxon to Luxembourg (10th November), Leeuwarden in Holland (4th December) and Malmo, Sweden (7th December).

“We’re looking forward to being out with our mates Motorhead again – it’s always great for the fans when the two bands get together”, says Biff Byford. A fundamental part of the history of British Metal with 15 million records sold worldwide, Saxon are billed as very special guests on the Motorhead tour, with German rockers Skew Siskin providing support; the heavyweight package is sure to be a hit with fans of the genre and tickets are going fast.

Dates as follows: 

Date City Venue
NOVEMBER 2013    
THU 07 ZURICH (SWITZERLAND) CLUB HALLENSTADION
SAT 09 PARIS (FRANCE) ZENITH
SUN 10 LUXEMBOURG ROCKHAL*
MON 11 DEINZE (BELGIUM) BRIELPOORT
WED 13 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
THU 14 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
FRI 15 WEISSENHÄUSER STRAND (GERMANY) METAL HAMMER PARADISE
SAT 16 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
MON 18 NORTHAMPTON ROADMENDERS*
TUE 19 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL
WED 20 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
FRI 22 GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
SAT 23 PRESTON 53 DEGREES*
SUN 24 BUCKLEY TIVOLI*
TUE 26 BERLIN (GERMANY) VELODROM
WED 27 FRANKFURT (GERMANY) JAHRHUNDERTHALLE
THU 29 STUTTGART (GERMANY) SCHLEYERHALLE
FRI 30 MUNICH (GERMANY) ZENITH
DECEMBER    
SUN 02 DUSSELDORF (GERMANY) MEH
MON 03 HAMBURG (GERMANY) SPORTHALLE
TUE 04 LEEUWARDEN (HOLLAND) ROMEIN*
THU 06 HORSENS (DENMARK) FORUM
FRI 07 MALMO (SWEDEN) KB*
SAT 08 OSLO (NORWAY) CENTRUM SCENE
MON 10 HELSINKI (FINLAND) HARTWELL ARENA
WED 12 HLINKOPING (SWEDEN) CLOETTA CENTER

* Saxon Only

TICKETS:

Tickets for the Saxon UK headlining shows are £22.50 (subject to booking fee). 

Tickets for the Saxon/Motorhead shows are already on sale from www.ticketmaster.co.uk  and  www.livenation.co.uk  priced £34 in London/ £27 regionally. 

SAXON ADD MORE DATES – ALBUM OUT SOON

SAXON ADD MORE DATES – ALBUM OUT SOON

SaxonSacrLogoNWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 4 more dates in spring, taking them to Dublin, Belfast, Oxford and Falmouth, in addition to those already confirmed. 

Saxon’s new studio album Sacrifice will be out on February 25th.