Saxon who release their new album Call To Arms on 23rd May, embark upon their UK tour on 9th April.  The band announced on their website on Monday, that they would invite the first 20 fans to email and get confirmation from them for each show, to come to the venue of their choice and watch the soundcheck. They would be asked to donate £10 cash into the charity box upon arrival.  All of the money collected will go Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Childline and will be presented to the Charities at the London Shepherds Bush Empire show on St. Georges Day, 23rd April.   Most of the places are now taken but Saxon have added a few extra slots in a some of the venues….. so if you want to attend a soundcheck email 

Biff Byford said:  “If you were lucky enough to get allocated a place, you turn up at the back stage door at 4pm and you must pay £10 cash into the charity box. I think this is a first.”

Full dates are:        
April 2011 City  Venue    Box Office Tickets
Sat 9th Leamington Spa  The Assembly ***  01926 523 001 £17.50
Sun 10th Nottingham Rock City 0845 413 4444 £16.50
Mon 11th Whitehaven Civic Hall  01946 514 960 £16.50
Wed 13th Manchester  Academy 2 0161 832 1111 £17.50
Thurs 14th Glasgow O2 ABC 0871 230 7131 £16.50
Fri 15th  Newcastle O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 £17.50
Sun 17th  Leeds  O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 £17.50
Mon 18th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000 £17.50
Tue 19th Bristol O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 £17.50
Thurs 21st  Falmouth Princess Pavilion 0871 220 0260 £17.50
Fri 22nd Bournemouth  O2 Academy  0844 477 2000 £16.50
Sat 23rd London  O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 £18.50

 *** NO SOUNDCHECK competition at this venue and Wolfsbane not supporting at this show 
Tickets are available online from, credit card hotline – 0844 871 8803 and usual outlets (subject to booking fee).