BACK TO THE UK FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS TOUR
“Saxon are close to becoming part of English heritage” (Fireworks)
Never tired of the road, British metal veterans Saxon will be returning to the UK for the second time this year with a string of live shows in December.
Saxon are hot on the heels of a US tour in support of their latest acclaimed release ‘Call to Arms’, where both album and shows replicated the success already enjoyed in the UK with public and critics alike. “This is probably the best album we’ve written and recorded in the last 20 years,” states Biff Byford unapologetically, ”It’s the perfect embrace of our past with a great modern edge.”
Lead vocalist and main man Biff Byford keeps leading the pack and mesmerizing audiences with his performances, never shy of energy, drive and enthusiasm. "It doesn't matter if we are playing for 90,000 people or 2000 people, as long as they are there to see us play, we are happy," Byford recently commented. Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums complete the current line-up. Saxon will be playing unforgettable classics and more recent material from Call to Arms.
“Biff Byford is charming, amusing… What a foghorn of a voice.” (Metal Hammer)
Dates as follows: Support is Hammerfall for all shows.
DATE CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE INFO
Tues 13th Oxford 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
Wed 14th Leicester 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academyleicester.co.uk
Fri 16th Edinburgh Picturehouse 0844 847 1740 - www.meanfiddler.com
Sat 17th Belfast Mandela Hall 0844 277 4455 - www.qubsu-ents.com
Sun 18th Sheffield 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academysheffield.co.uk
Tues 20th London Koko 0844 477 1000 - www.koko.uk.com/
Tickets are priced at £18.50 for all shows except London where they are £20.00 and are subject to booking fee. Doors open for all shows at 7.00pm except Edinburgh 6.30pm
Saxon formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, and went on to lead the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They had 8 Top 40 albums in the UK in the 1980s - including 4 Top 10 - plus an impressive amount of Top 20 singles. Saxon have sold more than 13 million albums worldwide and heavily influenced bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Sodom and Running Wild. Live performances have always been one of the biggest strengths for the band, which is renowned as one of the best heavy metal live acts Britain ever fathered.
“They leave the stage as conquering heroes.” Classic Rock