Saxon Headline UK Tour
After crowd-rocking performances at the Golden Gods awards, Sonisphere and Bloodstock, not to mention Biff’s special guest performance with Metallica in Paris in April, Britain’s favourite metallers, SAXON, will headline a 7-date UK tour in November.
Biff and the boys continue to delight their long-standing fans, as well as acquire a loyal following from a whole new generation. Of their massive resurgence, lead-singer Biff Byford says: “Things are going really well and these shows will be a great end to a fantastic year – and feel free to send us your set list ideas.”
SAXON will be joined by special guests ANVIL and SUIDAKRA. Following the hit movie “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” which so poignantly documented the band’s 30 year struggle, ANVIL, who headlined the Tuborg Stage at this year’s Download Festival, bring the heavy metal that inspired the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth to UK audiences. Anvil are: Steve “Lips” Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums) and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals).
Full details for the November tour are:
Weds, 4th Nov Whitehaven Civic Hall
Thurs, 5th Nov Middlesbrough Empire
Fri, 6th Nov Edinburgh Picturehouse
Sat, 7th Nov Birmingham NEC (Hellfire Festival)
Sun, 8th Nov London Koko
Mon, 9th Nov Nottingham Rock City
Tues, 10th Nov Leeds Academy
Biff Byford on vocals
Paul Quinn – guitar
Doug Scarratt – guitar
Nibbs Carter – bass
Nigel Glockler – drums
SAXON are true heavy metal heroes. Their story is a classic rock’n’roll saga: five friends from the backstreets of Yorkshire setting out to take on the world. The resulting chart glory, band infighting, full-on rock’n’roll excess, ensures their dramatic tale will become part of heavy metal history. A documentary: “Heavy Metal Thunder” is now in production for release in November and can be pre-ordered on www.saxon747.com. The film features not on only contributions from Saxon past & present, but from the likes of Metallica, Motörhead, Harvey Goldsmith and many more. It will also feature plenty of rare archive material and unseen concert footage.