NWOBM 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. Support will come from HELL and Stormzone.
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
30th Bristol Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
01st Bournemouth Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
02nd Leeds Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
04th Manchester Ritz 0844 248 5117
05th Dublin Academy
06th Belfast Limelight/ Mandela Hall
07th Glasgow ABC 0844 477 2000 (TM)
09th 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 Shepherd's 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
(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 the bands official website here: