18TH JANUARY UPDATE: YORKSHIRE HEAVY METAL MONOLITHS SAXON HAVE ANNOUNCED A VERY SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY CASTLES & EAGLES TOUR FOR OCTOBER 2019 AT LONDONS INTIMATE EVENTIM APOLLO + MANCHESTER + GLASGOW – SIGN UP FOR EVENT INFO + TICKET PRESALES!!
Marking four decades since they unleashed their eponymous debut album, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal torchbearers will play a trio of shows in iconic venues featuring their fabled castle stage set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig.
Kicking off proceedings on Friday 18th October, Saxon will play their biggest Scottish show of their 40-year career at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena where they will be joined by special guest Black Star Riders together with Girlschool who are opening the show.
For the first time since their Hammersmith Odeon shows in the 1980s, Saxon will then play London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Saturday 19th October and Manchester Apollo on Sunday 20th October.
They will be joined at these two shows by Swiss hard rockers Krokus, who are playing their final tour, plus Girlschool and Diamond Head.
24-hour presale tickets to the shows go on sale right here at 10am on Thursday 24th January.
Saxon singer Biff Byford comments: “We are very happy to be celebrating 40 years of Saxon by playing these great venues – to be back at Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo is fantastic and to see all our Scottish friends at Braehead Arena just tops it off!
“The show will be the biggest and best since the classic era of the band and the set list will be …. Well let’s say we’ll start with ‘Wheels Of Steel’ – straight into ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’ into ‘Denim & Leather’ … that good enough for you?”
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