Monday, 17 October 2016

SAXON ANNOUNCE UK & IRISH DATES FOR THEIR BATTERING RAM TOUR With Special Guests: FASTWAY & GIRLSCHOOL

NWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour, kicking off in Newcastle on 28 October. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for these much-awaited shows.

"Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool” - said frontman Biff Byford. “I think this line up is unique, you don't wanna miss it.  Looking forward to battering some halls… Welcome to the metal church!”


Fastway, the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke, just couldn’t resist getting together to hit the road with Saxon!  The band have played one-off dates & festivals over the past few years since the release of Eat Dog Eat (SPV) in 2011.  The current lineup features Fast Eddie Clarke with Toby Jepson on vocals, Steve Strange on drums and Mama’s Boys’ John McManus on bass.  More info on http://www.fastwayofficial.com

Battering Ram, Saxon’s 21st studio album, was released in October 2015 reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. It was described by frontman Biff Byford as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”. Following its release Saxon hit Europe with Motorhead for their 40th Anniversary tour, accompanied by Girlschool. Sadly, the tragic passing of Lemmy in December put an early end to the tour, and the entire UK leg planned to begin on 16 January was cancelled – with the exception of a Saxon headlining show in Brighton.

Dates as follows:

DATE                         CITY                           VENUE
October
28th                            Newcastle                 O2 Academy
29th                            Glasgow                    O2 ABC
30th                            Belfast*                     Limelight

November
1st                              Dublin*                       Academy
2nd                             Manchester               O2 Ritz
3rd                              Bristol                         O2 Academy
5th                              London                      O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
6th                              Wolverhampton        Wulfrun Hall
8th                              Sheffield                    O2 Academy
9th                              Nottingham               Rock City

Tickets onsale via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com

* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.

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