Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle on 28 October 2016. 

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 UK shows were cancelled - bar Saxon headlining shows in Wakefield and Brighton.

Joining Saxon and Girlschool on the new dates will be Fastway, the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke with UFO bassist Pete Way.  The current line up features Fast Eddie Clarke with Toby Jepson on vocals, Steve Strange on drums and Mama’s Boys’ John McManus on bass. More info on

"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!”

Tickets go on sale on Friday 3 June via and

Dates as follows:

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

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

Saxon have also recently released a 9 Vinyl album box set Eagles and Dragons containing the bands nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. are looking forward to catch this tour! NH

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