SAXON ANNOUNCE UK & IRISH DATES FOR THEIR BATTERING RAM TOUR
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.
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.
Rockgig.co.uk are looking forward to catch this tour! NH