Saxon will embark upon a ten-date UK tour in support of their latestÂ offering starting in Newcastle on 28 October.
Battering Ram was released twelve months ago and is Saxon’s incredible 21st studio album. The record has been described by Biff Byford asÂ “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rockÂ n’Â roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”.
Last year,Â following the release of Battering Ram, the band went out on tour with both Motorhead and Girlschool. The trio of bands was scheduled for a return UK leg in January which was tragically cancelled upon the passing of Lemmy.
Subsequently, Girlschool, and Fastway (the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke) will be joining Saxon on their forthcoming tour. Saxon’s frontman Biff Byford can’t wait to hit the road with this touring package stating “Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool”, explained By Ford. “I think this lineup is unique, you don’t wanna miss it. Looking forward to battering some hallsâ€¦ Welcome to the metal church!” Who could argue with that sentiment?
Saxon, Fastway, andÂ Girlschool UK Tour Dates:
28 Oct | Newcastle | O2 Academy
29 Oct | Glasgow | O2 ABC
30 Oct | Belfast | Limelight *
01 Nov | Dublin | Academy *
02 Nov | Manchester | O2 Ritz
03 Nov | Bristol | O2 Academy
05 Nov | London | O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
06 Nov | Wolverhampton | Wulfrun Hall
08 Nov | Sheffield | O2 Academy
09 Nov | Nottingham | Rock City
* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.