Saxon will embark upon a ten-date UK tour in support of their latest 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 as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock n’ roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”.

Last year, 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 halls… Welcome to the metal church!” Who could argue with that sentiment?

Saxon, Fastway, and 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

Tickets are on sale now via and

* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.

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