Saxon Announce 40th Anniversary “Castles & Eagles” UK Dates

Saxon will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with some special UK shows. Here’s the dates:

10/18 Glasgow, UK -Braehead Arena (with Black Star Riders and Girlschool)
10/19 London, UK – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith (with Krokus, Girlschool, and Diamond Head)
10/20 Manchester, UK -O2 Apollo (with Krokus, Girlschool, and Diamond Head)

With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing “The Eagle Has Landed 40” on August 2. The effort will include 40 songs and it will be available as a double CD, a special box set, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Biff Byford commented:

“We are very happy to be celebrating 40 years of Saxon by playing these great venues — to be back at Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo is fantastic and to see all our Scottish friends at Braehead Arena just tops it off! The show will be the biggest and best since the classic era of the band and the set list will be…. Well let’s say we’ll start with ‘Wheels Of Steel’ straight into ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’ into ‘Denim & Leather’ … that good enough for you?”


Saxon To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With “Largest, Loudest, Brightest’ And ‘Most Explosive Show Ever”

Saxon are planning a special 40th anniversary tour that is promising to feature their “largest, loudest, brightest, most explosive show ever!.” The trek will include 60 tons of light and sound and 45,000 watts of power. Dates and cities will be announced soon.

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Saxon’s Nigel Glockler Had Half His Nose Bitten Off By A Dog

Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler apparently had half his nose bitten off by a dog and had to have it reattached. He said the following about that:

“I was at the pub last night, petting a dog when it decided it did not like my face and took off half my nose. I’ve had over 100 stitches inside and out of the nose and it’s been reattached. Gina says between this and the scar on my scalp I should change my name to FrankenNigel. The good news is no problems for the upcoming shows – see you soon!”

Saxon Announce February U.S. Dates

Saxon have announced some February U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

02/13 Tulsa, OK – ID Ballroom
02/14 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/15 San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center Showroom
02/16 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/17 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
02/20 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
02/21 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
02/23 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
02/24-28 – Monsters Of Rock Cruise

Saxon To Celebrate 40th Anniversary In 2019

It looks like Saxon are planning to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019. Biff Byford told Moshpit Passion the following:

“We are touring until December, I think, but we’ve got something planned next year for our 40th anniversary. So I’m looking forward to that. There should be some… maybe some festivals and maybe two or three special shows.”

He also added that he “can’t share” any more details about their plans because it’s “top secret.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Saxon Premiere New Video For “Predator” Feat. Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg

Saxon have premiered a new video for their song “Predator.” This track features Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg and it appears on the band’s latest album “Thunderbolt.” Biff Byford commented:

“Great fun doing the new video for ‘Predator’. Big thanks to Johan for doing his thing on vocals with me… And much thanks to Steph Byford for making the video. Hope you like it”

Saxon To Reissue “The Eagle Has Landed” With Bonus Tracks

Saxon will be reissuing their 1982 live album “The Eagle Has Landed” on October 19. The effort will come with several bonus tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1981-1982.

“The Eagle Has Landed” Track Listing:

01. “Motorcycle Man”
02. “747 Strangers In The Night”
03. “Princess Of The Night”
04. “Strong Arm Of The Law”
05. “Heavy Metal Thunder”
06. “20,000 Ft”
07. “Wheels Of Steel”
08. “Never Surrender”
09. “Fire in The Sky”
10. “Machine Gun”

CD Bonus Tracks (Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1981-1982):

11. “And The Bands Played On”
12. “See The Light Shining”
13. “Frozen Rainbow”
14. “Midnight Rider”
15. “Dallas 1PM”
16. “Hungry Years”