We're a little excited for this announcement! 


NWOBHM icons 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 28th October. 

"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!”

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 leg planned to begin on January 16th was cancelled - bar a Saxon headlining show in 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


Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com

 

SEE YOU THERE!

TOUR DATES October 28th - Newcastle | O2 Academy 29th - Glasgow | O2 ABC 30th - Belfast | Limelight November 1st -  Dublin | Academy 2nd - Manchester | O2 Ritz 3rd -  Bristol | O2 Academy 5th - London | O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 6th -  Wolverhampton | Wulfrun Hall 8th  - Sheffield | O2 Academy 9th - Nottingham | Rock City

TOUR DATES

October

28th - Newcastle | O2 Academy

29th - Glasgow | O2 ABC

30th - Belfast | Limelight

November

1st -  Dublin | Academy

2nd - Manchester | O2 Ritz

3rd -  Bristol | O2 Academy

5th - London | O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

6th -  Wolverhampton | Wulfrun Hall

8th  - Sheffield | O2 Academy

9th - Nottingham | Rock City