||SAXON ANNOUNCE THREE UK AND THREE EUROPEAN DATES DURING THE MOTĂ–RHEAD TOUR
1st August 2013
British Metal legends Saxon have announced three exclusive club shows in the UK and three in Europe this winter, in addition to the upcoming November/December dates with MotĂ¶rhead.
The tour, unofficially known as 'Bombers And Eagles Fly Again', will see the two iconic bands hitting the road together to perform in Europe and in six major UK music venues in November 2014.
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Seminal NWOBM outfit Saxon will head alone to Northampton, Preston and Buckley in the UK to revisit venues where they last entertained audiences back in 1979 and 1980, in a memorable comeback which will see them perform tracks from their latest album 'Sacrifice' next to a selection of classics.
A tribute to the band's loyal fan base, Saxon's return to their roots promises to be a special treat not to be missed. Some footage from the events will be used for an upcoming documentary, which will also include filming from July shows at Holmfirth Picturedome and the Steelhouse Festival.
The European dates will take Saxon to Luxembourg (10th November), Leeuwarden in Holland (4th December) and Malmo, Sweden (7th December).
"We're looking forward to being out with our mates MotĂ¶rhead again â€“ it's always great for the fans when the two bands get together", says Biff Byford.
A fundamental part of the history of British Metal with 15 million records sold worldwide, Saxon are billed as very special guests on the MotĂ¶rhead tour, with German rockers Skew Siskin providing support; the heavyweight package is sure to be a hit with fans of the genre and tickets are going fast.
Dates as follows:
THU 07 ZURICH (SWITZERLAND) CLUB HALLENSTADION
SAT 09 PARIS (FRANCE) ZENITH
SUN 10 LUXEMBOURG ROCKHAL*
MON 11 DEINZE (BELGIUM) BRIELPOORT
WED 13 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
THU 14 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
FRI 15 WEISSENHĂ„USER STRAND (GERMANY) METAL HAMMER PARADISE
SAT 16 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
MON 18 NORTHAMPTON ROADMENDERS*
TUE 19 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL
WED 20 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
FRI 22 GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
SAT 23 PRESTON 53 DEGREES*
SUN 24 BUCKLEY TIVOLI*
TUE 26 BERLIN (GERMANY) VELODROM
WED 27 FRANKFURT (GERMANY) JAHRHUNDERTHALLE
THU 29 STUTTGART (GERMANY) SCHLEYERHALLE
FRI 30 MUNICH (GERMANY) ZENITH
SUN 02 DUSSELDORF (GERMANY) MEH
MON 03 HAMBURG (GERMANY) SPORTHALLE
TUE 04 LEEUWARDEN (HOLLAND) ROMEIN*
THU 06 HORSENS (DENMARK) FORUM
FRI 07 MALMO (SWEDEN) KB*
SAT 08 OSLO (NORWAY) CENTRUM SCENE
MON 10 HELSINKI (FINLAND) HARTWELL ARENA
WED 12 LINKOPING (SWEDEN) CLOETTA CENTER
* Saxon Only
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