SAXON: 2007 European Tour Dates Announced

June 7, 2006

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON are currently working on a new studio album, which they plan to release in the spring of 2007. To coincide with the album's release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour. So far the following dates have been confirmed:

Feb. 28 - UK - Glasgow - Garage
Mar. 02 - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
Mar. 03 - IRL - Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre
Mar. 04 - UK - Manchaster - Academy 2
Mar. 06 - UK - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
Mar. 07 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
Mar. 08 - UK - Cardiff - Coal Exchange
Mar. 09 - UK - London - Astoria
Mar. 10 - B - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo
Mar. 11 - NL - Amsterdam - Paradiso
Mar. 13 - GER - Köln - LMH
Mar. 14 - GER - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
Mar. 15 - GER - Hamburg - Markthalle
Mar. 16 - GER - Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
Mar. 17 - GER - Leipzig - Werk 2
Mar. 18 - GER - Lichtenfels - Stadthalle
Mar. 20 - GER - Stuttgart - Longhorn / LKA
Mar. 21 - SWI - Pratteln - Z7
Mar. 22 - F - Toulouse - Havana Cafe
Mar. 23 - ES - TBA
Mar. 24 - ES - TBA
Mar. 25 - ES - TBA
Mar. 26 - ES - TBA
Mar. 27 - ES - TBA
Mar. 29 - F - Lyon - Transbordeur
Mar. 30 - F - Paris - Elysee Montmartre
Apr. 12 - GER - Saarbrücken - Garage
Apr. 13 - GER - Langen - Stadthalle
Apr. 14 - GER - München - Große Elser Halle
Apr. 15 - ITA - Mailand - Alcatraz
Apr. 17 - ITA - Rome - Alpheus
Apr. 20 - GRE - Athen - TBA
Apr. 21 - GRE - Thessaloniki - Idrogeios
Apr. 22 - BLG - Sofia - TBA
Apr. 24 - SER - Beograd - SKC
Apr. 25 - CRO - Zagreb - Boogaloo Club
Apr. 26 - HUN - Budapest - Petofi Hall
Apr. 27 - AUT - Wien - Planet Music
Apr. 28 - CZ - Zlin - Hala Novesta
Apr. 29 - PL - Krakow - Club Studio
Apr. 30 - PL - Warszawa - Stodola
May 02 - LT - Vilnius - TBA
May 03 - LAT - Riga - TBA
May 04 - RUS - St. Petersburg - TBA
May 05 - FIN - Helsinki - Tavastia
May 06 - FIN - TBA
May 08 - SWE - Stockholm - Arenan
May 09 - N - Oslo - John Dee
May 10 - SWE - Göteborg - Trädgarn
May 11 - SWE - Malmö - KB
May 12 - GER - Osnabrück - Halle Gartlage

As previously reported, Steamhammer/SPV are due to release SAXON's brand-new live album, "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III", in the U.S. on June 27, featuring the first recordings with drummer Nigel Glockler, who has returned to the SAXON fold following an extended creative break. "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III" was recorded by two different line-ups: the cuts from 2004 feature drummer Jörg Michael, the 2005 material presents Nigel Glockler. Consisting, next to Glocker, of founding members, Biff Byford (vocals) and Paul Quinn (guitar) plus the long-serving Nibbs Carter (bass) and Doug Scarratt (guitar),SAXON are still one of the hottest contemporary live acts.

The double album, "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III", will be released in a top-value digi-pack. CD1 contains many of the classics from the band's early years up to 1984, including the release of their landmark album, "Crusader". CD 2 features the most important songs from the recent past, starting with tracks from their 1991 comeback release, "Solid Ball Of Rock", and ending with material from "Lionheart" (2004) — with one exception: "Broken Heroes" from their 1985 recording, "Innocence Is No Excuse".

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