SAXON Drummer Says Whole Second Leg Of European Tour Was 'Great'

November 1, 2005

SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler has posted the following message on his official web site:

"The second leg of the tour is over. Everyone is back at home chilling out before the next run of gigs. Unfortunately, we lost our tour bus driver during the recent break — Les was rushed to hospital in Essen and sadly died on Sunday the 16th of October. RIP Les — all the band and crew pass on their condolences to his family.

"The Niggster/Monster performed brilliantly — what a great sound that kit has got!! Hopefully the next Premier kit will sound just as good! Tried out some RMV heads at Edinburgh and they were just what the doctor ordered!

"Kevin Mackie, the inventor of the Duallist pedal, came along to the same gig and we imbibed a few pints of Deuchars IPA in the pub next door after the show which, incidentally, got cut short by over-zealous management/security people turning off the power — t*ss*rs!!

"Anyway, the whole leg of the tour was great — thanks to all who turned up!!

"Looking forward to seeing MOTÖRHEAD and URIAH HEEP/ASIA at the end of November, then it's off again for three weeks leading up to Christmas!"

As previously reported, SAXON were originally slated to embark on an American tour in May but ended up cancelling the dates as a result of the group's singer, Biff Byford, wanting to stay by his family's side after his house in the Normandie area of France burned down.

SAXON have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock kick-off concert on December 3 at Globen Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill are CLAWFINGER and KROKUS.

SAXON are continuing to tour in support of their latest CD, "Lionheart", available now on SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Killing Ground" features artwork by Paul R. Gregory, who has previously worked with the group on the now classic "Crusader" album.

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