SAXON: Rescheduled U.K., Irish Tour Dates Announced

February 24, 2007

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced the rescheduled U.K./Irish tour dates. As reported yesterday, SAXON was forced to postpone its previously announced British and Irish trek because singer Biff Byford was suffering from "a throat infection and bad case of flu," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. The new dates are as follows:

May 14 - UK - Manchester Academy 2
May 15 - UK - London Astoria
May 16 - UK - Nottingham Rock City
May 17 - IRL - Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre
May 19 - SCO - Glasgow Garage
May 20 - UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
May 21 - UK - Cardiff Coal Exchange
May 23 - UK - Belfast Spring & Airbrake

SAXON frontman Biff Byford's "My Planet Rocks" radio show will air tonight (Saturday, February 24) at 7:00 p.m. U.K. time. It will be repeated again next Thursday, March 1.

For more information, visit www.planetrock.com.

As previously reported, SAXON's official web site has been updated with the first excerpt from the soon-to-be-released autobiography by the band's singer, Biff Byford. Acccording to a posting on the site, the book, entitled "Never Surrender (Or Nearly Good Looking)" (cover),will be released in April via I.P. Publishing and will be on sale at your local bookstore and via various online retailers, including www.metaltix.com. Distribution in the U.K. will be handled by Gazelle Book Services Limited.

Download the first excerpt from the book — which was written by Byford and John Tucker — at this location (PDF file, 150 KB).

As reported yesterday, SAXON has been forced to cancel their previously announced British and Irish tour dates "because Biff has a throat infection and bad case of flu," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site.

Audio samples of all ten tracks that are set to appear on SAXON's upcoming album, "The Inner Sanctum", and the CD artwork have been posted online on the band's newly re-launched web site.

SAXON will release "The Inner Sanctum" in Europe on March 5 (Germany: March 2, U.S.: April 3) via SPV Records.

"The Inner Sanctum" will be available as a digipack with a bonus DVD and as a jewel case, featuring a bonus track.

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