SAXON confirm UK/Ireland tour dates with special guests, GIRLSCHOOL & FASTWAY PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:06



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.


Dates as follows:


28th - Newcastle O2 Academy
29th - Glasgow O2 ABC
30th - Belfast Limelight


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
Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June via and




Biff Byford: "Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool. I think this line -p 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. Following its release Saxon hit Europe with Motörhead 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-Motörhead 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.  


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