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SAXON – Special Anniversary Show on Saturday @ Wacken!

Dear Metalheads,


It’s pretty clear that if it’s W:O:A anniversary plus a best-of-programm, one special act can’t be missing – The one and only SAXON!


Along with Biff Byford the British band decided once again to unleash hell at W:O:A.


Find more about the band at Billing/Bands



W:O:A team




Further Saxon News:



English heavy metal legends Saxon kick off the UK leg of their Battalions of Steel World Tour in style at the Forum in London on April 23rd, St. George’s Day.


Biff and the band agree with Boris Johnson’s statement that England’s patron saint’s day has been ignored for far too long and, being men of action (and purveyors of damn fine British Heavy Metal) they will rock hard with their fans on 23rd April.


As Biff says, “You can’t ignore it. It’s our day - stand up and be counted!”


On this tour, Saxon will be joined by DORO and Belfast NWOBHM band Sweet Savage. Full Tour Details are:


Thurs, 23rd Apr London HMV Forum £17.50 0871 230 5576

Sun, 26th Apr Belfast Mandela Hall £19.00 0870 4000 700

Tues, 28th Apr Glasgow ABC £16.50 0871 230 7131

Thurs, 30th Apr Sheffield O2 Academy £16.50 0844 477 2000

Fri, 1st May Newcastle O2 Academy £16.50 0844 477 2000

Sun, 3rd May Manchester Academy 2 £17.50 0161 832 1111

Mon, 4th May Bristol O2 Academy £16.50 0844 477 2000

Tues, 5th May Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall £16.50 0870 320 7000


All tickets subject to booking fee. Tickets also available from and 0871 239 5595. Doors 7pm, except Newcastle: 6:30pm.


Saxon are headlining Hammerfest on Saturday, 25th April at Pontin’s Holiday Village in Prestatyn.





BREAKING NEWS: it has been announced today that Saxon will perform at Metal Hammer’s 7th Annual Golden Gods awards ceremony on Monday, 15th June at the IndigO2. Fans can win tickets to this exclusive event by going to





- Saxon’s awesome 1980 hit “Wheels of Steel” features in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, released in February this year and the band performed a rocking set at the launch party in Edinburgh.



- Saxon’s innovative RIFFKING competition is still running and fans can submit their entries until April 23rd. The band are offering the winner the chance to perform onstage with them, all expenses paid, in either Brazil, Japan or Germany. For full details go to


- Saxon are featured in the British Music Experience, a permanent exhibition at London’s O2 Arena. For more info, go to



Formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, the band released their first album in 1979 and had scored 4 top twenty hits by 1981. They went on to have 8 top 20 UK albums within the next 10 years including the mega selling Wheels of Steel which hit number 5 in 1980 and their double platinum Denim And Leather (1981). Tours of America, an appearance at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, and the live album The Eagle Has Landed (1982) (according to Melody Maker “one of the best live recordings of the decade”) followed. In January 2009, they released their latest studio album Into The Labyrinth. To date Saxon have sold over 10 million units worldwide, released 26 albums and are still going from strength to strength.


Saxon’s other confirmed performances this year include:


19th May USA - New York - BB King Blues

22nd May USA - San Antonio - Hemisfair Park

31st May Germany - Rock Hard Festival

5th June Denmark - Esbjerg Festival

5th June Rainau-Buch - Open Air

20th June France - Denain Festival TBC

21th June Spain - Metalway Festival

27th June Prague - Noc Plna Hvezd

30th June Greece - Rockwave Festival

11th July USA - Rocklahoma Festival

30th July Holland - Dicky Woodstock Festival

31st July Sweden - Savsjo Festival

1st August Germany - Wacken Festival

8th August Belgium - Alcatraz Festival

14th August UK - Bloodstock Festival

23rd August USA - Youth Gone Wild Festival