Due to hit the UK for a string of live shows in December, British metal veterans Saxon announced a special treat for the fans attending their London date at Koko, where they will perform one of their most loved albums, Denim and Leather, in its entirety as well as Saxon classics and material from their current album Call To Arms. A mysterious special guest will also join the band on keyboards during the show.
Denim and Leather is Saxon’s fourth studio album and was released in 1981 to become a cherished classic of English heavy metal. The title track was a tribute from the band to their fans, while describing the history of the sub-culture and the rise of NWOBHM. Two of Saxon’s most successful singles, ‘Princess of the Night’ and ‘And the Bands Played on’, are featured on Denim and Leather.
Biff says “it’s the 30th Anniversary of the album and we played it at Sweden Rock and in Tokyo -it's about time we played the album once in UK before the year is over.”
Denim and Leather was the last album with the complete classic Saxon line up. These days, lead vocalist and main man Biff Byford keeps leading the pack and mesmerizing audiences with his energetic performances, joined by Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums.
The rest of the UK dates see Saxon performing a mix of old unforgettable heavy metal classics and new material from their successful latest album Call to Arms, with support from Hammerfall on the entire tour.
Dates as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE INFO
Tues 13th Oxford 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
Wed 14th Leicester 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academyleicester.co.uk
Fri 16th Edinburgh Picturehouse 0844 847 1740 - www.meanfiddler.com
Sat 17th Belfast Mandela Hall 0844 277 4455 - www.qubsu-ents.com
Mon 19th Sheffield 02 Academy 0844 477 2000 - www.o2academysheffield.co.uk
Tues 20th London Koko 0844 477 1000 - www.koko.uk.com/
Tickets are priced at £18.50 for all shows except London where they are £20.00 and are subject to booking fee. Doors open for all shows at 7.00pm except Edinburgh 6.30pm
Saxon formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, and went on to lead the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They had 8 Top 40 albums in the UK in the 1980s - including 4 Top 10 - plus an impressive amount of Top 20 singles. Saxon have sold more than 13 million albums worldwide and heavily influenced bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Sodom and Running Wild. Live performances have always been one of the biggest strengths for the band, which is renowned as one of the best heavy metal live acts Britain ever fathered.
“They leave the stage as conquering heroes.” Classic Rock