Metal veterans Saxon back on tour

BifF Byford’s version of the classic metal combo Saxon are playingSheffield’s O2 Academy on Sunday December 18.

Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums complete the current line-up. Saxon will be playing unforgettable classics and more recent material from Call to Arms.

Their tour is hot on the heels of a US tour in support of their latest release ‘Call to Arms’, where both album and shows replicated the success already enjoyed in the UK with public and critics alike.

“This is probably the best album we’ve written and recorded in the last 20 years,” said Byford.

”It’s the perfect embrace of our past with a great modern edge.”

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Founder Saxon guitarist, Mexborough’s Graham Oliver and original bassist Steve Dawson, continue to play with their own version of the band, Oliver Dawson Saxon