SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their 22nd studio album ‘Thunderbolt’ via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music) which reached the Top 30 in the official UK charts this February, at No 29 it’s their highest chart position since 1984’s ‘Crusader’ album.
Now they have announced Part 2 of the Thunderbolt Tour, with Part 1 selling out, SAXON will bring their iconic live show to more cities across the UK. SAXON will be joined by special guests the legendary American rockers Y&T and Wayward Sons.
Biff Byford “We’re gonna be bringing the tour back into the UK and Europe in the Autumn, playing some classic venues with some classic bands….it’s going to be special – BRING IT ON!”
Since the 1970s Saxon have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.
The new album Thunderbolt features original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.
“This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt. It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap” Biff adds
Thunderbolt Track Listing
1. Olympus Rising
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
7. Sons of Odin
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
*not available on vinyl
Thunderbolt is available on the following formats:
CD Album in Digipack, 180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold, A Special Edition Boxset, Tape Cassette, Digital Download
Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour - Part 1
Fri February 23 - UK, Cardiff University
Sat February 24 - UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun February 25 - UK, Hull City Hall
Tue February 27 - Holland, Tilburg 013
Wed February 28 - Germany, Saarbruecken Garage
Thu March 1 - Germany, Hannover Capitol
Fri March 2 - Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
Sat March 3 - Germany, Dresden Schlachthof
Thunderbolt 2018 UK Tour - Part 2 – *NEW DATES*
Planet Rock presale on Wednesday (14th Feb) at 10am and general on sale Friday (16th Feb) at 10am.
Thur 18th October - UK, Glasgow Barrowlands
Fri 19th October – UK, London Roundhouse
Sat 20th October - UK, Portsmouth Guildhall
Sun 21st October – UK, Manchester Academy
Ticket Link: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/saxon
European dates to be announced very soon.