I’m slowly coming back to Earth after the four-day massive event spectacle that was the NY Comic Con and while I do that it’s great to find some new concert tours being announced. Check this one out from the teams working the great British bands UFO and Saxon who will be heading our way in Spring 2017.
The Press Release:
Rock legends UFO have announced a US tour with very special guests SAXON, beginning March 9 in Houston, TX and continuing into early April.
UFO, with their long standing line up of Phil Mogg (Vocals), Paul Raymond (Keyboards / Guitar), Andy Parker (Drums), Vinnie Moore (Guitar) and Rob De Luca (Bass), are back in the US after a phenomenally successful sold out tour in early 2016. They are currently working on their 22nd studio album after the last studio release A Conspiracy of Stars in 2015.
SAXON are touring on their latest release Battering Ram together with the new double live album set Let Me Feel Your Power (out October 28 in North America), both on the UDR Music label. After great success with both US headline shows and dates with Judas Priest over last few years, the band are back as part of this great package. SAXON are Biff Byford (Vocals), Paul Quinn (Guitar), Nigel Glockler (Drums), Doug Scarrett (Guitar) and Tim “Nibbs” Carter (Bass).
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In the annals of Heavy Metal history, there are few bands that are referenced as much as New Wave Of British Heavy Metal’s own Saxon. They have long led the charge into glory on behalf of heavy music and after far too long an absence from the region they were doing a show in New York City. We made sure to be a part of this one.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Label: SPV Records
It’s been a long five years for the fans of the legendary Saxon who have not been around these parts for that length of time and after a small regional appearance in New Jersey they seemed to be locked into an endless run of festival appearances in Europe. I cannot say that I blame them because performing in front of tens of thousands must be far better than some of the smaller spaces that touring over on this side of the pond offers a band. Needless to say, tonight the band was back and believe it or not this was not a proper tour but the second of two scheduled appearances. One was in Texas a few days ago and now in Times Square, NYC the mighty British Metal juggernaut would arrive to a sold out B.B. King Blues Club. They would be supported this evening by the sole local opening act J-Rad, but with so many friends among the Metal faithful out in force to attend the show I bypassed their set entirely and spent the time outside sharing laughs and stories about the other shows we had all seen. As the time drew near for Saxon, the crowds exited their pre-gaming designations much to the dismay of the bartenders working the shifts during this time.
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Title: “The Eagle Has Landed III”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 7/27/2006
Style: Heavy Metal
Saxon was one of front line leaders when The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal began and since their formation in 1976 have been holding the banner high as they can in delivering consistent levels of quality with their Metal. With the third chapter in their “Eagle Has Landed” ready for consumption they have shown that they don’t follow the standards as much as set them. This CD is packed with classic material both old and new and was recorded over a span of shows that were held during 2004-2005. It was recorded at numerous locations as well and gives the listener music from Stockholm, Berlin, Nurnberg, Fulda, Wacken Open Air, Paris, London, and Kiel. Despite their influences on the genre, Saxon was always a band that found larger acceptance in Europe than it ever managed to generate in the States. Collections like this one allow that fan base to catch up a little more and see what they are missing, because when it comes down to it the members of Saxon bring Old School Metal to the table like no others. Their sound is a mix of timeless classic and it has held true for decades.
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