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Ronnie James Dio

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ronnie Dio has lost his battle.
Today I heard my friend Ronnie Dio has lost his battle, it is a great loss to us all. I first met Ronnie in the early eighties when we played with Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, the infamous black and blue tour.
I first heard him sing on butterfly ball and from that moment I understood what great singing was all about, he was at the top of his game from then on. His voice was always powerful and soaring his phrasing was uniquely his, copied by many but never bettered. I will miss him as we all will. The last time we met was in Finland last year, both bands stranded in an airport with flight delays what do you do, go to the bar get drunk and tell rock and roll stories, he told great stories. Deepest condolences to his family.

Somewhere in the night a candle burns for you.

To absent friends

Biff Byford

 

Help for Heroes

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Hi All,

Just wanted to drop you all a line to say how impressed the band and management of Saxon are on the forum members organisation of your ST Georges Day charity concert in aid of “Help for Heroes”.

We are happy to support and endorse this project and hope our contribution of tickets, t-shirts & Cd’s help in some way to you reaching your fund raising goal.

The band have also recently been contacted by Vera who is an old friend of the SAXON camp and her son JJ has got bone-marrow cancer, it would be great if you could highlight this charity at your event and if you run another event please bear this charity in mind?

http://www.dkms.de/index.php?id=261

Thanks

Thomas and Leo

   

70.000 TONS OF METAL - first headliner announced

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Please welcome the leading lights of NWOBHM: SAXON will play two unique shows aboard 70000TONS OF METAL. One night SAXON will play “Wheels Of Steel”, the entire album. On a different night, they will play “Strong Arm Of The Law” also the entire album.

   

Saxon at the Download Festival 2010 on main stage

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Saxon will perform at Donnington Park the Download Festival on 13th June 2010. This will be the fourth time 1980, 1982, 2008 and 2010.

To celebrate this anniversary the band will play the whole of the "Wheels Of Steel" album.

   

Important News!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Hey guys,

Sadly we are forced to announce that Nibbs won’t be able to join us on the upcoming tour!

Due to health problems of his wife we all decided that it will be the best for all if he stays with his wife and Family to make sure that she will get well soon.

We still want to do the tour and looking really forward to meeting all the Saxon fans out there - it wouldn't be fair to you to postpone the tour again.

Gladly our friend Yenz Leonhardt (Kingdom Come, Lacrimosa etc.) will jump in for this part of the tour and try to replace Nibbs part as best he can, although Nibbs is irreplaceable to us.

Thanks for your understanding and keep on rockin’.

TJ

   

New Festvials

Monday, 08 March 2010

There are two new festivals on SAXONs list:

15.07.2010 DE Balingen Bang Your Head Warm Up Show
17.07.2010 DE Jüterbog Jamboree

For more dates, visit the Tourdates Section

   

Hi all out there in ROCKTOPIA !

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Just a quick blog. We have been working on the Heavy Metal Thunder album this week and we’ve decided to include a short film of download 2008. We feel this was such an important event in our recent career that it has to be included.This means the release to those of you who have pre ordered it there will be a delay for a while. After all it’s all about quality not quantity. After seeing all of the DVD last night I think you will love it, so don’t blame Coolhead. It’s my fault wanting to give you the best documentary that we possibly can.

On another matter we have just finished rehearsing for the tour and we will be playing Requiem We Will Remember in memory of our good friend Mick Cox guitarist for Rose Tattoo who went on to the other side recently.

To Absent Friends

Biff Byford

   

Festivals - Tourdates update

Sunday, 21 February 2010

SAXON will play the following festvials:

22.05.2010 DE Alsfed Hessen Bike Week
20.06.2010 FR France Hellfest
25.06.2010 BE Belgium Graspop
10.07.2010 SE Sweden Rockweekend Festival

Also the band Big Ball will join SAXON on tour, on dates without them Biff decided that a local underground metal band will play.

   

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