SAXON CELEBRATE THEIR 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
- Created: Friday, 31 May 2019
SAXON CELEBRATE THEIR 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE MUCH ANTICIPATED “CASTLES & EAGLES” EUROPEAN SHOWS AND THE RELEASE OF THE GLORIOUS LIVE COLLECTION: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 40 (LIVE), OUT ON AUGUST 2nd VIA MILITIA GUARD/SILVER LINING MUSIC. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 40 (LIVE) IS AVAILABLE ALSO AS THE 747 SIGNATURE EDITION BOXSET. FIND OUT MORE AT http://www.saxon747live.com/
TO KICK-START THE EVENTS, SAXON HAS RELEASED A VIDEO TO “747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT) [LIVE IN HELSINKI, 2015]”
Forty songs covering four decades, from “State Of Grace” to “Machine Gun”, from the blistering “20,000 FT” to the thunderous “Battering Ram”, Saxon bring you on a victorious, boisterous journey through the human waves at Wacken, the stalwart supporters in Berlin, the mad dogs and Englishmen in London and other illustrious international cities via a selection of songs chosen by none other than Biff Byford himself. There are also tributes to their old friends and former colleagues Motörhead, with the supercharged “They Played Rock and Roll” and a cover of “Ace of Spades” featuring an appearance from the dearly departed ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke. And to round off the MotörSaxon magic, there’s a roaring version of the classic “747 (Strangers in the Night)” featuring Phil Campbell from Helsinki in 2015.
The final result is not simply a triple album of great music, but a stirring and gloriously LOUD odyssey through golden years of metal history guaranteed to bring the headbanger out of even the mellowest rocker in the room.
Saxon supporters can enjoy The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) in various formats: a triple CD combo packed in a 6 panel digipack with a 16 pg booklet, Digital Download and Streaming.
The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) will also be available as a 12” lid-off Boxset, containing 5 x 12” 180 gms vinyl, The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) Tour Pass and Slipmat and an exclusive 40 page book.
The pièce de résistance however is the 747 Signature Edition Boxset – limited to 747 copies – which also includes an exclusive 23 plectrum set featuring album artwork from all 22 Saxon’s studio albums and a limited edition The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) plectrum. The 747 Signature Edition Boxset also comes with Biff Byford's original hand-written lyric sheet of the "747 (Strangers In The Night)" song, with each print being hand-numbered and autographed by the man himself. You can pre-order your 747 Signature Edition Boxset at this location
Don’t miss SAXON…Tickets to the show are selling out fast!
SAT 8 JUNE – SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – SÖLVESBORG (SE)
FRI 21 JUNE – ROCK THE RING FESTIVAL – HINWIL (CH)
FRI 5 JULY – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA – CÓRDOBA (ES)
SAT 6 JULY – ROCK FEST – BARCELONA (ES) *
SAT 7 JULY – ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL – ROTTENBURG (DE)
SAT 3 AUGUST – WACKEN OPEN AIR – WACKEN (DE) *
FRI 9 AUGUST – ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL – KORTRIJK (BE) *
THU 26 SEPTEMBER – GRÖNA LUND TIVOLI – STOCKHOLM (SE) *
SAT 5 OCTOBER – OKTOBER METALFEST – EINDHOVEN (NL)
FRI 18 OCTOBER – BRAEHEAD ARENA – GLASGOW (UK) *
SAT 19 OCTOBER – EVENTIM APOLLO – LONDON (UK) *
SUN 20 OCTOBER – O2 APOLLO – MANCHESTER (UK) *
SAT 26 OCTOBER – MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE – DÜSSELDORF (DE) *
* “Castles & Eagles” Shows