Saxon Announces 40th Anniversary Shows With Girlschool And Other Special Guests

1979 was a monumentous year for British Hard Rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases SAXON remain as one of those giants of British Heavy Metal and to prove the fact the band are back in 2019 to play 3 iconic shows in iconic venues.

For the first time since the 1980’s Saxon return to headlining London’s legendary Hammersmith “Odeon” and Manchester Apollo, together with their largest Scottish show to date at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena in October 2019, with a mega show featuring staples of Saxon shows past, the castle set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig!

In addition to the announcement of these shows, the band will release another chapter in the classic “The Eagle Has Landed Live” series of albums with The Eagle Has Landed 4 out on general release on August 2nd 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Renamed “The Eagle Has Landed 40” to commemorate the anniversary, the album will be a double CD set (available on other formats including a special box set) containing 40 songs spanning the bands career.

The Tour Dates are as follows:

Friday October 18th – Glasgow, Braehead Arena
Saturday October 19th – London, Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Sunday October 20th – Manchester, o2 Apollo

To add to an already exciting spectacle, very special guest acts have been included on all shows to make these events no hard rock fan can bear to miss.

For London and Manchester, a four band bill will include Swiss legends KROKUS who will play their first and only shows in the UK for many years together with friends and NWOBHM icons GIRLSCHOOL & DIAMOND HEAD. Krokus have decided to retire after this year, so these will also be the band’s last ever shows in the UK.

Glasgow will feature special guests BLACK STAR RIDERS, fresh after the release of pending album No 4, together with Girlschool opening the show.

Biff Byford: “We are very happy to be celebrating 40 years of Saxon by playing these great venues – to be back at Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo is fantastic and to see all our Scottish friends at Braehead Arena just tops it off! The show will be the biggest and best since the classic era of the band and the set list will be …. Well let’s say we’ll start with ‘Wheels Of Steel’ – straight into ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’ into ‘Denim & Leather’ … that good enough for you?”

Krokus’ Chris Von Rohr adds “We all have very good memories about the British fans – and Saxon – long stick will go boom! Together we gonna set the damn roof on fire!”

Ricky Warwick from Black Star Riders comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be special guests to our good friends Saxon at their Braehead Arena show. Glasgow is very dear to us and I personally … have a huge history with the City! Can’t wait to see you all. This will be epic!”

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Gojira Share Pro-Shot Live Performance From ‘Pol’and Rock Festival’

Gojira premiere a pro-shot live video of their appearance at last 2018’s ‘Pol’and Rock Festival‘. That performance took place in early August of last year in Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland.

In other news Gojira have been reportedly working on a new record in recent months and also have this mini-tour lined up with Deafheaven:

06/11 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (feat. All Them Witches)
06/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (feat. All Them Witches)
06/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
06/14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

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Gojira And Deafheaven U.S. Mini-Tour Announced

Gojira and Deafheaven announce a mini-tour of North Carolina prior to performing at this year’s edition of the ‘Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival‘. Below’s where the two bands will play:

06/11 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (feat. All Them Witches)
06/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (feat. All Them Witches)
06/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
06/14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

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Fit For An Autopsy Announces European Tour Dates

New Jersey metal titans Fit For An Autopsy have confirmed a lengthy UK & EU tour for May/June 2019. The band will be supported on the newly announced run by rising UK death metallers Venom Prison, South African slam merchants Vulvodynia and Aussie crushers Justice For The Damned for what is set to be one of the most punishing tour packages of the year.

Guitarist and distinguished death metal producer Will Putney had the following to say about the run “Excited to announce this Europe/UK headliner! Lots of cities we love with some excellent support bands in tow on this one. Come bang your head.”

The tour dates are as follows:

17.05 DE Karlsruhe – Weiße Rose
18.05 DE Leipzig – Naumanns
19.05 DE Berlin – Musik & Frieden
20.05 AT Vienna – Viper Room
21.05 DE Munich – Backstage
22.05 IT Milano – Circolo Svolta
23.05 CH Aarau – Kiff
24.05 DE Bochum – Matrix
25.05 DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
26.05 NL Den Bosch – Willem 2
27.05 BE Antwerp – Kavka
28.05 FR Paris – Gibus
29.05 UK Birmingham – Mama Roux
30.05 UK Bristol – Exchange
31.05 UK London – Underworld
01.06 UK Leeds – Key Club
02.06 UK Manchester – Rebellion

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Otep February European & UK Tour Announced

Otep announce the dates for a European/UK run that will kick off in February. Below’s where that trek will hit:

02/01 Metz, FRA – TBA
02/02 Cham, GER – L.A. Live Style
02/04 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
02/08 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
02/09 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
02/12 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/13 London, UK – Underworld
02/14 Coventry, UK – The Arches
02/15 Manchester, UK – Factory
02/17 Lancaster, UK – The Yorkshire House
02/18 Swansea, UK – The Bunkhouse
02/19 Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans
02/20 Roeselare, BEL – De Velichte Geest
02/21 Siegburg, GER – Kubana Live Club
02/23 Ostrava, CZE – Barrack Music Club
02/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum

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Capsize & Holding Absence European/UK Tour Announced

Capsize and Hold Absence will be out touring Europe and the UK together in March. Below’s where the trek will stop:

03/08 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
03/09 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
03/10 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/12 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/14 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
03/15 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
03/16 München, GER – Feierwerk
03/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/19 Paris, FRA – L’International
03/20 Den Bosch, NET – W2
03/21 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
03/22 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
03/23 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/24 Hull, UK – O’Riley’s
03/25 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/27 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/28 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
03/29 London, UK – The Underworld

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The Browning, Betraying The Martyrs, Etc. U.S. Tour Announced

The Browning announce the dates for a spring U.S. tour with Betraying The Martyrs and Extortionist as support acts. That run will hit the below cities:

03/15 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
03/16 Denver, CO – Moe’s
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin!
03/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
03/21 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
03/22 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
03/23 San Diego, CA – SOMA
03/24 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky a Go Go
03/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/29 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
03/30 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
04/02 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/03 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/04 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/05 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
04/06 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/07 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
04/09 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
04/11 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
04/12 Erie, PA – Basement Transmission
04/13 Kent, OH – The Outpost
04/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge

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Aversions Crown, Psycroptic, Within Destruction, Etc. European/UK Tour Announced

Aversions Crown, Psycroptic, Within Destruction, Hadal Maw and Hollow World will be out on an European/UK tour together in early 2019. The trek will hit the following cities:

02/01 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
02/02 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/03 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/04 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum 2
02/05 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/06 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/07 Plymouth, UK – The Junction
02/08 London, UK – The Dome
02/09 Savigny-le-Temple, FRA – L’Emprente
02/10 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/11 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
02/12 Florence, ITA – Cycle Club
02/13 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar (no Within Destruction)
02/14 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
02/15 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/16 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
02/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
02/18 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/19 Prague, CZE – Modra Vopice
02/20 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/22 Drachten, NET – Iduna
02/23 Liege, BEL – 6K Fest (Aversions Crown & Psycroptic only)

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SHVPES Announce 2019 UK Tour

SHVPES announce a UK headlining tour in early 2019, which will find them out supporting their latest effort, “Greater Than“.

01/30 Nottingham, UK – Red Room
01/31 London, UK – Boston Music Room
02/01 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/02 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/04 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/05 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
02/06 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill

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Vein & Higher Power February UK Tour Announced

Vein will be out touring the UK in February with Higher Power as support act. Dates for that tour run as follows:

02/14 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
02/15 Glasgow, UK – The Attic
02/16 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
02/17 Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
02/19 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
02/20 London, UK – New Cross Inn
02/21 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
02/22 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
02/23 Norwich, UK – Waterfront Upstairs

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