Saxon announce UK and Ireland Battering Ram Tour

Saxon announce UK and Ireland Battering Ram Tour


NWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle on 28th October.


“Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool” – said frontman Biff Byford. “I think this line up is unique, you don’t wanna miss it.  Looking forward to battering some halls… Welcome to the metal church!”


Battering Ram, Saxon’s 21st studio album, was released in October 2015 reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. It was described by frontman Biff Byford as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”. Following its release Saxon hit Europe with Motorhead for their 40th Anniversary tour, accompanied by Girlschool. Sadly, the tragic passing of Lemmy in December put an early end to the tour, and the UK leg planned to begin on January 16th was cancelled – bar a Saxon headlining show in Brighton.


Joining Saxon and Girlschool on the new dates will be Fastway, the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke with UFO bassist Pete Way.  The current line up features Fast Eddie Clarke with Toby Jepson on vocals, Steve Strange on drums and Mama’s Boys’ John McManus on bass.  More info on


Dates as follows:


DATE                          CITY                           VENUE


28th                             Newcastle                   O2 Academy*

29th                             Glasgow                      O2 ABC*

30th                             Belfast             Limelight



1st                               Dublin                         Academy

2nd                              Manchester                  O2 Ritz*

3rd                               Bristol                         O2 Academy*

5th                               London                       O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

6th                               Wolverhampton          Wulfrun Hall

8th                               Sheffield                     O2 Academy*

9th                               Nottingham                 Rock City


Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June via *, and