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Saxon Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 81,505
Category Heavy Metal, Metal
Concerts
Apr
23
Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker
Ft Lauderdale
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Apr
24
Hard Rock Event Center
Tampa
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Apr
25
The Plaza Live
Orlando
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Apr
27
Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta
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Apr
28
Mercury Ballroom
Louisville
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Apr
30
The Metropolitian Theatre
Morgantown
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May
01
Roxian Theatre
Mckees Rocks
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May
02
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe
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May
03
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood
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May
05
House Of Blues Boston
Boston
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May
07
Patchogue Theater
Long Island City
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May
08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside
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May
10
Paramount Hudson Valley Arts
Peekskill
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May
11
TempleLive Cleveland Masonic
Cleveland
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May
12
The Lerner Theatre
Elkhart
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May
13
Saint Andrew's Hall
Detroit
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May
14
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Grand Rapids
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May
16
Peoples Bank Theatre
Marietta
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May
17
Bogart's
Cincinnati
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May
18
Rialto Square Theatre
Joliet
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May
19
Arcada Theatre
St Charles
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May
21
Brown County Music Center
Nashville
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May
22
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee
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May
24
Gillioz Theatre
Springfield
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May
25
TempleLive Wichita
Wichita
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May
27
Uriah Heep & Saxon at Haute Spot - 'Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour'
Cedar Park
Tickets
May
29
House of Blues Houston
Houston
Tickets
May
30
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio
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May
31
Glass Cactus
Dallas
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Jun
26
Tons of Rock 2024
Oslo
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Jun
29
Hellfest 2024
Clisson
Tickets
Jul
10
Messe Dresden (Halle 1)
Altstadt
Tickets
About Saxon
Saxon is a british heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the new wave of British Heavy Metal they had a brief period of UK Top 40 success in the early 1980s, and also tasted success in Europe and japan. They still tour heavily and regularly. Their latest (in support of The Inner Sanctum album) tour is their largest in the UK since the early 1980s. Until this, the band's fame had been focused largely in germany for many years. There is another incarnation of Saxon featuring two former band members who hold the legal rights to the name - "Oliver/Dawson Saxon". They started somewhere around South Yorkshire, UK as SOB during 1976 with founder members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson. This band joined forces with another local band, Coast, featuring Biff Byford on vocals and Paul Quinn on guitar. The two bands then finalised with a line-up comprising of the then 26 year old Graham 'Oly' Oliver, Steve 'Dobby' Dawson (27), Paul 'Blute' Quinn (26), Pete 'Frank' Gill (27) and Peter 'Biff' Byford (27). The name of the band was Son Of A Bitch. That name was dropped a few years later and the band re-christened themselves SAXON. They were at this time playing the usual rock clubs and concert gigs supporting The Ian Gillan Band and Heavy Metal Kids, amongst others, playing all their own material. Demo tapes were recorded at Tapestry Studios, with producer John Verity (Ex. Argent singer/guitarist). They hawked these round the usual record companies only to be ignored as the new-wave was at its height at this time. After a few months the band finally gained a favourable reaction from EMI man Peter Hinton. He had come up to Barnsley to see the band play at the town's Civic Hall. He was very impressed and recommended SAXON to Claude Carrere as candidates for his new label on the British scene, Carrere Records. Claude decided to offer them a contract, after hearing the band's demo tapes. Saxon (1979) The album SAXON (CAL 110) was recorded, again with producer John Verity, and was ready for world distribution in May 1979. The first single taken from the album was Big Teaser c/w Stallions of the Highway (CAR 118). Although Stallions was the band's first single in the nation's heavy metal charts, it eventually reached number one in the Powerhouse chart on July 24th 1979. Their second single Backs To The Wall c/w Militia Guard (CAR129) also reached the top in the Powerhouse charts in January 1980. The single was released to coincide with a nationwide tour as special guests of MOTORHEAD. The tour, which began on November 10th at the Bracknell Sports Centre, took the band to all the major venues around the nation, including three nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The tour ended on December 16th at the specially arranged Christmas concert there. The band went into the studios again and recorded their second album Wheels Of Steel. Wheels Of Steel (1980) Wheels Of Steel was released in May 1980. The album was produced by Pete Hinton and SAXON. It reached the top five of the UK album charts. The band appeared on 'Top Of The Pops' with their two hit singles Wheels Of Steel and 747 (Strangers In The Night). Strong Arm Of The Law (1980) SAXON quickly recorded another album, titled Strong Arm Of The Law and released it in November of the same year. The album was again produced by Pete Hinton and SAXON. Two singles were released, Strong Arm Of The Law and Dallas 1PM. Denim And Leather (1981) In 1981 the band had been on the road for most of the year with little time for recording a follow-up. In the past few months they had toured almost every country in the World. They were particularly successful in Japan, where the single Motorcycle Man maintained a presence in the charts for a five month period. October 1981 saw the release of their fourth album, dedicated to their fans and their usual style of dress, Denim And Leather. The album was backed up by a 46-date UK and European tour.Denim And Leather went silver in the UK and charted all over Europe. Two singles, And The Bands Played On and Never Surrender, were released from the album. Two days before the tour, drummer Pete Gill damaged a hand and Nigel Glockler, an old friend of SAXON, replaced him. He had to learn the whole set in a day and a half, and fulfilled all expectations. The Eagle Has Landed - Live (1982) The prime objective of 1982 was the conquering of the USA. On their second tour of 38 dates, travelling from New York down to Florida, through Texas to the West Coast, SAXON finished with four sell-out shows at the 'Whiskey' in Los Angeles, and three in San Francisco. The success of this tour prompted the rush release of Strong Arm Of The Law in the USA on May 21st, and the booking of a further tour in June/July. SAXON recorded a live album at the end of 1981, and released it on May 14th, 1982. The fans were asked to name the album, and the overwhelming choice of the title was The Eagle Has Landed. The Eagle flew around the world to return for a 28-day British tour beginning on September 16th 1982. They appeared at Castle Donington's Monsters Of Rock Festival amidst touring the US. They play Dallas with Rainbow on Thursday, fly to England for Castle Donington on Saturday and then fly back to the US on Monday for a show in New York, quickly followed by an appearance in Germany for their equivalent of the Monsters Of Rock Festival! The appearance at Castle Donington gave SAXON the title of first band to have played the Monsters of Rock Festival twice, having first played there in 1980. Power And The Glory (1983) October/November 1982 saw SAXON back in the studio to work on their latest album with the title of Power And The Glory, produced by US producer Jeff Glixman. In Los Angeles alone it sells 15,000 copies in its first week. Three videos are released: Power And The Glory, Nightmare and the re-recorded Suzy Hold On. Touring was inevitable and was a great success. Also released was the video SAXON Live, a concert filmed in Nottingham, UK. Unfortunately, 1983 was the year that saw SAXON's departure from Carrere, the original label that signed the band. This was due to some inside discrepancies on the part of Carrere regarding the actual sales of SAXON's albums. They were subsequently picked up and signed by EMI. Crusader (1984) Crusader was the first album for SAXON to be released through EMI in 1984, although this was also the last album that Carrere handled, produced by Kevin Beamish and recorded in Los Angeles. This was the year that the band visited the States to tour yet again, this time in conjunction with Motley Crue, SAXON headlining some nights and Motley Crue the others. Iron Maiden toured the US in the same year and SAXON were invited to be special guests of theirs. The end of 1984 and during 1985 sees SAXON tour in support of Crusader which is proving successful in the USA. SAXON also tour with supporting band Accept in Germany. Innocence Is No Excuse (1985) Innocence Is No Excuse, the band's eighth album is released during September, 1985. The album was recorded at the Wisseloord Studio in Holland. Two singles were released: Back On The Streets and Rock And Roll Gypsy. EMI then released SAXON Live Innocence, a live video from the recent tour and 2 promo clips for Back on the Streets and Rocking Again. Rock The Nations (1986) 1986 was quite a year for SAXON with the departure of Steve Dawson, long-time bass player. He left, because of problems with his wife. 'She really fucked him up', as Biff said. In came unknown bassist, Paul Johnson. They recorded a new album titled Rock The Nations where Biff actually handled all the bass parts, although the credit went to Paul Johnson. Three singles (and videos) were taken from the album: Northern Lady, Waiting For The Night and Rock The Nations. Elton John played piano on Party 'till you Puke and Northern Lady. A tour of Europe was scheduled during 1986 and towards the end of the year Biff and the boys joined with Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force in the States. Destiny (1988) 1987 saw the departure of Nigel Glockler to the band GTR, a project band made up from ex-Yes band members and vocalist Max Bacon. In came drummer Nigel Durham. SAXON recorded Destiny, their last album for EMI who just did'nt want us to record a new album, Biff said. Following the tour and with the recent demise of GTR came the anticipated return of drummer Nigel Glockler to the Saxon fold. Paul Johnson left and was replaced by Tim 'Nibbs' Carter, first gigging in Budapest. He is quickly accepted by Saxon's fans and becomes a permanent member touring during the latter part of 1988, proving to be a dominant, competent songwriter and general Saxon stage maniac. By the way, at this time he's only 22! Rock 'N' Roll Gypsies - Live (1989) 1989, SAXON recorded a new live album Rock And Roll Gypsies. Biff and the boys consequently toured with Manowar as a double headliner in Germany. Power And The Glory, the video anthology, is released on PMI. Following the German tour SAXON retire to the studio to write for the next album. However, between writing, SAXON break to play a series of charity shows in the UK. Greatest Hits - Live (1990) Solid Ball Of Rock (1990) 1990, SAXON have been together for 10 years and they schedule a UK/European tour under the banner of '10 Years Of Denim And Leather'. They recorded another live album and a video with the same title. For the rest of the year they worked on their new studio album, titled Solid Ball Of Rock. The album is released on February 4th 1991, followed by the single Requiem- We Will Remember (18th March), a track dedicated to all those Rock stars in the heaven's above. SAXON were picked up and signed by Virgin, and played all over Europe and even in America, Japan, Australia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and New Zealand! Forever Free (1992) In 1992 SAXON recorded another successful album, Forever Free, at Hey You Studios, Vienna, Austria and Gems Studios, Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. The album was produced by Biff Byford and Herwig Ursin. A single, Iron Wheels, a track dedicated to Biff's father is released. Dogs Of War (1995) In 1994 SAXON had been working on material for their next studio album. The album, Dogs Of War, is released in early 1995, but immediately after the recording, long-time guitarist Graham Oliver left the band. In came Nigel Glockler's friend and guitarist Doug Scarrat to fill Oliver's shoes. SAXON recorded a new video-clip Dogs Of War, which appeared on MTV's Headbangers' Ball. Finally, after another thumbs year of touring SAXON recorded a few Christmas shows in Germany. The Eagle Has Landed - Live Pt II (1996) 1996 saw the release of Saxon's latest live album, The Eagle Has Landed Pt II. Biff and the boys toured consequently, the whole year through. They also record the song You've Got Another Thing Comin', for the Judas Priest Tribute CD. In 1997, EMI re-releases Wheels Of Steel and Strong Arm Of The Law as a double CD. It contains 11 bonus tracks mainly live recordings from 1981. Unleash The Beast (1997) Saxon release a new studio album in May. The title is Unleash The Beast, which is produced by Kalle Trapp and Saxon. The album is just as cool as Dogs Of War and Wheels Of Steel, and includes a semi-acoustic ballad Absent Friends, dedicated to John 'J.J' Jones the crew boss who had died the previous year. Saxon began their Unleash The Beast tour in May, where they played in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden and lots of other countries. Unleash The Beast reached the top 100 in Sweden, Germany and also Switzerland. In November they played two gigs in Brazil (Sao Paulo and Santos), ended the year with a Christmas show in Belgium. 1998, Saxon begins the year with two shows in England in February. In March and April, they are going to play in the USA again. This tour went very well, they played 26 gigs! then returning to Spain for a further three shows. After the Spanish gigs, they played on the Brazilian 'Monsters of Rock', then all over Europe and some further gigs in the USA late November. They then opened for Deep Purple in Rotterdam, Holland. The Unleash the Beast tour ended November 21st in Hardenberg, Holland. An injury prevents Nigel continuing to play drums for Saxon, but he still writes new songs with the band for the next album. Saxon is now using a German drummer Fritz Randow, who already played with the band on the last tour in Europe. Saxon play the Arena Open Air festival in Holland, with Motorhead and Dio. Metalhead (1999) Saxon released their awesome CD Metalhead in September 1999, and continued to tour the world in support of this opus for the next 2 years, culminating in some prestigious headline shows at the first ever Bloodstock UK Metal Festival in the UK, and Wacken in August 2001 where the infamous eagle made its welcome return! Killing Ground (2001) Somewhere in amongst this busy schedule for Metalhead, Saxon found the time to record KILLING GROUND, as well as some new versions of classic tracks. These albums are being released later in 2001, following which Saxon will embark on World Tour no 999!!
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Heavy Metal, Metal
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What fans are saying
Finbarr
5 / 5
It was a heavy Metal night's entertainment from start to finish Couldn't ask for more, the guy's were on a rockin roller coaster of back to back classics it was just an epic night's entertainment 🤘😎🤘
3Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Mar 05, 2023
Sam
5 / 5
This was my first time seeing Saxon and I was blown away! These guys are the real deal and delivered classic British metal up close and personal. Definitely happy i got to see them!
Center Stage Theater Atlanta, GA
Feb 24, 2019
Andrew
4 / 5
Fantastic! They may be old but they can teach the younger ones a thing or two about rock! Good venue and part of an iconic line up with Uriah Heep and Judus Priest.
Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Mar 18, 2024
stéphane
4 / 5
Excellent concert, la voix du chanteur un peu émoussée à la moitié du set mais il n'a rien lâché pour autant et il a tout donné pendant les 2 heures du show !
LE BATACLAN Paris, France
Feb 18, 2020
Dr Fors
4 / 5
Awesome. Biff vocals are great even at the end of the show. Interaction with the crowd was constant and people went crazy with the classics. 2 h of really good stuff.
Sala Razzmatazz 1 Barcelona, Spain
Oct 14, 2018
Michael
5 / 5
Saxon brought the wood to Scout Bar and blew the roof off the top of that place. This is a MUST SEE act for 2019. Stronger now than in the 80’s!
Scout Bar Houston, TX
Feb 18, 2019
Bjørn
4 / 5
Awesome gig, too bad Y&T cancelled. Show started half hour earlier than stated on the ticket, missed most of Raven's act. However; Saxon delivered a solid ball of rock!
TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 17, 2018
Gael
5 / 5
Un espectáculo inigualable. El concierto de hoy se quedará grabado en mi mente de una manera muy el especial. Gracias Saxon y gracias Sala Riviera
Sala Riviera Madrid, Spain
Oct 11, 2018
Steve
4 / 5
Saxon was fantastic, well worth having to wait through two of the worst opening bands I have ever experienced. Embarrassing to say they were from Tampa.
The Brass Mug Tampa, FL
Feb 25, 2019
Luca
5 / 5
Concerto emozionante, grande gruppo superprofessionale e mitico... Una cascata di sudore e metallo fuso x i fans nn si sono risparmiati per niente. Grazie Saxon
Live Club Trezzo Sull'adda Mi, Italy
Oct 06, 2018
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Saxon Tour Cities
Milwaukee, WI Elkhart, IN Joliet, IL Fort Lauderdale, FL Oslo, Norway Louisville, KY Clisson, France McKees Rocks, PA Saint Charles, IL Long Island City, NY Houston, TX Peekskill, NY Englewood, NJ Cincinnati, OH Altstadt, Germany Nashville, IN Boston, MA Glenside, PA Detroit, MI Cedar Park, TX Morgantown, WV Springfield, MO Cleveland, OH Grand Rapids, MI San Antonio, TX Marietta, OH Dallas, TX Wichita, KS Tampa, FL Atlanta, GA Jim Thorpe, PA Orlando, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Saxon

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Saxon on tour?

Yes, Saxon is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Saxon concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Saxon tour is scheduled for 32 dates across 32 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Saxon scheduled to play?

Saxon is scheduled to play 32 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Saxon tour start?

Saxon’s tour starts Apr 23, 2024 and ends on Jul 10, 2024. They will play 32 cities; their most recent concert was held in Ft Lauderdale at Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker and their next upcoming concert will be in Elkhart at The Lerner Theatre.

What venues is Saxon performing at?

As part of the Saxon tour, Saxon is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 23 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker
Apr 24 - Tampa, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center
Apr 25 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Apr 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Apr 28 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Apr 30 - Morgantown, WV @ The Metropolitian Theatre
May 01 - Mckees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
May 02 - Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak
May 03 - Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 05 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
May 07 - Long Island City, NY @ Patchogue Theater
May 08 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 10 - Peekskill, NY @ Paramount Hudson Valley Arts
May 11 - Cleveland, OH @ TempleLive Cleveland Masonic
May 12 - Elkhart, IN @ The Lerner Theatre
May 13 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew's Hall
May 14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
May 16 - Marietta, OH @ Peoples Bank Theatre
May 17 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
May 18 - Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre
May 19 - St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
May 21 - Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
May 24 - Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
May 25 - Wichita, KS @ TempleLive Wichita
May 27 - Cedar Park, TX @ Haute Spot
May 29 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
May 30 - San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
May 31 - Dallas, TX @ Glass Cactus
Jun 26 - Oslo, Norway @ Tons of Rock, Ekeberg
Jun 29 - Clisson, France @ Complexe Du Val De Moine
Jul 10 - Altstadt, Germany @ Messe Dresden (Halle 1)
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