Legendary NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal for the uninitiated) outfit Saxon have unfortunately had to postpone their remaining shows for this year. Legendary frontman Biff Byford has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and needs to undergo surgery and a period of recovery, making it not practical for them to tour until he’s fully back on his feet.
The following shows are affected:
September 26thSweden, Stockholm – Grona Lund
October 5th– The Netherlands, Eindhoven – Oktober Metal Fest
October 18th– UK, Glasgow – Braehead Arena
October 19th– UK, London – Eventim Apollo
October 20th– UK, Manchester – O2 Apollo
October 26th– Germany, Dusseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 1st– Mexico, Mexico City – Forcefest
December 6th– Colombia, Bogota – Knot Fest
The London and Manchester Saxon shows have already been rescheduled. London will now take place on March 28th 2020, with Manchester the following night on March 29th 2020. New dates for Glasgow and Dusseldorf will follow as soon as the shows can be re-arranged. The other dates are festivals so unfortunately cannot be rescheduled.
Everyone here at Rock Sins wishes Biff a full and speedy recovery! Follow Saxon on Facebook for the latest updates on Biff’s health, the rescheduled shows and more.