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13th February 2018


Saxon's twenty-second studio album, 'Thunderbolt', was released this month via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music) and has hit the Top 30 in the official UK charts. At number 29, it's their highest chart position since 1984s 'Crusader' album.

Now the dates for the second part of the British Metal road warriors' 'Thunderbolt' Tour are in and they include a date at the iconic Roundhouse in London, the venue where Motörhead played their first ever gig in July 1975.

Y&T and Wayward Sons are the support on all dates.

Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour - Part One
Friday 23rd February: UK, Cardiff University
Saturday 24th February: UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sunday 25th February: UK, Hull City Hall
Tuesday 27th February: Holland, Tilburg 013
Wednesday 28th February: Germany, Saarbruecken Garage
Thursday 1st March: Germany, Hannover Capitol
Friday 2nd March: Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
Saturday 3rd March: Germany, Dresden Schlachthof

Thunderbolt 2018 UK Tour - Part Two
Thursday 18th October: Glasgow Barrowlands
Friday 19th October: London Roundhouse
Saturday 20th October: Portsmouth Guildhall
Sunday 21st October: Manchester Academy

Part Two European dates to be announced very soon. Part One of is sold out but tickets for Part Two are available right here.

Biff Byford tells us:

"We're gonna be bringing the tour back into the UK and Europe in the Autumn, playing some classic venues with some classic bands... it's going to be special – BRING IT ON!"

The new album Thunderbolt features original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory and Biff adds:

"This is album twenty-two and it's called 'Thunderbolt'. It's a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with producer Andy Sneap."

Andy Sneap was named yesterday as Glenn Tipton's replacement in Judas Priest for the forthcoming 'Firepower' tour. Glenn is unable to take part in the tour due to health reasons but remains a part of Priest. You can read the full story right here.

Saxon and Black Star Riders are support on the North American leg of the 'Firepower' tour. 'Thunderbolt' was featured in last week's edition of You Spin Me Round which you can check out here.


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