Saxon Targets U.S.

Famed British metal band Saxon lands on these shores in May for a loud and nasty rumble across the land. With Armored Saint appearing on select dates, and shows playing special guest to Judas Priest on others, the fun begins in NYC and wraps in Los Angeles.

Formed in 1976 while Led Zeppelin’s mighty muscle was in full bloom, Saxon went on to record many million-selling albums and gave the world a heavy metal anthem in the title track to the band’s 1981 album, Denim And Leather

Earlier this year the band re-released two of its classic song collections.  Greatest hits album Heavy Metal Thunder arrived with a new bonus CD, Live At Bloodstock. The other re-issue – The Saxon Chronicles – came with a double-disc DVD that now includes a bonus CD titled Rock’ n’ Roll Gypsies 1989 Live.

Today’s Saxon includes co-founding members Biff Byford and Paul Quinn along with guitarist Doug Scarratt, bassist Nibbs Carter and drummer Nigel Glockler.  The upcoming outing is dubbed “Warriors Of The Road.”  Here are the dates:

May 13 – Worcester, Mass., Upstairs At The Palladium
May 14 – Reading, Pa., Reverb
May 16 – Columbus, Ohio, Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
May 17 – Cincinnati, Ohio, The Shoe
May 19 – Saint Charles, Mo., The Family Arena
May 20 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Concert Cove
May 21 – Rosemont, Ill., Rosemont Theatre
May 23 – San Antonio, Texas, 210 Kapone’s
May 24 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live!
May 26 – Mesa, Ariz., Club Red
May 27 – Las Vegas, Nev., Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel
May 29 – San Jose, Calif., Rockbar Theater
May 30 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues 

Armored Saint appears May 12-13, 23-24 & 29-30.  Appearing with Judas Priest May 17-21.  Head over to for what you need to know.