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saxonfozzytour British metal legends Saxon announce a North American tour which will run September 12th- October 10th. The tour is a rare treat for Saxon fans as it hits many markets that the band has not visited in some time. The group are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album Sacrifice but promise to play all of the fan favorites from their 30+ year catalog, including tracks like Denim & Leather, Wheels Of Steel, Ride Like The Wind, Motorcycle Man and Heavy Metal Thunder all of which have cemented the band’s legendary status. All videos have over eight million collective clicks on youtube and the band has sold over 12 million albums. Joining the trek will be Fozzy. Following the band’s highly successful appearance in last year’s Uproar tour, Fozzy are touring on their most successful album yet, Sin And Bones, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release. The album contains the track Sandpaper, whose video has already surpassed an amazing 500,000 views.

Saxon’s Biff Byford comments, “We’re really glad to announce a new tour of North America and Canada with the Sacrifice world tour! The album has done fantastic around the world! We can’t wait hit your shores with the Saxon invasion with very special guest Fozzy. It should be a fantastic tour for all metal heads. We have been friends with Chris Jericho for years so there has never been a better time to hook up with Fozzy for a tour that will take us from the east coast to the west coast and finally winding up in the Great White North.”

Fozzy’s’s Chris Jericho adds, “After our highly successful US tour last summer on Uproar, we’ve been chomping at the bit for the right opportunity to return to North America …and now it has arrived! To tour with the legendary Saxon is a metal dream come true and the perfect way to satisfy all of our AMAZING fans in
the US and Canada and to make tons of new ones in the process. Get ready for Sacrifice and Sin…we’re gonna tear your heads off and leave u screaming Fozzy, Fozzy, Fozzy!!”

North American Saxon fans will also have the option for a rare opportunity to meet and greet with the band, a limited number of VIP packages are available at .

Saxon/Fozzy tour dates:

Sept 12- Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Sept 13- New York, NY @ BB King’s
Sept 14- Montreal, QUE @ Corona Theater
Sept 15- Toronto, ONT @ The Phoenix
Sept 17- Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sept 18- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sept 19- Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s
Sept 20- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Sept 21- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Sept 22- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept 26- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Sept 27- San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Sept 28- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Oct 1- Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Oct 2- Long Beach, CA @ Gaslamp
Oct 3- Ramona, CA @ Ramona MainStage
Oct 4- Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct 5- Corona, CA @ M15
Oct 6- San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct 8- Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct 9- Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor
Oct 10- Vancouver, BC @ The Venue




  1. Saxon. So many great songs. Saw them open for maiden in 83 piece of mind tour. It was the power and the glory tour for them. Kicked me in the teeth. One of my favorite bands of all time. That was and still is metal!

  2. Not sure why I missed Saxon back in the 80’s (I listened to every other metal band at the time) but I “discovered” them about 5 years ago and keep asking myself why did it take so long. Their early stuff is killer as is their newer stuff.
    It’s not on the list here, but it is on their Website that they will be in Oklahoma City on September 29th and I can’t wait! I have been doing what I can to promote the show. I have been posting YouTube videos on FB trying of Saxon to get my metalhead friends and those who have let their inner metalhead wither to get their butts to this show.

    1. That’s great! There are a few Saxon fans out there still. I’ve been to every show that they’ve done in the sf bay area since power and the glory. Very small clubs but that makes it even better for me. I will be at the sf show this year too, dragging all my 45 year old buddies along. It doesn’t matter how many people show up to the shows because Saxon still gives 100 percent every time. Do yourself a big favor and buy power and the glory, crusader, denim, wheels of steel. Even the later albums like unleash the beast kicks ass.

    2. I am seeing saxon tonight in dallas and sunday night in oklahoma city. seen the unleash the beast tour in dallas in 1998 and the very next night seen them at the blue bonnnet pallace in san antonio. what was realy cool was pat travers band opened up for them in san antonio. BOOM BOOM OUT GOES THE LIGHTS. Also i drove to houston texas in 2011 and seen the Call to Arms tour. I live in denton texas north of dallas.

  3. Saxon are better than Maiden. I don’t care what anyone says. And before anyone tells me that Maiden are still playing massive venues and Saxon don’t, it’s all down to the management. Rod Smallwood is a great manager. He once had a meeting with Biff Byford about managing them, but nothing could be agreed. Maiden should be thankfully for that……

    1. I agree with you david. If you look at the whole body of work over the years, Saxon has a great catalog. Don’t get me wrong. Maiden is killer. But I lost interest after powerslave. Number, piece,killers,iron maiden are just masterpieces but it ended after piece of mind for me. I know I will get some haters for that but that’s what happened for me. A maiden show with 100,000 people is great but Saxon with 500 is even better. Princess of the night. Dallas 1pm. Wheels of steel. Compare any new maiden to
      New Saxon. No comparison. That’s it. I’m out

      1. You sound like a good person there, Todd. Somebody who doesn’t have the blinkers on. I respect the fact that you like some Maiden, but I should point out to you that I can’t stand them personally. Steve Harris plays the same bass line over and over again (Clunk-diddy-clunk-diddy-clunk-diddy-clunk) and nothing ever sounds any different. Good god, they even blatantly ripped off the riff to Judas Priest’s “Running Wild” (1978) for their song “The Wicker Man” (2000). In July 2007 I emailed KK Downing and asked him why he or the other guys in Priest never said anything about it. His response? “Hi David. I think it will be politically incorrect of me to answer your question except to say that I will happily buy you a beer should we ever meet.”

        That said it all for me!!

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