British heavy metal legends SAXON will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019 with what they promise will be the band’s “largest, loudest, brightest, most explosive show ever!” The trek — the details of which will be announced soon — will see the group accompanied by 60 tons of light and sound, and 45,000 watts of power.
A teaser video for the tour is available below.
Earlier in the year, SAXON frontman Biff Byford told Moshpit Passion that the 40th-anniversary run would include “some festivals and maybe two or three special shows.”
Although SAXON was formed in 1977, the band’s debut album didn’t arrive until two years later.
Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members in the group’s current lineup, which issued its 22nd LP, “Thunderbolt”, earlier this year.
Originally from South Yorkshire, England, SAXON has gone on to sell about 23 million albums and has produced such classic songs as “Denim And Leather”, “Princess Of The Night”, “Wheels Of Steel” and “Power And Glory”.
In addition to Byford and Quinn, SAXON‘s current lineup includes bassist Nibbs Carter, guitarist Doug Scarratt and drummer Nigel Glockler.
SAXON is represented by X-ray Touring‘s Steve Strange, APA‘s Keith Naisbitt and Siren Artist Management‘s Adam Parsons.
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