Saxon have announced a new Scottish date following the cancellation of their Glasgow Braehead Arena show last month.
The Yorkshire metal titans announced the postponement of all their 2019 shows, including their trio of UK concerts, on 20th September as frontman singer Biff Byford needed an emergency triple bypass operation on his heart.
After rescheduling their London Eventim Apollo and Manchester O2 Apollo gigs for March, Saxon have now confirmed that their Glasgow Braehead Arena show will now take place at Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom on Friday 27th March 2020.
Due to venue restrictions this show will not be a “Castles & Eagles” production as previously advertised. Girlschool will open proceedings, however Black Star Riders will no longer be the special guests.
Biff Byford says: “I am very sorry that we couldn’t reschedule the previously announced show at Braehead Arena with the full production we had planned, but after a couple of weeks of trying to get availability at Braehead Arena and other Scottish venues that could house the production we had drawn a blank.
“We decided we had to play a show for all our fans in Scotland and Barrowland’s stepped up with clearing the date we needed. Unfortunately, due to Barrowland’s size restrictions we cannot put the Castles & Eagles production in and hope you all understand, but we will try to make this as special a show for you as possible.”
Tickets purchased* for the Braehead Arena show will remain valid with a refund available for the price difference.
*pending on outlet used to purchase Braehead Arena tickets, will determine whether new tickets are valid for the Barrowlands date. If any tickets are not valid for exchange (and refund of price difference) then a refund of original ticket price is available so you can purchase a new Barrowland Ballroom ticket. Your ticket agent will confirm.
The rescheduled tour dates are as follows:
Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom – Fri 27th
London Eventim Apollo – Sat 28th
Manchester O2 Apollo – Sun 29th