NWOBHM legends Saxon have announced the re-scheduled dates for their postponed UK shows.
The dates, which were originally planned for December 2014, were postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s sudden health problems.
The drummer is now back at home recoering after two surgical procedures, which he underwent following a brain aneurysm,
While Glocker is reportedly on the mend, he won't be performing at the new dates and will be replaced by Sven Dirkschneider, the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept). He will join frontman Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar) and Nibbs Carter (bass) for the run.
Biff Byford said: “It’s great to see Nige on the mend, he will get the chance to see the band from out front for a change.”
Nigel recently posted the below video message on the band’s Facebook page thanking fans for their support and updating them on his health situation:
The rescheuled dates are as follows:
|03/02/2015||Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy||BUY TICKETS|
|04/02/2015||Nottingham - Rock City||BUY TICKETS|
|05/02/2015||Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall||BUY TICKETS|
|06/02/2015||Oxford - O2 Academy||BUY TICKETS|
|07/02/2015||London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire||BUY TICKETS|
Original tickets for the December shows are still valid, and tickets can also be bought now via planetrock.com/tickets!
The dates are billed as the culmination of Saxon's 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road”, which celebrates the band's 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature tracks from what is known to the fans as 'The Holy Trinity' - Saxon's seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim & Leather.
All of us here at Planet Rock would like to wish Nigel a full and speedy recovery!