Classic British heavy metal band Saxon have postponed the current UK tour after drummer Nigel Glocker was rushed to hospital on Monday night. He was taken ill ahead of the band’s show at Newcastle Academy and all the remaining dates have been re-scheduled for next year.

Vocalist Biff Byford said:

“Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

The UK dates were set to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary. The set list has featured tracks from what is known to the band’s fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’, namely seminal albums “Wheels of Steel”, “Strong Arm of the Law” and “Denim and Leather”.

Louder Than War would like to wish Nigel a speedy recovery and hope he gets back to hitting the skins very soon!

The shows are re-scheduled as follows and tickets are valid for the new dates.

  • February 3rd Newcastle Academy
  • February 4th Nottingham Rock City
  • February 5th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
  • February 6th Oxford Academy
  • February 7th London Shepherds Bush Empire

Saxon can be found online here: saxon747.com. They’re also on Facebook and they tweet as @saxonoffiical.

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