Photos by Lisa Tiffany
UK Heavy Metal legends Saxon topped an exclusive headline performance at The Academy, Dublin on the 1st of May. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album “A Call To Arms”.
On a recent interview with MYGLOBALMIND, front man Biff Byford talked about their Saxon’s musical legacy and much more.
“How can you define Saxon’s enduring popularity after all this time?
Biff”We have some great music, I think a lot of people know that. A lot of the younger fans are getting into that, and there is a lot there. A lot of music in the package like Maiden or Motorhead I suppose. We all have great songs in our repertoire, and people just get off on it really. Our older fans are still into it, its really great music to be into at the moment.”
Just discussing gigs, would there be one that stands out as particularly memorable? would it be the first Donington that you wrote “And the bands played on”about? Or is there another more recent show?
Biff”Well i think the first Donington was great, obviously we have played a lot of big festivals now. Wacken is fantastic,that is always a great festival. Things change,some shows are great one year but the next year they are not so great. The thing with festivals is so much depends on the weather.”
World Tour 2013
07.06.2013 SE Sölvesborg Sweden Rock Festival
08.06.2013 DK Copenhagen Amager Bio *
10.06.2013 CZ Brno Fleda
11.06.2013 AT Vienna Arena
12.06.2013 SL Ljubljana KINO ŠIŠKA
14.06.2013 IT Florence Viper
15.06.2013 IT Rome Orion
16.06.2013 IT Milan Magazzini Generali
18.06.2013 ES Barcelona Bikini
19.06.2013 ES Madrid Sala Arena
21.06.2013 FR Clisson Hellfest
22.06.2013 DE Sankt Goarshausen Metalfest
24.06.2013 CH Solothum Kofmhel
26.06.2013 DE Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
27.06.2013 DE Memmingen Kaminwerk
28.06.2013 DE Osnabruck Halle Gartlage
29.06.2013 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
07.07.2013 GR Athens Rockwave Festival
12.07.2013 DE Balingen Bang Your Head Festival
26.07.2013 UK Holmfirth Picturedome
27.07.2013 UK Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm Steelhouse Festival
10.08.2013 PO Vagos / Quinta do Ega Vagos Open Air