The Rock City archives: 2018

SAXON (at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall), Live at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

  • Saturday 10th November 2018
  • Supported by: TBC

Announce Thunderbolt Pt 3 UK Dates

& new single “The Secret of Flight”

Since 1979 SAXON have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career. With no signs of letting up, the SAXON Juggernaut continues with the release earlier this year of their latest album “THUNDERBOLT” and an ongoing World Tour that’s going from strength to strength.

Due to exceptional demand, SAXON announce three more headline shows in the UK around the previously announced Hard Rock Hell headline appearance on November 9th

Thunderbolt 2018 UK Tour - Part 3 – NEW DATES

Thu 8th November – UK, Bath – Forum Sat 10th November – UK, Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall Sun 11th November – UK, Newcastle – City Hall

Tickets on Sale from Friday June 8th at 10am - Ticket Link:

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Guest Acts on the dates are German Metal Queen DORO together with UK favorites WAYWARD SONS

The band also release their latest single & video for the track “The Secret of Flight” from the aforementioned Thunderbolt album on June 4th.

Biff Byford “2018 is turning out to be another monumental year for Saxon. After storming across the North America with the Thunderbolt tour, we are releasing ‘Secret of flight’ from the album as the new

single & video. The track has already proven to be a live monster song so as we are half way through the year’s tour schedule, it’s apt that we release it now. With that in mind, we would also like to share the following up to date stats with you all:

Miles travelled: 37,000 miles;

People played to: 200,000;

Bottles of Wine: 184;

Bottles of Beer: 2228;

Bottles of water: 4350;

Cocktails: 560;

Tea bags: 14;

Pizzas: 19;

Curries: 12;

Burgers: 150;

Steaks: 86;

Breakfasts: 49;

Guitar strings: 300;

Drum sticks: 150;

Bass strings: 140;

Guitar picks: 1000;

Hours asleep: Minimal!

As you know we never rest, so the Thunderbolt tour continues in Europe this summer and through the Autumn - now with the addition of more UK shows!”

About the new video for ‘The Secret of Flight’ Biff adds –

“Being in a touring band we fly a lot so I was sat on a plane one day thinking in the big scheme of things we didn’t discover how to fly until quite recently in man’s history - 1903 that’s only 115 years ago.

I thought it would make a good subject so there you go…. the secret of flight!”

Thunderbolt Track Listing:

1. Olympus Rising

2. Thunderbolt

3. The Secret of Flight

4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)

5. They Played Rock and Roll

6. Predator

7. Sons of Odin

8. Sniper

9. A Wizard’s Tale

10. Speed Merchants

11. Roadie’sSong

12. Nosferatu (RawVersion)*

*not available on vinyl

Thunderbolt is available to in the following formats –

* CD Album in Digipack

* 180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold

* A Special Edition Boxset

* Tape Cassette

* Digital Download