1979 was a monumentous year for British Hard Rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases SAXON remain as one of those giants of British Heavy Metal and to prove the fact the band are back in 2019 to play some iconic shows in iconic venues.

For the first time in a very long time, Saxon return to headlining Düsseldorf’s Mitsubishi Electric Halle (formerly Philipshalle), with a mega show featuring staples of Saxon shows past, the castle set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig!

To add to an already exciting spectacle, some other great bands have been included on this show’s bill to make an event no hard rock fan can bear to miss.

Very special guests will be Düsseldorf’s very own Metal Queen DORO plus NWOBHM icons DIAMOND HEAD & TYGERS OF PAN TANG.

Biff Byford:

“The last time we headlined this venue was in the early 80’s. We are bringing back the huge production and a unique set list for this event, together with our great friend Doro …. gonna be killer!”

This show is part of Saxon’s “Castles & Eagles” Tour which has the following dates:

Saturday July 6th – Spain, Barcelona, Rock Fest Barcelona
Saturday August 3rd – Germany, Wacken, Wacken Open Air
Friday August 9th – Belgium, Kortrijk, Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival
Thursday September 26th – Sweden, Stockholm, Gröna Lund Tivoli
Friday October 18th – UK, Glasgow, Braehead Arena
Saturday October 19th – UK, London, Eventim Apollo
Sunday October 20th – UK, Manchester, 02 Apollo
Saturday October 26th – Germany, Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

In addition to the announcement of this show, the band will release another chapter in the classic “The Eagle Has Landed Live” series of albums with The Eagle Has Landed 4 out on general release on August 2nd 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Renamed “The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)” to commemorate the anniversary, the album will be a triple CD set (available on other formats including a special box set) containing 40 songs spanning the bands career.

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