Saxon announce 14-city Seize The Day tour across the UK

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Saxon have shared details of their UK Seize The Day tour.

The NWOBHM stalwarts will visit 14 cities across England, Scotland and Wales on the trek, which is being staged in support of their new album Carpe Diem, which is being released on February 4 via Silver Lining Music. 

The quintet will play:

Nov 11: Ipswich, Regent
Nov 12: Southampton, O2 Guidhall
Nov 13: Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
Nov 14: Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Nov 15: Bath, Forum
Nov 16: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Nov 18: Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Nov 19: Blackburn, King’s George Hall
Nov 20: Aberdeen, Music Hall
Nov 21: Glasgow, Barrowland
Nov 22: Hull, City Hall
Nov 23: York, Barbican
Nov 25: Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Nov 26: London, Roundhouse

The quintet have already released two singles from Carpe Diem, the title track and Remember The Fallen, which pays tribute to the millions worldwide who have died after contracting Covid-19 in the ongoing pandemic. 

“I wanted to write a song about Covid, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen,” says frontman Biff Byford. “Certain aspects of it all are quite mysterious, and of course, it hasn’t finished yet, has it? We should all remember those who have died as a group of people not really knowing why they died, because the information wasn’t there.”

Byford suggests that 2022 is going to be a busy year for his band.

“There are festivals which have been rescheduled from two years ago, we’re looking to go to America… and like everyone really, we’re just keeping our fingers crossed that everything works out and we can do it all,” he says. “We’re also recording the second Inspirations album, and as we do that, you never know, we might write a few songs for the next Saxon album…”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.