Saxon – O2 Academy Newcastle

Back in December, Saxon’s drummer Nigel Glockler fell ill on the eve of their Newcastle show, resulting in the remaining dates of their UK tour being postponed. This evening Saxon resume their tour, but with Sven Dirkschneider, son of Udo Dirkschneider from Accept filling the rather large boots left by Nigel, whilst he continues to recover. Dirkschneider is no stranger to Saxon having worked with Nigel as his drum tech in recent times.

Saxon’s set comprises of tracks from “The Holy Trinity,” their three most notable albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law, and Denim and Leather. Biff Byford reminisces of the band’s many visits to the region’s iconic venues, including the much loved Mayfair Ballroom, which is sadly no longer, and the prestigious Newcastle City Hall.

You can read my full coverage of the show at National Rock Review:

Electric Citizen is Riding Easy on Higher Time

Photos: © Adam Kennedy / Photography by Adam Kennedy, All Rights Reserved.

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