BLABBERMOUTH HAS POSTED: SAXON: 2007 European Tour Dates Announced - June 7, 2006 Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON are currently working on a new studio album, which they plan to release in the spring of 2007. To coincide with the album's release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Feb. 28 - UK - Glasgow - Garage Mar. 02 - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake Mar. 03 - IRL - Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre Mar. 04 - UK - Manchaster - Academy 2 Mar. 06 - UK - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall Mar. 07 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City Mar. 08 - UK - Cardiff - Coal Exchange Mar. 09 - UK - London - Astoria Mar. 10 - B - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo Mar. 11 - NL - Amsterdam - Paradiso Mar. 13 - GER - Köln - LMH Mar. 14 - GER - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle Mar. 15 - GER - Hamburg - Markthalle Mar. 16 - GER - Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt Mar. 17 - GER - Leipzig - Werk 2 Mar. 18 - GER - Lichtenfels - Stadthalle Mar. 20 - GER - Stuttgart - Longhorn / LKA Mar. 21 - SWI - Pratteln - Z7 Mar. 22 - F - Toulouse - Havana Cafe Mar. 23 - ES - TBA Mar. 24 - ES - TBA Mar. 25 - ES - TBA Mar. 26 - ES - TBA Mar. 27 - ES - TBA Mar. 29 - F - Lyon - Transbordeur Mar. 30 - F - Paris - Elysee Montmartre Apr. 12 - GER - Saarbrücken - Garage Apr. 13 - GER - Langen - Stadthalle Apr. 14 - GER - München - Große Elser Halle Apr. 15 - ITA - Mailand - Alcatraz Apr. 17 - ITA - Rome - Alpheus Apr. 20 - GRE - Athen - TBA Apr. 21 - GRE - Thessaloniki - Idrogeios Apr. 22 - BLG - Sofia - TBA Apr. 24 - SER - Beograd - SKC Apr. 25 - CRO - Zagreb - Boogaloo Club Apr. 26 - HUN - Budapest - Petofi Hall Apr. 27 - AUT - Wien - Planet Music Apr. 28 - CZ - Zlin - Hala Novesta Apr. 29 - PL - Krakow - Club Studio Apr. 30 - PL - Warszawa - Stodola May 02 - LT - Vilnius - TBA May 03 - LAT - Riga - TBA May 04 - RUS - St. Petersburg - TBA May 05 - FIN - Helsinki - Tavastia May 06 - FIN - TBA May 08 - SWE - Stockholm - Arenan May 09 - N - Oslo - John Dee May 10 - SWE - Göteborg - Trädgarn May 11 - SWE - Malmö - KB May 12 - GER - Osnabrück - Halle Gartlage As previously reported, Steamhammer/SPV are due to release SAXON's brand-new live album, "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III", in the U.S. on June 27, featuring the first recordings with drummer Nigel Glockler, who has returned to the SAXON fold following an extended creative break. "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III" was recorded by two different line-ups: the cuts from 2004 feature drummer Jörg Michael, the 2005 material presents Nigel Glockler. Consisting, next to Glocker, of founding members, Biff Byford (vocals) and Paul Quinn (guitar) plus the long-serving Nibbs Carter (bass) and Doug Scarratt (guitar), SAXON are still one of the hottest contemporary live acts. The double album, "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III", will be released in a top-value digi-pack. CD1 contains many of the classics from the band's early years up to 1984, including the release of their landmark album, "Crusader". CD 2 features the most important songs from the recent past, starting with tracks from their 1991 comeback release, "Solid Ball Of Rock", and ending with material from "Lionheart" (2004) with one exception: "Broken Heroes" from their 1985 recording, "Innocence Is No Excuse".