Saxon have been forced to postpone the remaining dates on their UK headline tour due to Nigel Glockler’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night. The band have revealed more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford said: “It’s devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more.  He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”  

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows:  Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd                        NEWCASTLE                                  Academy

February 4th                         NOTTINGHAM                                 Rock City

February 5th                         WOLVERHAMPTON                       Wulfrun Hall

February 6th                         OXFORD                                          Academy

February 7th                         LONDON                                          Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.