Biff Byford has pulled the plug on this spring’s solo tour after admitting low ticket sales have forced a rethink around the spoken word and live show format.
The Saxon frontman has refused to blame the spread of coronavirus for cancelling the tour at a time when artists and bands across the globe are postponing tours as a direct result of the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic.
“The honest truth is the tickets for the forthcoming tour have just not sold as everyone expected for whatever reason,” said Byford.
“So we have cancelled the dates as scheduled with a view to hopefully re-visiting at a later date.
“It’s sad as I was looking forward to the spoken word and live band show but it’s just not to be at this time.
“I want to thank everyone who bought the album and supported me. Keep the faith and see you on the road with Saxon.”
The show was to take an ‘Evening With’ format split into two halves.
The first half featured a spoken word show compered by American comedian and star of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show Don Jamieson where Don would quiz Biff on all aspects of his life and career. The second half consisted of a live show with Biff and his band.
The cancelled UK and European dates are as follows:
Friday 17 – Gateshead, Sage 2
Saturday 18 – Birmingham, Town Hall
Monday 20 – Glasgow, St. Lukes
Tuesday 21 – Leeds, City Varieties
Wednesday 22 – Bath, Komedia
Friday 24 – Liverpool, Arts Club
Saturday 25 – Aberdare, Coliseum Theatre
Monday 27 – Milton Keynes, Stables
Tuesday 28 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Wednesday 29th – Brighton, Old Market
Friday 1 – THE NETHERLANDS – Tilburg, 013
Saturday 2 – GERMANY – Essen, Turock
Sunday 3 – BELGIUM – Sint-Niklaas, Casino
Tuesday 5 – GERMANY – Hamburg, Gruenspan
Friday 8 – SWEDEN – Malmo, Kulturbolaget
Saturday 9 – SWEDEN – Trollhattan, N3 Stagebox
Sunday 10 – SWEDEN – Stockholm, Nalen
Tuesday 12 – GERMANY – Berlin, Passionskirche
Wednesday 13 – GERMANY – Munich, Technikum
Thursday 14 – SWITZERLAND – Zurich, Dynamo
Friday 15 – FRANCE – Vaureal, Le Forum
Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase.