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:

April

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

May

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.