Coinciding with the release of the latest deluxe anthology – Decade of the Eagle – from heavy metal legends Saxon, founder members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson have announced an hometown gig at Birdwell Venue, Sheffield Road, Barnsley on 25th November 2017 for their incarnation Oliver/Dawson Saxon.
Featuring songs from the first ten years of the Saxon legacy, in a 4 LP or 2CD box set featuring 34 tracks, Decade of the Eagle covers the band’s first nine albums, where Saxon notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.
“It seems only right to celebrate this release in our home town, where it all started back in the 1970’s” says guitarist Graham Oliver. “Back then we were called Son of a Bitch, but were advised by the record company to change the name if we wanted any chance of airplay.”
It’s both humbling and inspiring to be a part of British Heavy Metal history and to have fans all around the world, still coming out to the shows and buying the records speaks volumes and makes me proud.
says bassist Steve Dawson
Oliver Dawson Saxon have had a busy 2017 with spots at many festivals across the UK and Europe, and plan to hit the studio early next year to bring out a follow up to 2012’s Motorbiker.
“We’ve had a couple of line-up changes in the past few years” says Steve “but the vibe in the band is great right now, and we are all keen to get back to writing new material”
Fans can expect many classic tracks from the golden era of British heavy metal. Support at the Birdwell concert will come from German guitar supremo, and ’Strat King of Europe’ Thomas Blug and local legends Baranovich.
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