SAXON Will Release Glorious Live Collection: ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 40 (LIVE)’
The First Video is ,,747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT) [Live In Helsinki, 2015]”
SAXON celebrate their 40 year anniversary with the much anticipated ‘Castles & Eagles’ European shows and the release of the glorious live collection: ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 40 (LIVE)’, out on AUGUST 2nd via MILITIA GUARD/SILVER LINING MUSIC To kick-start the events, SAXON has released a video to ,,747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT) [Live In Helsinki, 2015]”.
On August 2nd, Saxon, the British Heavy Metal vanguards who continue to deliver their seminal metal music to sold-out venues worldwide, will salute their 40th Anniversary by releasing ‘The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)’ on Militia Guard/Silver Lining Music, a cracking, crunching and wholly representative celebration of four decades as one of the UK’s leading heavy metal lights. Entire musical genres have been born and died since Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, and through all the eras and all the trends, Saxon have continued to both entertain fans everywhere and prosper with albums and tours saturated in the band’s consistent trademark sound and quality. ‘The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)’ celebrates all the classics from their early years with the modern classics which have continued to define Saxon as legends.
Saxon supporters can enjoy ‘The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)’ in various formats: a triple CD combo packed in a 6 panel digipack with a 16 pg booklet, Digital Download and Streaming.
‘The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)’ will also be available as a 12” lid-off Boxset, containing 5 x 12” 180 gms vinyl, The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) Tour Pass and Slipmat and an exclusive 40 page book.
The pièce de résistance however is the 747 Signature Edition Boxset – limited to 747 copies – which also includes an exclusive 23 plectrum set featuring album artwork from all 22 Saxon’s studio albums and a limited edition ‘The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)’ plectrum. The 747 Signature Edition Boxset also comes with Biff Byford’s original hand-written lyric sheet of the “747 (Strangers In The Night)” song, with each print being hand-numbered and autographed by the man himself.
As part of these 40th festivities, Saxon will play three special “Castles & Eagles” UK tour dates in 72 hours on Friday October 18th at the Glasgow Braehead Arena, Saturday October 19th at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London and Sunday October 20th at the 02 Apollo in Manchester. Glasgow will see special guests Black Star Riders and Girlschool, with Krokus, Girlschool and Diamond Head making a proper heavy metal hoedown in London and Manchester.
SAT 8 JUNE – SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – SÖLVESBORG (SE)
FRI 21 JUNE – ROCK THE RING FESTIVAL – HINWIL (CH)
FRI 5 JULY – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA – CÓRDOBA (ES)
SAT 6 JULY – ROCK FEST – BARCELONA (ES) *
SAT 27 JULY – ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL – ROTTENBURG (DE)
SAT 3 AUGUST – WACKEN OPEN AIR – WACKEN (DE) *
FRI 9 AUGUST – ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL – KORTRIJK (BE) *
THU 26 SEPTEMBER – GRÖNA LUND TIVOLI – STOCKHOLM (SE) *
FRI 18 OCTOBER – BRAEHEAD ARENA – GLASGOW (UK) *
SAT 19 OCTOBER – EVENTIM APOLLO – LONDON (UK) *
SUN 20 OCTOBER – O2 APOLLO – MANCHESTER (UK) *
SAT 26 OCTOBER – MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE – DÜSSELDORF (DE) *
* “Castles & Eagles” Shows
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