Official Steamhammer/SPV press release

Titans among themselves: 1 February 2009 will see the launch of a four-week tour by the two metal legends, Saxon and Iced Earth, in Paris. This sensational co-headlining package is certainly among the strongest of recent years and will take the two bands through countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Italy. Fans can look forward to dynamic power metal at its very best, especially since both groups will also present thoroughly exciting new releases to accompany the tour. Tickets for the concerts are available from ticketing agencies.

Saxon are considered one of the most charismatic acts of today's metal business. Their latest album release, "Into The Labyrinth", out on 12 January 2009 (Germany: 9 January 2009, US: 13 January) via Steamhammer/SPV proves that Saxon mark 2009 haven't lost any of their expressiveness, enthusiasm and inspiration. Along with numerous classics, vocalist Biff Byford & Co. will present the strongest tracks from their new album during the tour, expertly combining present and past.

For Iced Earth, this will be the first full European tour since the return of frontman, Matt Barlow. "I am pleased Matt is back," explains guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer. "We are brothers with a long, meaningful relationship behind us" The band will present songs from their current album, "The Crucible Of Man", and for spring Schaffer has also announced the release of a new DVD.


Tourdates:

01.02.2009 F Paris Bataclan
02.02.2009 B Brussels AB
03.02.2009 NL Tilburg 013
04.02.2009 D Cologne Essigfabrik
06.02.2009 LUX Luxembourg Den Atelier
07.02.2009 D Herford X
08.02.2009 D Hamburg Docks
10.02.2009 NO Oslo Rockefeller
11.02.2009 SE Stockholm Annex
12.02.2009 DK Copenhagen Pumpehuset
13.02.2009 D Berlin Huxleys
15.02.2009 PL Warsaw Spodac
16.02.2009 CZ Zlin tba
17.02.2009 A Vienna Gasometer
19.02.2009 HU Budapest Petofi Hall
20.02.2009 SI Ljubljana Mediapark
21.02.2009 HR Zagreb Boogaloo
22.02.2009 I Milan Rolling Stone
24.02.2009 CH Zurich Volkshaus
25.02.2009 F Strassbourg La Laiterie
27.02.2009 E Bilbao Rockstar Live
28.02.2009 E Madrid La Riviera
01.03.2009 E Barcelona Razzmatazz


Source: saxon747.com
Band profile: Saxon
Event: Saxon + Iced Earth
 
Posted: 27.11.2008 by Thryce



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Tursti - 27.11.2008 at 17:10  
Fuck. They visit Norway and Sweden, but why not in Finland!
DayFly - 27.11.2008 at 17:10  
Oh meh, I really don't like Iced Earth that much
timmoe - 27.11.2008 at 19:21  
Written by DayFly on 27.11.2008 at 17:10

Oh meh, I really don't like Iced Earth that much

I do.
Black Conundrum - 27.11.2008 at 22:40  
Written by timmoe on 27.11.2008 at 19:21

Written by DayFly on 27.11.2008 at 17:10

Oh meh, I really don't like Iced Earth that much

I do.

So do I.
-DC-002- - 27.11.2008 at 23:09  
That's gonna be a pretty interesting show
replica of me - 27.11.2008 at 23:22  
Finally, Iced Earth comes to Poland !!!! But Spodek is in Katowice, not in Warsaw.
LeChron James - 28.11.2008 at 01:29  
Very weird mix of bands. like REALLY different.
ThunderAxe1989 - 28.11.2008 at 01:46  
Iced Earth are counted as 'metal legends' these days? wow.
WorpeX - 28.11.2008 at 05:56  
I really don't think that this is a weird mix of bands... Saxon is standard power metal and Iced Earth is US Power Metal. If you like one, chances are you at least have some interest in the other.

Now, when I saw IE a few months ago they were with some band called Saviours, which is some stoner rock band that somehow got to play after Into Eternity. They were really bad... Strangest band combination i've ever seen so far.
BMR Monkey - 28.11.2008 at 17:20  
I like iced earth really bad but saxon not much but still its gonna be strong gigs cuz both bands ara big, great, historical, shame that i not gonna see them cuz im in america but still is interesting
BrightNight - 01.12.2008 at 12:15  
F*ck YES! I dont care about Saxon really. But Iced Earth... im lucky to see them for the third time in less than 2 years! Already bought my ticket !
Valentin B - 22.01.2009 at 10:40  
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 28.11.2008 at 01:46

Iced Earth are counted as 'metal legends' these days? wow.

you have something against iced earth? hmmm???
ThunderAxe1989 - 24.01.2009 at 02:15  
Written by Valentin B on 22.01.2009 at 10:40

Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 28.11.2008 at 01:46

Iced Earth are counted as 'metal legends' these days? wow.

you have something against iced earth? hmmm???

No....I'm very apathetic towards Iced Earth to be honest lol.

But I just find it hard to swallow, that's like saying Opeth are 'Metal legends', ya know?
Valentin B - 24.01.2009 at 14:25  
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 24.01.2009 at 02:15

Written by Valentin B on 22.01.2009 at 10:40

Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 28.11.2008 at 01:46

Iced Earth are counted as 'metal legends' these days? wow.

you have something against iced earth? hmmm???

No....I'm very apathetic towards Iced Earth to be honest lol.

But I just find it hard to swallow, that's like saying Opeth are 'Metal legends', ya know?

well with Opeth i can see that, lol, i don't like Opeth too much

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