Saxon Announces New Record Tour Details, Debuts Record’s Lead Single, Video

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Courtesy: Silver Linings Music

Jan. 16 — Veteran hard rock band Saxon will tentatively release another collection of cover songs this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its new compilation record, More Inspirations March 24 through Silver Linings Records. Its release will come a year after the release of another covers compilation, Inspirations, from the band.

In anticipation of the new record’s release the band premiered its first single, a cover of The Sensation Alex Harvey Band’s ‘The Faith Healer’ Monday along with a companion video that shows the band recording the cover in the studio. Saxon’s cover of the song stays mostly true to its source material, but is roughly twice as long as the original, clocking in at more than six minutes, in comparison to the original song’s take, which barely tops the three minute mark.

Front man Biff Byford said of the song, it was included because The Sensational Alex Harvey Band played a direct role in the band’s own history.

“We used to see The Sensational Alex Harvey band play this back in the day, they started the set with it, such a fantastic song and fantastic band… big influence!,” Byford said.

While The cover comes from a somewhat lesser-known act, the forthcoming record’s 10-song body also features songs from some more well-known acts. Among those works are Alice Cooper’s ‘From The Inside,’ KISS’ ‘Detroit Rock City’ and Rainbow’s ‘Man on the Silver Mountain.’

The record’s track listing is noted below:

Track Listing:

1. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place

2. The Faith Healer

3. From the Inside

4. Chevrolet

5. Substitute

6. Gypsy

7. Man On the Silver Mountain

8. Detroit Rock City

9. Razamanaz

10. Tales of Brave Ulysses

In other news, Saxon is scheduled to hit the road again starting March 8 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg in support of its latest album, Carpe Diem (2022). The tour is scheduled to run through Mach 19 in Ulm, Germany. Tickets are available here. The tour’s schedule is noted below:

SEIZE THE DAY WORLD TOUR 2023

8 March – LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg – Den Atelier*

9 March – GERMANY, Mannheim – Capitol

10 March – GERMANY, Köln – Essigfabrik

11 March – GERMANY, Markneukirchen – Musikhalle

12 March – GERMANY, Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36

14 March – POLAND, Warsaw – Progresja*

16 March – GERMANY, Rostock – Moya

17 March – GERMANY, Dresden – Alter Schlachthof

18 March – AUSTRIA, Linz – Posthof

19 March – GERMANY, Ulm – Roxy

With Special Guests RAGE except in*

More information on Saxon’s new compilation record, single, video, and tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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