Get well wishes to Saxon drummer Nigel Glockner, who was admitted to a hospital in the UK following bleeding on his brain. As a result of his hospitalization, the band’s current tour, which was to go on through Saturday (13), has been pushed back until February. “Nigel our friend and brother is in the hospital in the UK having tests to find a bleed on his brain,” Biff Byford said in a Facebook post. “He is up and talking be he says he has a ball cristhing headache. I will pass all your messages on to Gina, Nigel’s wife and we all pray that Nige can pull through this! At the moment, all shows have been rescheduled to 3/4/5/6/7 of February 2015.”
Here’s the official press release, which as also posted on the band’s Facebook page:
Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.
Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”
The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.
The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.
February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy
February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City
February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
February 6th OXFORD Academy
February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.
Best wishes to Nigel and his family.