Metal Pioneers and San Antonio Favorites Saxon Return in February

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Saxon, one of the architects of the early '80s new wave of British heavy metal, will thunder into town early next year.

Although only singer Biff Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn remain from the original lineup, the current incarnation has been together since the late '90s and in the midst of a creative renaissance. The band continues to crank out well-reviewed albums — some of which chart in mainland Europe — and it flogs the road relentlessly, including an opening slot on Judas Priest's "Firepower" tour earlier this year.

Thanks to legendary KISS-FM DJ Joe Anthony, San Antonio also remains one of Saxon's favorite U.S. stops. So much so that it headlined in the Alamo City over UFO on that band's last U.S. tour.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday at 10 a.m., and it's likely to sell out.



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