SAXON’s BIFF BYFORD Cancels European Solo Tour Due To Low Ticket Sales

Biff Byford

SAXON singer Biff Byford has canceled his previously announced solo tour, scheduled for April and May.

In a released statement, Biff says that the cancelation is mainly due to low ticket sales.

“The honest truth is the tickets for the forthcoming tour have just not sold as everyone expected for whatever reason, so we have cancelled the dates as scheduled with a view to hopefully re-visiting at a later date,” he said.

“It’s sad as I was looking forward to the spoken-word and live band show but it’s just not to be at this time.

“I want to thank everyone who bought the album and supported me. Keep the faith and see you on the road with SAXON.”

Byford‘s first solo album, School Of Hard Knocks, was released on February 21 via Silver Lining Music. The disc features Byford on vocals (and a spot of four-string thunder) along with OPETH‘s Fredrik Åkesson on guitars, drummer Christian Lundqvist and bass player Gus Macricostas.

The album also features guest appearances by Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY OF FIRE and TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY), Nick Barker (VOICES), Dave Kemp (WAYWARD SONS) and Nibbs Carter (SAXON). The LP was produced by Byford, recorded by Jacky Lehmann at Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton (U.K.) and mixed at Queen Street Studios in Stockholm (Sweden) by Mats Valentin.