Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler hospitalised

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Saxon’s drummer Nigel Glockler has been rushed to hospital.

The band have been touring this year as part of their 35th anniversary Warriors Of The Road tour and had five more shows to play. Those shows have been postponed in the light of events.

Glockler took ill on Monday night and was taken to hospital as a result. No further details about his condition have been revealed, but Saxon have said that they will update fans as soon as they are able.

The band’s frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: “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.”

Saxon’s remaining five shows have been postponed to the following dates:

Feb 3rd: Newcastle Academy
Feb 4th: Nottingham Rock City
Feb 5th: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Feb 6th: Oxford Academy
Feb 7th: London Shepherds Bush Empire

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