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NOVEMBER.25.2008

SAXON / ICED EARTH METAL LEGENDS ANNOUNCE 2009 CO-HEADLINING TOUR.
Concerts to be accompanied by new releases.

Titans among themselves: 1 February 2009 will see the launch of a four-week tour by the two metal legends, Saxon and Iced Earth, in Paris. This sensational co-headlining package is certainly among the strongest of recent years and will take the two bands through countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Italy. Fans can look forward to dynamic power metal at its very best, especially since both groups will also present thoroughly exciting new releases to accompany the tour. Tickets for the concerts are available from ticketing agencies.

Saxon are considered one of the most charismatic acts of today's metal business. Their latest album release, "Into The Labyrinth", out on 12 January 2009 (Germany: 9 January 2009, US: 13 January) via Steamhammer/SPV proves that Saxon mark 2009 haven't lost any of their expressiveness, enthusiasm and inspiration. Along with numerous classics, vocalist Biff Byford & Co. will present the strongest tracks from their new album during the tour, expertly combining present and past.

For Iced Earth, this will be the first full European tour since the return of frontman, Matt Barlow. I am pleased Matt is back, explains guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer. We are brothers with a long, meaningful relationship behind us. The band will present songs from their current album, The Crucible Of Man, and for spring Schaffer has also announced the release of a new DVD.

CO-HEADLINING WITH SAXON:

FEB.01.2009 - Paris, France - Bataclan
FEB.02.2009 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
FEB.03.2009 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
FEB.06.2009 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
FEB.07.2009 - Herford, Germany - X
FEB.08.2009 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
FEB.10.2009 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
FEB.11.2009 - Stockholm, Sweden - Annex
FEB.12.2009 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
FEB.13.2009 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
FEB.15.2009 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
FEB.16.2009 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock Cafe
FEB.17.2009 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
FEB.19.2009 - Budapest, Hungary - Petofi Hal
FEB.20.2009 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Mediapark
FEB.21.2009 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
FEB.22.2009 - Milan, Italy - Rolling Stone
FEB.24.2009 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
FEB.25.2009 - Strassbourg, France - La Laiterie
*** FEB.26.2009 - Cologne, Germany *** - Live Music Hall
FEB.27.2009 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar Live - CANCELLED ON FEB 16
FEB.28.2009 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera - CANCELLED ON FEB 16
MAR.01.2009 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz - CANCELLED ON FEB 16

**Note that the Cologne show was originally scheduled for February 4. The show date has changed to Thursday, February 26, 2009. The venue has also changed. The new venue is Live Music Hall in Cologne. The tickets purchased for the February 4 show at Essigfabrik ARE VALID FOR THE FEBRUARY 26 SHOW. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY NEW TICKETS IF YOU PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED TICKETS FOR THE FEBRUARY 4 SHOW. Live Music Hall WILL HONOR THE FEBRUARY 4 SHOW DATE TICKETS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED AT Essigfabrik.