Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to hospital on Monday night after suffering a brain aneurysm (a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain). A second surgery had to be performed after the first one was not successful. His wife Gina Glockler has issued the following update after the second surgery:
“Nigel’s surgery went according to plan & (he’s) resting tonight. I hope to post more info as I have it, and hopefully a message from the man himself!!
Thank you all for the support, it really means so much.
Gina, Justin & Madeline”
Saxon have been forced to cancel their upcoming UK dates, which 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.
3 – Newcastle, England – Academy
4 – Nottingham, England – Rock City
5 – Wolverhampton, England – Wulfrun Hall
6 – Oxford, England – Academy
7 – London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.