By DJ Monk

Biff Byford has cancelled his forthcoming solo tour dates in the UK and Europe, primarily due to low ticket sales.

Biff told us:

“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.

“Its sad as I was looking forward to the spoken word and live band show but its 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.”

Biff also posted a personal video message to fans:

The solo shows were to have taken an “Evening with…” format, split into two halves. The first half would have featured a spoken word show compered by American comedian and star of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ Don Jamieson, where Don would quiz Biff on all aspects of his life and career. The second half would have consisted of a live show with Biff and his band.

Refunds are available from point of purchase.

At this stage, Saxon’s planned shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, London’s Eventim Apollo (both of which have sold out), and Manchester’s O2 Apollo at the end of this month are still going ahead.