Iron Maiden Guitarist Steve Harris Announces Intimate Solo Tour

British Lion side project to go on the road   16-Jan-13

Iron Maiden Guitarist Steve Harris Announces Intimate Solo Tour
Steve Harris and British Lions // Photo by John McMurtrie

Steve Harris will be taking his new solo/side project British Lion out on the road next month, visiting fourteen countries and twenty four cities across Europe (starting in Portugal on Feb 21 and ending with shows in London, Birmingham, Glasgow & Manchester) late March 2013).

For the first time ever, and as a major surprise to many, Iron Maiden's bass player, founder member and leader will be taking temporary leave from his Maiden activities and heading out on a full European club tour (full schedule and details below).

On the subject of the decision, Steve said:

"I love touring and live shows and I'm very excited about touring with British Lion. It's fantastic to get out there and once again experience the sheer vibrancy of small clubs with the fans right up front and in your face.

"I think the fans will enjoy that too. It's exciting, going back to the roots, and it's going to be fantastic. We are taking this to clubs all round Europe - a full club tour, with club shows at club prices, hot, sweaty and loud.

"We have no idea how many people will turn out to see us as it's obviously very recent and very new, so we have kept the venues small with tickets priced accordingly as low as we reasonably could.

'British Lion' is Steve's debut CD outside Iron Maiden and was released by EMI in September 2012. Featured alongside Steve are Richard Taylor on vocals, David Hawkins on guitar & keys, Grahame Leslie on guitar, and Simon Dawson on drums.

The 10 track album was mixed by Kevin Shirley (Maiden's longstanding producer), and has positive reviews right off the bat.

"I've known all the guys in the band for ages and, besides being great musicians, they are also good friends, which is lucky because this has been an ongoing project for many years," said Steve.

"They've had to be very patient with me as, of course, I'm so involved with Maiden that I don't really get a lot of free time to work on other stuff. So it's great to finally have the opportunity to get out and do all these shows. The reaction to the album has been really good and I think it will sound great live. We're all planning to have a lot of fun on this tour," he added.


Tour Dates:

FEBRUARY 2013

THU 21             PORTUGAL     PORTO HARD CLUB

SAT 23             SPAIN              MADRID LA RIVIERA

SUN 24             SPAIN              BARCELONA SALAMANDRA

TUE 26             SWITZERLAND ZURICH KOMPLEX

WED 27            ITALY               MILAN LIVE CLUB

THUR 28           ITALY               ROME ORION


MARCH 2013

SAT 02             GERMANY        NUREMBURG ROCKFABRIK

SUN 03             GERMANY        MUNICH BACKSTAGE HALLE

TUE 05             GERMANY        STUTTGART LKA

THUR 07           AUSTRIA          VIENNA ARENA

SAT 09             GERMANY        COLOGNE LIVE MUSIC HALL

SUN 10             GERMANY        BERLIN COLUMBIA CLUB

TUE 12             SWEDEN          MALMO KB

WED 13            SWEDEN          GOTHENBURG BREWHOUSE

THUR 14           NORWAY         OSLO ROCKERFELLER

SAT 16             SWEDEN          STOCKHOLM KLUBBEN

MON 18            FINLAND          HELSINKI CIRKUS

FRI 22               HOLLAND         AMSTERDAM MELKWEG

SAT 23             BELGIUM          VOSSELAAR BIEBOB

SUN 24             FRANCE           PARIS LA TRABENDO

TUE 26             ENGLAND        O2 ACADEMY, ISLINGTON - LONDON

WED 27            ENGLAND        O2 ACADEMY 2, BIRMINGHAM

FRI 29              SCOTLAND      GLASGOW GARAGE

SAT 30             ENGLAND        MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY


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1 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Fred Garvin    Said...

Okay, technically he is a bass guitarist, but I think calling him the bassist (and a principal songwriter) is probably more appropriate.

16-Jan-13 05:30 PM


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