British Lion, the band founded by Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, have announced details of an extensive European tour. The dates, which include three shows in Ireland, come in the wake of Iron Maiden's downtime following the completion of their 'Book Of Souls' world tour earlier this year.
British Lion will embark on a twenty-seven date European tour starting in Faro, Portugal at the Moto Clube De Faro on 3rd November, and finishing in Belfast at the Limelight on 6th December. The full list of dates is below.
Says Steve Harris: “It’s been great fun taking British Lion out on the road over the past three years and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to play some more shows in 2016. This club tour will be our most extensive European one yet. Due to the routing, we’re not able to get to Scandanavia this time round but will definitely see our fans there next time. On this tour we’ll be making our first visits to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Southern and Northern Ireland, as well as a number of different cities in countries we’ve visited on previous tours. We’ve got a really strong show lined up including plenty of songs not on the British Lion album. The whole band is really excited and can’t wait to get out on the road again. We’ll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album ”.
All dates will be club shows, except for an indoor festival show in Czech Republic at the Winter Masters Of Rock on 19th November and the already announced sold-out headline performance at Planet Rockstock festival in Wales on 3rd December. British Lion will also be direct support to Los Suaves in Granada, Spain on 5th November.
Special Guests on the British Lion club dates will be Voodoo Six except shows marked * below where support band details will be announced soon.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now, from www.steveharrisbritishlion.com.
Steve Harris British Lion 2016 European Dates:
3rd Nov - MOTO CLUBE DE FARO, FARO, PORTUGAL*
4th Nov - SALA CUSTOM, SEVILLE, SPAIN*
5th Nov - ARENA COLISEUM “COLISEO CIUDAD ATARFE”, GRANADA, SPAIN
7th Nov -SALA TOTEM, PAMPLONA, SPAIN
8th Nov - METRONUM, TOULOUSE, FRANCE
9th Nov - CCO VILLEURBANNE, LYON, FRANCE
11th Nov - LIVE CLUB, MILAN, ITALY
12th Nov - KOFMEHL, SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND
13th Nov - DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
14th Nov - COLOS–SAAL, ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY
15th Nov - TECHNIKUM, MUNICH, GERMANY
17th Nov - MAJESTIC MUSIC CLUB, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
18th Nov - ORPHEUM,GRAZ, AUSTRIA
19th Nov - WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, ZLIN, CZECH REPUBLIC
20th Nov - BARBA NEGRA, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
22nd Nov - KWADRAT, KRAKOW, POLAND
23rd Nov - KLUB B90, GDANSK, POLAND
25th Nov - HELLRAISER, LEIPZIG, GERMANY
26th Nov - TUROCK, ESSEN, GERMANY
27th Nov - MARKTHALLE, HAMBURG, GERMANY
29th Nov - BOERDERIJ, ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS
30th Nov - BIEBOB, VOSSELAAR, BELGIUM
2nd Dec - QUARTERHOUSE, FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND*
3rd Dec - PLANET ROCKSTOCK, TRECCO BAY, WALES
4th Dec - BUTTON FACTORY, DUBLIN, IRELAND*
5th Dec - DOLAN’S WAREHOUSE, LIMERICK, IRELAND*
6th Dec - LIMELIGHT 1, BELFAST, N.IRELAND*