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Steve Harris BRITISH LION tour dates

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STEVE HARRIS TO PLAY A SELECTION OF EUROPEAN DATES IN EARLY 2013

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. 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)

Steve comments “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.

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! They’ve had to be very patient with me as, of course, I’m so involved with Maiden 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!”

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 and 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 been pronounced both “brilliant” and “a big hearted ferocious triumph” by the music press who also commented that although it’s stamped with Steve’s inimitable style, it’s also very different to Maiden, so fans will be in for a whole new experience seeing and hearing these new songs played live.

Feb 21 – PORTUGAL – PORTO HARD CLUB
Feb 23 – SPAIN – MADRID LA RIVIERA
Feb 24 – SPAIN – BARCELONA SALAMANDRA
Feb 26 – SWITZERLAND – ZURICH KOMPLEX
Feb 27 – ITALY – MILAN LIVE CLUB
Feb 28 – ITALY – ROME ORION
Mar 02 – GERMANY – NUREMBURG ROCKFABRIK
Mar 03 – GERMANY – MUNICH BACKSTAGE HALLE
Mar 05 – GERMANY – STUTTGART LKA
Mar 07 – AUSTRIA – VIENNA ARENA
Mar 09 – GERMANY – COLOGNE LIVE MUSIC HALL
Mar 10 – GERMANY – BERLIN COLUMBIA CLUB
Mar 12 – SWEDEN – MALMO KB
Mar 13 – SWEDEN – GOTHENBURG BREWHOUSE
Mar 14 – NORWAY – OSLO ROCKERFELLER
Mar 16 – SWEDEN – STOCKHOLM KLUBBEN
Mar 18 – FINLAND – HELSINKI CIRKUS
Mar 22 – HOLLAND – AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
Mar 23 – BELGIUM – VOSSELAAR BIEBOB
Mar 24 – FRANCE – PARIS LA TRABENDO
Mar 26 – ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON, LONDON
Mar 27 – ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY 2, BIRMINGHAM
Mar 29 – SCOTLAND – GLASGOW GARAGE
Mar 30 – ENGLAND – MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY

http://www.steveharrisbritishlion.com/

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