British Lion are delighted to announce an 11 date tour of the UK in January 2023.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. The full list of dates are as follows:
Jan 06 – Queens Hall, Nuneaton Jan 07 – Leadmill, Sheffield Jan 08 – The Garage, Glasgow Jan 10 – Brickyard, Carlisle Jan 11 – Parish, Huddersfield Jan 13 – Sin City, Swansea Jan 14 – Chinnerys, Southend (SOLD OUT) Jan 15 – Concorde 2, Brighton Jan 17 – The Booking Hall, Dover Jan 18 – Islington Assembly Hall, London Jan 19 – Epic Studios, Norwich
Special Guests at all shows will be Coney Hatch from Canada – the band’s first ever UK tour (aside from a couple of one-off shows at Nottingham Firefest in 2011 and 2014) and featuring three members of the original 1980’s line-up: bass player & vocalist Andy Curran, lead vocalist & guitarist Carl Dixon and drummer Dave Ketchum, along with guitarist Sean Kelly who joined the band in 2018. Additional support on the tour comes from Airforce.
Steve Harris comments,
“We’re excited to be touring the UK again especially as we’ll be visiting many places we’ve not had a chance to play before. It’s fantastic that we’ve got long-time friends Coney Hatch coming over from Canada to join us. We had great fun when they were our special guests on the British Lion Canadian shows in 2018. And we’re happy to have our old mates Airforce back out on the road with us too. Everyone is really looking forward to this tour and we can’t wait to see everyone.”
Song written by Taylor/Hawkins/Harris and released by Parlophone & Explorer1 Music Filmed and edited by Ryan Titley. Engineered and mixed by Tony Newton.
British Lion last played live in the UK at this year’s Download Festival to a packed Dogtooth Stage* following a headline pub & club tour of late 2021. Their second album The Burning was released by Warner Music (Explorer1 Music in the US) in January 2020.
The band will be undertaking a nine date European headline club tour in Summer 2022, in addition to the three festival shows already announced for Finland, England and Belgium, working in conjunction with the routing for Maiden’s 2022 Legacy Of The Beast tour. Five of the cities are there to make up for the shows that were cancelled back in 2020. Support comes from Airforce & DarkTribe.
Due to unforeseen circumstances outside of the bands control, the show on June 19 at the Lucerna Theatre in Prague will be cancelled. Ticket refunds can be requested at point of purchase. We would like to offer fans the opportunity to attend another show on the tour at no additional ticket cost. To do this, please send proof of purchase and proof of refund to contactus(at)britishlionuk.com with the subject line ‘British Lion – Prague’.
The band are excited to announce that the following UK headline club & pub shows have now been confirmed for November/December 2021:
November 17 Peterborough, The Met Lounge – NEW DATE JUST ADDED! 18 Hornchurch, The Crown – SOLD OUT! 19 Dover, Booking Hall * – SOLD OUT! 21 Gravesend, Leo’s Red Lion – SOLD OUT! 22 Bristol, The Fleece 23 Southampton, Engine Rooms 25 Leeds, Warehouse 26 Buckley, Tivoli 28 Nuneaton, Queens Hall 29 Manchester, Rebellion 30 Newcastle, Riverside
December 02 Grimsby, Yardbirds 03 Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill 04 London, Underworld ** 06 Reading, Sub 89 07 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms SOLD OUT! 08 Colchester, Arts Centre
Support act for the tour is Airforce, except for Dover where it will be Wicked Stone*. There will be no support in London**
Tickets for Hornchurch – There is no online facility to purchase tickets for the show in Hornchurch, so these will be available for purchase at the venue from Saturday 23rd October.
BRITISH LION would like to thank their agent for the exceptional work in putting together this tour at such short notice and are delighted that they will be able to play some shows this year. As the band hasn’t performed a headline tour in the UK since 2019, these dates will be the first opportunity for fans to see them playing tracks from their second album The Burning released by Warner Music (and by Explorer1 Music in the US) in January 2020, including Bible Black for which a new video was released in 2021.