British Lion Announce 4 summer shows for 2024!

Special fundraising show in Dover on 21st May. Plus dates in London, Spain & Portugal.

British Lion have announced a very special show at The Booking Hall in Dover, on Tuesday 21st May. Their appearance will be part of a campaign to keep one of Britain’s small music venues still operating. The owner of the Old Harbour Station which houses The Booking Hall Dover is putting the property up for sale. This puts the future of The Booking Hall music venue at immediate threat as there is no guarantee the venue could keep operating under new ownership. The likeliest outcome would be that the building would be purchased by developers, meaning no more music venue.

Stuart Cameron, of The Booking Hall, comments: “It’s fantastic to welcome back to the venue British Lion for a fundraiser show to help us purchase the Old Harbour Station. The amount of support the venue has received since announcing our (The Booking Hall and Music Venue Trust) plans to purchase the building, and securing the presence of a live music venue forever in Dover, has been overwhelming at times. None more so than when Steve Harris and his team reached out to offer their services free of charge, so that all funds can go straight into making the purchase a reality! Also performing on the same evening is Tony Moore, another Iron Maiden legend. We can’t thank British Lion, Steve and his team, and Tony Moore enough. It’s incredible to see that our little venue in Dover can get such amazing support from such industry veterans.”

To coincide with this very special show, British Lion will also return to London’s legendary Cart & Horses venue in Stratford where Iron Maiden played their first-ever gigs. British Lion played three packed out shows there in January and are thrilled to add a fourth show there in what is fast-becoming a home from home. The band will also play summer shows in Faro, Portugal and Seville, Spain in June.

Steve says, “We were very concerned when we heard that The Booking Hall was at risk of closing, it is a fantastic venue and we just wanted to get involved and be a part in keeping this brilliant music venue alive! We’re looking forward to playing a few other shows including a return to the Cart & Horses as well as shows in Faro & Seville in July.”

20th May – Cart & Horses, London – UK SOLD OUT
21st May – The Booking Hall – Dover, – UK
20th July – Moto Clube Festival, Faro – PORTUGAL
21st July – Sala Custom, Seville – SPAIN

Tickets on sale now!

PHOTO CREDIT – JOHN MCMURTRIE

British Lion Announce UK Winter Tour 2024

British Lion return to the UK for a 16-date winter tour to kick off the new year, starting on January 4th at London’s famed Cart & Horses venue in Stratford, where Steve played his very first gigs. Tony Moore’s Awake (one man show) will be our very special guest on the tour.

We will also be performing on the 2024 Monsters Of Rock Cruise, which sets sail from Miami on March 2nd for six nights.

BRITISH LION 2019 Photo copyright by JOHN McMURTRIE

Photo Credit – John McMurtrie

Harris comments, We’re all excited to announce an extensive tour of the UK in January, kicking off with a special warm up show at the Cart and Horses in London. Tony Moore’s Awake (one man show) will be our very special guest for the tour. Tony was, of course, in Iron Maiden back in 1977 so it is great to have him on the bill. 2024 will also see us make our third appearance on The Monsters Of Rock Cruise in March. We can’t wait to see you all out on the road!”

Tickets for the tour are on sale now and can be purchased via www.britishlionuk.com/tour

The full list of dates are as follows:

Jan 03 – London, Cart & Horses (New Date Added – Warm up for the Warm up) SOLD OUT
Jan 04 – London, Cart & Horses (SOLD OUT)
Jan 05 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (SOLD OUT)
Jan 06 – Bradford, Nightrain
Jan 07 – Liverpool, Furnace
Jan 09 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Jan 10 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Jan 12 – Carlisle, Brickyard
Jan 13 – Colchester, Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
Jan 14 – Margate, Ballroom
Jan 16 – Merthyr Tydfil, Redhouse Cymru (SOLD OUT)
Jan 17 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
Jan 18 – Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
Jan 20 – Isle Of Wight, Strings Bar & Venue (SOLD OUT)
Jan 21 – Gravesend, Leo’s Red Lion (SOLD OUT)
Jan 22 – Southend, Chinnerys
Jan 23 – Hastings, Black Box
Jan 24 – London, Cart & Horses (New Date Added – Warm down or worn out) SOLD OUT
Mar 02-07 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2024

Catch the live video for ‘Legend’ below, which was released earlier in 2023.

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 Announce Summer Tour for 2023!

British Lion are thrilled to announce a 14-date tour throughout the UK & Europe between May and July 2023. It includes 12 new headline tour dates, as well as festival appearances at Hellfest and Sweden Rock, which have been previously announced.

Photo Credit – John McMurtrie

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. The full list of dates are as follows:

May 27 – Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana – Slovenia ***
Jun 02 – Pakkahuone, Tampere – Finland ***
Jun 06 – Ole Bull Scene, Bergen – Norway ***
Jun 08 – Sweden Rock, Solvesborg – Sweden
Jun 12 – Kamienna 12, Krakow – Poland ***
Jun 16 –  Hellfest, Clisson – France
Jun 23 – Opium, Dublin – Ireland *
Jun 29 – Rebellion, Manchester – England **
Jul 02 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – England **
Jul 10 – Q Factory, Amsterdam – Netherlands *
Jul 14 – Legend, Milan – Italy *
Jul 19 – Garaje Beat Club, Murcia – Spain *
Jul 24 – FZW, Dortmund – Germany ***
Jul 30 – Backstage Halle, Munich – Germany ***

Support will come from Airforce *, Stray ** & DarkTribe ***

Steve comments, “We just had a brilliant time on the January UK tour and it’s great to be heading out again in 2023. I’m really looking forward to BOTH Summer tours this year!”

Watch the tour teaser video here!

British Lion Announce Winter 2023 UK Headline Tour & Release new live video for ‘Legend’

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 (SOLD OUT)
Jan 07 – Leadmill, Sheffield 
Jan 08 – The Garage, Glasgow 
Jan 10 – Brickyard, Carlisle (SOLD OUT)
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 

Voodoo Six will be special guests on the tour with support coming 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. We’re happy to have our old mates Voodoo Six & 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.” 

Watch the new video for ‘Legend’ here.

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. 

British Lion Announce support for 2022 European Tour Dates (Updated – Prague Cancellation)

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’.

Tickets are on-sale now from www.britishlionuk.com/tour The full list of dates:

Jun 03 – Finland, Hyvinkaa, Rockfest Festival
Jun 10 – England, Donington, Download Festival
Jun 17 – Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Festival
Jun 25 – France, Paris, Trabendo **
Jul 01 – Germany, Cologne, Kantine
Jul 03 – Germany, Berlin, Hole 44
Jul 08 – Germany, Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Jul 19 – Germany, Bremen, Aladin 
Jul 23 – Poland, Warsaw, Progresja 
Jul 25 – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Jul 28 – Spain, Barcelona, Salamandra *
Jul 30 – Portugal, Lisbon, LAV Lisboa ao Vivo 

* Support from DarkTribe
** Support from Airforce & DarkTribe

Watch the video for ‘Bible Black’ here

Photo credit: John McMurtrie
Song written by Taylor / Hawkins / Harris and released by Parlophone & Explorer1 Music
Filmed and edited by Ryan Titley
Footage of Richard Taylor filmed by Cameron Taylor

British Lion Announce UK Tour Dates For November & December

The band are excited to announce that the following UK headline club & pub shows have now been confirmed for November/December 2021:

Tickets are on-sale now!

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 are on-sale now and available from www.britishlionuk.com/tour
No more dates will be added.

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.

Watch the video for ‘Bible Black’ here!

British Lion withdraw from UK tour with The Darkness

Due to circumstances beyond our control British Lion are really sad and disappointed to announce that we will not be able to participate in the tour with The Darkness. Very recently we received their own protocols that are not Government protocols which are completely unacceptable to us. Therefore, we have no alternative but to withdraw from the tour.

British Lion unleash video for Land of the Perfect People

Taken from their 2020 album The Burning, the song’s lyrics were written by vocalist Richard Taylor who comments, “It’s about abandonment and issues from being brought up in a children’s home.”

Watch the video now:

Song written by Taylor / Harris and released by Parlophone & Explorer1 Music

Filmed and edited by Ryan Titley
Footage of Richard Taylor filmed by Cameron Taylor