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

British Lion announce new album & UK/US tour dates for 2019/2020

Explorer1 Music (USA) & Warner Music (ROW) announce the release of the second album by British Lion, 2 new tracks and details of their first-ever US Tour!

The Burning features 11 new songs and will be released worldwide on January 17 2020 in Digipak CD, double gatefold Vinyl and Digital Download formats.

Recorded, engineered and mixed at Barnyard Studios by Tony Newton and produced by Steve Harris, The Burning is crammed with powerful hard rock melodies, with two songs Lightning and Spit Fire being made available for immediate download from tomorrow with all album pre-orders.

The full track listing is:
1. City of Fallen Angels
2. The Burning
3. Father Lucifer
4. Elysium
5. Lightning
6. Last Chance
7. Legend
8. Spit Fire
9. Land of the Perfect People
10. Bible Black
11. Native Son

Richard Taylor says, “We’ve been working on ‘The Burning’ for the past couple of years and everyone is really pleased with the results. We started playing some of the songs live on recent tours and got a fantastic reaction from our fans so we are really excited to be sharing this album with the world. We’re also looking forward to heading out on the road again in the UK and US and seeing everyone at the shows.”

Listen to LIGHTNING

The Burning is a follow-up to BRITISH LION’s 2012’s eponymous debut album, Steve’s first ever musical venture outside of Iron Maiden which was pronounced both “brilliant” and “a big hearted ferocious triumph” by the music press. The band have since been tirelessly honing their live show performances with club tours every year and festival dates whenever time allows, building and establishing a firm and dedicated fan-base, reaching 24 countries across the globe so far, and now with their first ever Stateside tour on the following dates:

US Tour Dates – 2020

January
Sat 18 – Orlando, FL, Ace Café – Tickets
Sun 19 – Tampa, FL, Brass Mug – Tickets
Mon 20 – Pensacola, FL, Vinyl Music Hall – Tickets
Wed 22 – Houston, TX, Scout Bar – Tickets
Fri 24 – San Antonio, TX, The Rock Box – Tickets
Sat 25 – Dallas, TX, Trees – Tickets
Sun 26 – Memphis, TN, Growlers – Tickets
Tue 28 – Nashville, TN, The Cowan – Tickets
Wed 29 – Joilet, IL, The Forge – Tickets
Fri 31 – Cleveland, OH, The Odeon – Tickets

February
Sat 01 – Lexington, KY, Manchester Music Hall – Tickets
Tue 04 – Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade – Tickets
Wed 05 – Jacksonville, FL, Jack Rabbits – Tickets
Sat 08- Thur 13 –  Monsters Of Rock Cruise Tickets
Sat 15 – Fort Lauderdale, Revolution Live – Tickets
Mon 17 – Savannah, GA – Victory North  – Tickets
Tue 18 – Greensboro, NC, The Cone Denim – Tickets
Wed 19 – Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club – Tickets
Thu 20 – New York NY, Gramercy Theatre – Tickets

Tickets are on sale now!
Every US ticket includes a digital download of the new album.
Support at all shows will be The PICTUREBOOKS.

UK Tour Dates – December 2019

Sun 15- Norwich – Waterfront – Tickets
Mon 16- Manchester – Club Academy – Tickets
Tues 17- Chester – The Live Music Rooms – Tickets
Weds 18- Nottingham – Rescue Rooms – Tickets
Thurs 19- Colchester – Arts Centre – Tickets
Fri 20- London – O2 Islington Academy –Tickets

Tickets are on sale now
Support at all shows will be Voodoo Six And Nine Miles Down.

As part of the album release, British Lion have partnered with Explorer1 Music exclusively in the US.

BRITISH LION and Explorer1 Music in New York.

Steve says, “It’s great for us to finally come to America to play some shows around the release of the new album there through Explorer1 Music. The E1 team have been extremely pro-active and we’re delighted to be working with them on both the record and the tour.”

Paul Woolnough, CEO and Co-Founder of Explorer1 Music says, “Explorer1 offers a completely new turn-key solution for touring and recording artists such as BRITISH LION in today’s fast-changing industry. After watching them evolve over the last couple of years and after recently launching E1, it seemed the perfect time to partner and collaborate on the U.S release of The Burning and BRITISH LION’s touring activities. I am proud to welcome Steve and the rest of BRITISH LION into the E1 family and look forward to collaborating and working together for many years to come”


UK Tour Dates for December 2019

British Lion will be doing a short UK club tour in December on the following dates,

Sun 15 – Norwich – Waterfront – tickets
Mon 16 – Manchester – Club Academy – tickets
Tues 17 – Chester – The Live Music Rooms – tickets
Weds 18 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms – tickets
Thurs 19 – Colchester – Arts Centre – tickets
Fri 20 – London – O2 Islington Academy – tickets

Tickets are on sale now. Support at all shows will be Voodoo Six And Nine Miles Down.

Steve Harris says,  “I’m in the UK in December and thought it would be great to take British Lion out on the road for a few shows while I’m here. We haven’t played any in England since 2017 and as most people know, I love getting out and playing live whenever I can, so this seemed a good opportunity to fit some dates in. The set-list will be a mixture of songs from the first British Lion album and new songs from our upcoming second album which is due to be released early next year. We’ll be announcing full details of that very shortly.”