Iron Maiden's Steve Harris To Take Solo Project On Huge 2013 European / UK Tour

Steve Harris, a name synonymous with Iron Maiden for so long, last year revealed his first solo project away from Iron Maiden in the form of British Lion. Now, before Maiden begin their business of headlining the festivals of Europe across the Summer of 2013, Steve is taking to the road as his British Lion project will be playing shows in fourteen different countries across Europe. 

The tour will culminate with four UK shows in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester. We've even got a few words from the man himself about the upcoming tour:

“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 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!”
 
Details of the full tour follow on below:
 
Steve Harris British Lion UK / European Tour 2013:
 
February:
  
Thu      21st        POR, Porto Hard Club
Sat      23rd        SPA, Madrid La Riviera
Sun      24th        SPA, Barcelona Salamandra
Tue      26th        SWI,  Zurich Komplex
Wed      27th        ITA, Milan Live Club
Thu      28th        ITA, Rome Orion
 
March
                      
Sat      2nd          GER, Nuremberg Rockfabrik
Sun      3rd          GER, Munich Backstage Halle
Tue      5th          GER, Stuttgart LKA
Thu      7th          AUT, Vienna Arena
Sat      9th          GER, Cologne Live Music Hall
Sun      10th        GER, Berlin Columbia Club
Tue      12th        SWE, Malmo KB
Wed      13th        SWE, Gothenburg Brewhouse
Thu      14th        NOR, Oslo Rockefeller
Sat      16th        SWE, Stockholm Klubben
Mon      18th        FIN, Helsinki Cirkus
Fri      22th        HOL, Amsterdam Melkweg
Sat      23th        BEL, Vosselaar Biebob
Sun      24th        FRA, Paris Le Trabendo
Tue      26th        ENG, London O2 Academy Islington
Wed      27th        ENG, Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Fri      29th        SCO, Glasgow Garage
Sat      30th        ENG, Manchester Club Academy
 
 
Tickets for the UK shows are on sale on Friday 18th of January priced at £16 and £17.50 for London, plus fees from Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Steve Harris's debut solo album British Lion is out now on EMI. Further news from Steve Harris, camp Iron Maiden and the best of British rock & metal news is updated here on a regular basis.

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