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British Lion announce European tour dates in November/December 2016

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British Lion - European Tour 2016

British Lion – European Tour 2016

British Lion will embark on a 27 date European tour starting in Faro, Portugal at the Moto Clube De Faro on November 3rd and finishing in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Limelight 1 on December 6th. The full list of dates is below and tickets are on sale MONDAY SEPT 5TH from www.steveharrisbritishlion.com

Steve Harris says, “It’s been great fun taking British Lion out on the road over the past three years and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to play some more shows in 2016. This club tour will be our most extensive European one yet. Due to the routing, we’re not able to get to Scandanavia this time round but will definitely see our fans there next time. On this tour we’ll be making our first visits to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Southern and Northern Ireland, as well as a number of different cities in countries we’ve visited on previous tours. We’ve got a really strong show lined up including plenty of songs not on the British Lion album. The whole band is really excited and can’t wait to get out on the road again. We’ll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album ”.

All dates will be club shows except for an indoor festival show in Czech Republic at the Winter Masters Of Rock on November 19th and the already announced sold-out headline performance at Planet Rockstock festival in Wales on December 3rd. British Lion will also be direct support to Los Suaves in Granada, Spain on November 5th. Special Guests on the British Lion club dates will be Voodoo Six except shows marked * below where support band details will be announced soon.

THU NOV 3 MOTO CLUBE DE FARO, FARO, PORTUGAL*
FRI NOV 4 SALA CUSTOM, SEVILLE, SPAIN*
SAT NOV 5 ARENA COLISEUM “COLISEO CIUDAD ATARFE”, GRANADA, SPAIN
MON NOV 7 SALA TOTEM, PAMPLOMA, SPAIN
TUE NOV 8 METRONUM, TOULOUSE, FRANCE
WED NOV 9 CCO VILLEURBANNE, LYON, FRANCE
FRI NOV 11 LIVE CLUB, MILAN, ITALY
SAT NOV 12 KOFMEHL, SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND
SUN NOV 13 DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
MON NOV 14 COLOS–SAAL, ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY
TUE NOV 15 TECHNIKUM, MUNICH, GERMANY
THU NOV 17 MAJESTIC MUSIC CLUB, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
FRI NOV 18 ORPHEUM,GRAZ, AUSTRIA
SAT NOV 19 WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, ZLIN, CZECH REPUBLIC
SUN NOV 20 BARBA NEGRA, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
TUE NOV 22 KWADRAT, KRAKOW, POLAND
WED NOV 23 KLUB B90, GDANSK, POLAND
FRI NOV 25 HELLRAISER, LEIPZIG, GERMANY
SAT NOV 26 TUROCK, ESSEN, GERMANY
SUN NOV 27 MARKTHALLE, HAMBURG, GERMANY
TUE NOV 29 BOERDERIJ, ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS
WED NOV 30 BIEBOB, VOSSELAAR, BELGIUM
FRI DEC 2 QUARTERHOUSE, FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND*
SAT DEC 3 PLANET ROCKSTOCK, TRECCO BAY, WALES
SUN DEC 4 BUTTON FACTORY, DUBLIN, IRELAND*
MON DEC 5 DOLAN’S WAREHOUSE, LIMERICK, IRELAND*
TUE DEC 6 LIMELIGHT 1, BELFAST, N.IRELAND*

British Lion is Steve’s debut CD outside Iron Maiden. Featured alongside Steve on bass are Richard Taylor on vocals, David Hawkins on guitar and keys, Grahame Leslie on guitar, and Simon Dawson on drums. The 2012 album was mixed by Kevin Shirley, Maiden’s longstanding producer and is available through Parlophone Music (BMG in the U.S.A).

Steve D
Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh