British Lion Coming February 18


Explorer1 Music (E1) are proud to announce a new collaboration in the U.S. with their release of Iron Maiden bassist and founder Steve Harris’ second album with BRITISH LION, the ‘up close and personal’ side project he devotes his time to, outside of his Maiden activities, which will be followed by an 18-date U.S. tour (details below). 

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

BRITISH LION comprises: vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie, Steve Harris on bass & keyboards and drummer Simon Dawson. 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 “Lightningand “Spit Firebeing made available for immediate download from tomorrow with all album pre-orders at 

Lightning” is also available to listen to now ahead of the digital release tomorrow 

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 and seeing everyone at the shows.” 

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 the band evolve over the last couple of years and 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 working together for many years to come” 

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: 


Sat 18 Orlando, FL Ace Café 

Sun 19 Tampa, FL Brass Mug 

Mon 20 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall 

Wed 22 Houston, TX Scout Bar 

Fri 24 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box 

Sat 25 Dallas, TX Trees 

Sun 26 Memphis, TN Growlers 

Tue 28 Nashville, TN The Cowan 

Wed 29 Joilet, IL The Forge 

Fri 31 Cleveland, OH The Odeon 


Sat 01 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall 

Tue 04 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade 

Wed 05 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits 

Sat 08- Thur 13 Monsters Of Rock Cruise 

Sat 15 Fort Lauderdale Revolution Live 

Mon 17 Savannah, GA Victory North 

Tue 18 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim 

Wed 19 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club 

Thu 20 New York NY Gramercy Theatre 

Buy tickets here.