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 17 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 “Lightning” and “Spit Fire” being made available for immediate download from tomorrow with all album pre-orders at https://explorer1-music.myshopify.com/collections/britishlion.
“Lightning” is also available to listen to now ahead of the digital release tomorrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhtcRo1BB1g&feature=youtu.be.
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”
“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.”
Tickets available from https://britishlionuk.com/. Every ticket to the British Lion US Tour includes a digital download of the new album “The Burning” out January 17, 2020. The Digi-pack CD and Special Edition double gatefold Vinyl Album is also available for pre-order now in the E1 store (www.explorer1music.com/shop). Support at all shows will be The PICTUREBOOKS.
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