Iron Maiden lynchpin Steve Harris is to hit the road with his ‘other’ band, British Lion.
They’ll be heading out on tour for 22 dates at the end of July with The Raven Age in support.
Harris released the self-titled British Lion album in 2012 with vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie plus drummer Simon Dawson, and last toured in 2014.
Iron Maiden had to put their plans for their 16th studio album on hold earlier this year when frontman Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with cancer. The singer has since been given the all clear, with band manager Rod Smallwood confirming that the album will still be released, but that tour plans will have to wait.
British Lions confirmed tour dates are:
Jul 29th: Harlow Square
Jul 30th: Bristol Bierkeller
Jul 31st: Cardiff University
Aug 02nd: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse
Aug 04th: Chester Live Rooms
Aug 05th: Lincoln Engine Shed
Aug 07th: Manchester Club Academy
Aug 08th: Newcastle Riverside
Aug 09th: Edinburgh Studio 24
Aug 10th: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Aug 12th: York Duchess
Aug 13th: Blackburn King George’s Hall
Aug 14th: Doncaster Diamond Live Lounge
Aug 15th: Grimsby Yardbirds
Aug 16th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Aug 18th: Colchester Arts Centre
Aug 20th: Oxford O2 Academy 2
Aug 21st: Plymouth Hub
Aug 22nd: Southampton 1865
Aug 23rd: Poole My Kyps
Aug 24th: Norwich Waterfront
Aug 26th: London O2 Academy Islington