Steve Harris Talks British Lion, New Album The Burning, and Early Iron Maiden Shows

The metal icon is bringing his rock outfit to the States for a monthlong tour

Steve Harris video interview
Steve Harris video interview

Steve Harris is a true heavy metal legend. The bassist founded Iron Maiden back in 1975, and is still going strong with the iconic metal act. While Maiden continue to soar, Harris has branched out with another band, the hard-rock act British Lion.

British Lion are set to unleash their sophomore album, The Burning, on January 17th. The LP marks the first that the outfit is releasing under the band name British Lion, after the debut disc was released as a Steve Harris solo project. Essentially, though, it’s the same band.

Harris recently stopped by for a video interview with Heavy Consequence, telling us about the decision to give the project a band name, going from playing stadiums with Maiden to intimate clubs with British Lion, and delving into a few of the songs from The Burning. As he spoke about British Lion, he also recalled some of the early days of Maiden, when they played in front of smaller crowds themselves.

To see what Harris had to say about the aforementioned topics, watch our video interview above.

British Lion will embark on a monthlong U.S. tour beginning January 18th in Orlando, Florida. See the dates below, and order the new album, The Burning, via various outlets.

British Lion 2020 US Tour Dates:
01/18 – Orlando, FL @ Ace Café
01/19 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
01/20 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
01/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
01/24 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
01/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
01/26 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
01/28 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
01/29 – Joilet, IL @ The Forge
01/31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
02/01 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
02/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
02/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
02/08-13 – Monsters of Rock Cruise (departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
02/15 – Fort Lauderdale @ Revolution Live
02/17 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North
02/18 – Greensboro, NC @ The Cone Denim
02/19 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre