Nov 20th, 2019


Explorer1 Music (USA) & Warner Music (ROW) announce the release of the second album by British Lion, two new tracks and details of their first-ever US Tour!

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


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 now available for download from today with all album pre-orders at


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.”

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 18th                     Orlando, FL - Ace Cafe - Tickets
Sun 19th                    Tampa, FL - Brass Mug - Tickets
Mon 20th                   Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall - Tickets
Weds 22nd                 Houston, TX - Scout Bar - Tickets
Fri 24th                      San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box - Tickets
Sat 25th                     Dallas, TX - Trees - Tickets
Sun 26th                    Memphis, TN - Growlers - Tickets
Tues 28th                  Nashville, TN - The Cowan - Tickets
Weds 29th                 Joilet, IL - The Forge - Tickets
Fri 31st                       Cleveland, OH - The Odean - Tickets

Sat 1st                               Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall - Tickets
Tues 4th                            Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Tickets
Weds 5th                          Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits - Tickets
Sat 8th - Thurs 13th          Monsters of Rock Cruise - Tickets
Sat 15th                            Fort Lauderdale - Revolution Live - Tickets
Mon 17th                          Savannah, GA - Victory North - Tickets
Tues 18th                          Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim - Tickets
Weds 19th                         Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club - Tickets
Thurs 20th                        New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre - Tickets

Tickets available now at Every ticket includes a digital download of the new album. Support at all US shows will be The Picturebooks.


As part of the album release, British Lion have partnered with Explorer1 Music exclusively in the US.

Steve says, “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.”            

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" 


British Lion will also be hitting the UK before the end of the year:

Sun 15th                 Norwich - Waterfront - tickets
Mon 16th                Manchester – Club Academy - tickets
Tues 17th               Chester – The Live Music Rooms - tickets
Weds 18th             Nottingham – Rescue Rooms - tickets
Thurs 19th             Colchester – Arts Centre - tickets
Fri 20th                     London – O2 Islington Academy - tickets

Tickets for the UK are on sale now. Support at all UK shows will be Voodoo Six And Nine Miles Down.

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