HistoryThis side-project of Steve Harris was formed in 2012. A single and an album were issued in the same year by Iron Maiden’s label, EMI. Richard Taylor and Grahame Leslie were in a band called British Lion and had wanted Harris to manage the band and produce an album for them, but the group fell apart before they could proceed. The band was conducting ten concerts in Europe beginning July 8th 2014 in Norwich, England and ending at the annual International Motorcycle Convention at the Moto Clube De Faro, Portugal on Saturday, July 19th. British Lion announced a tour of Canada in November 2018. The band and openers Coney Hatch were conducting a Canadian mini-tour this month. British Lion features Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. Lee Aaron guitarist Sean Kelly is touring with Coney Hatch. Steve Harris' British Lion had an album called The Burning in January 2020.
British Lion withdrew from the U.K. tour with The Darkness in November 2021 citing "completely unacceptable" tour protocols. In the meantime, the band had a video for the song Bible Black. The band, and openers Airforce, were touring the UK in November and December instead.