Steve Harris to play charity show
On tour: Steve Harris with his solo band
Iron Maiden mainman Steve Harris will kick off his first-ever solo tour with a charity show in Portugal.
The event takes place at the Moto Clube de Faro on February 20. Tickets cost €10 with all profits going to the Red Cross.
Harris and the club have a long-standing relationship through mutual friend Manu DaSilva, who died in 2006, leading to Maiden’s appearance in Portugal to pay tribute in 2011.
The bassist says: “We’re really looking forward to starting off the tour at the Moto Clube de Faro. They have a brand-new 600-capacity clubhouse which makes an ideal venue for our first-ever live show. We’re very pleased to be donating to the Red Cross.”
Harris released solo album British Lion last year. The tour, which includes four UK dates listed below, marks his first appearance in club-sized venues since before Maiden rose to fame in the early 1980s.
He recently said of the trek: “We have no idea how many people will turn out to see us as it’s obviously very recent and very new, so we kept the venues small with tickets priced as low as we reasonably could.”
Steve Harris British Lion UK tour
Mar 26: London Islington Academy
Mar 27: Birmingham Academy 2
Mar 29: Glasgow Garage
Mar 30: Manchester Club Academy