Coney Hatch to open for Steve Harris’ British Lion during upcoming UK tour
Canadian rockers Coney Hatch consisting of frontman Carl Dixon, bassist Andy Curran, guitarist Sean Kelly and drummer Dave Ketchum will be opening for Steve Harris‘ British Lion during the latter’s upcoming UK tour from January 6 to 19, 2023. Airforce will also be a support act on the bill.
Chipster PR and Consulting Inc.‘s press release indicates:
“Back in 1983, Canadian hard rockers Coney Hatch rocked arenas on a bill with Iron Maiden. And soon, Coney Hatch will be hitting the road again with Iron Maiden’s leader, Steve Harris, when the lads will open shows for Harris’ British Lion, on a full UK tour (tickets are on sale now from www.britishlionuk.com). This will be the band’s first ever UK tour (aside from a couple of one-off shows at Nottingham Firefest in 2011 and three members of the original 1980’s line-up: bass player & vocalist Andy Curran, lead vocalist & guitarist Carl Dixon, and drummer Dave Ketchum, along with guitarist Sean Kelly (who joined the band in 2018).
“The history between Steve Harris and Coney Hatch dates back to 1983, and the Iron Maiden ‘Piece of Mind Tour,’ and we all got along famously,” recalls Ketchum. “We did some Canadian dates supporting British Lion back in 2018,” adds Curran. “And it was a giant rock n roll love in….so we’ve decided to extend that caravan, and we’re thrilled to join them again in the UK where we’ve only ever performed once.” Fans can expect to hear such Coney Hatch classics as “Devil’s Deck,” “Monkey Bars,” and “Stand Up” on the upcoming tour with British Lion.
Also, arriving soon will be a live album, ‘Postcard from Germany.’ “We’re very excited and grateful that after all these years, we’re still getting along and releasing new songs. We’re a brotherhood and this new live record totally captures the spirit of Coney Hatch live. In your face double guitar attack! Also two spankin’ new songs to boot! That’s a pretty cool thing for our fans.”
Prior to joining British Lion in the UK, Coney Hatch will play their only Canadian show at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto on December 29, 2022.
This performance will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their debut record, and the band will perform their first record in its entirety from top to bottom.
Tickets will go on sale next week at https://elmocambo.com/events-new/“
British Lion / Coney Hatch / Airforce Tour Dates:
Jan. 6, 2023 — Queens Hall, Nuneaton
Jan. 7, 2023 — Leadmill, Sheffield
Jan. 8, 2023 — The Garage, Glasgow
Jan. 10, 2023 — Brickyard, Carlisle
Jan. 11, 2023 — Parish, Huddersfield
Jan. 13, 2023 — Sin City, Swansea
Jan. 14, 2023 — Chinnerys, Southend
Jan. 15, 2023 — Concorde 2, Brighton
Jan. 17, 2023 — The Booking Hall, Dover
Jan. 18, 2023 — Islington Assembly Hall, London
Jan. 19, 2023 — Epic Studios, Norwich
Coney Hatch‘s “First Time For Everything” video: