BRITISH LION are delighted to announce an 11 date tour of the UK in January 2023. Tickets are on sale now from britishlionuk.com. The full list of dates :
Jan 06 - Queens Hall, Nuneaton
Jan 07 - Leadmill, Sheffield
Jan 08 - The Garage, Glasgow
Jan 10 - Brickyard, Carlisle
Jan 11 - Parish, Huddersfield
Jan 13 - Sin City, Swansea
Jan 14 - Chinnerys, Southend
Jan 15 - Concorde 2, Brighton
Jan 17 - The Booking Hall, Dover
Jan 18 - Islington Assembly Hall, London
Jan 19 - Epic Studios, Norwich
Special Guests at all shows will be Coney Hatch from Canada – the band’s first ever UK tour (aside from a couple of one-off shows at Nottingham Firefest in 2011 and 2014) and featuring 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. Additional support on the tour comes from Airforce.
NEWS FLASH #2 - CONEY HATCH RETURN TO EL MOCAMBO. DEC 29, 2022
CONEY HATCH BIO
Coney Hatch formed in Toronto 1980, named after the infamous lunatic asylum in Britain (spelt Colney Hatch) that Andy Curran's parents had lived near before emigrating to Canada. In 1981 an ad was placed in the Toronto Star looking for a singer guitarist to join a working band. Carl Dixon joined Andy Curran, Dave Ketchum, Steve Shelski and on they went to release a kickass debut album in 1982 CONEY HATCH, produced by Kim Mitchell, that still resonates today. The Hatch toured with some of the biggest names in rock opening for Iron Maiden (40 shows) and Judas Priest (27 shows.) Music videos for Fantasy and Devils Deck featured on MTV and Hey Operator broke into top 20 but lack of promo and difficulties with management saw the Hatch go their separate ways after three albums (Coney Hatch, Outa Hand, Friction). A few reunion gigs in the 90s and the noughties kept the guys connected. In 2008 Carl Dixon was nearly killed in a car accident in Australia. Andy Curran spoke through the phone to Carl while Carl lay in a coma, it seemed Carl would not survive. Andy told Carl "the Hatch still has more rocking to do, you gotta survive"
They both kept the bargain! Carl incredibly survived the automobile accident with many serious injuries and now sports numerous titanium implants. The four reunited to produce what many say is their best album yet in 2013, CONEY HATCH FOUR. It was voted into the UK's top 50 rock albums of 2013 by Classic Rock magazine.
In 2018 the Hatch line up changed, with Sean Kelly breathing new life into those brilliant riffs. Coney Hatch toured with Steve Harris's British Lion to packed venues in November 2018. The Hatch went on to rock in Germany's HEAT festival and returned to Bully Les Mines in France in 2019. In 2020 CONEY HATCH returned to the el Mocambo in Toronto.
British Lion just announced that CONEY HATCH will open for them on their 2023 UK tour
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JUST ANNOUNCED CONEY HATCH WILL PLAY EL MOCAMBO DEC 29, 2022
1982 (signed) - present
Anthem, Polygram Mercury
CONEY HATCH ALBUMS
Carl Dixon, British Lion, Helix
PHOTOS - THEN AND NOW