Peterborough’s independent music venue has secured a top rock gig that will wow Iron Maiden fans in the city.

When the agent for the bassist of the world’s biggest Rock/Metal band calls you and asks if you’ll do the opening show for the bassist’s side project UK tour – even at less than a month’s notice – you don’t say no.

That’s how The Met Lounge on Bridge Street became the venue for the first show in over 2 years for UK Rock outfit British Lion – the side project of Iron Maiden founder and main man Steve Harris!

Announced with just a few weeks notice to sell the show on Wednesday November 17, the venue are putting every effort into getting the word out for the date – and it looks like even though it’s a small cub tour for the band the actual production for the show will probably be the biggest the 200 capacity venue on Bridge Street has ever seen.

“We’ve got to make space for an 11 metre tour bus and trailer at the rear of the club,” says owner/promoter Steve Jason.

“And they’re arriving at 1pm in the afternoon to load in – most touring shows arrive 4-5pm so I’ve no idea exactly what’s going to come into the club but it’s obviously a lot!

“What I would say is that this show is an absolute must see for any local Iron Maiden fan! When the bassist from your favourite band comes to your local town then how can you afford not to or even want to miss out?

“Normally the closest you’ll get to seeing Steve Harris or Iron Maiden is from a barrier some 10 metres from the stage. Here at The Met you’ll be able to look him straight in the eye!”

And there’s even more for Maiden fans to look forward to on the night as support for the show comes from Airforce featuring original Iron Maiden drummer Doug Sampson.

Sampson featured on the legendary Sound House Tapes – the demo that got Iron Maiden originally signed to a record deal.

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