BIG COUNTRY ARE BACK!
April Tour Dates Added Due To Popular Demand
Legendary 80’s rockers Big Country announced earlier this year they are to reform and after announcing 4 shows to take place in January 2011, now due to popular demand they have confirmed nine extra dates for April 2011 including a show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
The band exploded onto the scene in 1983 with anthemic songs such as ‘Fields of Fire‘ & ‘In A Big Country‘ which were culled from their classic debut album ‘The Crossing‘ which sold several million worldwide. They followed up with a number one album ‘Steeltown‘. They released 8 studio albums all of which entered the Top Ten and released 28 singles 5 of which were also Top Ten.
Approaching their 30th anniversary the band are lining up concerts to prepare for a period of celebration that will embrace their past. Tragically, co founder Stuart Adamson passed away in 2001. A traumatic time for all connected in Stuart’s life but it is a great way of remembering him by performing songs live that the band played for the 18 year period their existence spanned.
Tony Butler says “To play again as Big Country was something that was only going to happen if we could find someone who could compliment the band and sing the songs in the way they need to be sung; with heart and soul. Mike Peters from The Alarm has stepped in to fill the premise for a few shows. It’s about time the songs got another airing, and we think Stuart would be pleased too”.
A new era beckons……………………….
The new line up consists of –
Tony Butler – Bass Guitar and Vocals
Mark Brzezicki – Drums and Vocals
Mike Peters – Vocals and Guitar
Bruce Watson – Guitar and Vocals
Jamie Watson – Guitar.
Dates are –
Wednesday 5th Newcastle O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Thursday 6th London Islington O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Friday 7th Birmingham O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Saturday 8th Liverpool O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
April 2011 – *New Dates*
Friday 8th Portsmouth Pyramid 0239 282 4355
Saturday 9th Manchester Academy 2 0161 832 1111
Sunday 10th Oxford O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Monday 11th Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511
Tuesday 12th Norwich Waterfront 01603 508 050
Thursday 14th Bristol O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Friday 15th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
Saturday 16th Leeds O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Sunday 17th Sheffield O2 Academy2 0844 477 2000
Tuesday 19th Dublin, The Academy
Wednesday 20th Belfast, Spring & Airbrake
All shows for the new shows are on sale from Friday 12th November @ 9am www.gigsandtours.com or on 0844 811 0051. Tickets are priced £20 regionally (£22.50 London).