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BIG COUNTRY

Big Country Legendary Scottish Celtic Rock band still featuring two of the original founding members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki.

BIOGRAPHY/TOUR

 

“Almost 35 years on Big Country are back and firing on all cylinders” (Northern Echo, October 2019)

 

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)

 

 BIG COUNTRY perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher

 

Plus many more...

 

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.

 

The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist GILL ALLAN

 

“Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline… after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve.” (Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine)

 

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

 

The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

 

 

 

The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.

 

“Big Country almost blew the roof off on Saturday night.

 

Frontman Simon Hough was magnificent and urged the seated audience to cast aside their chairs and get down to the front of the stage. The crowd did just that, making for a night to remember. Hough was a revelation and a more charismatic vocalist is hard to visualise. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish – no wonder Bruce Watson singled him out for a special mention”. (Ian Russell, Daily Record)

 

Big Country just gets Bigger.

Big Country Bookings

FEBRUARY 2024

Thurday 15th Nightrain Bradford (Barney)

Fri 16 The Great Hall Gillingham with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 17 Brighton, Chalk with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sun 18 Esquires Bedford (The Pad Presents)

 

Thur 22 Simon unavailable

 

Fri 23  Swansea Patti Pavillion with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 24 Cardiff, Tramshed with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Thur 29 Norwich Epic with Icicle Works (AGMP)

MARCH 2024

Fri 1  Northampton Roadmenders with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 2 Leeds Univercity with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Thur 7 Ipswich Corn Exchange with Icicle Works (AGMP)

 

Fri 8  Cambridge, Junction with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 9 Leamington Spa, The Assembly with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Thur 14 Newcastle Boiler Shop with Icicle Works (AGMP)

 

Fri 15  Liverpool, Hangar 34 with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 16 Manchester, o2 Ritz with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Thur 21 Wolverhampton KK's Steel Mill with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Fri 22 Southampton, 1865 with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Thur 28 Glasgow Private Function 

 

Fri 29 Sunderland, The Fire Station with Icicle Works (AGMP)

Sat 30 Blackburn, King Georges Hall with Icicle Works (AGMP)

APRIL 2024

Wed 10th Indigo, London with Icicle Works

 

Thur 11th The Welly Club, Hull (Martyn Rudd)

Fri 12 Holmfirth Picture Dome (Barney)

Sat 13 The Marine Hall Fleetwood

Sun 14th - Thursday 25th Band unavailable

 

Fri 26 Leicester Academy with Icicle Works (AGMP)

 

Sat 27 The Forum Bath  with Icicle Works (AGMP)

MAY 2024

 

Fri 3rd The Rocking Chair Wrexham

 

Sat 4th Eden Broughton Hall near Skipton

Mon 6th to  Saturday 25th Simon and Mark Unavailable

Fri 31st Wychwood Festival

JUNE 2024

Thursday 6th Alexanders Live, Chester

Sunday 16th Northern Kin Festival (PBPA) (JON CONNOR)

JULY 2024

Monday 1st to - Monday 15th Mark Unavailable

Saturday 20th Shildon Live (Aspey)

Thursday 25th 

Friday 26th Germany Tbc

 

Saturday 27th Brombachsee Near Nurnburg 

Sunday 28th Germany Tbc

 

AUGUST 2024

Saturday 17th Weyfest 

Sunday 18th The Factory Worthing (Aspey)

SEPTEMBER 2024

Fri 6 Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers  (AGMP)

Sat 7 Edinburgh, Queens Hall (AGMP)

Fri 13 Sheffield The Foundry (AGMP)

Sat 14 Middlesbrough Town Hall (AGMP)

 

Fri 20 The Apex Bury St Edmunds (AGMP)

 

Sat 21 Swindon, MECA (AGMP)

Thursday 26th Belfast (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Friday 27th Dublin, Opium (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Saturday 28th Cork, Cyprus Avenue (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Sunday 29th Limerick, Dolans Ireland (JOHN FOLEY)

OCTOBER 2024

 

Fri 4th Walsall, Walsall Arena (AGMP)

Sat 5 Coventry, HMV Empire (AGMP)

Monday 7 Travel day

 

Tuesday 8 Valencia: Repvblicca Spain

Wednesday 9 Travel day


Thur 10 Madrid: La Riviera Spain


Fri 11 Barcelona: Razzmatazz Spain


Sat 12 Bilbao: Sala Santana Spain

Sun 13 Travel home

Thu 17 The Academy Bournemouth (AGMP)

Fri 18 Exeter, Phoenix (AGMP)

Sat 19 Falmouth Princess Pavillion (AGMP)

Sun 20 Lyme Regis Marine Theatre (Aspey)

Thur 24 Flowerpot Derby (Aspey)

 

Fri 25 Tenby Pavillion (AGMP)

Sat 26 The Tivoli Buckley (AGMP)

NOVEMBER 2024

Fri 1 Warrington Parr Hall (AGMP)

Sat 2 Keele Univercity Stoke (AGMP)

Fri 8 The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal (JON CONNOR)

Sat 9 Carlisle, Old Fire Station (JON CONNOR)

Thur 14 Dorking Halls (AGMP)

 

Fri 15 Brentwood Centre (AGMP)

Sat 16 Lincoln, Engine Shed (AGMP)

Sun 17th Club 85 Hitchin (The Pad Presents)

Fri 22 Perth, Concert Hall (AGMP)

Sat 23 Aberdeen, Music Hall (AGMP)

Thu 28 229 London (AGMP)

Fri 29 229 London (AGMP)

Sat 30 The Cresset Peterborough (AGMP)

DECEMBER 2024

Tuesday 3rd – Depart 

Wednesday 4th Travel day

Thursday 5th Melbourne - arrive 

Friday 6th Melbourne Croxton  (METROPOLIS)

Saturday 7th Sydney Manning (METROPOLIS)

Sunday 8th Brisbane Triffid (METROPOLIS)

Monday 9th Travel to New Zealand

Tuesday 10th Day off

 

Wednesday 11th Wellington San Fran  (METROPOLIS)

Thursday 12th Travel to Australia

 

Friday 13th Adelaide Gov (METROPOLIS)

Saturday 14th Perth Rosemount (METROPOLIS)

 

Sunday 15th - Depart

Friday 20th TBC Calum

Saturday 21st Glen Pavillion Dunfermline Calum

JANUARY 2025

 

6th to 18th Mark Unavailable


APRIL 2025

7th -22nd Mark Unavailable


 AUGUST 2025

18th - 31st Mark Unavailable

SEPTEMBER 2025

1st Mark Unavailable

 

2nd Mark Unavailable


DECEMBER 2025 

 

1st to 15th Mark Unavailable

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