The band will be performing all their great hits

along with live favourites.


The band will be performing a large selection of

 all their great hits and live favourites.


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



Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members 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' . In 1985, Big Country appeared at Live Aid in London followed  by further successful album releases 'The Seer' (1986, which included the bands  biggest UK hit 'Look Away', which also reached Number 1 in the Irish Singles chart) and 'Peace In Our Time' (1988), which saw the band playing the first ever privately promoted gig in Russia at the Moscow Sports Stadium.


At the start of the 90's 'Through A Big Country', featuring all the bands classic hits was released, followed by the fifth studio album 'No Place Like Home' (1991) taking the band's total record sales to well over five million copies.


Further studio albums 'Buffalo Skinners' (1993) and 'Why The Long Face' (1995) followed,which saw Big Country landing the special guest slot on the Rolling Stones 'Voodoo Lounge' European tour and several shows in the UK and Ireland with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in 1995.


In August 1998 they were once again invited to open for the Rolling Stones on their 'Bridges To Babylon' tour of Europe prompting Mick Jagger to say that Big Country were "one of the best opening bands we ever had".


Two songs written at that time ('Somebody Else' and 'Devil In The Eye') were co-written with Ray Davies of The Kinks who invited the band to back him on the main stage at Glastonbury to perform a storming set in the rain.


By now singer Stuart Adamson had relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and so his fellow bandmates decamped to America to join him in writing and recording the album 'Driving To Damascus'. It would be the last album they recorded together. With Stuart at the helm, Big Country, scored 17 top 30 UK singles achieving 5 gold and platinum status albums along the way. Stuart and Big Country would tour Europe one final time in 2000 and on the closing night at their beloved Barrowlands in Glasgow the band were fatefully joined on  stage for one last song by Alarm singer Mike Peters and Bruce Watson's son Jamie on guitar.


Tony ButlerMark Brzezicki and Bruce Watson re-united in 2007 to celebrate the band's Twenty-fifth anniversary. "It wasn't a come-back... it was just the three of us having fun, as friends and as a band, and hoping to give the fans some enjoyment by playing our songs live, to celebrate 25 years" - Bruce Watson


In the summer of 2010, Bruce Watson picked up the phone and asked Mike Peters to sing with Big Country. The first gig was in Glasgow on New Years Eve 2010 and the  second in the band's hometown of Dunfermline. The rest as they say is history.


The band have performed at many of the UK and Europe's most famous festivals, including Isle Of Wight (Twice), V Festival, T In The Park, Oxegen, Pink Pop and Cropredy creating a new generation of fans and renewing the passion for diehards with the introduction of new original songs such as 'Another Country' and 'The Journey' which encapsulate not only the sound but the heart and soul of Big Country past, present and future.


With the promise of a new era dawning for the band and the realisation that Big Country now have the platform to once again record and tour on a world wide scale, bassist Tony Butler has decided that his time in Big Country has come to a close and so he has retired gracefully from the stage. The band now welcomes Scott Whitley on bass.


In April 2013, Big Country released ‘The Journey’ and toured across the globe in support of this highly acclaimed album throughout the year.


Coming into 2014, new challenges arose for Big Country. With Mike Peters dedicating his efforts full-time towards the support of the 30th Anniversary of The Alarm’s DeclarationBig Country have been joined by Simon Hough to perform vocal duties. He has fitted in perfectly. As the band continues its touring throughout the year that Big Country celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the release of the album, ‘Steeltown’. 2015 sees a massive Best Of (and more) tour of the UK and Europe, during which, Scott Whitley  joined the band on bass, following Derek’s departure after 3 years.


Big Country just gets Bigger.


JULY 2021

Friday 30th Cottingham Civic Centre (Martyn Rudd)

Saturday 31st Cleethorpes Rocks Meridian Park (Solid)


Friday 6th The Pavillion Whitby (Solid Ents)

Saturday 14th The Leopard, Doncaster Reshed from The Dome (Solid)

Sunday 15th Big Country and The Skids Stone Valley South (JC)

Saturday 21st Sign of The Times Festival, Church End,Near Little Haddam, Hertfordshire SG11 2DY. (JC)

Sunday 22nd A New Day Festival , Mt Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX


Saturday 28th SKIDS Georgian Theatre (JC)

Sunday 29th  Stone Valley Midland Thoresby Park,Newark, with The Skids (JC)



Thursday 2nd Colchester Arts Centre


Friday 3rd Stormin The Castle Festival County Durham

Saturday 4th Food in the Park,  Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.

Friday 10th MK11 Milton Keynes

Saturday 11th SKIDS The Peacock Sunderland (JC)

Sunday 12th Troon Concert Hall with The Skids

Friday 17th Northern Kin Festival, Stanhope (JC)

Sunday 19th The Phoenix Theatre Blyth

Friday 24th  The Skids Stone Valley North (JC) reshed


Saturday 25th Lets Rock Norwich Nick Billinghurst

Sunday 26th  The Bowden Rooms, Altrincham - Acoustic Show


​Friday 1st The Engine Shed, Lincoln (AGMP)

Saturday 2nd The Rescue Rooms Nottingham (AGMP)

Sunday 3rd Tbc Skegness

Wednesday 6th SKIDS The Music and Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Thursday 7th SKIDS The Crescent, York

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson (Christopher Jones)

Friday 8th SKIDS Club Academy Manchester (John Connor)

Saturday 9th SKIDS Islington Academy, London (John Connor)

Sunday 10th Breakout Festival, Kirkaldy, Scotland

​Thursday 14th SKIDS Epic Studios, Norwich


Friday 15th SKIDS Rescue Rooms Nottingham (John Connor)

​Saturday 16th SKIDS Town Hall Gloucester (John Connor)

Sunday 17th Victoria Hall Settle (Acoustic)

Thurday 21st SKIDS Elgin Town Hall 


Friday 22nd SKIDS Liquid Rooms Edinburgh (John Connor)

​Saturday 23rd  SKIDS Lemon Tree Aberdeen (John Connor)

Sunday 24th SKIDS Irvine

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson

​Friday 29th SKIDS The Brudenel, Leeds (John Connor)

​Saturday 30th SKIDS Concorde 2 Brighton (John Connor)


Thursday 4th SKIDS The Assembly Leamington Spa (AGMP)


Friday 5th SKIDS The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (John Connor)

​Saturday 6th SKIDS The Fleece, Bristol (John Connor)

​Friday 12th SKIDS Boiler Shop Newcastle (John Connor)

​Saturday 13th SKIDS Robin 2 Bilston (John Connor)

Thursday 18th The Flowerot derby Acoustic

Friday 19th Epic Studios, Norwich (AGMP)

Saturday 20th Roadmenders Northampton (AGMP)

Friday 26th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (AGMP)


Thurday 2nd The Empire, Coventry (AGMP)


Friday 3rd The Public Halls Harpendon (AGMP)

Thursday 9th King Georges Hall, Blackburn (AGMP)


Friday 10th Grand Central Hall, Liverpool (AGMP)

Saturday 11th Academy, Manchester (AGMP)

​Friday 17th  O2 Glasgow (John Connor) with The Skids


Saturday 18th ​Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline (Callum) with The Skids​


Friday 14th  - Shrewsbury, Buttermarket (AGMP)

Saturday 15th Portland House Cardiff (AGMP)

Tuesday 18th SKIDS The Music and Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Wednesday 19th SKIDS 229 Club, London (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson

Thursday 20th SKIDS Harpenden Public Halls (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson


Friday 21st Culture House Roermond, Holland

Saturday 22nd Duycker Hoofddorp. Holland

Sunday 23rd Baroeg Rotterdam. Holland

Monday 24th  Cactus Hengelo. Holland


Thursday 27th Princes Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

Friday 28th The Picture Dome, Holmfirth (Barney)

Saturday 29th The Old Fire Station Carlisle



Friday 4th Friday 30th Elgin Town Hall


Saturday 5th Motherwell Concert Hall CH, Scotland (Craig Smart)

Friday 11th SKIDS Date TBC (JC)


Saturday 12th SKIDS Talkingheads (1865 Club) Southampton (JC)

Thursday 17th SKIDS The Chapel, Salisbury 


Friday 18th SKIDS London Eventim Apollo

Special guest to The Damned Original Lineup 

Saturday 19th The Gliderdrome, Boston Lincs

Thursday 25th Viften,Copenhagen. Denmark

Friday 26th Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo. Norway

Saturday 27th Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden

MARCH 2022


Wednesday 2nd Bristol, The Fiddlers (AGMP)

Thursday 3rd Cambridge, Junction (AGMP)

Friday 4th Brighton, Concorde 2 (AGMP)

Saturday 5th Southend, Chinnerys (AGMP)

Tuesday 8th Dorking, Dorking Halls (AGMP)

Wednesday 9th London, Islington Assembly Hall (AGMP)

Thursday 10th Southampton, The Brook (AGMP)

Saturday 12th Glassbox Theatre Gillingham (AGMP)

Wednesday  16th Newcastle, Boiler Shop (AGMP)

Thursday 17th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (AGMP)

Friday 18th Middlesbrough, The Empire (AGMP)

​Friday 25th The Skids Cottingham


Saturday 26th SKIDS Scarborough Punk Festival Rescheduled from 2020)

APRIL 2022

Thursday 14th Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich Jazz and Blues festival

Sunday 10th Melrose Rugby Ground (Ram)

Friday 22nd  SKIDS La Belle Angele Edinburgh

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson


Saturday 23rd SKIDS Scotland Calling near Edinburgh (John Connor)

Saturday 26th SKIDS Scarborough Punk Festival

MAY 2022


Saturday 7th The Assembley Leamington Spa (AGMP)


JUNE 202


Friday 17th Georgian Theatre, Stockton (JC)


Saturday 18th  The Point Sunderland (JC)

Friday 24th SKIDS Oran Mor, Glasgow (JC)


Saturday 25th SKIDS The Peacock Sunderland (JC)


JULY 2022


Friday 1st SKIDS (JC)


Saturday 2nd Bught Park Inverness  Big Top as special guests to Skipinnish

Saturday 9th Thame Town Music Festival Oxfordshire


Saturday 30th Troon Concert Hall Weekend Festival with The Skids




Friday 5th SKIDS Festival confirmed Blackpool to be announced


Saturday 20th City Parks Stirling  Big Top as special guests to Skipinnish


Saturday 27th Thunder in the Glens Aviemore with The Skids

Wednesday 31st Depart for New Zealand


Thursday 1st 1st Auckland arrive

Friday 2nd Auckland tuning fork

Saturday 3rd wellington san fran

Sunday 8th Brisbane Zoo, Australia

Monday 9th Sydney Factory Australia

Tuesday 10th Melbourne Max Watts Australia

Wednesday 15th Adelaide Gov Australia

Thursday 16th Perth Mojos Australia

Friday 17th Perth Rosemount Australia

Saturday 18th Perth depart



Friday 7th SKIDS Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (John Connor)

Saturday 8th SKIDS  Brudenel Leeds (John Connor)

Friday 14th SKIDS Academy, Manchester (John Connor)

Saturday 15th SKIDS Islington Academy, London (John Connor)

Friday 21st SKIDS Lemon Tree Aberdeen (John Connor)

Saturday 22nd SKIDS Garage Glasgow (John Connor)

Friday 28th SKIDS Concorde, Brighton (John Connor)


Friday 11th SKIDS La Belle Angel Edinburgh (John Connor)

Saturday 12th SKIDS Boiler Shop Newcastle (John Connor)

Sunday 13th SKIDS The Picture Dome Holmfirth (Barney)

Friday 18th SKIDS The Fleece Bristol (Jon Connor)

Saturday 19th Jon Connor


Saturday 3rd The Brighton Centre (AGMP)

Friday 16th Scotland TBC Jon Connor

Saturday 17th Scotland TBC Jon Connor