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THE BEST OF BIG COUNTRY

The band will be performing all their great hits

along with live favourites.

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The band will be performing a large selection of

 all their great hits and live favourites.

BIG COUNTRY

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

BIOGRAPHY/TOUR

 

“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.

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Thursday 24th The Flowerpot, Derby

 

Friday 25th The Birdwell, Barnsley (Barney Vernon)

Saturday 26th The Forum Barrow in Furness

Sunday 27th After The Storm Festival - Troon with From The Jam and The Skids 

Sunday 27th Skids After The Storm Festival - Troon with Big Country and From The Jam 

DECEMBER 2022

Thursday 1st PowerHaus (Formely Dingwalls) London

40 Years Of The Mean Fiddler and Vince Power

 

Friday 2nd Bedford Esquires (Pad Presents)

 

Saturday 3rd The Brighton Centre (AGMP) with From The Jam

Friday 9th Skids Oran Mor, Glasgow (Jon Connor) Reshed Acoustic Show

Saturday 10th Skids The Brudenell Leeds (John Connor)

Thursday 15th Belfast Limelight (John Foley)

Friday 16th  Button Factory Dublin (John Foley)

Saturday 17th  Dolans Limerick (John Foley)

Wednesday 21st PJ Malloys Dunfermline

 

Thursday 22nd PJ Malloys Dunfermline SOLD OUT

JANUARY 2023

 

 

Thursday 19th Princes Royal Theatre, Port Talbot RESHED FROM 2021 (The Crossing Tour)

Friday 20th Nightrain Bradford (Barney) (The Crossing Tour)

Saturday 21st The Victoria Halls Settle (The Crossing Tour)

 

FEBRUARY 2022

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre Acoustic Show SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 2nd Alexanders Jazz Theatre Chester Acoustic Show

Friday 3rd Ushaw Historic House, County Durham Acoustic Show

 

Saturday 4th New Parks Social Club, New Parks, Leicester 

 

Saturday  11th  travel day

Sunday   12th   Oulu, Madetojan Hall Finland (Jacques Lejeune)

Monday 13th Tampere, hall small auditorium Finland (Jacques Lejeune)

Tuesday 14th Helsinki, Savoy Theatre Finland (Jacques Lejeune)

Wednesday 15th Hyvinkää, Hyvinkää Sali Finland (Jacques Lejeune)

 

MARCH 2023

Friday 3rd Holmfirth Picture Dome (Barney)

Saturday 4th The Regal Theatre Bathgate

 

Friday 10th   ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond, Holland


Saturday 11th Duycker, Hoofddorp, Holland


Sunday  12th Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland


Monday  13th  Cactus, Hengelo, Holland

Tuesday 14th    Cactus, Hengelo, Holland


Wednesday 15th Zik-Zak, Ittre, Belgium

Friday Skids 17th 100 Club, London (John Connor)

Saturday 18th Skids 100 Club, London (John Connor)

Sunday 19th Skids Queens Hall, Nuneaton John Connor

Friday 24th Skids The Garage, Glasgow, John Connor

 

Saturday 25th Skids Academy, Manchester John Connor

Sunday 26th Skids The Fleece, Bristol John Connor

Friday 31st Skids Boilershop, Newcastle John Connor

 

APRIL 2023

​Saturday 1st Skids Concorde Brighton John Connor

Thursday 6th Simon unavailable

 

Friday 7th The Ritz. Manchester with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 8th Hangar 34, Liverpool with Spear of Destiny 

 

Friday 14th  Epic Norwich with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 15th The Assembly, Royal Leamington Spa with Spear of Destiny 

 

Friday 21st Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 22nd The Crossing Birmingham. with Spear of Destiny 

 

Friday 28th The Foundry Sheffield, with Spear of Destiny

Saturday  29th Beckett Univercity, Leeds with Spear of Destiny 

Sunday 30th Elgin (RAM)

MAY 2023

 

Friday 5th Islington Assembley with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 6th The Apex, Bury st Edmunds with Spear of Destiny 

 

Friday 12th The Level Nottingham with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 13th The Engine Shed Lincoln with Spear of Destiny 

 

Thursday 18th Falmouth Pavilions 

 

Friday 19th 1865 Southampton with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 20th The Cheese and Grain Frome  with Spear of Destiny

Friday 26th Y Plas Cardiff with Spear of Destiny 

 

Saturday  27th Roadmender, Northampton with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 27th SKIDS Stone Valley South Afternoon John Connor

JUNE 2023

 

Thursday 1st Queens Hall, Edinburgh, with Spear of Destiny 

Friday 2nd Music Hall, Aberdeen with Spear of Destiny 

Saturday 3rd QMU, Glasgow with Spear of Destiny 

Friday 9th SKIDS Birdwell Barnsley (Barney) 

Saturday 10th SKIDS 1865 Southampton (John Connor)

 

Friday 23rd SKIDS Stone Valley North (John Connor)

 

Saturday 24th SKIDS Old Fire Station Carlisle (John Connor)

Friday 30th SKIDS Album Launch Dunferline Abbey

JULY 2023

Saturday 1st SKIDS Album Launch Dunferline Abbey

Saturday 8th July Chill Fest Tring

Friday 21st Ireland Tbc

Saturday 22nd Forestfest Emo Village Co Laois Ireland 

Sunday Ireland Tbc

AUGUST 2023

Saturday 5th Skids Acoustic Skids Abingdon rugby club, OX14 5TJ

Charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sunday 6th Rewind Cheshire  (Jack)

Sunday 20th Rewind  Henley (Jack)

Friday 25th  Devils Arse Cave, Castleton, Peak District

Saturday 26th SKIDS The Great Hall Gillingham

 

Sunday 27th SKIDS Stone Valley Midland John Connor

28th Aug - 12 Sept 2023 Jamie Unavailable

 

SEPTEMBER 2023

 

Friday 1st Club 85 in Hitchin (The Pad Presents)

(This will be a 4 piece, Jamie unavailable)

 

Saturday 2nd Cutlers Venue, Rotherham

(This will be a 4 piece, Jamie unavailable)

Sunday 3rd Music at The Multiverse Sanquar

(This will be a 4 piece, Jamie unavailable)

Thursday 14th Germany 

Friday 15th Copenhagen 

Saturday 16th Gøteborg 

Saturday 16th Skegness – replay festival

Sunday 17th Oslo 

Monday 18th Trodheim 

 

OCTOBER 2023

 

Sunday 2nd 80's Festival Bognor Regis

Saturday 14th Whittaker Engineering, Hindwells, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UT

Sunday 16th to 6th November USA

NOVEMBER 2023

Saturday 18th Kilmarnock Grand Hall Acoustic show with Gun