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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.

 

JULY 2022

Friday 1st Skids Sign of The Times Festival South Hertfordshire (JC)

Friday 1st Sign of The Times Festival South Hertfordshire (JC)

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

Saturday 9th Thame Town Music Festival Oxfordshire

Friday 15th Skids Kubix Festival, Sunderland SKIDS (JC)

Saturday 16th Skids 1865 Southampton (JC)

Thursday 28th  Skids o2 Academy Glasgow - Acoustic show before SLF

Friday 29th OGV Podium, Aberdeen

Saturday 30th Simon unavailable

 

AUGUST 2022

 

Wednesday 3rd The Jam Exhibition, Brighton (AGMP)

 

Friday 5th Skids Rebellion Festival ,Blackpool Skids Acoustic Afternoon

Friday 5th Skids Rebellion Festival ,Blackpool Full band in the evening

Saturday 6th The Leopard, Doncaster (Solid)

Sunday 7th Stone Valley North

Thursday 11th Essex Festival tba

Friday 19th Rocknrolla’s Paisley

 

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

 

Tuesday 23rd Travel to Belgium

 

Wednesday 24th W Fest, Oostende, Bel;gium - Fly home that day

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Saturday 17th The Memorial Hall Hamilton

Thursday 22nd Skids OGV Podium, Aberdeen

 

Friday 23rd Skids La Belle Angele Edinburgh, (John Connor)

Saturday 24th Skids Northumberland Univercity (John Connor)

Friday 30th Skids The Alt Festival Skegness

 

OCTOBER 2022

Thursday 6th Skids Epic Studios, Norwich Reshed from  2021

 

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

Saturday 8th Skids The Phoenix, Exeter (John Connor)

Friday 14th Skids Tbc (John Connor)

 

Saturday 15th Skids Tbc (John Connor)

 

Friday 21st Skids Tbc (John Connor)

 

Saturday 22nd Skids Tbc (John Connor)

Thursday 27th Skids The Robin Bilston

 

Friday 28th Skids London with Damned

Saturday 29th Skids Theatr Brycheiniog Cyf (John Connor)

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Friday 4th - Monday 7th Bruce Watson unavailable

Friday 11th Skids The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (John Connor)

Saturday 12th Skids Roadmender Northampton (John Connor)

Sunday 13th Skids The Picture Dome Holmfirth (Barney)

Thursday 17th Skids The Empire Coventry (John Connor)

 

Friday 18th  Skids Salisbury Chapel (Jon Connor)

Saturday 19th Skids Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (Jon Connor)

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

Friday 2nd Bedford Esquires (Pad Presents)

 

Saturday 3rd The Brighton Centre (AGMP)

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)

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

 

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)

 

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

Thursday 16th Travel Home

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

Friday 7th Manchester with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 8th Cardiff with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 14th  Norwich with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 15th Royal Leamington Spa with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 21st Birmingham with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday Newcastle, with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 28th Sheffield, with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday  29th Leeds with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Sunday 30th Elgin (RAM)

MAY 2023

 

Friday 5th Cambridge with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 6th Liverpool with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 12th Nottingham with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 13th Lincoln with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 19th Southampton with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 20th Gillingham with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

 

Friday 26th Bath with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 27th London with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

JUNE 2023

 

Thursday 1st Edinburgh, with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Friday 2nd Aberdeen with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Saturday 3rd Glasgow with Spear of Destiny Venue To be advised

Friday 9th SKIDS Birdwell Barnsley (Barney) 

 

Saturday 10th SKIDS North West Calling John Connor

Sunday 25th SKIDS Stone Valley North John Connor

AUGUST 2023

Saturday 5th Skids Acoustic Skids Abingdon rugby club, OX14 5TJ Charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sunday 27th SKIDS Stone Valley Midland John Connor

 

SEPTEMBER 2023

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

NOVEMBER 2023

Saturday 18th Kilmarnock Grand Hall Acoustic show with Gun