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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.

 

JANUARY 2022

Friday 14th  - Shrewsbury, Buttermarket (AGMP)

Friday 21st Giants of Rock Festival, Minehead

 

Friday 28th The Picture Dome, Holmfirth (Barney)

Saturday 29th The Old Fire Station Carlisle

FEBRUARY 2022

 

Friday 4th Friday 30th Elgin Town Hall

 

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

Sunday 6th to Friday 25th Mark Unavailable in USA

Friday 25th Skids The Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Saturday 26th Skids Main Stage, Mill Street, Perth. Outdoor Stage

MARCH 2022

Tuesday 1st The Fleece Bristol (JC) Reshed from 2021

Wednesday 2nd Bristol, The Fleece (AGMP)

Thursday 3rd Cambridge, Junction (AGMP)

Friday 4th Brighton, Concorde 2 (AGMP)

Saturday 5th Southend, Chinnerys (AGMP)

Sunday 6th  Y Plas, Cardiff Student Union (AGMP) Reshed

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 Skids Cottingham Civic 

 

Saturday 26th Skids Scarborough Punk Festival 

 

APRIL 2022

Friday 1st MK11 Milton Keynes

 

Monday 4th Skids The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Tuesday 5th  Skids The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Wednesday 6th Skids The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Saturday 9th The Windsor Hotel, Kircaldy

 

Sunday 10th Melrose Rugby Ground (Ram)

 

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

Friday 15th Club 85 Hitchin (Pad)

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)

Friday 29th Skids The Pavillion Whitby Solid Entertainments

 

Saturday 30th Skids Grimsby Yardbirds Solid Entertainments

MAY 2022

 

Sunday 1st Skids The Drill Lincoln Solid Entertainments

Saturday 7th The Tower Ballroom Hull (AGMP)

Friday 13th ​Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline (Callum) with The Skids​ reshed from Dec 2021

Friday 27th Skids Dublin Button Factory, Ireland

Saturday 28th Skids Belfast Limelight, Ireland

 

Sunday 29th Breakout Festival Kircaldy (Resheduled from 2021 with The Skids)

JUNE 202

 

Thursday 2nd Stone Valley  South (Jon Connor)

Friday 3rd Skids Brewery Arts Kendal (JC)

 

Saturday 11th Skids Food in the Park Festival - Blair Atholl

 

Friday 17th Georgian Theatre, Stockton (JC)

 

Saturday 18th  The Point Sunderland (JC)

Friday 24th O2 Glasgow (John Connor) with The Skids reshed from Dec 2021

 

Saturday 25th The Peacock Sunderland (JC)

 

JULY 2022

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

 

Saturday 30th Troon Concert Hall Weekend Festival with The Skids

 

AUGUST 2022

 

Friday 5th Rebellion Festival ,Blackpool 

Skids Acoustic Afternoon

Friday 5th Rebellion Festival ,Blackpool 

Full band in the evening

 

Sunday 7th Stone Valley North

Saturday 13th Cyfartha Castle, Merthyr Tydfil. Wales TBC

 

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

 

Saturday 27th Thunder in the Glens Aviemore with The Skids

Wednesday 31st Depart for New Zealand

SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Saturday 24th Skids Northumberland Univercity (John Connor)

 

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 Academy, Manchester (John Connor)

Saturday 15th Skids (John Connor)

Friday 21st Skids (John Connor)

Saturday 22nd Skids (John Connor)

Thursday 27th Skids (John Connor)

 

Friday 28th Skids London with Damned

Saturday 29th Skids Georgian Theatre Stockton (John Connor)

NOVEMBER 2022

Friday 4th - Monday 7th Bruce Watson unavailable

 

Friday 11th Skids Queens Hall Nuneaton (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)

DECEMBER 2022

Thursday 1st The Gliderdome, Boston Lincolnshire 

 

Friday 2nd Bedford Esquires (Pad Presents)

 

Saturday 3rd The Brighton Centre (AGMP)

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

Saturday 10th Skids The Brudenell Leeds (John Connor)

Friday 16th Scotland TBC Jon Connor with The Skids

Saturday 17th Scotland TBC Jon Connor with The Skids

JANUARY 2023

 

 

Thursday 19th Princes Royal Theatre, Port Talbot RESHED FROM 2021

 

MARCH 2023

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

 

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th 

Friday 24th Skids John Connor

 

Saturday 25th Skids John Connor

Friday 31st Skids John Connor

APRIL 2022

Saturday 1st Skids John Connor

Thursday 6th Skids John Connor

 

Friday 7th Skids John Connor

 

Saturday 8th Skids John Connor