BIG COUNTRY - 'THE SEER 30TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR - starts Southampton, 14th Sept...
‘THE SEER’ – 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)
Following the incredible success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour, BIG COUNTRY now celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the album that followed that release – ‘The Seer’.
Famously, the album included an appearance by Kate Bush, joining the late Stuart Adamson on the title track and the single ‘Look Away’ was the group’s biggest UK single, reaching Number 7 in the charts. The album itself reached Number 2 here, with Rolling Stone reflecting: "‘One Great Thing’, ‘I Walk the Hill’ and ‘Eiledon’ are stirring expressions of the desire for individual integrity and a future filled with peace”… a timely sentiment.
The band will perform the album in its entirety, as well as visiting their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums. Their classic hits and live favourites include Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country (which sold 2 million copies) - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher – East of Eden’ from such massive albums such as the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Peace In Our Time’. 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 SIMON HOUGH and bassist, SCOTT WHITLEY.
“Big Country almost blew the roof off on Saturday night.Frontman Simon Hough – formerly with Denny Laine of Wings fame’s band – 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)
For further info: www.bigcountry.co.uk
THURS. 15th PLYMOUTH, The Hub, 9 Bath Street, Plymouth: PL1 3LT 07540 432021
FRI.16th BILSTON, The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LJ 01902 497860 £20 Adv £22.50 Door www.therobin.co.uk
SAT 24th HOLMFIRTH, The Picture Dome, Market St, Holmfirth HD9 7DA www.picturedrome.net 7.30pm £20
FRI 30th FALKIRK, The Warehouse, 2 Burnbank Road Falkirk Stirlingshire United KFK2 7PE http://www.warehousefalkirk.co.uk 7pm £25
SAT 1st ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree, 5 West North St, Aberdeen AB24 5AT01224 337688 B/O 01224 641122 http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/the-lemon-tree 7.30pm £27.50 Inc B/Fee
FRI 7th SKEGNESS, The Great British Alternative Festival
SAT 8th BLACKBURN, King Georges Hall, Blackburn Northgate, Blackburn BB2 1AA 01254 582579 7pm £20 Adv £23 Door £20 +10 www.kinggeorgeshall.com/
FRI 21st KILMARNOCK, The Palace Theatre & Grand Hall, 9 Green St. Kilmarnock KA1 3BN 01563 554900 http://eastayrshireleisure.com/
SAT 22nd DUMFRIES, The Venue, 6/7 Church Place, Dumfries DG1 1BW01387 263623 www.thevenuedumfries.co.uk/
THURS 27th LIVERPOOL, The Cavern, Liverpool 10 Mathew St, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 6RE0151 236 9091 www.cavernclub.org 8pm £20
FRI 28th LONDON, Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road. London SW6 1HS +44 (0)20 7386 3327 www.underthebridge.co.uk/ 7pm £25 + handling fee
SAT 29th BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 , Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN 01273 673311 https://www.concorde2.co.uk/ 7pm-10pm £20+B/Fee
FRI 18th LEEDS, The Brudenel, 33 Queen's Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY 0113 275 241 www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk/ 7.30pm £22.50 Adv + stbf
SAT 19th NORTHAMPTON, The Roadmenders Northampton 1 Lady's Lane, Northampton NN1 3AH 0333 577 1688 www.theroadmender.com/ 7pm £22 + B/F
SAT 26th CARDIFF, The Globe Cardiff 125 Albany Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3NS 07590 471888 www.globecardiffmusic.com/ 7.30pm £22
THURS 1st DERBY, The Flowerpot
FRI 2nd NORWICH, The Waterside
SAT 3rd MANCHESTER, The Academy
TUES 6th CAMBRIDGE, The Junction
SAT 10th COVENTRY, The Copper Rooms
TUES 13TH WAVENDON, The Stables
WED 14th BURY St EDMUNDS, The Apex
FRI 16th EDINBURGH, University Debating Halls