BIG COUNTRY: 'THE SEER' 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONTINUES INTO 2017!
“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)
Following the phenomenal response to the bands 30th Anniversary tour celebrating their third album, ‘THE SEER’, BIG COUNTRY have now extended their celebration into 2017.
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
Sunday 30th May-Day Festival, Fife Airport, Glenrothes www.maydayfestival.co.uk/festival
Sat 20th Blyth - The Phoenix Arts Centre, 37A Beaconsfield St, Blyth NE24 2DS 01670 367228 7.30pm £23 www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk/
Saturday 1st Lets Rock Exeter www.letsrockexeter.com
Sat 19th Henley On Thames - REWIND SOUTH Festival www.rewindfestival.com/south
Sun 20th Belgium - Main Stage, Wortegem Petegem
Fri 25th - Faversham A New Day Festival, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staple St, Hernhill, Faversham ME13 9TX www.anewdayfestival.com/
Sat 26th – Southend, Chinnerys www.seetickets.com/Search?q=chinnerys&search
Tues 5th to Sat 9th - Rock The Boat Cruise with Suzi Quatro, Slade, The Troggs and From The Jam
Thurs 21st Liverpool - The Cavern Live Lounge 10 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE 0151 236 9091 www.cavernclub.org/ 8:00 PM £20.00
Fri 22nd Bilston - The Robin 2 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LJ 01902 497860 www.therobin.co.uk/ Adv £20.00 Door £22.50
Friday 29th Milton Keynes - MK11 Live Music Venue, Keller Close, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes MK11 3LH www.mk11kilnfarm.com/ 8pm £25.30
Fri 27th London - Under The Bridge Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS 020 7957 8261 www.underthebridge.co.uk/ Doors 7pm £28.13inc B/fee
Sat 28th Brighton - Concorde 2, Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN 01273 673311 www.concorde2.co.uk/ 7pm £22.50 + B/fee
Thurs 2nd Manchester - Band On The Wall r 25 Swan St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ 0161 834 1786 www.bandonthewall.org/ 7.30PM £20 EARLYBIRD / £22 ADVANCE / £25 FULL
Fri 3rd Kendal - The Brewery Arts Centre 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE 01539 www.breweryarts.co.uk/
Sat 4th Sheffield - O2 Academy, 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN 0114 253 7777 www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/academysheffield 7pm £25.35
Fri 10th Cambridge - Junction, Cambridge Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX 01223 511511 www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield 7pm doors £25 adv
Sat 11th Norwich - The Waterfront, 139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH www.waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io/ doors 7pm £24.75
Fri 17th Paisley, Town Hall (in support of youth charity, Loud n Proud)
Fri 24th Bournemouth - The Old Fire Station, 36 Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8AD 01202 963889 www.oldfirestation.co.uk/ 7pm £22.50
Sat 25th Cardiff The Globe, Albany Road, 125 Albany Rd, Cardiff CF24 3NS 07590 471888 www.globecardiffmusic.com/ 7.30pm £22
Sun 26th Bristol - The Fleece, St Thomas Street, - (JA) 12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ 0117 945 0996 www.thefleece.co.uk/ 7.30pm £20 Adv
Sat 9th Leeds - The Wardrobe, 6 St. Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH 0113 383 8800 www.thewardrobe.co.uk/