Big Country: massive 'Return To Steeltown' 35th Anniversary Tour, September - December.
'Return to ‘Steeltown’ ' - 35th Anniversary Tour
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The band will be performing songs from their classic, Multi-million selling album ‘Steeltown’
‘Steeltown’ is the second studio album and was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October, 1984. Bruce Watson remembers the time very well, amid the nationwide strife back in the UK, fully in the grip of the Miners Strike: “We started work on 'Steeltown' back in June 1984 at Abba’s studio. We worked alongside Steve in Studio One as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber worked on ‘Chess’ next door in Studio Two. Stockholm felt like the most expensive place on earth – it’s as if we were on a different planet to how things were back home – my Dad was a miner, so what we did was knuckle down to hard work for six weeks”.
Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling Steeltown went straight to the Number 1 slot in the album charts.
The band will perform songs from the album as well as the 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 vocalist SIMON HOUGH and bassist, SCOTT WHITLEY
“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)
For further info: www.bigcountry.co.uk
Thursday 12th The Cavern, Liverpool
Friday 13th The Robin Bilston
Saturday 14th The Academy, Newcastle
Friday 20th The Met, Bury*
Saturday 21st The Lowther Pavillion, Lytham
Thursday 10th The Welly, Hull
Friday 11th University Stylus Leeds
Saturday 12th The Grand, Clitheroe
Thursday 17th The Dorking Halls
Friday 18th Concorde, Brighton
Saturday 19th Dreamland, Margate
Thursday 24th Norwich Waterfront
Friday 25th The Roadmenders, Northampton
Saturday 26th The Leadmill, Sheffield
Thursday 31st The Junction, Cambridge
Friday 1st City Hall, Salisbury
Saturday 2nd The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford
Wednesday 6th The Flowerpot, Derby
Thursday 7th The Engine Shed, Lincoln
Friday 8th The Level, Nottingham
Saturday 9th Gorilla, Manchester
Friday 15th The Phoenix Blyth
Saturday 16th The Live Rooms, Chester
Thursday 17th The Globe, Cardiff http://globecardiffmusic.com/event/big-country-departed/
Thursday 21st Tbc
Friday 22nd The Guildhall Gloucester
Saturday 23rd The Phoenix, Exeter
Sunday 24th The Fleece Bristol
Thursday 28th The Brook Southampton
Friday 29th The Town Hall, Oxford
Saturday 30th The Assembly, Islington, London
Sunday 1st St Andrews Day Festival, Perth*
Thursday 12th Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Friday 13th The Mill, Birmingham
Saturday 14th King Georges Hall Blackburn