||DUTCH MICHAELS' GIG OF THE WEEK
BIG COUNTRY, 6th January 2011
Big Country play The 02 Academy Islington, London, Thursday 6th January 2011. 1900hrs
Legendary 80s rockers Big Country announced earlier this year they are to reform and after announcing four shows to take place in January 2011, they have now, due to popular demand, confirmed nine extra dates for April 2011 including a show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
The band exploded onto the scene in 1983 with anthemic songs such as 'Fields of Fire' and 'In A Big Country' which were culled from their classic debut album 'The Crossing' which sold several million worldwide. They followed up with a number one album 'Steeltown'. They released eight studio albums all of which entered the Top Ten and released 28 singles, five of which were also Top Ten.
Approaching their 30th anniversary the band are lining up concerts to prepare for a period of celebration that will embrace their past. Tragically, co founder Stuart Adamson passed away in 2001. A traumatic time for all connected in Stuart's life but it is a great way of remembering him by performing songs live that the band played for the 18 year period their existence spanned.
Tony Butler says: "To play again as Big Country was something that was only going to happen if we could find someone who could compliment the band and sing the songs in the way they need to be sung; with heart and soul. Mike Peters from The Alarm has stepped in to fill the premise for a few shows. It's about time the songs got another airing, and we think Stuart would be pleased too".
A new era beckons.....
The new line up consists of -
TONY BUTLER - Bass Guitar and Vocals
MARK BRZEZICKI - Drums and Vocals
BRUCE WATSON - Guitar and Vocals
MIKE PETERS - Vocals and Guitar
JAMIE WATSON - Guitar.
The 02 Academy Islington, London, Thursday, January 6, 2011
Watch Out for suprise guests as these musicans entertain you to the max!