Big Country

From 19 January 2019to16 November 2019

Big Country

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Big Country is a Scottish alternative rock band that hails from Dunfermline, Fife, and formed in 1981. They are widely recognized for their patriotic sound, incorporating traditional Scottish and Celtic styles of music into their own.

Big Country’s first commercial success came in the form of “Harvest Home” which was released in 1982 and made the UK Singles chart, sitting at 91. They later released “Field of Fire (400 Miles)” in February 1983, which made it to number 10, and even 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Despite not matching the number 10 spot of the previous single, “In a Big Country” which was released in May 1983, became one of the trademark songs of the band for years to come. The album that these songs featured on, “The Crossing”, released on July 15th, 1983, shot up the chart to number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. It also made the Top 20 of 5 other countries. The album was later certified Platinum.

“Steeltown” was the band’s next release, on October 1st, 1984. It made it to number 1 in the UK and was later certified Gold. It featured the singles “East of Eden” and “Where the Rose is Sown”. In 1984, the band featured on the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The leading single from the band’s next album “Look Away” made it to number 7 in the UK Singles chart, and the album “The Seer” released in July 1986 made it to number 2 in the UK and charted internationally. Kate Bush even added backing vocals to the title track.

In the 1990s the band, unfortunately, lost a lot of their commercial success with the release of the album “No Place Like Home” reaching 28, being released in September 1991. They still managed to maintain support slots on tours with the Rolling Stones and The Who. Around this time, there was a lot of concern for the singer, Stuart Adamson’s mental and emotional health who struggled with alcoholism for many years, which ultimately led to his death in December 2001.

In 2007, to commemorate 25 years of Big Country the remaining founding members, toured the UK, on the back of releasing an album called “Twenty Five Live”. They made a comeback on April 8th, 2013 with an album called “The Journey” which reached number 68 in the UK Albums Chart.

 

Saturday 19 January 2019

Big Country

Guildhall, Preston, UK

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Big Country

The Flowerpot, Derby, UK

 

Friday 01 March 2019

Big Country

Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden, UK

 

Saturday 02 March 2019

Big Country

St John’s Church Farncombe, Farncombe, UK

 

Friday 15 March 2019

Big Country

Der Cult, Nuremberg, Germany

 

Saturday 16 March 2019

Big Country

Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany

 

Sunday 17 March 2019

Big Country

Kulturzentrum Tollhaus E.V., Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Monday 18 March 2019

Big Country

Halle, Backstage, Munich, Germany

 

Thursday 21 March 2019

Big Country

Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany

 

Friday 22 March 2019

Big Country

Frannz Club, Berlin, Germany

 

Monday 25 March 2019

Big Country

Harmonie, Bonn, Germany

 

Friday 19 April 2019

Big Country

Civic Hall, Cottingham, UK

 

Friday 26 April 2019

Big Country

Esquires Bedford, Bedford, UK

 

Saturday 15 June 2019

Big Country

Let’s Rock Scotland 2019

Dalkeith, UK

 

Saturday 14 September 2019

Big Country

O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

 

Saturday 16 November 2019

Big Country

The Live Rooms, Chester, UK

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