Big Country Return
After a decade-long absence, Big Country are about to reunite.
The band, who had considerable success in the 1980s, will play four shows at the start of next year, with more being considered. The dates so far confirmed are:
Jan. 5: Newcastle O2 Academy
Jan. 6: London Islington O2 Academy
Jan. 7: Birmingham O2 Academy
Jan. 8: Liverpool O2 Academy
Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Saturday, September 11. They cost £20 everywhere, except in London where they are £22.50. But they are available now at www.bigcountry.co.uk
So, who’s in the band? Original members Bruce Watson (guitar/vocals), Tony Butler (bass/vocals) and Mark Brzezicki (drums/vocals), plus Mike Peters of The Alarm (vocals/guitar) and Jamie Watson (guitar). Founder member Stuart Adamson died in 2001.