Big Country return with Mike Peters on vocals…nice

Approaching their 30th anniversary, Big Country (with Mike Peters from The Alarm as guest vocalist), are lining up concerts for a period of celebration that will not only embrace their illustrious past but also honour the life and times of original lead singer, guitarist and co-founder Stuart Adamson, who passed away so tragically in 2001.
“I first met Stuart on stage at a U2 concert in Hammersmith Palais back in 1983” says Mike Peters. “Bono introduced us to his audience as being “part of the the new breed” and Stuart was literally passed up onto the stage by the fans and I shook his hand as I handed him a guitar – an unforgettable entrance. The last time I saw him was also on stage with Big Country at Glasgow Barrowlands for the last night of the Final Fling tour in 2000, when we sang Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Freeworld’ together.


When Bruce Watson called and asked me to sing for Big Country, it was something I didn’t need to think twice about. I’m looking forward to meeting all the fans again and playing a part in keeping the spirit of Stuart Adamson alive and celebrating the music of a band I have loved from near and afar for the whole of my adult life”.


Bass guitarist 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. It’s about time the songs got another airing, and we think Stuart would be pleased too”.
The new Big Country line up consists of: Tony Butler – Bass Guitar and Vocals, Mark Brzezicki – Drums and Vocals, Mike Peters – Vocals and Guitar, Bruce Watson – Guitar and Vocals, Jamie Watson – Guitar.
Dates so far are: January 2011
Wednesday 5th Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 6th London Islington O2 Academy
Friday 7th Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 8th Liverpool 02 Academy

One Response to “Big Country return with Mike Peters on vocals…nice”

  1. Great news! No better person could take Stuarts place. Hope you can get to the states for some shows!

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