Scottish rockers Big Country are bringing their bring their energy infused, foot tapping live shows back to New Zealand for four nights next March.
The tour comes as the group marks the 35th anniversary of their seminal record The Crossing which they will be performing in full, followed by a special encore of greatest hits. The Crossing reached number 8 on the New Zealand charts following its release in 1983, spawning chart hits “In A Big Country”, “Fields of Fire”, and “Chance”, with the album being dubbed a “must-own item for rock die-hards” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Having been described by Mick Jagger as “one of the best opening bands we ever had,” the band continues to wow audiences around the world night in, night out with their iconically unique sound, which escalated them to the peak of greatness in the 80’s. Where other artists may have fallen to the wayside, the band’s musical credibility still stacks up and remains as fresh as it did decades ago, largely due to their critically acclaimed live performances.
Big Country’s current line up is Simon Hough (vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar), Jamie Watson (guitar) Mark Brzezicki (drums), and Scott Whitley (bass).
Wednesday 21st March – Christchurch – The Foundry
Thursday 22nd March – Napier – Cabana
Friday 23rd March – Wellington – San Franbig country
Saturday 24th March – Auckland – The Studio
Pre-Sale Wednesday 26th July at 9am through to on sale
On-Sale Friday 28th July 9am
Tickets are available here.