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Scottish Rockers Big Country Announce Four New Zealand Shows For 2018

Scottish Rockers Big Country Announce Four New Zealand Shows For 2018

Tuesday 25th July, 2017 12:00PM

Scottish rock crew Big Country are returning to  New Zealand for four shows 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, and was dubbed a "must-own item for rock die-hards" by Rolling Stone magazine.

Big Country's current line up is Simon Hough (vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar), Jamie Watson (guitar) Mark Brzezicki (drums), and Scott Whitley (bass). Here are the tour details...

Big Country

Wednesday 21st March, The Foundry, Christchurch
Thursday 22nd March, The Cabana, Napier

Friday 23rd March, San Fran, Wellington

 Saturday 24th March, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 28th July from HERE at UTR, Slow Boat, RPM and Flying Out. 

Here's the clip for 'In A Big Country', the opening track from The Crossing...


A Metropolis Touring Presentation

80s Celtic rockers BIG COUNTRY bring their energy infused, foot tapping vibes back to Australia & New Zealand in March 2018. As an extra treat for their fans down under they will perform their classic debut 'The Crossing' in full, plus a Special Encore of Greatest Hits.

'The Crossing' was a Top 20 album in Australia and Top 10 in New Zealand spawning the chart hits - In A Big Country, Fields of Fire and Chance. To quote Rolling Stone - 'The Crossing' is "a must-own item for rock die-hards". When Big Country step out in front of a packed audience, the excitement around the room needs to be seen to be believed. They will also perform a special encore of greatest hits including Wonderland, Harvest Home, Look Away plus more!

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.

With "fans of a certain age possibly bouncing along a little more furiously than is good for them.” - Get Ready to Rock, their slick playing, pumping rhythms and soaring melodies searing out of the bands instruments will leave you “drenched in sweat due to plenty of mad pogo action.” – Louder Than War. Big Country give it their all and provide a feel-good live show that will be talked about for years to come.

Big Country’s return has been inevitable! This is your chance to witness what will be an absolute live spectacle of nostalgic fan favourites that will get the whole room jumping! Remarkable, spectacular, phenomenal and mind-blowingly astounding – you don't want to miss this!


Friday 9th March – Fremantle – Newport Hotel

Saturday 10th March – Perth – Rosemount Hotel

Sunday 11th March – Adelaide – The Gov

Wednesday 14th March – Brisbane – New Globe Theatre

Thursday 15th March – Sydney – The Basement

Friday 16th March – Sydney – Factory Theatre

Saturday 17th March – Melbourne – Corner Hotel

Wednesday 21st March – Christchurch – The Foundry

Thursday 22nd March – Napier – Cabana

Friday 23rd March – Wellington – San Fran

Saturday 24th March – Auckland – The Studio


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