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Big Country 'Steeltown' New Zealand Shows Announced

Big Country 'Steeltown' New Zealand Shows Announced

Wednesday 13th February, 2019 2:46PM

Scottish indie-rockers Big Country are bringing their classic album Steeltown to Aotearoa for a two date tour celebrating its 35th anniversary. The fan favourite record was produced by Steve Lillywhite, was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios, and went on to be the band's only UK number one album. As an extra sweetener, the group will play an encore set of greatest hits from across their nine album back catalogue, including ‘In A Big Country’, ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘Look Away’. The veteran crew were last here in 2018 touring their seminal 1983 collection The Crossing, check out October's event details here...

Big Country
Saturday October 5th - The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday October 6th - San Fran, Wellington
Presales available from 9.00am, Friday 15th February

Check out this 1984 television performance of ‘East of Eden’ from Steeltown...

Here’s a live clip of Big Country playing the title track to Steeltown...

Press Release:

Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return down under to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album Steeltown. As an added Bonus they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits (In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland and more) Big Country had such a unique, big sound. Their second album Steeltown was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing and spawned the singles East of Eden & Where the Rose is Sown. Steeltown is the band's only UK Number 1 album and is considered by many fans to be the bands finest work.

“Brilliant music, atmosphere great, everybody singing and joining in. Didnt want it to end!”

Big Country can still deliver the goods. Their live show is always full of energy and enthusiasm with a set list that includes all their Classics - In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland, East of Eden and more

“Big Country are great fun to see Live, a rousing performance, tons of smiles, and the crowd totally into it. Very highly recommended”


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