WLR har gleden av i samarbeid med KPM Concerts (København) og The Note i Sandefjord og presentere en av 80-tallets store stjerner - BIG COUNTRY.
De er ute og feirer at det er 40 års siden deres fantastiske debutalbum THE CROSSING kom ut. Vi gleder oss til å høre låter som IN A BIG COUNTRY og CHANCE live på scenen på The Note denne kvelden. Velkommen til en minnerik aften.
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Big Country Bio:
BIG COUNTRY celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their debut album “THE CROSSING” by performing hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance – Lost Patrol – Inwards among many others including Wonderland - Look Away – Steeltown and other favourites.
Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy – nominated, ‘The Crossing’, BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.
The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist GIL ALLAN
“Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline... after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve.” (Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine)
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’. A further 6 albums
released up until 1999 have meant Big Country hold a place in the heart of many fans worldwide.
2023 promises to be an epic year