Friday 25th, COPENHAGEN – Kulturhuset Viften
Saturday 26th, OSLO – John Dee
Sunday 27th, GOTHENBURG – Pustervik

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current situation with the Omicron variation of the Coronavirus, we are unable to travel to Scandinavia this February. We are currently working with the Promoter to reschedule these shows to 2023 as part of a bigger “Crossing 40th Anniversary Tour” and we will update you as soon as we have details available.
We can only apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to many of you however we have no choice other than to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved from Band, Crew, Venue Staff and of course you, the audience, is of paramount importance.
We look forward to coming over to see you in 2023
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POSTPONEMENTS :
CARDIFF – 15th January 2022
PORT TALBOT – 27th January 2022

With the news today confirming that there will be no relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions in Wales, we regret to announce that the show in Cardiff on 15th January cannot go ahead so this date will be re-scheduled.
Once we have a date confirmed for the rescheduled show we will announce.

The venue in Port Talbot has now been converted into a Covid Vaccination Centre so this, along with the current restrictions, means that this show has been postponed and will now take place on 19th January 2023.

We know this will be a disappointment to many of you but obviously the health and safety of everyone is paramount. We look forward to getting back into Wales in the future for shows and thank you all for your patience during these strange times.

UPDATE!

The Cardiff show will now be at Y PLas (Cardiff University Stuents’ Union) on 6 March 2022
TICKETS: https://www.cardiffboxoffice.com/ents/event/24384/

The show at Port Talbot Princess Royal Theatre will now be 19 January 2023
TICKETS: https://princessroyaltheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173606611

We are very pleased to announce that the two postponed shows from 17th/18th December have now been rescheduled for the following dates :

– DUNFERMLINE Glen Pavilion : Friday 13th May 2022
– GLASGOW O2 Academy : Friday 24th June 2022

Tickets for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled shows and further tickets can be purchased through the sites below

Thank you for being so understanding around these postponements and we look forward to seeing you next year

DUNFERMLINE :
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/skids-big-country-glen-pavilion-tickets/10928975

GLASGOW :
https://gigbox.seetickets.com/event/the-skids-big-country-armory-show/o2-academy-glasgow/1818548

After a lot of discussion with all parties concerned, we have now taken the difficult decision to postpone both of our shows scheduled for this weekend.
– Glasgow O2 Academy : Friday 17th December
– Dunfermline Glen Pavilion : Saturday 18th December

We’re truly devastated to have to announce this and the plan is to re-schedule these shows to some time in 2022. We hope you understand that we’re doing this for the safety of the fans and the safety of the band, crew and venue staff.

All tickets will be valid for the new date and we would hope to announce these within the next couple of days

All we can say is sorry and hope that we will see you early next year.

At the start of October we received news from Scott that he had been thinking about his future plans and as a result he would be leaving the band to pursue other interests. Scott became our full-time Bassist in December 2015 and he has been an integral part of the band during this time.

Since his announcement to us we have been rehearsing with a new Bass player and we would like to announce that Gil Allan from Dunfermline will take over from Scott from 18th November in Derby. Gil is well known around Dunfermline and is delighted to be given the opportunity to work with Big Country so we can continue to play the songs you all love to hear live.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott very much for his dedication to Big Country over the last 6 years and we wish both Scott and Gil all the best in their new ventures.

WKW is proud to present our new song and video, “Spitfire.” Look for an audio release soon. Full-length album “Men of Steel” now available on CD and all digital outlets. Visit wkwmusic.com for more info.

SPITFIRE
(written by Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson and Thomas Kercheval)

Washed up on the shoreline
Burning in the sunshine
Left my pot of gold inside a sunken cartel
Crawling through the debris
Freedom isn’t ever free
Never gonna pay my way out of this hell

Shot down in a hail of gunfire
They swore we would never return
Like the ghost of a lonely Spitfire
We come back just to make the sky burn with life

Lift your eyes.

We’ll light the way
We’ll light the way
We’ll light the way or die

Stranded in a ravine
Shackled to a dead dream
As the fog is lifting on the glen of my soul
Blanket for a long night
Wake up to a fist fight
Time to smoke the hypocrites out of their holes

Set sail on the telegraph wire
Once feared is of no more concern
On the wings of a wounded Spitfire
We bring news that the tide has turned for love

Lift your eyes.

We’ll light the way
We’ll light the way
We’ll light the way or die.

Big Country’s first live album ‘Without The Aid Of A Safety Net’, is coming out 27th August on 180g triple vinyl. Recorded at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow 1993, it features many of their classic tracks such as ‘Wonderland’, ‘Look Away’ and ‘Fields Of Fire’ with another 8 previously unreleased tracks.

Coming that same day, ‘The Buffalo Skinners’, Big Country’s sixth album is released on 180g double vinyl. It features reworkings of ‘Ships’ and ‘We’re Not In Kansas’. It also includes the demo of ‘Buffalo Skinners’, as well as the US mix of ‘The One I Love’. Pre-orders for both albums plus a bundle are live now:

https://bigcountry.tmstor.es/

The Buffalo Skinners pre-order link – https://bigcountry.lnk.to/bs2lp
Without The Aid Of A Safety Net pre-order link – https://bigcountry.lnk.to/sn3LP