CLEETHORPES ROCKS AND CLEE FEST have joined forces to bring you an open air one day festival as a BIG THANK YOU to the NHS for all they have done and are continuing to do in these challenging times.
PROFITS will be donated to local NHS Trust as part of the BIG THANK YOU to ALL NHS STAFF there will be FREE admission with NHS id Card. Tickets for NHS staff will be available from 1st June 2021 in person from our shop at 46 Wellowgate Grimsby.
• A new 5 Disc boxed set anthology (5CDs / 1 DVD) celebrating the recordings of Scottish rock giants Big Country, made between 1993 and 1994 for Chrysalis Records imprint Compulsion
• Featuring 71 tracks on five discs, including the albums ‘The Buffalo Skinners’ and the double live album ‘Without The Aid Of A Safety Net’, recorded at Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow on 29 December 1993.
• Includes rare B-Sides / bonus tracks, US radio mixes, previously unreleased instrumental demos, plus the original demo for every track on ‘The Buffalo Skinners’ album.
• DVD includes highlights from the Glasgow Barrowlands concert, together with promo videos for the singles ‘Ships’ and ‘Alone’
For more informationand to place your order, check here.
WKW (Watson Kercheval Watson) is proud to present our take on another Big Country song, “What About Peace?”, originally written by Stuart Adamson.
In the store now: Bottle Openers in three colours and the limited edition 30th Anniversary Through A Big Country mug.
Get yours now in the BIg Country Store http://store.bigcountry.co.uk
This Saturday (23rd May) the Big Night In with Mike and Jules Peters welcomes guitarist Bruce Watson of Big Country into the living room for an evening of talk centred about all things Big Country and The Alarm
The show will continue this Saturday, with Episode 10 with even more rare and unseen video clips from Mike Peters and The Alarm’s history plus exclusive films from the time Mike and Bruce shared the stage together as part of the new Big Country line up from 2011-2013. As always there will also be a host of acoustic performances from the Mike Peters’ Jukebox Stage.
The Big Night In will broadcast live at the usual time of 9pm (UK), at the
Alarm Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TheOfficialAlarm
with Mike and Jules presenting their unique mix of acoustic songs, chat, rare and unseen video content from The Alarm Archive, all from the virtual sofa of their living room in North Wales.
Last Saturday’s Big Night In Special was another huge success that featured a brilliant interview and acoustic guest slot from Eddie Macdonald who performed an acoustic version of Small Town Glory, and we also had some amazing footage of Mike Peters and The Alarm working together on the In The Poppy Fields album back in 2001 / 2002 (NB: A limited quantity of the In The Poppy Fields Collected Works has just been made available in store now). Viewers can catch up with the repeats of all previous shows here: www.facebook.com/TheOfficialAlarm
We are currently monitoring the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus and our Bookings Agent is working closely with Promoters and venues with regards our upcoming shows.
These are unprecedented times for all of us and any decisions made have to be in the interest of the fans, the band, crew, venue staff and all of our families. As you are most likely aware, the UK Government has advised against “mass gatherings” and issued guidelines regarding self-isolation and travel. Any decision made regarding shows will be taking all of the above into consideration.
We never like having to cancel shows but we are sure you will understand if shows cannot go ahead over the next couple of months.
This message will also be pinned to the top of the Facebook page and any shows that are cancelled/postponed will be listed below. Please check venues regarding any rescheduling and details of ticket validity etc.
The plan is to update this list on a daily basis as and when we get notice of affected shows.
LIST OF GIGS AFFECTED :
Fri 27th Mar WHITBY
Postponed to 17th April 2021
Fri 3rd April DONCASTER
Postponed to 3rd April 2021
Sat 4th April HOLMFIRTH
Postponed to 14th August 2020
Thurs 9th April NANTWICH
Postponed to April 2021
Sat 11th April MOTHERWELL
Postponed to 5th March 2021
Sun 12th April MELROSE
Thu 23rd April HENGELO
Postponed to 01/03/2021
Fri 24th April ROERMOND
Postponed to 26/02/2021
Sat 25th April HOOFDDORP
Postponed to 27/02/2021
Sun 26th April ROTTERDAM
Postponed to 28/02/2021
Sat 8th May BOLSOVER (Under the Castle)
Postponed to 2nd May 2021
Fri 22nd May NORTHERN KIN FESTIVAL
Postponed to 28th-30th August 2020
Sat 23rd May W FESTIVAL – BELGIUM
Postponed to 17th August 2020 (TBC)
Thurs 29th May AARHUS, DENMARK
Fri 30th May COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Sat 31st May GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Sun 1st Jun OSLO, NORWAY
These 4 Scandinavian dates are now Postponed – date tbc
Fri 5th June COTTINGHAM
Postponed to 6th March 2021
Sat 6th June DUNFERMLINE
Postponed to 3rd Sept 2020
Sat 4th July. INVERNESS
Postponed to 03/07/2021
Fri 17th July. TAN HILL INN
Postponed to 23/07/21
Sat 18th July SHETLAND (Mareel)
Postponed to 27/12/20
Fri 31st July NEWCASTLE ROCKS FESTIVAL
Postponed to 13/12/20
Big Country hits the stage at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on Friday, February 14 along with Wang Chung and China Crisis
Event infor available at https://thundervalleyresort.com/
Book your tickets at: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/khits-presents-rewind-valentines-live/event/1C00577E74B220C9
Big Country will be part of the 80’s Weekend #9 to be held at the famed Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Other performers include Violent Femmes, Wang Chung, A Flock of Seagulls, The Romantics, Missing Persons, Heaven 17 and more. Get your tickets now at :https://www.fkoapresents.com/80s-ticket-page/
Big Country will be making a mini-tour of Scandanavia this Spring. They will be performing in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Tickets are available at the links here:
Fri 29/05/2020 Train – Aarhus, Denmark
Sat 30/05/2020 Kulturhuset Viften – Rødovre (Copenhagen), Denmark
Sun 31/05/2020 Pustervik – Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
Mon 01/06/2020 John Dee – Oslo, Norway
Bruce and Jamie Watson are proud to announce a new project with their good friend Tom Kercheval. Details about new music from WKW including the CD “Men of Steel” can be seen in the post below and at www.wkwmusic.com
WKW – Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson and Thomas Kercheval – are proud to announce the crowdfunding campaign for our forthcoming album, “Men of Steel”. The album has been fully recorded and mixed, and the mastering is just about finished. A digital release is definite, but we’re hoping to also release the album in CD form, and that’s where the crowdfunding campaign comes in.
This short video offers a brief glimpse of the album: a collection of fiery, anthemic songs with mounds of huge guitars and special guests Colin Berwick and Bill Simpson. For a much longer look and a lot more info, visit our crowdfunding site at: wkwmusic.com.
There you’ll find a great assortment of perks to choose from, everything from the CD itself to collections of demos, full-length albums from Bruce and Jamie and Tom, Meet and Greets and soundcheck access at BC shows, appearances on The Great Divide podcast, personalized recordings, signed photos and more.
In fact, for the first week of the campaign, all pledgers will receive a FREE download of our take on the classic “Killiecrankie” from the “Men of Steel” album!
We’re incredibly proud of this album, and we’ve worked incredibly hard on it over the last year. We can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for your support!