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



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.

(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:


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

With the Uk’s departure from European Union, (we anticipated something of this nature when the word Brexit was even mentioned), we are now experiencing problems regarding shipping/Vat/charges. It is with great regret that we have had to suspend selling online to Europe at this time. We sincerely hope this will be a temporary situation.
In effect, it appears the situation would have financial repercussions for our customers residing in Europe. We can’t seem to get a definitive answer to the costings, what these implications are and how they will impact on our valued customers. We are conversing with our accountants, other musicians, merchandisers and are hoping to find a cost effective solution for everyone.
We have looked at getting a third party seller in EU to sell for us (so far it hasn’t been finacially viable) MOSS system, IOSS system via third party, or sending goods with unpaid postage which would then incur higher charges to our Customers.
Sincere apologies to everyone this impacts upon. Its not a situation we are happy about as our European fan base have been very loyal. The last thing however we wish, is for VAT/EU import charges and worst of all handling fees, (which is what would happen if we continued to sell and did nothing) passed on to our loyal European customers . We are exploring Many avenues to resolve this awful situation as soon as possible. We understand peoples frustrations at this ridiculous situation, Its matched exactly with ours. We hope you understand and be rest assured we are trying so hard to resolve this.
Sandra Watson
For and On Behalf of Big Country


Kari connects Mark to his cat Misha, as Mark talks about how there were no bagpipes on their ’80s hit “In a Big Country,” visualizing his own reality and how he felt when his vision came true to play at the Hammersmith Odeon, a milestone along his life path, as well as his determination to be on “Top of the Pops” when people joked he wouldn’t, as a glass half full person he believes that having ups and downs is part of the journey, how he knew to follow his gift of being a drummer and what drives him in his love of contributing to songs, that quantum physics is so close to spirituality, and feeling grateful at being able to fully live out his raison d’etre.