Classic hits and live favourites from Big Country

Big Country
Big Country

Scottish band Big Country visit Worthing’s Assembly Hall on August 8 with a celebratory 30th anniversary performance of their hit album Steeltown.

Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling album Steeltown went straight to the number one slot in the album charts when it was released in 1984, produced by Steve Lillywhite.

The band will perform songs from the album, as well as their classic hits and live favourites such as Fields of Fire, Chance, Where The Rose Is Sown, Wonderland, Look Away and many more taken from their eight other studio albums, which include The Seer, Peace In Our Time and the triple Grammy-nominated The Crossing.

Big Country was formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, who both originated from the band’s hometown, Dunfermline in Scotland. They were then joined by drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler who completed the award-winning band.

The four-strong band, who performed alongside Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and the Rolling Stones, had a seven-year hiatus from 2000 before reforming as a trio as a result of Stuart Adamson’s death after which Mike Peters joined them on vocals in 2010, as well as Bruce’s son Jamie as a guitarist.

The band saw Tony Butler retire in 2012 when he was replaced by Derek Forbes, who was recently voted Best Scottish Bass player of all time, they then formed their current line-up last year when Simon Hough joined them on vocals, guitar and harmonica.

It is the latest line-up of Big Country who visit Worthing, with the original members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki still forming the backbone of the band.

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