Big Country's Concert History

Big Country were a new wave/alternative rock band which formed in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1981. The band consisted of Stuart Adamson (vocals, guitar), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals), Tony Butler (bass) and Mark Brzezicki (drums). Adamson was a former member of the Scottish punk band The Skids. The band was best known for using the device known as the "e-bow" to alter their guitars to sound like bagpipes. Despite having 15 Top 40 hits in the UK, the band has remained a one hit wonder in the US with their third single "In A Big Country".

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Mar 07, 2020 Big Country / Berlin   The Ground Miami, FL
Mar 05, 2020 Big Country / Richard Lloyd     Sony Hall New york, New York
Nov 30, 2019 Big Country / Suburban Symphony   Assembly Hall Islington, London
Jul 19, 2019 –
Jul 21, 2019
Rewind Festival Scotland 2019  
Foreigner / The Stranglers / Belinda Carlisle / Bryan Ferry / paul young / The Undertones / Lisa Stansfield / Big Country / Leo Sayer / Lulu / The Primitives / The skids / Joyce Sims / Hazel O'Connor / Eddi Reader / Doctor And The Medics / Toyah / Hipsway / Midge Ure / Björn Again / Dire Straits Experience / Black Box band / Martin Kemp DJ
Scone Palace Perth, UK
Jul 06, 2019 Kubix Festival  
The Stranglers / Echo and the Bunnymen / The Alarm / Big Country / Peter Hook & The Light / Black Grape / Tom Hingley & The Kar-pets
Herrington County Park Sunderland
Jul 05, 2019 –
Jul 07, 2019
Forever Young 2019  
The Human League / Kim Wilde / Heaven 17 / T'Pau / China Crisis / Marc Almond / The Christians / Tom Bailey / Holly Johnson / from the jam / Bagatelle / The Fizz ( Bucks Fizz) / Big Country / The South (Beautiful South) / Jimmy Somerville / Level 42 / Midge Ure / Imagination's Leee John / Hazel O'Connor / Katrina (and the Waves) / XSM (Ex Simple Minds) / Hothouse Flowers / Cry Before Dawn / Dr. and the Medics / Owen Paul / Bonnie Tyler / Andrew Strong / Toyah Wilcox
Palmerstown House Estate Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Apr 16, 2019 Big Country / Cartwright Gala Theatre Durham
Mar 23, 2019 Big Country   Poppodium Iduna Drachten, The Netherlands
Dec 01, 2018 Big Country / The skids The Academy Dublin, IE
Nov 02, 2018 Big Country   Gorilla Manchester
Oct 12, 2018 Big Country / Broken Flowers   Warehouse 23 Wakefield, UK
Aug 03, 2018 –
Aug 05, 2018
Rewind North 2018  
Bonnie Tyler / The Jacksons / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Billy Ocean / Howard Jones / Soul II Soul / The Undertones / Big Country / Heaven 17 / Tiffany / Leo Sayer / The Boomtown Rats / Musical Youth / Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel / Midge Ure's Band Electronica / Roachford / Marc Almond / Transvision Vamp / Hue and Cry / Captain Sensible / Doctor And The Medics / Fizz / Kim Appleby
Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield, UK
Jul 13, 2018 –
Jul 15, 2018
Doune the Rabbit Hole 2018    
We Were Promised Jetpacks / Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert / Big Country / Bombscare / Dreadzone / Elephant Sessions / Fauves (UK) / The Levellers / Man of Moon / Temples / The Orielles
Cardross Estate Port Of Menteith, UK
May 04, 2018 Big Country / Zeitgeist 77   The Georgian Theatre Stockton on Tees
Mar 22, 2018 Big Country The Cabana Napier, New Zealand
Mar 17, 2018 Big Country   Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
Jan 24, 2018 Big Country St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, Ireland
Dec 30, 2017 Big Country P J Molloys Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Dec 21, 2017 Big Country The Venue Dumfries, UK
Aug 25, 2017 –
Aug 27, 2017
A New Day Festival 2017  
Slade / Big Country / Uriah Heep / Focus / Dr. Feelgood / New Model Army / Lindisfarne / Strawbs / Martin Barre / Gryphon / Home Service / Pearl Handled Revolver / Opensight / Paradise 9 / Rockin' The Joint / Tommy Justice / Del Bromham's Blues Devils
Mt. Ephraim Gardens Canterbury, UK
Jul 03, 2016 Daytripper
Big Country / Aslan / Rebel Rebel / Spring Break / paul young
RSC Waterford, Ireland
Dec 18, 2015 Big Country Adelaides Church Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 30, 2015 The Best Of Big Country Music
Big Country
The Ferry Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 15, 2014 Big Country Bedford Corn Exchange Bedford uk
Oct 11, 2014 Big Country Think Tank Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
May 24, 2014 Big Country Lorimer Park Sanquhar, UK
Feb 15, 2014 Clutha – A Celebration   Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow, UK
Jan 26, 2014 Big Country Spiegeltent Dumfries, UK
Dec 31, 2013 Big Country oran mor Glasgow, UK
Dec 30, 2013 Big Country ?
Aug 04, 2013 Big Country Lee’s Palace
Aug 01, 2013 Big Country Starlite social club Waterloo, ON
Apr 27, 2013 Big Country Academy Dublin, Ireland
Apr 12, 2013 Big Country   O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Dec 30, 2012 Big Country Glen Pavilion Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Aug 25, 2012 Pinkpop Classic 2012  
Big Country / Bush / Fischer-Z / Garland Jeffreys / Massada / Saga / Toto
Megaland Landgraaf, Netherlands
Aug 18, 2012 Big Country The Picture House Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2012 –
Aug 11, 2012
Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2012  
Joan Armatrading / Richard Thompson / The Saw Doctors / Fairport Convention / Dennis Locorriere / Big Country / Morris On / Richard Digance
Cropredy Oxfordshire, UK
Jul 15, 2012 Paul Simon / Jimmy Cliff / Hard Rock Calling 2012 / Alison Krauss and Union Station / Jerry Douglas / Christina Perri / Punch Brothers / Robert Randolph / Karima Francis / Big Country / Guillemots / Bwani Junction   Hyde Park London, UK
Jul 14, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Hard Rock Calling 2012  
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Paul Simon / Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman / Christina Perri / Kids In Glass Houses / Big Country
Hyde Park
Jul 13, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Hard Rock Calling 2012   Hyde Park London, UK
Jul 13, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Hard Rock Calling 2012   Hyde Park London, UK
Jul 13, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Hard Rock Calling 2012   Hyde Park London, UK
Jun 21, 2012 –
Jun 24, 2012
Isle of Wight Festival 2012  
Pearl Jam / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / The Vaccines / Elbow / Noah & The Whale / Primal Scream / Madness / The Darkness / The Stranglers / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Feeder / Caro Emerald / Big Country / Joan Armatrading / Steve Hackett / The Real D'coy
Seaclose Park Newport (Isle of Wight), UK
Apr 13, 2012 Big Country Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Feb 17, 2012 Big Country   Academy Birmingham, UK
Feb 08, 2012 Big Country   Newcastle Academy Newcastle
Feb 07, 2012 Big Country   Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Feb 06, 2012 Big Country barrowlands Glasgow, UK
Aug 20, 2011 –
Aug 21, 2011
V Festival 2011  
Rihanna / Eminem / Bruno Mars / Calvin Harris / Wiz Khalifa / Ellie Goulding / Arctic Monkeys / The Script / Jessie J / Mark Ronson / Tinie Tempah / Olly Murs / The Wanted / Aloe Blacc / Kaiser Chiefs / Good Charlotte / The Wombats / Fitz & The Tantrums / Labrinth / Example / Pendulum / Chromeo / Plan B / Dizzee Rascal / KT Tunstall / Chase & Status / DJ Fresh / You Me At Six / D12 / Primal Scream / Manic Street Preachers / Razorlight / The Airborne Toxic Event / Katy B / Morcheeba / Hurts / Eliza Doolittle / Scouting for Girls / The Saturdays / Professor Green / Ziggy Marley / Gomez / Glasvegas / Squeeze / Wretch 32 / Noisettes / Maverick Sabre / Lostprophets / Ocean Colour Scene / The Courteeners / N-Dubz / OFWGKTA / Fun Lovin' Criminals / Wolf Gang / Kele Okereke / Slaughterhouse / The Pierces / Big Country / Cast / Imelda May / Stornoway / Fenech-Soler / Morning Parade / I Am Kloot / Kids In Glass Houses / Big Audio Dynamite / Yasmin / Alex Winston / Clare Maguire / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Frankmusik / The Knux / Beardyman / Goldie Lookin Chain / Parade / Dionne Bromfield / Bellowhead / Alice Gold / Jaguar Skills / Emma's Imagination / Kassidy / The Mummers / Steve Harris / Twenty Twenty / Friends Electric / Kevin Bridges / Milton Jones / Abandoman / Ewan Hoozami / Louis Ramey / Stephen K Amos / Matt Hardy / Paul Chowdhry / Gary Delaney / Hal Cruttenden / Ian Cognito / Pete Johansson / Ben Norris / Justin Moorhouse / Andre King / Matt Read / John Fothergill / Ryan Mcdonnell / Prince Abdi / Marlon Davis / Ricky Grover / Chris Stokes / Ian Stone / Barry Castagnola / Tony Hendricks / Steve Shanyaski / Jason Patterson
Hylands Park Chelmsford,

Variations: Big Country / Big Country

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Concerts Per Year:
2020 2 concerts
2019 6 concerts
2018 9 concerts
2017 3 concerts
2016 1 concert
2015 2 concerts
2014 5 concerts
2013 6 concerts
2012 15 concerts
2011 8 concerts
2007 3 concerts
2000 2 concerts
1999 2 concerts
1998 2 concerts
1996 3 concerts
1995 6 concerts
1994 2 concerts
1993 3 concerts
1991 2 concerts
1990 1 concert
1989 5 concerts
1988 1 concert
1987 5 concerts
1986 17 concerts
1984 11 concerts
1983 10 concerts
1982 3 concerts
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