Big Country confirm Olympia Theatre Dublin live concert date for April 13th 2012!

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments by Musicscene

Big Country have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date! Yes, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Big Country will kick-off their 30th anniversary celebrations with a special live concert date at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Friday the 13th of April 2012. The band return following a previous sold out show at The Academy in Dublin and a blistering set on the main stage at Oxegen last summer 2011. Big Country will be performing their classic 1983 debut album ‘The Crossing’ in its entirety along with some new material for one night only. Tickets for Big Country live at The Olympia Theatre are priced from €28.50 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Big Country live at The Olympia Theatre.

Please note: Big Country will also be performing live on stage at Mandela Hall in Belfast the following night, April 14th 2012.

Big Country formed in November 1981, with The Crossing an international best seller, it sold over 2 million copies in the UK and Ireland, spawning 2 Top Ten hits and spending 84 consecutive weeks on the Music Week album chart. Big Country‘s tour will coincide with the reissue of the album early next year, which is expected to include a wealth of previously unreleased recordings and footage of the band.

In announcing the ‘Crossing The Country Tour’, bassist Tony Butler says, “It’s typical to write an album and only play a few songs from it, so to get the opportunity to play an entire album is very cool. This tour will give us the chance to play songs never performed before alongside the well-known ones, songs that were written but didn’t make it on to the album, and the associated ‘b side’ material. We can’t wait.”

Big Country, who recently received the inaugural ‘Pride of Scotland Award’ in Glasgow, reformed with The Alarm’s Mike Peters on lead vocal duties in place of the late Stuart Adamson, who passed away in 2001, for two sold-out UK tours and main stage festival appearances including The Isle of Wight Festival, T in The Park, Oxegen and V Festival during 2011. In addition, Big Country re-united with The Crossing’s producer Steve Lillywhite to release their first single in 12 years, ‘Another Country’. A new Big Country studio album is due for release in autumn 2012.

Don’t miss Big Country performing their hit studio album ‘The Crossing’ in it’s entirety live on stage at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 13th 2012.

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