Tag: Big Country

New releases: Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Pretenders, Wire, Big Country, Go-Go’s

New releases: Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Pretenders, Wire, Big Country, Go-Go’s

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Includes releases by Depeche Mode, Joy Division and more.

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 failed to appear at last night’s Violent Femmes-headlined ’80s Weekend #9 concert in Los Angeles, but promised fans today that the visa troubles that kept them away won’t derail their first-ever U.S. tour planned for this May. Full details and tour dates here.

This week’s new releases: Midnight Oil’s live reunion album, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Big Country

This week’s new releases: Midnight Oil’s live reunion album, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Big Country

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s releases include titles Midnight Oil, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Gary Numan and Big Country.

This week’s new releases: Ramones, The Fall, XTC, Big Country, Richard Hell, INXS

This week’s new releases: Ramones, The Fall, XTC, Big Country, Richard Hell, INXS

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from the Ramones, The Fall, Big Country, Richard Hell and INXS.

New releases: Wire’s ‘Silver/Lead,’ plus Aimee Mann, Big Country, The Vibrators

New releases: Wire’s ‘Silver/Lead,’ plus Aimee Mann, Big Country, The Vibrators

This week’s releases include new studio albums from U.K. post-punk legends Wire and singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, plus a new 3CD best-of set from Scottish rockers Big Country and a 4CD box set collecting the late-’70s work on Epic Records from punk act The Vibrators.

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

This week’s releases include brand-new studio albums from the Buzzcocks, The Vaselines and Stiff LIttle Fingers, plus a reissue of Big Country’s “Steeltown” to marks its 30th anniversary, a collection of David Byrne/Fatboy Slim remixes from their stage production about Imelda Maros.

New releases: Big Country, Rowland S. Howard, Elvis Costello & The Attractions

New releases: Big Country, Rowland S. Howard, Elvis Costello & The Attractions

This week’s new releases include a pair of 2CD reissues from Big Country (‘The Seer,’ ‘Peace In Our Time’) as well as a reissue of late Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard’s second solo album (2009’s ‘Pop Crimes’) and a vinyl reissue of Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ ‘All This Useless Beauty.’

Mike Peters addresses Big Country departure, will tour The Alarm’s ‘Declaration’ in 2014

Mike Peters addresses Big Country departure, will tour The Alarm’s ‘Declaration’ in 2014

Mike Peters last week addressed his departure from Big Country, thanking both the band and its fans “for a wonderful four years” without offering any reason for his split with the reunited group — which itself only has revealed to fans that “Big Country and Mike will now be parting ways” as it continues on as a four-piece.

Big Country announces it’s ‘parting ways’ with The Alarm’s Mike Peters after 3 years

Big Country announces it’s ‘parting ways’ with The Alarm’s Mike Peters after 3 years

In the fall of 2010, the surviving members of Big Country regrouped, tapped Mike Peters of The Alarm to fill in for late frontman Stuart Adamson and proceeded to tour the world, and record and release a new album called The Journey. Three years later, though, Peters is out of the band.

New releases: Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set, plus Birthday Party, Icehouse, The Cult

New releases: Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set, plus Birthday Party, Icehouse, The Cult

This week’s new releases include the new ‘At the BBC’ 3CD/1DVD box set and 2CD highlights collection from Big Country, plus the vinyl reissue of The Birthday Party’s ‘Live 1981-82,’ a new collection of 12-inch mixes from Icehouse and the U.K. release of The Cult’s ‘Electric Peace’ 2CD set.

Big Country debuts ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ video, extends North American tour

Big Country debuts ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ video, extends North American tour

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for late frontman Stuart Adamson — already has been on tour in the U.S. and Canada since early June, and has now extended that summer-long North American trek with dates that run through the month of August.

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson — has fleshed out its North American tour schedule, with at least 24 concerts now scheduled in the U.S. and Canada, beginning tonight in New Jersey and running through late July.

Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set to compile studio sessions, live tracks, TV appearances

Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set to compile studio sessions, live tracks, TV appearances

Big Country this summer will release a four-disc box set that compiles the Scottish rockers’ BBC studio sessions, live concert appearances and performances on TV shows such as “Top of the Pops,” a collection Universal Music says “charts the spectacular rise” of the band through the ’80s.

New releases: Iggy and The Stooges, Melvins, Blow Monkeys, Big Country, Midnight Oil

New releases: Iggy and The Stooges, Melvins, Blow Monkeys, Big Country, Midnight Oil

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Iggy and The Stooges (‘Ready to Die’), The Blow Monkeys (‘Feels Like a New Morning’) and Big Country (‘The Journey’), plus a Melvins cover album (‘Everybody Loves Sausages’) and a Midnight Oil best-of (‘Essential Oils’).