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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.

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.

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — is due to release The Journey, the band’s first new album in 14 years, next month, and is previewing the disc with first single “Hurt.”

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will tour the U.S. this June in support of the forthcoming ‘The Journey,’ with at least six dates on the two coasts already confirmed.

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late Stuart Adamson and the new addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will release a new album titled ‘The Journey’ this spring and embark on a world tour that will hit the U.K., Europe and North America.

Tony Butler quits Big Country, band promises ‘new adventure’ with Simple Minds’ Derek Forbes

Tony Butler quits Big Country, band promises ‘new adventure’ with Simple Minds’ Derek Forbes

Bassist Tony Butler — who joined Big Country prior to the recording of its 1982 debut single ‘Harvest Home’ — announced this past weekend that he’s leaving the recently reunited band, writing in a message to fans that ‘after 32 years of incredible highs and a very tragic low, I feel that now is the time to look to new horizons.’