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, the band’s first new album in 14 years, with at least six dates on the two coasts already confirmed.
The band will follow up its already-announced nearly 30-date tour of the U.K. and Europe this spring with a trip to the U.S. Although the band hasn’t officially announced the tour, six concerts in New York, New Jersey and California already are listed on Ticketmaster (see full dates below).
The Journey is out April 8 in the U.K. and April 30 in the U.S.
UPDATE: The band has confirmed more U.S. dates on its website.
Big Country U.S. tour dates:
June 6: The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
June 7: Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
June 8: The Paramount, Huntington, NY
June 19: Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
June 21: Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
June 22: The Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA
June 23: St. Rock, Redondo, CA
June 28: Wein’s Family Cellars, Temecula, CA
June 29: Updtown Theatre Napa, Napa, CA (with Berlin)
July 10: Belly Up, Aspen, CO
July 13: Belmont, Austin, TX
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America
- Tony Butler quits Big Country, band promises ‘adventure’ with Simple Minds’ Derek Forbes
- Vintage Video: Big Country on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1986 — watch full 100-minute concert
- Big Country’s ‘The Crossing: Deluxe Edition’ reissue to include 10 unreleased tracks
- Big Country releasing ‘Another Country’ — first single in 12 years — with Mike Peters
- Big Country enlists The Alarm’s Mike Peters as lead singer for 30th anniversary tour