Since we last week checked in back in March, the reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for late frontman Stuart Adamson — has fleshed out its North American tour itinerary, with at least 24 concerts now scheduled in the U.S. and Canada, beginning tonight in New Jersey and running through late July.
The band, which also now features original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes, opens the trek tonight in Asbury Park, and has dates plotted through July 14, and then another show, in New Hampshire, set for two weeks later on July 27, suggesting more dates likely are to be added toward the end of the current itinerary.
The band is touring in support of its new album The Journey.
Big Country North American tour dates:
June 6: The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
June 7: Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
June 8: The Paramount, Huntington, NY
June 9: The Note, West Chester, PA
June 11: Tally Ho, Leesburg, VA
June 14: Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
June 17: In the Venue, Salt Lake City, AZ
June 18: Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
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 27: Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA
June 28: Wein’s Family Cellars, Temecula, CA
June 29: Uptown Theatre Napa, Napa, CA
July 1: El Corazon, Seattle, WA
July 2: The Venue, Vancouver, Canada
July 4: Republik, Calgary, Canada
July 5: The Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
July 10: Belly Up, Aspen, CO
July 12: Scout Bar, Houston, TX
July 13: Belmont, Austin, TX
July 14: Trees, Dallas, TX
July 27: Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set to compile studio sessions, live tracks, TV appearances
- Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June
- Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America
SWEET!!! As always, you seem to share the new first, Matt. Many thanks. Will be sure to get tix for the Boardwalk show as soon as they go on sale–site of that infamous Peter Murphy show! Imagine a dive bar out of “Porky’s” where both cowboys and metalheads feel very much at home. Then think of PM playing there and the insanity factor quadruples! Big Country will own the place, though.
Am still missing Stuart–and now Tony–but gotta get out and show the love. And was thinking the other day that if Bruce’s son eventually takes the reins, BC may one day have a longer run than the Stones!
“…share the news…,” that is. But you you share the “new,” too!
Not a single midwest stop. Not even Chicago.
Is this right? I’m in Salt Lake City (not AZ!) And there’s no word on them for a show next week.