FULL METAL CRUISE VII
to INVERGORDON and NEWCASTLE
Check out this article from online magazine MAGNET, where Mike and Bruce suggest songs for a mix tape!
We have two Exclusive Studio Session Performance videos on Muzu.tv. They are for ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ and ‘Hurt’. You can watch them below.
The Journey Tour has made a fantastic start, with some amazing shows in Scotland and Newcastle.
Here is a selection of photos from the shows
Awesome gig in Glasgow, loud, hot and sweaty, rocked Sauchiehall Street to the core. The new tracks sounded terrific and fitted in perfectly. ‘Home of the Brave’ was incredible and I was amazed at how well ‘The Last Ship Sails’ rocked. Huge amounts of emotion and energy to a really up for it and appreciative audience. What a brilliant journey to be on!
Marbles – BC Forum
To celebrate the release of our new album ‘The Journey’ we have decided to hold a competition… and entering could not be simpler! Take a picture that you thinks symbolises ‘The Journey’ and upload it to Twitter using the hashtag #bcthejourney (all in lowercase). This image could be taken on your way to work, while walking the dog, while on the way to one of our shows in April or May or anything that you feel represents your own ‘Journey’.
We can accept any images uploaded using Instagram, Twitpic, yFrog, Flickr and Plixi. Just remember the hashtag! Please ensure all entries are your own or the content poster will be held responsible for any claims against the content.
All images uploaded using the hashtag (#bcthejourney) will be showcased on a special section of the official Big Country website (along with some of our own ‘Journey’ snaps), and we will personally choose the winner in June. The winner of the competition will receive a personalised copy of ‘The Journey’ signed by all the band. We have uploaded a few examples and we will continue to do so throughout the tour. You can see these by visiting the dedicated page on this site!
We are pleased to report that the brand new album from Big Country, “The Journey” has hit the charts at number 37 in it’s first week of release.
This is fantastic news, and the rehearsal room is buzzing with the news. The band are overwhelmed by the support of the fans and can’t wait to hit the stage in Glasgow on Friday.
We are pleased that we will have two great musicians joining us for The Journey Tour.
Our first tour support is Dave McPherson.
Dave is a member of alt-metal outfit InMe, but he is also a great solo performer. Dave is also a prolific live act, performing over 200 shows last year alone.
Our main tour support will be Simon Townsend. A familiar name … and someone who has generated comments like this…
It’s great to have them making the journey with us.
The tour supports will appear as follows.
Glasgow – Dave McPherson
Aberdeen – Dave McPherson
Newcastle – Simon Townsend
Liverpool – Simon Townsend
Sheffield – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Manchester – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Southampton – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
London – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Cardiff – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Wolverhampton – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Norwich – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Reading – Simon Townsend, Dave McPherson
Dublin – Local Support (to be confirmed)
Belfast – Local Support (to be confirmed)
Due to unforeseen circumstances and scheduling issues, Big Country’s appearance on BBC Breakfast News has been postponed until further notice, as well as the band’s appearance at the London Forum on April 21st, which will now take place on the later date of June 2nd (all tickets remain valid).
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We’re pleased to announce that the Aberdeen show has Sold Out.
Please find dates as follows:
Bruce Watson and Mike Peters will be appearing on Clyde 2 with Billy Sloan on this Sunday evenings show.
Bruce and Mike will be chatting about the new album “The Journey” and the upcoming UK tour which starts in Glasgow on Friday.
Billy’s show begins at 8pm, and you can listen live via the website.
Big Country‘s new single ‘Hurt’ is a universally shared feeling, loss breaks all barriers of race, religion, or age. The band’s video for the single captures raw visuals that accompany the feeling that comes with their story of loss. ‘Hurt’, ultimately is about the strength we find in this life to carry on when the worst happens.
Now the band wants to see your story. Will you share it with us, with the world? Tell your story, who you lost, what you sacrificed; but ultimately the strength you have found in your life to carry on. It can be anything… A comment on our YouTube Channel or Facebook page of your story, a poem or even a video of yourself telling us your story.
The band will post every video submitted on their Youtube channel.
The band will personally choose a winner who will be announced on July 15th, 2013 (the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Crossing’). They will receive tickets, backstage passes, a premium merchandise package, and dinner with the band for you and a guest at a future Big Country concert of choice.
Please note the winner must provide their own travel and accommodation to the show / dinner.
To enter either post your story / comment / poem below the video for ‘Hurt’ on our YouTube channel or the Facebook post, or if you are submitting a video, upload your video to your Youtube Channel posting the link in a comment or send us the video file using Wetransfer.com to firstname.lastname@example.org
The band will be sharing the significance each clip featured in the video for ‘Hurt’ has daily from Monday 8th April (album release day) midday to 7pm posting one fact every hour daily throughout the week of release for ‘The Journey’ on their Twitter page using the hashtag ‘#hurtfact’