Scottish rock-band Big Country will be taking to the stage at Central Station this October.
Due to popular demand the bands world tour has been extended and they will perform at Central Station on October 23rd.
Big Country was formed in 1981 by founding members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson from Dunfermline in Scotland. They were later joined by drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
On December 16th 2001, Stuart Adamson took his own life in Honolulu, USA. The remaining three members had no real thoughts of performing as Big Country again. But, Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki and Bruce Watson re-united in 2007 to celebrate the band’s Twenty-fifth anniversary.
In the summer of 2010 the band reformed to celebrate 30 years in the business and were joined by Mike Peters. The first gig was in Glasgow, Scotland on New Years Eve 2010 and the second in the band’s hometown of Dunfermline. The band were also joined by Bruce Watson’s son Jamie on guitar, as Big Country again sought solace in the music and the freedom to express their love and admiration for their departed friend Stuart Adamson (who’s usual space at the centre of the stage was left symbolically vacant).
With the promise of a new era dawning for the band and the realisation that Big Country had the platform to once again record and tour on a world wide scale, bassist Tony Butler retired after decideding his time in the band has come to an end. He was replaced by long standing friend of the Big Country family Derek Forbes (Simple Minds).
In total Big Country have gone onto release nine albums, with the most recent, ‘The Journey’ released earlier this year.
This will be the bands second appearance in the town, after selling out a gig in Central Station in 2010.
The gig has already sold 200 tickets, so make sure you don’t miss out on the Big Country’s return to Wrexham.
Tickets are £20 and are available to buy from Yales Cafe Bar or can be ordered online. For more information or to buy tickets online visit www.centralstationvenue.co.uk