Big Country's 2013 tour includes three stops in Florida
Scottish alternative '80s rockers Big Country are touring North America this summer, and their tour concludes with three stops in Florida, including an Aug. 30 date at St. Petersburg's State Theatre.
Big Country shot to fame in 1983 with their album The Crossing, which featured the hits In a Big Country, Harvest Home and Fields of Fire. Though their fame faded in the early '90s, the band was dealt a huge blow with the suicide death in 2001 of lead singer Stuart Adamson, who had been fighting an addition to alcohol.
In 2010, the surviving original members recruited Mike Peters of The Alarm to join them as lead vocalist. A new album, The Journey, was released earlier this year with a live album due out later this month. Peters will handle the lead singing duties for the 2013 tour.
BIG COUNTRY 2013 TOUR DATES:
12/07/2013 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
13/07/2013 Belmont – Austin, TX
14/07/2013 Trees – Dallas, TX
17/07/2013 Exit In – Nashville TN
20/07/2013 Hard Rock – Four Winds, New Buffalo MI
21/07/2013 Thompson House – Newport KY
24/07/2013 Johnny D’s – Somerville MA
25/07/2013 Infiniti Music Hall – Norfolk, CT
27/07/2013 Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry
30/07/2013 tbc – Montreal QB
01/08/2013 Starlight Social Club – Waterloo ONT
04/08/2013 Lee’s Place – Toronto ONT
09/08/2013 The Chop Shop – Charlotte NC
14/08/2013 Space – Evanston IL
17/08/2013 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh PA
20/08/2013 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
28/08/2013 Captain Hirams – Sebastian FL
30/08/2013 State Theatre – Tampa
31/08/2013 Brewsters – Jacksonville FL