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Big Country Celebrates 40 Years of 'The Crossing' at The Studio

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

Get ready to rock as the esteemed Scottish rock band, Big Country, takes the stage at The Studio, Hartlepool on November 26th, 2023, in what promises to be an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia.

40 Years of 'The Crossing' – A Night to Remember

This exclusive northeast intimate event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the band’s iconic 1983 debut LP, 'The Crossing.' The album that catapulted the band to global stardom with classic singles such as 'Fields Of Fire,' 'Chance,' and the unforgettable 'In A Big Country' is set to be celebrated in style. These tracks went on to become worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and earning 'The Crossing' three prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

A Journey Back in Time

Formed in 1981 by guitar-playing founder members, Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both proud natives of Dunfermline, Scotland, Big Country was driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony, and lyrical storytelling. The classic Big Country sound was further enriched later that summer with the addition of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler.

Experience the Magic of Big Country Live

This is a chance to experience the timeless magic of Big Country up close and personal in their only North East date this year as we pay tribute to 40 years of 'The Crossing'. This is an event that rock music enthusiasts and fans of timeless classics won't want to miss. Get ready for a night of unforgettable music, incredible energy, and lasting memories.

Karen Martin, Trustee at The Studio said, “We are thrilled to have Big Country come to an intimate venue such as ours, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, especially as we are currently celebrating our 25th year as a charity music venue and recording studios.”
“No matter where you are, you’ll feel very much apart of the celebration and have a clear view of the band. It’s going to be a night time remember!”

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are limited and sure to sell out quickly. Secure your spot to witness Big Country's legendary performance by purchasing your tickets online when they go on sale Monday 11th September at 7pm at

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