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Friday, June 28th: Big Country with Mike Peters at Wiens Family Cellars
Friday, June 28th at 6:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 06/28/13 at 5:00pm PST
Wiens Family Cellars
35055 Via Del Ponte
Temecula, CA 92592
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Big Country

Richard Blade

Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland.

Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of 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.

The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

Largely sidelined by the 2001 suicide of frontman Stuart Adamson, Big Country drafted Mike Peters of The Alarm to take over as lead singer. Original members Tony Butler (bass, vocals), Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals) and Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals) will be joined by Peters and additional guitarist Jamie Watson.

Peters says:
“I first met Stuart on stage at a U2 concert in Hammersmith Palais back in 1983. Bono introduced us to his audience as being ‘part of the the new breed’ and Stuart was literally passed up onto the stage by the fans and I shook his hand as I handed him a guitar — an unforgettable entrance. The last time I saw him was also on stage with Big Country at Glasgow Barrowlands for the last night of the Final Fling tour in 2000, when we sang Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ together. When Bruce Watson called and asked me to sing for Big Country, it was something I didn’t need to think twice about. I’m looking forward to meeting all the fans again and playing a part in keeping the spirit of Stuart Adamson alive and celebrating the music of a band I have loved from near and afar for the whole of my adult life.”

Hosting the show is Richard Blade, legendary DJ and Sirius/XM host on 1st Wave.

Helping To Support 

California Family Life Center: California Family Life Center's mission is to provide safety, comfort and healing to children suffering abuse and abandonment; to teach love and trust; to instill self-esteem, values and hope for the future - and in so doing, assist children trapped in hopelessness and despair become compassionate and contributing members of the community. 

Our Nicholas Foundation: The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase awareness of Autism and to provide financial support for education, therapies, families and research organizations that enrich the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Our hope is that this foundation will provide children with Autism the the tools they need to thrive.

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6:00pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

General Admission: $45.00

All Ages

Wiens Family Cellars<br> 35055 Via Del Ponte<br> Temecula, 92592


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