Exclusive Big Country gig starts the countdown to July’s Hard Rock Calling
Hard Rock Cafe has announced an up close and personal gig that sees Hard Rock Calling act – Big Country - play an intimate gig for fans before their 50,000 captive audience at the Hyde Park location in July. Called The Road to Hard Rock Calling the gig takes place just over a month before the festival and is the perfect warm up for Big Country and those attending the three day event in July.
This June Scottish band Big Country will be bringing a touch of nostalgic rock to the London Cafe, founded by Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki during 1982 the band went on to open for the Rolling Stones and were nominated for three Grammys. The band broke up in 2001, the same year Adamson died. In 2007 the remaining band members reformed to celebrate their 25th Anniversary before taking another hiatus.
Now back together with a line up including Mike Peters and Jamie Watson, Big Country’s The Road to Hard Rock Calling gig will see the bands first at Hard Rock Cafe.
2012 is also the first year Big Country have played London’s annual Hard Rock Calling festival, they will take to the stage on Sunday 15th July. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hyde Park in the heart of bustling London the festival has fully established itself as one of the UK's must see outdoor music events. This year Hard Rock Calling will take place on 13-15 July 2012 and feature headliners Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Paul Simon with supporting acts including Christina Perri, Iggy and the Stooges and Cold Chisel.
The stage at Hard Rock Calling attracts some of the biggest musicians and bands in the world, with previous headliners including The Who, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, The Police, the Killers, Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi.
Tickets to 'The Road to Hard Rock Calling’ gig will be available on a win only basis, look out for competitions in local press.