Big Country 'Return to Steeltown'

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Big Country 'Return to Steeltown'

14+ only in the standing area, 1s - 14s must be accompanied by an adult in the seating area. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity Seat location
BALCONY SEATS £46.00 (£40.00)
KINGS ROW £62.50 (£55.00)

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'Return To Steeltown' 40th Anniversary Tour 1984-2024

+ special guests: THE ICICLE WORKS (Ian McNabb & Chris Layhe)

Steeltown’ was the second studio album byBig Countrywhich was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm with production fromSteve Lillywhite. Released in October, 1984 Bruce Watson remembers the time very well, amid the nationwide strife back in the UK, fully in the grip of the Miners Strike: “We started work on Steeltown back in June 1984 at Abba’s studio. My Dad was a miner, so what we did was knuckle down to hard work for six weeks”.

Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling ‘Steeltown’ went straight to the #1 slot in the UK album charts.

Big Countrywill be performing songs from the album as well as the classic hits and live favourites including:’Fields of Fire’, ‘In A Big Country’, ‘Chance’, ‘Wonderland’, ‘Look Away’ and many more.

Named after the 1960 short story "The Day The Icicle Works Closed" by science fiction authorFrederik Pohl,The Icicle Worksjoined Liverpool's early 1980s 'neo-psychedelia' wave and quickly became part of the cult-like renaissance movement that includedEcho And The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, andOMD.

Almost immediately,The Icicle Worksscored a string of highly rated hit albums and singles all over the world. They were one of the few bands of their genre who made an impact in the USA, having been invited to perform on TV shows such asAmerican Bandstand. There has been resurgence in their global popularity in recent years, with their 1984 hit "Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)", featuring in theNetflixsmash hit series "Stranger Things".

WhilstIan McNabbhas keptThe Icicle Worksvery much alive in recent years, this will be the first time in 25 years that he andChris Layhehave played together.