In December 2001, Big Country frontman Stuart Adamson committed suicide, a tragedy that seemingly marked the end of the Scottish rock band's prolific career. The members of the group, best known for "In a Big Country" off 1983's "The Crossing," went back to their lives, taking up day jobs and studio work with the unspoken assumption that Big Country was finished. After a short reunion in 2007 to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the band, spurred by online fan comments, decided to re-form in 2010, primarily to tour. At the helm was Mike Peters, singer for the Alarm.

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