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Mike Peters joins Big Country

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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:48 UK time, Monday, 13 September 2010

Nine years after the death of Big Country singer Stuart Adamson, The Alarm's frontman Mike Peters has been asked to take the mic for the Scottish band.

Adamson, Big Country's original singer, hanged himself in a Honolulu hotel room in 2001.

Big Country, l-r: Mark Brzezicki, Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson

Speaking to the North Wales Daily Post, Peters said: "When Bruce [Watson, guitarist] 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."

"To play again as Big Country was something that was only going to happen if we could find someone who could complement the band and sing the songs in the way they need to be sung - with heart and soul," said bassist Tony Butler.

"Mike Peters from The Alarm has stepped in. It's about time that the songs got another airing, and we think Stuart would be pleased too."

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