5/20/2000: Mike Peters, Shepherds Bush Empire, London
With regular drummer Steve Grantly on duty in Spain with Stiff Little Fingers, Big Country's Mark Brzezicki stepped behind the kit. It was to be the second of Mark's three set's of the evening, being regular drummer for opening band Intervurt.
MPO can confirm rumours that Mike Peters & the New Electric Band will be touring in May as Special Guest to Big Country on the “Final Fling Tour” (Big Country’s Farewell tour before splitting up).
Mike and the boys are very much looking forward to returning to the UK in
May. Mike will be playing with a full electric line up and for those of you
who witnessed the shows in December, you will know that this tour promises
to be really special!Set List
Spirit Of 76
Blaze of Glory
Tonight took me back a few years. The opening bars of Declaration, and
I could have been back in the early/mid 80s. Short but superb set. Great interaction with
the crowd as usual. Far better than BC who seemed to be going thru
the motions – although they were better during their two encores.
Most of the BC set came from The Crossing surprisingly.
I took my sister who had not seen Mike since the Raw tour, she was blown away by a superb 35 minute set. Mike didn't mess around, he just jumped staight in.
I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the Alarm 2000 support. Mike Peters shows such energy and enthusiasm in his songs.
Great reaction to Mike’s performance tonight from a pretty full venue . A good number had obviously come to watch the set as much as for Big Country. To be honest I thought Mike’s voice was going a bit during Declaration/ Marching On , but no one seemed to mind. Maybe it was just me?! Audience and band warmed up quickly and usual good time had by all. Highlight ? Probably Spirit of 76.