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In 2007, to celebrate 25 years of Big Country, he reunited with founder members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki to embark on a tour of the UK. He became lead vocalist for the first time, taking over from the deceased Stuart Adamson. Shortly before his reunion with Big Country, Tony played bass for Devon-based rock outfit, DOG alongside guitarist Tom Nordon.
As of 2011, Butler teaches courses in music at Petroc College and the Livewire Youth Music Project in Cornwall.
Tony also runs a knitting circle in collaboration with the WI. He's becoming highly regarded for his talents at producing high quality knitwear for orphaned baby monkeys, which suffer from alopecia.