Blue Rodeo Announces Cross-Canada Tour. October 23 2013
BLUE RODEO ANNOUNCES CROSS-CANADA TOUR
Band’s 13th album to be released Tuesday, October 29, 2013
TORONTO, ON - October 15, 2013 – After playing to over 70,000 fans across the country in celebration of their 25th anniversary early in 2013, Blue Rodeo are heading back out on the road. The In Our Nature Tour will see the band play shows from coast to coast beginning January 2nd at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre.
The band’s latest work, In Our Nature, is scheduled for release on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Fans can pre-order the album now through iTunes or the band’s website www.bluerodeo.com/store. Blue Rodeo have been previewing a number new songs live for their fans at the band’s shows earlier this year. Fans are also getting an early preview of the new album through a lyric video for the track “New Morning Sun”.
As a special offer for fans attending Blue Rodeo's 2014 In Our Nature tour, everyone who purchases tickets will have one CD copy of In Our Nature included for every pair of tickets ordered.
“Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot,” says Greg Keelor. “Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. It's a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully.”
In the mid-80’s Blue Rodeo played the Toronto club scene relentlessly, building a dedicated following that would show up to every show. Close to three decades of constant touring and Blue Rodeo fans continue flocking to fill arenas all across the country. With the upcoming release of In Our Nature, the band are announcing what is estimated to be their 50th tour of Canada. It is a testament to their creativity that the band can endure a lifetime of challenges to continue to make music that all Canadians can call their own.
With the addition of guitarist/singer Colin Cripps to the Blue Rodeo line-up, the band is now a seven piece; Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Bob Egan (guitar/pedal steel, mandolin), Mike Boguski (keyboards), Colin Cripps (guitar / vocals).
Opening for Blue Rodeo on the national tour will be Cameron House recording artists The Devin Cuddy Band. Led by vocalist and pianist Devin Cuddy, the band tips its collective hat to everything swinging from touches of country in the 50’s, New Orleans in the 20’s and Cab Calloway in the 40’s. Now Magazine writes: “This is a good-time sound, a few laughs, lots of rollicking playing, great music to groove to.”
Thurs January 2 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Sat January 4 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Mon January 6 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
Thurs January 9 Red Deer, AB ENMAX Centrium
Fri January 10 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat January 11 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sun January 12 Lethbridge, AB ENMAX Centre
Tues January 14 Dawson Creek, BC Encana Events Centre
Thurs January 16 Fort McMurray, AB MacDonald Island Park
Fri January 17 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat January 18 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Mon January 20 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
Tues January 21 Moosejaw, SK Mosaic Place
Thurs January 23 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Fri January 24 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Thurs January 30 Summerside, PEI Credit Union Place
Fri January 31 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
Sun February 2 Sydney, NS Centre 200
Thurs February 6 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
Fri February 7 St. John’s, NF Mile One Centre
Fri February 14 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Sat February 15 London, ON RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens
Wed February 19 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Thurs February 20 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Fri February 21 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
Sat February 22 Kingston, ON Rogers K-Rock Centre
Wed February 26 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
Thurs February 27 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
Fri February 28 Barrie, ON Barrie Molson Centre
Sat March 1 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
Sun March 2 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts