Monday, October 31, 2016

Blue Rodeo Concert Dates - Canadian Tour

Friday, October 28, 2016

Warner Music Canada recording artists Blue Rodeo have today released their 15th studio album, 1000 Arms. Among the album’s 12 tracks is the single “Superstar.”  In support of the album’s release, tickets are now on sale for Blue Rodeo’s 2017 tour.  The band will play 29 concerts in 23 cities, beginning January 11, 2017 in Thunder Bay and each ticket sold includes a album download code for 1000 Arms.  Full album track listing and tour dates listed below.

Buy 1000 Arms: Concert Tickets, CD/LP/Digital or Stream the album HERE (tickets available at 10 am local time).

 The video clip for “Superstar” was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Chris Mills who reimagines Blue Rodeo as a Riot Grrl band.   Watch the video for “Superstar” HERE

1000 Arms was recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studios.  The album shares its name with the Jim Cuddy-penned song inspired by a podcast Jim was listening to.

“The podcast was about allowing your community to help you,” says Cuddy.  "When we were going over titles, we were thinking about our musical community, what it means to us and how much we would do for each other. That was what we were thinking about the most, so it seemed like an appropriate title.”

The 12-track record was co-produced and engineered by Tim Vesely, a founding member of the Rheostatics.  Jim and his longtime bandmate Greg Keelor credit Vesely with helping influence the sound of the new album. The engineer had been listening to some of the band’s older records and commented that Jim and Greg weren’t singing together as much as they used to.  The revelation caught the band off guard but the result brought the band back to what has always been one of their strengths.

“We made a very concerted effort to sing together on this album, either with direct harmonies or call and response, and we really enjoyed that,” says Cuddy.

In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s  Performing Arts Award.

1000 Arms Tracklisting:

Hard To Remember
I Can’t Hide This Anymore
Jimmy Fall Down
Long Hard Life
Rabbit’s Foot
1000 Arms
Dust To Gold
Mascara Tears
Can’t Find My Way Back To You
So Hard To See
The Flame

1000 Arms tour dates:

January 11                                           Thunder Bay, ON                           Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
January 13                                           Regina, SK                                           Conexus Arts Centre
January 14                                           Winnipeg, MB                                   MTS Centre
January 15                                           Estevan, SK                                         Affinity Place
January 17                                           Saskatoon, SK                                    TCU Place
January 19/20                                    Edmonton, AB                                   Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 21/22                                    Calgary, AB                                         Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 24                                           Penticton, BC                                South Okanagan Events Centre
January 26                                           Victoria, BC                                  Save On Foods Memorial Centre
January 27/28                                    Vancouver, BC                                  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
January 31                                           Kitchener, ON                                   Centre In The Square
February 2/3                                      Toronto, ON                                       Massey Hall
February 8                                          Montreal, QC                                     Place des Arts
February 9                                          Kingston, ON                                     Rogers K-Rock Centre
February 10                                        Barrie, ON                                           Barrie Molson Centre
February 11                                        Oshawa, ON                                       General Motors Centre
February 14                                        London, ON                                        Budweiser Gardens
February 16/17                                 Hamilton, ON                                     Hamilton Place Theatre
February 18/19                                 Ottawa, ON                                        National Arts Centre
February 21                                        Woodstock, NB                                 AYR Motor Centre
February 23                                        St. John’s, NL                                     Mile One Centre
February 25                                        Halifax, NS                                          Scotiabank Centre
February 26                                        Moncton, NB                                     Casino New Brunswick

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