Blue Rodeo will be making a stop in Cranbrook early in 2016.
The iconic Canadian band announced the dates of their upcoming tour on Wednesday morning, and their intention to play Western Financial Place in Cranbrook Saturday, January 23, 2016. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m., coinciding with the release of the band’s Live At Massey Hall album.
Cranbrook will be the first stop on the B.C. leg of the tour.
Blue Rodeo is one of the most successful and well-known contemporary Canadian bands, having released 12 full-length studio albums, three live recordings, one greatest hits package and five video/DVDs.Their studio albums have sold over three million copies.
The band consists of original members Jim Cuddy (guitar/vocals), Greg Keelor (guitar/vocals), and Bazil Donovan (bass), plus newer additions of Glenn Milchem (drums), multi-instrumentalist Bob Egan (formerly of Wilco), keyboardist Michael Boguski, and guitarist Colin Cripps. Drummers Cleave Anderson and Mark French, keyboardists Bob Wiseman, James Gray and Bob Packwood, and multi-instrumentalist Kim Deschamps are former band members.
Blue Rodeo members have collaborated extensively with other notable Canadian artists, including Sarah McLachlan, The Tragically Hip, Burton Cummings, Great Big Sea, Jann Arden, The Sadies, Skydiggers, Crash Vegas, Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer, Jill Barber, and Kathleen Edwards. They have won many Canadian music awards, including seven Juno Awards and seven SOCAN awards.
The tour kicks off on January 12 and sees the band crisscrossing the country before wrapping in St. John’s, NL on February 27. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 16 at 10am,
With every ticket purchase, fans are invited to choose a digital download of any studio album in the Blue Rodeo catalogue including their upcoming release Live at Massey Hall.
In addition to the release of Live At Massey Hall, Blue Rodeo will also make available vinyl releases of the classic albums Casino (October 30), Lost Together (November 13) and Five Days In July (November 27). Individual vinyl titles are available to pre-order now from the band’s Official Online Store, BlueRodeo.com.
BLUE RODEO 2016 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
12 – Thunder Bay, Community Auditorium
14 – Regina, Conexus
15 – Winnipeg, MTS Centre
16 – Saskatoon, TCU Place
18 – Calgary, Southern Jubilee Auditorium
19 – Calgary, Southern Jubilee Auditorium
20 – Edmonton, Northern Jubilee Auditorium
21 – Edmonton, Northern Jubilee Auditorium
23 – Cranbrook, Western Financial Place
25 – Kelowna, Prospera Place
26 – Vancouver, Orpheum
27 – Vancouver, Orpheum
28 – Victoria, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
*with Special Guest Terra Lightfoot
11 – Montreal, Place des Arts
12 – Hamilton, Hamilton Place
13 – Hamilton, Hamilton Place
14 – Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre
18 – Toronto, Massey Hall
19 – Toronto, Massey Hall
20 – Oshawa, General Motors Centre
21 – London, Budweiser Gardens
24 – Halifax, Scotiabank
25 – Moncton, Casino New Brunswick
27 – St. John’s, Mile One
*with Special Guest The Strumbellas