BLUE RODEO’S FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS – MANY A MILE
BAND ANNOUNCES 2022 CROSS-CANADA TOUR
Today, Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo release their 16th studio album and first in over five years, Many A Mile (LISTEN HERE). Ahead of the album release, the band premiered the music video for the first single last week, “When You Were Wild” (WATCH NOW).
To celebrate, Blue Rodeo will tour Canada coast to coast this winter, performing songs from Many A Mile as well as beloved fan favourites. The band’s 22-date 2022 Canadian tour is on sale today and a full list of tour dates can be found below.
With Many A Mile, legendary alt-country/rockers Blue Rodeo discovered that even nightmares like COVID-19 can have silver linings. After decades of non-stop performing, time off the road granted them (enforced, really) much-needed downtime during which creativity bloomed. Pandemic protocols also meant recording in novel ways, with Blue Rodeo co-singer/songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor working separately, while sharing band members – bassist Bazil Donovan, drummer Glenn Milchem, keyboardist Michael Boguski, guitarist Colin Cripps and multi-instrumentalist Jim Bowskill – on a rotating but relaxed basis.
The resulting 12 songs are remarkably coherent, energized, and buoyed by a constellation of surprising textures and touches. From the twinkly, delicate “Symmetry of Starlight” — which soars on luminous pedal steel and angelic harmonies — to the twangy, seriously rollicking singles “When You Were Wild” and “I Owe It to Myself,” Many A Mile is a snapshot of a peerless group at their peak. The album is also a fitting addition to Blue Rodeo’s canon of achievements which include the Order of Canada, induction in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and more than 30 JUNO Award wins and nominations.
December 10 Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
December 11 Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
December 27 Peterborough Memorial Centre – Peterborough, ON
December 29 Sadlon Arena – Barrie, ON
December 31 Scotiabank Convention Centre – Niagara, ON
January 22 Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
January 28 Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
January 29 Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
February 4 FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON
February 5 FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON
February 9 Palais Montcalm – Quebec City, QC
February 10 Place Des Arts – Montreal, QC
February 11 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
February 16 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
February 18 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
February 19 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
February 20 TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
February 22 Northern Alberta – Jubilee Edmonton, AB
February 23 Northern Alberta – Jubilee Edmonton, AB
February 24 Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, SK
February 26 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
February 27 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
February 28 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
March 22 Savoy Theatre – Sydney, NS
March 24 TD Station – Saint John, NB
March 25 Credit Union Place – Summerside, PE
March 26 Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS