This winter, Blue Rodeo return to the road, in support of Many A Mile. Taking the album plus all their hits from coast to coast, don’t miss one of their 22 stops across Canada in 2022 featuring a performance in Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, Feb. 11.
With their superb 16th studio album Many A Mile (out Dec. 3), 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.
BLUE RODEO – MANY A MILE TOUR ONTARIO DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Jan. 22 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
Jan. 28 – Toronto, Massey Hall
Jan. 29 – Toronto, Massey Hall
Feb. 4 – Hamilton, Ont., First Ontario Concert Hall
Feb. 5 – Hamilton, Ont., First Ontario Concert Hall
Feb. 11 – Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre
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