Blue Rodeo Announces Rescheduled Canadian Tour Dates – Hamilton
“As we all know, our country has been upside down for quite a while as we deal with this virus,” the group said. “Now we are really happy to announce our postponement dates. We are really looking forward to seeing you all and playing for you with this behind us.
The group is delighted to welcome an artist from Nova Scotia, Jenn Grant as support for tour dates beginning in Quebec City on March 13. Grant has been nominated for three JUNO Awards and is an award-winning songwriter, performer, painter and producer.
With their superb 16and studio album several miles, the group found that even nightmares like COVID-19 can have silver linings. After decades of uninterrupted performance, the time off the road granted them (forced, really) some much-needed downtime during which creativity flourished. Pandemic protocols also meant recording in new ways, with Blue Rodeo co-vocalists/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 energized and carried by a constellation of surprising textures and touches. From the scintillating and delicate “Symmetry of Starlight” – which soars over luminous steel pedals and angelic harmonies – to the nasal and seriously joyful singles “When You Were Wild” and “I Owe It to Myself”, Many a thousand is a snapshot of an unrivaled band at its peak. The album is also a fitting addition to Blue Rodeo’s canon of accomplishments, which includes the Order of Canada, induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Governor General’s Award for the performing arts and more than 30 JUNO awards. victories and nominations.