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Blue Rodeo 1000 Arms Tour

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With Special Guest Ron Hawkins




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January 11, 2017
Friday, October 21, 2016
at 11:30am

Loge Seats On-Sale: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:30am

Blue Rodeo will release their 14th studio album, 1000 Arms on Friday, October 28, and will head back out on the road in 2017 performing news songs for fans with 30 concerts scheduled in 23 cities, beginning January 11, 2017 in Thunder Bay.  Full album track listing and tour dates listed below.

Prior to making the announcements, the band premiered the video for the album’s first single, Jim Cuddy’s mocking take on celebrity, “Superstar.”  The video clip was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Chris Mills who reimagines Blue Rodeo as a Riot Grrl band. 

 Fans pre-ordering 1000 Arms will automatically receive four album tracks including the first single “Superstar.”  CD and heavy-weight vinyl can be ordered beginning today from  Buy digital copies of 1000 Arms or stream “Superstar” and three more songs HERE.

Tickets for the 1000 Arms Tour go on sale Friday, October 21.  Every ticket will include a digital copy of 1000 Arms.

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 has 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


Special offer! A digital download of Blue Rodeo’s new album, 1000 Arms, is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.

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