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From the Promoter
The Blue Rodeo tradition continues! Blue Rodeo announced today that they will play their annual Molson Canadian Amphitheatre show Friday, August 15th. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 9 @ 10AM via LiveNation.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
"When a band’s been around as long as Blue Rodeo it’s easy to take them for granted, and that’s a bad thing as an almost three hour show of fantastic music showed.
The band is playing to its strengths, and playing as well as it ever has."
The band’s latest work, In Our Nature, was produced by Blue Rodeo, primarily at Greg Keelor’s farm studio, Lost Cause. While at Keelor’s farm, the band had each musician set up and perform in separate rooms around the house giving the record a very warm and communal character. “Recording at Greg’s farm was key to the groove of this record,” says Jim Cuddy. “I was a little unsure at the beginning whether it was a good idea to encamp at Greg’s as we have a great studio downtown [The Woodshed]. But by the time we got comfortable at Greg’s, after a few days, it was obvious that being in his farmhouse and being surrounded by the great outdoors was having such a positive effect on the collective spirit. It was very unifying.”
“Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot,” says Greg Keelor. “Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. It's a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully.”
In the mid-80’s Blue Rodeo played the Toronto club scene relentlessly, building a dedicated following that would show up to every show. Close to three decades of constant touring and Blue Rodeo fans continue flocking to fill arenas all across the country. It is a testament to their creativity that the band can endure a lifetime of challenges to continue to make music that all Canadians can call their own.
With the addition of guitarist/singer Colin Cripps to the Blue Rodeo line-up, the band is now a seven piece; Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Bob Egan (guitar/pedal steel, mandolin), Mike Boguski (keyboards), Colin Cripps (guitar / vocals).