Published Oct 15, 2013Last year, Blue Rodeo looked back on their career with a massive box set and a 25th anniversary tour. Now, they're moving forward again, since they just announced a sprawling Canadian tour in support of the new album.
The new album is called In Our Nature and it's due out on October 29 through Warner. By the sound of things, the new songs are tailor-made for touring, since vocalist Greg Keelor said in a statement, "Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot. 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."
The tour is a lengthy one. The band will begin on the West Coast, playing Vancouver on January 2 and Victoria on January 4. From there, they will travel across the Prairies and all the way to Atlantic Canada before backtracking and wrapping up in Ontario and Quebec in early March.
See the schedule below. The band estimate that this is their 50th Canadian tour. This time around, they will be touring as a seven-piece with the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps. The shows will be opened by the Devin Cuddy Band, who are fronted by Blue Rodeo member Jim Cuddy's son.
Fans who buy tickets will get a CD copy of In Our Nature as a bonus. Scroll past the tour itinerary to see a lyric video for the album cut "New Morning Sun."
01/02 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
01/04 Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
01/06 Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
01/09 Red Deer, AB - ENMAX Centrium
01/10 Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
01/11 Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
01/12 Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre
01/14 Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
01/16 Fort McMurray, AB - MacDonald Island Park
01/17 Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
01/18 Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
01/20 Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
01/21 Moosejaw, SK - Mosaic Place
01/23 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
01/24 Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
01/30 Summerside, PE - Credit Union Place
01/31 Halifax, NS - Halifax Metro Centre
02/02 Sydney, NS - Centre 200
02/06 Moncton, NB - Casino New Brunswick
02/07 St. John's, NF - Mile One Centre
02/14 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
02/15 London, ON - RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens
02/19 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
02/20 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
02/21 Oshawa, ON - General Motors Centre
02/22 Kingston, ON - Rogers K-Rock Centre
02/26 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
02/27 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
02/28 Barrie, ON - Barrie Molson Centre
03/01 Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square
03/02 Montreal, QC - Place Des Arts
In Our Nature:
1. New Morning Sun
3. Over Me
4. Never Too Late
5. When the Truth Comes Out
7. Tell Me Again
9. Made Up Your Mind
10. In Our Nature
11. In the Darkness
12. You Should Know
13. Tara's Blues
14. Out of the Blue
Pick up a vinyl copy of Blue Rodeo's classic album Five Days in July via MusicVaultz.