Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Is “Try” an Essential Canadian Song?
Find out the answer on July when the Toronto Star reveals its top 10 essential Canadian songs. Blue Rodeo’s 1987’s classic “Try” is one of several dozen song competing for this honour. Sadly, you can’t vote for “Try” but you can participate in the debate about which songs should make up the top 10 list.
Then read up on who Blue Rodeo is up against and find out more details on the Star’s hunt for the very best in Canadian arts and entertainment.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Port Elgin Presale on June 23
Yes, the rumours are true, Blue Rodeo will be playing Port Elgin, ON this July.
The show will be on Saturday, July 29 at the Queens Bar & Grill. BlueRodeo.com will be holding a presale for this show on Friday, June 23. The presale will start at 11am EDT over on the Tickets page.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Jacksoul Covers “Try”
What do the Smashing Pumpkins, Sam Cooke and Blue Rodeo all have in common besides creating amazing music? They all have songs that are being covered by Canada’s own Jacksoul on his new album mySOUL. Released on June 20, this album is packed with mainly cover songs, including a take on “Try.” With his unique voice, Jacksoul puts fresh spin on a song that is near and dear to many a Blue Rodeo fan. If you’re curious about what it sounds like, you can check it out here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Get Your VIP Tickets for Blue Rodeo’s Edmonton show
Starting on Thursday, June 22 at 9am MDT, BlueRodeo.com will start selling special VIP tickets to see the band’s July 28 show at Ed Fest. These tickets are ONLY available through BlueRodeo.com and will give the holder a seat in the VIP tent that includes private entrances, a cash bar and about 29 other Blue Rodeo fans. The ticket also includes access to all of the day’s Capital Ex events. For more details, please visit the Tickets page.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Blue Rodeo to Play Nanaimo
On July 16, come down to Nanaimo’s Beban Park for a night of great music with Blue Rodeo. The band will be in town to play a fundraiser for the Nanaimo Area Land Trust.
BlueRodeo.com will start selling tickets to this show on Friday, June 16. We will be selling general admission and assigned seating and all of our assigned seating tickets are guaranteed to be in the front row. So if you’ve ever wanted to be front row at a Blue Rodeo concert, here’s your chance!
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Attention All Mailing List Members
Have you signed up for the Blue Rodeo mailing list? Have you not received any newsletters over the past few weeks? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you need to re-sign up for the mailing list. We recently switched mailing list programs and as a result had to launch a reconfirmation campaign at the start of May. However, not all of our mailing list members have reconfirmed. If you did not receive the special reconfirmation newsletter, or forgot to click on the reconfirmation link located in that newsletter, please sign up again. Thanks very much for your cooperation!.
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Jim Appears as a Surprise Guest on CBC Radio
On Saturday, June 3, Jim appeared on CBC Radio One’s “Go” program as the special surprise musical guest.
He played “Try” with a string quartet led by Kevin Fox, and made up of these young ladies: Danni, Tiffany and Kayla.
Here’s a pic of Jim with Danni, Tiffany and Kayla.
Monday, June 5, 2006
Blue Rodeo on BBC Radio Scotland
Last Friday, Blue Rodeo appeared on the BBC Radio Scotland program “Brand New Country.” Show host Bryan Burnett interviewed the band and played some of his favourite Blue Rodeo songs. For the next few days, you can listen to the program on the BBC’s “Listen Again” player. Simply visit the BBC Radio Scotland homepage and then click on the “Listen Again” link located in the upper-right corner.
Friday, June 2, 2006
Jim Cuddy to Appear on the Broadcast of Canada’s Walk on Fame
The presenters for this year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame tribute gala have been announced and Blue Rodeo’s very own Jim Cuddy will be one of them! Jim will present singer-songwriter Jann Arden with her Walk of Fame award. The broadcast of this year’s walk will air on Sunday, June 4 at 7pm EDT on CTV. For more details, check the Walk’s official site.
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Blue Rodeo to Play Port Colborne’s Sunsplash Beach Festival
Another Blue Rodeo summer concert has been announced! The band will be playing Port Colborne’s Sunsplash Beach Festival on June 25. David Usher will open for the band and the venue will be Port Colborne’s own Nickle Beach. Also recently announced is a Bob Egan solo show. Bob will be playing London, ON on June 9. For more details on these and other concerts, please visit the Calendar.