2010

Wednesday, October 6
2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Star Portraits: Featuring Jim Cuddy

Set your dials to Bravo! on Saturday, November 13 at 8 pm PST to catch Jim Cuddy on Star Portraits.

The premise of the show involves three competing portrait artists sketching a surprise celebrity guest. The portrait artists who will be drawing Jim on this episode are Gwendolyn Healy, Paul Wyse and Stev’nn Hall.

Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, October 5
2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE JUNO AWARDS

With the JUNO Awards heading back to Toronto in 2011, he International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be honouring Canadian music and its talent with the launch of Music from Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards. Featuring co-authors Karen Bliss, Nick Krewen and Jason Schneider, with special guests Jim Cuddy, Dan Hill, and Emm Gryner.

This event takes place October 23 at 9pm at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre (207 & 235 Queens Quay West), and will be moderated and hosted by the CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi. Tickets to most JUNO events are $18/$15 members and free for students and youth under the age of 24 (subject to availability). Some exceptions apply; please refer to individual event listings. The public may purchase tickets through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or online at www.readings.org

Friday, September 24
2010
Friday, September 24, 2010

Canadian Icons: Ian Tyson and Jim Cuddy

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame presents If You Could Read My Mind an intimate performance and conversation with Ian Tyson and Jim Cuddy. Taking place on October 21, 2010 at The George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, this event celebrates the impact of their songs on Canadian culture.

With opening performances by Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke and hosted by CBC Radio’s Laurie Brown, this is a must-see show for any Blue Rodeo devotee.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

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Wednesday, July 28
2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little CCMA Love!

The Things We Left BehindEarlier today the final nominations for the 2010 CCMA’s were announced and Blue Rodeo has been honoured with a nomination for Roots Artist of the Year. In addition, the band’s album, The Things We Left Behind, is being considered for Best Album Design and the band’s studio, The Woodshed, has been nominated for Recording Studio of the Year!

The CCMA Awards will be broadcast nationally on CBC and CMT at 8pm on September 12th from Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. Tickets for the awards show are $35, $70, and $95 and are available at all Ticketmaster locations.

Here is the full list of the CCMA nominations.

Tuesday, July 6
2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In Memoriam

Some sad news has come across the Blue Rodeo desk as news of two dear friends passing reached us. Legendary Red Wing/Blackhawk bruiser Bob Probert died July 5 near Windsor, ON. Probert was a member of the NHL Greats pitting him against Jim Cuddy and his Rockers in several Juno Cups. As well, Probert joined Blue Rodeo and several fellow NHL stars in Afghanistan in 2008 when the Stanley Cup toured the Kandahar Air Base. Bob Probert was 45.

And Miriam “Mimi” Braidberg of Mimi’s Restaurant succumbed to a heart attack on July 4. Mimi was the proprietor of Mimi’s Restaurant, situated just north of Queen and Bathurst in Toronto, ON. The restaurant was a regular for the hip music crowd of the 80s and 90s. She was a long time supporter of Blue Rodeo, and even named a chili after them on the menu. Read about Mimi, “Toronto’s Blintz Queen,” here on The Pulmyears Music Blog.

Bob Probert and Greg Keelor, Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, 2008

Bob Probert and Greg Keelor, Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, 2008

Friday, June 18
2010
Friday, June 18, 2010

Malkin Bowl, Nanaimo and the Polaris Prize

Monday morning, BlueRodeo.com will hold ticket presales for two just announced BC shows– Vancouver’s Malkin Bowl and Nanaimo’s Port Theatre.  Log into your BlueRodeo.com account first thing Monday morning, June 21, at 10 am PDT to purchase your tickets. West Coast fans, rejoice!

In other exciting news, Blue Rodeo has been long-listed for prestigious Canadian music award the Polaris Prize with their album The Things We Left Behind. Congrats to the band and to Blue Rodeo One Degree artists The Sadies and Justin Rutledge for their nomination. Short-listed nominees will be announced July 6.

Wednesday, June 9
2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee Music Festival

On the morning of Thursday June 10, at 11 am ADT, BlueRodeo.com will go on sale with general admission tickets to the August 1, Riverfront Jubiliee Music Festival in New Glasgow, NS.  Log into your BlueRodeo.com member’s account to purchase your tickets.

Tuesday, June 1
2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In The Summertime

Blue Rodeo are kicking off their 15 date US tour tonight, June 1, which will take them from Boston, MA, all the way over to Bellingham, WA, with a few detours along the way. Check out the updated Tour page for all dates, including a couple of in store appearances, and some Jim Cuddy Band festival dates.

Friday, May 7
2010
Friday, May 7, 2010

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON

The annual homecoming show at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre has been announced.  On August 26, Blue Rodeo will once again rock the shores of Lake Ontario.  Very special guest for this show is Austin, TX, troubadour Alejandro Escovedo.  The BlueRodeo.com Best Seats ticket presale is happening right now through our Store.  Tickets will go fast, so make sure to get your tickets now!

Wednesday, April 28
2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Elliot Lake, ON Parking Lot Party

On Saturday, July 3, Blue Rodeo is performing in downtown Elliot Lake, ON, and tickets are on sale right now. These general admission, all-ages tickets will get you into the special preferred VIP area so even though it’s a GA show, you will be in a prime spot in front of the stage.

Plan your trip for a super long weekend. Thursday, July 1, is a stat holiday for Canadians, and Monday, July 5, is Independence Day. Let’s all meet in downtown Elliot Lake!

Also, still on sale are tickets for the August 7 show in Alliston, ON.