2014

Thursday, March 27
2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Peterborough Show Announced; Tickets On Sale Now

Blue Rodeo has been announced as one of the artists taking part in Trent University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The band will perform at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, August 8 and tickets are on sale now!

Don’t miss your chance to get great seats for what’s sure to be a fabulous summer show!

Wednesday, March 26
2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blue Rodeo Wins 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award

It was announced earlier today that Blue Rodeo is among the winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Other winners include actors Tom Jackson and Brent Carver and dancers Anik Bissonnette and Louise Lecavalier.

For more information on the Governor General awards, please visit GGPAA.ca, and join us in saying congrats to the band!

Wednesday, March 5
2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In Our Nature Tour Merch – Now Available!

Blue Rodeo wrapped up their two month, cross-country In Our Nature tour this past weekend, but you can re-live the experience with the In Our Nature tour merch we’ve just added to the BlueRodeo.com Store. Choose from new t-shirts, sweatshirts, a hockey jersey and a beautiful screen-printed poster by Jud Haynes, it’s all available for order now!

Friday, February 14
2014
Friday, February 14, 2014

Blue Rodeo Named 2014 Record Store Day Ambassadors

Blue Rodeo has been chosen as the official ambassadors of the Canadian edition of Record Store Day 2014, the annual celebration of independent record stores, this year set for Saturday April 19. Head to RecordStoreDayCanada.com now to see video of Jim, Greg and Basil as they browse some vinyl and interview shoppers about the joys of record collecting.

Wednesday, February 5
2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Maestro’s Reach The Sky Named CBC Olympic Anthem

The CBC has announced that the Gold Medal Mix of Maestro’s “Reach For The Sky”, which prominently features an appearance by Classified and a classic Blue Rodeo sample, has been selected as an official anthem of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic games, so you’ll hear it regularly throughout the event. Keep your ears peeled!

Tuesday, February 4
2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Blue Rodeo Nominated For Group Of The Year JUNO!

Exciting news this morning: Blue Rodeo have been nominated for the JUNO Award for Group Of The Year!

This year’s awards will be handed out in a ceremony in Winnipeg on March 30, to be broadcast on CTV. For a look at the complete list of nominations, please visit JunoAwards.ca.

Tuesday, January 28
2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coming January 31: It’s In Our Nature To Fly

This Friday, January 31, at noon EST, BlueRodeo.com will host the LIVE world premiere of It’s In Our Nature To Fly, an eighteen minute short film directed by Chris Mills, featuring music from Blue Rodeo’s latest album, In Our Nature. Make sure you’re here (on the homepage) at noon on Friday for your first chance to see this beautiful and unique short film!

Friday, January 17
2014
Friday, January 17, 2014

Jim Cuddy Issues Statement in Support of Neil Young

Update:

It seems like some clarification of my position is needed here. It bothers me that the good people of Fort Mac feel insulted or blindsided by my comments. Please understand I am not against the oil sands. Like most people I rely on oil products in my life. I am against expansion that does not go hand in hand with environmental protection. I believe it is possible to have an oil industry and clean air and water. I believe the people of Fort Mac, whether they work in the industry or not, deserve to be protected from unnecessary pollutants resulting from the extraction of oil. It can be done. I have great respect for all the folks up there temporary or permanent and we had one of the most memorable shows of the tour there last week. We need to have this dialogue for the betterment of all.

Thank you.

Jim Cuddy
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I believe that Neil Young is brave and articulate and very well informed about the oil sands.

Right now, Canada is at a crossroads between economics and the environment and we need to make a very, very brave choice. How much revenue are we willing to sacrifice to ensure that we have clean water, clean air and good health for the people and the planet?

To clarify, I was asked about the town of Fort McMurray, not the oil sands. My comments regarding the exaggeration of the conditions there were about Fort McMurray. The oil sands are as visually grotesque as described. Fort McMurray, on the other hand, is a thriving town whose people are directly affected by the issue of the expansion of the oil sands.

This is not a trivial issue and it is not a time for the media to do anything but provide clarity. This is an issue that is vital to all of our best interests. It is essential that we have an open dialogue about it and we force our government to listen.

Thursday, January 16
2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Band Played On

Tuesday night’s show in Dawson Creek turned out to be anything but your typical Blue Rodeo performance, when the Encarta Events Centre was hit by a power outage just minutes into their set. That didn’t stop the band though: They quickly rallied an completed the show in an acoustic setting, turning what could have been a disappointment into a night to remember!

The Huffington Post has picked up the story; head to their site now for some pictures, video and thoughts from the fans in attendance!