Jim will be headlining a very special event in Mulmur, ON, this summer. On August 16, Jim will be joined by friends like Bazil Donovan, Anne Lindsay, Devon Cuddy and Colin Cripps, as well as special guest, Jesse Cook, for the All-Star Jamboree at Lyric Pond.
The concert is in support of challenging inappropriate land use in Mulmur and Melancthon, a cause close to Jim's heart, as evidenced by his participation in last year's Soupstock to stop the Megaquarry.
Tickets for the Jamboree can be reserved by e-mail and include a buffet dinner.
Check out this adorable video of a young Blue Rodeo fan performing "Bad Timing". Jack performed the classic tune at his school's talent show in Nova Scotia last month, accompanied by his music teacher on guitar. What do you think of his rendition?
UPDATE (MAY 17/13) - The BlueRodeo.com ticket presale for June 21 is on now. Visit the Store to order.
Blue Rodeo are very sorry to announce that the fundraising concert for Stratford Cash for Splash Campaign to be held this Sunday, May 19 at the R.J. Burnside Agriplex has been postponed due to promoter issues.
The concert will now take place on Friday, June 21 at the Stratford Blues and Ribfest. The show will be held inside historic William Allman Arena and all current tickets will be honoured at the new date while the $30 dinner ticket will be refunded at place of purchase.
New Tickets can be purchased soon from the BlueRodeo.com Store, Ticketwindow.ca and StratfordBluesAndRibFest.ca
Jim Cuddy says,
"Stratford has always been a special place for Blue Rodeo to perform and we are very sorry for the disruptions caused by our show being postponed. The event was designed to be a community fundraiser and it has been amazing to watch the community pull together to make it happen despite these setbacks.
We are excited to be working with Stratford Blues & Ribfest, The Kinsmen Club of Stratford and The City of Stratford on this new date. We are looking forward to celebrating the summer solstice in Stratford and seeing you all soon."
Buckle up Calgary, because Blue Rodeo's coming your way for the 2013 Stampede! On July 8, they'll take the stage at the Cowboys Stampede Tent. Head on over to the BlueRodeo.com Store now to get your hands on presale tickets to this show.
At this past weekend's Juno Cup, music melded with hockey as the Juno Rockers battled the NHL Greats. As in past years, Jim took part in the annual game and CBC Music was there to capture some special moments.
Check out these videos of the teams singing our beloved national anthem, "O Canada", and a fun locker room jam of fellow Canuck Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway".
We are pleased to announce a new date and location for Blue Rodeo's rescheduled Stratford Cash for Splash Campaign fundraising concert! The show will now take place on Sunday, May 19, at the R.J. Burnside Agriplex in Stratford, ON.
Tickets for this concert are on sale now at the following locations: Music in Sebringville and Filsinger Music and Needles Home Appliance in Stratford. Online ticket sales begin tomorrow morning at 10 am EDT in the BlueRodeo.com Store. They are also available at TicketWindow.ca. Tickets purchased for the postponed date will be honoured as well. Please note this show is 19+.
Also still available are a handful of dinner/concert tickets, which include a BBQ chicken and rib dinner with all the fixin's, catered by Pineridge BBQ, and early entry into the venue. The dinner/concert tickets are only available online through TicketWindow.ca.
Blue Rodeo return to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 17, with special guest, Bahamas!
The BlueRodeo.com presale is on now, while the public sale starts next Friday at Ticketmaster!
Everyone who orders tickets in the BlueRodeo.com presale for the August 17 show at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre will be entered into a contest to win one of three pairs of passes for a meet & greet with the guys on the night of the show!
Winners will be drawn at random and contacted closer to the show date. Good luck!
We've got some great news for Ontario fans: Three new Blue Rodeo shows have been added to the band's tour schedule! They'll be performing two shows in Bala, on May 17 and 18, then returning to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto for their annual show on August 17, with special guest Bahamas.
On Friday, April 12, join us in the BlueRodeo.com Store for ticket presales for all three shows. It's your chance for some of the best seats in the house!
Members just need to log into their account to take part in these presales. Not yet a member? Sign up now!
Blue Rodeo will be hitting the stage at the Sunderland Memorial Arena on May 24 in lovely Sunderland, ON. Tickets for this general admission show are on sale right now in the BlueRodeo.com Store so sign in, get your tickets and then kick your summer off on the right note.
Don't have a BlueRodeo.com account yet? Then create your free account now! It's quick, it's easy and your account gives you full access to the BlueRodeo.com Store including all of our many ticket sales.
The latest installment of JunoTV's Take Two series features Jim talking about Blue Rodeo's experience backing The Band for their induction to the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1989.
Head to JunoAwards.ca now to see Jim talk about this "very special Juno moment".
Due to issues arising with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Blue Rodeo’s March 28 show at Stratford’s Rotary Complex has been postponed.
“We are very unhappy about disrupting our show in Stratford, a community where we have always respected our audiences,” says Jim Cuddy. “Unfortunately, because of the liquor commission, it is unavoidable in this case. We will work toward finding a new date and look forward to playing in Stratford and seeing you all soon.”
Ticket holders, please hold onto your previously issued ticket(s) as they will be valid at the rescheduled show. If you are unable to attend the new date, you will be eligible for a refund. Information on this process will be announced once the new date has been confirmed.
Great news! Blue Rodeo will return to Stratford, ON, on March 28. This time around, they'll headline the Thirsty Thursday Annual Community Benefit Concert at the Rotary Recreation Complex. This year's beneficiary organization is Stratford Cash For Splash.
Tickets are on sale now at TicketWindow.ca
Did you miss out on picking up some merch during the 25 Years tour? Well, today's your lucky day! We've just added four styles of t-shirts, a ball cap and a hoodie to the BlueRodeo.com Store. Check out all the 25 Years merch available now!
Jim's son Devin Cuddy announced yesterday that he'll be hitting the road with more Canadian dates, including a bunch in the west. You can help send Devin and guest Whitney Rose off in style with a tour launch show at the Cameron House on March 2. Check out Devin's Tour page for a full list of upcoming dates.
The tour update was accompanied by the fantastic news that Devin's record, Volume One, will now be distributed nation-wide by Warner Music Canada. And be sure to catch Devin on The National this Thursday, talking about his label Cameron House Records.
Amazing news out of Blue Rodeo's home town of Toronto today. The Toronto Star reports that the band, who have a deep history in the east-end neighbourhood of Riverdale, will be honoured with their very own street! The new Blue Rodeo Drive will run along the eastern side of the new Bridgepoint Hospital, at Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue.
Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) told Blue Rodeo is "a band that connects a lot of people through their great music, and the street will connect a lot of people as they go through the newly revitalized site. Sometimes we don't pay enough homage to our musicians, and it's great to thank them for their tremendous music."
Construction on the street is still at least a year away, but once it's done, Blue Rodeo Drive is sure to be a Toronto destination point for Blue Rodeo fans the world over.
Tonight's the night: The first two shows on Blue Rodeo's 2013 tour are tonight (January 3) at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. Following tonight's performances, the guys will travel from one of Canada to the other, playing 26 more dates in nine provinces.
There are still tickets left for many of these shows, so head to the Tour page now to see if the band is coming to your town!
NOW Magazine has placed Blue Rodeo's debut, Outskirts, at #2 on their list of the 50 Best Toronto Albums Ever, published today. Discussing the classic 1987 album, NOW says it "remains a stunning debut and the launch pad for an unprecedented Canadian career that's still vibrant and vital."
Pick up you copy at newsstands today, or check the list out at NowToronto.com.