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August 19, 2016

Bob Egan here, writing an open letter to Canada on the cusp of my final show with Blue Rodeo.

These last 17 years have literally been a dream come true for me. From an awkward teen playing the Legion Halls of Central Illinois to a grown man playing on the stages of the world, this journey has exceeded my wildest dreams.

Seventeen years ago on my first day in Canada, as I walked down Queen Street in Toronto, I experienced a feeling I had never felt in my life. I felt like I belonged. I felt surrounded by people I could relate to. I felt at peace. And after 40 years of searching, I finally felt at home.

That day changed my life but it was only the beginning. Over the years, from coast to coast, you Canadians welcomed me into your towns and cities, your homes and your arms. You shared your stories, your celebrations and sorrows, but most of all you shared your love. This, my fellow Canadians, is the greatest reward of my life.

To serve in Blue Rodeo is to experience a level and intensity of camaraderie that is unimaginable. For almost two decades I’ve had the honour of sharing the stages, the dressing rooms, the studios and buses all over this world. In this strange bubble of an existence I experienced the truest and deepest friendships. The support and the love of my bandmates has led to the greatest joys of my life – music, my sobriety, my wife and my new son Leo. For this, I am eternally grateful.

Family has always been the the most valued cornerstone of my life and the embrace of the extended Blue Rodeo family has been a wellspring of unconditional true love.

The bonds we share amongst our children, our siblings, our parents, our spouses and our loved ones run deep in the Rodeo family and I’ll treasure them all my days.

From Blue Rodeo I learned some of life’s most precious lessons – work to bring joy into people’s lives, take a stand for greater good, try to make this world a better place and above all, share the love.

It is with these lessons I embark on the next journey of my life. My membership in Blue Rodeo has opened the doors for me to be of service to my adopted hometown of Kitchener, ON., and I am proud, honoured and humbled by this opportunity.

To you, the supporters and fans, I will be forever indebted for it is you who have truly made me feel at home.

To my bandmates, though our paths may part, the ties that bind us never will.
You will always be my family.

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Blue Rodeo Stand Together With Refugees

July 15, 2016

Blue Rodeo has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to record Stand Together with Refugees. In addition to a making a cash donation to support the Syrian refugee crisis late last year, Blue Rodeo continues to show its support for refugees worldwide through its partnership with UNHCR. The UN Refugee Agency is responsible for all refugees until they find a permanent place to call home – no matter where they are – and has recently launched the “Nobody Left Outside” campaign to raise funds to provide shelter solutions for 2 million refugees in the next three years and tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since the Second World War.

For more information on the campaign and how you can help, visit

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Blue Rodeo at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre!

April 18, 2016

BR_Amphitheatre2016-smAs summer approaches the air gets warmer, the days get longer and the excitement builds for Blue Rodeo’s annual show at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre!

We’re excited to announce that the band will return to Toronto on August 20 and they’ll be joined by special guest Terra Lightfoot.

Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 19 at 10 am EDT! To get your tickets, and to see all of the band’s upcoming shows, please visit the Tour page.

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Announcing the Blue Rodeo Tour Archive!

February 12, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of the new, interactive Blue Rodeo Tour Archive. Visit the site now to browse through 30 years of Blue Rodeo shows and share your personal stories, photos and videos from the shows you attended! Be sure to keep an eye on the site – the guys will be adding their own memories of specific shows to the Archive soon!

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Live At Massey Hall – Available Now!

October 16, 2015

BR_MH_CoverSmallToday’s the day – Live At Massey Hall is available now! This 14-track collection was recorded live at the legendary Massey Hall on Blue Rodeo’s 2014 In Our Nature tour and features selections from that album as well as classics like “Rose Coloured Glasses”, “Bad Timing”, “Lost Together” and more.

Check out the album trailer below and then be sure to buy, download or stream the album from your preferred retailer!

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Blue Rodeo Announces 2016 Tour, Presales Start Thursday

October 6, 2015

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for — Blue Rodeo has announced a 24 date cross-Canada tour, kicking off January 12 in Thunder Bay!

UPDATE: These presales have now ended. Please visit the Tour page for up-to-date ticket links.

The presales for these shows will begin this Thursday morning. See the Tour page for a look at the complete list of dates and presale start times, and remember that you must have a account to participate in our exclusive presales. Don’t have an account? Create one now!

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Special Download Offer

October 6, 2015

Special offer! A digital download is included with EVERY ticket purchased for the upcoming tour. Fans will be able to choose their download(s) from the band’s entire catalogue, including the band’s forthcoming album, Live At Massey Hall.

Redemption codes and instructions will follow within a few days of ticket purchase — presale customers can expect to hear from us early next week.

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Stealin’ All My Dreams: A Modern Day Protest Song

September 28, 2015

“I didn’t want to talk about it, so I wrote a song about it.” Greg Keelor

Compelled to add their voice to the chorus of voices protesting Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative government, Blue Rodeo has written the modern day protest song “Stealin’ All My Dreams”.

Recorded and filmed on September 9, 2015, the song and video chronicle the failings of the current government and asks the question, “Have you forgotten that you work for me?”

The song and video are available for free download at The facts included in the video are also accompanied by articles encouraging the reader to delve further.

Please vote on October 19!

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Coming This Fall: Classic Albums On Vinyl

September 18, 2015

Live At Massey Hall isn’t the only new release coming from Blue Rodeo this fall! Over the next three months, three of the band’s classic albums will be released on vinyl — two of them for the very first time!

Pre-orders have just begun for 180-gram reissue of Casino (coming October 300); and heavyweight double LP editions of Lost Together (coming November 13) and Five Days In July (coming November 27), the first time either album has ever been issued on vinyl.

But wait, there’s more! There will be 200 special packages available exclusively from All four new vinyl releases (Live At Massey Hall and the three classic album reissues), housed in a beautiful vinyl carrying case from Electrohome! 10 of those packages will be randomly signed by the members of Blue Rodeo AND all orders will ship to arrive on October 16, an early release for the classic albums, only available to fans who order this package.

Pre-order now at

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