In the midst of a 3-month Canadian Tour promoting their new album, The Things We Left Behind, Blue Rodeo has announced its participation in performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics this February. The band will be performing in Surrey, Whistler and Vancouver for the Olympic Celebrations. Check out the Tour page for a complete listing of dates on upcoming events.
BlueRodeo.com will be selling Best Seats tickets for a just announced second Hamilton, ON show. This Wednesday morning, December 9, at 11 am EST, log into your BlueRodeo.com members account for your opportunity to purchase tickets to this March 13, 2010 show.
And in other news, the roof top show that Blue Rodeo did back on November 10, which CMT filmed, will air this Sunday, December 13. Tune into CMT at 8 pm EST/ 9 PST to catch the show!
It has been a very busy month of November for Blue Rodeo with no signs of stopping. Tonight, November 24, the guys are in Victoria, BC followed by two nights this Thursday and Friday in Vancouver, BC. Jim and Greg will find time to be guests on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos this Wednesday, November 25. And then this Sunday, check out the CFL Grey Cup to hear Blue Rodeo on the halftime show.
If football is not your thing, and you’re a SiriusCanada satellite radio subscriber, tune into the Iceberg85 Sunday night to hear a recording of Blue Rodeo live from the Molson Amphitheatre this past August.
And a reminder for all of you holiday shoppers. To ensure that anything you order from the BlueRodeo.com Store arrives before December 25 international customers should place orders no later than December 1, and customers in North America should order by December 11. While we try our very best, we can’t guarantee delivery dates, so please do your shopping as soon as you can!
Alliance Films announced today that Greg Keelor and Blue Rodeo will score the soundtrack for an upcoming comic western titled GUNLESS. The film, scheduled for release in Spring 2010, stars Paul Gross and Sienna Guillory. Check out a trailer of the film at Gunless.ca.
Earlier last week, Blue Rodeo celebrated the release of their new double album by throwing a roof top concert in downtown Toronto. Check out this video of “One More Night” captured that beautiful November afternoon!
To celebrate the launch of their new double album, The Things We Left Behind, Blue Rodeo are throwing a street party in their hometown of Toronto. The band will perform selections from the new album from the roof of the Diesel Playhouse (55 Blue Jays Way) at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 10. The City of Toronto is closing off both Blue Jays Way and Mercer Street that afternoon for the special public performance.
If you weren’t lucky enough to get on to the roof, you’re welcome to come on down and join the party on the street. You’ll be able to watch the performance on large screens set up in front of the venue.
BlueRodeo.com is excited to announce a cross-Canada 2010 tour that will take Blue Rodeo to over 30 cities. After kicking things off in Calgary on January 5, the band will hit the prairies, Northern Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, return to Southern Ontario and then wind up in Sault Ste Marie on April 10. See the full tour itinerary on the Tour page.
Beginning Monday, November 9, BlueRodeo.com will hold Best Seats ticket presales for all shows. As always, ticket presales are exclusive to BlueRodeo.com members, so if you don’t have an account yet, simply join now. Presale start times will be posted later this week on the Tour page.
BlueRodeo.com is proud to announce that Jim and Greg will be embarking on a unique promotional tour in support of the band’s new album, The Things We Left Behind. For the first time ever Jim and Greg will perform as a duo in five Canadian cities and, starting Monday morning, October 26, you will be able to buy tickets to these very special events right here through BlueRodeo.com!
As the band will be playing in intimate venues, total available tickets are limited so there will be a maximum of two tickets allowed per order. These shows will sell-out fast, so make sure that you are logged in to your BlueRodeo.com account in plenty of time before the sales start. Blue Rodeo has also arranged for $5 from every ticket sold to be donated to local charities.
If you haven’t yet bought your copy of The Things We Left Behind, we’ll make it a little bit easier for you. Purchase a pair of tickets to any one of these shows and we’ll send you a promo code for $2 off the regular price of the CD or the LP/CD combo.
Visit the BlueRodeo.com Tickets page for show details including what time the presale starts in your timezone.
Be the first on your block to purchase The Things We Left Behind. The BlueRodeo.com presale for the new album is on now and as an added bonus for our presale buyers, we are throwing in a completely free and exclusive video download – an acoustic version of “One Light Left In Heaven” captured live in the Woodshed Studios with just Jim, Greg and Michael at the piano.
Canadian residents who purchase the album can expect to receive it on or about the November 10 release date. Other locales will follow soon after.
The double CD, with 16-page booklet and full colour art CD sleeves, comes in a two-panel gatefold digi-pack. Or take advantage of the warm, organic nature of the recording and grab the double vinyl package. The 12×12 double gatefold album comes with a lyrics insert as well as the double CDs in individual full colour art sleeves. That’s four distinct sides programmed to take the listener on a trip.
But don’t just take our word for it. Have a listen to the album yourself, now streaming online here at BlueRodeo.com. Over the next four weeks leading up to the November 10 release date, we will be previewing each of the four sides of the album.
Canadian football fans and Blue Rodeo fans rejoice because your two favourite things are coming together on November 29. “I’ve been watching the Grey Cup all my life and it’s really exciting to be playing the Half-time show,” said Jim Cuddy. The CFL announced today that Blue Rodeo will play this year’s halftime show, and you get to choose which songs the band plays!
Visit the “Name Your Playlist” contest at GreyCupHalfTimeShow.ca and select three songs from the following list of hits:
Hasn’t Hit Me Yet
Rose Coloured Glasses
Heart Like Mine
Til I am Myself Again
Walk Like You Don’t Mind
Head Over Heels
Contest is open until November 20, with great weekly prize packs available to be won.
While music is undoubtedly Cuddy’s and Keelor’s bond, football also brought them together – literally. “I was the quarterback of the junior team at our high school, and Greg was a senior defensive end, and somehow he missed the memo about not rocking the quarterback during a scrimmage,” Cuddy joked.
“To this day, I tell Jim that I knew back then: as quarterbacks go, he was going to be a great musician. It’s funny to think that 30 years later that we’re actually playing the Grey Cup,” Greg explained.