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In Our Nature Preview — Listen To Three New Songs Now

August 30, 2013

UPDATE: This preview has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for a listen!

Before you dash off for the last long weekend of the summer, we’ve got a treat for you: Three more new tracks from Blue Rodeo’s forthcoming album, In Our Nature, due October 29. Click here now to hear “Paradise”, “Made Up Your Mind” and “Out Of The Blue”.

As with our first preview a few weeks ago, this will only be available for a limited time, so don’t hold off — visit the In Our Nature preview page and get listening now! Have a great one, folks!

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Blue Rodeo Announce New Album, In Our Nature, Hear Three New Songs Now!

August 18, 2013

Update: This preview has now ended, but we’ll have more news and more music for you soon! Thanks for listening!

Blue Rodeo will release a new album, titled In Our Nature, on October 29, 2013. You can expect much more news about the record very soon, but as thanks to the band’s loyal fans, we’re thrilled to give you an early listen to three brand new songs from the album right now.

Click here now to hear studio versions of the songs “New Morning Sun”, “Never Too Late”, and “Mattawa”. This preview won’t be up for long, so don’t wait. Hope you like what you hear!

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A Message From Blue Rodeo

August 6, 2013

We are greatly saddened by the loss of our brother, James Gray. He was in Blue Rodeo for 12 years during which time we made some of our most important music.

He was a brilliant musician and a kind-hearted soul who had his share of demons but left an indelible stamp on our music, our history and on us as people.

He will be greatly missed.

Rest in Peace James.

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Jim To Play Halo Highwater Benefit Concert

July 15, 2013

Following the unprecedented flooding in Southern Alberta, some of the biggest names in music, including Jim Cuddy, are joining forces with business leaders and the Province of Alberta to stage the Halo High Water Benefit Concert on August 4 at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary to raise money in support of the Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund.
The performances will broadcast on CBC TV and Radio and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in conjunction with a telethon that will enable all Canadians to donate and support the people and communities impacted by the flooding. CBC Music will also broadcast on-demand video of the full show and individual artist’s performances.


Besides Jim, the concert and telecast will feature an all-star roster of talent including Susan Aglukark, Paul Brandt and George Canyon, with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks. Tom Jackson is the event’s Executive Producer and host.

Tickets for the benefit concerts go on sale Saturday, July 20 with details to be posted to the Halo High Water Benefit Concert site, on Twitter and on the Facebook event listing.

Donations will be directed to the Flood Rebuilding Fund at The Calgary Foundation, which will focus on the long-term community needs related to the devastating flooding that turned thriving communities into disaster zones. Direct donations can be made online (, over the phone (403-802-7700) or by cheque (Suite 700, 999 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5).

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Greg And Jim To Perform At After The Flood Benefit

June 21, 2013

“At the height of The Great Minden Flood, it took Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor only a moment’s reflection to agree to make music for those who lived through it.” — After The Flood benefit concert press release.

It didn’t take Jim Cuddy long to jump on board, either. What evolved from their decision is the After The Flood benefit concert, a fundraiser scheduled for August 3 in Kinmount, ON.

Minden, and the surrounding Haliburton Highlands, hold a special place in Greg’s heart, as they’re in the area that is his current retreat, as well as his boyhood summer cottage.

Proceeds from this show, which will feature a very rare duo performance by just Greg and Jim, will go to The Township of Minden Hills Flood Relief Fund and help undo more than $4 million worth of damages to homes and businesses in Minden. The pair will also be joined by some of Greg’s other musical friends, who’ll be announced in the coming weeks.

After The Flood will start just before dusk on August 3 and end under the stars at the Kinmount Fairgrounds. Tickets are available now from and will be available next week at Organic Times in Minden, Photo Shop in Haliburton, Gateway Variety in Kinmount, Moondance in Peterborough and Kent Bookstore in Lindsay. For more information, call 705-457-1009.

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Amphitheatre Poster Now Available

June 20, 2013

To commemorate this year’s edition of the annual Blue Rodeo show at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, we’ve produced this beautiful, limited-edition, screen-printed poster, designed by Jud Haynes and printed by Kid Icarus. It would look great adorning the wall of any Blue Rodeo fan.

Quantities are limited, so visit the Store today to order yours. A small number will also be available at the show on August 17. Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t miss out!


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Jim To Perform At Benefit Concert

June 13, 2013

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.


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Look Out, Jim!

May 22, 2013

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?

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UPDATE: Stratford Show Rescheduled

May 16, 2013

UPDATE (MAY 17/13) – The 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 Store, and

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.”

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Blue Rodeo In Calgary

April 24, 2013

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 Store now to get your hands on presale tickets to this show.


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