Celebrating 25 years of making music together with a cross-Canada tour in January, acclaimed country-rock group, Blue Rodeo will perform at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton on Monday, January 21 at 8 pm.
Blue Rodeo emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop. Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada. In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit, selling over a half million copies of that one record alone.
Over the course of the next 20 years, Blue Rodeo has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, sold over four million records, won an unprecedented five JUNO awards as Group of the Year, been handed keys to the City of Toronto and given a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. But for them, the accolades and awards pale in comparison to the good fortune of being musicians.
“I think that’s the testament – to really do it for a living,” said Jim Cuddy reflecting on all that has happened to the band. “Not just live the life of a popular band but to actually create music for a living.”
On October 16th, the band celebrated its legacy with the release of Blue Rodeo: 1987-1993, a box set of their first five albums fully re-mastered and repackaged, plus a fully remixed Outskirts, Casino Demos and an Odds & Ends package.
For more information on Blue Rodeo, visit: www.bluerodeo.com
Tickets for the Moncton show are on sale now starting at $39.95 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at http://casinonb.ca
Doors open at 7 pm.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 550 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 2500-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.
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