Casino New Brunswick presents Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo photo by Dustin Rabin
Blue Rodeo photo by Dustin Rabin

(Moncton, NB) – Promoting their latest album, In Our Nature, one of Canada’s premiere bands, Blue Rodeo will perform at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre on Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m.

After playing to over 70,000 fans across the country in celebration of their 25th anniversary this past winter, Blue Rodeo heads back out on the road for a 32-date national tour from coast to coast, which will visit 27 cities in nine provinces. Special guest for the tour is The Devin Cuddy Band.

The band’s thirteenth recording, In Our Nature (Warner Music Canada), is scheduled for release on Tuesday, October 29. Fans can pre-order the album now through or the band’s website .  Blue Rodeo has been previewing a number new songs live for their fans at the band’s shows earlier this year. Fans are also getting an early preview of the new album through a lyric video for the track

As a special offer for fans attending Blue Rodeo’s 2014 In Our Nature Tour, everyone who purchases a pair of tickets will have one CD copy of In Our Nature included with their purchase.

“Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot,” said Greg Keelor. “Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. I think it’s a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully.”

In the mid-80’s Blue Rodeo played the Toronto club scene relentlessly, building a dedicated following that would show up to every show. Close to three decades of constant touring and Blue Rodeo fans continue flocking to fill arenas all across the country. With the upcoming release of In Our Nature, the band is announcing what is estimated to be their 50th tour of Canada. It is a testament to their creativity that the band can endure a lifetime of challenges to continue to make music that all Canadians can call their own.

With the addition of guitarist/singer Colin Cripps to the Blue Rodeo line-up, the band is now a seven-piece unit, including Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Bob Egan (guitar/pedal steel, mandolin), Mike Boguski (keyboards) and Colin Cripps (guitar / vocals).

Opening for Blue Rodeo on the national tour will be Cameron House recording group, The Devin Cuddy Band. Led by vocalist and pianist, Devin Cuddy, the band tips its collective hat to everything swinging from touches of country in the 50’s, New Orleans in the 20’s and Cab Calloway in the 40’s. Now Magazine wrote: “This is a good-time sound, a few laughs, lots of rollicking playing, great music to groove to.”

Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show start 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

Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is open to all ages.

Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 600 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.