Monday, October 31, 2016

Blue Rodeo Concert Dates - New Album release

Friday, October 28, 2016

Warner Music Canada recording artists Blue Rodeo have today released their 15th studio album, 1000 Arms. Among the album’s 12 tracks is the single “Superstar.”  In support of the album’s release, tickets are now on sale for Blue Rodeo’s 2017 tour.  The band will play 29 concerts in 23 cities, beginning January 11, 2017 in Thunder Bay and each ticket sold includes a album download code for 1000 Arms.  Full album track listing and tour dates listed below.

Buy 1000 Arms: Concert Tickets, CD/LP/Digital or Stream the album HERE (tickets available at 10 am local time).

 The video clip for “Superstar” was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Chris Mills who reimagines Blue Rodeo as a Riot Grrl band.   Watch the video for “Superstar” HERE

1000 Arms was recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studios.  The album shares its name with the Jim Cuddy-penned song inspired by a podcast Jim was listening to.

“The podcast was about allowing your community to help you,” says Cuddy.  "When we were going over titles, we were thinking about our musical community, what it means to us and how much we would do for each other. That was what we were thinking about the most, so it seemed like an appropriate title.”

The 12-track record was co-produced and engineered by Tim Vesely, a founding member of the Rheostatics.  Jim and his longtime bandmate Greg Keelor credit Vesely with helping influence the sound of the new album. The engineer had been listening to some of the band’s older records and commented that Jim and Greg weren’t singing together as much as they used to.  The revelation caught the band off guard but the result brought the band back to what has always been one of their strengths.

“We made a very concerted effort to sing together on this album, either with direct harmonies or call and response, and we really enjoyed that,” says Cuddy.

In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s  Performing Arts Award.

1000 Arms Tracklisting:

Hard To Remember
I Can’t Hide This Anymore
Jimmy Fall Down
Long Hard Life
Rabbit’s Foot
1000 Arms
Dust To Gold
Mascara Tears
Can’t Find My Way Back To You
So Hard To See
The Flame

1000 Arms tour dates:

January 11                                           Thunder Bay, ON                           Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
January 13                                           Regina, SK                                           Conexus Arts Centre
January 14                                           Winnipeg, MB                                   MTS Centre
January 15                                           Estevan, SK                                         Affinity Place
January 17                                           Saskatoon, SK                                    TCU Place
January 19/20                                    Edmonton, AB                                   Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 21/22                                    Calgary, AB                                         Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 24                                           Penticton, BC                                South Okanagan Events Centre
January 26                                           Victoria, BC                                  Save On Foods Memorial Centre
January 27/28                                    Vancouver, BC                                  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
January 31                                           Kitchener, ON                                   Centre In The Square
February 2/3                                      Toronto, ON                                       Massey Hall
February 8                                          Montreal, QC                                     Place des Arts
February 9                                          Kingston, ON                                     Rogers K-Rock Centre
February 10                                        Barrie, ON                                           Barrie Molson Centre
February 11                                        Oshawa, ON                                       General Motors Centre
February 14                                        London, ON                                        Budweiser Gardens
February 16/17                                 Hamilton, ON                                     Hamilton Place Theatre
February 18/19                                 Ottawa, ON                                        National Arts Centre
February 21                                        Woodstock, NB                                 AYR Motor Centre
February 23                                        St. John’s, NL                                     Mile One Centre
February 25                                        Halifax, NS                                          Scotiabank Centre
February 26                                        Moncton, NB                                     Casino New Brunswick

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rascal Flatts at Casino Rama - live April 22

Another Exciting Entertainment Season Kicks Off at the Great Indoors
First concerts of 2017 added to Casino Rama Resort event line-up

RAMA, ON (Monday, October 10th, 2016) – Long known as one of the premier entertainment destinations in Ontario, Casino Rama Resort has earned its reputation for presenting world-class concerts & events one outstanding performance at a time.  Highlights from the just released 2017 shows includes performances by country super group RascalFlatts, popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy (in a brand new tour) and two outstanding production shows that will have the audience spellbound by the captivating feats performed live on stage. With the announcement of the first shows of 2017, fans can expect more of what they love about the line-up at the award-wining Entertainment Centre – an eclectic mix of artists giving the audience a memorable night, in an intimate venue noted for its great sound. 

The first additions to the 2017 Casino Rama Resort concert line-up include performances by:

Neil Goldberg’s Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Saturday, January 14
Sunday, January 15
Tickets are $37/$47/$60
Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations, brought to life with soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. Astounding feats combine athleticism, theatre and imagination and are enhanced with spectacular costumes and striking visual effects. 

Kris Kristofferson
Friday, January 20
Tickets are $30/$40/$55
“Me and Bobby McGee”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “From Here to the Moon and Back”.

Jeff Foxworthy
Saturday, January 21
Tickets are $49/$59/$72
As one of the most respected and successful comedians , Jeff Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humour in everyday life & human nature as showcased in his newest Netflix special.

The Great American Variety Show
Friday, January 27
Tickets are $22.50/$32.50/$45.50
The Great American Variety Show features comedy, magic, illusions and acrobatics. Some of the stars from “America’s Got Talent,” including Clint Carvalho and Michael Grasso, will be performing, as well as chair-stacking acrobat Ruslan Khusinov, knife thrower Throwdini, and The Great Kaplan and his silent comedy act. The show also features the hand to hand act Duo Fusion as well as the roller skating thrills of Karoly & Anna.
Parrots will be a part of this performance & will fly over the audience.

Saturday, January 28
Tickets are $35/$45/$60
Stand-up comedian, actor and producer, Mike Epps is best known for his numerous film and TV roles, including the Friday and Hangover movie franchises
For Mature Audiences

Rascal Flatts
Rhythm and Roots Tour
Saturday, April 22
Tickets are $70/$85/$100
“What Hurts the Most”, “Life is a Highway”, “My Wish”, “I Won’t Let Go” and “I Like The Sound Of That”.

Fans are invited to visit the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page to gain access to an exclusive pre-sale code, along with a chance to beat the box office to win a pair of tickets to one of these newly announced shows.

Exclusive advanced in-person ticket purchase for Players Passport™ Club Members begins Sunday, October 16th at 10 am only at the Casino Rama Resort Box Office. Advanced online ticket purchase for Facebook Fans & Club Members begins on Monday, October 17th at 12 noon on or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). A special code is required for Monday’s advance purchase period which can be found on the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 noon and will be available in-person at the Casino Rama Resort Box Office, at all TicketMaster locations, by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) and online at Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or service charges.

PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT:  Ticket limit is 8 per customer per show.  Please adhere to published ticket limits.  Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion.  This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.

IN-PERSON PRE-SALE PER SHOW LIMIT:  Patrons may only purchase up to four (4) shows per transaction during the Casino Rama Resort Players Passport in-person pre-sale on Sunday. Please adhere to published show limits.  Orders exceeding the show limit will not be processed.  Purchasers are welcome to complete additional purchases but must re-enter the line to do so.

Patrons must be nineteen (19) years of age or older with government issued photo identification to attend concerts & events.  Those who have been trespassed and/or self-excluded from Casino Rama Resort or any OLG property and/or fail to meet Casino Rama Resort’s conditions of entry may not visit, participate in promotions and/or redeem offers.

Celebrating 20 successful years, Casino Rama Resort is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities.  Through the Casino Rama Cares program we are dedicated to continuing our rich history of community support by being an outstanding corporate neighbour; providing year-round assistance through a combination of charitable giving and employee volunteerism.  Casino Rama Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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