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
Dust To Gold
Can’t Find My Way Back To You
So Hard To See
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