Tom Cochrane – with Red Rider LIVE
Date: March 16th, 8:00 pm
Venue: Budweiser Gardens
March 16 – 8:00pm
To quote the title of one of the songs on his feverishly anticipated new record, Tom Cochrane is now “Back In The Game.” True, the Canadian rock icon has never stopped creating or performing, but Take It Home is his first album of new material since 2006’s No Stranger. Happily, Take It Home reveals an artist still at the top of his game, exploring new lyrical and sonic terrain while remaining grounded in the values that have made him one of Canada’s most beloved rock ‘n rollers ever.
Over the course of a long and illustrious career now spanning more than 40 years, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba has covered more terrain than the Franklin expedition. From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto’s famed Yorkville scene in the early ’70s, Tom became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider prior to achieving massive international success (over six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) with breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World and its anthemic hit “Life Is A Highway.”
Since then, he has continued to create potent new material while cementing his place in the hearts of Canadians through crowd-pleasing performances from coast to coast and his unwavering work on behalf of humanitarian causes and organizations. An Order of Canada recipient and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Juno awards and numerous other industry honours, including the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and a Grammy nomination.
Still passionate about performance, Tom is already thinking about which of the new tunes will best fit a set list already challenged by the amount of great material from which he can draw. “I wanted to make sure there’s at least three or four songs off the album that’ll stand the test of time and we can pull off live. Either to make people tap their feet and dance or have ones that hit home. I think I’ll be playing ‘The Ones That I’ve Known’ and ‘Pink Time’ quite a few years from now. ‘Back in The Game’ is lots of fun, and I see it as one you can pull out when things are getting pensive.”
Like a big freight train winding its way north then west in the early mist of a Canadian summer morning,Take It Home has a power to it that is as compelling as it is haunting.
Ticket Limit: 8
$71.25, $61.25, $51.25
(Includes 13% HST and Facility Fee)