The spring of 2005 is going to be a very busy time for country-rock veterans Blue Rodeo. Next Tuesday, March 15th the newest solo effort from Blue Rodeo co-frontman Greg Keelor will hit shelves. Titled "Seven Songs For Jim", the album is a tribute to Keelor's late father, and is the singer/guitarist's second solo record. To support "Seven Songs For Jim", Keelor has plans to embark on a short solo tour of Ontario and Quebec with The Sadies' Travis Good.
Just a few days after Keelor's 5-date jaunt wraps up, the newest album from Blue Rodeo will become available for purchase. Featuring 12 new tracks from the Toronto act, "Are You Ready" is set for release on April 5th through Warner Music Canada. Blue Rodeo's tenth studio album in their 20-year career, "Are You Ready" is the follow-up to 2002's "Palace of Gold".
Not only will they release an album, but Blue Rodeo is heading out on an extensive cross-Canada tour in support of the record, hitting 31 cities along the way. Things will get started on April 4th in Banff, Alberta, for two shows, and eventually wrap up in Montreal two months later on June 3rd. Halifax's own Matt Mays & El Torpedo will accompany Blue Rodeo as they make their way across the country.
The track-listing of Greg Keelor's "Seven Songs For Jim":
"I Will Follow"
"Deep Bay Road"
"Are You Ready"
"Just This Love"
"Ocean of Sorrow"
The track-listing of Blue Rodeo's "Are You Ready":
"Can't Help Wondering Why"
"Are You Ready"
"Stuck On You"
"Up On That Hill"
"Tired of Pretending"
"Don't Get Angry"
Greg Keelor's solo dates:
March 19 Montreal, QC - The Cabaret
March 20 Wakefield, ON - Black Sheep Inn
March 23 Peterborough, ON - Gordon Best Theatre
March 24 Campbellford, ON - Aron Theatre
March 29 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
Blue Rodeo's cross-Canada tour with Matt Mays:
April 4 Banff, AB - Eric Harvie Theatre
April 5 Banff, AB - Eric Harvie Theatre
April 7 Prince George, BC - Multiplex
April 8 Edmonton, AB - Convention Centre
April 9 Grande Prairie, AB - Canada Games Arena
April 10 Kamloops, BC - Sport Mart Place
April 12 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
April 13 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
April 14 Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Centre
April 16 Cranbrook, BC - Recreation Centre
April 21 Red Deer, AB - Centrium
April 22 Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre
April 23 Calgary, AB - Saddledome
April 25 Saskatoon, SK - Centennial Theatre
April 26 Regina, SK - Centre For The Arts
April 28 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
April 29 Thunder Bay, ON - The Community Auditorium
May 1 Ottawa, ON - Corel Centre
May 2 Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre
May 3 Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre
May 4 Quebec, QC - Capitol Theatre
May 6 Moncton, NB - Coliseum
May 7 Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
May 8 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
May 13 St. John's, NF - Mile One Stadium
May 14 Cornerbrook, NF - Pepsi Centre
May 15 Gander, NF - Community Centre
May 18 Yarmouth, NS - Mariner's Centre
May 20 Antigonish, NS - Millennium Centre
May 24 Brockville, ON - Arts Centre
May 28 Cornwall, ON - Civic Centre
May 30 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
June 2 Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square
June 3 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt