Blue Rodeo’s tour for its new double album aids literacy

Blue Rodeo has announced it is embarking on a cross-Canada tour that will see the band play over 30 venues.

Tickets went on sale Nov. 13 for a show at Centre in the Square.

Warner Music Canada re­leased The Things We Left Behind, the band’s 12th studio recording, last week.  With 16 songs over two discs the new al­bum is the band’s most ambi­tious yet.

It will be available in a num­ber of different configura­tions including two CDs, dou­ble vinyl, and a special iTunes LP.

Over its 25 year career, Blue Rodeo has sold over four million records, won an un­precedented five Juno awards as Group of the Year, been handed keys to the City of Toronto and been inducted onto Canada’s Walk of Fame. 

A special partner on this tour will be Raise-A-Reader, which will benefit from every ticket sold.

The Canwest Raise-A-Reader concert series was created so artists could lend their voices to support family literacy in Canada. Raise-A-Reader has raised over $15-million since the national launch in 2002.  Partial pro­ceeds from Blue Rodeo’s tour will be directed to help literacy programs across the country.