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.