To celebrate two and a half decades since the release of their debut album "Outskirts," Blue Rodeo is hitting the road in January and February of 2013, kicking off a tour in Vancouver on January 5th. The band will make its way to another 24 cities across the country thereafter.
The tour is in support of their new eight-disc box set called "Blue Rodeo: 1987-1993," which was released earlier this month. It's a mix of their first five albums, digitally remastered and repackaged.
Their tour schedule includes shows in all three territories and eight of the 10 provinces (sorry, New Brunswickers and Prince Edward Islanders, but you'll have to travel out of province to see Cuddy and the boys live). One more city will apparently be added to the jaunt – you can check out their official website for more details on their show dates.
Blue Rodeo has released a total of 12 studio albums since they first hit the music scene as well as a number of solo and compilation albums. Currently made up of band members Jim Cuddy, Bazil Donovan, Bob Egan, Greg Keelor, and Glenn Milchem, Blue Rodeo is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, they have a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, and they have sold a total of more than 4 million records. They've also received a number of prestigious awards.
Presale for the tour began on October 30th, but you need an account for access to these tickets so sign up.