Tom Cochrane










31 OCTOBER 2016 (Toronto, ON) – It’s been 25 years since the release of Tom Cochrane’s landmark album, Mad Mad World, which has its deluxe edition reissue in stores and at streaming services today via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The remastered 2-CD set includes the previously unreleased original demo recording of Love Is A Highway, from which grew the career-defining single Life Is A Highway, and also a 1992 concert performance from Chicago which features key tracks from the album alongside Red Rider classics.


Mad Mad World accelerated the Canadian singer-songwriter’s already upward trajectory into the stratosphere. Cochrane celebrated this milestone anniversary on October 28 in Calgary, where an exhibition of his musical work was unveiled at the National Music Centre ahead of its opening to the general public today. The never-at-rest artist also announced a cross-Canada tour through February and March of next year, with 21 dates on the calendar and more to be announced in the coming days. On stage with his reunited Red Rider bandmates Kenny Greer and Jeff Jones, Cochrane will perform Mad Mad World in its entirety with additional fan favourites in the set. Joining the tour will be Meghan Patrick on all dates. See website for complete details and information on VIP packages.


Further, Cochrane will participate in an event later today with Manitoba’s Premier Brian Pallister where he will be honoured with a recognition befitting his roots in that province.


Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No Regrets, Washed Away, Sinking Like A Sunset, and, of course, Life Is A Highway, which reigned at #1 for six weeks in Canada, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become recognized the world over.


Tom Cochrane is recipient of eight Juno Awards plus multiple songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC, and ASCAP. Cochrane is a GRAMMY nominee, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. He holds an honorary doctorate, has a place on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has been honoured with both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron. Cochrane has also been tireless in his philanthropic works for decades, working with War Child, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Tree Canada, Unison and Tempo,  to name a few. He has and continues to lend his support to several other causes, including helping spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertaining our troops in Afghanistan, and raising money for Parkinson’s research. He was a performer at Live 8, and in both Tears Are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti.


Last week, Tom Cochrane was honoured by World Vision Canada for his years of service to their philanthropic initiatives. From first traveling in 1989 to Africa with them to visiting Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon earlier this year, he has been an inspiration and mentor to countless people in need. The Toronto event featured a special premiere screening of 25 Years on The Highway, a documentary on Cochrane’s humanitarian efforts, an award presentation, and a special acoustic performance by the artist who emerged from Lynn Lake, Manitoba, more than four decades ago with guitar in hand and harmonica in pocket…and is still riding the highway.


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Feb 24   Cranbrook, BC / Western Financial Place

Feb 25   Trail, BC / Charles Bailey Theatre

Feb 27   Nanaimo, BC / Port Theatre

Feb 28   Victoria, BC / Save-On-Food Centre

Mar 02   Abbotsford, BC / Abbotsford Centre

Mar 03   Kelowna, BC / Prospera Place

Mar 04   Kamloops, BC / Sandman Centre

Mar 06   Prince George, BC / CN Centre

Mar 07   Grand Prairie, BC / Revolution Place

Mar 09   Medicine Hat, AB / Canalta Centre

Mar 10   Bonnyville, AB / Centennial Centre

Mar 12   Regina, SK / Conexus Arts Centre

Mar 13   Winnipeg, MB / Club Regent Casino Event Ctr.

Mar 15   Prince Albert, SK / Art Hauser Centre

Mar 17   Fort McMurray, AB / Casman Centre

Mar 18   Enoch, AB / River Cree Casino

Mar 25   Toronto, ON / Massey Hall

Mar 26   Ottawa, ON / National Arts Centre

Mar 28   Kitchener / Centre In The Square

Mar 29   Oshawa / GM Centre

Mar 31   Rama, ON / Casino Rama



Motown Soul

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Get Ready! Canada's newest hit show is coming to Alberta. Motown Soul is a live concert experience celebrating some of the biggest names in music such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye and soulful favourites such as Aretha Franklin and James Brown. This show brings you the exquisite vocal harmonies of our leading ladies, Cathy, Marlene and Amoy, performing alongside special guest performer from Las Vegas, Grady Harrell. This outstanding cast of performers will deliver a powerful and soulful performance as you have never heard or seen before, bringing you back in time to that special era from the 60s when music and soul came together. Don't miss this highly captivating performance accompanied by a live band. With songs like “Higher and Higher”, “My Girl”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", “Natural Woman” and many others, you’ll be singing and dancing all night long to this timeless music.

An Evening with Jody Carrington

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Mamas on a Mission present An Evening with Dr Jody Carrington

Dr. Jody Carrington is a passionate believer in the power of the relationship with the people we love, lead, and teach. The core of everything she speaks and writes about comes down to this: We are wired to do hard things. We can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this: We are wired for connection. Jody is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma.

Having grown up in rural Alberta, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary for 10 years and is now in pleased to be back to a rural setting, working in private practice, speaking around the country, writing a book, and raising her family.

The Stampeders


THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT Coming to Select Theatres Across the Prairies Tickets On Sale Friday, December 14th!

‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ ... maybe not to Birmingham ... but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming ... By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.

No seventies group represented Canada's musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada's music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country's international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.

The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders... 'better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock 'n' rolling good time!’ 

Reserved seating tickets for The Stampeders are $63.50-$70.00 (tax and facility fees included, service charges may apply), go on sale Friday, December 14th and are available from the box offices listed below. Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & music clips, visit or

Red Green - "THIS COULD BE IT!"




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 The name says it all.  Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America.  Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck.

This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals, and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans.

You won’t want to miss this show. It may not be his last but why take the chance?