Blue Rodeo is heading back to Sunderland!
The Sunderland Lions Club is pleased to announce that Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Sunderland Memorial Arena in Sunderland, Ontario on Friday May 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Special guests, Cover Me Canada winner ‘Whosarmy’ will open the show.
For close to thirty years now, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less traveled - and succeeded far beyond anyone’s expectations. The band emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop. Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada. In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone. And now, in the digital age, while everyone else is thinking of ways to sell single songs through the internet or snippets of songs on cell phones, Blue Rodeo has recorded The Things We Left Behind, a double album designed to be enjoyed on vinyl. Twelve albums on, the rebels live. For more information visit www.bluerodeo.com
Whosarmy is a rock band that formed in Toronto when high school friends Travis Wood (Vocals) and Cory Williams (Guitars) teamed up with Max Trefler (Drums) and Greg Markham (Bass), who have also played together since high school. It quickly became apparent that there was a great chemistry between the four members as they began playing the club circuit in Toronto extensively. Whosarmy released their first self-titled EP on May 6th, 2011 which features 8 original songs.
Whosarmy recently won CBC’s hit show “Cover Me Canada.” They competed for 9 weeks playing some of Canada’s most iconic songs including “American Woman” by The Guess Who, “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette, and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. After winning Cover Me Canada, Whosarmy released an original single “Alive” which was produced by Ron Fair and reached #6 on the iTunes Canada Rock charts in under three days.
To learn more about WHOSARMY visit www.whosarmy.ca