BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS COLLABORATION ALBUM, KINGS AND KINGS, FEATURING CITY & COLOUR, ERIC CHURCH, NICK LOWE, BRUCE COCKBURN, JASON ISBELL, VINCE GILL, FANTASTIC NEGRITO, AND MANY OTHERS OUT NOW VIA FILE UNDER: MUSIC
TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 25, 2017
“well-crafted compositions … flawless”- Exclaim!
“Anyone seeking a dose of dazzle with their roots-rock need look no further than Kings and Kings” – HMV.com
PHOTO CREDIT : Mark Maryanovich
The venerable Blackie & The Rodeo Kings are all set to hit the road to support their latest record, Kings And Kings. Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, and Stephen Fearing will begin their cross Canada tour on February 25 at Massey Hall. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets go on sale on November 18 and can be purchased at www.blackieandtherodeokings.com
Out now via File Under: Music, the trio’s latest album, Kings And Kings, is the companion piece to their 2011 collaboration album King And Queens. Where that album featured guest appearances from some of the band’s favourite female singers, this one features some of the band’s best ‘guy’ friends from the world of roots, blues, and country. Each one of them an accomplished ‘king’ in their realm of creative endeavours and in many cases absolute ‘king’ legends in the entertainment industry.
Dallas Green, Eric Church, Raul Malo, Bruce Cockburn, Fantastic Negrito, Nick Lowe, Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Keb Mo, Rodney Crowell, and the men of the TV show Nashville have all lent their voices to the album. Exclaim! says Kings And Kings is so full of great songs that “it's difficult to single out highlights on an album devoid of lowlights.”
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Linden, Fearing, and Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern.
Now twenty years later, 8 albums, one Juno Award, and several Juno Award nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America, remaining one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS 2017 TOUR DATES
Feb 25 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Mar 4 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Mar 5 - Swift Current, AB - The Lyric Theatre
Mar 6 - Saskatoon, SK - The Broadway Theatre
Mar 7 - Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mar 8 - Regina, SK - Casino Regina
Mar 9 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Theatre
Mar 10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
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