BEN ROGERS JOINS CITY AND COLOUR ON TOUR, SHARES POWERFUL NEW VIDEO

WATCH AND SHARE “A CHANGED MAN” HERE

BEN ROGERS TOUR DATES WITH CITY AND COLOUR BEGIN OCTOBER 10

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“ … a damn good tunesmith …well-crafted and impeccably recorded” - The Georgia Straight

“...ranging from the Sixties-tinged psychedelic pop of “Holiday” (love the organ) to the country rock blues of “Stackabones”, Rogers sounds right at home” - The Vancouver Sun

“scorching guitar riffs and anthemic howls .. the listener will also be thrilled to sense Green passing a torch of sorts to Rogers, a songwriter he clearly and rightfully admires” - Exclaim!

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This Fall, Ben Rogers will bring his latest record Wildfire to arenas across Canada and soft seat theatres in the US as he sets out on the road to support City and Colour and Jacob Banks.  “I'm beyond excited and honoured to be touring with these artists, to play new places, and to spread 'Wildfire' near and far. See you on the road!” Tour dates begin October 10. Full dates can be found below.

Today, Rogers is sharing the powerful new video for “A Changed Man” from Wildfire. “I knew by creating a cinematic retelling of this story I was running the risk of cheapening the narrative but as soon as I started talking ideas over with director Stefan Berrill I knew I was in good hands and that it was going to work,” says Rogers. “I initially wanted it to be a one-shot music video but thankfully Stefan talked me out of it and had better ideas. Working with him and his crew was a continuation of the synergistic experience making the record. It just clicked. We shot it over three days in a few different locations. When I showed up to the studio for the first day of the shoot the scale of it hit me. It was crazy to see upwards of 20-30 cast and crew members working tirelessly. So in that way it’s not so much a music video as it is a short film.” Rogers continues, “I think the toughest part was finding the right actress to play the lead. My wife suggested Eva Bourne and I was blown away by how she brought the character to life and instilled the character with a power and vulnerability that can only be accomplished by a great actress.”

WATCH AND SHARE “A CHANGED MAN” HERE

Produced by Dallas Green (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, You+Me) and released on his newly minted Still Records, Rogers’ Wildfire, was marked as one of Exclaim!’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019 and one of Amazon Music Canada's Artists To Watch in 2019.  Wildfire is available to purchase and stream everywhere and can be found on a limited edition (400 copies) double 12” black vinyl with gatefold and printed insert here.

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Wildfire sees Rogers drifting away from it the sounds of his first two acclaimed solo albums, 2015’s The Bloodred Yonder and 2013’s Lost Stories: Volume One. The sound – still rooted in folk and Americana, though now with an earnest new attitude permeates throughout – is a raw, hazy, rock-inspired swagger that channels the likes of possessed masterminds from Nick Cave to Otis Redding to Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Put simply, it is enveloping, and the authenticity is palpable.

Wildfire was penned by Rogers and brought to life under the guidance of a new collaborator - Dallas Green, sitting in the producer’s chair for his first time. Ironically, their partnership was born during a period that each was overcoming a creative impasse.  

WATCH AND SHARE “STEADY GOING NOWHERE” LIVE @ SIRIUSXM HERE

Green explains what initially drew him to the project: “I recognized something really special about this collection of songs – this vulnerability from Ben was really moving to me. I think it was a brilliant experience for all of us and resulted in a really beautiful record. Not only do I believe in it and think it’s fantastic, but it also did something for me; it really opened a whole new chapter of my creative life.”

Rogers echoes the sentiment. “I can tell Dallas cares about this project as much as I do. He is just so devoted to the process. He really challenged us, but with a generosity of spirit that you just don’t encounter that often. It was the best experience I’ve ever had on a creative level.”

BUY / STREAM WILDFIRE HERE

Rounding out the recording experience were co-producer Karl Bareham (City and Colour, Alexisonfire), mixer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, City and Colour, Tom Waits), and Rogers’ long time band: Matt Kelly (City and Colour) on pedal steel and keys, Erik Nielsen (Dralms, Rich Hope) on bass, John Sponarski (Aaron Pritchett) on lead guitar, and Leon Power (Frazey Ford) at the kit.

BEN ROGERS TOUR DATES
Jun 22 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial | Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Aug 16-18 - Elora, ON - Riverfest
Oct 10 - Nashville, TN @ James K. Polk Theater*
Oct 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts*
Oct 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel*
Oct 22 - Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center*
Oct 25 - New York City, NY @ Town Hall*
Nov 08 - Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Centre^
Nov 09 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum^
Nov 10 - Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place^
Nov 12 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome^
Nov 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place^
Nov 15 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre^
Nov 16 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre^
Nov 19 - Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Arena^
Nov 22 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena^
Nov 25 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre^
Nov 26 - Kingston, ON @ Leon’s Centre^
Nov 29 - Halifax, NS @ Scotiabank Centre^

* WITH CITY AND COLOUR
^ WITH CITY AND COLOUR AND JACOB BANKS

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ABOUT STILL RECORDS
Still Records is a record label established in September 2018 by multi-Platinum acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green. An imprint of award-winning independent label Dine Alone Records, which was started to put out City and Colour’s debut album Sometimes. Still Records is a place where Green will curate a collection of projects that he thinks deserve to be heard and enjoyed.

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BEN ROGERS’ NEW ALBUM WILDFIRE OUT TODAY VIA DALLAS GREEN’S LABEL STILL RECORDS

ROGERS SHARES SONGS AND STORIES FROM WILDFIRE THIS WEEKEND ON NEW SHOW LIVE @ SIRIUSXM ON SIRIUSXM’S NORTH AMERICANA

WATCH AND SHARE “STEADY GOING NOWHERE” LIVE @ SIRIUSXM HERE

WATCH AND SHARE “A CHANGED MAN” LIVE @ SIRIUSXM HERE

BEN ROGERS CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH BAHAMAS BEGIN MARCH 18

BUY / STREAM WILDFIRE HERE

“...ranging from the Sixties-tinged psychedelic pop of “Holiday” (love the organ) to the country rock blues of “Stackabones”, Rogers sounds right at home.” - Vancouver Sun


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Out today on Dallas Green’s (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, You+Me) newly minted Still Records, Ben Roger’s new LP, Wildfire, was marked as one of Exclaim!’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019 and one of Amazon Music Canada's Artists To Watch in 2019. Wildfire is available to purchase and stream everywhere today and can be found on a limited edition (400 copies) double 12” black vinyl with gatefold and printed insert here.

This weekend, Rogers will also share songs and stories from Wildfire on Live @ SiriusXM, the new show on North Americana Ch. 359. The interview and performance will air on March 2 at 10am / 10pm ET, March 5 at 8am ET / 8pm ET, and March 7 at 11am / 11pm ET.

Everyone can get a sneak peek of Rogers’ SiriusXM session in video performances for album tracks “Steady Going Nowhere” and “A Changed Man”. Rogers will be also be featured on Sarah Burke’s Sunday Service SiriusXM show on March 3 at 9am / 9pm ET.

WATCH AND SHARE “STEADY GOING NOWHERE” LIVE @ SIRIUSXM HERE

WATCH AND SHARE “A CHANGED MAN” LIVE @ SIRIUSXM HERE

WATCH AND SHARE DALLAS GREEN & BEN ROGERS INTERVIEW EACH OTHER HERE

Beginning March 18, Rogers will take Wildfire on the road with Bahamas for a run of Canadian tour dates throughout Ontario. Full tour dates can be found below. Tickets on sale now HERE.

Wildfire sees Rogers drifting away from it the sounds of his first two acclaimed solo albums, 2015’s The Bloodred Yonder and 2013’s Lost Stories: Volume One. The sound – still rooted in folk and Americana, though now with an earnest new attitude permeates throughout – is a raw, hazy, rock-inspired swagger that channels the likes of possessed masterminds from Nick Cave to Otis Redding to Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Put simply, it is enveloping, and the authenticity is palpable.

Wildfire was penned by Rogers and brought to life under the guidance of a new collaborator - Dallas Green, sitting in the producer’s chair for his first time. Ironically, their partnership was born during a period that each was overcoming a creative impasse.  

Green explains what initially drew him to the project: “I recognized something really special about this collection of songs – this vulnerability from Ben was really moving to me. I think it was a brilliant experience for all of us and resulted in a really beautiful record. Not only do I believe in it and think it’s fantastic, but it also did something for me; it really opened a whole new chapter of my creative life.”

Rogers echoes the sentiment. “I can tell Dallas cares about this project as much as I do. He is just so devoted to the process. He really challenged us, but with a generosity of spirit that you just don’t encounter that often. It was the best experience I’ve ever had on a creative level.”

BUY / STREAM WILDFIRE HERE

Rounding out the recording experience were co-producer Karl Bareham (City and Colour, Alexisonfire), mixer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, City and Colour, Tom Waits), and Rogers’ long time band: Matt Kelly (City and Colour) on pedal steel and keys, Erik Nielsen (Dralms, Rich Hope) on bass, John Sponarski (Aaron Pritchett) on lead guitar, and Leon Power (Frazey Ford) at the kit.

2019 TOUR DATES W/ BAHAMAS
Mar 18 - St. Catharines, ON - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Mar 20 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Sault Community Theatre Centre
Mar 21 - Sudbury, ON - Fraser Auditorium
Mar 22 - Barrie, ON - Mavrick’s Music Hall
Mar 23 - Hamilton, ON - New Vision United Church
Mar 25 - Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Theatre
Mar 26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Mar 27 - North Bay, ON - Capitol Centre

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WILDFIRE TRACKLIST
01 Doll Bones
02 Holiday
03 Steady Going Nowhere
04 Rattle Your Chains
05 Leviathan Smiles
06 Shame
07 Killing Kind
08 Stackabones
09 Black Beauty
10 A Changed Man
11 Wildfire


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ABOUT STILL RECORDS
Still Records is a record label established in September 2018 by multi-Platinum acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green. An imprint of award-winning independent label Dine Alone Records, which was started to put out City and Colour’s debut album Sometimes. Still Records is a place where Green will curate a collection of projects that he thinks deserve to be heard and enjoyed.



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BEN ROGERS ANNOUNCES NEW LP VIA DALLAS GREEN’S STILL RECORDS, SHARES NEW SINGLE

WILDFIRE DUE MARCH 1 VIA DALLAS GREEN’S STILL RECORDS

LISTEN / BUY “RATTLE YOUR CHAINS” HERE

BEN ROGERS CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH BAHAMAS BEGIN MARCH 18

PRE-ORDER WILDFIRE HERE

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It’s called a controlled burn – an ecological intervention of sorts whereby a forest is intentionally set ablaze in order to start anew, to stave off suffocation and spur new growth.

British Columbia singer-songwriter, Ben Rogers proudly announces his album Wildfire, produced by Dallas Green (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, You+Me) will be released March 1. Already marked as one of Exclaim!’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019 and one of Amazon Music Canada's Artists To Watch in 2019, Wildfire will be the sophomore release on Dallas Green’s newly minted Still Records. Fans can pre-order or pre-save the album HERE.

Wildfire sees Rogers drifting away from the sounds of his first two acclaimed solo albums, 2015’s The Bloodred Yonder and 2013’s Lost Stories: Volume One. The sound is still rooted in folk and Americana, with an earnest new attitude permeating throughout. It has a raw, hazy, rock-inspired swagger that channels the likes of possessed masterminds from Nick Cave to Otis Redding to Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Put simply, it is enveloping, and the authenticity is palpable.

Indie88 calls “Rattle Your Chains a “powerful” track. The third single from Wildfire, “Rattle Your Chains” is now available HERE following the previously released tracks “Steady Going Nowhere” and “A Changed Man”.  Rogers says, “When I wrote “Rattle Your Chains” I was flat broke, had just been dumped on Christmas morning and had no idea where my life was headed. The verses came in droves and then I cut and pasted them all together. It started as a jilted love song but turned into something much more than that. Turns out I was pissed off about a lot of other things too.”

LISTEN / BUY “RATTLE YOUR CHAINS” HERE

Wildfire was penned by Rogers and brought to life under the guidance of a new collaborator - Dallas Green, sitting in the producer’s chair for his first time. Ironically, their partnership was born during a period that each was overcoming a creative impasse.  

Green explains what initially drew him to the project: “I recognized something really special about this collection of songs – this vulnerability from Ben was really moving to me. I think it was a brilliant experience for all of us and resulted in a really beautiful record. Not only do I believe in it and think it’s fantastic, but it also did something for me; it really opened a whole new chapter of my creative life.”

Rogers echoes the sentiment. “I can tell Dallas cares about this project as much as I do. He is just so devoted to the process. He really challenged us, but with a generosity of spirit that you just don’t encounter that often. It was the best experience I’ve ever had on a creative level.”

Rounding out the recording experience were co-producer Karl Bareham (City and Colour) and Rogers’ long time band: Matt Kelly (City and Colour) on pedal steel and keys, Erik Nielsen (Dralms, Rich Hope) on bass, John Sponarski (Aaron Pritchett) on lead guitar, and Leon Power (Frazey Ford) at the kit.

Beginning March 18, Rogers will take Wildfire on the road with Bahamas for a run of Canadian tour dates throughout Ontario. Full tour dates can be found below with tickets on sale now Ticket links can be found HERE.

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WILDFIRE TRACKLIST
01 Doll Bones
02 Holiday
03 Steady Going Nowhere
04 Rattle Your Chains
05 Leviathan Smiles
06 Shame
07 Killing Kind
08 Stackabones
09 Black Beauty
10 A Changed Man
11 Wildfire

LISTEN / BUY “STEADY GOING NOWHERE” HERE

LISTEN / BUY “A CHANGED MAN” HERE

LISTEN / BUY “RATTLE YOUR CHAINS” HERE

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2019 TOUR DATES W/ BAHAMAS
Mar 18 - St. Catharines, ON - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Mar 20 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Sault Community Theatre Centre
Mar 21 - Sudbury, ON - Fraser Auditorium
Mar 22 - Barrie, ON - Mavrick’s Music Hall
Mar 23 - Hamilton, ON - New Vision United Church
Mar 25 - Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Theatre
Mar 26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Mar 27 - North Bay, ON - Capitol Centre

BEN ROGERS ONLINE
WEBSITE
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM

ABOUT STILL RECORDS
Still Records is a record label established in September 2018 by multi-Platinum acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green. An imprint of award-winning independent label Dine Alone Records, which was started to put out City and Colour’s debut album Sometimes. Still Records is a place where Green will curate a collection of projects that he thinks deserve to be heard and enjoyed.

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STILL RECORDS
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
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STILL RECORDS INQUIRIES : cristina@listenharder.com