AUGUST 29, 2020
Canadian Icon TOM COCHRANE returns for another incredible concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre.
Open Act: MARIEL BUCKLEY
Tickets: $49 to $79
$7 ticket fee
Parking $7 in advance /$10 at gate.
– AUGUST 29, 2020-
IN CONCERT AT THE BADLANDS AMPHITHEATRE
SITE/PUB TENT OPENS: 5:30 PM
AMPHITHEATRE OPENS: 6:30 PM
OPENING ACT: MARIEL BUCKLEY 7:30 PM
TOM COCHRANE WITH RED RIDER: 8:45 PM
TOM COCHRANE WITH RED RIDER returns to the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller, AB for another incredible concert.
Over the course of a long and illustrious career now spanning more than 40 years, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba has covered more terrain than the Franklin expedition. From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto’s famed Yorkville scene in the early ’70s, Tom became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider prior to achieving massive international success (over six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) with breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World and its anthemic hit “Life Is A Highway.”
Since then, he has continued to create potent new material while cementing his place in the hearts of Canadians through crowd-pleasing performances from coast to coast and his unwavering work on behalf of humanitarian causes and organizations. An Order of Canada recipient and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Juno awards and numerous other industry honours, including the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and a Grammy nomination.
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.
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.
Opening Act: MARIEL BUCKLEY
Mariel Buckley’s momentum has built quickly, recently earning her Roots Solo Artist of the Year at the 2019 WCMA’s. She finds herself one of alt-country’s busiest acts, with recent performances in support of k.d. lang, Hayes Carll, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, The Deep Dark Woods and Serena Ryder. In contrast to her dynamic and electric live show, built on the gritty foundations of Americana and roots music, her songwriting has been described as melodic and tender and, according to Jonathan Frahm of PopMatters, a“dazzling and assured take on the sounds of classic country”.
Tickets: $49 to $79.
A $7 Ticket Fee and GST will be applied. Parking is available for $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
The performance goes rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Cancelled performance, due to severe weather, will result in a non-profit tax receipt to the purchaser, for the ticket price. Online, limit of 10 tickets.
There’s nothing like a concert at the Badlands Amp (Drumheller, Alberta). Our natural amphitheatre has great sight lines, clear sound, and incredible views of our surrounding hills all under a big Alberta sky.