You could win tickets to see Colin in your city, courtesy of Long & McQuade and Live Nation! Head into a Long & McQuade at one of the locations listed below and fill out a ballot to win a pair of tickets and be entered into the grand prize draw to win a 1956 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Gold Top. Details at https://www.long-mcquade.com/news/2776.
February 7 @ National Arts Centre Southam Hall – Ottawa, ON (Enter at Kanata or Ottawa location)
February 18 @ Massey Hall – Toronto, ON (Enter at any GTA location)
February 20 @ Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON (Enter at Waterloo, Cambridge, Stratford or Guelph location)
February 21 @ Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton, ON (Enter at Hamilton or Burlington location)
February 22 @ Centennial Hall – London, ON (Enter at London locations or Woodstock location)
February 25 @ Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB (Enter at Winnipeg locations)
February 26 @ TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK (Enter at Saskatoon locations)
February 27 @ Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, SK (Enter at Regina location)
March 2 @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB (Enter at any Edmonton location)
March 3 @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB (Enter at any Calgary location)
March 6/9 @ Port Theatre – Nanaimo, BC (Enter at Nanaimo location)
March 7 @ Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC (Enter at Victoria location)
March 8 @ Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC (Enter at any Lower Mainland location)
*Contest closes Jan.29/17 for Ontario concert dates, and Feb.12/17 for Western Canada dates. Grand prize guitar draw will take place the week of Feb.20/17. Tickets will be at Will Call at the venue under the winner’s name. One pair of tickets per location listed above. Transportation to and from the venue is the winner’s responsibility. No cash value.
“What a belting album! Simply terrific. Colin James has around 15 albums under his belt but this is one of the freshest and most dynamic things I’ve heard in ages…He has the chops and he definitely has the experience but it is clear that he also has a love for the Blues and this is definitely one of the best around at the moment. ” – Music-News
“The fact that this is such a cohesive disc and the playing is a heartfelt celebration of the love for this music and its variety is something that explodes off the disc. A great disc to celebrate all that the blues has to offer. ” – No Depression
“I like to offer a favourite song at this stage; but you really can cover your eyes and pick anything and be impressed…” – The Rocking Magpie
Colin will be performing at Under the Bridge, London, UK, on November 20, 2016. Find more details and get your tickets at https://underthebridge.ticketabc.com/events/colin-james/.
Blue Highways is now available for streaming on Spotify. And you can follow Colin’s profile on Spotify as well at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5OH6mZ9jAWB8UnC1447H1j – check it out!
CP’s annual Holiday Train program is a rolling fundraising event that travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food and awareness for food banks and hunger issues, hosting free holiday concerts along the way. Since 1999 the program has raised more than $12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food.
The Holiday Train is proudly sporting an all-Canadian musical line up with multiple Canadian Country Music Award and Juno Award winners. The Canadian train will feature musical guests Dallas Smith and Odds. On board the U.S. train, Kelly Prescott will partner with Doc Walker between Montreal and Windsor, Ont., with Colin James covering the Midwest and Great Plains shows. Jonathan Roy will also perform at all Quebec locations.
For schedule and full details, visit http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/united-states.
Visit the Tour page for a complete list of shows and ticket links.
Tickets On Sale October 14th, 2016
October 11, 2016 – Critically acclaimed, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Colin James has announced cross-Canada tour dates in support of his new album Blue Highways (released via True North Records).
Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/guitarist’s long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few. In the spring of 2015 Colin wrapped up his Hearts on Fire tour. After a couple of months of straight touring, Colin was loving playing with the band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage. What better time to make a record? Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks. In less than a week Colin and his touring band went into The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just 2 days, Blue Highways was born.
“My band and I are really excited about playing some of these great blues songs for live audiences across the country,” said James of the tour.
Colin James Tour Dates:
02/06 Belleville, ON / Empire Theatre
02/07 Ottawa, ON / National Arts Centre
02/10 Moncton, NB / Casino New Brunswick
02/11 Halifax, NS / Casino Nova Scotia
02/15 Brockville, ON / Brockville Arts Centre
02/16 Montreal, QC / Theatre Maisonneuve
02/17 Peterborough, ON / Showplace Theatre
02/18 Toronto, ON / Massey Hall
02/20 Kitchener, ON / Centre in the Square
02/21 Hamilton, ON / Hamilton Place
02/22 London, ON / Centennial Hall
02/25 Winnipeg, MB / Burton Cummings Theatre
02/26 Saskatoon, SK / TCU Place
02/27 Regina, SK / Conexus Arts Centre
03/01 Medicine Hat, AB / The Esplanade
03/02 Edmonton, AB / Northern Jubilee
03/03 Calgary, AB / Southern Jubilee
03/04 Kelowna, BC / Kelowna Community Theatre
03/06 Nanaimo, BC / The Port Theatre
03/07 Victoria, BC / The Royal Theatre
03/08 Vancouver, BC / The Orpheum
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‘Blue Highways’ comes out one week from today + more exciting news coming very soon! Limited autographed CDs are available!
Pre-order ‘Blue Highways’ on CD and receive an autographed copy of Colin’s tribute to some of his blues heroes.