Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will be playing Kamloops as part of their spring tour.
The band will be performing intimate theatre shows in B.C. and Alberta, with a March 18 concert set for Sagebrush Theatre.
Cochrane has received eight Juno Awards, along with multiple songwriter awards from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Cochrane is also a Grammy nominee and 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.
Cochrane’s album, 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 Life is a Highway, the latter which reigned at No. 1 for 6 straight weeks in Canada and reached No. 6 on the North American Billboard Hot 100.
Along with his music, Cochrane has dedicated his time to philanthropic work over the past few decades. He has worked with War Child, World Vision, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Unison, Tree Canada and Tempo, among other organizations. He was also a performer at Live 8 and in both Tears are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti.
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will hit the stage at Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 11 at Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St. They can also be purchased by calling 250-374-5483 or going online to tickets.kamloopslive.com. All seats are reserved and priced at $78, including GST (service charges extra).
There are 665 tickets available.
The concert is a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with Jelly Events and Promotions.