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The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton is a non-profit organization. Our motivation is to keep the spirit of rock music alive, and pass the torch to generations to come so they can experience the power and potential of music to change the world by fostering acceptance, tolerance and love.   To become a member, purchase a ticket to one of our events.

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

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Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

  • Hawrelak Park 9330 Groat Rd NW Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B3 Canada (map)

Tom Cochrane has an iconic career that has spanned over 4 decades and is characterized by creative, adventurousness and musical and personal integrity.

Commenting on some of the jobs he had early on in his life, which include cab driving, working at CIL Paints, on the loading dock at Sears and Canada Packers, crewing out on a sail boat (not a cruise ship). “Those gigs are character builders, you pay some bills along the way with them but it’s real life also that you learn from and draw songs from.”

A few years into his tenure with Red Rider, they graduated to larger venues, halls, arenas and festivals stages. “The early days never leave you though, they get etched on your soul like a tattoo.” Within and without Red Rider, Tom has released 17 albums.  Having helped shape the musical landscape for future generations of Canadian artists, Tom remains one of only 3 male Canadian singer songwriters to have a diamond certified album in Canada (over a million copies sold). Mad Mad World is now around 1.7 million in Canada, and at over 3 million worldwide. Songs such as Life Is A Highway and Lunatic Fringe have been international hits and continue to garner much airplay around the world.

Tom Cochrane is a recipient of 8 Juno Awards, and is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron, an honorary doctorate, a recent Diamond Jubilee award, many songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC and ASCAP, a Grammy nomination as well as numerous other citations and awards.

“The highway has been a good teacher I’ve learnt a lot from her, it stretches out before us like a canvas.”

On-line tickets available HERE or in person at The Acoustic Music Shop (9934 – 82 Ave) & Myhre’s Music (8735 – 118 Ave)

 

***set times approximate for purpose of chronological ordering only

Earlier Event: August 18
5 Man Electrical Band
Later Event: August 19
VERA