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CBCMusic.ca Presents Blue Rodeo & Friends Silver Anniversary Concert at the Glenn Gould Studio

An intimate and exclusive concert to celebrate the release of their new eight disc box-set

CBCMusic.ca is excited to honour iconic Canadian rock-country group Blue Rodeo in an intimate and exclusive concert at Toronto's legendary Glenn Gould Studio (CBC Building, 250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON) on Monday, October 29, 2012. The special engagement celebrates the release of the band's new eight disc box-set Blue Rodeo- 1987-1993 as well as to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their first album, four time Canadian platinum selling Outskirts.

The band has called on friends and musical colleagues to join them onstage to help mark the Silver Anniversary. Performing songs from their extensive catalogue, special guests will include Great Big Sea, Ron Sexsmith, The Sadies, Cuff The Duke, Justin Rutledge, Devin Cuddy, Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson from The Skydiggers, Whitehorse, Oh Susanna and Amy Milan. The event will be hosted by Molly Johnson of CBC Radio 2's weekend morning show.

CBCMusic.ca will premiere one clip per day of the performance starting on Tuesday, October 30, until Friday, November 2. This will lead up to the full concert being made available to viewers on Monday, November 5 at CBCMusic.ca/BlueRodeo. On Thursday, November 8, 2012 CBC Radio 2 will premiere the exclusive broadcast of Blue Rodeo and Friends: Silver Anniversary on Canada Live at 7:00 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. NT. CBC Radio One will rebroadcast the performance on Canada Live at 2:00 p.m. ET on Friday, November 9, 2012.

Fans can attend this exclusive event by entering the ticket give-away contest at CBCMusic.ca/BlueRodeo. Fans can enter the draw on Thursday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET; all entries must be received by Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, October 26, 2012. Full contest rules are available at CBCMusic.ca/BlueRodeo.

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About Blue Rodeo: 1987-1993:
The box-set contains a treasure trove of material for fans including re-mastered versions of the band's first five studio albums as well as unreleased music such as demos for Casino, studio outtakes and a completely remixed Outskirts in which Greg Keelor returned to the originally recorded track for the first time in a quarter-century. The set also includes a 44 page booklet with rare photos and an essay written by Jason Schneider in which the band talks extensively and unfiltered about the early days, their reaction to their success and how they turned down an opportunity to work with The Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.

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Dayna Shiskos
Publicist, CBC
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