Tom Cochrane has announced a cross-Canada tour that will celebrate 25 years since the release of his landmark album, Mad Mad World, including a stop in Victoria.
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 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.
The release accelerated the Canadian singer-songwriter’s already upward trajectory into the stratosphere. Fans can most definitely expect to hear a rockin’ live version of Cochrane’s incendiary track “Life is a Highway.”
Cochrane celebrated this milestone anniversary on October 28 in Calgary, where an exhibition of his musical work was unveiled at the National Music Centre.
The 21-date Canadian tour, which reunites Red Rider bandmates Ken Greer and Jeff Jones, kicks off in B.C. on February Feb. 24. Joining the tour will be Meghan Patrick on all dates.
The Juno Award winner and Grammy nominee will be taking Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre by storm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Tickets go on sale Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
On Monday, the Manitoba government announced it is naming a 322-kilometre section of Provincial Road 391, between Lynn Lake and Thompson, “Tom Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway,” after the multiple Juno Award-winning rock musician and his 1991 popular single.