Gord Downie and The Country of Miracles Hit the road this Fall…

Summer on!

Summer is officially here, and we’d like to kick things off with a tour announcement. This fall we’ll be making our way across Canada to spend an evening with you. There will be more dates to announce, so keep watching for more information.

Date: Sept 22
City: Vancouver, BC
Venue: The Vogue
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM PST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, www.livenation.com, charge by phone 604-280-4444 and at all ticketmaster locations

Date: Sept 24
City: Victoria,BC
Venue: Rifflandia Music Festival
Market Square
On-Sale: Now
Ticket Information: Tickets available at www.ticketweb.ca , Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and Rifflandia HQ (August)

Date: Sept 25
City: Mission, BC
Venue: Clarke Theatre
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM PST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110044CF68F17ACB, charge by phone

Date: Sept 30
City: Medicine Hat, AB
Venue: Esplanade Arts
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM MST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at www.tixx.ca and at the Esplanade Box Office and Medicine Hat Mall

Date: Oct 4
City: Calgary, AB
Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM MST
Ticket Information: Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca, www.livenation.com, Charge by phone 403-777-0000, or at ticketmaster locations.

Date: Oct 5
City: Saskatoon, SK
Venue: Odeon Events Centre
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM CST
Ticket Information: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110044C898689315,
charge by phone 306-938-7800, and at ticketmaster locations

Date: Oct 21
City: Sherbrooke, QC
Venue: Theatre Centennial
On-Sale: June 25th @ 1:00pm EST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at the Centennial box office and online at http://www.ubishops.ca/centennial/subscriptions.html

Date: Oct 22
City: Quebec City, QC
Venue: Le Cercle
On-Sale: June 25th @ 10AM EST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at www.billetech.com and at Le Cercle.

Date: Oct 23
City: Montreal, QC
Venue: The National
On-Sale: June 25th @ noon EST
Ticket Information: Tickets available at www.admission.com or charge by phone (514) 790-1245

Date: Oct 26
City: Oakville, ON
Venue: Oakville Centre
On-Sale: On-Sale now
Ticket Information: Tickets are available at www.oakvillecentre.ca or charge by phone 905-815-2021

Date: Oct 27
City: Peterborough, ON
Venue: Showplace
On-Sale: June 25th @ 11AM EST
Ticket Information: Tickets on sale at Showplace box office, Moondance, Blue Streak Records, www.showplace.org, or charge by phone at 705.742.7469

Date: Oct 28
City: Kingston, ON
Venue: Grand Theatre
On-Sale: June 25th @ 12PM EST
Ticket Information: Tickets on sale at The Grand Theatre box office, Brian’s Record Option, Tricolour Outlet, www.kingstongrand.ca, or charge by phone at 613-530-2050

YouTube: 11th Fret Video… 7 years later

– Oh, and I found this in a shoebox under my bed. It’s the long lost, ’11th Fret’ video that Mike Clattenburg wrote and directed back in 2003? We shot it in one afternoon and evening at The Rivoli in Toronto.

Here’s Mike remembering it;

“I just remember a massive goodwill as we made that, we made it on the back of Pascals too, for like 4K. The idea of the video phone seems even more relevant, I also remember you recorded live adats as we shot that you were thinking of intercutting live performance audio with the studio track which is still a sassy idea oh and the love story was inspired by that scene in cocksucker blues where keith falls asleep. We shot it the exact same way.”

And just for kicks… here’s the video for Chancellor:

Buck 65 (aka Rich Terfry) and Gord Downie


…the EP ’20 Odd Years: Volume 1 — Avant.’ On this first installment, singer Jenn Grant tempers Buck 65’s gruff delivery with a sweet melody on the track ‘Who by Fire,’ while Coral Osborne, daughter of 54-40 frontman Neil Osborne, shows up on the banjo laced ‘Red Eyed Son.’

Indeed, the vast majority of tracks on the forthcoming ’20 Odd Years’ are collaborations. Terfry set out to “work with talented musicians of all stripes,” and he recruited singers such as Gord Downie, Meaghan Smith, John Southworth and Gentleman Reg to add a quality elusive from his previous offerings. The result might be his most accessible offering to date.

Got A Question For Gord Downie?

From @GordDownie: Hi all, I’m doing some filming on Thursday with Gord and the Country of Miracles and I thought that it would be cool to get some questions from folks to ask while I am there. Post your questions here by Thursday morning and I’ll take them with me and get some answers on video for you.

War Child Auction: Guitar Autographed by Gord Downie + Bala Tickets

The War Child Rockin Auction

War Child has joined forces with 102.1 The Edge to bring you a weekly online auction of amazing memorabilia, tickets, and unique experiences, while helping children in war zones. New auction items will be announced each week on 102.1 The Edge as part of Thursday 30 with Dave Bookman. The items will be listed on our eBay page and will be accessible through this site, and at http://www.edge.ca.

The debut War Child auction item featured this week includes 2 tickets to see Gord Downie and The Country of Miracles live in concert at The Kee To Bala on July 15th, 2010, PLUS an Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Sunburst guitar autographed by Gord Downie himself. Bid quickly as this item will only be up for one week.

Legendary singer, songwriter, and poet, Gord Downie is one of Canada’s most revered artists. The frontman and lyricist of one of Canada’s most influential rock bands, The Tragically Hip, will release his third solo album, The Grand Bounce, on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. The album was produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, and features a group of musicians known as The Country of Miracles, including Julie Doiron, Dave Clark, Josh Finlayson, John Press and Dale Morningstar. The Grand Bounce was recorded at The Hip’s Bath House studio in Kingston and includes the hit radio single “The East Wind” and the track “The Hard Canadian,” which Gord performed live in Toronto last February during a performance with Gordon Lightfoot.

All auction items have been generously donated and all money raised will go towards helping children whose lives have been devastated by war. A new item will be offered each week, so keep checking the site for updates.
To bid on this week’s auction click here.

Goodnight, Amherst

Teatro Comunque

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2010


Inspired by the Tragically Hip’s “38 Years Old”, “Goodnight, Amherst” profiles a broken family in Amherst, Ontario. When eldest son Michael unexpectedly returns home, his rural family must confront their own senses of love and justice and come to terms with the horrifying truth of the night that tore them apart twelve years earlier.

Written and starring playwright James Fanizza, “Goodnight, Amherst” will be remounted at the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival after a sold-out weekend showing at The Walmer Street Theatre in June, 2009. The revitalized performance combines a varied ensemble of theatre unknowns and veterans alike to achieve a distinctly fresh production.

“‘Goodnight, Amherst’ is a raw examination of a family coming to terms with the afterlife of a brutal event” says Heather Allin, both president of ACTRA Toronto and starring as the lead character Barb Anderson. “It’s a great role”.

Carrie Adelstein takes the reins as director for the second time, lending her intuition and eye for detail to the production.

“This feels like a brand new show for us” says Adelstein. “I am continuously inspired by our incredible cast and crew and can’t wait to see the reaction from the audience”.

Teatro Comunque is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to performing Canadian works while showcasing fresh, new, up-and-coming Toronto-based talent. The company strives to enliven and serve a community of artists in Toronto through continually producing thought-provoking, Canadian theatre while pairing new talent with seasoned thespians.

For ticket information please visit: http://goodnightamherst.wordpress.com