Posted December 2021
I first heard of Bruce Cockburn back in 1980- 81. I was an assistant manager at a Christian bookstore in Phoenix, Arizona - Christian Discount (later called Christian Emporium) at 810 West Osborne Road in Phoenix, Arizona, and I remember when Dancing In The Lions Jaws had come out. It was a huge crossover hit from “secular” music and to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). I remember that we sold that album by the box loads. Those sales were helped when Bruce performed on Saturday Night Live around the same time the album came out.
I've always been intrigued with Bruce's career ever since then have kept an eye on him occasionally. When I learned that Bruce was doing a 50th-anniversary tour (postponed from 2019 thanks to “you know what”) I just had to interview him. He is now launching that tour this month. The interview took place a couple months ago, ahead of Cockburn’s tour prep.
The tour launches December 7th. The press release for the tour is beneath the interview video, below.
The Boomerocity Interview With Bruce Cockburn
Click On The Lower Right Corner To Enlarge Video
Bruce Cockburn Gets Back On The Road
ATLANTA, GA - We’re all so happy to announce that Bruce Cockburn is getting back on the road with live concert tour dates starting in December, 2021.
Bruce’s last live concert show was November 23, 2019, in Monterey California at the Golden State Theatre.
Here’s what Bruce has to say about getting back on the road: “As 2020 rolled up on the horizon, it was shaping up to be an exciting year — the fiftieth anniversary of the release of my first album. A considerable number of shows had been booked. The expectation was that much of the year would be spent on tour in celebration of that first step into what has been a pretty interesting professional life.
“My expectations, like everyone else’s, took a big hit from the pandemic and all that has gone with it. That “Big 50th” was not to be!
“Now, as we poke our heads up to see where this past year-and-a-bit has brought us to, I’m getting excited again about getting out and sharing my songs with all who will do me the honor of listening — in actual rooms! With people who are physically present! The 50th Anniversary Tour: 2nd Attempt…May we all stay safe and functional so it can happen!”
Here are Bruce’s first confirmed dates, with more to follow:
DEC 7 GRASS VALLEY CA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
DEC 8 SANTA CRUZ CA RIO THEATRE
DEC 9 BERKELEY CA FREIGHT & SALVAGE
DEC 10 BERLELEY CA FREIGHT & SALVAGE
DEC 12 EUGENE OR SORENG THEATRE
DEC 13 BEND OR TOWER THEATRE
DEC 14 GRANTS PASS OR ROGUE THEATRE
DEC 16 PORTLAND OR ALADDIN THEATRE
DEC 17 PORTLAND OR ALADDIN THEATRE
DEC 18 SPOKANE OR BING CROSBY THEATRE
DEC 19 SEATTLE WA NEPTUNE THEATRE
FEB 24 BURLINGTON VT HIGHER GROUND
FEB 25 ALBANY NY THE EGG
FEB 26 NORTHAMPTON MA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
FEB 27 BOSTON MA WILBUR THEATRE
MAR 1 WATERVILLE ME OPERA HOUSE
MAR 2 FALL RIVER MA CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
MAR 4 RIDGEFIELD CT RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
MAR 5 NEWTON NJ NEWTON THEATRE
MAR 6 NEW YORK NY SYMPHONY SPACE
MAR 8 ANN ARBOR MI THE ARK
MAR 10 CHICAGO IL OLDTOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK
MAR 11 CHICAGO IL OLDTOWN SCHOOK OF FOLK
MAR 12 MADISON WI BARRYMORE THEATRE
MAR 13 IOWA CITY IA ENGLERT THEATRE
APR 19 PETERBOROUGH ON SHOWPLACE CENTRE
APR 21 KITCHENER ON CENTRE IN THE SQUARE
APR 22 TORONTO ON MASSEY HALL
APR 23 OTTAWA ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
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