Published Feb 03, 2020This April will mark 50 years since Bruce Cockburn released his self-titled debut album, and the Canadian singer-songwriter has announced plans for an anniversary tour to celebrate the milestone.
Cockburn will tour the United States this spring before a September 4 date at Toronto's CNE Bandshell. From there, he'll play four additional Ontario dates in October, making stops in Peterborough, Ottawa, Belleville and Kingston.
"In 1969, when I was feeling the need to record an album of the songs I'd been writing, I had no concept of what that might lead to," Cockburn reflected in a statement. "But looking back over the arc of fifty years of recording, performing, and travel, not to mention relationships and personal challenges, I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I'd been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone. And they're still going!"
Cockburn released the all-instrumental Crowing Ignites — his 26th studio effort — last September.
04/10 Stanford, CA - Bing Concert Hall
04/30 Northampton, MA - Academy of Music
05/01 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
05/02 Boothbay Harbor, ME - Flying Monkey Centre
05/03 Plymouth, NH - Bailey Theatre
05/05 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
05/07 Fairfield, CT - Stage One
05/08 Fall River, MA - Narrow Center
05/09 Newton, NJ - Newton Theatre
05/11 Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
05/12 Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Centre
05/14 Raleigh, NC - Fletcher Opera House
05/15 Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theatre
05/16 Chattanooga, TN - Songbird
05/17 Atlanta, GA - City Winery
05/20 Ponte Vedra, FL - Concert Hall
05/21 Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theater
05/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Centre
05/24 Key West, FL - Key West Theatre
09/04 Toronto, ON - CNE Bandshell
10/16 Peterborough, ON - Showplace
10/17 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
10/18 Belleville, ON - Empire Theatre
10/20 Kingston, ON - Isabel Bader Centre