Jim Cuddy is back in the spotlight with another solo project and a national tour starting in February.
The “Try” singer releases Constellation, his fourth solo album, on Jan. 26 and embarks on a 30+ date cross-Canada tour of soft-seat theatres starting Feb. 8 at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John.
Joining him on tour is Barney Bentall, and Cuddy's sons–Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley.
Before this, Cuddy and band – Colin Cripps (guitar), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Steve O'Connor (keyboards), Bazil Donovan (bass) and Joel Anderson (drums) – will be returning to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on Dec. 17 as part of the club’s 70th-anniversary concert series.
Earlier this month, Cuddy helped to raise more than $200K for the NAC regional cancer foundation, one of many benefits the Blue Rodeo co-founder has performed over the years.
Ticket presales for the tour went on sale earlier this week. Tickets come bundled with a copy of the new album, excepting two dates on the tour (see asterisked dates on the itinerary below).
Feb 08 - Imperial Theatre Saint John, NB
Feb 09 - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Halifax
Feb 10 - Savoy Theatre Glace Bay, NS
Feb 11 -The Playhouse Fredericton
Feb 12 - The Molson Canadian Center at Casino New Brunswick Moncton *
Feb 14 - Massey Hall Toronto
Feb 16 - London Music Hall
Feb 17 - Regent Theatre Oshawa
Feb 18 - First Ontario Concert Hall Hamilton
Feb 22 - Vogue Theatre Vancouver
Feb 23 - McPherson Playhouse Victoria
Feb 24 - Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Feb 26 - Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Feb 27 - The Bailey Theatre Trail, BC
Feb 28 - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton
Mar 01 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary
Mar 02 - Eric Harvie Theatre Banff, AB
Mar 04 - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Medicine Hat, AB *
Mar 05 - EA Rawlinson Centre For the Arts Prince Albert, SK
Mar 07 - TCU Place Saskatoon
Mar 08 - Centennial Concert Hall Winkler, MB
Mar 09 - Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg
Mar 11 - Conexus Arts Centre Regina
Mar 16 - Centre in the Square Kitchener
Mar 19 - Showplace Performance Centre Peterborough
Mar 27 - The Empire Theatre Belleville
Mar 28 - The Grand Theatre Kingston
Mar 29 - The Georgian Theatre, Barrie
Apr 05 - National Arts Centre Ottawa
Apr 06/07 - Corona Theatre Montreal
* The two dates asterisked do not include the new album in the ticket bundle.
Management: Susan de Cartier, Starfish Entertainment
Agent: Kay White, Trick or Treat Agency
Publicist: Steve Waxman, Warner Canada Music