Gino Vannelli–known for a string of chart-toppers that include “I Just Wanna Stop,” “Living Inside Myself,” “Black Cars,” and “Wild Horses,” releases his 20th album April 5, entitled Wilderness Road.
“Combined with a more narrative approach to the lyrics, Wilderness Road is altogether a musical endeavor set apart from all others I have undertaken in my career,” the Montreal-born singer and one-time sex symbol allows. “It’s filled with a host of stories I have kept close to my heart for the last five years.”
Since launching himself in 1978 with the A&M hit “I Just Wanna Stop,” the Montreal-born, California-based singer has sold more than 10 million albums. It's worth noting that four years earlier he earned a sizeable home-country hit with "People Gotta Move" that was contained on his second album for the label, entitled Powerful People. On the new album–set for release on his own imprint, SoNo Recording Group (distributed internationally through Dominique Zgarka’s ILS Group)–Vannelli ups the ante by playing the majority of the instruments on the 12 tracks that include titles such as “Ghost Train, “Wrestling with Angels” and “The Long Arm of Justice.”
Vannelli will be performing three shows in Canada before embarking on a tour of Hawaii and the US next month. He opens at Toronto’s Bluma Appel Theatre on April 24, then is set for two shows at the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts in Montreal on April 26 and 27. Toronto tickets scale between $87 and $187.
Before this, he is featured on the ‘70s Rock and Romance Cruise, March 25-30, that includes Foreigner, Boz Scaggs, Leo Sayer, Little River Band, and tribute bands covering Queen, the Bee Gees, the Eagles, and Credence Clearwater Revival.