February 25th 2015 – The Georgia Straight Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock great Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock. Derek Smith was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on February 24, 2015. Thanks Derek. Picture
Canadian music hall of famer Tom Cochrane has cancelled his March 12 concert at Hamilton Place.
Concert promoter Live Nation said the cancellation by the “Life is a Highway” singer was “due to scheduling conflicts.”
Canrock icon Tom Cochrane released his first new album in more than eight years this month. Called Take it Home, it’s a collection of blues, country, roots and gospel — all the music from the South that’s inspired Cochrane over his four-decade career.
It might be early in his Take It Home tour but Tom Cochrane is in mid-season form. The 61-year-old Canadian icon stopped at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Tuesday night -— it was the third show of the 14-date tour promoting his latest album Take It Hom
Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane is back in the race again, but for how long?
“This may be my last record, but I said that after the previous one as well,” says Cochrane during a recent one-on-one session at a country bar in Toronto’s entertainment district.
REGINA — Tom Cochrane knew that it was time to get to work on a new album.
The 61-year-old Canadian music icon unveiled Take It Home on Feb. 10, his first album of new material since No Stranger was released in 2006. According to promotional material for the new disc, Cochrane had “stepped off the music industry treadmill” following No Stranger.
When Tom Cochrane released his last album, “No Stranger,” in 2006, the Canadian singer-songwriter-legend wasn’t convinced that he’d ever make another one.
“I think when you make a record, you have to be inspired to make it,” Cochrane tells The Huffington Post Canada, and for years, he wasn’t inspired. His charity work with World Vision Canada, and the occasional performance –– either on his own, or with his band Red Rider –– kept him busy and fulfilled.
Interview with Tom on CTV’s Canada AM on Monday 9th February 2015.
TORONTO — The twangy wheeze of the harmonica may not grace radios much these days, but Tom Cochrane remains a fan.
The 61-year-old’s signature hit “Life is a Highway” featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totalling roughly 35 seconds of the song’s runtime.
TORONTO – In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring an unusual song about the sport of hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.
Tom Cochrane doesn’t have much left to prove.
Only, perhaps, that the veteran Canadian musician can still give us rock songs from the heart – with just enough pace and crunch to keep it interesting.
And the 61-year-old Cochrane delivers with his new album Take It Home, out Feb. 10.
It was 1994, and I was packing up and heading to Europe to spend 6 months backpacking and finding myself. As an 18-year-old Canadian I proudly donned the Canadian Flag on my bag and trekked the European countryside with only two cassette tapes to keep me company. Both were Canadian albums of course, as I couldn’t imagine not having a piece of Canadiana with me as I made memories that have lasted a lifetime. One of those cassettes was Mad Mad World by Tom Cochrane.
THUNDER BAY — Thirty years ago Tom Cochrane preferred the tranquility of a recording studio to the adrenaline of being the centre of attention on a big stage.
Now his career is all about performing live.
The Canadian music icon is kicking off his cross-country tour in Thunder Bay, when he takes to the stage at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Feb. 14.