Tom will be performing songs from his new album No Stranger on the program Q (CBC radio) this Monday 16th March. Q is on CBC Radio 1 at 10am and 10pm for one hour.
You are never to old for rock-and-roll and Tom Cochrane and the sold-out Massey Hall audience proved that last night for 115-minutes as the 61-year-old Canadian played 20-songs from the early Red Rider days to their new release titled Take It Home. The Canadian storyteller shared with the crowd his love for hockey and Bobby Orr, his adventures across Canada, and his huge love for the Muskoka’s and cottage life.
Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane cast his biggest hits into the warm glow of a softly rocking campfire set and then turned the heat way up during a superb performance at the National Arts Centre on Saturday.
Organizers of the Empire Rockfest announced that it would be an all-Canadian line-up for this year’s event in July – Hedley will kick things off, followed by Blue Rodeo, Alan Doyle, Big Sugar, and Tom Cochrane.
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 a song about 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.
If, as his signature hit suggests, life is a highway, Tom Cochrane’s road has led him many places before bringing him back home.
The last time Tom Cochrane was in these parts, it was for a good time, greatest hits set with Red Rider, coming on before Bruce Springsteen at Magnetic Hill. That show had the feeling of the celebrating past successes and shared memories, with favourites such as Life Is A Highway, Big League, and White Hot.