Tom Cochrane and the Victoria area have a special bond that stretches back through the decades to 1992, when the Red Rider frontman played a record-setting show before 10,000 fans at Western Speedway.
Tom Cochrane gave new life to some classic hits as he delivered a knockout performance for a sold-out Charles BaileyTheatre crowd Saturday night in Trail.
Tom Cochrane remembers playing hooky from high school so he could be at the front of the line to buy tickets to a Bruce Cockburn concert. The iconic Canadian musician was performing at the Riverview in Winnipeg at the time and Cochrane was determined to see him.
Considering that Tom Cochrane has a stretch of Manitoba highway bearing his name, there’s an argument to be made for a smaller-scale tribute in his honour at Western Speedway in Langford.
Thousands — no, scratch that — millions of people during the past 25 years have tapped their fingers, hummed, and smiled along to the joyful, ebullient rhythms and melodies of Tom Cochrane’s monster hit Life Is A Highway.