In America, Tom Cochrane is primarily known for the smash single “Life Is A Highway” (also covered by country group Rascal Flatts), and for those who dig a little deeper, the leader of Canadian rock band Red Rider (responsible for the lost ‘80s treasure “Lunatic Fringe”).
Tom Cochrane is one of Canada’s best-selling songwriters of all-time, thanks to a pile of hit songs and albums as a solo artists and with his band Red Rider. When the singer dropped by Q104.3 New York recently, his conversation with Ken Dashow revolved around his two biggest hits, “Lunatic Fringe” (1981) with Red Rider and “Life Is a Highway” (1991) as a solo artist.
Over the course of his career, Canadian artist Tom Cochrane has released 17 albums, toured the world and won an armload of Juno Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammys). The respected singer-songwriter, as he nears retirement age, is not interested in slowing down any time soon.
We had a time at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Sunday night. It was New Year’s Eve and Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane rocked in the new year big time.
A little more than a decade ago Tom Cochrane was worried he might have ownership of his iconic song “Life is a Highway” unintentionally taken from him. Rascal Flatts had recorded the song for the “Cars” soundtrack, introducing it to a whole new generation.
Life might be a highway for Tom Cochrane, but it sure isn’t a stretch of prairie pavement. It has hills and tight corners, bridges and even some potholes. I’ve seen him four or five times now, over the years, and no two shows are the same with him, and sometimes he’s not on his game.
Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World album has turned 25 and Tom’s way of celebrating is to get the boys from Red Rider back together and tour. It’s a current trend these days and Tom is no stranger to either touring or celebrating milestones.
Along with Tom Cochrane were some original members from the iconic Canadian band, Red Rider . They are backing Cochrane on this tour supporting the Silver Anniversary release of his legendary Mad Mad World album, originally released in 1991
Singer Tom Cochrane brought his cross-Canada tour to Abbotsford Centre on Thursday evening. The tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Mad Mad World. More than 2,000 were on hand for the event.
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.
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.
He’s known for his hit song Life is a Highway, and now Tom Cochrane has a highway in northern Manitoba named after him and his famous tune.
The National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary Alberta is pleased to launch a honouring iconic Canadian musician Tom Cochrane. The special exhibition is to commemorate 25th anniversary of smash album Mad Mad World.
Tom Cochrane will celebrate 25 years since the release of his landmark album, Mad Mad World, by playing the album in its entirety on a coast-to-coast tour.
A legendary Canadian performer and musician is marking a significant quarter century with a cross-Canada tour, and he’s making Cranbrook a stop along the way.
Tom Cochrane is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of his landmark album Mad Mad World with a deluxe re-issue — and he’s taking to the highway for 2017.
It’s Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World — we’re all just living in it. And we can now experience it a little more tangibly thanks to a new exhibition at Studio Bell celebrating the Canadian musician and the 25th anniversary of the release of his million-selling, Juno-winning album Mad Mad World.
Ghostlike” and strangely “flattering” — that’s how legendary musician Tom Cochrane described the new exhibit in Calgary, honouring his life’s work and contribution to Canadian music.
The sun was making its descent over a glittering Okanagan Lake as the audience began to take their seats amongst the lush grape groves and pink roses of CedarCreek Estate Winery’s picturesque pavilion. Any haze from the wildfires had burned off, and just in time, as August 27 marked the vineyard’s last show of their TELUS Sunset Concerts at CedarCreek Estate Winery for the summer — Tom Cochrane and his band, Red Rider.
REGINA — Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane left an indelible impression in February performing at Casino Regina — the sold out show was so good that mere months later the venue has him coming back for another performance tonight.
Lynn Lake-born Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane is one of 12 Manitobans who will receive the province’s highest honour – the Order of Manitoba – at a ceremony in July, Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee announced on Manitoba Day May 12. The Order of Manitoba recognizes people who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field and improved the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.
Friends and family gathered recently to celebrate the career of World Vision Canada president and CEO Dave Toycen, who plans to retire from his position with the Mississauga-based organization shortly.
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.
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.