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Tom Cochrane with Red Rider to rock the Canadian Badlands this summer

The appearance of seven-time Juno award winner Tom Cochrane at the Passion Play amphitheatre on Aug. 22, 2015, will introduce a new sound to this unique venue in the Badlands. “The superb acoustics of this incredible natural space makes it ideal for Cochrane’s concert or any musical act,” says Vance Neudorf, Executive Director of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. “People are going to be very impressed.”

Cochrane is a fitting choice to be the first Canadian to kick off the Canadian Icons series. The video for Cochrane’s most enduring and famous hit – Life is A Highway – shows him performing the song against the backdrop of the region’s dramatic hoodoos, coulees and grassy plains.

Cochrane is the recipient of many accolades, including being an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a member of the Canadian Walk of Fame and several philanthropic and artistic awards.

“We’re happy to host one of Canada’s most iconic musicians in our backyard in one of the province’s most iconic settings – the Canadian Badlands,” said Barry Morishita, president of Canadian Badlands Tourism. “Thousands of people have seen Cochrane’s video featuring the Badlands, but now they’ll actually be sitting right there in one of the most beautiful places in the country.”

This also presents a wonderful opportunity for the region’s stakeholders to showcase the geographic diversity and many activities available to visitors in the area, said Morishita.

Each July for the past 22 years, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play amphitheatre, which seats 2,700 people, has been the stage for an award-winning dramatic presentation about the life of Jesus. Canadian Badlands Tourism has been seeking other types of entertainment for the unique venue.

More information:
Tickets for the concert are now available online at

Media Contact: Noelle Aune,, @noelleaune, 403.861.1982



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