Tom Cochrane with Red Rider to Rock the Canadian Badlands this summerCochrane returns to the dramatic Prairiebackdrop from his âLife is a Highway' video for an unforgettable concert in theCanadian Icon SeriesDRUMHELLER, AB, May 5, 2015 - The appearance ofseven-time Juno award winner Tom Cochrane at the Passion Play amphitheatre onAug.
22, 2015, will introduce a new sound to this unique venue in the Badlands.âThe superb acoustics of this incredible natural space makes it ideal forCochrane's concert or any musical act,â says Vance Neudorf, Executive Directorof the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. âPeople are going to be veryimpressed.âCochrane is afitting 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 AHighway â shows him performing the song against the backdrop of the region'sdramatic hoodoos, coulees and grassy plains. Cochrane is therecipient of many accolades, including being an inductee into the CanadianMusic Hall of Fame, a member of the Canadian Walk of Fame and severalphilanthropic and artistic awards.âWe're happy to host oneof Canada's most iconic musicians in our backyard in one of the province's mosticonic settings â the Canadian Badlands,â said Barry Morishita, president ofCanadian Badlands Tourism. âThousands of people have seen Cochrane's video featuringthe Badlands, but now they'll actually be sitting right there in one of themost beautiful places in the country.âThis also presents awonderful opportunity for the region's stakeholders to showcase the geographicdiversity and many activities available to visitors in the area, saidMorishita.Each July for the past 22years, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play amphitheatre, which seats 2,700people, has been the stage for an award-winning dramatic presentation about thelife of Jesus. Canadian Badlands Tourism has been seeking other types of entertainmentfor the unique venue. More information Tickets for the Tom Cochrane concert are available online at www.canadianpassionplay.com · Media Contact: Noelle Aune, firstname.lastname@example.org, @noelleaune, 403.861.1982