Blackie and the Rodeo Kings to Play at Vernon & District Performing Arts Center – Vernon News

Juno winners will perform

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings arrive in Vernon.

The band will perform at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Center with special guests Digging Roots and Terra Lightfoot on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2022-23 Spotlight Series of Special Presentations.

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band with a cross-Canada tour and the release of their 11th studio album, O Glory!

Originally, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a unique tribute album to Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett.

The result was High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P. Bennett. The band had no intention of making a subsequent album, but something unforeseen happened.

“When we play and sing together as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Something magical happens. We haven’t wondered what it is all these years and we’re not going to start now,” Fearing said. .

Today, 20 years later, with 10 albums, a Juno Award and multiple Juno Award nominations under their belt, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have become one of the top roots-oriented bands in North America.

“25 years later, we are still looking for the best places. Befriending the ghosts of poets and harmonizing with the voices in the fields and swinging at the fences,” Wilson said.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $38 for seniors, and $35 for students and are available at the VDPAC box office by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online.