Gord Bamford Announces Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour w/ Special Guest JoJo Mason

Canadian Country Star Gord Bamford Announces Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour


TORONTO, ON – Today, Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford, announced he is returning to his performing roots with the Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour. Beginning in Calgary, AB on October 17the tour will hit 29 Canadian cities from coast to coast, giving fans the chance to see one of Canada’s biggest Country music superstars in an intimate setting, at their favourite local bars and honkytonks.

“’Honkytonks and dive bars are where I cut my teeth in this business and fell in love with country music and performing. It’s where I feel right at home,” said Gord Bamford. “I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots where it all began. Make sure to grab your tickets fast cause it’s gonna be a party!”

Bamford‘s current single, “Dive Bar”, from his latest album Neon Smoke is racing up the radio charts and into the Top 10. The 3-time CCMA Male Artist of the Yea collaborated with distinguished songwriter/producer Phil O’Donnell (Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr, George Strait) on the album, which has also seen the release of the singles “Livin’ On Summertime”, “Ain’t It Grand” – a collaboration with Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, and the Top 10 Canadian country radio hit “Neon Smoke”.

Bamford is one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history. He has received 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards including Album of the YearSingle of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations, is the two-time winner (2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 25 Top 10 singles in Canada including the #1 smash hit “When Your Lips Are So Close”. Bamford has spent the better part of 20 years honing his craft and perfecting his sound, with his eighth studio album, Neon Smoke, becoming a fan favourite since its release earlier this year.

Supporting Bamford for 28 dates will be rising star JoJo Mason.  With four Top 20 singles under his belt, the SiriusXM “Rising Star” Award nominee has rocketed into the charts and recently released his highly anticipated debut album Both Sides Of The Bar, with his latest single “Something to Wrap My Heart Around” reaching #8 on the Canadian Country charts.

Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour Dates:

October 17 – Calgary, AB – Ranchman’s w/ JoJo Mason

October 18 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon w/ JoJo Mason

October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Ralph’s w/ JoJo Mason

October 20 – Brooks, AB – Brooks Hotel w/ JoJo Mason

October 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s w/ JoJo Mason

October 23 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s w/ JoJo Mason

October 24 – Fort St. John, BC – The Lido w/ JoJo Mason

October 25 – Fort St John, BC – The Lido w/ JoJo Mason

October 27 – Chilliwack, BC – Mainstreet Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason

October 30 – Nanaimo, BC – Queens Hotel w/ JoJo Mason

October 31 – Cumberland, BC – The Waverly Hotel w/ JoJo Mason

November 1 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret w/ JoJo Mason

November 3 – Castlegar, BC – The Woods Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason

November 4 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s – Rodeo Week w/ JoJo Mason

November 7 – Prince Albert, SK – EA Rawlinson Centre w/ JoJo Mason

November 9 – Slave Lake, AB – Slave Lake Inn – Ballroom w/ JoJo Mason

November 15 – Brandon, MB – Great Western Roadhouse w/ JoJo Mason

November 18 – Thunder Bay, ON – NV Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason

November 21 – Kingston, ON – Ale House w/ JoJo Mason

November 22 – Niagara Falls, ON – Big Texas w/ JoJo Mason

November 24 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall w/ JoJo Mason

November 26 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s

November 28 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s

November 30 – Sussex, NB – The Mule

December 1 – Summerside, PEI – Harbour Front Theatre w/ JoJo Mason

December 5 – Pictou, NS – deCoste Theatre w/ JoJo Mason

December 6 – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Civic Centre w/ JoJo Mason

December 8 – Miramichi, NB – Vogue Theatre w/ JoJo Mason

December 11 – Peterborough, ON – The Venue w/ JoJo Mason

December 12 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – The Machine Shop w/ JoJo Mason

December 14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid w/ JoJo Mason

Gord Bamford signs with Invictus Entertainment Group


TORONTO, ON – Invictus Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Platinum selling country star Gord Bamford to their booking roster. A 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada, Gord maintains a position as one of the most successful musicians in Canadian country music history. The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $3 million since its inception in 2008 for children’s charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, numerous children’s hospitals across Canada and MUSICOUNTS.

Bamford says, ‘I’m excited about my new journey and home at Invictus, and the opportunity to work with the whole team. I greatly appreciate everything that has been done for me and the people I have worked with throughout my career and look forward to many more successful years to come. Although change is the hardest decision we make in life, it’s also very exciting and rejuvenating. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road this summer!’

Invictus Entertainment Group Vice President Rob Cyrynowski adds, ‘Gord Bamford’s distinctive sound and song writing ability defines him as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists. We are honoured to welcome Gord Bamford to the Invictus family and are excited for many great years ahead.’

Bamford’s success is undeniable – also a 2X CMA award winner of the Global Country Artist Award, Gord released his recent album ‘Neon Smoke’ this past January.


Specializing in booking, promoting, and artist representation on an agency and management level, Invictus works directly with some of Canada’s top country music artists, such as Brett Kissel, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Emerson Drive, and many others.




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