AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY STAR GORD BAMFORD ANNOUNCES THE CANADIAN DIRT TOUR
TICKETS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2023 DATES ON SALE NOW
NEW ALBUM “FIRE IT UP” SET TO DROP APRIL 28TH INCLUDING EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NEW SINGLE ‘ONE HEARTBEAT FROM HEAVEN’
TORONTO, ON (March 6, 2023) – Today, Multiple CMA and 26x CCMA Award winner Gord Bamford announces the first leg of the Canadian Dirt Tour. The announcement arrives on the heels of the release of Bamford’s emotionally infused track ‘One Heartbeat From Heaven’, produced by Bamford and Phil O’Donnell from his forthcoming 11th studio album Fire It Up due out April 28 via Anthem Records.
Joining Bamford on the road for select dates out west is award-winning country singer/songwriter Duane Steele. SiriusXM Top Of The Country Semi-Finalist Teigen Gayse will also join Bamford for select dates in BC, sharing her powerful voice with audiences in her home province. The first leg of the tour kicks off in St. Gregor, Saskatchewan on April 14 and will continue through to August making stops across Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta with more dates set to be announced later this year. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.gordbamford.com.
About the upcoming spring tour, Bamford shares “I can't wait to hit the road and see you all for Part 1 of the Canadian Dirt tour. As an artist, a live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd from the fans and on stage. It's my favourite part of the business and I'm proud of the work on this new album and eager for everyone to hear it! See ya on the road.”
Tickets for the first leg of the tour are on sale now with tickets for select dates including Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Cumberland, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, and Sidney, BC and Pilot Butte, SK on sale at a later date (listed below). Recently Bamford was nominated for three Country Music Alberta Awards. Set to take place in Calgary for the first time ever on April 2, the Alberta-raised artist is up for ‘Male Artist of the Year’, ‘Single of the Year’ for his single “Drink Along Song”, and the Gord Bamford Foundation has been nominated for the ‘Community Spirit Award’.
UPCOMING CANADIAN DIRT TOUR DATES
(Ticket On Sale Date)
April 14 – St. Gregor Community Centre – St. Gregor, SK*
April 15 – Brooks Hall – Hudson Bay, SK*
April 22 – Prairieland Community Centre – Kerrobert, SK*
April 27 – Phoenix Theatre – Fort Nelson, BC* (On Sale TBA)
April 28 – Fort St. John Curling Club – Fort St. John, BC* (On Sale TBA)
April 29 – Polar Palace Hockey Arena – Valleyview, AB*
May 06 – Arctic Spas Recreation Complex – Thorsby, AB
June 01 – Sandman Centre – Kamloops BC (On Sale TBA)
June 02 - The Waverley - Cumberland, BC^ (On Sale 3/24)
June 03 – Queens - Nanaimo, BC^ (On Sale 3/24)
June 04 – Kinsmen Community Centre – Port Alberni, BC^ (On Sale 3/24)
June 05 – Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney, BC^ (On Sale 3/10)
June 17 – Pilot Butte Arena – Pilot Butte, SK (On Sale 5/1)
June 23 – Private Event – Drayton Valley, AB
July 11 – The Westin Calgary Ballroom (Private Event) – Calgary, AB
July 21 – Bonnyville Ag Society Hall – Bonnyville, AB
July 22 – Dog Patch Music Festival– Whelan, SK
July 28 – Josephburg Community Hall – Josephburg, AB*
August 11 – Mayerthorpe Hall (Private Event) – Mayerthorpe, AB
* w/ special guest Duane Steele
^w/ special guest Teigen Gayse
The Canadian Dirt Tour will showcase Bamford’s new music in addition to his previously released hits and fan-favourites. Recently announcing a new album on the horizon, Bamford shared “I’m so excited for this new album, it’s full of songs that mean a lot to me personally and I can’t wait to share the new music on tour this year. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the road, as we're going to be playing everywhere and anywhere. Hope you all come out and catch a show.”
Following his own time-tested formula for nearly two decades while bolstering 100 million streams and 5 billion global audience impressions at radio, Bamford continues to make country music that appeals to fans around the world. The Australian-born, Alberta-raised neo-traditional artist delivers song after song that blends hard moments with powerful and compassionate reflections, staying true to the country sound that has helped define his decorated career.
ABOUT GORD BAMFORD:
Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music. He has built a loyal fanbase over the past decade with his traditional Country persona and captivating live shows and has been the recipient of 26 Canadian Country Music Association awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, along with receiving multiple JUNO Award nominations. With over 100 million
streams and 5 billion audience impressions at radio globally, Bamford is a two-time recipient of the CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 28 Top 10 singles in Canada including the No. 1 hits “When Your Lips Are So Close” and “Dive Bar.” Bamford is also the 2019-2020 recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. The award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on
music education and MusiCounts over the course of its history. Since 2014, Gord Bamford and the Gord Bamford Foundation have donated $200,000 to MusiCounts to support school music programs. Bamford’s 2020 Drive-In for Mental Health performance series raised more than $100,000+ for Mental Health charities in Alberta. In addition, Bamford is the recipient of the 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award and the CCMA Humanitarian of the Year Award. To date, Bamford has raised more than $5.08 Million dollars for various charities through the Gord Bamford Foundation.
ABOUT ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT AND ANTHEM RECORDS:
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a global film and television services and data division. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. The recorded music label, Anthem Records, is a diverse and iconic record label representing some of the world’s biggest hitmakers. Home to an award-winning roster of critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush; legendary and nine-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist José Feliciano; country superstar Gord Bamford; alt-rock group Stuck On Planet Earth, and more.
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