NEWS: Cowboy Junkies Bring "The Wilderness" & “The Nomad Series” On Tour with John Mellencamp

Fresh off a stunning performance at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, the iconic Toronto artists have announced Canadian tour dates as John Mellencamp's special guests in support of “The Wilderness”, the final volume of the critically acclaimed “Nomad Series”. “The Wilderness” comes out tomorrow, March 27, and full tour dates are listed below. 


 With the March 27 release of The Wilderness, Cowboy Junkies complete their four album collection, “The Nomad Series” and the ambitious schedule of four new releases over an 18-month period will soon be realized. The latest collection of songs follows the critically acclaimed Renmin Park (2010), Demons (2011) and Sing In My Meadow (2011). Renmin Park was inspired by Timmins' two-month stay in China and was called “their most ambitious yet” by The Boston Herald. Demons, a collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, was labeled “…a loving tribute” by NPR.  Sing In My Meadow was hailed by Metromix as, “showing yet another side of one of the most versatile, underrated bands of the last 25 years.”

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“The title, The Wilderness, in some odd way seemed to define what these songs were actually “about”: fragility, emptiness, loneliness, beauty, chance, loss, desperation, the delicate balancing act that makes up a life,” explains Michael Timmins. “They are about being lost in the wilderness of age, the wilderness of parenthood, in the wilderness of just trying to find meaning and substance, happiness and truth in one’s day to day life. They are about standing alone in middle of it all, breathing in the cold still air and wondering.”
Upon the release of the four volumes, plans call for a book that will delve into the character, nature, and inspiration behind each of the albums. It will be published by Whale and Star, the publishing house of the band's friend Enrique Martinez Celaya, a Cuban-American artist whose "Nomad" paintings helped inspire the series.  The four CD's are available separately, will be released as a box set in April with a bonus disc, and will be included in the upcoming book.
Timmins sums up the band's motivation for taking on such a massive project quite simply. "The main reason for wanting to do it," he says, "is that, as we steam through our twenty-fifth year, we feel that we have the energy and inspiration to pull it off!"
Now the band prepares to take “The Nomad Series” across Canada

Cowboy Junkies Tour Dates with John Mellencamp

June 14 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Event Centre
June 16 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
June 17 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
June 19 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
June  21 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 22 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 24 - Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
June 26  - Thunder Bay, ON - Fort William Gardens
June 27 - Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
June 30 - Summerside, PEI – Credit Union Place
July 03 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
July 04 - Sydney, NS - Centre 200
July 07 - St John’s, NL - Mile One Centre
July 09 - Dartmouth, NS – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 13 - Sarnia, ON – Sarnia Bayfest Festival
July 15 - Oshawa, ON - General Motors Centre

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