Tom Cochrane with Red Rider to rock the Canadian Badlands this summer

May 06, 2015

Cochrane returns to the dramatic Prairie backdrop from his ‘Life is a Highway’ video for an unforgettable concert in the Canadian Icon Series 

Cochrane returns to the dramatic Prairie backdrop from his ‘Life is a Highway’ video for an unforgettable concert in the Canadian Icon Series
DRUMHELLER, AB, May 6, 2015 - The appearance of seven-time Juno award winner Tom Cochrane at the Passion Play amphitheater on Aug. 22, 2015, will introduce a new sound to this unique venue in the Badlands. “The superb acoustics of this incredible natural space makes it ideal for Cochrane’s concert or any musical act,” says Vance Neudorf, Executive Director of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play.  “People are going to be very impressed.”
Cochrane is a fitting 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 A Highway – shows him performing the song against the backdrop of the region’s dramatic hoodoos, coulees and grassy plains. 
Cochrane is the recipient of many accolades, including being an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a member of the Canadian Walk of Fame and several philanthropic and artistic awards.
“We’re happy to host one of Canada’s most iconic musicians in our backyard in one of the province’s most iconic settings — the Canadian Badlands,” said Barry Morishita, president of Canadian Badlands Tourism. “Thousands of people have seen Cochrane’s video featuring the Badlands, but now they’ll actually be sitting right there in one of the most beautiful places in the country.”
This also presents a wonderful opportunity for the region’s stakeholders to showcase the geographic diversity and many activities available to visitors in the area, said Morishita.
Each July for the past 22 years, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play amphitheatre, which seats 2,700 people, has been the stage for an award-winning dramatic presentation about the life of Jesus.  Canadian Badlands Tourism has been seeking other types of entertainment for the unique venue. 
More information:
* Tickets for the Tom Cochrane concert are available online at 
* Media Contact: Noelle Aune,, @noelleaune, 403.861.1982 

<< Back

You must be logged in to view this item.


This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.