Corb Lund Photo by Credit Scott Council
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Corb Lund has released the second song from his forthcoming album Agricultural Tragic, Lund’s first album of original material in five years. The new track, “Old Men,” celebrates those that have taken the time to perfect their craft. Click here to hear “Old Men” now. Agricultural Tragic is due out on April 24. Click here to view the album trailer. The song follows on the heels of critical favourite “90 Seconds of Your Time”.
Of “Old Men” Lund notes, “’Old Men’ is about appreciating wisdom and ability in a world increasingly obsessed with immediacy. I love old stuff; old books, old guitars, old records, old guns, old saddles and old people. And I really like folks that have spent a lifetime perfecting the things that they’re good at. Especially the folks that make whiskey.”
Lund has previously announced a 25-date Canadian tour, set to begin April 27 in Victoria, BC. A full list of dates can be found below. The show will be bigger and better than ever, with newly added production elements, as well as VIP packages including a meet and greet and acoustic performance, available at corblund.com. Before the tour begins, Lund will make his debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry on April 18th.
Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts in 2012; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his 2015 studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today. Last September, Corb released Cover Your Tracks, an 8-song collection of unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.
A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Before his current bandleader incarnation with the Hurtin’ Albertans, Lund was an integral part of the smalls, a legendary Canadian indie rock band who didn’t quite fit into any single category, either, mixing punk, speed metal, jazz and — indeed — country. Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie-rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch.
Of the new music, Lund says “There are people who do Western music and they kind of freeze-dry it, like museum style. I don’t do that at all. I’m interested in expressing myself currently. Which is actually what it feels like to have six generations of cowboy heritage thrown into the crazy 21st Century urban setting,” he explains. “I love the traditional style and I use it. But I approach it with abandon and irreverence.”
April 18 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
April 19 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
April 27 Victoria, BC Alix Goolden Performance Hall
April 28 Duncan, BC Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
April 30 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 1 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 2 Penticton, BC Cleland Community Theatre
May 3 Prince George, BC Vanier Hall
May 4 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 5 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
May 7 Jasper, AB The STAND EASY, Jasper Royal Canadian Legion (Sold Out)
May 8 Williams Lake, BC Gibraltar Room, Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex
May 9 Innisfail, AB Daines Rodeo Ranch
May 11 Prince Albert, SK EA Rawlinson Centre For The Arts
May 12 Lloydminster, AB Vic Juba Community Theatre
May 14 Regina, SK Casino Regina
May 15 Saskatoon, SK Coors Event Centre
May 16 Cadillac, SK Cadillac Community Hall
May 19 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
May 21 Sudbury, ON Towne House Tavern
May 22 Toronto, ON The Great Hall
May 23 London, ON London Music Hall Music Complex
May 24 Peterborough, ON Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
May 25 Montreal, QC Le Belmont
May 26 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre