Today, Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford, announced he is returning to his performing roots to celebrate the release of his latest single "Dive Bar", with the Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour. Beginning in Calgary, AB on October 17 the 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, written by Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Tebey (Justin Moore, Big and Rich, Emerson Drive) is racing up the radio charts and into the Top 10. The album 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.
Gord Bamford has received 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards including Album of the Year, Single 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 Dive Bar Official Video
For more visit www.gordbamford.com