Exciting news….we have a new album coming out on June 2nd and today you can watch and listen to the first single, “What I Lost”. You can also pre-order the album on vinyl and CD and there are even a few limited edition coloured vinyl options, if you are so inclined.
The new album is called “Such Ferocious Beauty” and we’ll have lots more to say about it as the album release date gets closer. The new video was created by brother Pete and features our Dad as well as some super 8 footage of our Dad and Mom and family from the late 50’s and early 60’s. It’s an intense video for an intense song about an intense subject. If you want to fall a little deeper into it you should check out the Music Is The Drug podcast where Alan and I talked more in detail about the song and the making of it.
We are finally heading to the other side of the earth. Our New Zealand and Australia Tour starts next week on Margo’s birthday. If you are living down there in paradise and don’t have a ticket already, well, what’s holding you back? Check out our Tour Dates page and get on board. We’ll see many of you soon!
We are heading to beautiful New England tomorrow and will be playing shows over the next two weeks in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. John Farnsworth and Jeff Bird will be on stage with us again, and we’ll be playing material from our entire catalogue. We can promise you a great night out. We hope to see a lot of you out there. Check our Tour Page for details about all the shows.
We have launched a Cowboy Junkies podcast called Music Is The Drug, hosted by Dave Bowler who wrote the Cowboy Junkies biography. Each episode of the podcast will focus on one song from our catalogue which Mike and Al will discuss in depth, with lots of prodding from Dave. You can find it on your favourite podcast hosting site or click on this link to help you search for it. Make sure to Subscribe or Follow the podcast so that you will be informed whenever a new episode is uploaded. Enjoy!
Unfortunately, due to the spiking Covid numbers in Canada and the US we are going to have to postpone our February shows in Northampton, Portsmouth, Ridgefield and Lexington. The good news is that we have been able to re-scheduled them for late April. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honoured at the April shows. If you cannot make the new date, please contact the venue box office. You can go to the Tour page on our website to find all the relevant info on the new dates. Be safe. We’ll see you soon.
Tomorrow we are heading out on the road for the first time in 18 months for a short spin around the Great Lakes. We are nervous and excited and hope that those of you in the area can drop in and say hello. Joining us on-stage will be John Farnsworth and Jeff Bird. Here we go! You can find all the show and ticket info here.
On Wednesday night at 8pm (EST) we will be debuting a performance film that a few of us got together to make over the last couple of months. It features mainly acoustic performance by three Latent artists including; six new songs by Margo and Michael Timmins; five new songs by Jerry Leger off of his upcoming Nothing Pressing album; and a handful of songs by Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Michael Timmins from their Townies project. If you aren’t available on Wednesday night, the film will be available for 48 hours after the debut so you can watch it at any time (and as many times) in that window.
The numbers and number-makers tell us that releasing three minute and thirty second pop singles is the way to go, but we figure that everyone has a lot of time on their hands these days so here is a sixty-two minute journey for you. My friend, Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and I have been collaborating through these past many months. And this what we came up with: a bunch of music about childhood, and memory, and pandemics and guilt and responsibility. An album born of bad hockey, Covid, Black Lives Matter and age. So put on some headphones, take your streaming software off of shuffle, and kick two thousand fukcing twenty out the door. Enjoy!