Tom Cochrane & Red Rider hit the Casman Centre in Fort McMurray

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album “Mad Mad World” Tom Cochrane has hit the road with Red Rider and Meghan Patrick to play the album in its entirety then followed by a set of his greatest hits. This past Friday they hit The Casman Centre in Fort McMurray.

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Meghan Patrick opens the show

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Tom sure did his research when choosing  an opening act for this tour, Miss Patrick can write, sing and play a triple threat. The beautiful Meghan Patrick is one of Canadas hottest female country singers and is climbing the charts fast with her new single ‘Still Loving you’. Meghan and her bands energy sure get a crowd on there feet and were a blast to see perform. When you have a chance to see her live don’t let it slip you buy. But until then, go pick up her current album ‘Grace and Grit‘ I promise you won’t regret it.

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider hit the stage

The arena is dark and the fans are full of energy and anticipation as a spot light hits the stage and Tom and the boys emerge. They start the night with Mad Mad World, Brave and Crazy and then Sunset.  The crowd was on their feet and enjoying every bit of it. Bringing Bigger Man, All the Kings Man & Secret is to know. They continued to work there way through the album.

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Continuing with Washed Away, Friendly Advice, Everything Comes & Emotional Truth. They are 3/4 of the way through the album and the fans were still on their feet and dancing. To finish the album off they play Get Back Up then bring Meghan Patrick up to help with the last two songs No Regrets and Life is a Highway. Thats it the album is over……. Not so soon

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

The lights dim then the band starts up again bringing Tunnel, Human Race, Big League, Lunatic Fringe and White Hot. The lights go out and the band exits the stage. Fans and clapping and shooting encore … encore…

Tom Cochrane came back on stage and acknowledged the crowed.  Kenny Greer joined him and the two play ‘Good Times’. The crowd was loving it not wanting the night to end.  The rest of the band rejoined onstage for on last song, ‘Boy Inside the Man’.  Everyone was on their feet stomping and clapping as the night came to an end.” Thank you for a night to remember!” one fan shouts.  And with that a brilliant show comes to an end.

Thank you Tom Cochrane, Red Rider & Meghan Patrick for just that…… A night to remember! Also a huge Thank you to KHP Productions for having us and putting on such a great show. Cant wait to work with you all again.

Photos & Review..   Jeremy MacKnott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

Photo: Jeremy Mac Knott

 

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