The Award celebrates the cultural contributions of great artists and their commitment to performance at Massey Hall.
On Thursday, Feb 18, as they kicked off the first of two sold-out shows at Massey Hall, Blue Rodeo was presented with the second-ever Massey Hall Honours Award by Deane Cameron, President & CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. The inaugural Award was presented to Gordon Lightfoot in November 2014. The Award celebrates the cultural contributions of great artists and their commitment to performance at Massey Hall.
Since 1987, Blue Rodeo have become an important part of the history of Massey Hall, having performed at the Hall over 30 times and releasing two live albums from those concerts, the most recent of which is their latest, Live at Massey Hall (2015). “Blue Rodeo continues to be an ambassador for live music in our country and will continue to be for many more years to come,” remarked Cameron during the award presentation. “On behalf of all staff and fans, it is an honour that Massey Hall is a part of the Blue Rodeo story.”
On receiving the Honours Award, the band commented:
“Thanks to Massey Hall and all the folks who work to bring this grand venue to life. We have played at Massey Hall many times and it never loses its thrill. It is always a privilege to stand on the stage of this beautiful hall.”