Join "Bad Boys" Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean for season six of Canada's biggest blues show, the National Steel Blues Tour. This time it's 60 shows, coast to coast, delivered in a stylin' 1994 Lincoln Town Car!
National Steel “Bad Boy Blues" Tour Announced
6th Annual Blues Event will be 60 Shows
Big Dave McLean and Doc MacLean are pleased to announce their upcoming, National Steel "Bad Boy Blues" Tour. The "bad boys" of Canadian blues are back! It's gonna be big fun all over again! Sixty shows, nine provinces, one territory, coast to coast to coast. Bad Boy Blues will be the 6th annual outing of the all acoustic, National Steel Blues series.
In contrast to last year's solo presentation, Bad Boy Blues will be the crazy, rollicking romp that is pure Doc and Dave on a cross country tear. Piloting a gargantuan 1994 Lincoln with a speaker on the roof, the Boys will bring a combined 80 years of blues experience, stories, and good humour to the stage. Expect a trail of genuine, white stripe, satin tour jackets to be left across the country. And expect the real deal from two acknowledged masters in their prime.
On their last, 2009 outing, Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean's National Steel “Century” Blues Tour played 104 back to back shows in nine provinces and two territories. Over ten thousand people took in the live, all Canadian show which encompassed major festivals, theatres, casinos, concert halls, bars, cafés, gas stations and kitchen parties from coast to coast. With sponsorship from music giant Long and McQuade, the Century was the most comprehensive blues tour ever mounted in Canada. Broadcast recordings on CBC’s “Canada Live,” and “Saturday Night Blues” shared the Century Blues experience with an even greater audience.
“It was a giant, crazy tour,” reflects Doc. “but this year’s Bad Boy Blues is the third national tour Big Dave and I have taken on– and it promises to be the most fun of all!"
The 2011 National Steel “Bad Boy” Blues Tour. Featuring Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean. Bad! September through November 2011. Sixty shows, coast to coast. No venue too big or too small, no place too forsaken. Now booking and accepting expressions of interest from all Canadian territories. Bring The Blues to Your Town. Check the developing Tour Schedule in the Blog Sidebar below.
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Dates confirmed or contracts pending. Schedule may change up to and beyond Tour start. All non-confirmed dates are for sale. Make me an offer. Every night must be filled! No venue too big, too small or too homely. Bring the Blues to Your Town! C'mon!
Big Dave McLean is a Stony Plain recording artist who has been at the center of Canadian blues for most of his forty year career. A favourite of fans and critics alike, his extensive list of Juno, Maple, and WCMA awards and nominations is probably longer than his Johnson. He's definitely Muddy's Boy, his own man, and "the Prince of the Prairies."
Doc MacLean. He’s a blues vagabond writing from the dark side of the blues highway. He’s spent the last forty years exploring the road atlas from A to Z— surfacing sometimes on big stages in fancy halls, sometimes streetside trolling for change and a meal. No managers, agents, record companies. No fancy new guitars. He’s a traveller, a collector and teller of songs and stories— a songster in the blues tradition. Blues Revue magazine has called him “the Prince of Darkness.”