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#1 Steam McQueen

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:02 AM

Downchild Announces 40th Anniversary Tour With Very Special Guest Dan Aykroyd aka "Elwood Blues"

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It’s time for Canada to celebrate their own legends of Blues! And when one thinks of blues music in Canada, the first name that springs to mind is DOWNCHILD. It’s been 40 years since Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the world famous Blues Brothers and DOWNCHILD plans to celebrate their anniversary in style, with some very special friends - including blues brother and movie icon DAN AYKROYD aka Elwood Blues . Opening on the tour is COLIN LINDEN who will be performing both solo and then with the band. JAMES COTTON , WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS as well as JONAS , BOB WALSH and NANETTE WORKMAN will all make guest appearances along the way.

Colin Linden was a guest on the HoB Radio Hour last Sunday and mentioned he was touring with Downchild this year. Elwood said he was going to be at one of those shows so I figured it would be Toronto. Turns out Elwood will also be taking to the stage in Montreal and Ottawa as well! Woo-Hoo! There's no mention of Zee, although they were all on stage together in 2005 at Casino-Rama.

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November 12 - Montreal - Metropolis
40th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dan Aykroyd and Special Guests James Cotton, Elwood Blues, Colin Linden, Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns, Bob Walsh, Jonas and Nanette Workman. Show Time: TBA Pm Tickets On Sale Soon!

November 13 - Ottawa - National Arts Centre
40th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dan Aykroyd and Special Guests James Cotton, Elwood Blues, Colin Linden, Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns with More Guests To Be Announced! Show Time: 8:00 Pm Tickets On Sale Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10 AM! Tickets Can Be Purchased Through The NAC Box Office, By Calling 613-755-1111 or On-Line at Ticketmaster.

November 14 - Toronto - Massey Hall
40th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Dan Aykroyd and Special Guests James Cotton, Elwood Blues, Colin Linden and Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns. Show Time: 8:00 Pm Tickets On Sale Monday, August 17, 2009 at 10 AM! Tickets Can Be Purchased Through The Roy Thomson Hall Box Office, By Calling 416-872-4255 and On-Line at Massey Hall.

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#2 Harper-Chris

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:21 PM

Wow!!!
I love Downchild Blues Band!!!
I wish I could see them together with Dan Aykroyd....
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#3 frankamania

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:00 PM

I just can't believe it. Downchild and Elwood together... I'm speechless...

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:00 PM

"Only" 5-6 hours away from me, may have to give it some thought....
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#5 Harper-Chris

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:08 AM

...wish so much to see them!!!
Aykroyd and Donnie Walsh

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#6 Flashcomix

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

Let's hope they make an anniversary live-cd :BB:

#7 Steam McQueen

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:36 PM

Let's hope they make an anniversary live-cd :P


That would be cool. Maybe even a DVD! :BB:

Montreal - The Metropolis ? Concert Hall in the heart of Montreal ? Rock, song, tour, international artists
They don't seem to have the concert listed yet.

Ottawa - Downchild Blues Band | National Arts Centre

Toronto - The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
They don't seem to have the concert listed yet.

I guess they're still ironing out some details. The sale date for tickets for the Ottawa show has gone from Aug. 7 to Aug. 17, and now I'm seeing Aug. 14.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

Let's hope they make an anniversary live-cd :(


Yes, that would be great!!!
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#9 The Soul Man

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:22 AM

Why must everything that is interesting happen so long away from me!!
- Sh*t
- What?
- The Rollers
- No
- Yeah
- Sh*t

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#10 The_Soul_Man

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:14 PM

Why must everything that is interesting happen so long away from me!!


O.O I totally agree with you.Seriously like a year or so ago there was a Blues Brothers concert or Georgia or Virginia or someplace and I was like: O.O I'D DIE TO SEE THAT.And then if anyone notices when they do commercials for Myrtle Beach there's a Blues Brothers impersonation show there
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#11 dugalblues

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:19 AM

Will be there for sure !!!!!
Cheers
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#12 3LW00D

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

My gosh, that is so cool! I would give almost anything to go to that *sigh* Maybe we'll get lucky and there will be a CD or DVD made of the concert.

#13 Steam McQueen

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:17 PM

The Toronto link appears to be up ...
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

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I think it's something like 22 cities on this tour. Elwood will be there for 3 of them. For those, who for reasons we won't discuss, can't cross the border ... there is one American show although Elwood isn't slated to be there ... ya never know.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:28 AM

That would be cool. Maybe even a DVD! :BB:

Montreal - The Metropolis ? Concert Hall in the heart of Montreal ? Rock, song, tour, international artists
They don't seem to have the concert listed yet.

Ottawa - Downchild Blues Band | National Arts Centre

Toronto - The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
They don't seem to have the concert listed yet.

I guess they're still ironing out some details. The sale date for tickets for the Ottawa show has gone from Aug. 7 to Aug. 17, and now I'm seeing Aug. 14.

:BB:

The tickets are available as of today for Massey Hall on august 17th. Tickets seem to be going fast. They're pretty cheap too!

#15 ChAnOoD_bLuEs

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:51 PM

Wow! James Cotton and Wayne Jackson will perform with Dan and the Downchild Blues Band! Lucky guys!
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:00 PM

Quite the lineup indeed.
One scary soul band as mean and righteous as a fist.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:23 PM

we will be there....sometimes it's great to be from canada and living down the road..i heard about this last summer when we were playin with mike fonfara(key man with downchild) dan phoned him when were on stage at the cne to cook this all up.....and it gets even better...we are performing with downchild this sunday at a bluesfest near london ont.....so just maybe dan will ride down on his hog and do some jamming with us clones!!!

#18 Jakeonblues

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:07 PM

If you want to see Downchild Blues Band for free this weekend they are playing on Sunday Night September 6,2009 in Beautiful Downtown Burlington Ontario Canada at our Rib Fest. But I am looking forward to seeing Elwood play with Downchild. When the Blues Brothers played in Rama in June 2009 Mr. Downchild showed up to play a couple of songs with the band.

#19 Jakeonblues

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

by the by the tickets price for the show at Massey Hall $59.50 Cdn

#20 Steam McQueen

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:37 PM

Here's a great article from the Canadian Press ...

"There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren't for Downchild," Aykroyd said matter-of-factly.


The Canadian Press: Toronto's Donnie Walsh celebrates 40 years with Downchild with Canadian tour

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