Fans of this blog know that I probably the world’s biggest Rankin Family fan.  And not just any Rankin family fan, I’ll take them anyway I can get them.  I’ll listen to Molly Rankin, The Rankin Sisters and most certainly Jimmy Rankin. Essentially, if their name is Rankin, I’ve got a tattoo dedicated to them.

So you can imagine my excitement when Jimmy announced a brand new Canadian tour today!  The tour is in support of his newest album, entitled Forget About The World and features none other than Keith Urban and Serena Ryder!  I know right?  Crazy.

Fun fact: Years ago, Jimmy actually opened for Keith Urban on his Canadian tour.  Guess we’re not the only once who are quick to become Jimmy fans!

Music fans across Canada will benefit from a unique opportunity to see Rankin perform in a more intimate setting on this upcoming tour.  Rankin strips down from a full-band to an acoustic duo with guitar and backing vocals by long-time band-mate, Jamie Robinson.  Okay, you won’t admit it but some of you got excited when you saw the words ‘Rankin’ and ‘Strips’ didn’t you!

Check out the tour dates below, if you’re a big fan, you can buy your ticket and an autographed CD at the same time on Jimmy’s website.  Yeah, we’re totally on a first name basis.

04.28 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn
04.29 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
04.30 – Blyth, ON – Blyth Art Centre
05.01 – St. Thomas, ON – Princess Ave. Playhouse
05.04 – Toronto, ON – Hugh’s Room
05.05 – Hamilton, ON – Studio Theatre
05.06 – Chatham, ON – Mary Webb Centre
05.07 – Stratford, ON – Masonic Hall
05.08 – Alliston, ON – Gibson Centre
05.11 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood
05.12 – Red Deer, AB – The Hideout
05.13 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood
05.14 – Lethbridge, AB – Geommatic Attic
05.15 – Edmonton, AB – Haven Social Club
05.17 – Fort MacMurray, AB – Keyano Theatre
05.19 – Chipman, AB – Chipman Hall
05.20 – Fort St John, AB – Lido
05.21 – Fort St John, AB – Lido
05.22 – Prince George, BC – Artspace
05.24 – Langley, BC – Cascades Casino Summit Theatre
05.27 – Halifax, NS – Casino Nova Scotia
05.28 – Fredericton, NB – The Charlotte Street Arts Centre
05.29 – Saint John, NB – Bourbon Quarter
05.31 – Truro, NS – Marigold
06.01 – Pictou, NS – Decoste
06.02 – Georgetown, PE – King’s Playhouse
06.03 – Sydney, NS – Membertou
06.04 – Mabou, NS – Strathspey Place

Mike Morrison


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