In a career that has spanned over 60 years, audiences all over the world have been electrified by the live performances of the Blind Boys of Alabama. And though the band maintains their deep roots in Gospel, they have done what the fans have been waiting for, bringing their old-school stylings to all kinds of music and delivering Grammy-winning albums and a live show that leaves you with hope, inspiration, and a sense that life is good.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will tour Atlantic Canada this February, performing in select theatres and intimate venues.
The band reacquainted themselves with their Atlantic Canadian fans, and converted tens of thousands of new fans, when they toured Atlantic Canada with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
The lads are recognized worldwide as living legends of Gospel music. Celebrated by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years and shows no signs of diminishing.
On Friday, Feb. 8, they will be in St. John's, Nfld., at the Holy Heart Theatre.
The next night, the Boys will be moving on to Halifax for a Feb. 9 show at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium/Dalhousie Arts Centre. Reserved seat tickets are available from the venue box office, online at artscentre.dal.ca or by phone at 494-3820 and 800-874-1669.
On Monday, Feb. 11, the Blind Boys of Alabama will be appearing in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick. Tickets are available from Casino New Brunswick, online at casinonb.ca or by phone at 866-943-8849.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, they travel on to Saint John, N.B., for a show at Imperial Theatre. Tickets for this last show on the Atlantic tour are available from the venue box office, online at imperialtheatre.nb.ca or by phone at 506-674-4100 and 800-323-7469.