We are extremely pleased to announce that we will be releasing a new album in November to go along with the tour! “25 Years On” is a double vinyl and CD collection of new and past material. 4 new tracks, 2 previously unreleased tracks, and 17 from the vault. All remastered!! And the LP will be silver vinyl!!! Coming soon!!
Captain Tractor is excited to be playing some shows this fall to celebrate 25 years as a band. This will come with the release of a new record on November 9, 2018. More on that soon! But first, here are the dates and ticket links. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 7th at noon MT. See you at the shows!
November 16/17: Edmonton AB
The Station on Jasper – Get Tickets
November 24: Toronto ON
The Horseshoe Tavern – Get Tickets
November 29: Saskatoon SK
The Broadway Theatre – Get Tickets
November 30: Winnipeg MB
The Park Theatre – Get Tickets
December 1: Regina SK
The Exchange – Get Tickets
Watch for some exciting developments in the new year with Captain Tractor: a return to the studio, a new release, and performance dates outside of Edmonton. We will keep you posted if you follow us on socials!
See you in 2018!
We’re excited to be playing the Edmonton Music Awards on Tuesday, June 28th! We’re also pretty stoked to be nominated in a few categories. Thanks for all the love!
We’re looking forward to getting out of the bars for some fun shows this summer! We’ll be around some outdoor stages in Edmonton during the last week of June: all of them free! On Canada Day we’ll be at the Magnificent River Rats Festival in Athabasca, Alberta. Later this summer come on out to Vegreville for the vEGGfest! Bring on the sun!!!!
This is the photo that ran in the FORT SASKATCHEWAN RECORD on June 4th. It’s an oldie but a goodie. We’re much better looking now. And we have a girl.
Looking forward to opening up for the Fireworks and completing our seven year circumnavigation of surrounding neighbour communities of Edmonton this Canada Day! We’re on at 8:30PM sharp. Here’s the full article:
June 10 – Concordia University – Edmonton
June 24 – On The Rocks – Edmonton
RAWLCO Radio Showcase
June 30 – Great Northern Casino – Grande Prairie
Canada Day’s Eve
July 1 – Millwoods Celebrates Canada Day
Hope to see you out at the shows.
Our new video for Famous Last Words is complete. Initially, Edmonton Artist Paul Freeman created the animation. Then we shot some footage in a darkened Norwood Studio, where the record was recorded. It’s our first video of this millennium. We’re shooting another video soon: 4 More 4 Da. Stay tuned.
Last night at my open stage at the Druid on Jasper Ave in Edmonton, someone asked me why we were playing our first CD release show in Fort Macleod. I mean, Fort Macleod! It’s not E-ville or Cowtown, or even Red Deer or Lethbridge…or Grande Prairie. I had to answer that there were many reasons…but mostly it’s just that Captain Tractor has history there. The town, you could say, is of historical importance to our band.
In the summer of 1994, Captain Tractor jumped into the yet-to-be-named Tundra Bus and headed south for Fort Macleod and the South Country Fair (incidentally the Tundra Bus still resides in Fort Macleod). It was our first out of town gig, our first “road trip”. Certainly, at the time, I had no idea that the road would become such a huge part of my life for the next six years, and that this trip was just the beginning of what was to come. At the Fair that year, we had only t-shirts to sell and we weren’t very good, but we did learn a lot and meet some great people including a band from New Zealand called Banshee Reel who became a very important ally to us in the following years.
In 1995, Banshee Reel toured Canada again, we played quite a few shows together across the country, but when they had to head home early, unexpectedly, and cancel their performance at the South Country Fair their slot was offered to us. This time when we played the Fair we were much better, having toured the country a couple of times since our last performance. We were tighter, more confident onstage and we’d written some more songs. We sold a lot of copies of our first CD, “Land”, that weekend, and went on to play the next 8 years at the Fair, all told 10 years in a row.
We’ve played the Fair a couple of time since then, and it’s always been great, so when we finished the new disc, Fort Macleod just seemed like a good idea. Conveniently, the town is home to an amazing venue, the Empress Theatre, which we’ve been talking about playing for years and years. This 340 seat vaudeville era theatre has been graced by some incredible performers ranging from Blue Rodeo to Sammy Davis Senior (yes ‘Senior’ – 1929)…amazing. It’s quite a history. And we’re excited to become a part of that history on Friday night. I hope you can be there, too. Road trip!!
Just found a tape of the band playing the final night at Edmonton’s legendary Sidetrack Cafe. I’ve posted this one song from the show but I will post more later. It’s grainy and crappy but you get the feel of the night which was full of great moments. The Sidetrack was a huge part of CT’s history and it was a huge honour to be asked to play this show. No offense to any other clubs in Edmonton but as every year passes since the old place closed down I miss the place more and more. “They paved Paradise and put up a…block of condos.”