Corb Lund & Ian Tyson in Vancouver
Country icon Ian Tyson is teaming up with fellow Albertan Corb Lund to present a night of “Cowboy Songs and Stories” in January 2018. It’s been quite a few years since Tyson has played Vancouver, and this will be first time the duo has performed together in the region since 2012.
“I am looking forward to bringing the ‘best of the West’ to the ‘West of the West’,” Tyson says. “Having mentored Corb over the years makes working with him now a lot of fun!”
“Cowboy Songs and Stories” will see Tyson and Lund share the stage, trading songs and stories throughout the performance. The 3-date tour begins in Tyson’s hometown of Victoria, B.C. on Jan. 9, and visits Vancouver on Jan. 11 before wrapping in Edmonton on Jan. 13. The limited engagement comes on the heels of the duo’s critically acclaimed performance in Ottawa earlier this month, which the Ottawa Citizen called “charming” and “fantastic.”
Fans might recognize the format from the string of shows the pair did to mark the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede in 2012—but this iteration of “Cowboy Songs and Stories” will come with a fresh twist for 2018.
“We’ve really got to know each other over the years—maybe a bit too well,” Lund jokes. “I think our friendship shines through when we play, and the audience can feel it. Ian is a legend, so it’s a privilege and honour to share the stage with him—and I’m lucky to call him a friend.”