On June 2, 1987 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Jay Semko, Don Schmid and Bryan Potvin, aka The Northern Pikes, would release an album that would forever make The Northern Pikes a household name across Canada and the single “Teenland” would become an anthem for a generation. This fall Jay, Bryan and Don are taking Big Blue Sky on the road across Canada starting October 12 in St John, NB.

The Northern Pikes perform in Renfrew, Ontario in May 2017 photo by Jeff Partrick

As part of the 30th Anniversary the remastered album (triple coloured vinyl/double CD mastered by Peter J. Moore) includes 10 previously unreleased tracks from the Big Blue Sky era and a live concert recorded at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in 1986, and will be released by Universal Music Canada on October 6th.

Kevin Kane from The Grapes Of Wrath will joining the Pikes on guitar and vocals as their fourth man onstage for the tour – and in Jay’s words “we will be playing the Big Blue Sky album in it’s entirety as well as a whole bunch of other cool songs”

The Northern Pikes perform in Renfrew, Ontario in May 2017 photo by Jeff Partrick

We caught the Northern Pikes in Renfrew this spring and can tell you that we’re in for one hell of a tour, Jay, Bryan and Don are playing with the same energy today as they did 30 years ago, it’s like they got stuck in “Teenland” for 30 years, you will not want to miss this tour and better yet many of the dates are all ages so bring the whole family and introduce them to your Canadian rock heroes from the 80s!!

The Northern Pikes “Big Blue Sky” 30th Anniversary Tour

Oct 12 St. John NB – Imperial Theatre
Oct 13 Fredericton NB – Playhouse Theatre
Oct 14 Halifax NS – Casino Nova Scotia
Oct 17 Strathroy ON – Portuguese Canadian Club
Oct 18 Delhi ON – Delhi District German Home
Oct 19 Orangeville ON – OAS Event Centre
Oct 20 St. Thomas ON – Railway City Big Top
Oct 21 Oshawa ON – Regent Theatre
Oct 22 Toronto ON – Mod Club
Oct 23 Waterloo ON – Maxwells
Oct 24 Burnstown ON – Neat Cafe
Oct 25 Ottawa ON – Mavericks
Oct 26 Montreal QC – Petit Campus
Nov 10 Powell River BC – Max Cameron Theatre
Nov 11 Nanaimo BC – Port Theatre
Nov 12 Campbell River BC – Tidemark Theatre
Nov 13 Courtenay BC – Sid Williams Theatre
Nov 14 Victoria BC – McPherson Theatre
Nov 15 Langley BC – Cascades Casino
Nov 17 Sherwood Park AB – Festival Place Theatre
Nov 18 Calgary AB – Webber Academy Arts Centre
Nov 19 Red Deer AB – The Krossing
Nov 20 Medicine Hat AB – Esplanade Arts Centre
Nov 22 Regina SK – Conexus Theatre
Nov 23 Winnipeg MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Nov 24 North Battleford SK – Dekker Centre
Nov 25 Saskatoon SK – Broadway Theatre

For tickets and more details on the Big Blue Sky 30th Anniversary album re-release and tour visit www.thenorthernpikes.com