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Gord Bamford Releases New Album And Announces Australian Tour

28 April 2023 | 10:49 am | Mallory Arbour

Gord Bamford’s tour features The Wolfe Brothers, Andrew Swift, Natalie Pearson and Brittany Maggs on select dates.

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Multiple CMA and 26x CCMA Award winning artist, Gord Bamford today releases his brand-new album, Fire It Up

The new release marks Bamford’s 11th studio album since his debut nearly two decades ago. Following his own time-tested formula, Bamford has comprised a musically robust collection that appeals to audiences around the world with stand-alone singles and arena anthems.

With over 100 million collective streams and 5 billion global audience impressions at radio, the Australian-born, Alberta-raised neo-traditional artist delivers song after song, blending hard moments with powerful and compassionate reflections, while staying true to the country sound that has helped define his decorated career.

About the album, Bamford shares “This album has been in the making for a while and I feel this is some of my best work yet. Each time you play music for an audience, it becomes new; It is an exquisite moment because of the audience and the situation that allows us to be in that moment.  The title of the album truly exemplifies where I am in my career and I’m feeling in many ways like I’m just getting started!”

The ten-track collection includes a song for every kind of country music lover. From the dance-along, tongue in cheek Sober In A Drinkin’ Song, to reminiscing on ballpark days in Cooperstown. Bamford offers wise romantic advice with Date Her and knows how to get listeners pumped-up with title track Fire It Up for which he shares, “This song has such great energy and a fresh sound that I’m very enthusiastic to share and perform for my fans. It’s the perfect lift you up, and get going, kind of tune.  Lyrically it is meant to ignite that fire within, that we all possess. It’s about living in the now, encouraging us to get on it, and take it to the next level, whatever that means to you.”

The album release coincides with news of Bamford’s Australian Tour in 2023, which will feature The Wolfe Brothers, Andrew Swift, Natalie Pearson and Brittany Maggs on select dates. This is also the first time that Bamford has been able to return to our shores since pre-Covid times. 

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About the tour, Bamford says, “As an artist, a live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd from the fans and on stage. It's my favourite part of the business and I'm proud of the work on this new album and eager for everyone to hear it! See ya on the road.”

The 12-show tour will also feature his full Canadian touring band that includes some of the most awarded musicians in Canada. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Thursday, May 4.

For all show and ticketing details go to


  1. Canadian Dirt
  2. Fire It Up
  3. Cooperstown
  4. Leanin’ On This Bar
  5. Hair Of The Honky Tonk Dog
  6. Date Her
  7. Sober In A Drinkin’ Song
  8. Haunted Hometown
  9. Ballpark Beers
  10. One Heartbeat From Heaven




Fri 18th/ Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD w/ Wolfe Brothers
Sat 19th/ NQ’s Rock ‘n Country Festival, Mackay QLD
Sun 20thThe Mansfield, Townsville QLD + Andrew Swift
Wed 23rd/ Morwell Hotel, Morwell VIC w/ Wolfe Brothers
Thur 24th/ York On Lilydale, Mt. Evelyn VIC w/ Wolfe Brothers
Fri 25th/ The Gateway Hotel, Geelong VIC w/ Wolfe Brothers
Sat 26th/ Gympie Muster, Gympie QLD
Sun27th/ Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba QLD + Natalie Pearson
Thur 31st/ Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga NSW w/ Wolfe Brothers



Fri 1st /Beer Deluxe, Albury NSW w/ Wolfe Brothers
Sat 2nd/ Goulburn Workers Club NSW w/ Wolfe Brothers
Sun 3rd/ The Beer Shed, Campbelltown NSW + Brittany Maggs


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