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June 5th 2015 – The Advertiser News (South) – Strauss News

NEWTON — The Newton Theatre presents Tom Cochrane on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

Canadian rock icon, Tom Cochrane, has never stopped creating or performing, but “Take It Home” is his first album of new material since 2006. “Take It Home” explores new lyrical and sonic terrain while remaining grounded in the values Cochrane is known for.

Over the course of a long career now spanning more than 40 years, Cochrane has covered a lot of terrain. From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto’s famed Yorkville scene in the early ’70s, he became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider (of radio staple Lunatic Fringe) prior to achieving massive international success (more than six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) with breakthrough 1991 album “Mad Mad World” and its hit “Life Is A Highway.”

An Order of Canada recipient and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Juno awards and numerous other industry honors, including the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and a Grammy nomination.

Tickets for Tom Cochrane range from $29 to $39. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton