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September 14, 2012 16:13 ET

Tom Cochrane & Red Rider visit Scotiabank Place on Oct. 6

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2012) -

CUPE Local 503 and CUPE Ontario presents Rock for Public Services with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider



Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Canadian icon brings free concert to Scotiabank Place

Donations to the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will be accepted

Canadian rock legends Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will headline this year's spectacular edition of Rock for Public Services at Scotiabank Place. This live event, which will offer free admission to all fans, is set for Saturday, Oct. 6. The concert will be presented by CUPE Local 503 and CUPE Ontario to celebrate the efforts of municipal and health care workers in the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

Throughout his career, Canadian Music Hall of Fame member Tom Cochrane has established himself as a national icon and a proud supporter of world charities. Between 1980 and 1984, with Tom Cochrane as lead singer and songwriter, Red Rider released four acclaimed studio albums that married imaginative musicianship and lyrical eloquence. Songs like Lunatic Fringe and White Hot are still relevant today, and they brought Red Rider significant sales and rock radio play in Canada and the U.S. Lunatic Fringe went on to become one of the most played songs in history on American rock radio.

In 1986, as Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, the group produced major hits including Boy Inside The Man and Untouchable One. The group's album Victory Day followed in 1988 and included one of Tom's signature songs - the haunting classic Canadian rock staple Big League.

In 1991 Tom Cochrane's solo career quickly took him to new heights. Mad Mad World, his 1991 tour de force, became one of the biggest-selling Canadian records of all time, scoring one million sales and achieving diamond status, a very rare feat in Canada. It's heartland rock sound travelled well, thanks to the smash hit single Life Is A Highway, and the album notched two million in international sales.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Canadian icons Tom Cochrane & Red Rider headline this year's Rock for Public Services on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Scotiabank Place.

About the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre is Eastern Ontario's only non-profit, residential and community-based agency that is dedicated to helping youth (13 to 21 years of age) overcome substance abuse issues and other challenges related to substance abuse to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Located in the Ottawa region, the centre's free programs are available to help youth and their families progress through the treatment process, all in a supportive, safe and caring environment.

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