Here are some of the details of the MUSICYCLE tour that will be coming your way this summer.... Check out our website for gigs as the list is flippin huge!
In May 2007, Derek Olive and Johnny Eden will begin their cross-Canada MUSICYCLE tour in Powell River, BC, in an effort to undertake music touring in an environmentally friendly way. The tour aims to highlight the possibilities for merging music touring with sustainable transportation as well as to encourage healthy living. The tour will conclude in Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 2007, having passed through numerous small towns and major cities along the way, including Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Barrie, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax.
At first glance, Johnny and Derek might seem like an unlikely pair. Musically they share few similarities, and their approaches towards life are quite different. Johnny feels that leading by example will set the world right; Derek, on the other hand, believes that more drastic measures must be taken in order to save ourselves and the planet we live on. So why in the world do they think that doing a tour by bicycle together is a good idea? Because stronger than their differences is their desire to change the way we treat ourselves, each other, and our planet. With conviction and guitars in tow, they will cycle 6500 km, play some music together, and try to positively influence the world...one pedal-stroke at a time.