SCUGOG: The Mudmen return to the historic Town Hall 1873 Theatre in Port Perry for their 25th Anniversary tour. The Mudmen are no strangers to the Port Perry area selling out the Town Hall 1873 numerous times, with guests such as Johnny Reid, John McDermott, John Allan Cameron and The Irish Rovers playing several headlining shows in the Port Perry area.
"Port Perry has been very good to us," said Robby Campbell. "We always look forward to the Port Perry concert. The smaller towns have kept us alive. We have played over 3,000 shows to date in eight countries." joked Campbell adding, "A lot of good ones and a lot of bad ones, with Port Perry being on the good list. We are doing better on our own than the supposed glory days being signed to EMI Records, with pro-management, getting paid $25 a show on the radio and television."
With the release of Mudmen's eleventh studio CD 'Farmer's Tan,' the Mudmen are showing no signs of slowing down. Crowds in Canada and the United States have raved about the new CD and the new band lineup, with several other Mud projects in the works.
"I think Mudmen tickets in your Christmas stocking would be awesome," stated Campbell, who says a Mudmen show is more fun than you can handle. Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for youth and seniors. Tickets are available at Town Hall 1873 Theatre box office.
Enjoy an all-ages evening of Celtic stories and music from Canada's Celtic Rock Warriors, the Mudmen, on Friday, January 5th. The concert doors open at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. show.
Mudmen's career highlights include performing and meeting Queen Elizabeth on Canada Day at Parliament Hill, performing at the 84 Edmonton Oiler's Stanley Cup reunion, opening for ZZ Top, The Guess Who, Goerge Canyon, music featured on six of Don Cherry's Rock 'em Sock 'em DVDs, HBO's Shameless, NBC's The Black Donnelly's, WWE Wrestling, a guest appearance on the Bob & Doug Mackenzie's TWO-FOUR special, recording the CBC Hockey Night in Canada Anthem reaching #19 on the radio countdown, videos on Much Music and MTV to mention a few.
The Brothers are currently working on a memoir book/DVD, '20 Plus Years in The Mud, ' which has been forwarded by Ron MacLean. It will include numerous celebrity content stories, quotes and videos. "When will that be released?" Campbell asked, "Well, it's a big project, hopefully, sooner than later. We have also been talking about a Mudmen Christmas CD for over 20 years. I think that one is next on the list. Expect more merchandise, such as a new colouring book, a possible cookbook, and more Mud beer. 2023 will be a big year for us, or it should be."
Johnny Reid said, "The Mudmen are Canada's Best kept secret." Walter Ostanek stated he's proud of them, and Ron MacLean said he loves 'em and you won't want to miss this show. For more information on Mudmen, visit their website; www.mudmen.ca.