The man whose ‘life is a highway’ rolls into town this fall to perform at the Flato Markham Theatre’s Discovery Gala.

Tom Cochrane will be appearing with his band Red Rider at the annual event which raises funds to support the theatre’s education programs and community outreach initiatives.

Cochrane has a long history of supporting a wide range of worthy causes including  World Vision, Parkinson’s research Amnesty International, World Animal Protection, and Tree Canada to name a few.

From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto’s famed Yorkville scene in the early 1970s, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider before achieving massive international success with breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World (over six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) and its anthemic hit Life Is A Highway.

Over the years, Cochrane has become known for his ability to tell personal stories that have universal resonance and are an instant audience connector. He took a look back at some of his classic songs in ‘Tom Cochrane Revisited’ release earlier this year. In Sept., he released a new CP called Bare.

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider play the Flato Markham Theatre Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. There is a dinner/show or show- only option for tickets, available online at or by calling the box office 905-305-7469.

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