Toronto, ON – As the architect of Canadian rock n’ roll, and award-winning radio host, Randy Bachman visits Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON tonight , he will join Environmental Defence in their efforts  to inspire change and ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
A legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, Bachman has earned over 120 Platinum and Gold album and single awards, garnered the number 1 spot at the top of radio play lists in over 20 countries and has amassed over 40 million records sold. He has played an integral role in the evolution and growth of the Canadian music industry and continues to serve as an inspiration for others.
Believing that environmental action is no longer an issue that can only garner some attention, some of the time, Bachman is using his worldwide success to help by sharing Environmental Defence’s campaign message, “We Gotta Change” with thousands of people in cities across the country during his 30-date national tour -Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells A Story.  He’ll assist in raising awareness both on and off stage about chemicals with links to cancer that are found in many commonly used household products in Canada, and share with fans the effects on human health and the environment.
“I’ve seen the devastating effects that cancer has on families and communities and know we won’t overcome this unless we start to address the issues.  I’m honoured to be involved with Environmental Defence and have the opportunity to bring awareness for this cause to the forefront of our everyday lives,” says Bachman.
During each one of the 30 stops on theVinyl Tap Presents: Every Song Tells A Story, fans and concert goers will have the opportunity to sign-up and become Environmental Defenders – monthly donors with Environmental Defence. Pledging to give monthly ensures Environmental Defence can respond quickly to critical environmental and health issues.
In 2011, a report by Statistics Canada revealed that cancer is now the leading cause of death in this country. A staggering more than 40 per cent of Canadians will experience cancer over the course of a lifetime. More and more there is evidence which demonstrates a link between environmental factors and breast and prostate cancer, and leukemia, drawing attention to the need for increased protection from exposure to carcinogens in our daily lives.
“We are honoured that Randy has chosen to support our work during his tour and to help raise awareness about an issue that touches the lives of thousands of Canadians,” said Sarah Winterton, acting executive director of Environmental Defence.
Every day, Canadians are exposed to toxic chemicals in their personal environment. Before breakfast, the average Canadian uses 15 personal care products with over 100 toxic ingredients.
Over time, all of these exposures to toxins add up, affecting our health and the health of our environment. Environmental Defence is educating the public on this issue and is calling upon increased transparency on ingredient labels and to ban toxic chemicals from household products. Environmental Defence relies on the generous support of Canadians to make this work possible. 
For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets for Randy Bachman’sVinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story, visit: www.RandyBachman.com.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca) Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information, or interview requests, please contact:
Jennifer Mayville, jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca, 416-323-9531 ext. 228
 
For more information about Randy Bachman, please contact:
Michelle Szeto, michelle@paquinentertainment.com, (o) 204-988-1123, (c) 204-955-8247