His cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” — called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created” by Bowie himself — has been seen by over 75 million people online, and he released the first album to ever be recorded in space. We are now booking music tours with Colonel Chris Hadfield.
Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong”, Chris has been a worldwide sensation since becoming the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013. During his six months off-Earth, he was celebrated for making outer space accessible to millions by sharing his passion for music, science, and space via social media while living more than 400km above us.
Music has always been a big part of Chris’s life. His mom was a musician, and Chris would often sing and play along with her and his brothers during his childhood. All of the significant events in his life have come with a self-generated soundtrack, he’s said, and it isn’t often that he travels anywhere without a guitar.
Chris’s schedule was packed while leading the ISS, but knowing he had half a year there, he also wanted to continue pursuing his passion for music. He carved out time whenever he could to record, and after 2400 rotations around the Earth, he came home with an album.
Chris released Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can in 2015. Uniquely his, the album explores the human experience in space, and the growth of a culture distinctive from here on Earth.
In 2017, Chris was invited to tour across the country in celebration of Canada 150, combining his songs and storytelling to create a truly memorable performance for all. The shows were a wonderfully-received celebration of music, science, and laughter.
Chris’s “songs and stories” shows continue to be one of his most popular offerings, while he has also performed alongside symphonies and in concert with his band. We are excited to now represent Chris in each of these capacities. Contact us for more information.
Listen to Chris as he shares a behind the scenes look at the making of his album:
Plus, watch some of his original music videos: