Crash Test Dummies

90s national chart-toppers

Internationally-acclaimed, chart-breaking Canadian rock band.

Decidedly clever, original lyrics and Brad Roberts’ distinctive bass-baritone? Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.

From 80s Winnipeg nightlife to the world’s stages, it’s been over 30 years since the Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. The album went triple platinum in Canada and the Dummies quickly went from being booked in small clubs to selling out large venues. Ghosts garnered them their first big hit, “Superman’s Song,” and a Juno Award for Group of the Year. Over three decades later, their sold out 25th Anniversary Tour for multi-Grammy nominated God Shuffled His Feet was proof that audiences still want to hear what they have to say.

People Magazine described the beloved Canadian legends as “neo-folkie, pseudo-hippies, sort of Celtic, dryly humorous, exceptionally literate pop band.”

After the response to the 25th Anniversary Tour, “We knew we had to continue the party and celebrate 30 years since we made our first album. We had no idea that fans would be so enthusiastic and we are all a little gob-smacked that we can still play sold out shows to our fans and, awesomely enough, their kids,” says original member Ellen Reid.

“After a long absence from the road, Crash Test Dummies have begun to tour again. Not something I’d planned on, but surprisingly, at least to me, there are lots of people who, years later, still want to come and hear us. That people continue to return to see the band all these years later still stuns me. It’s very humbling. The folks that come out to these shows tell us their stories and there are many gems: many are very funny, some are very dark, and all are very personal. It’s very humbling, being in the confidence of so many people,” says lead singer/songwriter Brad Roberts.


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