Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings: Together Again, Live in Concert with Mark Farner Trio
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have announced additional dates for the US leg of their reunion tour entitled Together Again, Live in Concert. This tour marks Bachman and Cummings return to the stage for the first time in more than a decade. Together Again, Live In Concert will celebrate the music of The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. The US tour will kick off in Huber Heights, OH at MEMI’s Rose Music Center and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Tuesday, August 24. Legendary all-American Grand Funk Railroad frontman and guitarist Mark Farner will join Bachman & Cummings as support.
Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have written some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years. Together theirs is undoubtedly the Great Canadian Songbook.
“These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “Undun,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Share The Land,” “Albert Flasher,” “Follow Your Daughter Home,” “Glamour Boy,” “Star Baby,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Let It Ride,” “Takin’ Care Of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Hey You,” “Lookin’ Out For #1,” “Stand Tall,” “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock,” “Break It To Them Gently,” “Fine State Of Affairs,” “You Saved My Soul”—and that’s only some of the dozens of gold and platinum hits between them.
In June, Sony Music Entertainment will release Together Again, Live In Concert, a limited edition Bachman Cummings box set. The Bachman Cummings Collection includes five albums by The Guess Who from their formative 1969-1971 period—including Canned Wheat, American Woman, and Share The Land—alongside material from both Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. This 7CD or 7LP set will also include an expanded booklet of rare and unpublished publicity, studio, and master tape photographs as well as detailed liner notes. Both LP and CD boxes are available for pre-order.
Stateside, The Guess Who amassed three Billboard 200 Top 20 albums, five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, and six RIAA Gold records. In 1970, “American Woman” became a rock anthem, claiming the #1 spot on Billboard for three consecutive weeks and landing at #3 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s brand of stripped-down meat ‘n’ potatoes hard rock earned them legions of fans worldwide, and dozens of gold and platinum records. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” topped the charts in the US and Canada and gave Randy Bachman that rarest of accomplishments: two #1 records with two different bands. ASCAP would later award Randy with the Global Impact Award for his music’s enduring international popularity. In the US, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was awarded eight RIAA gold/platinum records, and made several Billboard chart appearances, including four albums on the Billboard 200 and three singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Disbanding The Guess Who in 1975, Burton Cummings launched a dazzling solo career the following year with the million-selling single “Stand Tall” from his highly-anticipated debut solo album produced by the one and only Richard Perry. As Canada’s #1 recording artist of the late ‘70s, Burton enjoyed unprecedented success with a dozen hit singles—including three that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 30—as well as multiple Juno Awards, and several highly rated television specials. He also made his film debut in the 1980 movie Melanie. After a recording hiatus where he toured with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Burton returned with his enduringly popular solo concert series “Up Close and Alone” that yielded a live album of the same name. In 2008, Burton released his first album of all original songs, Above The Ground, to incredible acclaim.
Members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Walk of Fame, the first ever inductees into the Prairie Music Hall of Fame, recipients of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award and several Broadcast Music Industry awards for over 1 million airplays, Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings made Canadian music international, paving the way for every artist who followed from the country.
After the phenomenal success of The Guess Who’s much-heralded, four-year reunion, Bachman Cummings decided in 2005 that the time was right to finally go out under their own names. “We’re the two guys who wrote and sang these songs, and I think people know that and want to hear the real thing,” insists Burton Cummings. “Bachman Cummings are out there delivering that. Not all artists are lucky enough to have that kind of staying power. As Bachman Cummings, Randy and I are able to touch The Guess Who, BTO and Cummings solo stuff. The response from audiences was even more than we could ever have hoped for.”
Bachman Cummings starred in their own top-rated CBC television concert special First Time Around (later released on DVD) and followed that with the platinum-selling album The Bachman Cummings Songbook in 2006, marking the first ever pairing of their Guess Who, BTO and Cummings solo hits on one package. In 2007, Jukebox found the two digging through their own record collections to affectionately cover their personal favourite songs from bygone years.
“We are having more fun now,” states Randy Bachman. “There is a lot of love and respect for each other. Working together with Burton again musically is like riding a bike, easy and fun, but with everyone clapping along as we do it.”
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