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Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings Reunite For Canadian Tour

Trek coincides with release of new box set featuring Guess Who LPs & solo hits.

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Guess who’s buried the hatchet again. That’s right; Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are back together — at least for the moment. The two Can-Rock icons, ex-Guess Who bandmates and eternal frenemies are teaming up for a national tour after more than a decade apart. (Several years ago, one of them told me they were at loggerheads over the publishing rights to some of their old songs. I don’t know if they’ve resolved it, but clearly something finally broke the logjam.) To go with the tour, the duo will be releasing a comprehensive box set of original Guess Who albums and solo highlights. Here are some details from the press release:

“Canada’s most celebrated musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings announced today a cross-Canada reunion tour entitled, Together Again, Live In Concert. Bachman and Cummings return to the stage for this reunion tour 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 tour will kick off on June 11th in Windsor and conclude on July 29th in Montreal, full details listed below. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 28th at 10am.

 

“To coincide with the reunion tour Together Again, Live In Concert, Sony Music Canada will release a limited edition Bachman-Cummings box set in June 2020. The Bachman Cummings Collection includes five Guess Who albums from the 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 never published publicity, studio, and master tape photographs as well as detailed label copy and notes. Both LP and CD boxes will be available to pre-order soon.

“After the phenomenal success of the much-heralded four-year Guess Who 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 Guess Who, BTO and Cummings solo stuff. The response from audiences was even more than we could ever have hoped for.”

“We are having more fun now,” states Randy. “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.”

BACHMAN-CUMMINGS TOUR DATES:
June 11 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 27 Winnipeg, MB UNITE 150 Concert
June 28 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
June 30 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
July 3 Medicine Hat, AB Canalta Centre
July 6 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre
July 7 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 9 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
July 14 Moncton, NB Avenir Centre
July 15 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
July 17 St. John’s, NFLD Mile One Centre
July 19 Summerside, PEI Credit Union Place
July 21 St. Catharines, ON Meridian Centre
July 22 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
July 24 Kemptville, ON Kemptville Live Music Festival
July 27 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
July 29 Montreal, PQ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier