Renowned Canadian rock musician and Order of Canada recipient, Burton Cummings and his band will perform at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton on Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
Cummings was the lead singer and keyboardist of the legendary group, The Guess Who from 1965 to 1975. He sang, wrote and co-wrote most of the band’s music, including successes like “These Eyes”, “Laughing”, “No Time”, “Share the Land”, “Star Baby”, “Clap For the Wolfman” and “American Woman”, which stayed at #1 on the Billboard charts for several weeks.
In 1975, after 10 years, Cummings left The Guess Who to become a solo artist and the group disbanded. His subsequent solo successes included songs like “Stand Tall”, “I’m Scared”, “Break it to Them Gently” and “Fine State of Affairs”.
In 2000, The Guess Who reunited for concerts across Canada, and in 2001, they toured the US extensively with a “close to original” lineup.
Cummings continues to write both songs and prose. He has performed occasional shows with Randy Bachman as The Bachman-Cummings Band, and makes occasional appearances at various Canadian venues as a solo performer. SONY/BMG has released a compilation album titled The Bachman Cummings Song Book, featuring hits from The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Cummings’ solo career. Bachman & Cummings also released The Thunderbird Trax (1987).
His latest release, Above the Ground, features 19 tracks, all written by Cummings. Long time fans have called this his best work ever, and it has met with critical praise since its release. Released in Canada in 2009, the package includes a DVD of behind the scenes footage of the recording process. Filmed by long time associate and videographer Lil Sarafian, the DVD includes both serious and hilarious moments culled from the recording sessions at Blue Moon Studios.
For more information on Burton Cummings, visit: burtoncummings.net
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, September 21 at 10 am. Tickets start at $75 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-9-GET-TIX/ 1-866- 943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca
Doors open at 7 pm.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 550 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 1,800-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.