The Burton Cummings Band
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 18 & 19 at 8 p.m.
Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim enjoyed by Burton Cummings. In a dazzling career, spanning more than forty years—whether as lead singer and songwriter with The Guess Who or on his own—Burton Cummings has amassed more hit records than just about any other Canadian performer in history.
“These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “Share The Land,” “Hang On To Your Life,” and many more all bear Burton’s distinctive musical stamp and a voice that has been rated among the finest in rock music.
Cummings has racked up numerous awards and accolades over his legendary career. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Prairie Music Hall of Fame, a six-time Juno Award winner, a recipient of the Order of Canada, plus the Order of Manitoba. He holds the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award, 22 SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards (given for over 1 million airplays of his songs). All of this makes Burton Cummings one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history.
Altogether Burton has earned some 80 platinum- and gold-record awards. With The Guess Who he earned the first US platinum album by a Canadian artist, and on his own, the first quadruple-platinum, Canadian-produced album. His most recent album, 2008’s critically-acclaimed Above The Ground, was his first ever to feature all-original songs by Burton. Fans and critics alike glowed with superlatives, citing the album as his best work in decades.
The consummate artist, performer and professional, Burton possesses an extraordinary gift for entertaining. In concert, he is second to none, delighting audiences of 10 to 10,000. Canadian rock music royalty, Burton Cummings remains at the top of his game as an unrivaled singer, songwriter and recording artist.