The tour is entitled Your Backyard Tour. I think that is a little of an exaggeration as he is not even covering all of Canada with no dates in PEI, Newfoundland, or even his home province of Manitoba. What is not an exaggeration is that he is one of the most successful musicians and possesses one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian rock music.
As lead singer, keyboardist and co-writer of The Guess Who, Burton Cumming gained many of fans worldwide. After releasing his latest solo album, Above the Ground, in 2009 (2010 in the U.S.), Cummings got together with his Toronto based band, The Carpet Frogs and decided to go out on the road. The tour started at the beginning of May and will take him through Canada and the U.S.
At 63 years of age some doubt has been cast as to whether he can still sing. Cummings claims himself to still be able to sing night after night and can still belt out such well known songs as “These Eyes”, “American Woman”, “Break It to Them Gently”, “Fine State of Affairs”, and “You Saved My Soul”.
-Venue: 1004 Ste. Catherine East
-Ticket Purchase: www.admission.com or (514) 790-1245
-Ticket Prices: $45.50, $69.50, $94.50 (plus service fees)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.