Burton Cummings: Up Close and Alone
In the Fall of 2017, Burton Cummings played to sold out shows right across B.C., and now, by popular demand, he is coming back to Kelowna in October with his outstanding “Up Close and Alone" Tour 2019. On October 20th he will perform live at the Kelowna Community Theatre much to the delight of Okanagan music fans who jammed the theatre to capacity two years ago in 2017.
Burton Cummings’ musical creations continue to resonate with fans in North America. His voice is considered to be one of the finest and most recognizable in rock music history. He has continued to uphold his impressive reputation as a performer, singer, songwriter, and recording artist. With Canada’s original rock ’n’ roll superstars, The Guess Who, Burton scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums, including These Eyes, Laughing, No Time, American Woman, Share the Land, Albert Flasher, Sour Suite, Glamour Boy, Star Baby, Clap for the Wolfman, and Dancin’ Fool, all written or co-written by Burton. Upon leaving the Guess Who to go solo in 1976, Cummings earned a gold record with his debut solo single, Stand Tall. Then came more than a dozen hit singles and albums including, I’m Scared, I will Play a Rhapsody, Timeless Love, Break it to Them Gently, Fine State of Affairs, You Saved my Soul, My own Way to Rock and Dream of a Child. That latter disc became the very first quadruple platinum-selling album by a Canadian artist.
Burton Cummings is indeed that rare artist who has transcended time, genres, and generations with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new. Audiences nightly, both those in the USA, and Canada are dancing in the aisles to the hits that defined a generation.