Together Again, Live In Concert
Danny Zelisko Presents welcomes legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters RANDY BACHMAN and BURTON CUMMINGS with their reunion tour entitled Together Again, Live in Concert along with special guest FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS to Pikes Peak Center on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 7:00pm. Together Again, Live In Concert will celebrate the music of The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. Tickets will be available on Monday, July 26th at 10am and can be purchased at pikespeakcenter.com.
Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have written some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years. Together theirs is undoubtedly the Great Canadian Songbook.
“These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “Undun,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Share The Land,” “Albert Flasher,” “Follow Your Daughter Home,” “Glamour Boy,” “Star Baby,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Let It Ride,” “Takin’ Care Of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Hey You,” “Lookin’ Out For #1,” “Stand Tall,” “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock,” “Break It To Them Gently,” “Fine State Of Affairs,” “You Saved My Soul”—and that’s only some of the dozens of gold and platinum hits between them.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s brand of stripped-down meat ‘n’ potatoes hard rock earned them legions of fans worldwide, and dozens of gold and platinum records. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” topped the charts in the US and Canada and gave Randy Bachman that rarest of accomplishments: two #1 records with two different bands. ASCAP would later award Randy with the Global Impact Award for his music’s enduring international popularity. In the US, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was awarded eight RIAA gold/platinum records, and made several Billboard chart appearances, including four albums on the Billboard 200 and three singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Disbanding The Guess Who in 1975, Burton Cummings launched a dazzling solo career the following year with the million-selling single “Stand Tall” from his highly-anticipated debut solo album produced by the one and only Richard Perry. As Canada’s #1 recording artist of the late ‘70s, Burton enjoyed unprecedented success with a dozen hit singles—including three that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 30—as well as multiple Juno Awards, and several highly rated television specials. He also made his film debut in the 1980 movie Melanie. After a recording hiatus where he toured with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Burton returned with his enduringly popular solo concert series “Up Close and Alone” that yielded a live album of the same name. In 2008, Burton released his first album of all original songs, Above The Ground, to incredible acclaim.
Members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Walk of Fame, the first ever inductees into the Prairie Music Hall of Fame, recipients of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award and several Broadcast Music Industry awards for over 1 million airplays, Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings made Canadian music international, paving the way for every artist who followed from the country.
After the phenomenal success of The Guess Who’s much-heralded, four-year 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 The Guess Who, BTO and Cummings solo stuff. The response from audiences was even more than we could ever have hoped for.”
Bachman Cummings starred in their own top-rated CBC television concert special First Time Around (later released on DVD) and followed that with the platinum-selling album The Bachman Cummings Songbook in 2006, marking the first ever pairing of their Guess Who, BTO and Cummings solo hits on one package. In 2007, Jukebox found the two digging through their own record collections to affectionately cover their personal favourite songs from bygone years.
“We are having more fun now,” states Randy Bachman. “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.”
The message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. For legendary singer songwriter, FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to keep listening for the world’s beauty.
The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond Organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Upon leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, and become a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew that his legendary next stop would be the beginning of an illustrious hall of fame career.
Early in 1965, FELIX CAVALIERE formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
By the early 70s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. FELIX CAVALIERE’s solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979) (Castle in the Air produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge it Up a Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer.
FELIX CAVALIERE calls Nashville home base, where he is constantly collaborating and writing new material. He’s also finishing his memoir and has an active tour schedule with FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS. Visit FELIXCAVALIEREMUSIC.COM.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets available on Monday, July 26 at 10am. Reserved seating tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at pikesplacecenter.com. All tickets are subject to taxes, facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.
About Danny Zelisko Presents: Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to the Southwest since 1974. He founded the legendary Evening Star Productions starting in 1976, helping make the Southwest a viable stop on most contemporary tours and producing thousands of shows over the years. After years of practice, DZP promotes about 150 shows annually around the nation. For more information: DZPlive.com
- Performance Schedule
- Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM CAL