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February 28, 2011

BURTON CUMMINGS
YOUR BACKYARD TOUR SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
RBC THEATRE - JOHN LABATT CENTRE – LONDON
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

Tickets on sale Friday, March 4, 2011 @ 2pm
Tickets available at the John Labatt Centre Box Office, Masonville Place Ticket Outlet, Fanshawe College BizBooth, the Bookstore at Western, and Books Plus Charge by phone at (866) 455-2849
Order online at www.johnlabattcentre.com

Tickets (incl. HST) $96.25, $71.25, $47.25; Reserved Seating
(plus service charges)

BURTON CUMMINGS ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST SOLO TOUR IN MORE THAN A DECADE
Described as Canadian rock ‘n’ roll royalty, a national treasure, and a living legend, Burton Cummings announces his highly anticipated Your Backyard Tour, kicking off in Montreal on May 10. This tour will be the first time in more than a decade that Burton will tour on his own, performing an array of hits from a dazzling career spanning more than forty years. Whether the lead singer and songwriter with the Guess Who or on his own, Burton Cummings has amassed more hit records than nearly any other Canadian performer in history. “These Eyes”, “ Laughing,” “ No Time,” “ American Woman,” “ Share The Land,” “Hang On To Your Life,” “Stand Tall,” “ I’m Scared,” “Timeless Love”, “ Break It To Them Gently,” “ Dream Of A Child,” “ Fine State of Affairs,” “ Love Dreams” and “You Saved My Soul “ all bear Burton’s distinctive stamp. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music.

As 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, six-time Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award, 22 SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for over 1 million airplays of his songs, Burton Cummings is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. With the Guess Who he earned the first US platinum album by a Canadian artist, and solo the first quadruple platinum Canadian-produced album. Altogether Burton has earned some 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book The 100 Top Canadian Singles ranked American Woman the greatest Canadian single of all time. His 2008 solo album, the critically-acclaimed Above The Ground, was his first to feature all original songs by Burton. Fans and critics glowed with superlatives citing the album as his best work in decades. Despite his many years in the music business, Burton still possessed the muse and the uncanny ability to craft magic in the recording studio. Never content to rest on his extraordinary accomplishments, Burton Cummings continues to write, record and perform. “Not all artists are lucky enough to have that kind of staying power,” he admits. “It’s pretty amazing.” A consummate artist, performer and professional, he possesses an extraordinary gift for entertaining, never failing to delight audiences from 10 to 10,000. After all these years he has nothing to prove to anyone, except himself. Few artists are as scrupulously dedicated to their craft as Burton Cummings. Ticket and tour information for Burton Cummings Your Backyard Tour is available at LiveNation.com

Burton Cummings Your Backyard Tour Dates: May 10 - Olympia Theatre – Montreal, QB May 11 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON May 13 - K-Rock Centre - Kingston, ON May 14 - John Labatt Centre - London, ON May 15 - Hamilton Place Theatre - Hamilton, ON May 17 - Centre In The Square - Kitchener, ON May 18 - Barrie Molson Centre - Barrie, ON May 19 - Sudbury Arena - Sudbury, ON May 21 - Essar Centre - Sault St Marie, ON May 22 - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium - Thunder Bay, ON May 24 - Conexus Arts Centre - Regina, SK May 25 - TCU Place - Saskatoon, SK May 26 - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Edmonton, AB May 28 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Calgary, AB May 30 - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC May 31 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC June 2 - Save-On Foods Memorial Centre - Victoria, BC

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