June 29, 2010

 In response to overwhelming fan demand, the two men at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Canadian rock n' roll stars Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, have reunited for the first time in nearly 20 years. The pair's first gig as Bachman & Turner was a recent intimate club show on their hometown stage at Winnipeg's renowned Pyramid Cabaret, and the band's official global return was in front of tens of thousands of attendees of the Sweden Rock Festival earlier this month, alongside Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses and Billy Idol.  A self-titled new studio album will be released on E1 Music (Canada), and RBE Music/Fontana (U.S.) on September 7, 2010, with a world tour soon to follow.
Bachman & Turner's upcoming album will be stocked with all original new tracks penned by the pair.  Songs including "Rock and Roll Is the Only Way Out, " "Slave to the Rhythm" and ten others feature a heavy sound that seamlessly fits alongside the band's renowned classic rock anthems "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."  Bachman & Turner's first single "Rollin' Along" is currently being spun on rock radio stations on both sides of the border, and is available now as a digital single.
In the mid-'70s, Randy Bachman earned his first colossal success with Winnipeg rock band The Guess Who, with their hit "American Woman" scoring the #1 spot on the Billboard charts, a first for any Canadian act.  Together with Fred Turner in Bachman-Turner Overdrive, he soared even higher as the band became a musical phenomenon with extraordinary global success.  Over the course of a four-year run, BTO sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The band reached #1 on Billboard's singles chart ("You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet") and album chart (Not Fragile), as well as scoring another handful of hits including "Taking Care of Business," "Hey You," "My Wheels Won't Turn" and "Looking Out for #1."
Bachman & Turner July/August Tour Dates
July 17             Nakusp Music Fest                                Nakusp, BC
July 25             High Voltage Festival                             London, UK
July 28             The Filene Center at Wolf Trap               Vienna, VA
July 29             Penn's Peak                                         Jim Thorpe, PA
August 26         Casinorama                                           Rama, ON
August 27         ArtPark                                                 Lewiston, NY
August 28         Ives Concert Park                                  Danbury, CT
More tour dates to be announced shortly.
For more information, log on to

Keep up-to-date on the latest news
Get our Free Newsletter Here!


comments powered by Disqus

Reader Poll

Best amp from the 1960s?

See results without voting »