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 & Turnerwas 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.
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