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BTO Opener Mark Farner

  August 30, 2024 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $80.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 2, 2024 10:00 AM to July 30, 2024 11:59 PM
Randy Bachman is quite simply the rock and roll heartbeat of Canada.
His has been a glorious life masterminding breakouts of two of the most iconic Canadian bands of all-time: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), and the Guess Who. Now Randy--promising you ain’t seen nothing yet---says, “Bachman-Turner Overdrive / BTO is back!”
• Over 40 Million records sold worldwide 
• 120 Gold Records
• #1 US Billboard Pop Single and Multi top 40 US Billboard hits 
• Still doing 3 million monthly Spotify streams a month 
• In 2000, Randy Bachman made a guest appearance on The Simpsons in a fictionalized reunion with BTO.  During the episode Homer Simpson yells: “Get to the ‘working overtime’ part!” while they play “Takin’ Care of Business” 
• Renowned Author Stephen King's early pen name was Richard Bachman because King was a huge fan of BTO
• David Letterman's favourite song is “Takin’ Care of Business” so much so that when Letterman attended Paul Shaffer's opening Vegas show, Shaffer flew out Randy to perform the song for Letterman as a surprise
BTO's origins began in 1970 when Randy, after co-writing such major Guess Who hits as "These Eyes," "No Time,""Undun," "Laughin’" and "American Woman." left the Winnipeg-based group. Backed by its high-powered stage performances, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was a nuclear reactor of fuzz-toned aggression churning out such pounding signature tunes as "Takin' Care Of Business," "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." "Gimme Your Money Please," "Roll On Down The Highway," and "Let It Ride" that begged for a cranked-up car radio, and a steering wheel to hit for hours on end.
  
In his home country, Randy has received the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, 11 JUNO awards, the SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a double-inductee in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 
 
In 2011 the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented Randy with its Global Impact Award, and he was inducted into the U.S. Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2014. 
After many decades, selling tens of millions of records with multi-platinum and number 1 awards, Bachman-Turner Overdrive is back in gear!
Mark Farner is the reason. As one of the founding members, lead singer, lead guitarist, and wrote 90% of the Grand Funk music catalog, Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts. From his soulful voice and power rock riffs, to fueling the Funk with his atomic stage presence. His story and his imprint on music starts with Flint and since 1969 from his humble beginnings and a blue-collar outlook, Farner has captained a global crusade for love and freedom and became a rock ‘n’ roll icon.
 
50 years later – he commands the stage with the same intensity performing epic hits that defined a generation – “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)”, “Bad Time”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, “Foot Stompin’ Music”, “Heartbreaker”, “Locomotion”, “Mean Mistreater” and “We’re An American Band”.
 
 
 
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