Photo submitted Kootenay Concerts presents Canadian rock icon Burton Cummings of The Guess Who fame at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 16.

Burton Cummings Vernon show announced

He’s a true Canadian idol, having penned hits like American Woman and These Eyes with The Guess Who

He’s a true Canadian idol, having penned hits with The Guess Who such as American Woman and These Eyes.

One of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 16.

Burton Cummings’ vocal prowess has been rated among the finest in rock music in North America, and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Cummings is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres, and generations, with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new, and he continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter, and recording artist second to none.

With Canada’s original rock ’n’ roll superstars The Guess Who, Cummings scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums including, American Woman, These Eyes, Laughing, No Time, Share the Land, Albert Flasher, Star Baby, Clap for the Wolfman, and many more, all written or co-written by Burton.

In 1976, Cummings began his solo career and achieved a gold record for his single Stand Tall. He followed that with a dozen hit singles including I’m Scared, My Own Way to Rock, I Will Play a Rhapsody, Timeless Love, Break It To Them Gently, Dream of a Child, Fine State of Affairs, Love Dreams, and You Saved My Soul.

Cummings has also received numerous honours and awards. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canada’s Walk of Fame, multiple Juno award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, and several BMI awards for over 1 million air-plays of his songs, just to name a few.

Cummings Up Close and Alone solo concert tour features him on stage performing and recounting the stories behind his best known songs and also sharing personal moments from his career.

He has been described as Canadian rock ’n’ roll royalty, a national treasure, and a living legend. But for Cummings there has always been one constant: he remains true to himself and his own way to rock.

Kootenay Concerts presents Burton Cummings at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7, and are available for $78 from the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469 or online at www.ticketseller.ca. All seats are reserved.