One of Canada's first international rock stars will be making his way to Estevan in June.
The City of Estevan announced Tuesday that Burton Cummings has been signed to play at Spectra Place June 15. Tickets for the concert are $75 and $50.
The Winnipeg native came to prominence in 1965 when he took over as lead singer of the Guess Who. Along with Randy Bachman, Cummings was responsible for writing a number of the bands biggest hits such as American Woman and These Eyes.
After the Guess Who dissolved in the '70s, Cummings went on to a successful solo career and continued to pump out hits such as Stand Tall and Break it to Them Gently.
More than 47 years since he first made it big, Cummings is still going strong. He enjoyed a career resurgence in 2005 after reuniting with Bachman to form Bachman Cummings. The duo released three albums and were also one of the country's most sought after live acts.
Cummings has remained active since Bachman Cummings. This summer he will hit the road for the In Your Backyard Tour which includes stops throughout North America.
Along with his musical accolades, Cummings was awarded an honourary doctorate at Brandon University and is a member of the Order of Manitoba and Order of Canada.
Cummings has also been inducted into Western Canadian Music Awards Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Guess Who and also holds the distinction of being inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame twice - once as a member of the Guess Who in 2001 and 10 years later in 2011 for his solo career. His legacy in Winnipeg was cemented when the 1,650 seat Walker Theatre was renamed in his honour in 2002.
Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning Thursday. First up are pre-sales for Spectra Place Seat Holders on April 12 and April 13. The pre-sale for Bruins season ticket holders is April 14 and 15.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at http://ticketmaster.ca or Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-970-7328 or in Estevan at Henders Drugs.