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The Guess Who and Joe Cocker Kick Off North American Tour

August 6, 2001 – Newly reunited the Guess Who have confirmed more dates for their North American tour with Joe Cocker. Set to begin Tuesday, August 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 50-date trek is now slated to wrap up Sunday, November 4 in Seattle, WA. "Between the two groups, you're going to hear something like 70 great rock songs," says Guess Who singer/keyboardist Burton Cummings.

Meanwhile, the Guess Who recently achieved the distinguished milestone of having their classic '60s hit "These Eyes" played on radio stations no less than 3,000,000 times. According to BMI, that airplay would equal 17.1 years of continuous airplay on American radio and television. the Guess Who songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings join a select group of legendary million-airplay artists including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Roy Orbison, Sam Cook, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton and Carole King.

"These Eyes" was a hit for the Guess Who when it was originally released in April 1969. Bachman left the group two years later and achieved success as a solo artist. Cummings and the group went on to record 14 more albums, including Share the Land, one of their biggest hits. This is the first time Burton and Randy have been back for an American tour. Other Guess Who tracks that have hit the million-airplay mark include "Laughing" and "Undun," while "No Time" and "American Woman" have each passed two million plays.

The Guess Who -- Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Garry Peterson, Dnnie McDougall and Bill Wallace -- reunited last year for a string of dates across their Canadian homeland, releasing the double-live Running Back Through Canada CD, which went platinum there. That album is expected to be released in the U.S. later this year (details TBA).

The "American Woman" tour will also feature such Guess Who hits as "No Sugar Tonight" and "Share The Land" as well as hits from Bachman's group Bachman-Turner-Overdrive like "Takin' Care of Business" and "Let It Ride." The group will be preceded onstage by Joe Cocker, best known for hits such as "Feelin' Alright" and "You Are So Beautiful."

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Tue 8/7 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Wed 8/8 Kelowna, BCSkyreach Place
Fri 8/10 Edmonton, AB Skyreach Centre
Sat 8/11 Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
Tue 8/14 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Arena
Fri 8/17 Grand Forks, ND Allerus Center
Mon 8/20 Denver, CO Red Rocks
Wed 8/22 Moline, IL Mark of the Quad Cities
Fri 8/24 Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theater
Sat 8/25 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Mon 8/27 Ottawa, ON Corel Centre
Tue 8/28 Montreal, QC Corel Centre
Thu 8/30 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
Fri 8/31 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sun 9/2 Walkerton, ONT Ball Park
Mon 9/3 Saratoga, NY (Albany) Saratoga PAC
Fri 9/7 Buffalo, NYHSBC
Sat 9/8 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center
Wed 9/12 Holmdel, NJ (Asbury Park)PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 9/14 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
Sat 9/15 Wallingford, CT (Hartford) Oakdale Theater
Fri 9/21 Philadelphia, PA First Union Center
Sat 9/22 Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
Tue 9/25 Toledo, OH TBA
Wed 9/26 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
Fri 9/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amp.
Sat 9/29 St. Louis, MO Riverport Amp.
Mon 10/1 Rosemont, IL (Chicago) Rosemont Theatre
Wed 10/3 Milwaukee, WI US Cellular
Fri 10/5 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sat 10/6 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
Sat 10/13 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amp.
Sun 10/14 Houston, TXWoodlands Amp.
Wed 10/17 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri 10/19 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
Sat 10/20 Salt Lake City, UTDelta Center
Mon 10/22 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
Wed 10/24 Anaheim, CAAnaheim Pond
Thu 10/25 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
Fri 10/26 San Jose, CA San Jose Arena
Sun 10/28 Concord, CAChronicle Pavilion
Thu 11/1 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
Sat 11/4 Seattle, WAKey Arena


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