Cummings playing Vanier Hall

A rock 'n' roll legend is coming back to Prince George for an intimate concert experience.

Burton Cummings is a Canadian Music Hall of Fame two-time inductee (the only musician to hold the title for both his band and his solo career). He will unleash his powerful singing voice at the Vanier Hall piano this coming Oct. 18.

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Cummings was the vocalist that sailed The Guess Who into the world's consciousness, powering through early rock anthems like American Woman and These Eyes before branching off to a glittering solo set that gave us You Saved My Soul, Stand Tall, Break It To Them Gently, Fine State Of Affairs, I Will Play A Rhapsody, and many more. His song Dream Of A Child was the first record to sell quadruple-platinum in the history of Canadian music.

The songwriting was internationally acclaimed, but the technicality of his voice established Cummings as one of the preeminent singers in the history of the rock genre, named in the same breath as Steve Perry, Robert Plant, Ann Wilson and that upper echelon. It's exactly why Ringo Starr called on Cummings to join his All-Starr Band the first time the ex-Beatle ever put together his now seminal supergroup.

Tickets to see Cummings on his Up Close & Alone tour go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via the TicketsNorth website or at the CN Centre box office. Charge by phone at 1-888-293-6613. Prices range from $79-80 (plus taxes and service charges).

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