Bachman Turner Tickets
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The Canadian rock band 'Bachman-Turner Overdrive' has been around long enough to know what works and what doesn't. Front-men Randy Bachman and Fred Turner have come together after their last hiatus and are on a mission. And that mission is to make as much thunder as possible! On the road again and with things running as smoothly as a well oiled machine, the band is making a stop in your vicinity. With Bachman Turner tickets, you can enjoy their classic tracks like "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", "Takin' Care of Business" and "Let It Ride", as well as some very fresh tunes.
Hailing from Winnipeg, Randy Bachman jointly with Chad Allan came together to form the "Brave Belt" in the early seventies. Both had been former "The Guess Who" band members and with drummer Robin "Robbie" Bachman took on their new musical venture. Eventually, Fred Turner also joined in as bassist and vocalist. Brave Belt's first two albums did not see success as the band had hoped. Their recording company dropped them as a prospect. The fact that they landed a contract with a second record label called Mercury Records has been described as "a pure stroke of luck". Interestingly their demo tape got rejected twenty six times and just when Randy was ready to throw in the towel and tell his fellow members it was time they took up 'day jobs', it caught the attention of Charlie Fach of Mercury records. He had just come back from a vacation and looking for a new beginning, he rid his desk of the pile of the demo tapes awaiting his return. The band's demo tape literally missed the trash can and fell on to the floor. And just when Fach picked it up to join the others, he read Bachman's name on it and remembered having met him earlier. Upon listening to it, he called the band and took them under his wing. He motivated the name change for the band and since then it has been 'Bachman Turner Overdrive' all the way.
They sold seven million albums in the seventies alone. The same decade saw five of their albums charting on the Top 40 albums list while 6 of their singles made it to the Top forty singles' charts. Overall, 'Bachman-Turner Overdrive' boasts a sale of about thirty million albums all around the globe. Their fans allude to them as "gearheads" affectionately because of the way their logo is shaped. Their concerts are sizzling affairs. The guitar heavy, hard hitting sound is something to experience live with Bachman Turner tickets.
BTO, as the band is called in short, released its debut self titled album in 1973. The album crossed borders into the US and managed a slot in the charts, albeit a very low one. In Canada, the single "Blue Collar" charted at number 21 on the Canadian RPM charts. Ultimately the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) did certify it to be a gold selling album by the time the year 1974 saw its close. This was prophetic of the fast approaching success that Bachman Turner Overdrive saw in the later years.
The band has released about ten studio albums while separately releasing their live albums so far. Several of their albums have been certified gold selling ones by the RIAA, while their 1974 released "Not Fragile" secured a platinum sales status. After taking several breaks over the span of their career, the two leads announced a reunion in 2009 and released their latest album "Bachman & Turner" in 2010. They have been touring relentlessly ever since, as that is the way Bachman Turner Overdrive keeps its self and its fans energized.
Having won the Juno Awards the year 1974 through 1976 and again in 1978 for "Group of the Year", the duo shows no sign of slowing down. Bachman Turner fans are lying in wait for the band to visit their town so join in the bash these guys are ready to throw your way!