The Guess Who – 2014 Concert Schedule
The Guess Who shot to fame in the 60s and 70s with hits like "American
Woman," "Share the Land," "No Time," and "These Eyes." This iconic rock band is now embarking on another tour, and you don't
want to miss out when they bring their classic rock tunes to a venue near you. The Guess Who will be hitting up venues and
events like the Howling Moon Music Festival in Duluth, Solano County Fair in Vallejo, the Franklin County Fair in Malone,
Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival, Magic City Casino in Miami, and plenty more. With so many
opportunities to check them out on tour, fans far and wide will be able to relive the magic of The Guess Who's music. There's
no better time than now to get your tickets, since these shows are sure to be popular this year. To beat the crowds, head
over to StubHub for your tickets, and get ready to rock out with The Guess Who!
About The Guess Who
Guess Who first got their start as a local band in the Winnipeg area, led by Chad Allan. The band was called Al and the Silvertones,
but later changed their name to Chad Allan & the Reflections. By this point, the lineup was comprised of Chad Allan on
vocals and guitar, Randy Bachman on guitars, Bob Ashley on keyboards, Garry Peterson on drums, and Jim Kale on bass. The band
released their first single, "Tribute to Buddy Holly," in 1962, and they eventually secured a record deal, which allowed them
to release several more singles that gained popularity in their local area.
A few years later, they changed their name
again, this time to Chad Allan & the Expressions. Shortly after, they had their first hit song with "Shakin' All Over,"
which shot to the number 1 position in Canada. As part of a marketing strategy by their record label at the time, the single
did not list their band name. Instead, it simply said "Guess Who?" as a way to build some hype. The band went on to release
several more singles for the next few years, but it wasn't until their album, "Wheatfield Soul," when they would break through
to the mainstream.
Released in 1969, "Wheatfield Soul" included the song "These Eyes," which quickly hit the top 10
of the chart in the United States. The song eventually sold over 1 million copies, and helped the band to finally establish
themselves as a rock band. The Guess Who followed up in 1969 with their next album, "Canned Wheat," which included songs like
"Laughing" and "Undun." The album reached the number 91 position on the Pop Albums chart, and they continued to sharpen their
skills as a band.
With their 1970 album "American Woman," The Guess Who had evolved into a more hard-rock sound, and
fans loved it. The album reached number 9 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and it spawned the successful hits "American
Woman," "No Time," and "No Sugar Tonight."
The Guess Who's Breakthrough Album
The Guess Who released a
number of singles in the 1960s during the early incarnations of their band, playing under the monikers Al and the Silvertones,
Chad Allan & the Reflections, and Chad Allan & the Expressions. After sticking with The Guess Who as their band name,
and releasing their album, "Wheatfield Soul," the band had finally made their mainstream breakthrough. Their career was propelled
to the next level in 1970, with their album, "American Woman." The Guess Who continued to release a number of albums in the
years that followed, including "Share the Land" in 1970, "So Long, Bannatyne" in 1971, "Rockin'" in 1972, "Artificial Paradise"
in 1973, and many more.
The Guess Who Trivia
What is the song "American Woman" based on?
many believe it to be an anti-American song, the band later revealed in interviews that the song was simply about being homesick.
The members of The Guess Who were thrust into extensive touring during the height of popularity, and they were soon visiting
large, fast-paced cities across the United States, which were stark contrasts when compared with their laid-back upbringings
in Canada. At the end of the tour, they wanted to just go home and hang out with the girls they had grown up with, which is
how the song came about.
The Guess Who's legacy paved the way for future hard-rock acts
that followed, and their songs still remain fixtures on classic rock radio stations everywhere. If you've been a longtime
fan of The Guess Who, imagine how cool it will be to rock out to songs like "American Woman," "These Eyes," and "No Time"
live in concert! When The Guess Who visit a venue in your city, don't miss out on their must-see concert.