Big Sugar

Power 97 is excited to present Big Sugar at Burton Cummings Theatre on December 27th, 2022!

Ticket Pre-Sale starts Wednesday, September 28th at 10am (PW: POWER97)

General On-Sale is Friday, September 30th at 10am

Get your tickets HERE!

WINNIPEG, Sep. 27, 2022 – Canadian rockers Big Sugar announce their tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their album Heated including a stop at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Dec. 27, 2022. Tickets start at $29.50 plus fees and go on sale this Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at

Heated was the fourth album by Big Sugar originally released on Sept. 29, 1998. The album was certified platinum in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies. Heated features some of the best of Big Sugar’s repertoire and concert staples including Better Get Used to It, The Scene, Girl Watcher, Turn the Lights On and a cover of BTO’s Let It Ride. Playing the album in its entirety will be part of each show on the tour.

Big Sugar returns to the stage with a new lineup. After the tragic death of longtime bassist Garry Lowe in 2018, bandleader Gordie Johnson spent the past four years reimagining Big Sugar and is proud to announce new bassist, Ben Lowe, the 22-year-old son of Garry Lowe.

“Our music has always been about roots and culture and this is a perfect piece of that evolution. You can hear Big Sugar in Ben’s DNA,” said Johnson.

A renewed Big Sugar will also include former tourmate drummer Joe Magistro (Black Crowes, B52s).

Big Sugar boldly goes forth in 2022 with new music from their latest release Eternity Now and vinyl re-issues of their classic albums Five Hundred Pounds from Third Man Records, as well as Hemi-Vision and Heated from Universal Music.

In the 90’s Big Sugar emerged clad in Hugo Boss suits as the antithesis to the grunge esthetic with a unique combination of Jamaican rhythms, blues tonality and heavy rock aggression. They dominated the airwaves and highways with songs like Diggin A Hole, The Scene, Turn The Lights On and Roads Ahead. Their roots/rock/reggae style has built a loyal following, earning Big Sugar a 2015 Road Gold Award as they continue to sell out concerts across North America. Gordie Johnson’s guitar playing and album production continue to influence a new generation.





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