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Fred Penner announces The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour

The children's entertainer stops at Winspear Centre on March 12, 2020.
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Fred Penner brings the Cat Came Back 40th Anniversry Tour to the Winspear Centre on March 12, 2020. JEFF MILLER/Photo

Fred Penner announced The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour this week.

The 14-day cross-Canada tour starts Feb. 28, 2020, at the Algonquin Commons in Ottawa with a concert at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre on March 12.

For 40-plus years, Canada’s favourite children’s performer has entertained multiple generations with his feel-good, funny songs about life and growing up.

In a media release, Penner stated: “Forty years ago I recorded my first record, The Cat Came Back. I am excited to bring those wonderful songs to the next generation.”

Throughout his career, the Winnipeg-born artist released 13 albums, hosted 900 episodes of the CBC TV series Fred Penner’s Place and won multiple awards across Canada and the United States, including four Juno Awards.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at