What's better than two cool concerts on one day? Not having to choose which one you wanna go to, that's what.
The Concert For Toronto is taking place at both the SkyDome and the Air Canada Centre June 21. You read right: both venues are hosting one concert. How does that work?
The deal is this: You, the concert-goer, buy a ticket to the venue of your choice and head on down to it on June 21. Then, depending on where you are, you can see The Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Barenaked Ladies, Swollen Members, Sarah McLachlan, Glenn Lewis, Remy Shand and others, live.
The audiences will be able to see the concert taking place at the other venue via a direct satellite feed to video screens. The performances will alternate between the two venues resulting in one massive, consecutive show.
Notice anything similar about the lineups? They're all Canadian artists, ready to put Toronto back on the tourist map. The event is apparently being staged to perk up the city's economic and tourist lulls in the wake of SARS. Some figures put Toronto's tourism loss at around U.S. $763 million.
"We rely on concerts to bring in a lot of tourists to Toronto in the summer, so the reason this was put together by various levels of government and promoters was [because] we saw an opportunity to give back to the city using Canadian acts, showing the world that Toronto is open for business," Brett Gallagher of SkyDome told VH1.
"[Those of us] living here are going [on with] our normal work days. We have to be smart about it, but we're still living life."
Tickets for each venue are $29.50 and $19.50 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets.