Kodak Black Arrested At U.S. Border, Cancels Shows In MA, CT
Rapper Kodak Black had to cancel shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut last-minute after he was arrested at the U.S. border for possession of marijuana and weapons. He was slated to perform in Boston at the House of Blues on Wednesday, but last-minute, as fans were waiting outside the venue,... Read more
Morrissey Postpones Canadian Tour Following A ‘Medical Emergency’
Former Smiths singer Morrissey was scheduled to perform a Canadian tour for the first time in 15 years, but due to a “medical emergency” he faced while traveling in Europe, he had to pause the highly-anticipated trek. The tour was scheduled to kick-off last night with a pair of... Read more
Mariah Carey, Blink-182 To Headline Festival d’ete de Quebec
Festival d’ete de Quebec is back for its 52nd year with headlining performances from top acts like Mariah Carey, Blink-182, Chvrches, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The event, which is arguably the largest festival in North America, typically brings in over 325,000 attendees during its 11-day run. This year, it’ll take... Read more
Vancouver Island’s Rock The Shores Festival Cancelled, Unsure Of Future
The three-day Rock The Shores music festival, set to be held this July in Vancouver Island, has been cancelled for the summer, with an uncertain future. It was announced last week by producer Atomique Productions of Victoria that the Colwood festival, which was just revived in 2018 after taking... Read more
Rolling Stones Fans Frustrated After Pre-Sale Ticket ‘Bait-And-Switch’
Fans of The Rolling Stones are feeling swindled after trying to buy pre-sale tickets to see the legendary rockers when they come to Canada this year. The group announced last week that they would perform at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario – their only tour date in Canada –... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
Jack White Speaks Up After Women Told Not To Kiss At Canada Show
A woman and her girlfriend were trying to enjoy a Jack White concert in Edmonton, but the night turned sour after they were told not to kiss by one of the venue’s workers. Allyson Maclvor explained that during one of her favorite songs by White, she pulled her girlfriend... Read more
Brian Masse Urges For Direct Federal Investigation of Ticketmaster
Brian Masse, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP), has requested that the government investigates Ticketmaster following news of its resale practices. Last month, the CBC and Toronto Star reported on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. CBC ran photos of hidden-camera footage showing a Ticketmaster... Read more
Canada’s Competition Bureau Expands Ticketmaster Investigation
An investigation into Ticketmaster’s business practices by Canada’s Competition Bureau has expanded to include a look at its practices specific to resale in the sake of the CBC/Toronto Star reports from late September, the CBC is reporting. The agency sued Live Nation/Ticketmaster earlier in 2018 over its alleged misleading... Read more
Foo Fighters Postpone Tour Dates As Vocalist Dave Grohl Recovers Voice
The rockers of Foo Fighters have postponed two upcoming tour dates to let their lead vocalist, Dave Grohl, recover from vocal illness. According to a press release, Grohl “suffered a loss of voice and is now on vocal rest” following a show in Seattle this past Saturday. Grohl joked... Read more