Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo To Headline Osheaga 2020
Montreal’s  Osheaga Festival is heading back to Parc Jean-Drapeau for the fest’s 15th anniversary this summer. The festival, set to take place from July 31 to August 2, will feature headlining performances from rapper Kendrick Lamar, the rockers of Foo Fighters, and pop sensation Lizzo. German synth-pop group Kraftwerk... Read more
Vivid Seats Lobbyists Set Up In Canada Battle Over Fair Ticketing
Secondary ticketing site Vivid Seats is lobbying the federal government in Canada over fair ticketing practices. StrategyCorp’s three lobbyists, Troy Sherman, Brian Teefy, and John Duffy, registered on behalf of Chicago-based Vivid Seats last week, and are set to target Canadian Heritage, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the... Read more
Promoter, Ticketer Bicker Over Festival Failure Reasons
The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is involved in a lawsuit with a ticket seller over issues with the festival’s ticketing process last year, with both sides blaming the other. According to the CBC, the festival is suing the Alberta-based company Canadian Live Productions Inc., which controls the platform... Read more
B.C. Man’s Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster, StubHub Can Continue
A man from British Columbia filed a lawsuit with Ticketmaster and associated companies on behalf of all residents in the province that bought event tickets over an eight-year span and lost out due to “ticket bots.” David Gomel’s suit has moved on to the B.C. Supreme Court, Coast Mountain... Read more
Harry Potter Fans Demand Refunds For Non-Magical ‘Scam’ Event
When an adults-only Harry Potter-themed event was coming to Montreal, Potter Heads were quick to buy $50 tickets. However, the event, which promised a magical night filled with music, photo ops, and themed-cocktails, was nothing like fans expected. Ahead of the event, LIVEMTL ran a story, noting that the... Read more
Jimmy Eat World Reveal 2020 North American Tour Dates
The rockers of Jimmy Eat World are back, and now, they’re heading out on tour next year to support new music. The North American trek is Canada-heavy, kicking-off in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 23, 2020. From there, the group will visit Montreal, Kingston, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, making stops... Read more
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