Billy Talent, City and Colour, PUP Join For Benefit Concert

Toronto rock band Billy Talent will host a benefit concert Aug. 11 at Danforth Music Hall just blocks away from where the recent tragic shooting in Greektown by a lone gunman killed two and injured 13.   

“In an effort to support the local community that has been devastated by these events, the concert will be held at The Danforth Music Hall…during the Taste of the Danforth festival,” the press release states.

Tickets for The Billy Talent and Friends TOronto TOgether concert — which also features appearances from City and Colour, PUP, and others — go on sale tomorrow (Aug. 1) at 10 a.m. here, for $50 (no extra fees).

All proceeds will be donated to support the victims of this shooting, via the #TORONTOSTRONG Fund, which was initially set up by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Foundation for the victims of the April van attack that killed 10 and injured 16.

That fund has raised $3.5 million to date, according to the site, and will close Aug. 31 with final disbursements made by Sept. 30.  A second fund has been set up “to provide direct support to the victims of the Danforth shooting,” it reads. There are two donation tabs on the main site.

On July 22,  Faisal Hussain, 29, indiscriminately fired while walking along Danforth, striking 15 people. Eighteen-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis were killed. Hussain took his own life. –– Continue reading Karen Bliss's story on SamaritanMag.

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