When opened, the new winter concert facility will become the only mid-point sized venue providing a stage to acts that have outgrown the city's numerous 1-3K seat concert halls and the several vast year-round sports arenas.
Three companies, including a Quebec outdoor recreation firm and a European spa and water park provider, have been chosen to revitalize Ontario Plac
With ties to Live Nation, the venture’s first recording artist signing is Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based Canadian singer-songwriter (pictured) Steven Lee Olsen.
After 15 years, eight albums and more than 20 singles, Vancouver-based Mother Mother is breaking through on a global scale with concerts scheduled in 16 countries, including 5 at the Commodore Ballroom, and TikTok is the catalyst that kick-started the whole shebang.
The Damn Truth (pictured) get a glowing hometown review, Skye Sweetnam has gone from pop to metal, and Jerry Levitan teams up with Sean Ono Lennon. Others in the headlines include Michel Louvain, The Tenors, Ronnie Williams, Spotify, Live Nation, RCM, WMG, Ledo, Broadway, Tencent, Kurt Cobain, Daniel Ek, and Childish Gambino.
David Wilcox (pictured) is shown some love, the Mod Club closes, and MacKenzie Porter is making moves. Also in the headlines are SNRK, Teenage Head, The Fugitives, Round Hill, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, WMG, music metadata, Megaphone, Lil Nas X, Roblox, Foo Fighters, Madame Gandhi, AI, Jon Landau, and Lady A.
Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment with Live Nation and Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.
Karl Wolf (pictured) is excited to get back on stage, the Horseshoe Tavern mulls its options, and the search for a song for this summer. Also in the headlines are Drake, BreakOut West, Kate Boothman, Live Nation, Telefilm, Chi Pig, David Foster, UMG, Marc Geiger, Unison, David Lee Roth, Talking Heads, Instagram Reels, the Chicks, Juice-WRLD, and Maya J.
The fast career ascent of Tate McRae (pictured) pauses, a good deed from Michael Buble, and a Suzi Quatro biopic is coming. Also in the headlines are Drake, Little Richard, Colin James, fan pods, Nav, Everyseeker fest, Mirvish, Live Nation, Scooter Braun, Hayley Williams, and Soundgarden.
Aquakultre (pictured) delivers the goods, Jake Gold deals with the pandemic positively, and rumours swirl around Warner Music Group. Also in the headlines are Live Nation, music venues, concert plans, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Don McLean, and Prince’s guitar.