Canadian Music News

Great concerts that are coming to the Great White North.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

There's a lot going on on the music front in Canada, especially when it comes to some big concert news.

As we mentioned last week, Garth Brooks announced that he'd be temporarily coming out of performing retirement to do a live show at the Calgary Stampede this summer – it's the 100-year anniversary of the coveted Alberta event. Tickets went on sale at 10am this past Saturday morning, and by 10:01, they were gone. Yep, it took just 58 seconds for every last Garth Brooks' ticket to be nabbed (15,322, to be exact). No wonder he's the golden boy of country music.

Meanwhile, it was recently disclosed that The Boss (aka Bruce Springsteen), who is scheduled to perform in Moncton, New Brunswick on August 26th as part of his "Wrecking Ball" tour, is expecting to attract between 50,000 and 70,000 fans during the third stop of his latest tour. "He's only doing two dates in Canada, one is in Toronto, the other one's in Moncton. And we have a reputation here of being the smallest place with the biggest concerts. So I think it's fantastic,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc to CBC News.

Finally, Listen to Your Heart and you'll hear the news that Swedish 80s duo Roxette will be making their way to Canada. Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle will play the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 7 in support of a new album called "Travelling."


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