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September 18, 2014

Opening Night: Joshua Bell

The season kicks off with a scintillating programme that opens with a carnival and ends with a kaleidoscope of folk tunes. Any performance by the gifted and charismatic Joshua Bell is a not-to-be-missed event!

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: September 18, 2014

Ed Sheeran

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America.


Ed Sheeran’s “x” is heralded by the exhilarating lead single “Sing,” which has catapulted to the top 3 on the iTunes Singles chart. Produced and co-written by multiple GRAMMY Award®-winner Pharrell Williams, “Sing” is already lighting up radio stations across the country, becoming the most added song at Top 40/CHR, Adult, and Rhythmic/CHR formats.

For tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: September 18, 2014

September 16, 2014

The Black Keys

“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made…Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff.” – Rolling Stone.

The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and runs through December, with dates at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, among others. See next pages for complete worldwide tour details. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time to all fans pre-ordering the album at www.theblackkeys.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time.Tickets for Toronto go on sale Friday, May 23rd.

The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records and is now streaming exclusively on iTunes.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: September 16, 2014

September 15, 2014

Charles Bradley & Joss Stone

No two artists have been more responsible for the incredible revival of Traditional Soul Music in the past decade than Charles Bradley and Joss Stone. This all too rare Soul Explosion features the two in their only appearance together, anywhere. For lovers of Soul Music this once in a lifetime collaboration is not to be missed.

Joss Stone burst onto the international scene at the age of 15 with her debut album, Soul Session. Since then the British R&B sensation has sold out Massey Hall (2005), collaborated with the likes of Mick Jagger and A. R. Rahman, won a Grammy Award, and has put out five more albums with a new one set to be released in 2014. At 26, she’s just getting warmed up.

Charles Bradley has seen—and lived—it all. On his own since his teens, the funk and soul singer travelled around America working odd jobs and performing tributes to James Brown before finally landing a record deal with Daptone Records – bringing him to an international audience. His 2013 album Victim of Love, is a powerful thank-you note at once beautiful and blistering—just like Bradley’s performances.

Tickets: www.masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: September 15, 2014

September 12, 2014

Lewis Black

Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Tickets: www.masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: September 12, 2014

September 10, 2014

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

After highly successful performances on Broadway and across the United States, Mike Tyson announced today that he will take his acclaimed one-man show, “”MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,”" to Toronto. Penned by his wife, Kiki Tyson, the show will take the stage in Air Canada Centre’s intimate theatre setting.

“After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas, on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, and last year’s American tour, I’m excited to take ‘MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH’ to Toronto and share it with my Canadian fans,” said Tyson. “‘Undisputed Truth’ is my story- I’m giving my all. I’m proud to take the show to a new audience.”

“MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH” is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. This riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.

By the age of 12, Tyson had been arrested 38 times. His journey from the dangerous streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s and early 1980s to becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time, one of most recognized faces on the planet, and the most incredible fighter of his generation is exceptional. His mistakes, his joys, his sorrow, his life have been the source of countless articles, documentaries, movies, hearsay, and, most of all, fascination. Now, for the first time, Canadian audiences will get to better understand him, listening to Tyson himself.

For tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: September 10, 2014

September 6, 2014

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Brought to vibrant life by a full orchestra and chorus, “rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes” is an exciting new concert coming to the Sony Centre that celebrates the inherent artistic nature of video games and features music depicting memorable moments from some of the most popular and beloved video games of all time.

Developed by the creative team behind “Dear Friends,” “More Friends: Music from Final Fantasy,” and “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” “rePLAY,” is the spiritual successor to one of the most acclaimed concerts to ever hit the stage, “Play! A Video Game Symphony.” The “rePLAY” live concert experience places the beautiful music of games in a whole new context, while striving to the lofty goal of introducing the arts to gamers and games to the world of the arts.

The music serves as a focal point to displaying the incredible worlds that are created for these games, and highlights the art, animation, visual fidelity, and technical feats that make the medium so compelling across the globe. A powerful concert for the entire family, gamer and non-gamer alike, “rePLAY” is an experience that proves to be unforgettable.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Date: September 6, 2014

September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival

September 5 – September 7, 2014. The 15th annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle, Port Credit’s Blues & Jazz Festival, Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras. Featuring Canadian & International musicians throughout the village.

Website: www.southsideshuffle.com

Location: Port Credit, Ontario

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 7, 2014
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September 4, 2014

Platinum Tour: Miranda Lambert with Justin Moore & Thomas Rhett

Miranda Lambert is a country chanteuse who made a big splash on the country scene with her debut
album Kerosene. The first single “Me and Charlie Talking” was a big hit with country music fans.
The album reached platinum status and produced four Top 40 Billboard hits. Miranda has gained accolades from
Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Justin Moore is a country crooner who has released eight chart topping hits some of which include
“Small Town USA” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” Two of his other singles have also entered the Top Ten.

Thomas Rhett, son of Rhett Atkins, has had four singles chart from his debut album It Goes Like This.
The titular track from the same album reached Number One.

For tickets: www.LiveNation.ca

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Date: September 4, 2014

August 30, 2014

Slings & Errors: An Improvised Shakespearean Comedy

“Slings & Errors is a completely improvised play in the style of Shakespeare’s most famous works. Featuring a cast of incredible improvisers, the show takes audiences through a whirlwind of hilarious characters, treacherous turns and dizzying romance and betrayals all while paying homage to Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear and dozens of other famous plays. The best part? The show is created entirely based on audience suggestions and is completely different each time.”

Venue: The Second City Mainstage (rental) — 70 Peter Street

Show time: 3pm

Tickets: $10 — call (416) 343-0011

Website: www.thesecondcity.com

Date: August 30, 2014