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July 31, 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

“Visions of murder, catastrophe, transfiguration and desperate love issued from the stage…set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos.”– NEW YORK TIMES

“Right up there amongst the best frontmen of this or any generation. No one on the circuit can both command and terrify a crowd quite like Nick Cave.”– DALLAS OBSERVER

“Thanks, Nick Cave, for ruining pretty much every other show we’re going to see for the rest of the month. Or year. Or ever. There’s no way anybody is going to top what we saw on Saturday night… it was a mind-blowing evening of rock ‘n’ roll.” — NASHVILLE SCENE

Following a wildly captivating – and completely sold out – North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business.

Throughout this jaunt, the band will be bringing their fervent live show to familiar cities as well as municipalities that have yet to be graced (or confronted) with a Bad Seeds live experience.

This tour announcement precedes the release of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd). The fourth official live album in the band’s catalog will feature stripped-down songs from the band’s most recent studio album, Push the Sky Away, as well as other tracks from their discography. Live From KCRW will be available November 29th in both CD and double vinyl formats exclusively at Record Store Day stores. The vinyl edition will include bonus tracks “Into My Arms” and “God Is In The House.”

For tickets:

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Date: July 31, 2014
Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Commemorating the Start of the First World War

On the evening of July 31, The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Armed Forces will hold a special public ceremony honouring the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Featuring reflections, a military Honour Guard, and performances by the massed band of the Canadian Armed Forces, “1914-1918: In Memoriam”, will provide a moving commemoration of the sacrifice of Canadian men and women in World War I.

Hosted by former war-correspondent and Gemini-winner, Brian Stewart, the event will include remarks from noted historian Margaret MacMillan (University of Oxford) and the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Thomas J. Lawson, CMM, CD. Featured vocal performances by Ruth Ann Onley and Jean Miso with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus.

Presented by RBC Wealth Management

Date: July 31, 2014

Event Time(s): 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


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Cost Information: Free Admission, tickets required. Visit website to obtain tickets.

<p<Location: Varsity Stadium — 299 Bloor Street West (Bloor Street West and Avenue Road/Queen's Park)

July 30, 2014

AM740 Oldies Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – AM740 Oldies Dinner Cruise ($74 per person)

Join AM740’s Norm Edwards aboard the Northern Spirit for the AM740 Oldies Cruise. Enjoy a full buffet dinner prepared fresh by our chef and spectacular views of Toronto’s skyline. Fun contests and prizes will be on board with our DJ playing your favourite oldies classics.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.


Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long Tour

The former voice of The Commodores, Lionel Richie went on to a sterling solo career. Some of his hits remain unequalled even today
with their catchy lyrics, groovey tunes, or soul-inspiring ballads. He is one of R’nB’s reigning monarch when it comes to
music that is smooth like molasses. Amongst his myriad hits are “Penny Lover,” “Endless Love” (with Diana Ross), “Sail On,” “Ballerina Girl,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” A concert with Lionel Richie at the helm is a night fit for royalty.

For tickets:

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Date: July 30, 2014

July 28, 2014

Queen + Adam Lambert

Due to overwhelming demand, a second show in Toronto, ON has been added to the Queen + Adam Lambert summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will now wrap their 24-date tour at Air Canada Centre on Monday, July 28. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

For tickets:

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: July 28, 2014

July 27, 2014

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden

Trent Reznor is back from the depths with his strangulating, pulsating music sure to send every heart beating and ravaged with music that will even cause trepidations within the most tenacious souls. Reznor during his hiatus from Nine Inch Nails has done some soundtrack work notably for movie The Social Network. The man who wailed the words “Head Like a Hole” will surely send shivers down every spine.

Chris Cornell and the boys are back with their thunderous rock. Their best CD Superunknown charted several signals including “My Wave,” “Black Hole Sun,” and “Spoon Man.” Cornell can scream with the best of rock’s heavy weights including the iconic Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne. The guitar riffs of Kim Thayil accompanied with the unequalled vocals of Cornell has transported Soundgarden into the strastosphere.

This is likely a night you do not want to miss!

For tickets:

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Date: July 27, 2014

Kensington Culinary Adventure

Sunday July 27th at 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Uncover history, folklore, graffiti and street foods of the world in this scavenger hunt through Toronto’s most multicultural corner. Explore early Toronto architecture, haunted locales, teahouses, vintage shops and ethnic markets – all while answering our tricky questions.

Rescue your tastebuds from blandness! Try exotic eats from the four corners of the globe. This is a two-in-one adventure: answer the tricky questions found on other Urban Capers scavenger hunts while noshing on nibbles to score maximum points. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

Date: July 27, 2014

David Newland – Summer Sunday Music Series

Sunday, July 27, 3pm – Trinity Square

Ontario folk-roots performer David Newland combines catchy melodies, poetic imagery, and a passion for the Canadian experience.

A seasoned storyteller, David draws on his experiences as a tree planter, hitch hiker, canoeist and Zodiac pilot in his engaging stage patter.

Songs from David Newland’s new album, ‘Give it A Whirl’ have been heard on CBC Radio, Galaxie, and folk-roots radio shows nationwide. He wrote the theme song to the railway documentary, “Canada’s Greatest Ride”, shown nationally on CTV and Discovery Channel.

David’s music has taken him on some amazing journeys: from a freighter canoe excursion on Lake Superior, to a 12-day trans-Canada train trip, to a series of expedition cruises in the Far North. In the spring of 2014 he toured living rooms and art galleries in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

This summer, David Newland will host the main stage at both Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia) and Summerfolk (Owen Sound)—between ocean adventures to Sable Island, Greenland, and the Northwest Passage.

An award-winning writer and blogger, David has published poetry, commentary, and short stories, and is currently working on his first novel.

For more information:

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

Date: July 27, 2014

July 26, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Bruno Mars

Following an immediate sell out in Toronto, renowned singer/songwriter/producer/musician BRUNO MARS has announced a second show in Toronto. The announcement will be the final addition to the 2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour in North America. Toronto’s second show will take place July 27th at Air Canada Centre with special guest Pharrel Williams. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 14th at noon via

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Start: July 26, 2014
End: July 27, 2014

Art Battle National Championship

Saturday July 26th, 7pm.

Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto

Tickets: $70 VIP, $30 General Admission, $25 Students/Seniors, $12 for kids
(plus applicable service charges)

Please join us Saturday July 26th for the 2014 Art Battle National Championship! Finalists from across the country will be competing on this very special night in Toronto at The Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens. This is one of Canada’s most iconic buildings, truly a home of Champions past, present and future. The National Championship is the final event of our 5th amazing season of live competitive painting.


Date: July 26, 2014