It’s wonderful to finally be able to write that David and the band will next be performing in Toronto, Canada.
David last played in Toronto at Massey Hall in 2006, as he did on his About Face Tour in 1984. Who could forget that? (I know, I know, I did…) He also performed over three nights in July 1994 – with Pink Floyd, on their Division Bell Tour – at the Exhibition Stadium (sadly no longer with us, the stadium was demolished in 1999). There were three nights, too, in September 1987, with one more concert the following May adding to the Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour’s unrelenting schedule. Going back further into Floydian history, there was also a concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in March 1973, as part of the Dark Side of the Moon Tour.
First opened in 1999, the Air Canada Centre is another modern, state-of-the-art venue which has further benefited from a recent $10million upgrade. This 665,000 square-foot sports and entertainment complex has hosted thousands of quite varied events: just about everything from concerts and sport to festivals, banquets, political party conferences, corporate trade shows – even circuses.
Home to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League, it made the Top Ten of last year’s top 200 tour arenas for worldwide ticket sales, with a whopping 643,845 tickets sold.
Extremely accessible and fan-friendly, the popular venue boasts three restaurants, two bars and even has its very own in-house brewery, making it one of only two sports arenas in Canada to brew its ale on-site. (Have one for the blog, won’t you?)
We hope you enjoy the occasion and look forward to hearing all about tonight’s and tomorrow night’s gigs.
One more reminder that, due to improved sightlines, some extra seats have been released for all of the remaining arena shows in North America. That means tickets are still available for Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Chicago’s United Center and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
You can purchase tickets online, over the telephone or in person from all Ticketmaster outlets. You even get a copy of Rattle That Lock on CD thrown in with each ticket purchased online… (Please note that you will receive an e-mail within 24-48 hours of purchasing your ticket with instructions on how to redeem this offer.)