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ONE DIRECTION                                                                             
                                                        
July 9     Air Canada Centre

TRAIN                                                                                         
                                                               July 11     Sony Centre

NICKLEBACK   / I MOTHER EARTH  /  MY DARKEST DAYS                    
                                                    July 11     Molson Amphitheatre

 
JASON ALDEAN  /  LUKE BRYAN  / RACHEL FARLEY  / DJ SILVER           
                                                  
July 12     Molson Amphitheatre

IRON MAIDEN  / ALICE COOPER                                                      
                                                    July 13     Molson Amphitheatre

TYGA   /    A GAME                                                                         
                                                                  July 13     Kool Haus

CONNOR MAYNARD                                                                        
(moved form June 15, new date and venue) July 13     The Mod Club

EdgeFest '12: BILLY TALENT  /  DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979  /  USS  /      
SILVERSUN PICKUPS  /  THE SHEEPDOGS  /  YOUNG THE GIANT  /  THE 
PACK A.D.  /  SAIF THE WHALE  /  LIBRARY VOICES  /  HACIENDA  /  THE
DARCYS  /  WHALETOOTH  /  INDIAN HANDCRAFTS  /  THE COOPERTONE
ACRES OF LIONS  /  THE BALCONIES                                    
            
                                                        
July 14     Downsview Park

SANTANA                                                                                     
                                                  
July 14     Molson Amphitheatre

THE DANDY WARHOLS                                                                    
                                              
July 14     Phoenix Concert Theatre

JOHN MELLENCAMP                                                                        
                                    
July 15     General Motors Centre, Oshawa

THE 2012 MMVA's:  KATY PERRY  /  JUSTIN BEIBER  /  LMFAO  /  NELLY
FURTADO  /  CARLY RAE JESSOP  /  MARIANA'S TRENCH  /                  

                                                
June 17     MuchMusic parking lot

DEF LEPPARD  / POISON  /  LITA FORD                                            
                                            July 17     Copps Cioliseum, Hamilton

JENNIFER LOPEZ  /   ENRIQUE IGLESIAS                                             
                                                July 17 & 18     Air Canada Centre

REFUSED   /   OFF!                                                                       
                                                   July 22 & 23     Sound Academy

GOMEZ                                                                                        
                                                                  
July 23     Mod Club

COLDPLAY                                                                                    
                                               
July 23 & 24     Air Canada Centre

SAM ROBERTS BAND  /  BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB  /   THE JEZABELS        
                    July 26     Echoe Beach, (by the Molson Amphitheatre)

LYLE LOVETT & HIS ACCOUSTIC GROUP                                             
                                                      
July 26     Roy Thomson Hall

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR                                    
                                               
July 27 & 28     Air Canada Centre

WIZ KHALIFA   /    MAC MILLER                                                        
                                                    July 29     Molson Amphitheatre



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SIGUR ROS                                                                                  
                                                                
Aug. 1     Echo Beach

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE                                                             
                                                   
Aug. 2     Molson Amphitheatre

THE BLACK KEYS                                                                           
                                                    
Aug. 4     Molson Amphitheatre

THE TEMPER TRAP                                                                         
                                                                  
Aug. 7     Kool Haus

STEEL PANTHER                                                                            
                                      
Aug. 9     (new venue)  Sound Academy

United Sounds of Africa   TUFACE  /  M.I.  /  ICE PRINCESS  /  TIMI       
DAKALO  /  JESSE JAGZ  /  J MARTINS  /  IYANYA                  
            
                                                         Aug. 9     The Opera House

BOOTS AND HEART MUSIC FESTIVAL:  CARRIE UNDERWOOD / ALABAMA /
TIM McGRAW  /   KID ROCK  /  BIG & RICH  /   PAUL BRANDT  /   JASON 
McCOY
  / HIGH VALLEY  / DALLAS SMITH  /   CAANAN SMITH                
          Aug. 10 - Aug. 12     Can. Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanvillet

Jamaica Land We Love GALA: JAY DOUGLAS AND THE ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA
KREESHA TURNER  /  MUTABARUKA  /  LEROY GIBBONS  /  DERRICK   
HARRIOTT  /  STEELE  /  NAN McLEAN  /  AMMOYE                              

                             
Aug. 11     Metro Convention Centre S. Building

DUKES OF SEPTEMBER RYTHM REVUE:
DONALD FAGAN, BOZ SCAGGS & 
MICHAEL McDONALD                                                                      
                                                  
Aug. 12     Molson Amphitheatre

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES                                                             
                                                              
Aug. 14     Massey Hall

MY MORNING JACKET   / BAND OF HORSES                                     
                                  Aug. 15     Echo Beach, Molson Amphitheatre

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE                                                                      
                                                     
Aug. 16     Air Canada Centre

KISS 92.5 WhamBam: THE WANTED  /  CARLY RAE JEPSON  /  KARMIN
CONNOR MAYNARD  /  RITA ORA  /  THE READY SET  / CHER LLOYD     

                                                  
Aug. 16     Molson Amphitheatre

GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS                                                
                                            
Aug. 17      Phoenix Concert Theatre

BLUE RODEO  /  GREAT LAKES SWIMMERS                                         
                                                   Aug. 18     Molson Amphitheatre

JIMMY CLIFF                                                                                 
                                             
Aug. 18     Phoenix Concert Theatre

OUR LADY PEACE  /  MOTHER MOTHER  /   SAID THE WHALE                 
                                  Aug. 19     Echo Beach, Molson Amphitheatre

DEAD CAN DANCE                                                                          
                                                             
Aug. 23     Sony Centre

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND                                     
                                                           
Aug. 24     Rogers Centre

IL VOLO                                                                                       
                                                            
Aug. 25      Sony Centre

BRIDGIT MENDLER  / ALL STAR WEEKEND  /   R5  /   TYLER MEDEIROS  
MIMOZA DUOT  /   VERONICA                                                           
                                                   Aug. 26     Molson Amphihteatre

KELLY CLARKSON  /  THE FRAY                                                        
                                                   Aug. 28     Molson Amphitheatre

ROXETTE   /   GLASS TIGER                                                             
                                                   Aug. 30     Molson Amphitheatre



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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL : AMALUNA                                                         
                                                 Sept. 6 - Oct. 7     Portlands Area

BIG TIME RUSH  / CODY SIMPSON  / TYLER MEDEIROS  /  VICTORIA  
 DUFFIELD                    
                                                               
                                                    Sept. 8     Molson Amphitheatre

JASON MRAZ                                                                                 
                                                  
Sept. 9     Molson Amphitheatre

MADONNA                                                                                    
                     
(2nd show added!) Sept. 12 & 13     Air Canada Centre

KISS  / MOTLEY CRUE                                                                   
                                                  Sept. 13     Molson Amphitheatre

JOHN FOGERTY                                                                             
                                           
Sept. 14     Sony Centre For The Arts

OWL CITY                                                                                     
                                            
Sept. 15     Phoenix Concert Theatre

ED SHEERAN   /  PASSENGER                                                           
 
Sept. 17(Venue change due to  demand) Echo Beach, Molson Amphitheatre

PETER GABRIEL                                                                             
                                                    
Sept. 19     Air Canada Centre

GOTYE  /   CHAIRLIFT  /  ZAMMUTO                                                  
                                                  Sept. 20     Molson Amphitheatre

DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT (aka Annie Clark)                                 
                                           
Sept. 20     Queen Elizabeth Theatre

CLANNAD                                                                                     
                                                   
Sept. 22     Danforth Music Hall

KD LANG & THE SISS BOOM BANG                                                    
                                     
Sept. 22 & 23     Phoenix Cocnert Theatre

SLASH   /  FOXY SHAZAM                                                               
                                                         Sept. 23     Sound Academy

BEN HARPER                                                                                
                                                            
Sept. 29      Massey Hall



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RUSH                                                                                          
                                                
Oct. 14 & 16    Air Canada Centre

SOCIAL DISTORTION                                                                      
                                                         
Oct. 20     Sound Academy

RYAN BINGHAM                                                                             
                                                        
Oct. 21     The Opera House

KIMBRA  /   THE STEPKIDS                                                              
                                                      Oct. 27     Danforth Music Hall

CHRIS ISAAK                                                                                
                                                               
Oct. 29     Massey Hall

ALFIE BOE                                                                                     
                                              
Oct. 29     Queen Elizabeth Theatre




MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK                                                            
                                                           
Nov. 13     The Mod Club

GORDON LIGHTFOOT                                                                      
                                                  
Nov. 14 - Nov. 17     Massey Hall

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE                                                          
                                                      
Nov. 19     Air Canada Centre

METRIC   /    STARS                                                                       
                                                      Nov. 24     Air Canada Centre





JUSTIN BEIBER                                                                              
                                                            
Dec. 1     Rogers Centre

LEONARD COHEN                                                                           
                                                   
Dec. 4 & 5    Air Canada Centre

TYLER WARD                                                                                
                                                         
Dec. 20     Sound Academy
 

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Photos from the red carpet at the 2012 MMVA's (MuchMusic Video Awards)


JAMAICA LAND WE LOVE GALA
Celebrating Jamaica's 50th Year of Independence

   On Saturday, August 11, celebrate Jamaica's 50 years of independence at the Jamaica Land We Love GALA an evening dedicated to the splendour, rhythms, heart and soul that is Jamaica.
  Beginning at 5:30 p.m., this star-studded celebration will be taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building), 255 Front St W.
  Featuring perofmrances from; Jay Douglas with the All-Stars Orchestra, Mutabaruka, Kreesha Turner, Derrick Harriott, Leroy Gibbons, Steele, Nana McLean, Ammoye and more!

  Hosted by CBC Television's Dwight Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake, the evening features presentations and top entertainment toasting Jamaica and honouring great Canadian-Jamaican achievements.
  The spectacular, four-part evening includes The '62 Reception, Dinner in Hope Gardens, Jamaica Jubilee and The After Party.

   Sat. Aug. 11 @ 5:30 p.m.  Metro Convention Centre, South Building   |    Tickets: $175, $350, $500 Show only $75   Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets online,
please click here or visit www.jamaica50.ca for more information.

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Yonge Dundas Square Indie Fridays
July 29 - Aug.31

  The hippest indie artists perform every Friday from July 29th August 31st from 8-10pm. Beer Garden provided by Hard Rock Cafe, opening at 4:00pm. Plus, check out the Virgin Mobile Members Lounge in the Hard Rock Cafe beer garden for the best seats in the house.

July 13th Zeppelinesque

 
Zeppelinesque is Canada's best Led Zeppelin tribute act, and for years has been blowing the socks off such stages as The Opera House, Lee's Palace and The Horseshoe Tavern. Their extensive catalogue of songs includes masterpieces like "Dazed and Confused", "Heartbreaker" and "Kashmir" as well as obscure fan favourites like "In The Light". Frank Nevada's voice is a dead ringer for Robert Plant and the entire band has a huge passion for Zeppelin's magic.

July 20th The Beauties

 
The Beauties were formed in 2006 at a tavern in the west end of Toronto. Darin McConnell and Shawn Creamer share guitar and vocal duties, Jud Ruhl streams the lead guitar while Paul Phisterer and Derek Downham keep time as the unapologetically stoic rhythm section. A four-song, self-titled EP quickly established The Beauties as a band to watch out for, earning them coveted support slots with acts such as Broken Social Scene and Alejandro Escovedo. Three years later, they continue to remind the crowds of the tightly-knit seams that stem from rock and roll!

July 27th The Bright Light Social Hour

 
The Bright Light Social Hour is an American rock band from Austin, Texas who has built their growing reputation through exhilarating widely-acclaimed live shows. They released their debut full-length album in late 2010, utilizing the best elements of vintage and modern recording and just released "New Year's Live," a 4-track live EP recorded during their sold-out set at The Parish Austin on New Year's 2011 and touring nationwide steadfast in their singular aim - enduring rock and roll!

August 3rd The Magnificent 7's

 
From their Winnipeg, MB home, the Magnificent 7's have traveled thousands of miles, touring incessantly. This 5 piece band features the incredible vocals of stand up bassist Ida Sawabe, Guitarists TJ Blair and Matt Magura, Old Time fiddling of Andy Bart and machine gun banjo picking and deadly slide guitar of David Nishikawa. They maintain a 100% acoustic live show while blurring the lines between bluegrass, old time country and rock and roll.

August 10th Samantha Martin and The Haggard

One of the rising stars of Toronto's roots-rock scene, Samantha Martin and the Haggard pay tribute to the classic R&B, Soul, Rock and Country Stars of years gone by in a way that few today do. Recent comparisons include Adele and Amy Winehouse. Samantha's voice "is a force of nature", she's the "real deal". For the Yonge-Dundas Square show Samantha and the Haggard are joined by Gospel Divas, The Tonettes (Amoy and Ciceal Levy and Marlene O'Neill).

August 17th Young Rival

This trio hails from Hamilton, Ontario, a city most widely-known for its blue-collar work ethic - a quality that Young Rival have always proudly embraced. With a sound that is both raw and hazy, dark and melodic, this band delivers an undeniably unique brand of grit-infused, wildcat rock and roll. With shows and tours alongside The Sadies, Born Ruffians and Tokyo Police Club, this young band occupies a unique - and important - position in today's indie landscape with glowing reviews from press outlets across Canada, including 4 star write-ups in both major Toronto weeklies, NOW and EYE WEEKLY.

August 24th Raoul and The Big Time

  Raoul and The Big Time (Maple Blues Award Winners and NOW Magazine: Best Toronto Blues Artists) formed in 1998 playing their first show in the backroom of The Cameron House and have gone on to play clubs and major festivals across the country (Vancouver Folk, Ottawa Blues and Montreal Jazz), release four critically acclaimed recordings and have been featured on radio, television and in film. "The Big Time swing with conviction"- The Globe and Mail

August 31st Cuff The Duke

 
After almost ten years as a band and four albums to its credit, Toronto's road-warriors Cuff the Duke have made a concept record. Ten tracks on a theme that flow like a film, like a good book, one filled with emotional highs and lows, plot twists, and universal truths. "Morning Comes" is a story about change, about confronting loss, about as one track calls it -- "Standing on the Edge" and having the courage to look across to an unknown future on the other side. The eleven-track album was produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and is the first part of a two part album.

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Photos form the 2011 TIFF red carpet


First Canadian Place Beat the Heat Concert Series

   Tim Chaisson    July-12-12, Waterfall Stage @ 12:15 PM

   No stranger being in the spotlight, Tim Chaisson started out in the world of music as a member of his family's Celtic troupe. Years of touring and recording before he was even old enough to drive left him yearning to perform his own music. Now with three solo albums and only 23-years old, Tim Chaisson is rising to dominate the      Canadian music scene with a compelling collection of songs that are both musically and lyrically stunning.


 
Suzie McNeil    July-19-12, Waterfall Stage  @ 12:15 PM

   A native of Toronto, Suzie McNeil was born into a musical family. Raised singing with her mother and sister and learning to collaborate at a very early age, she has evolved into an exceptionally versatile and award-winning artist with an undeniably magnetic stage presence.
  Her impressive array of musical accomplishments include being the last woman standing on CBS television's reality series Rockstar:INXS, entertaining the troops in Afghanistan, performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies and starring in the Toronto debut of Queen's We Will Rock You musical.
  Celebrating the launch of her brand new CD entitled "Dear Love," Suzy's performance at the Waterfall Stage will include the first two singles released from the album: Drama Queen, a national top-20 hit and Merry Go Round, a national top-10 hit!


 
Kira Isabella    July-26-12, Waterfall Stage  @ 12:15 PM

   Kira Isabella already has more than a decade of experience performing her signature brand of country music to audiences across Canada an impressive feat considering she's just graduated from high school! Since her first recital at the age of seven, she's been winning nearly every singing competition she's entered. By 2009, the buzz surrounding Kira's dynamic sound could no longer be ignored and she was signed to Sony Music Canada.
  Her love for performing has extended to a passion for songwriting. Kira's songs begin as a poem, and develop into lyrics that are eventually put to music. A perfect example of how Kira tells stories with music, "Love Me Like That," her first single, won a 2012 Canadian Radio Music Award in the Country category at Canadian Music Week. Don't miss this special opportunity to hear this tenacious young powerhouse perform at First Canadian Place.


Waterfall Satge is located at  First Canadian Place 100 King Street West

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