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Live at Massey Hall a New Live Concert And Film Series

Offering unparalleled insight into the country’s most storied live music venue, Live at Massey Hall honours a rich past and looks to an exciting future, drawing in audiences around the world with an investment in the concert-going experience. A new series devoted to Canadian artists, it marries the thrill of live performance and the intimacy of behind-the-scenes access.

Live at Massey Hall concerts will be recorded, filmed, and edited into a series of 30-minute episodes, made up of concert night footage, to be later broadcast online. With tickets to the live events priced at a symbolic $18.94, a nod to the year of Massey Hall’s founding, Toronto audiences can have first-hand knowledge of what the legend is all about, and witness the emergence of Canada’s next generation of musical greats.

Live at Massey Hall is proud to present its inaugural performers: Timber Timbre with special guest Cold Specks, and Cœur de pirate with special guest Bry Webb.

Tickets on sale now!

Event: Timber Timbre with Special guest Cold Specks

Friday, May 23, 8pm | $18.94

Famous for a sound at once stripped-back and lavish, Timber Timbre leverages front man Taylor Kirk’s sultry croon and imagistic lyrics to great effect. With Hot Dreams, the band's third album on Arts & Crafts, Kirk and collaborator Simon Trottier daub vibrant colour across Timber Timbre's ever-evolving palette, connecting arid western to plodding horror with the pomp of Hollywood phantasm.

Singer-songwriter Cold Specks is a rare find: deeply expressive, she draws on the musical history of the Deep South and predecessors like Mahalia Jackson to create “doom soul” that unnerves as it enchants.

 

Event: Coeur de Pirate with Special guest Bry Webb

Saturday, May 31, 8pm | $18.94

Cœur de pirate made her name with romantic songs that are as sweeping and intense as they are sweetly seductive. Now the piano-playing Montreal pop vocalist is releasing her first album of English-language songs, the beautiful Trauma.

Trading boisterous rock for contemplative folk, former Constantines front man Bry Webb reinvented himself as a solo act in 2011. Often sad and always beautiful, his songs offer new insight into an artist—and ourselves.

 

Event: Great Lake Swimmers and The Rural Alberta Advantage

Tuesday, July 8, 8pm | $18.94

Over the past 10 years, Great Lake Swimmers have gone from word-of-mouth folk-rock favourites to critical darlings of CBC, NPR and musical giant Robert Plant with songs that are self-assured and multi-layered. These days, the band—which has a sixth album due out next year—is happily showcasing new material for eager fans.

Formed in Toronto but forged by homesickness and heartbreak, the trio The Rural Alberta Advantage has been building hype since 2008. Fresh from the studio, the band will be previewing material from its forthcoming third release. Fans of “Frank, AB” and the Juno-nominated “Stamp” can expect more lustrous, percussive folk songs.

Buy Tickets for Timber Timbre
with special guest Cold Specks

 

Event: Basia Bulat and Destroyer

Thursday, July 10, 8pm | $18.94

With her luminous vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Basia Bulat—recently named Female Artist of the Year at the SiriusXM Indie Awards—is proof that lost love can devastate but need not conquer. The electronic touches on her third album, Tall, Tall Shadow, showcase a folk artist who’s always up for a challenge.

Destroyer (solo) has been confounding expectations since 1995. This solo project by The New Pornographers’ Dan Bejar bounces between folk, rock, jazz and chamber pop, for a complex, multilayered output that compels and fascinates crowds from clubs to Coachella.

Buy Tickets for Timber Timbre
with special guest Cold Specks

Box Office

The Roy Thomson Hall Box Office sells tickets for Roy Thomson Hall, Massey Hall, select events at Winter Garden Theatre, Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly Enwave Theatre) and the Rivoli, and single tickets for Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Box Office is open 3 hours prior to performances for events on Sundays and Holidays.

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