Storied music venue Massey Hall to reopen in November with Lightfoot, Sainte-Marie
TORONTO -- Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Broken Social Scene are among the artists set to perform at a renovated Massey Hall when the historic Toronto music venue reopens in November.
The 127-year-old performance space has announced the first lineup of acts after a three-year closure for an extensive restoration.
Lightfoot, who was the last artist to perform there on July 1, 2018, will play three consecutive shows Nov. 25 through Nov. 27.
Sainte-Marie's concert is set for Nov. 30 with special guests the Sadies.
And indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will mark its 20th anniversary with a Toronto concert on Dec. 16, which will use the venue's new general admission-seating configuration in the centre floor.
Other artists set to take the stage in the coming months include City and Colour, a.k.a. Dallas Green, who will play two intimate solo performances on Dec. 9 and 10.
A complete list of confirmed performers is on the website.
Tickets go on sale to the public June 21.
Massey Hall first opened in 1894 and is considered a national historic site.
Its revitalization includes new performance and education spaces, and meticulously restored ceiling arches and the original stained glass windows.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2021.