Rebel Toronto

Rebel

Rebel is the re-incarnation of what used to be Sound Academy on Polson Pier by the waterfront. It has generous views of the city's skyline and is home to top international performers on tour.

Rebel Toronto

They've totally revamped the equipment in the huge 45,000 square foot space featuring a crazy 65-foot stage, adding insane visuals on gigantic screens behind the stage, and light features that bounce throughout the club as well as lighting up the ceiling in circles and spirals.

Rebel Toronto

On Saturdays (their weekly dance party hosted by a top line performer) the screens play trippy digital art of various Egyptian-influenced imagery, a masked face, a character with Isis-like wings spinning in slo-mo, or golden lips pouring smoke next to a pixelated butterfly.

Rebel Toronto

I decided to go to Rebel twice, once for a concert and once for one of the Saturdays, and I'm glad I did.

Personally, I'm way more of a concert goer than a club goer, so I hope based on my two experiences you'll know which camp you fall into or find you're happy with both. For the show I attended, the screens played visuals complementing the band's set.

Rebel Toronto

The place is a lot more bare bones when set up for a show. On Rebel Saturdays, the space is filled out with more elements. Performers dance inside glass boxes, painted gold and wearing elaborate costumes on the night I visited.

Rebel Toronto

There are also cage-like seating areas on the main dance floor on Saturday nights, set up with booth-like benches and a little table in the middle with cups ready for a group seeking bottle service to make their headquarters.

Rebel Toronto

As usual with this sort of club, drinks are wildly expensive. For the concert everything came in plastic cups, but my first whiskey and coke ($8.50) on a Saturday is served in a classier cup that isn't glass, but is a lot closer to it visually, and is garnished with a lime wedge.

Rebel Toronto

My second drink comes out rushed and isn't quite consistent with the first, and there's no lime wedge but I grab one from a little tumbler on the bar.

Rebel Toronto

$7.50 beers and $8.50 mixed drinks are nothing compared to the outrageous bottle service. They make a huge deal out of it if that's your thing, a team of girls raising bottles over their heads and waving sparklers in the air.

The range goes from cheaper Bacardi and Bombay Sapphire 750mL bottles to an insane six litres of Ace of Spades champagne for nearly nine grand.

Rebel Toronto

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Jesse Milns


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  • August 25

    REBEL presents:

    Candyland

    Performances by Black Mohawk & Scarlett James

    Saturday, August 25th 2018

    10PM

    19+

    Music by Jed Harper and StokeS the MC

    Advance admission on sale now - http://bit.ly/CandylandREBEL

    Bottle Service: https://goo.gl/wQ5T94

    Dress code is fashionable attire. We do not permit hats, sandals, boots, athletic wear such as jerseys, shorts or baggy cloth...

  • September 7

    Doors: 6:00pm Show: 7:00pm

    This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 18 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook Presale : Wed, 16 May 2018 at 10:00 AM Password NUMBERONE

    Live Nation Presale : Wed, 16 May 2018 at 10:00 AM Password PLAYLIST

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 16 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Ticketmaster Pres...

  • September 13

    Collective Concerts, Indie88Toronto, & 102.1 the Edge present

    Interpol

    with Sunflower Bean

    Thursday September 13 2018

    REBEL

    Toronto, ON

    Doors 7:00PM / 19

    Tickets on sale Fri. June 15th at 10AM at Ticketmaster ticketmaster.ca/event/100054C5FE925DF3

  • September 19

    Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19+ mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Hozier Presale : Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

  • September 20

    Doors: 6:30pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Coheed and Cambria Fan Club Presale : Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Front Of The Line by American Express : Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 28 ...

  • October 3

    On-sale Friday, 4/27
    Phase 1 cities & dates: www.zhumusic.com/tour

    text 'dune' to 773-8BL-KLZT (825-5598) for first access, pre-sale details. 

    new music coming thurs, 4/26.

  • October 4

    Doors: 7:30pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Promoter Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

  • October 21

    Doors: 7:00pm This is a LEGAL AGE 19+ event. Valid photo ID required. Goo Goo Dolls will play 2 sets: 1st set: Dizzy Up The Girl in its entirety 2nd set: Hits

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Goo Goo Dolls Fan Club Presale : Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

    VIP Packages Fan Club Presale : Tue, 10 Apr...

  • October 23

    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm This is a LEGAL AGE 19 event. Valid photo ID required.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

  • October 25

    Doors: 6:00pm Show: 7:00pm

    All Ages / General Admission

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Password SUNSET

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Front Of The Line by American Express : Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Ticketmaster Presale : Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook Presale : Wed, ...

  • October 28

    Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Front Of The Line by American Express : Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Facebook Presale : Tue, 26 Jun 20...

  • November 1

    Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Artist Presale : Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Front Of The Line by American Express : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Live Nation Presale : Thu, 12 Jul 2018...

  • November 5

    RAPSEASON presents

    Lil Dicky

    Life Lessons With Lil Dicky
    feat. Mustard and Oliver Tree
    Monday November 05, 2018
    Rebel
    All-Ages
    Doors: 7pm

    Tickets start at $55.00 via Ticketweb.com

    #RAPSEASON pre-sale goes down this Thursday from 10AM - 10PM. Stay tuned for the code.

    Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 29th at 10AM.

  • November 6

    Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    VIP Packages Presale : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    VIP Packages Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at 1...

  • November 8

    This fall, Young The Giant will embark on a fall headline tour with very special guest, Lights.

    Tickets go on sale Friday June 22, but presales begin Monday June 18th. Sign up for the Young The Giant newsletter at www.youngthegiant.com before Monday to receive the pre-sale code.

    Listen to Young the Giants new song Simplify now at http://lnk.to/simplify

    Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm This is an ALL ...

  • November 25

    General Admission Only

    Doors: 6:00pm
    Show: 7:00pm

    This is an ALL AGES event / 19+ mezzanine.
    Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.www.livenation.com

  • December 2

    Ministry

    with Carpenter Brut and Igorr

    Doors: 6:15pm Show: 7:15pm

    This is a LEGAL AGE 19 event. Valid photo ID required.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook Presale : Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Password MELODY

    Blabbermouth Presale : Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Password GOODVIBES

    Live Nation Mobile App Pres...

  • December 19

    Jorja Smith will be performing in Toronto this December.

    Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm 

    All Ages / General Admission

    - On Sale Times - 

    Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Live Nation Presale : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Password SUNSET

    Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook Presale : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Password SETLIST

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