Drake's huge new Toronto music venue opening delayed after concerts cancelled
Toronto's huge new concert venue backed by Drake was supposed to open in just a couple of weeks, but now it appears the opening will be delayed as shows at History have been cancelled.
While the cancellations were relatively quiet, fans haven't been. All Time Low was supposed to kick off the venue's opening with a show on Oct. 22 and Allan Rayman was booked for Oct. 23. Rival Sons were playing next weekend on Oct. 26, Noah Kahan on Oct. 28.
My Noah Kahan concert at History in Toronto was just cancelled for the end of October based on Toronto/Ontario public health guidelines. I had one in September at the Danforth that was also cancelled.— shan (@shannhe) October 6, 2021
So especially if it was sold at full capacity it would be less likely :(
Now, all shows that were planned for this month are showing up as cancelled on Ticketmaster. All Time Low wrote an apology on Twitter, saying all tickets would be refunded and they'd be back as soon as possible.
To our Toronto fans - we’re devastated to be writing another post like this but unfortunately the show on the 22nd has been cancelled. We had anticipated Covid capacity restrictions in Ontario being lifted by now, but they have not and we are not able to hold an event of this big— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) October 8, 2021
Fans have been tweeting about how devastated they are, one person saying it was the third time in five years they'd tried to see All Time Low and it had been cancelled, and that they had even bought tickets to travel to Toronto.
This is the third time in 5 years my ATL show has been cancelled 😭 bought tickets to Toronto and everything. Please please please come to Halifax soon— it’s rachel (@WhoNeverMadeIt) October 8, 2021
While the band's apology cited health restrictions as the reason for the cancellation, shows of a similar size appear to still be going on as planned at venues like Scotiabank Arena, with proof of vaccination required for attendees.
It was also just announced that capacity restrictions for large venues are being lifted this weekend which makes the reason for the cancellations a bit hard to believe.
History has not yet responded to blogTO's request for comment.
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