Published Oct 13, 2009First it's a free show in front of the Air Canada Centre at a Maple Leafs pre-season game, now veritable Toronto rockers Sloan are set to perform a benefit concert for War Child Canada. Talk about covering all of your bases.
The benefit show will take place at Toronto's Dakota Tavern on October 19 and will raise much-needed funds for children in war-torn countries. Tickets for the show run $30 and are available on the Maple Music website.
The benefit show is part of a special concert series called Dakota Nights for War Child, which will feature large artists in the intimate Toronto venue at a somewhat premium price, with all proceeds going directly to the humanitarian efforts of War Child Canada.
According to a post on their website, Sloan are "rehearsing a unique set of brand new songs and fan favorites that have rarely been performed live." This will probably include songs from their new online-only EP.
"The Dakota Tavern stage lends itself to more acoustic guitar- and piano-driven arrangements," the post says. "This performance will certainly be a rare opportunity for the band and audience alike. The Dakota is a cozy room and tickets are very limited."
Previous concerts in the Dakota/War Child benefit series have included the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Justin Rutledge, Cowboy Junkies and Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo.
Sloan tour dates:
11/10 Kitchener, ON - Queensmount Arena (Rocktoberfest)
19/10 Toronto, ON - The Dakota Tavern
28/11 Detroit, MI - Winter Icebreaker *
* with Sam Roberts