Collective Concerts Is Bringing Back Toronto's 888 Yonge Concert Hall

The promoter has booked a slate of shows at the historic venue located within the Masonic Temple

The Concert Hall in Toronto

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 23, 2023

Good news, Toronto music fans: Collective Concerts — the city's largest independent promoter — has joined forces with 888 Yonge to book shows at the historic Concert Hall within the Masonic Temple.

Located in Yorkville, the 700-person capacity venue celebrated its 100th birthday back in 2018. The Concert Hall has a storied history, dating back to hosting big-band orchestras in the 1930s and 1940s. Its place in rock 'n' roll history was cemented when Led Zeppelin played their first-ever show in the city in 1969.

The Concert Hall will now host Black Country, New Road's North American tour stop on September 15, which was originally supposed to take place at the Opera House. Additionally, Collective has booked newly announced concerts from the Brian Jonestown Massacre on September 24, the Wood Brothers on October 24, Blonde Redhead on November 2 and Broken Social Scene on December 15.

"We are thrilled to announce a series of upcoming shows with legendary concert promoters, Collective Concerts! Their reputation for electrifying shows precedes them, and we're beyond exhilarated to see their magic unfold on the Concert Hall stage," a representative for the venue said in a statement. "We are very excited to see the continued impact this venue will have on the Toronto music scene and future generations of music fans. Here's to a future filled with extraordinary performances!"

Stay tuned for more Collective Concerts show announcements at the Concert Hall, as well as an event honouring the history of the venue.

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