Dan Mangan to Play Free Toronto Show Tonight in "Really Tiny Venue"
Published Jul 20, 2011Having achieved Canadian indie music stardom, Vancouver folk troubadour Dan Mangan will be performing at large theatres and churches when he tours the country this fall. Tonight (July 20), Toronto fans will have a chance to see the songwriter in comparatively intimate surroundings when he plays a free secret show in Toronto.
Here's the catch: we're not yet sure where it's going to be. The few details we have come from a tweet posted by Mangan this afternoon that said, "Ok so there's going to be a show tonight in Toronto. It will be free. It will be small. It will be with the crackling. More to come!"
A previous message read, "We found a really tiny venue."
Vague as this is, it should be more than enough to get Toronto fans excited about the opportunity of hearing Mangan's poignant folk ballads in close quarters. He mentioned that the Crackling will open -- this is the songwriting project of Kenton Loewen, who plays drums in Mangan's band.
The Vancouver-based singer is presumably in the area because he will be playing at Guelph's Hillside Festival this weekend (July 23). Stay tuned to his Twitter page for updates.
UPDATE: Rumours are floating around that the venue is the Rivoli. No firm confirmation on that, but as we said, that's the rumour.
UPDATE 2: Other rumours point to Mangan playing at the Institute for the Enjoyment of Music.