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2015 Global Citizen Festival


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David Barrett Live Tonight in Toronto

Progressive rock guitarist David Barrett will be celebrating the release of his “The Acoustic Guitar Album’ compact disc at Whistler’s McNeil Room tonight in Toronto.

The club is located at 995 Broadview Ave and the doors will open at 7pm. Tickets will be $10, $20 if you want your own copy of the new compact disc. The show begins at 8pm. Click here to view David Barrett’s catalog on iTunes.

Update on Typhoon Haiyen Charity Concert

Saga, The David Barrett Trio, Jacob Moon and other guests will be performing at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto on December 12th, 2013.

Proceeds from this concert and sales of David Barrett Trio CDs at the event will be forwarded to Doctors Without Borders to help in their efforts in the Philippines.

Doors open at 7. Admission will be $20.

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Concert in Toronto

Michael Sadler of Saga announced yesterday on his blog that a multiple act concert is in the works in Toronto for December 12th, 2013 at the Phoenix Concert Theater.

No details have been released as of yet on the venue’s site. But I suspect a preliminary line-up should make it’s way to the site within the month.

DB3 + Michael Sadler Live in Toronto

The Dave Barrett Trio will be performing live with special guest Michael Sadler (of Saga) tonight in Toronto. They will be playing at The Mod Club at 722 College Street, where tickets can be purchased for $10. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. 19+ Only.

New Fee May Hurt Small Clubs

The Calgary Herold reported yesterday that new fees for international performers have been introduced on July 31st, 2013.

Non-Canadian musicians, technicians, sound engineers, crew members and tour managers may now be subject to a $275 fee, per person, per venue. This amount is added to the $150 work permit fee that most of these people are required to pay to work in Canada.

Prior to the introduction of this fee most bands were subject to a maximum of $450 to play Canada’s smaller venues. But now the fees have quadrupled for some international acts resulting in extra expenditures that will be passed along to consumers.

This new fee will also hurt new and upcoming international performers who have not yet gained enough of an audience in Canada to play the larger venues, some of which are tax exempt.

A petition against the implementation of this fee is available at change.org. Please consider signing this petition.

Thank You.