|On May 24, Budweiser Stage will kick off another exciting summer of music with a new tradition that will mark the start of the summer concert season: Opening Night 2018. Join us for the inaugural event featuring a unique double bill featuring artists that symbolize a generation of Torontonians and the embodiment of who’s next – Broken Social Scene & Portugal. The Man.
In 2017 Budweiser and Live Nation Canada announced a collaboration on music events and projects across the country, with the goal of enhancing the concert experience with Budweiser Stage as the centerpiece. Now in its second year, Budweiser Stage will kick off the 2018 concert season with a new tradition offering music lovers an unforgettable show and richer experience!
About Broken Social Scene:
Hometown heroes Broken Social Scene are an alternative rock collective – originally founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning at the tail end of the 90s they formed the Broken family with members of Metric, Do Make Say Think and Stars as well as Grammy-nominated Feist. They are one of the most enduring and influential indie groups to come out of the early-aughts, their debut You Forgot It In People largely defined the “indie rock” era coming out of Canada. Across five albums, the band have two gold records, have sold over a million records worldwide, have 8 JUNO Award nominations with 3 wins, and 2 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.
Broken Social Scene will continue to celebrate their most recent JUNO Award nominated album Hug Of Thunder this summer. Their long-awaited return has proven worth the wait for critics and fans alike. Pitchfork gave the album its coveted Best New Music honor, writing, “On their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene distil their sound to a vital essence. The band is focused and renewed, invigorated by the missionary spirit of their best work.”
About Portugal. The Man:
Hailing from Portland, OR by way of Alaska, Portugal. The Man might be the only band you must see this summer. Celebrated for one of the most engaging live shows (they actually play live instruments!) around the band is riding high off the multi-platinum and Grammy winning success of their single “Feel It Still” and the soon to be smash follow-up “Live In The Moment”.
About Budweiser Canada:
Budweiser – the King of Beers – has been brewed since 1876 under the highest quality standards. Brewed in Canada for more than 35 years, Budweiser uses only the finest ingredients without any artificial ingredients, additives or preservatives. Budweiser is distinguished by its clean, crisp, distinctive flavour, the result of a unique beechwood aging process.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.