Concert-goers sometimes leave with a memento handed down from the stage, such as a drumstick, a set list, or a plastic baggy full of famous-person sweat. Go home happy with this GrouponLive deal to Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. For $79, you get one megaticket for 400-level or general-admission lawn (when open) at seven concerts in August and September (up to a $323.70 value). The seven concerts may all be attended by one person or split among multiple people. The concerts include:
- The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue on Sunday, August 12, at 8 p.m.
A supergroup formed by The Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, and Boz Scaggs performs hits from across the musicians’ careers, along with some favourite jazz and pop classics. Live, each performer turns on his lived-in charisma: as the Tampa Bay Times noted just before the three performed in July, "If the voice doesn't get you, the beard will: Michael McDonald is one seductive dude."
- Blue Rodeo on Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m.
The roots-rock band—who have put out 14 albums and snagged 11 Juno Awards—was 2012's inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Their live shows blend rich songwriting with a sound palette of acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, and percussion that can drum up the ambience of a down-home country jam faster than an old hound dog picking up his mandolin.
The Canadian rock outfit behind the late-'90s hit "Clumsy" supports its new album, Curve, along the shores of Lake Ontario. For this show, all tickets are general admission, standing room only.
The first winner of American Idol unleashes her powerful pipes and a spunky attitude that double-dares adversity to try to keep her down in hits from "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" all the way back to "Since U Been Gone."
- Roxette on Thursday, August 30, at 8 p.m.
In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Swedish pop duo Roxette sustained a string of four No. 1 US hits. The ethereal power of Marie Fredriksson’s voice achingly asks the crowd, "Lay a whisper on my pillow," at the start of lost-love ballad and Pretty Woman soundtrack anchor "It Must Have Been Love." A peppier mood takes hold elsewhere in their repertoire, with the danceable synth-pop hit "The Look" and the mandatory chorus sing-along of "Joyride."
- Jason Mraz on Sunday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m.
The coffeehouse-friendly singer-songwriter plays behind this year's album Love Is a Four Letter Word, which joins megahits such as "I'm Yours" and early favourites such as "Remedy (I Won't Worry)."
- Gotye on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Gotye is best known for delivering the haunting, finger-pointing lyrics of "Somebody That I Used to Know," but his new album, Making Mirrors, finds him working in a variety of moods, including on the joyful, Martha and the Vandellas–inspired “I Feel Better.” The new songs also incorporate more live instrumentation to expand on his usual paint box of intriguing vintage samples. On his fall tour, he'll be joined by a 10-piece band. "These are by far my most ambitious shows to date," he wrote on his Facebook page. "There will be no backing tracks used. All visuals will be triggered live.”