Concertgoers 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 mega-ticket for 400-level seating or general admission to the lawn (when open) at four concerts in August and September (up to a $176.45 value, including all fees). The four concerts may all be attended by one person or split among multiple people. The concerts include:
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." The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist/vocalist), Joe King (guitarist/vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist), and Ben Wysocki (drummer). The band achieved national success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” which became a top ten hit in the U.S., and the release of their second single, “How to Save a Life,” brought them worldwide fame. The Grammy-nominated band continues to receive critical acclaim for their third full-length album Scars & Stories, out now on Epic Records.
- 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." Acts Glass Tiger and DJ Kim Clarke Champniss will be joining Roxette on stage.
- 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, a 10-piece band will join him. "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.”