drake's new concert venue History

Drake and Live Nation are opening new concert venue History in Toronto this year

Drake and entertainment company Live Nation announced Tuesday their plans to open a new concert venue in Toronto’s east end called History later this year. The venue, which has been under construction in the city’s Beach neighbourhood on Queen St. E. for three years, will house 2,500 seats and host approximately 200 events per year.

 

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The venue is designed to offer fans an intimate, up-close-and-personal experience with the artist that’s performing, while serving as a major cultural centre and a new source of employment in the community. Construction of the venue, which is located in the old off-track gambling venue Champions Greenwood, is slated for completion later this summer.

Tickets for upcoming shows are already set to go on sale and presale as early as this week, with artists like 24kGoldn, CHVRCHES, All Time Low and Thundercat booked to perform this fall (good riddance, COVID).

 

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In a statement, Drake says he has fond memories of playing shows in more intimate settings, which is why he’s hoping to create a similar experience for his fans and other artists with the new venue.

“Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms like History,” he says in the statement. “I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans.”

The venue will include a mezzanine on the second floor, a sleek, modern exterior, floor space for concert goers, and of course, a spacious stage. With a versatile space capable of offering standing and seated arrangements, the venue will also hold other events besides concerts like private parties and galas.

For more information on the venue and ticket sales, follow @HistoryToronto on Twitter and Instagram.

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