TORONTO — Canadian rockers Billy Talent will host a benefit concert to support victims of the deadly shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood.
The band says they’ll join fellow musicians City and Colour, Pup and a number of other unannounced artists to play the Toronto Together fundraiser at the Danforth Music Hall on Aug. 11.
The venue is steps away from the scene of a horrific rampage in which a gunman opened fire into restaurants and patios along Danforth Avenue. The shooting killed an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl and injured 13 others.
Proceeds from the concert, which will take place during the bustling Taste of the Danforth food festival, will be donated to the #TorontoStrong fund.
Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood has long been home to a vibrant arts community. The late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie lived in the area while Billy Talent purchased a residence near the area years ago that they converted into a studio space.
Tickets will be limited to two per person and go on sale for $50 each on Wednesday. They are available through the Toronto Together website: http://www.torontotogether.com/