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Here’s a snapshot of the Canadian concert scene for the year so far.

As the biggest seller of concert tickets in the country, Ticketmaster knows who is going to what. The company has just released figures for concert-going in Canada that outline what kind of appetite we have for live music.

Canada’s top five concert cities (based on the volume of tickets sold) are:

  1. Toronto – 31%
  2. Vancouver – 13%
  3. Montreal – 6%
  4. Calgary – 6%
  5. Edmonton – 5%

Breaking down the number of concert tickets sold by genre of the gig, we have this: a validation that Canada is still very, very much a rock nation.

  1. Rock/Pop – 48%
  2. Alternative Rock – 11%
  3. Country – 7%
  4. Heavy Metal – 6%
  5. Comedy – 6%

These numbers will change slightly because Canadians go to more concerts in July than in any other month.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Here’s a snapshot of the Canadian concert scene for the year so far.

  • Combining Rock and Pop together is a little misleading


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