There was a period when Canada was awash in touring summer music festivals, all run domestically.
EdgeFest. The Tragically Hip’s Another Roadside Attraction. Lilith Fair, which was founded by Sarah McLachlan. And Summersault, the brainchild of Our Lady Peace.
There were two Summersaults. The first in 1998 featured OLP plus I Mother Earth, Sloan, Garbage, Treble Charger, Moist, The Crystal Method, and Bucket Tree.
That was followed up two years later with a tour that included The Smashing Pumpkins, the Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, I Mother Earth, Eve 6, Catherine Wheel, Treble Charger, Sum 41 and Finger 11.
After 2000, though, the music industry went into the dumper thanks to the proliferation of file-sharing sites. Large touring festivals turned into risky concerns and with the exception of a few hardy events (the Vans Warped Tour, for one) the whole concept faded away.
Fast-forward 19 years and OLP has resurrected Summersault for the summer of 2019. The lineup includes Bush, Live, Dear Rouge, and Human Kebab from USS. Here are the tour dates and locations:
September 1 Quebec City, PQ Videotron Centre (Live will not appear)
September 10 Moncton, NB Avenir Centre
September 12 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
September 13 Ottawa, ON Landsdowne Park
September 15 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage (Full lineup to be announced June 10.)
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.