On May 24, Budweiser Stage will kick off another exciting summer of music with a new tradition that will mark the start of the summer concert season: Opening Night 2018. Join us for the inaugural event featuring a unique double bill featuring artists that symbolize a generation of Torontonians and the embodiment of who’s next – Broken Social Scene & Portugal. The Man.
In 2017 Budweiser and Live Nation Canada announced a collaboration on music events and projects across the country, with the goal of enhancing the concert experience with Budweiser Stage as the centerpiece. Now in its second year, Budweiser Stage will kick off the 2018 concert season with a new tradition offering music lovers an unforgettable show and richer experience!
About Broken Social Scene:
Hometown heroes Broken Social Scene are an alternative rock collective – originally founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning at the tail end of the 90s they formed the Broken family with members of Metric, Do Make Say Think and Stars as well as Grammy-nominated Feist. They are one of the most enduring and influential indie groups to come out of the early-aughts, their debut You Forgot It In People largely defined the “indie rock” era coming out of Canada. Across five albums, the band have two gold records, have sold over a million records worldwide, have 8 JUNO Award nominations with 3 wins, and 2 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.
Broken Social Scene will continue to celebrate their most recent JUNO Award nominated album Hug Of Thunder this summer. Their long-awaited return has proven worth the wait for critics and fans alike. Pitchfork gave the album its coveted Best New Music honor, writing, “On their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene distil their sound to a vital essence. The band is focused and renewed, invigorated by the missionary spirit of their best work.”