Canadian rock band Billy Talent to host benefit concert for victims of Danforth shooting

WATCH: 102.1 The Edge talks to Billy Talent

Canadian rock band Billy Talent will be hosting a benefit concert to raise money for victims of the deadly Danforth shooting in Toronto.

Proceeds of the event, which is scheduled for the evening of Aug. 11 at the Danforth Music Hall, will go towards the #TorontoStrong Fund.


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In an interview with 102.1 The Edge, members of Billy Talent confirmed that they would host a benefit concert for the victims during street festival Taste of the Danforth.

“None of us have the answers to any of this, but what we do as humans is we put on rock shows and make people happy” – Billy Talent told the Edge

Other musical acts announced include City of Colour and punk rock band PUP. The concert coincides with the annual Taste of the Danforth food festival. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.

“This is our city and we have to celebrate it and we have to protect it, and we have to go to the Danforth and tell the people there that we’re with them and we love them,” said Billy Talent.

“We refuse to allow gun violence to define out city,” PUP posted in a tweet.

An 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were killed and 13 others injured when a gunman fired into restaurants and patios along Danforth Avenue.


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Investigators said the shooter died at the scene following an exchange of gunfire with police.

The funerals for the woman and child were held on Monday.

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