When there’s a major power outage like the one that occurred on Thursday (August 14) in Toronto, people are forced to go without a lot of amenities – there’s no air conditioning, no computer access, no television, no stove cooking, no refrigeration. And, if you’re a music fan, there’s no amplifiers, PA systems or electric guitars – in other words, no rock concerts.
There were a number of concerts put on hold in New York and Detroit (including the much ballyhooed Stooges hometown reunion show) and there were also various postponements in Toronto. Most of the most high-profile casualties took place on Saturday night (August 16). The big Radiohead show at the Molson Amphitheatre on Saturday didn’t happen. Neither, sadly, did the Hanson show at the Guvernment scheduled for the same night. Also, the Steely Dan show, which was supposed to happen on Thursday, was obviously postponed.
All three of these shows are being promoted by House Of Blues, who have yet to issue official statements regarding the status of the Hanson or Radiohead shows. We’ll let you know if and when the shows are rescheduled and if any refund info is released. Steely Dan, however, has been given a new date. That band will now play at the Amphitheatre on September 9. If that doesn’t work for you, refunds are available at the point of purchase until September 5 at 6 p.m.