U2′s Toronto concert, announced earlier this week, sold out in just 3 hours! Shane Bourbonnais, Clear Channel Senior Vice President said, “I’m as excited as the fans, it’s been an amazing day. We’re really proud to be involved with an event that obviously the fans want and will be great for the city of Toronto.”
The Biggest Band In the World was slated to perform one or two shows at the Air Canada Center, but the incredible demand resulted in not one but two more shows being added. In short, U2 will play four back to back shows in Toronto.
Ticketmaster spokesperson Patti Babin added, “Ticketmaster is delighted with the success of sales for the Concert For Toronto. Activity through all of our sales channels (outlets, call center and Internet) was extremely busy and demand far outweighed the supply of tickets. The response proves that the ticket buying public is confident in Toronto as the place to be”.
The U2 concert, along with the announcement that Lord of the Rings: The Musical will soon debut in Toronto, should help boost the city as an “it” spot for tourists, which is very good for a city that just over a year ago was plagued with the SARS scare (which spawned a summer benefit concert headlined by The Rolling Stones, , AC/DC, Rush, and an out-of-place Justin Timberlake).