Archive for March, 2007

Virgin Festival Toronto Announced!

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Toronto concertgoers the first in Canada to experience the return of the Smashing Pumpkins

Following the success of Virgin Mobile Canada’s first Virgin Festival, year two promises to be bigger and better – with eight major acts now confirmed to perform on Toronto Island on September 8th and 9th. The Smashing Pumpkins will be headlining the show in their first stop in Canada since November, 2000 and Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk will close the show on day one of the festival.

Rounding out the bill of headliners are The Killers, already confirmed to play Vancouver’s Virgin Festival in May, Interpol, Tokyo Police Club, Jamie T., Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse. These artists mark the first eight acts of more than 35 artists that are expected to perform on three stages over the course of the weekend.

For additional information about Virgin Festival and a list of artists, please visit:

Ticket Availability:
Tickets for Virgin Festival Toronto are available beginning Saturday March 24th at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets,, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and by calling (416) 870-8000. Ticket information is also available at: or Two-day tickets are $125.00 (including all sales taxes), plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $12 for the ferry to and from Toronto Island.

A limited amount of early bird tickets are available through 102.1 The Edge Inside Edge presale and through NOW Magazine by signing up for their free newsletter at beginning Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. and ending Friday March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. The early bird price features a special two-day pass for $115.00 (including all sales taxes), plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $12 for the ferry to and from Toronto Island.

The Better Side to the Festival:

A Good Cause – Virgin Mobile’s Virgin Festival expects to raise more than $100,000 for Virgin Unite from the two shows this year. This will be made up of a donation from ticket sales and from on-site fundraising. Virgin Unite is the independent charitable arm of the Virgin Group, created to unite people and Virgin’s global resources to make a difference. Virgin Unite works on a range of programs across the globe with a special focus on youth-related issues and HIV.

Carbon Neutral – Supporting Virgin Group’s ongoing commitment to attacking the causes of global warming, Virgin Festival is aiming to be a carbon-neutral event. Virgin Festival will:
– Provide recycling on-site
– Use biodegradable food and drink containers
– Leverage green energy sources, where possible, to power the music festival
– Purchase of carbon offsets for energy used
– Make a commitment to planting trees to ensure future carbon reduction

Cartel – Set Times

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Wednesday March 14th

Doors:  6:30pm
New Atlantic:  7:05pm
Boys Like Girls:  7:50pm
Cobra Starship:  8:45pm
Cartel:  9:45pm

All ages.  Tickets will be available at the door for $20 each.

Razorlight Update!

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

**Contest extended to March 23rd!** 

This is for everyone that purchased a ticket to Razorlight at the Mod Club Theatre, March 1st.  Our sincerest apologies for the late cancellation of the show.  As of right now we are offering full refunds at your point of purchase.  Best efforts were made to reschedule the show, but we were unable to confirm a date as of yet and definitely don’t want to make everyone wait.  They will be back!

Please see the following message from Razorlight’s management team.  They have a fantastic offer!

As a gesture to fans who came to the Razorlight show at the Mod Club in Toronto on March 1st and found that it had been cancelled at the last minute, the band have decided they want to offer fans the chance to see Razorlight play in London. After arriving in Toronto in a blizzard and having to pull the show when Johnny Borrell and Bjorn Agren came down with flu, they wanted to find a way to make up for the loss of the show.  Ticketholders can enter the contest simply by sending an e-mail to feedback (at) emerge (dot) ca and sighting the barcode number on their ticket (12 digit number, right side of the ticket) along with full contact information. On Friday March 23rd the submitted e-mails will be pooled, and two barcode numbers will be chosen at random.  The winners will be informed that afternoon.  So, what exactly will you win?  Flights, and accommodations for 2 nights in London for two people, along with two tickets to see Razorlight play at Earls Court on April 8th.  Its sold out with 17,000 people so it will be an amazing night.  You’ll need passports and to be able to travel to  London leaving April 7 for a couple of days.  Razorlight are also going to try to reschedule the Toronto show as soon as possible.

Johnny Borrell says: “We were really looking forward to the show in Toronto and I was gutted that we had to cancel at the last moment. I know how frustrating it is for the fans to have show pulled at the last moment. I saw the Raveonettes do this once, when we supporting them in Bristol a few years ago, and I know how frustrating it is for the band and the fans. It’s the first show that we’ve pulled due to illness for over 2 years, and we just wanted to do something to try and make up for it particularly to the fans who undertook the journey through the blizzard and snow that night. Hopefully, we’ll be back in may sometime and we will see you there.”

The Emerge Team

Mute Math – Set Times

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The Opera House
Wednesday, March 8th

Doors:  7pm
The Reason:  8pm
The Cinematics:  8:45pm
Mute Math:  10pm

All Ages.  Tickets will be available at the door for $20 each.

Salt Lounge (London)
Friday, March 9th

Same set times as above.

All ages.  Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each.

Paolo Nutini – Set Times

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Mod Club Theatre
Wednesday, March 7th

Doors:  8pm
Valery Gore:  8:30pm
Paolo Nutini:  9:35pm

Sold Out!  There will not be any tickets available at the door.

Wolfmother – Set Times

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Kool Haus
March 6th

Doors:  8pm
The Icarus Line:  8:30pm
Wolfmother:  9:45pm

Sorry guys….this show is Sold Out!


Monday, March 5th, 2007

Unfortunately, we were unable to reschedule the Pepper show, which was cancelled due to the weather last week.

Our sincerest appologies to everyone for their inconvenience.

Please take your ticket to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Thanks.  The Emerge Team.

Chris Velan – Set Times

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

El Mocambo
Sunday, March 4th

Doors:  7pm
Jamil:  7:30pm
Matt York:  8pm
Chris Velan:  9pm

19+.  $10 at the door.

Razorlight, also postponed…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

March 1st was the day rock & roll stood still…

Unfortunately due to illness, not weather, the Razorlight show scheduled for March 1st has also been postponed.  The band and Emerge appologize to everyone who trucked through the snow to make it to the gig.

We expect to have news early next week regarding the announcement of a make up date, as per usual procedure, those who cannot make the makeup date will be able to get a refund at the point of purchase.

What a night!

The part of Team Emerge that is stuck at YYZ

Pepper Postponed!

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Due to weather tonight’s Pepper concert has been postponed

Please hold on to your tickets for further instruction and information about the new date.  If you are unable to make the new show, you will be able to refund your ticket.

Sorry – enjoy the snow!

The Emerge Team