Feist is bringing her Multitudes residency to Toronto this fall

The limited-capacity concert series at Meridian Hall is designed to bring people together after lockdown


Leslie Feist will perform new material at a series of intimate concerts at Meridian Hall in Toronto this fall.

Multitudes is billed as a concert residency with an “unconventional production” and “limited capacity.” Specific dates have not been announced, but Feist will debut the show in August with a five-day run in Hamburg, Germany, at the Kampnagel Festival – which co-produced the show with Meridian Hall operator TO Live – before heading to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre and then to Toronto.

The concerts will run from October 20-30. Tickets are $125 and go on sale on July 29 via tolive.com. Each show is limited to 200 people and show times are 7 pm and 9 pm nightly.

Feist developed the production with lighting designer Rob Sinclair, who’s worked with Pet Shop Boys, Roisin Murphy, M.I.A., David Byrne and Tame Impala. Todd Dahlhoff and Amir Yaghmai, from Julian Casablancas’s band the Voidz, will join the singer/songwriter and guitarist on stage.

Feist conceived Multitudes in reaction to the pandemic, and bills the show as a “reclaiming of the stage.” She will perform in the round surrounded by the audience and custom 18-point D&B Soundscape immersive audio.

“It is an intimate, radically communal and topsy-turvy concert that muddies the roles between audience and performer. It’s formulated to bring people together as they re-emerge from lockdown while providing an outlet for connection between artist, art and community,” the show’s description reads.

Multitudes also promises to blur lines between audience and performer – in other words, sounds like audience participation will be an option.

Feist recently joined the surviving members of the Tragically Hip on stage at Massey Hall for a performance during the 50th anniversary Juno Awards. Her last studio album was 2017’s Pleasure.

Update (July 26, 10:45 am): This story was updated with concert dates and ticket info.

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