Massey Hall is reopening in November and 40 concerts are already scheduled

Massey Hall is ready to raise its curtains for the first time in three years.

The historic 127-year-old Toronto venue has been closed since 2018, unrelated to the pandemic – part of a major restoration that will integrate it into a multi-stage music complex called Allied Music Centre.

In November 2021, pandemic-pending, Massey Hall will come roaring back to life. There are already close to 40 shows announced.

The first concert will be played by the artist most associated with the venue – Gordon Lightfoot. The Canadian folk icon will play three shows from November 25-27.

There are handful of other big-event shows scheduled, too. On December 16, Broken Social Scene will celebrate their 20th anniversary on the stage. Andy Kim will bring his annual special-guest-filled Christmas variety show back on December 8. There will be a New Year’s Eve comedy show – a longtime Massey Hall tradition – hosted by Steve Patterson.

The stage is very meaningful to Canadian musicians, and there are a lot of them playing. Some highlights include Jann Arden, City & Colour, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Tanya Tagaq, Cowboy Junkies, Mavis Staples, Bruce Cockburn, Donovan Woods, Sarah Harmer and more.

There will also be rescheduled shows from artists like Courtney Barnett, Buddy Guy and Serena Ryder & William Prince.

Viewers of the Juno Awards already got a sneak peek of the renovations when Feist joined The Tragically Hip on the Massey Hall stage for a performance during the broadcast.

Tickets for sale via Massey Hall.

Full list of Massey Hall shows and dates:

Gordon Lightfoot – Nov 25-27, 2021 | 8 pm

Buffy Sainte-Marie with special guests The Sadies – Nov 30, 2021, 8 pm

Andy Kim Christmas – Dec 8, 2021 | 8 pm

City and Colour – Dec 9-10, 2021 | 8 pm

Patrick Watson – Dec 15, 2021 | 8 pm

Broken Social Scene – Dec 16, 2021 | 8 pm

Molly Johnson with Special Guests This Holiday Season – Dec 17, 2021 | 8 pm

The Tenors – Santa’s Wish Tour – Dec 22 2021 | 8 pm

New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza Hosted by Steve Patterson – Dec 31, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Chilly Gonzales – Jan 21, 2022 | 8 pm

An Evening with Emmylou Harris & Patty Griffin – Jan 31, 2022 | 8 pm

Royal Wood – Feb 5, 2022 | 8 pm

Choir! Choir! Choir! – Never Stop Singing Feb 9, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles – The White Album Feb 11, 2022 | 8 pm

Courtney Barnett – Feb 12, 2022 | 8 pm

Leif Vollebekk – Feb 26, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours – Mar 1, 2022 | 8 pm

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with special guests Digging Roots – Mar 2, 2022 | 8 pm

Whitehorse – Mar 3, 2022 | 8 pm

The Glorious Sons – Mar 10-12, 2022 | 8 pm

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Tenmei – Mar 15, 2022 | 8 pm

Sarah Harmer – Mar 25, 2022 | 8 pm

Tanya Tagaq – Mar 30, 2022 | 8 pm

Serena Ryder & William Prince – Apr 1, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: Paul Simon – Graceland – Apr 2, 2022 | 8 pm

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret – Apr 6, 2022 | 8 pm

Cowboy Junkies – Apr 7, 2022 | 8 pm

Buddy Guy – Apr 9, 2022 | 8 pm

Bruce Cockburn – Apr 22, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold – Apr 23, 2022 | 8 pm

Glass Tiger with special guests The Parachute Club – Apr 28, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: U2 – The Joshua Tree – May 7, 2022 | 8 pm

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes – May 9, 2022 | 8 pm

Jann Arden – May 24-25, 2022 | 8 pm

Donovan Woods – May 27 2022 | 8 pm

Mavis Staples – May 28 2022 | 8 pm

Olafur Arnalds – May 31, 2022 | 8 pm

Classic Albums Live: Heart – Dreamboat Annie – Jun 4, 2022 | 8 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Oct 6, 2022 | 8pm

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