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The Tragically Hip in Winnipeg on August 5

The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip
Gord Downie
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip sings during the band’s performance at the Concert for Toronto at the Skydome in Toronto on June 21, 2003. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer)

The Tragically Hip will bring its Man Machine Poem Tour to Winnipeg on Friday, August 5.

The band announced their cross-Canada farewell tour on Wednesday, one day after they revealed frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer.

The Hip will play MTS Centre as part of an 11-city tour schedule kicking off July 22 in Victoria, BC.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. American Express card members can purchase their seats beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. local time.

“Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip have been friends of True North Sports & Entertainment since 2004,” said Kevin Donnelly, senior VP of venues and entertainment.

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Garth Brooks Adds Show, Breaks Winnipeg Record

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks has friends — in Winnipeg.

After announcing the addition of a fourth show in Winnipeg, Brooks now holds the record for most tickets sold for a concert event at the MTS Centre.

In one hour and nine minutes, Brooks sold over 46,500 tickets, beating Elton John’s previous record of 33,500 tickets.

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Garth Brooks to Play MTS Centre on June 18

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks

Country superstar Garth Brooks is returning to Winnipeg after 20 years.

Brooks will play MTS Centre on Saturday, June 18 with opening act Trisha Yearwood.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.ca/garthbrooks for $79.98.

— Staff

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘TORUK’ Coming to Winnipeg

TORUK
Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK runs October 5-9 at MTS Centre. (ERRISSON LAWRENCE PHOTO)

A new Cirque du Soleil showed inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar” is coming to Winnipeg in the fall.

TORUK — The Fight Flight will be presented at MTS Centre October 5-9.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

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Meat Loaf to Play MTS Centre in June

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf

Rock musician and actor Meat Loaf is returning to Winnipeg.

The 68-year-old, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, will play MTS Centre on Thursday, June 9.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $45, $79, and $95.

— Staff

WWE Returns to MTS Centre on May 28

WWE LiveChokeslams, dropkicks, sharpshooters and suplexes. MTS Centre will have it all on May 28.

That’s when WWE will return to Winnipeg with a roster of superstars to hit the squared circle. Demon Kane, Bray Wyatt, intercontinental champion Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, WWE tag team champions The New Day, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev, and hometown favourite Chris Jericho.

Tickets for WWE Live go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster starting at $20.

— Staff

True North Square to Be Home to Sutton Place Hotel, Law Firm

True North Square
True North Square (TNSE / HANDOUT)
True North Square
The True North Square plan includes over one million square feet in the key pillars of mixed use development. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Some of the tenants who will fill True North Square when it opens in 2018 have been revealed.

Its slogan? Redefining the Heart of the City.

The $400 million downtown development will be home to the Sutton Place Hotel, a flagship Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Liquor Mart store, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP law firm and the headquarters for Scotiabank.

“Our vision is to create a transformative mixed-use project that is integral to the success of downtown Winnipeg,” said Jim Ludlow, president of True North Real Estate Development Limited.

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True North Square Project Receives $17.6M in Government Backing

True North Square
True North Square

WINNIPEG — The True North Square project adjacent to MTS Centre will receive a combined $17.6 million from the city and province through tax increment financing.

The major downtown development is the second phase of the Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District, including a skating rink, public stage, public seating and green space stretched over two acres.

“True North Square is an ambitious and visionary mixed-use development in the heart of Winnipeg’s Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District,” said Mark Chipman, executive chairman of True North Sports and Entertainment.

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ZZ Top Returns to Winnipeg in ‘Hell Raisers’ Tour

ZZ Top
ZZ Top performs in support of Kid Rock’s Best Night Ever Tour at Sleep Train Amphitheater in Wheatland, California on July 31, 2013 (RANDY MIRAMONTEZ / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)

Rockers ZZ Top will pay the city a visit in the spring as part of their North American Hell Raisers tour.

The band will play Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 with guests.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $39.50, $65, $89.50.

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