TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) As Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, formerly known as the Molson Amphitheatre, nears its 25th year, Live Nation has announced improvements to its wifi and sound system.
“We’re going to celebrate 25 years of what I see as one of the most iconic venues in North America,” Live Nation Head of Industry For Live Nation Toronto Joey Scoleri said at a press conference, according to FYI Music. “The Budweiser Stage is something that I don’t think people get because if you haven’t traveled around the world, you don’t understand how it fits into the local community and the Canadian fabric. What I mean by that is, I lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, so I got to go to the Hollywood Bowl. I’ve gone to Red Rocks [in Colorado]. I’ve been to the Gorge [in Washington]. These are iconic venues. And Budweiser Stage ranks right up there.
“Having lived in America for 20 years, and being Canadian and growing up here, there’s a sense of community in the Canadian music industry that’s second to none,” he added. “You look at the number of Canadian bands that played this venue, that doesn’t happen in Cleveland, in Chicago, in New York, not to this extent. It’s a uniquely Canadian thing. We should be proud of this and how this venue is a crown jewel in this country’s musical pantheon.”
Other changes include pre-and post-show premium spaces and a third-level members lounge with a view of the city’s skyline.
Eight million people have passed through the gate since the venue opened with Bryan Adams in 1995.