Did you catch any CNE Bandshell shows? Here are our highlights from this year’s Canadian National Exhibition!
On September 1, Cody Simpson rocked the CNE bandshell. The 18-year-old Australian pop-singer has changed a lot since the last time I saw him! He’s a lot more mature looking, with a deeper voice, and a much different sound. Simpson was previously signed to Atlantic Records, but now he is part of his own record label called Coast House Records. During the CNE show, Simpson had the opportunity to sing a lot of the songs from his third album, which is the first record from Coast House.
Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club tore up the stage on September 3. JJ and the Pillars warmed up the crowd with folk-rock tunes as the opener that night. Although TPC had some technical difficulties in the beginning, the band rocked through it and got the crowd dancing all through their set.
The band played favourites from across their albums from A Lesson in Crime to Forcefield. My highlight of the night was when they played “Cheer It On.”
On September 4, Classified and his crew played a show at the CNE Bandshell in place of MKTO, who were originally supposed to perform. The crowd turnout wasn’t the greatest, but I am sure that was due to the fact that Classified took on the gig last minute after MKTO dropped it due to “health issues.”
The small audience didn’t stop these guys from giving it their all. All of the guys were in a great mood, communicating with the audience every chance they could. It was a very intimate performance and the band looked like they had a great time.
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