Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid and Our Lady Peace ready to rock Mosaic Stadium at first-ever concert
REGINA (SK) – The first non-sporting event in new Mosaic Stadium will be a music concert headlined by Canadian artist Bryan Adams on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The announcement was made by officials from the City of Regina and Evraz Place as plans continue at the multi-purpose facility ahead of the official opening later this summer.
JUNO Award winners Johnny Reid and Our Lady Peace will join Adams to entertain crowds at the stadium’s inaugural concert. Adams recently hosted the 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa and is a 19-time JUNO winner with chart-topping hits like Heaven and Run to You. His current GET UP Tour includes dates across the USA and Europe/United Kingdom.
“Bryan Adams has played some of the biggest and best stadiums in the world and we are thrilled that he will give us an amazing show and play a big role in helping us tune-up our concert stage before we officially open new Mosaic Stadium on Canada Day,” commented Mayor Michael Fougere.
The concert is the second official test of new Mosaic Stadium, following a successful football game last fall between the University of Regina Rams and University of Saskatchewan Huskies that was played before 16,500 fans.
Similar to the football game, the concert will test construction, operational plans and overall functionality of the facility. The evening concert will also be the first test with spectators on both the playing field and the upper concourse areas. Food and beverage plans will also be tested for the first time.
Mark Allan, President and CEO of the Regina Exhibition Association Limited – operator of Evraz Place – is looking at the concert as an opportunity to bring several months of planning to fruition.
“Our team has been gearing up to take on operations and maintenance of the stadium this year,” said Allan. “We see the concert as another way to fine tune our plans while we entertain guests with top-notch Canadian talent.”
Tickets for the concert go on sale on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.ca and the Brandt Centre Box Office. Prices range from $55 to $100 plus applicable fees.