Broken Social Scene Steps in for Massive Attack at Toronto V Fest

Published: 2006-09-08
Due to US immigration problems UK trip-hop band Massive Attack will no longer be playing at Toronto's first Virgin Festival. Instead Canadian indie band Broken Social Scene will be playing in their place.

According to a statement by Massive Attack's management, "In spite of timely and coordinated efforts, the essential U.S. immigration visas were not issued in time for the beginning of the Massive Attack North American Tour. Subsequently, the band has been forced to cancel the first four shows (Toronto, 9/10, Montreal, 9/11, Detroit 9/12, Chicago, 9/13). Currently, the rest of the tour remains intact. The band hopes to reschedule the cancelled shows as soon as possible."

Those who only bought passes to the two day-festival on Toronto Island to see Massive Attack can get a full refund at the point of purchase prior to 12:00pm on September 10. If tickets were purchased through, you can return them to a Future Shop store. In addition, "Virgin Festival ticket holders will be entitled to "front of the line" status at Massive Attack's next Toronto show which will be announced soon."

Those who still plan to head out to the festival are in for a great show with bands like The Strokes, The Raconteurs and Gnarls Barkley playing alongside Canadian favourites like the Sam Roberts Band, Alexisonfire and of course the newly added Broken Social Scene.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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