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Ontario Live Reopens, Vancouver Celebrates With Bryan Adams

The Ontario government has lifted capacity restrictions on clubs and stadiums and, in Vancouver, a New Year's concert has Bryan Adams headlining at the almost 20,000-capacity Rogers Arena.

Ontario Live Reopens, Vancouver Celebrates With Bryan Adams

By FYI Staff

The Ontario government has lifted capacity restrictions on a range of venues including clubs, stadiums and restaurants with the caveat that proof of vaccination is required.


According to a government news release, “Ontario will slowly and incrementally lift all remaining public health and workplace safety measures, including the provincial requirement for proof of vaccination and wearing of face coverings in indoor public settings, over the next six months. This phased approach will be guided by the ongoing assessment and monitoring of key public health and health care indicators…”

The loosening of restrictions across the country is scattershot, but clubs and larger indoor venues have been operating in a limited fashion in BC and New Brunswick. In Montreal, sports venues are open but clubs are still in lockdown.

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In Vancouver, A New Year’s Eve bill at the Rogers Arena has Bryan Adams headlining on a bill featuring fellow west-coast urbanites Mother Mother and 54-40.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 29 with prices starting at $20.21.

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Hozier Thanks OVO Arena For Clearing Up ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Fans’ ‘Free Palestine’ Scarf

The singer said his team has a "zero policy" about prohibiting sings at shows.

Hozier and the OVO Arena Wembley have apologized and responded to a fan’s complaint about an incident in December in which she was reportedly told to remove a “Free Palestine” scarf before attending one of the singer’s shows. “Thank you to OVO Arena Wembley for clearing up this misunderstanding,” Hozier wrote early Monday morning (Feb. 26) after the venue posted an apology last week to attendee Hiba Ahmad, who said in an earlier X post that she was “pulled aside and escorted to wardrobe” in December while attending a show at the venue while wearing the scarf.

“The team and I have zero policy of prohibiting signs of any kind and I’m sorry to Hiba and her friends that they experienced this at the London show,” Hozier added.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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