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There is nothing quite like going to a concert. The atmosphere is electric, and no matter who you go see it will be an experience which you will remember for a lifetime. The concert experience is the reason why people pay ridiculous prices for T shirts and tickets when they could just listen to the album at home. People living in big cities, are lucky in that they have a huge list of options when it comes to visiting musical artists. For bands like the Rolling Stones and U2, these are likely the only places in Canada they will ever see.
If you are a big music fan then, living in Toronto presents a host of opportunities. But, you can't take advantage of those opportunities if you don't know who is playing, when they are going to play, and where you can expect to see them. Fortunately, today's concert fan has a number of options when it comes to finding out who is playing near you.
The first place most people check today is online. If you have a favourite artist in the R&B hip hop music genre, it's likely that you go to his, her, or their website or Facebook page from time to time. That's one of the first places where you will find announcements about upcoming concerts and where they are taking place, so make sure to keep up to date there. In fact, a lot of the time other fans on the site will break the news before it hits the airwaves in your city or even before Ticketmaster starts to put the tickets up for sale; artist pages are gold in that way.
Ticketmaster and its site is of course the next best way to find out who is playing where, you may even purchase your ticket in one a ticket sale. If you are leaving your home for the weekend and heading to the States, you might want to check and see if anyone's playing a concert you would find interesting. The Ticketmaster site makes searching by band, city, and even venue pretty easy, and you can buy your tickets right there as well.
As we said at the beginning, concerts are all about atmosphere, and sometimes the venue can really make the show. There might be a stadium or smaller concert venue close to your place that you like to see shows at. In that case, you should check out the online venue site or go there yourself to see who is playing and when.
Every once in a while, paying attention just to the venue, which might have been built using investment funds, can give you the opportunity of a lifetime. Many artists play smaller venues that are under the Ticketmaster and online radars, and some great concert memories are made that way. If you love concerts, you should make sure to pay a lot of attention to all the publicized information available.