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Hamilton’s Arkells announce their first huge live concert in over a year

Hamilton’s award-winning rockers Arkells are hitting the stage once again; and it won’t be behind a screen.

That’s right: Arkells have just announced their first live, in-person concerts in 16 months, playing a two-show engagement at the outdoor amphitheatre Budweiser Stage in Toronto alongside Polaris Prize winning rapper Haviah Mighty.

The concerts, titled Arkells Long Weekend, are scheduled for August 13th and 14th, making this one of the first major live music events to hit the region since the COVID-19 pandemic pretty much halted all live performances in March of 2020.

It’s been a hot year for Hamilton’s Arkells. The beloved band recently announced the forthcoming release of their new full-length album Blink Once, which will feature a whole host of brand new bangers alongside singles fans have already fallen in love with like Years in the Making, All Roads, and You Can Get It.

The excitement from fans over the announcement has been massive, with many on social media bursting at the seams in anticipation of the return of live music.

Tickets for Arkells Long Weekend by Budweiser Stage will be available at 10 am on Friday, July 16th via the band’s website.

Lead image courtesy of @arkellsmusic

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