Bon Jovi, Linkin Park and Lady Gaga ready to rock Toronto

ACC: Linkin Park February 8/11
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Having adapted the nu metal and rap metal genres to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight, which was released in 2007. Linkin Park has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.
 
Bon Jovi is an American hard rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Throughout their career, the band have released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
 
ACC: Lady Gaga (Monster Ball Tour): March 3/11
Special Guests: Semi Precious Weapons
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer-songwriter. [She] came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". Her second studio album, Born This Way, is scheduled for release in 2011.
 
Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including two Grammy Awards, amongst twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records; and the estimated sale of fifteen million albums and fifty-one million singles worldwide. Billboard named her as the Artist of the Year in 2010 and ranked her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
 
Janet Jackson: March 12 & 13 /11
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts: Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Jackson is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That’s the Way Love Goes", "Together Again" and "All for You" among her most iconic. In 2008, Billboard released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the "Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years", ranking her at number five. Her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music.
 
Other concerts coming up in 2011…
 
ACC: 2011 Juno Awards: March 27/11
 
ACC: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks: April 2/11
 
ACC: Sade: June28/11
 
ACC: Taylor Swift: July 15 & July 16/11
 
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