AEG Live Presents

Last Summer On Earth Tour feat. Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster

Starwood, how we miss thee. For all its ... let’s call them “quirks” for the sake of nostalgia, we get a little misty-eyed thinking about big summertime concerts of yore at the ol’ shed. Holding about a quarter as many patrons as the erstwhile amphitheatre, The Woods at Fontanel doesn’t exactly replicate the experience, but a triple-headliner bill like this one reminds us of all the good things about lawn tickets. Following the 2009 departure of founding member Steve Page, it wasn’t clear how Barenaked Ladies would proceed, but their second post-Page album, Grinning Streak, finds them adjusting comfortably to life as a quartet, exploring suburbia’s musty corners with their trademark ear for classic pop and a smidge of self-deprecating humor. On 2012’s The Sound of the Life of the Mind, Ben Folds Five deliver another helping of the rapier wit and insistent catchiness for which ardent fans had waited patiently over a decade. Guster is still the band that was making eclectic indie pop before (almost literally) everyone else, bringing the power of electricity back to their live show after a 2012 acoustic tour and subsequent album. Even if you don’t smoke, make sure to grab a lighter for the multiple sing-alongs that are bound to ensue. 

—Stephen Trageser

Sat, Jul 13 | 6:30 PM
Fontanel Mansion + The Woods Amphitheater
$39.50 - $85.50
All ages
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Barenaked Ladies

Toronto Ontario  |  Rock

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