Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Elton Coming to Halifax, Canada?

City hall is on the brink of signing a deal with a major promoter for an outdoor concert on the Halifax Commons next summer.

Council is to meet at 10:30 a.m. today with representatives of the Gillett Entertainment Group, a Montreal promoter.

But the names of the bands being bandied about as potential headliners won’t be revealed until that meeting, a city hall source said Tuesday.

Big bands like U2, the Eagles, Elton John and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are possibles for the concert, which would have to draw more than 40,000 concertgoers, owing to its location in the central Halifax park.

"What I can say is that it is for concerts for next year, but until we have the details, there’s not a whole lot more we can say."

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