TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - A thousand screaming, rocking Broken Social Scene fans got up close and personal tonight with the Canadian indie rock legends. The band usually headlines festival main stages, playing to sold out crowds. But on this night, the group performed an exclusive concert at the Phoenix in Toronto, one of the city's most intimate music venues. And everyone in the room was a winner! There were no tickets for this show – the only way in was to win with LOTTO MAX.
"Headlining the LOTTO MAX show with our good people in Toronto was fun," shared Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, which is currently promoting the band's latest album Hug of Thunder. "It was great to celebrate the winning faces within the walls of hometown protection."
Prior to the start of the concert, 70 contest winners had the opportunity to get up close with the band at a meet and greet session. In addition to meeting the members of Broken Social Scene, winners practiced the lyrics of the single Halfway Home with the band for its encore performance. "I'm a huge indie rock fan. Meeting the band was exactly as I imagined – they are so warm and personable, and of course, incredibly talented," said winner, Cristhian Camacho. "I've been to lots of concerts, but joining my favourite band for the encore performance was a truly memorable experience."
"The LOTTO MAX 'Up Close Concert Series' is all about bringing big dreams to life," shared Wendy Montgomery, OLG Senior Vice President of Lottery and iGaming. "By bringing a big act to an intimate environment and offering fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favourite band, LOTTO MAX is turning dreams into the ultimate musical experience."
LOTTO MAX offered Ontario residents, 18 years of age and older, an exclusive chance to make their dream a reality by entering the LOTTO MAX 'Up Close Concert Series' contest.
Visit the LOTTO MAX Facebook page to see the encore performance LIVE at approximately 10:30 pm tonight.
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