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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:36:59

    Usher, Grimes, And Metric To Headline Free Global Citizen Concert In Canada  -

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    Usher, Grimes, and Metric will headline the Canadian iteration of the Global Citizen event, a free ticketed concert set to take place September 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

    The bill also boasts Canadian artists like the indie rock outfit Half Moon Run, and budding singer Charlotte Cardin. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates will also be in attendance. The concert will be broadcast and streamed live on Bell Fibe TV1 and iHeartRadio.ca. respectively.

    10,000 tickets for Global Citizen Canada will be awarded via lottery, which fans can sign up for on the Global Citizen website. To enter the draw, fans must complete five tasks: Take a quiz and share a video, sign a petition to ensure world leaders support the Global Fund, send an e-mail encouraging global leaders to help fund efforts to eradicate polio, call PM Trudeau's office and voice support for investment in health and development, and sign a petition to support education for adolescent girls and build healthier global communities.

    Global Citizen Canada will be held a week before the fifth Global Citizen Fest takes place September 24th on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park. This year's headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica, Selena Gomez and Major Lazer. Usher will also play at the NYC event, and will be joined by returning Global Citizen performers Eddie Vedder and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who signed on for a 15-year stint as the fest's curator. The NYC show will simulcast live on MSNBC and YouTube.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    08.17.16

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