Hip twenty-somethings at a Céline Dion concert? The irony is too perfect! Don’t be surprised at the turnout when Montreal darlings Arcade Fire share the stage with Dion next month. Along with locals Patrick Watson, Coeur de Pirate, Ian Kelly, and Vincent Vallières, the two will headline an all-acoustic benefit concert for slain lighting assistant Denis Blanchette and his injured co-worker David Courage.
Both Blanchette and Courage were shot earlier this month by a 62 year-old man following the results of Québéc’s provincial elections. The man opened fire on the two during the victory speech of newly elected Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois. Proceeds from the concert will go to a fund for Blanchette’s daughter.
The concert takes place Oct. 1 in Montreal at Metropolis, where the Parti Québécois victory party was held. Tickets range between $80 and $175 and can be purchased via the Metropolis website, which even promises some special guests. Only 375 tickets are available. [Exclaim]