That show, That Kiss, That Song, That Story...

Stories, photos and memorabilia in a new limited-edition book by the fans for the fans

In original words and stunning photography, That Night At Massey Hall captures famous, favourite and unique “Nights” at The Grand Old Lady of Shuter Street as told by the artists, audience members and employees who were there on those special evenings.

The classic stands of The Hip, Rush and Dylan, historic appearances by Marley, Sinead and Iggy, as well as the ticket scalper, obstructed view and usher tales that are less often told. This hard cover collector’s piece is packed with more than 300 stories across a century of history, illustrated in full colour.

Foreword by Rob Bowman, Grammy Award-Winning Musicologist.

The right show at the right moment – the feeling that on any other night, the concert would not have been tinged with the same magic.

Megan LaPierre

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At 240 pages and 9.5” x 11.5”, this beautifully designed limited-edition book captures Massey moments across almost a hundred years of concert going.

“There are literally thousands of stories that music fans tell about one or another night at Massey Hall. This book captures many of those stories. Some of them are personal while others are about transcendent, transformative performances. Many of these stories focus on how a night at Massey Hall literally changed the very essence of their lives.”

Rob Bowman

Featuring...

  • Noel Gallagher
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Paul Weller
  • Miles Davis
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Nick Cave
  • Neil Young
  • Iggy Pop
  • Cream
  • Frank Turner
  • Meat Loaf
  • John Cleese
  • John Belushi
  • Robert Plant
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Roxy Music
  • Genesis
  • Rodriguez
  • Willie Nelson
  • The Beach Boys
  • U2
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • The Kinks
  • Our Lady Peace
  • Ringo Starr
  • David Gilmour
  • Van Morrison
  • Cat Stevens
  • Dave Chappelle
  • José Feliciano
  • Bob Dylan
  • Keith Richards
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Charlie Parker
  • Aerosmith
  • Johnny Cash
  • Arcade Fire
  • The Band
  • Andrés Segovia
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Bryan Adams
  • Harry Styles
  • Niall Horan
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Elvis Costello
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Spandau Ballet
  • Rush
  • Dan Hill
  • Bob Marley
  • Harry Chapin
  • Mick Jagger
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Eurythmics
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • The Everly Brothers
  • Paul Anka
  • kd lang
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Steely Dan
  • Chris Isaak
  • Ron Sexsmith
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Iron Maiden
  • Adam Ant
  • Slayer
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Emerson
  • Lake & Palmer
  • The Strumbellas
  • Johnny Winter
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Tom Jones
  • Patti Smith
  • Joe Cocker
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Steppenwolf
  • Chuck Berry
  • AC/DC
  • The Tubes
  • Matthew Good
  • Hall & Oates
  • Tom Waits
  • Carole King
  • KISS
  • Billy Joel
  • Jeff Beck
  • Tori Amos
  • The Police
  • Simple Minds
  • Tears For Fears
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Supertramp
  • Lou Reed
  • a-ha
  • Pixies
  • Paul Simon
  • and more...

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That Night At Massey Hall

A collector’s piece for fans of Massey and anyone who loves live music, attending shows and the thrill of moments experienced in iconic venues.

  • Hard cover limited edition of 240 pages
  • 9.5” x 11.5”
  • Designed and printed in Canada
  • Beautifully finished with a matte film lamination
  • Presented in a custom cut E-flute packaging
  • Shipped to your door
$85

+ Packaging, Shipping and Applicable Taxes

Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?
Which birthday girl mooned the Toronto fire department after her debut appearance?
Why did Pavarotti turn up at Massey when he was appearing at Maple Leaf Gardens?
Who was mystery girl “Straw”?
How did the Devo lead singer choose to enter the Hall?
Which artist could not find their way to the stage?
What got the Grandmothers from Hamilton up and dancing?
How plaid were the kilts of the first usherettes?
Who and what upset Meat Loaf in mid show?
What trick did Gord Downie’s daughter, Claire, play at a Neil Young show?
What was the Lampedusa benefit all about?
Which band turned up at Roy Thomson Hall by mistake?
Which band caused The Original 99 Cent Roxy to close for a “civic holiday”?
Which band leader appropriately brought a sand box on stage to rest his feet during the show?
Which star had to be rescued from The Silver Rail bar to perform at Massey?
Which band turned out not to be Italian?
Why was Supertramp’s performance in ‘75 perfect timing?
Which Canadian icon performed with a backing singer’s hands down his trousers?
Who were The Real Priscillas?
Which band brought their stadium sound system to Massey Hall?
Which band threw out free tickets from a firetruck on Yonge Street?
What request was made when Ringo Starr played Massey?
When did Jagger come to Massey?
Which two bands asked their fans not to wreck the place because they wanted to play Massey again?
Who did not open for Mott The Hoople?
Which act was greeted by lighted candles in the audience?
Who announced their laundry plans from the stage?
Why did Bruce Springsteen describe a photographer as a “Hard working man with soul” ?
What important accessory did fans take with them to a Tom Jones concert, along with their panties?
Which global star searched for the right spot outside Massey Hall to take a leak?
What caused funny man John Cleese to go into a rage on stage?
Who did Gordon Lightfoot call with advice ahead of their Massey debut?
How did protestors at the Red Army Chorus disrupt the show?
Which singer saved a fan’s life at Massey Hall?
Which lead singer regretted trying to start a Mexican wave?
Why was the greatest Jazz concert ever a financial flop?
Why should you never miss the opening act at Massey?

AnyQuestions?

How were the stories collected?
Over a three-year period, content was gathered from artists, audience members and employees through online submission. Over 1,500 individual story, photo and memorabilia contributions were collected, covering the period from the 1920s to the current day and featuring over 500 artists.
Where did the idea for the book come from?
It was a passion project. I had an amazing experience one night at Massey (as recounted in the book). Inspired by this, I set out to give people the opportunity to make their special night at Massey Hall part of That Night at Massey Hall. The end result is a blend of diverse stories painted onto a canvas of overwhelming affection for what Massey Hall means to people.
Were the stories commissioned or paid for?
Every story in the book was submitted voluntarily and free of charge, which illustrates the passion that people have for Massey and their willingness to participate in the tribute.
Where will you ship to?
We had stories and photos submitted from many parts of the world, so we will repay the compliment and ship anywhere.
When is the book available?
We anticipate being ready to start shipping at the end of October.

If you have any other questions about this project...