The head of the Videotron Center says that if the Quebec government does not announce major relaxations of the performance halls soon, major concerts scheduled for 2022 will be cancelled.
Martin Tremblay wants the maximum number of spectators, which currently stands at 7,500 people in the stands, to be abandoned, and areas of 500 people with independent entrances.
For 2022, if the restrictive measures continue, we will lose our biggest bid. The government implemented the vaccine passport. Let’s run the measure and forget about overall capacity metrics,” insists the chief operating officer of the Sports and Entertainment Group of Quebecor.
Mr Tremblay responded to the statements of the Minister of Culture, Natalie Roy, who told registerYesterday, she wanted to recommend public health to increase the number of spectators due to the high rate of vaccination and the wearing of masks.
“The cultural environment was impeccable. There is no concentration of pollution coming from the show. Even Public Health mentioned it. “We specialize in regulation,” argues Mr. Tremblay.
According to him, agents of international artists are all asking what procedures are in place in Quebec, during negotiations for a concert at the Videotron Center.
Currently, only one show at the Videotron Center in 2021, The Megadeth Show, is scheduled for October 2. It has not been postponed or canceled yet.
“The entire US tour has been completed. For the three Canadian dates (Toronto, Montreal and Quebec), the group inquired about public health measures. They will make a decision accordingly,” Mr. Tremblay said.
Angry Luke Combs, whose arrival was announced in March yesterdayMark Dupree, Isabelle Boulay, Lara Fabian, Roger Waters and the Backstreet Boys are scheduled to perform at the Videotron Center in 2022.
“We’re going to have one of our best years in 2022, but that will depend on what the government gives us,” said Martin Tremblay.