Toronto (CAN), Roy Thomson Hall: 14-04-1991
Thanks to the Services Division of the "Library
and Archives Canada" in Ottawa Ontario /
Grazie alla Divisione Servizi della "Library and Archives
Canada" in Ottawa, Ontario
dalla Biblioteca Pubblica di Toronto / brochure from the
Toronto Public Library:
Vasco Rossi opened his 1991 tour in
Toronto, Canada on the
14th april 1991 at the Roy Thomson Hall!!
This was confirmed to this website on 24th
november 2005 in an email by TARA JOYCE, Marketing
and New Media Associate from the Roy Thomson
"Unfortunately that is all the information
we have on the concert. I tried to find an old
programme from the concert but unfortunately
our archives are not very well maintained. I
am sorry that I couldn't be of more help."
About the concert:
"The best place where I've ever sung", Vasco remembers,
"is an auditorium in Toronto. Built just for music, 4-5000
sitting places, good acoustic. Here nothing like this exists".
"Situation was different and much more professional.
For the first time I was in a band formed by professionals,
not friends and colleagues. Great organization, fabulous
tour, one week in Toronto to rehearse
for a concert, then tour all around Europe. We've
felt great! Of course I was missing much old times and Steve
Rogers Band, in fact as soon as I came back with Vasco I
tried to make Gallo come back again, but there were some
problems. This year luckily he's back with us. So we made
this tour abroad, then another one in Germany and 5 concerts
in the biggest Italian stadiums in summer 1991. This until
these days, with the preparation and work for the new album
and 1993's tour." (Source: Maurizio
Diego Spagnoli (tourmanager) in an email to this
"Yes, we were in Toronto in 1991. The exact
date I don't remember anymore, but it wasn't summer.
(vascorossi.shorturl.com: later the Roy Thomson hall confirmed
to this website the exact date was 14th april)
What do you remember of the location?
D: The concert was in a very beautifull hall, a destination
for our concert only....I can't remember the name but it
was a great auditorium.
The promotor of this concert was named Mimmo Pellegrino.
I have this show on videotape.
Why Toronto? I mean it's quite distant from Europe...
D: Why? I don't know. Maybe to do something different...
Germinio, a vasco fan who was present at the Toronto
concert wrote in an email to this website:
The concert was great in my opinion. Vasco and his
group were energetic and transmitted quite well their vitality
to the crowd.
If I recall well, the concert was held at the Roy Thomson
Hall, and I remember the setting being too formal, really,
for a Vasco concert. It was hard to sit still throughout
the performance. I was lucky enough to sit in the second
row, but "unlucky" because we were too close to the speakers
and it took a couple of days for my ears to stop ringing!
The people that I knew who were present at the concert,
were mainy collegueas of my wife, who was a television host
for OMNI TV. We also had the opportunity to go out to dinner
with Vasco and his crew and to attend an informal reception
held in his honour in a nightclub. Vasco was friendly, jetlagged,
and didn't share his manager's fear of too many fans swarming
him...living up to his fame for "una vita spericolata".
Solieri: Questa sera Rock 'n Roll (2010 Rizzoli), p. 125/126: