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Go Metro with Indie Rockers, CANON
No, this is not "Go Metro" to a Hollywood venue, only for the concert to get out after Red Line service ends, leaving you to the streets and cabs. This is go Metro to Union Station's Old Ticket Room for a free CANON concert next month on September 8th at 8 p.m.. The catch, your entrance is your metro pass, metro rail ticket or proof of Metrolink fare.
Seemingly geared towards transit optional green beans with the concert tag line of "in support of protecting and safeguarding the environment," Metro could be trying to reach a new demographic of young savvy enviro-conscious late-nighters who all yelp over 2 a.m. 50/50 shakes at the 101 Coffee Shop about the lack of late-night transit options.
So the question is: if we pack the venue on September 8th, do we get later night service starting the weekend after?
In a Metro press release from yesterday, lead singer Jason Turbin said, “We are honored to have been chosen by Metro to help raise awareness on alternative, more efficient ways to protect our environment through our music. About 5.7 billion gallons of fuel are wasted due to congestion in the United States’ largest cities. More and more commuters are realizing that Metro is the way to go not only to save time and money but to protect our planet.” At the concert the band will debut “The Hourglass,” a song dedicated to raising environmental awareness.
Check out CANON's music on their MySpace.