Barenaked Ladies

St. Catharines, Ontario — The 2024 St. Catharines World Rowing Organizing Committee is excited to announce that Barenaked Ladies will headline a celebration concert in support of the St. Catharines 2024 World Rowing Championships with special guest Scott Helman. The concert will take place on April 25, 2024 at the Meridian Centre.

The concert will celebrate the upcoming 2024 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Under 19 Championships coming to St. Catharines — which will take place from August 18 to 25 at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course on Henley Island. The 2024 World Rowing Championships will mark the third occasion in the event’s history that it will have taken place in St. Catharines.

Presale tickets for the concert will be made available on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 10:00am – 10:00pm EST. Those interested in presale tickets must sign up for the Sport Niagara Newsletter to receive an exclusive presale code. Following the presale period, tickets will be available to the general public starting at 10:00am EST on Friday, December 8, with prices beginning at just $55.00. All tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

Following their April 2024 “In Flight” UK tour, Barenaked Ladies will return to the City of St. Catharines. Having previously performed in St. Catharines at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in 2017 for their 1 Five 0 Tour, this will mark the first time the pop-rock band will hit the stage at the Meridian Centre for what could be a preview of a very busy summer for the band.

Scott Helman is also set to return to St. Catharines after headlining a festival show during the Canada Games in August 2022. The Toronto-born singer-songwriter had a busy November with the release of his new single, collarbone, and his “Back Together Tour” that took him to seven Canadian cities and wrapped up on November 30. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Canadian musical legends Barenaked Ladies and the talents of Scott Helman to the stage at the Meridian Centre this April in celebration of the upcoming 2024 World Rowing Championships,” said Mayor Mat Siscoe. “It’s pre-events such as this fundraising concert that will support the downtown businesses and increase the overall economic impact to the City of St. Catharines and Niagara.”

“Supporting the St. Catharines 2024 World Rowing Championships is a source of great excitement for the Tourism Partnership of Niagara (TPN),” said Matthias Koster, Marketing Manager for the TPN. “With the celebration concert, we’re setting the stage for this major international rowing event that will display Niagara’s incredible landscapes and our premier venues, showcasing our investment to advancing sport tourism.”

“This fundraising concert is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together and support the upcoming World Rowing Championships,” emphasized Bill Schenck, Chair of St. Catharines World Rowing. “We’re grateful for the enthusiasm of our partners, performers, and the entire St. Catharines community.”

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About the 2024 World Rowing Championships
From August 18-25, 2023, St. Catharines is set to welcome the world for the 2024 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Under 19 Championships at the historic Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course. Known for its legacy in hosting major competitions, including two previous World Rowing Championships, the Henley Rowing Course will bring together 2,500 athletes from over 80 countries in what is the biggest and most important World Rowing event of the season.