The Trews to play East Final as Toronto Argonauts ticket sales reach six-year high

Photo courtesy: The Trews

Canadian rock band The Trews will play before and during halftime at the East Final on Saturday when the Toronto Argonauts host the Montreal Alouettes at BMO Field.

Ticket sales for the event have already surpassed 23,000, making this the best-selling CFL game in Toronto since 2017. Attendance for last year’s East Final was 21,331.

The Trews were founded in 1997 and hail from Antigonish, N.S., though they are currently based in Hamilton. The band’s first three albums went gold in Canada with hits Not Ready to Go and Yearning reaching No. 1 on the Canadian rock music charts.

The band also performed the national anthem at the 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton in 2010 and headlined the Grey Cup tailgate party in 2021. They have received six Juno nominations, most recently for Rock Album of the Year in 2019.

Toronto tied the record for the best regular season in CFL history this year with a record of 16-2. Saturday’s game, which is slated for 3:00 p.m. EST, will be the club’s first meaningful game since Sept. 15 when they clinched first place in the East Division.

The Argonauts swept the three-game regular season series against Montreal by a combined score of 97-57. They also prevented the Alouettes from earning a berth in the Grey Cup last year, winning the East Final by a score 34-27.