THE ROSE GRACES THE STAGE ON THEIR “DAWN TO DUSK” TOUR IN TORONTO
BY BRENESSA ROACH | OCTOBER 21, 2023
On October 20th, South Korean Indie-Rock/Alt-Pop band The Rose made their return to Toronto, Canada to perform at the Coca-Cola Coliseum. The Rose is comprised of four members; Woosung (vocalist/guitarist), Dojoon (vocalist/multi-instrumentalist), Jaehyeong (bassist) and Hajoon (drummer).
Last year, The Rose performed in Toronto at HISTORY for their Heal Together Tour which followed the release of their album HEAL. Now, they are back exactly one year later for their Dawn To Dusk Tour which follows the release of their album DUAL. Toronto is the 8th stop on this 17 city North American tour.
Fans with VIP tickets were lined up outside as early as 3:00 PM and by doors at 7:00 PM, the line wrapped around the whole building. At 8PM, the lights dimmed down and there was a suspenseful build up to their appearance on stage, while the fans were screaming.
With performances of their songs new and old, the crowd was cheering endlessly and experiencing many emotions. The Rose have such a beautiful discography that takes you through feelings of sadness, healing, happiness and love. Some fan favourite performances were “Definition of ugly is”, “Take Me Down”, “RED” and “She’s In The Rain”.
This tour was extra special because we got to hear more of Hajoon and Jaehyeong’s beautiful and warm vocals. Specifically, the two of them performed “I.L.Y” together and it was a really special moment not only for the members, but for the crowd as well.
The Rose’s stage presence is incredible and they are so energetic, funny and sweet. Their personalities really shine through while they perform on stage together and they were also very thankful for performing in a bigger space than last tour.
Before they left stage, they handed out roses to some Black Roses (The Rose’s fandom name) and took pictures with the crowd and an Ontario flag.
This concert was so amazing and we highly recommend you to go see The Rose if you get the chance. Ontario Black Roses will be patiently waiting for The Rose to return. Until then, keep listening to DUAL.
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