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Bruce Springsteen to perform at Invictus Games Toronto closing ceremony

Bruce Springsteen will be headlining the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Closing Ceremony on Sept. 30. Performing alongside the legendary rock icon, a star-studded lineup includes Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner, Kelly Clarkson, and Coeur de pirate.

“At the Invictus Games, it’s not just about the hurdles that competitors experienced during the competition, but about overcoming the obstacles that life has presented them. The Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It is an absolute honour and privilege to perform for them at the Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto,” said Springsteen.

Marking the close of seven days of inspiration competition, the Closing Ceremony will be broadcasted live on CTV.

“Talk about closing the Games with a bang! We couldn’t be more thrilled that the iconic Bruce Springsteen is joining an already outstanding lineup of Closing Ceremony talent. We wanted to deliver memories from these Games in Toronto, and this represents the culmination of two years of planning and work,” said Michael Burns, CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee.

The Closing Ceremony’s lineup mirrors the extraordinary talent viewers and participants will witness at the beginning of the week at the Opening Ceremony. This year’s Opening Ceremony talent includes Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, La Bottine Souriante and The Tenors.

The ceremonies will be a chance for all spectators to catch a glimpse of how passion for sport, national pride, and lustre of ceremony come together to support ill and injured soldiers around the world.

“The fact that such an incredible performer like Bruce Springsteen will be here in Toronto to support our wounded warriors shows the impact these Games have,” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Jaguar Land Rover Canada. “It underlines even further our great pride to be involved as the presenting partner.”

Tickets for the Closing Ceremony start at $60 and are available through the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 website.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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