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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mystery deepens: Metallica to play Halifax, but Molson isn't presenter

Is Harold MacKay involved?

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2011 at 3:33 PM

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I just got off the phone with Brian Harriman, a vice president for Molson/Coors' Atlantic division, and he tells me definitively that Molson is not putting on a Metallica show---or any other show for that matter---in Halifax. "Of course we'd like to sell beer there," he says, "but we're not a presenter."

This contradicts The Coast's earlier report that Molson had hired Harold MacKay to put on a Metallica show.

But wait, there's more. Harriman says that Molson has asked Dave MacKay, Harold MacKay's son, to clarify the issue.

"Apparently they're going to put a press release out on Monday," says Harriman. "We went back to them and said, 'Why does this keep surfacing? We're not presenting Metallica.' We were thinking it was coming directly from them."

That seems to suggest that, yes, the MacKays are somehow involved with a Metallica show, but that Molson isn't. And a Monday press release from the MacKays aligns with a report from Atlantic Canada Rocks that "the Metallica show scheduled for July 14th on Citadel Hill will be announced Monday."

You tell me: How is it possible that any potential vendor in Halifax would deal with Harold MacKay?

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