El Mocambo owner Michael Wekerle hopes the Rolling Stones will play their grand opening

'I've reached out to their management team when I was in Prague'

In March 1977, the Rolling Stones staged a legendary surprise show at the beloved El Mocambo.

Now, after 41 years, the venue has been revived at Spadina and College with the iconic neon palm tree sign and all. Canadian businessman Michael Wekerle will be reopening the Toronto nightclub this spring after five years of dormancy and at least $20 million worth of renovations.

Over the weekend, Wekerle told the Toronto Sun that he hopes to have the Rolling Stones hit the stage once again at the El Mo’s grand opening.
 


The band is also rumoured to be touring in North America around the time of the venue’s official relaunch. “I’m hoping and crossing my fingers,” Wekerle told the Sun. “I’ve reached out to their management team when I was in Prague to go see them.”