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11 Montreal concerts to check out this August

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Erin Davis Jul 31, 2017 6:05 am 248

Don’t listen to the “back to school” ads on the radio – we still have the whole month of August ahead of us before the first Tuesday after Labour Day hits like a slap in the face.

And lucky for us, the rest of the summer is packed with a pretty solid concert lineup that you’ll want to drop those precious dollars on.

These are the best concerts to hit Montreal in August.

Mura Masa 

 

Just weeks after releasing his self-titled album, Guernsey. U.K.-born DJ, electronic music producer and songwriter Mura Masa brings his dance-worthy beats to Montreal.

When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8 pm
Where: Corona Theatre
Tickets:
Available online

Osheaga

 

With no shortage of both wardrobe and photo ops, in addition to a lineup that includes acts like The Arkells, The Weeknd, Broken Social Scene, Lorde, Foster the People and Liam Gallagher, you’ll find the city’s cool kids at Osheaga.

When: Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets:
Available online at various prices

Coldplay

 

Seven-time Grammy Award winning British rock band Coldplay will hit Montreal for their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which sees the beloved group stop in Canada for the time in five years.

When: Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9 at 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Tickets: Available online

Khalid

 

You can be one of the first to check out rising R&B star Khalid when he hits Metropolis on August 8, before the 19-year-old catapults to even bigger fame.

When: Tuesday, August 8
Where:
Metropolis
Tickets: Available online 

Ilsoniq Festival

 

If you have a thing for beats and high-energy partygoers, you’ll find them at Ilesoniq Festival, a massive three-day festival of all things EDM.

When: Thursday, August 10 to Saturday, August 12
Where:
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Tickets: Available online

One Republic 

 

One Republic is one of those bands that you don’t realize how many of their songs you actually know until they start performing them – always a welcome thing at concerts.

When: Friday, August 11 at 7 pm 
Where:
Bell Centre
Tickets:
Available online

Keith Urban

 

If you have a soft spot for country music, put on those cowboy boots and plaid shirts and hit the Bell Centre to catch Keith Urban on Saturday, August 12.

When:
Saturday, August 12 at 8 pm 
Where:
Bell Centre
Tickets:
Available online

Shawn Mendes

 

Homegrown Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes will hit the Bell Centre stage to show us that there’s “Nothing holdin’ him back” from being as big as his Canadian counterparts Justin Bieber, Drake or The Weeknd.

When: Monday, August 14 at 7:30 
Where:
Bell Centre
Tickets: Available online

Guns N’ Roses

 

Get ready to lose your voice; the legendary American hard rock band will perform at Jean Drapeau Park as part of the sixth and final leg of their Not in this Lifetime Tour.

When: August 19 at 7 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: Available online

Kendrick Lamar

 

The Compton rapper is bringing his lyrical fervour to Montreal this summer as part of the 17-city The DAMN. Tour, and he’ll be accompanied by YG and Big Baby D.R.A.M.

When: Thursday, August 24 at 7:30
Where: Bell Centre
Tickets: Available online 

Bruno Mars

 

If you’re looking for a high-energy (and teenybopper-filled) dance party, Bruno Mars will hit Montreal in support of his new album 24K Magic.

When: Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 at 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Tickets: Available online

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Erin Davis

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