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10 Montreal concerts to check out in May

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Apr 28, 2017 6:37 am 1,564

Concert season is about to kick it in high gear.

Besides the upcoming spring showers, May will be bringing in some highly anticipated shows to Montreal this month. So it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, these gigs are bound to heat up your month.

May the force of music be with you!

Jazz Cartier

The rapper known for his crowd surfing, stage diving, and crowd walking antics is back. Toronto’s Jazz Cartier starts off May’s concert lists, and he’s one rapper to catch live this summer. Get ready to feel his energy.

Where: Le Belmont sur le Boulevard, 4483 Boulevard Saint Laurent
When: May 3 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $25.50 to $29.75.

Mac DeMarco

Canadian fave Mac DeMarco is back with a fourth album, set to be released on May 5. The indie rocker is touring This Old Dog, along with his other releases this month. Check out his “jizz jazz” sounds at Metropolis!

Where: Metropolis, 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
When: May 11 at 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $34.

Paul Van Dyk

A year since his massive fall from a stage in Amsterdam, German producer Paul van Dyk returns to the music scene with a bang. He released his single “Touched by Heaven,” and after his miraculous recovery, van Dyk is back on the road.

Where: New Gas City, 950 Rue Ottawa
When: May 13 at 10 pm
Tickets: Available online at $16. 18+

Jason Mraz

American singer-songwriter and overall heartthrob Jason Mraz is ready to woo Montreal with his charm. The multi Grammy Award winner has five studio albums, and enough singles to have you singing the whole way through.

Where: Theatre St-Denis, 1594 Rue Saint-Denis
When: May 18 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $78.75 to $98.75.

The xx

After what seems like a major absence, three years to be exact, The xx are finally back on tour and will stop in Montreal soon. Our May stop is part of the band’s North American tour, which kicked off in April, and celebrates the release of the band’s third album, I See You.

Where: Plaine des Jeux (Parc Jean-Drapeau) 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
When: May 24 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $62.50 to $68.

Chance the Rapper

One of music’s hottest rap artists returns this spring. Fresh off of three Grammy wins, Chance the Rapper hits Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on May 24 as part of his upcoming spring tour.

Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
When: May 25 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $58 to $133.

The 1975

Last fall, British glam rockers The 1975 announced their North American tour in support of their latest album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. And they finally arrive this month.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
When: May 26 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $58 to $63.

Norah Jones

Everyone’s favourite jazz artist, Norah Jones is back with her smooth voice and Grammy Award winning songs. She plays a highly anticipated concert in the city this month.

Where: Place des Arts, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine
When: May 28 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $100.50 to $124.50.

The Weeknd

Toronto’s The Weeknd is back in Canada this month. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling music artist, kicked off his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour earlier this year, and he finally lands in Montreal in May.

Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
When: May 30 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $52.25 to $197.

Sigur Rós

The Icelandic rockers are on the road promoting Kevikur, their first album to not feature founding member Kjartan Sveinsson. But Sigur Rós are doing just fine as a threesome; the band were featured on an episode of Game of Thrones, and their live shows continue to stun fans globally. They are in town for two mesmerizing shows this month.

Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine
When: May 30 and 31 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $50 to $111.50.


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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Senior Staff Writer, music aficionado, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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