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32 concerts in Toronto to check out in October

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Sep 29, 2016 10:00 pm

The weather is changing outside, but things are heating up inside concert venues this month.

Toronto sees the return of Drake, along with some massive names like Adele and Sia. But there are over 30 shows happening in the city, so check out your October concerts, Toronto!

Ash

Tim Wheeler and the gang are back, and touring the 20th anniversary of their debut album 1977. Since then, Ash has released five studio albums including 2015’s Kablammo! The Northern Irish lads are on tour with Kestrels.

When: Saturday, October 1 at 6 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre – 722 College Street
Tickets: Available online at $26.50. 19+

Glass Animals

Brits Glass Animals are bound to make you dance. The band has a talent for layering instruments and sounds. The result is a distinct sound heard throughout their debut album, Zaba, along with their latest release, How to Be a Human Being.

When: Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
Where: Sound Academy – 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online at $36. All ages

What So Not

Originally an electronic duo with Flume, What So Not is now solo producer Emoh Instead (Chris Emerson)’s project. In August, What So Not released the Divide & Conquer EP, and he’s currently on tour with the project – along with his three previous EPs.

When: Sunday, October 2 at 7 pm
Where: The Hoxton – 69 Bathurst Street
Tickets: Sold out online, but limited tickets may be available at the door. 19+

Adele

Since her album 19 back in 2008, Adele has been unstoppable. The young brit rose to fame throughout her next two albums, 2011’s 21 and last year’s 25. And clearly, everyone in Toronto – and their mothers – want to see Adele live as she’s sold-out four shows at the Air Canada Centre this month. Hello!

When: Monday, October 3, Tuesday, October 4, Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7 at 8 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre – 50 Bay Street
Tickets: Good luck.

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. Be prepared for an epic evening of two sets, with an intermission.

When: Monday, October 3 at 8:30 pm
Where: Massey Hall – 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Sold out, but keep checking back as tickets may be available closer to show date.

Boyce Avenue

Boyce Avenue rose to superstar status a few years ago courtesy of their wildly popular YouTube channels. The band, made up of brothers Daniel, Fabian, and Alejandro Manzano, upload original material and cover songs (like their awesome version of Adele’s “Hello”), and their videos have been seen more than a billion times online. This is the new date from their rescheduled show on May 18 – all tickets from the earlier date will be honoured.

When: Tuesday, October 4 at 6 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online at $27.50. All ages

Bastille

Indie Brit Pop band Bastille are relatively new to the scene, with two albums released since 2013. But the award winning band have sold over 8 million records worldwide, and have some of the most recognizable tracks of the past years. “Pompeii” singalong, anyone?

When: Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Available online from $35 to $45. All ages

Post Malone

Rapper Austin Richard Post (aka Post Malone) scored a modest hit last year with “White Iverson” which led to a spot opening for Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour. Malone and Bieber have since collaborated on “Deja Vu,” the lead single from his upcoming album Stoney. Toronto’s own Jazz Cartier will open for Malone on his fall tour.

When: Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm
Where: Sound Academy – 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online for $30. All ages

James Blake

Three albums and world domination, James Blake is one of the biggest names in the electronic music world. The award-winning musician has been featured in many music projects from Drake to Frank Ocean and Beyonce. With his dance/bass styles incomparable to anyone else in the industry right now, we won’t be surprised if this one sells out – especially considering this is the perfect venue for Blake.

When: Friday, October 7 at 7 pm
Where: Massey Hall – 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $42 to $52. All ages

Drake

The 6 God returns. After a massively successful and almost always sold-out Summer Sixteen tour, Drake is back home for two shows over the Thanksgiving weekend. Drake’s tour stopped through this summer as part of OVO Fest, but we can never get enough. And for those who missed out on the summer tour, tickets are still available for these shows! Get on it, now!

When: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at 6:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre – 50 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online from $49.50 to $179.50. All ages

DJ Shadow

Josh Davis is back in Toronto! The man better known as DJ Shadow has been taking the electronic world by storm since he emerged in the early 90’s. He released his fifth studio album The Mountain Will Fall in June, and is the follow-up to 2011’s The Less You Know, the Better. The album featured Run the Jewels, Nils Frahm, and others. The legendary producer is known for his live performances, so don’t miss it.

When: Saturday, October 8 at 9 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online from $35 to $50. 19+

Tom Odell

English singer/songwriter Tom Odell might be known for his single “Another Love,” or his recently released video for “Here I am” which features Kevin Spacey. The talented young musician’s latest studio album Wrong Crowd came out earlier this year, and Odell is now on the road with our lucky stop this month.

When: Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre – 722 College Street
Tickets: Sold out.

Boy & Bear

Sydney’s Boy & Bear will say “g’day” to Toronto on October 14. The band has topped the charts in their native country with all three of their studio albums and have collected 5 ARIA awards (the Australian equivalent of the Grammy) since 2011. They are on the road with their 2015 release Limit of Love.

When: Friday, October 14 at 8 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online at $27. 19+

Jack Garratt

British artist-producer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt brings his live one-man show to the Commodore in September. Concert goers can expect to hear songs from Garratt’s self-written, self-performed, self-recorded, and largely self-produced debut album Phase.

When: Saturday, October 15 at 8 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online at $27. All ages

Bob Moses

Vancouver babes Bob Moses are back in the 6ix for a show at the Danforth Music Hall after their appearance at Time Festival this past August. With their debut album, Days Gone By, released in September, expect to hear a lot of epic electo-pop fusions like their singles “Talk” and “Too Much Is Never Enough.”

When: Saturday, October 15 at 8 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Available online from $21.50 to $30. All ages

Die Antwoord

Cape Town’s biggest music export is arguably duo Die Antwoord. Rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser are unforgettable live performers, and their music incorporates elements of the “zef” culture. The duo released Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid in September, and are on tour promoting the record with a string of sold-out shows, including our very own.

When: Sunday, October 16 at 7 pm
Where: Sound Academy – 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Sold out.

M83

Electronic pop artist Anthony Gonzalez is on tour to support his latest release Junk. Junk is M83’s seventh studio album. Gonzalez’s album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was one of the most successful electronic albums in 2011, with its single “Midnight City” really making waves that year. We can’t wait for this one.

When: Monday, October 17 at 8 pm
Where: Sound Academy – 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online at $35. All ages

Gallant

One of the most soulful voices is in Toronto this month. Hailing from Washington, D.C, Gallant has emerged as one of the best new artists last year with his huge single “Weight in Gold.” His shows have been selling out across North America, and this one is no exception.

When: Monday, October 17 at 8 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre – 722 College Street
Tickets: Sold out.

Sum 41

Multiplatinum punk rockers Sum 41 are bringing their Don’t Call It a Sum-Back Tour home this month. The Ontario boys announced plans to release their sixth full-length album, 13 Voices. The new album, which was crowd-funded through PledgeMusic, coincides with their latest North American tour. Are you ready for some Fat Lip? Welcome back, Deryck Whibley & the gang!

When: Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Limited availability online from $33.50 to $86. 19+

Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty

Rae Sremmurd are back in the city, and with them is new fave Lil Yachty. Sremmurd is California brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmmy, who are no strangers to Toronto. Having been featured at NXNE last year, it will be great to see the guys back on stage at Sound Academy. And of course, Lil Yachty will be there too – which is a nice bonus.

When: Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm
Where: Sound Academy – 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online at $32. All ages

Charlie Puth

YouTube star Charlie Puth has been making a big name for himself in the music industry. His debut single “Marvin Gaye” features vocals by Megan Trainor, and topped charts globally. Puth’s debut album Nine Track Mind was released in January, and he’s currently touring the hit record.

When: Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Available online at $35 to $45. All ages

Phantogram

New York dream pop/electronic band Phantogram are touring their upcoming release, Three, which is out on October 7. Following the success of their two previous studio albums, Voices and Eyelid Movies, the band toured immensely for a few years. They also kept busy with their side project Big Grams, which if you’re a fan, you should definitely check out!

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 8 pm
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online at $36. 19+

Regina Spektor

New York City’s Regina Spektor began her music career back in 2001 in the anti-folk scene in NY. She self-released her debut 11:11 back then, and released her seventh and latest album Remember Us to Life on September 30. Expect some new, and old, tracks at her show this month.

When: Wednesday, October 20 at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 190 Princes’ Blvd.
Tickets: Sold out.

YG

Compton rapper YG is on his North American “Fuck Donald Trump Tour” which stops in Toronto this month. The tour follows the release of YG’s sophomore LP Still Brazy. The 26-year-old had his first major debut in 2009 when he worked with Ty Dolla Sign on “Toot It and Boot It.” He’s since signed with Def Jam Recordings and released several mixed tapes. Still Brazy was released earlier this summer with his single “Why You Always Hatin?” premiering on OVO Radio.

When: Friday, October 21 at 8 pm
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street
Tickets: Available online at $34.50.

Gord Downie

In September, the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie announced two special live shows in conjunction with the release of Secret Path – the forthcoming  album, graphic novel, and film. After a highly successful Canadian tour earlier this year, this may be your last chance to catch Downie on stage.

When: Friday, October 21 at 8 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe Street
Tickets: Limited availability online from $50 – $1000. All ages

Sia

Seven albums and several world tours, Sia is now on a massive arena tour with Miguel and AlunaGeorge. The “Nostalgic for the Present Tour” includes 23 North American dates, with Toronto and Montreal marking their only two Canadian stops. Sia’s hit singles include “I’m in Here”, as well as the recent “Chandelier.”

When: Saturday, October 22 at 7 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre – 40 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online from $35 to $149.50. All ages

Wet

Brooklyn dream pop band Wet are back on the road, and will be in Toronto again this month. The band released their debut album Don’t You earlier this year, and its an indie  melodic success from start to finish.

When: Sunday, October 23 at 8 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre – 722 College Street
Tickets: Available online at $21. All ages

Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth

Two of Canada’s most beloved and best-selling bands, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth featuring Edwin, announced a legendary cross-Canada tour, and our 90’s selves couldn’t believe it. Having toured together back in the 90’s with their albums Naveed (OLP) and Dig(IME), the bands reunite 20 years later to perform together once again.

When: Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm
Where: Massey Hall – 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $49.50 to $79.50. All ages

Tegan and Sara

Having just released their eighth studio album Love You To Death to rave reviews, the Quin twins are now off to their fall tour. Tegan and Sara are talented multinstrumentalists who are also incredible to watch live. Fans are in for a treat with this one!

When: Friday, October 28 at 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall – 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Sold out.

July Talk

Toronto’s alternative/blues band July Talk return for two homecoming shows at the Danforth Music Hall this October. July Talk’s newest album Touch was released in September. Their powerful first single “Push + Pull” has already spent a month atop the Alt Radio Chart in Canada. Their first show is sold-out, and a second show has been added on October 28 – but that is pretty much also sold out. Welcome home, guys!

When: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Sold out on the 29, and very limited tickets available online for the 28 at $29.50. All ages

Grouplove

Might want to sleep at the Danforth Music Hall if you check out July Talk, because Grouplove takes over the venue on the 30. (Just kidding, please don’t sleep there). The indie pop band made us all dance and smile with their catchy single “Tongue Tied” back in 2011, and they continue to do so with their latest album Big Mess.

When: Sunday, October 30 at 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Available online from $30.50 to $36. All ages

LANY

LA-based trio LANY return for their headlining show and The Kinda Tour. Together since 2014, they have put together some incredibly catchy tunes (see above) and have recently released their 6 track EP, Kinda.

When: Sunday, October 30 at 7 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre – 722 College Street
Tickets: Available online from $18.50 to $23. All ages

 


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

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