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15 Toronto concerts to check out in April

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Mar 29, 2017 7:22 am 515

Happy spring, Toronto!

As we head closer to summer, we’ll see more shows and bands coming to town. Until then, here’s a look at what’s ahead in terms of live music this month.

From big electronic artists to local talent, April will be a sweet sounding month.

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Sohn

London native Christopher Taylor, aka SOHN, returns to Toronto as he tours his latest album, Rennen. The electronic/ambient producer broke into the scene back in 2014 with his single “Artifice,” which lead way for the Brit to work with other artists like Banks and Aquilo.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.
When: April 1 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at 20. 19+

Said The Whale

Vancouver’s Said The Whale have a new album coming out, and it’s their first in four years. So the excitement is real with these guys, who have two upcoming shows in Toronto, one of which is this month.

Where: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West
When: April 1 at 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $18.50. 19+

Big Sean

After opening for Rhianna and J. Cole, American rapper Big Sean headlines his own tour, and lands at Rebel this month. The “I Don’t Fuck with You” singer is touring his latest album I Decided.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson
When: April 2 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $49.50.

John Mayer

It’s been a while since we’ve see John Mayer in Toronto. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter returns to the city with his “Search for Everything World Tour,” which marks the first solo trek for the bluesy pop heartthrob since 2014.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: April 3 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $39.50 to $125.

Andrew McMahon

Singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is on the road after the release of his second solo album Zombies on Broadway. McMahon, who leads the band Jack’s Mannequin, tours solo as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen St East
When: April 4 at 6 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Richard Ashcroft

Ex-Verve lead singer Richard Ashcroft finally came out with his fifth solo album, These People, last summer. He’s back on the road, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
When: April 4 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $60. 19+

Bon Jovi

Ohhhhh, we’re halfway there. Well, we are more than halfway to Bon Jovi’s next concert at the Air Canada Centre. The rock & rollers returns to Toronto on April 10 during their “This House Is Not For Sale Tour” as their only Canadian stop.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: April 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $29.

PJ Harvey

The incredibly talented PJ Harvey is coming to Toronto for a highly anticipated show this month. The English singer/songwriter, poet, and composer released her first album back in 1992, and is now touring her latest release, The Hope Six Demolition Project.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: April 13 at 8:30 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

WHY?

American hip-hop/indie rock band WHY? is back on the road after releasing Moh Lhean. Lead by charismatic singer Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, WHY? often puts on a show you won’t forget.

Where: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West
When: April 17 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $18.50. 19+

Good Charlotte

With all the 90s bands returning, it was only a matter of time before Good Charlotte came back. After starting out in 1996, the band released Youth Authority almost 20 years later, and they’re taking the album on the road.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
When: April 19 at 6 pm
Tickets: Available online at $52.50. 19+

Charlotte Day Wilson

Toronto’s Charlotte Day Wilson might be one of the city’s best kept secrets. Her haunting voice and smooth beats is a mix of Sade and Lapsley, and her debut EP CDW is full of gems. From her single “Work” to her collab with BADBADNOTGOOD in “In Your Eyes,” Day Wilson is one artist to keep on your radar, or to check out this month.

Where: Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: April 19 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $20. 19+

Explosions in The Sky

Austin instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky return to our city to support their latest release The Wilderness. With seven albums to their name the band is perhaps best remembered for their contributions to the soundtrack for Friday Night Lights, both during its run on TV and its appearance on the big screen.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson
When: April 23 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $35.50. 19+

Bonobo

One of today’s most eclectic producers, Bonobo is back with a mesmerizing set. Touring his sixth and latest album Migration, Bonobo’s music will keep you dancing. This is one show to catch this month.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
When: April 24 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Clean Bandit

Grammy Award winning dance group Clean Bandit are known for their chart-topping single “Rather Be.” The British electronic group is bringing that single, along with the rest of their album New Eyes, to Toronto this month during their North American headline tour.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne
When: April 24 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $27.50.

Tycho

American ambient music producer Tycho received a Grammy nomination for his album Epoch. Known for his singles “Adrift,” and “Awake,” Tycho has also remixed tracks by Thievery Corporation and Death Cab for Cutie. Catch him in town this month.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: April 29 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online from $29.50 to $45.


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

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