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21 Toronto concerts to check out in February

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Feb 01, 2017 12:58 am 416

Things are starting to heat up in Toronto.

At music venues anyway.

February has a stacked list of artists rolling through for concerts, and every genre is covered. From the Chili Peppers to beloved Sampha, get ready to enjoy some live music this month.

Let music be your valentine!

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AFI

Just weeks after the release of AFI’s much-anticipated The Blood Album, the multiplatinum band is headlining a North American tour this month.

Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $36.50 to $48. All ages

Alter Bridge

The Last Hero tour stops into Toronto this month, as hard rock titans Alter Bridge celebrate their return to the top ten on the Billboard charts.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
When: Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $29.50 to 40. All ages

Blue Rodeo

Over their 30 year career, Blue Rodeo has sold more than 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, and been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. They’ll be hitting the stage in Toronto twice in February.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: Thursday, February 2 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online from $59.50 to $62.50. All ages

LYON

LYON’s voice is sweet, yet distinctive. The Toronto-born indie artist has released her EP “Falling Up,” and is in town for a homecoming gig.

Where: Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide Street West
When: Thursday, February 2 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online from $10 to $15. 19+

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli is more than just a hip hop recording artist. The Brooklyn-based musician is known for his work with Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey), Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. This is a rare appearance by a music legend on “The 7 Tour.”

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: Friday, February 3 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $29.50. 19+

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are back. On the heels of the release of their latest album The Getaway, the boys are returning to Toronto at the Air Canada Centre this week.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
When: Saturday, February 4 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Cœur de Pirate

Cœur de pirate (or Beatrice Martin) is one of the most adored Quebecois musicians. Singing in French and English, Martin is bound to put a spell on you with her musical charm.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: Saturday, February 4 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $37.75 to $48. 19+

Delhi 2 Dublin

The most funky, fusion infused show you’ll ever go to is bound to be Delhi 2 Dublin. The band combines Bhangra, Electronic, Funk, Celtic music, Hip Hop, and Dub Reggae, spinning tunes unlike anything else in the world.

Where: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $15. 19+

Léon

Léon has only released one major EP, Sleep Deprived, but the Swedish singer/songwriter has already been selling out shows in North America. Catch her in the 6ix this month.

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
When: Tuesday, February 7 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $17. 19+

Valerie June and Oh Pep!

Valerie June went from Tennessee’s best kept secret to a widely heard artist in a few short years. Her mix of banjos and R&B is a unique sound that will leave you wanting more. Aussie duo Oh Pep! are unlike most female duos these days. The girls’ sound and style mixes pop, country, folk and bluegrass, creating their own style, which is evident in their debut album Stadium Cake.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: Thursday, February 9 at 8 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Banners

Hailing from Liverpool, UK, Banners’ music is influenced by artists ranging from Jeff Buckley to Arcade Fire. Banners’ tracks “Shine a Light” and “Start A Riot” have generated over 40 million streams, and you can see both tracks live this month.

Where: The Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: Friday, February 10 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Us The Duo

After two emerging solo artists randomly collided, they fell in love and combined their talent. And so, Us The Duo was formed. Last year, they released their latest album Just Love, and are touring the album across North America this winter.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: Saturday, February 11 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $25 to $35. All ages

Sampha

After being active in the music industry for years, Sampha is finally releasing his debut album Process next month. The South London native was first featured on SBTRKT’s album, and has since worked with everyone from Drake to Kanye. He’s in town for two back-to-back shows this month.

Where: The Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 at 8 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Tove Lo

The second Swedish artist in town this month is Tove Lo. The electro-pop singer released her second studio album Lady Wood, featuring lead single “Cool Girl,” and you’ll probably “Stay High” during her upcoming show.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: Friday, February 17 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $45.50. All ages

Big Wreck

Platinum-selling rock giants Big Wreck are on a massive North American headline tour with Ascot Royals. The 36-cities tour coincides with Big Wreck’s release Grace Street, their fifth full length album.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online from $39.50 to $55. All ages

Black Atlass

Black Atlass takes his Haunted Paradise album on the road for the first time ever with a series of intimate North American live dates kicking off right here in Toronto. The Montreal-based artist is signed on Fool’s Gold Records.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: Friday, February 17 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $15. 19+

SonReal

Juno and MMVA nominated artist SonReal is on the road with his No Warm Up headlining tour. The Canadian-rapper’s approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base, and it’s only the beginning for the young artist.

Where: Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: Saturday, February 18 at 6 pm
Tickets: Available online at $20. 19+

Run The Jewels

American hip-hop group Run the Jewels are back in Toronto this month. The physical copy of their third album, Run the Jewels 3, was released in January, and the duo (featuring El-P and Killer Mike) are now on the road with Gaslamp Killer and Spark Master Tape.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: Sunday, February 19 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Tchami

French house music producer Tchami may not be a household name, but he’s co-written one massive you’ve definitely danced to: “Turn Down for What.” Yes, the Lil Jon track. Tchami is touring his own sounds during his “Prophecy Tour.”

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: Saturday, February 25 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out.

Billy Talent

Warner Music Canada recording artists Billy Talent are starting off their year on a high note, heading out on a coast-to-coast Canadian tour that will take them all the way across the country. They are in Toronto this month.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: Monday, February 27 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $40.50 to $70.50. All ages

Thundercat

LA’s Virtuoso bassist and singer-songwriter Thundercat is multi-genre producer. With three albums, and a Grammy to his name, Thundercat’s talent is one that you will remember when you first hear it especially on stage.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online from $15 to $22.50. 19+


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

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