10 Montreal concerts to check out in April

Mar 28 2017, 5:41 pm

Happy spring, Montreal!

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 old school bands, it will be a sweet sounding month.

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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: Bell Centre
When: April 1 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $72.50 to $116.50.

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 an upcoming show in Montreal this month.

Where: Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur Est
When: April 6 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $17. 18+


Montreal’s Fuck Cancer event features Matoma. The fundraising event requires the purchase of a t-shirt rather than a ticket. Fuck Cancer shirts come in different colours, representative of various cancer ribbons. You MUST be wearing your t-shirt to enter the party.

Where: Theatre Berri / Le Quartier, 1280 Rue Saint-Denis
When: April 8 at 10 pm
Tickets: Available in forms of t-shirts online at $30.

Def Leppard

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, old schoolers Def Leppard will be joined by bands Poison and Tesla on their four Canadian dates.

Where: Bell Centre
When: April 10 at 6 pm
Tickets: Available online from $39.75 to $159.50.

Cyril Hahn

Vancouver-based Cyril Hahn is probably most known for the ever-popular Destiny’s Child remix of “Say My Name.” He’s since released two popular EP’s Perfect Form (2013) and Voices (2014), and collabored both with up & coming vocalists like Shy Girls, while hitting the road for festivals and headlining tours.

Where: Newspeak Montreal, 1403 Rue Sainte Élisabeth
When: April 13 at 10 pm
Tickets: Available online at $15.

PJ Harvey

The incredibly talented PJ Harvey is coming to Montreal for two VERY highly anticipated shows 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: Metropolis, 59 St Catherine Est
When: April 14 and 15 at 7 pm
Tickets: Sold out on April 15, tickets for April 14 are available online for $72.50.

Dixie Chicks

American country band Dixie Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards, released 7 studio albums, all while creating a little political controversy along the way. The trio are back on the road with their DCX MMXVII World Tour, which first began back in 2016.

Where: Bell Centre
When: April 15 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $72.50 to $148.

Allan Rayman

If you haven’t heard Allan Rayman yet, do yourself a favour and click play above. This incredibly talented artist released his album Roadhouse 01 in March, and has since embarked on a headline tour. Rayman recently opened for James Vincent McMorrow, allowing some crowds to hear his soulful sounds. Definitely one not to miss this month.

Where: La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent
When: April 19 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $23.45 to $32.95.

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: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre Street
When: April 22 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $17.85.


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

Where: Metropolis, 59 St Catherine Est
When: April 25 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $35.

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