Let’s be honest; unless you have a soft spot for Valentine’s Day (ugh), there’s nothing particularly great about the depressingly dark and inhumanely cold days of February.
But if there is ever a reason to emerge from the depths of a perpetual Netflix binge and change out of your well-worn sweats, it’s for a concert.
Here are 7 Montreal concerts to check out in February.
Black Veil Brides
If you’d rather swap the Super Bowl for a little goth metal performed by a band once called “the most controversial band in the universe,” hit Mtelus for a show by L.A.’s Black Veil Brides.
When: Sunday, February 4 at 6 pm
Tickets: Available online at $58 to $84
If heavy metal is your thing, veterans of the genre, Machine Head, hit Club Soda this month for a Tuesday evening that’s decidedly more high energy than your typical.
When: Sunday, February 11 at 8 pm
Where: Club Soda
Tickets: Available online at $32.25 to $36 in advance / $36.25 at the door
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Former Oasis co-lead Noel Gallagher prove he can’t and won’t stop, as the British artist makes a Montreal stop for his Who Built the Moon tour, which takes his traditional sounds to a slightly more psychedelic place.
When: Sunday, February 18 at 8 pm
Where: Place des Arts
Tickets: Available online at $63 to $389
Canadian singer Alan Doyle – best known as the lead singer of the former east coast folk band Great Big Sea – performs at Corona Theatre as part of his nearly four month-long North American tour.
When: Friday, February 23 at 8 pm
Where: Corona Theatre
Tickets: Available online at $35.50
Celebrating David Bowie
After a super successful, sold-out overseas tour, “Celebrating David Bowie” hits Canada to keep the iconic musician’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.
When: Saturday, February 17 at 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available online at $57.50 to $77.50
Steve Aoki and Desiigner
Warm up to the sounds of Grammy nominated producer and DJ Steve Aoki during his Montreal stop of his North American Kolony Tour with rapper and producer Desiigner.
When: Saturday, February 17 at 7 pm
Where: New City Gas
Tickets: Available online at $35 to $70
Rising rock star Laura Pergolizzi – who is better known as LP and used to write for musicians like the Backstreet Boys – will shake up your hump day when she graces the stage at Mtelus this month.
When: Wednesday, February 17 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available online at $197 to $244