20 Toronto concerts to check out this October

Oct 4 2017, 10:12 pm

Fall is in the air, and Toronto is buzzing with excitement.

And with events and festivals happening every other day, there’s plenty to be excited about.

To help kick off the new season (and the new month), we recommend checking out at least one of the amazing concerts scheduled for Toronto this month.

From the catchy sounds of Vance Joy to the legendary rock icons Guns N’ Roses, check out who’s hitting the stages of Toronto this October.

Harry Styles

Former One Direction band member and incredibly talented English singer-songwriter, Harry Styles will be hitting up Toronto this fall as part of his first solo tour.

When:  October 4, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $205


The iconic trio will be paying Toronto a visit this fall as part of their Middle Of Everywhere World Tour. The tour is in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary and will feature all of their classic pop hits including “MMMbop”, “I Will Come to You” and “Where’s the Love” as well as some newly released tracks.

When: October 4, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
Tickets: Available online from $74 to $148


The incredibly talented Halsey will be bringing her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour to the ACC this month as part of the release of her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. She’ll be joined on stage with PartyNextDoor and Charlie XCX. as her opening acts.

When: October 4, 8 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online from $150

Kid Cudi

The ever-so-talented Kid Cudi will be making a stop at Toronto’s Rebel Complex this month as part of his North American tour Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin. Aside from his new tracks, we guarantee he’ll play some of his classic hits like “Day ‘N’ Nite” and “Pursuit of Happiness”.

When: October 4, 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online from $68 to $135

Future Islands

Put on your dancing shoes Toronto, American synthpop band Future Islands will be making a stop at the iconic Massey Hall this month, to perform their feet stomping hits “Seasons” and “Ran”.

When: October 6, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $39.50–$59.50


Relive the days of your teenage angst as you rock out to rock band Paramore at Massey Hall this month. Aside from singing their chart-topping hits “Misery Business” and “Still Into You”the band will also be playing their newly released tracks including “Hard Times”.

When: October 13, 7 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Tickets available online from $92 to $233

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & CNCO

Things are going to be heating up at the ACC this month, as the ever-so-talented Enrique Iglesias will be stopping by with Pitbull and CNCO. Get ready for an evening of chart-topping hits and plenty of dancing.

When: October 14, 7:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre
Tickets: Available online from $59 to $416


The pop singer returns to the road for the first time since 2013, to celebrate her most recent album, Rainbow. Her fans can enjoy an evening of pop ballads and a whole lot of glitter.
When: October 16, 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online from $85 to $457

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. brings his The Party Never Dies tour to Toronto this month, his first string of shows in five years with a full band. The trek stretches across North America and the UK.

When: October 17, 8 pm
The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
Tickets: Available online from $20


LANY, the three-piece dream pop band from LA, will be performing at the Danforth Music Hall this month, performing their popular hits that will transport you to the sunshine coast. Get ready for a night of non-stop grooving.

When: October 18, 7 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
Available online from $131 to $194

Foster the People

The band that became popular with the hit “Pumped Up Kicks”, which has been viewed more than 300 million times online, will be making an appearance at Rebel to promote their third album Sacred Hearts Club.

When: October 19, 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online from $42 to $65

The War on Drugs

American indie rockers The War on Drugs are back on the road.  The band, which formed in 2005, will be playing back-to-back concerts this month, and although tickets are currently sold out, you might be able to find some last minute tickets the day of.

When: October 21 & 22, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Are sold out

Jessie J

The outspoken Jessie J returns to rock the city to perform a more intimate performance and to promote her new single “Think About That”The singer-songwriter is on a 13-date tour across North America, Asia and Europe. You can catch her at the Mod Club later this month.

When: October 23, 8 pm
Where: Mod Club, 722 College Street
Tickets: Available online from $57


Vancouver born rockers Japandroids are on the road this month and will be performing a set at Toronto’s Massey Hall, including tracks from the duo’s latest record, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. 

When: October 24, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $18.95–$39.50

Fall Out Boy

The band that needs no introduction, Fall Out Boy will be stopping in Toronto as part of its Mania tour later this month. You can expect to hear tracks from the band’s latest studio album as well as some classic hits like “Centuries” and “Sugar, We’re Going Down”

When: October 25, 7 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online from $35 to $260

Vance Joy

Australian born singer-songwriter Vance Joy will be back in Toronto later this month to perform his ridiculously catch tracks “Riptide” and “Mess is Mine”. The live performance will be sure to feature Vance Joy’s new single, “Lay it on Me,” which was released earlier this year.

When: October 26, 8 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: Available online from $50 to $60


The ever so popular Alt-J will be performing to two back-to-back crowds at Massey Hall this fall following the release of their third album, Relaxer.

When: October 27 & 28
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $125 to $383

Guns N’ Roses

Come and witness legendary icons Slash and Axl Rose and the crew rock out on stage to some of the greatest rock songs of all time. The band will play two back-to-back shows in Toronto as part of their Not In This Lifetime tour.

When: October 29 & 30, 7:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online from $159 to $1020

Tori Amos

Treat your ears to an evening of incredible music from singer-songwriter Tori Amos. The veteran performer is back on the road to promote her her 15th studio effort, Native Invader with a massive North American tour.

When: October 30, 7:30 pm
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Tickets: Available online from $68 to $288

Katy Perry

Katy Perry will also be in Toronto for two back-to-back shows this month to promote her new album Witness and perform her chart-topping hits during her Witness world tour. Get ready for an evening of crazy costume changes, insane light shows, and plenty of dancing.

When: October 31 & November 1, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Tickets: Available online starting at $66

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