Must-See Toronto Shows This Spring

No need to rush our way into summer

With tropical-esque Canadian weather around the corner, there’s surely a lot to be excited about. While we are only a couple months away from festival season, there’s no need to try to push through spring since a ton of incredible shows are headed our way from now until late June.
 

Tycho | Massey Hall | Saturday, April 29th
Space out to some blissful, ambient music from San Francisco’s Tycho at Massey Hall.


 

Metz | Silver Dollar Room | Sunday, April 30th
What will be one for the history books, treasured indie rock group Metz close out The Silver Dollar Room on it’s last weekend open.


 

Bishop Briggs | MOD CLub | Wednesday, May 3rd
Energetic, soulful and electronic-injected Bishop Briggs is one hell of a singer who puts on an unforgettable performance.


 

Mastodon & Eagles of Death Metal | REBEL | Wednesday, May 3rd
It’s a double trouble night with heavy metal band Mastodon sharing the stage with Eagles of Death Metal at the REBEL.


 

Catfish and the Bottlemen | REBEL | Thursday, May 4th
There’s a reason Catfish & the Bottlemen make a point of coming back to Toronto every couple of months. Torontonians can’t get enough of the Welsh alt-rockers who put on a heavy-hitting show. Don’t wait until next time, catch them at REBEL May 4th.


 

Father John Misty | Royal Alexandra Theatre | May 5-6th
Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, comes to Toronto for a special, two-night event promoting his third studio record Pure Comedy. Set at the beautiful Roayl Alexandra Theatre, FJM’s show will be something of a religious experience.


 

Real Estate | Danforth Music Hall | Tuesday, May 9th
Brooklyn’s indie rock mainstays Real Estate arrive in Toronto to promote their new record In Mind on May 9th. Be prepared for a night of dreamy, laid back indie pop.


 

Ryan Adams | Massey Hall | Tuesday, May 9th
The king of sorrowful, roots-inspired folk rock has returned with a gorgeous new album Prisoner. Catch him at Massey Hall when he comes to town May 6th.


 

Perfume Genius | MOD Club | Thursday, May 11th
Seattle’s Mike Hadreas, who goes under the moniker Perfume Genius brings indie-blended chamber pop to the MOD Club.


 

Mac DeMarco | Danforth Music Hall | May 12-13th
The jizz-jazz romantic is back! Mac DeMarco headlines two sold out shows at the Danforth Music Hall May 12-12th to promote his new record This Old Dog.


 

The Jesus Mary Chain | Massey Hall | Friday, May 12th
Legendary alternative rock band from the 1980’s The Jesus Mary Chain are making the rounds again and are coming to Massey Hall for what’s likely to be an unforgettable performance.


 

The xx | Echo Beach | May 22-23rd
Due to popular demand, this dreamy electro-pop trio is heading to Toronto for two nights at the scenic Echo Beach.


 

Chance the Rapper | Budweiser Stage | Wednesday, May 24th
One of the strongest in the game right now, Chance the Rapper extended his Coloring Book tour into the spring, blessing Toronto with a stop by at the Budweiser Stage.


 

The Weeknd | Air Canada Centre | Friday, May 26th
If you haven’t yet seen The Weeknd perform, this would be your chance. With a voice like no one else, this Brampton native is bringing his latest, chart-topping album Starboy to the ACC.


 

PWR BTTM | Velvet Underground | Friday, May 26th
Queer power-pop duo PWR BTTM are set for an intimate performance at the Velvet Underground promoting their latest album Pageant.


 

Future Islands | Danforth Music Hall | Saturday, May 27th
80s nostalgia-inducing synth-pop group Future Islands are bringing their catalogue of powerful tunes from the new album The Far Field to Danforth Music Hall May 27th.


 

Sigur Ros | Echo Beach | Saturday, May 28th
Get your fix of post-rock tunes from Iceland’s Sigur Ros, coming to Echo Beach for a late May show.


 

Animal Collective | Danforth Music Hall | Saturday, May 28th
Known for their trippy 60’s inspired psych rock, Animal Collective is an experimental band from Baltimore and they’re headed to Toronto for what will be a noteworthy performance at Danforth Music Hall.


 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Massey Hall | Wed, May 31st & June 1st
Known as rock’s ‘Prince of Darkness’ Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are departing from Australia for a spring/summmer tour and dropping by Toronto along the way.


 

She-Devils | The Baby G | Friday, June 2nd
Montreal’s “cave-rock” due, She-Devils are making the short trip to Toronto for a special night at the Baby G.

 

Field Trip Music Festival | Fort York Garrison Commons | June 3-4th

Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, A Tribe Called Red and Feist are all set to perform at the fifth Field Trip Music & Arts Festival. With a renewed focus on family programming, this is the perfect event for all ages.

 

Alexisonfire | Danforth Music Hall | Jun 18-19th, 21-22nd
June brings the much anticipated return of St. Catherine’s own post-hardcore that grew to massive popularity in the 2000’s. Alexisonfire play four sold-out shows at the Danforth Music Hall the week of June 18th.

 

Jenn Grant & The Wooden Sky | Massey Hall | Friday, June 23rd
Fans who showed up for Jenn Grant’s scheduled show at The Great Hall this past winter were treated to an impromptu street performance from the Halifax-based singer-songwriter after the gig was postponed due to a safety issue. She’s since announce a makeup show has been announced for June 23 at Massey Hall with The Wooden Sky.