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8 Concerts That Need To Be On Your Radar This Month (August)

There are so many unbelievable artists coming to perform in Toronto in August!

From Fleet Foxes to Built To Spill to a triple headlining Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker show, we’re in for a treat this month.

Make sure to check out 8 concerts you won’t want to miss below.

All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.

Fleet Foxes

August 6th and 7th | Massey Hall | Tickets

Get ready for what’s sure to be an unbelievable, emotional set from Fleet Foxes at Massey Hall on August 6th and 7th. Last December, the band shared a moving live album called A Very Lonely Solstice. The 13-track career-spanning collection was recorded during a livestream in December 2020 at Brooklyn’s St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. If they bring that same energy to the stage, get ready for some tears.

Orville Peck

August 9th and 10th | Massey Hall | Tickets

Masked country crooner Orville Peck is headed to the stage at Massey Hall on August 9th and 10th in celebration of his most recent album, Bronco. “This is my most impassioned and authentic album to date,” Orville Peck explains. “I was inspired by country rock, ’60s and ’70s psychedelic, California and bluegrass with everything being anchored in country. Bronco is all about being unrestrained and the culmination of a year of touring, writing in isolation and going through and ultimately emerging from a challenging personal time.”

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker

August 12th & 13th | Massey Hall | Tickets

Get ready for an unbelievable lineup at Massey Hall on August 12th and 13th, with Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker. They’re hitting the beloved Toronto venue as part of their Wild Hearts Tour, where they’re sure to play individual material in addition to Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen’s collaboration, “Like I Used To.”

The Beths

August 14th | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Head to Lee’s Palace on August 14th to catch New Zealand indie rockers The Beths. They’re readying the release of their forthcoming album, Expert In A Dying Field, out September 16th via Carpark Records, so you’ll likely hear some unreleased tunes at this set. So far, they’ve only shared the album’s title track, “Silence Is Golden,” and “A Real Thing.”

Faye Webster

August 16th | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Looking to listen to some smooth indie rock? Head to the Danforth Music Hall on August 16th to check out Faye Webster! Webster will likely not only play tunes from <em>I Know I’m Funny haha, but she could even pull out some orchestral versions of her tracks as featured on her recent EP, Car Therapy.

Franz Ferdinand

August 17th | History | Tickets

Franz Ferdinand are headed to History on August 17th, where they’ll play tunes form their recent 20-track greatest hits album, Hits To The Head. That album featured some new tracks, including “Curious,” a danceable hit. “What’s the meaning behind the song? A mett-cure on the first page as tension enters left on a dark stage, but as our stars collide I’m curious: will you want me when you’ve got me? I’m a future seeker,” Franz Ferdinand member Alex Kapranos says.

Built To Spill

August 24th | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

American indie rockers Built to Spill are headed to the Danforth Music Hall on August 24th. This show is one you won’t want to miss, as these seasoned artists have been performing since they formed in 1992. With a rowdy live presence and complex song structures, this set is sure to have you in awe.

The War On Drugs

August 28th | Echo Beach | Tickets

Last year, The War On Drugs returned with their first new album in four years, I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Now, they’re headed to Echo Beach on August 28th, where they’ll be sure to play tunes from the album. I Don’t Live Here Anymore is a perfect blend of the band’s rock roots with a bit of an ’80s tinge to it. From huge arena jams to intimate, homey ballads, this 10-track album has got a bit of everything.

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