When the goose-down jackets go away, the lightweight coats come to play and that means spring is here, Toronto! And what better way to celebrate the semi-warm season than hitting one (or all) of these shows. Great acts are gracing stages in the city this season from Belle and Sebastien to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Death Cab for Cutie, Lana Del Rey with Courtney Love, and a few festivals too!
Which shows will you be catching? Let us know in the comments.
WILL BUTLER | March 27th at The Horseshoe Tavern
See what Will can do without Arcade Fire at The Shoe.
SHAD | March 27 at Massey Hall
The new host of CBC’s Q brings the rhymes to Massey Hall.
The DECEMBERISTS w/ALVVAYS | March 30th at Massey Hall
It’s a Wayhome festival preview at Massey Hall, March 30.
BENJAMIN BOOKER | March 31st at Lee’s Palace
Take a look at why Jack White chose him to open on his last tour.
BELLE AND SEBASTIEN | April 1st at Massey Hall
Belle and Sebastien bring their extensive catalogue to the soft seats on April Fools.
OK Go | April 7th Phoenix Concert Theatre
You’ve seen them on YouTube, now see them in person!
WALK THE MOON | April 8th at The Danforth Music Hall
Bust out your dance pants for Walk The Moon at the Danforth.
JOSE GONZALEZ | April 13th at Phoenix Concert Theatre
Do you like swooning? This could be the show for you.
KODALINE | April 17th at The Danforth Music Hall
After postponing the original show, Kodaline hits the Danforth on April 17.
GEORGE EZRA | April 20th at The Danforth Music Hall
George Ezra brings his fresh face and booming vocals to the Danforth on April 20.
SUFJAN STEVENS | April 29th at Massey Hall
Celebrate Sufjan Stevens’ first record release in 5 years at Massey Hall.
PASSION PIT | April 29th at The Danforth Music Hall
*Warning: dancing will occur*
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK | May 1 – 10 at various venues in Toronto
Brave Shores, Death Cab for Cutie, METZ, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Alvvays, and more will be participating in CMW this year
METZ | May 1 & 2 at Lee’s Palace
Back-to-back nights of METZ madness at Lee’s.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS | May 3 & 4 at The Sony Centre
Noel Gallagher serenades you with his new record Chasing Yesterday.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE | May 7th at The Sony Centre
Let Ben and the boys bring you to tears at the Sony Centre.
CLOUD NOTHINGS | May 9th at Lee’s Palace
Ear plugs might be a good idea.
TAME IMPALA | May 19th at Massey Hall
Tame Impala make their triumphant Toronto return on May 19 at Massey Hall.
JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY | May 22nd at The Danforth Music Hall
Joel brings his brand new record The Park Avenue Sobriety Test to ‘Torrana’ on May 22.
CONSTANTINES w/ CHAD VANGAALEN | May 27th at Massey Hall
The legendary Cons play the legendary Massey Hall on May 27.
LANA DEL REY w/ COURTNEY LOVE | June 3rd at Molson Amphitheatre
Smokey-voiced songstress Lana Del Rey brings Courtney Love to The Amp on June 3.
J MASCIS | June 3rd at Lee’s Palace
Dinosaur Jr. frontman goes solo at Lee’s on June 3.
FIELD TRIP w/ ALABAMA SHAKES, ARKELLS AND MORE | June 6th Fort York: Garrison Common
Alabama Shakes, Arkells, The War On Drugs and more play Field Trip Day One. Why wouldn’t you go?
FIELD TRIP w/ MY MORNING JACKET, FATHER JOHN MISTY AND MORE | June 7th at Fort York: Garrison Common
Sunday Funday at Field Trip Day Two! Not a couch day today.
NXNE | June 17 – 21 at various venues in Toronto
This year’s NXNE festival sees Action Bronson, The New Pornographers, Real Estate, Best Coast, and more take stages in Toronto.
REAL ESTATE | June 19th at The Danforth Music Hall
If you missed them last time they were here, this is your shot at redemption.