Although 2018 was a great year for concerts, 2019 is sure to top it.
There are tons of rad performances coming to venues across the city from the Danforth Music Hall to Budweiser stage. With concerts from renowned artists like Metric, King Princess, the Arkells, Fleetwood Mac, and more, it’s sure to be a busy year for shows in Toronto.
Check out our list of the most anticipated concerts of 2019 below.
January 20th | Danforth Music Hall | Sold Out
This January, you can catch giant pop breakout King Princess, also known as Mikaela Straus, at the Danforth Music Hall. Last year, her hit single “1950” pushed her to the top of festival lineups, and she’s already selling out venues across America and Canada. She’s rumoured to be releasing her debut album this year, so she’s sure to be playing some new tunes at this show.
January 31st | Danforth Music Hall | Sold Out
Lovable local indie folk artist Dan Mangan will be hitting the Danforth Music Hall on January 31st, where he’ll be playing plenty of new tunes off of his latest album More or Less. The powerful album revolves around witnessing birth and the process of rebirth, and explores all of the unanswerable questions in life, so it’s sure to be a strong, emotive performance.
February 16th | Scotiabank Arena | Tickets
The Arkells have risen among the indie rock scene pretty quickly, and they’ll already be headlining their own show at the Scotiabank Arena this February. With the release of their risky, bold new album Rally Cry and their creative marketing tactics, they’ve gained a strong, loving following as they push boundaries while maintaining the sound from their early days in music.
Kurt Vile & The Violators
February 16th, 17th | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Catch country rock and psychedleic folk artist Kurt Vile at the Danforth on February 16th and 17th to listen to his refined, cemented signature sound. His latest album, Bottle It In shows that Vile’s a seasoned professional who knows how to play to his melancholic-tinged strengths on an album, and his live performance is bound to do the same.
February 26th | Rebel | Tickets
Anderson .Paak is set to bring his elaborate mix of singing, rapping, and catchy beats to Rebel on February 26th, where he’ll likely be playing new tracks off of his 2018 album Oxnard. .Paak has the unique ability to approach the funk genre from the perspective of a rap artist, so you’re bound to hear a distinct blend of silky textures and versatile vocals at the show.
February 27th | Sony Centre for the Performing Arts | Tickets
James Blake will be bringing his distinct electro indie sound to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on February 27th, where he’s sure to bring tracks from his upcoming album Assume Form. Black has begun teasing the album with art installations and a new website that plays music on a loop, and the follow up to 2016’s The Colour In Anything is rumoured to be nothing less than fantastic.
Mother Mother with Said The Whale
February 28th | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Canadian alt-rockers Mother Mother returned with their third album Dance and Cry in 2018, and they’ll be bringing their new tunes to the Phoenix on February 28th. Their new tracks reflect on their past material while they explore themes like survival, self-reflection, sorrow, and happiness. They’ll be joined on stage by iconic indie band Said The Whale, who are in the process of releasing a new studio album of their own.
March 2nd | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Aurora’s latest album Infections Of A Different Kind (Step 1) is an empowering, anthemic album full of explosive, genre-bending tracks that you’ll want to have on repeat. She’ll be bringing these new, uniting tracks to the Danforth Music Hall on March 2nd, where she’ll make you want to dance along as she sings invigorating melodies and freeing lyrics.
March 14th | Rebel | Tickets
Following the release of Honey, her first solo record in eight years, Robyn has announced she’ll be embarking on a North American Tour that makes a stop at Rebel in March. If you’ve never seen Robyn live, she’s known to put on an outstanding and extremely active live show, with fairy-like spins and unique dance moves.
March 20th, 21st | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Earlier this year, Maggie Rogers opened up for Mumford & Sons at the Scotiabank Arena, and now she’ll be back this March for her headlining shows at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Maggie Rogers has quickly risen to the top after Pharrell shouted out her breakout tune, “Alaska,” on a Masterclass session, and she’s since been featured on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show.
March 28th | Scotiabank Arena | Tickets
Following the release of their eighth album, Simulation Theory, Muse are set to hit the Scotiabank Arena on March 28th where you can hear new tracks like the semi-acoustic “Something Human” or the guitarless banger “Thought Contagion.”
April 8th | Scotiabank Arena | Tickets
After firing Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac played in Toronto back in November, and now they’ll be back at Scotiabank Arena in April. You’ll be able to listen to their legendary tunes from “Landslide” to “Little Lies” and everything in between.
April 12th | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Catch Broods at the Phoenix on April 12th where they’ll be playing tracks off of their forthcoming album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster. The New Zealand sibling duo are reinventing themselves with their new tunes after they’ve unveiled singles “Peach” and “Everything Goes (Wow).” “We wanted to make songs that are true to us without hiding any kind of façade,” Georgia explains in a statement.
April 13th | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Canadian rock outfit Wintersleep have announced their seventh full-length studio album, In The Land Of, will be released on March 29, 2019 via Dine Alone Records. You’ll be able to catch all their new tunes on April 13th at the Danforth Music Hall, and hopefully they’ll be as rad as their recent fast-paced single, “Surrender.”
Metric & July Talk
April 26th | Scotiabank Arena | Tickets
Metric are coming back to Toronto on April 26th to promote their seventh full-length studio album, Art of Doubt, which was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, whose credits include work with M83, Beck and Nine Inch Nails. With powerful, vulnerable lyrics like “I change by staying the same” from “Dark Saturday,” and punchy, precise melodies, you’re sure to be dancing at this upcoming concert.
June 3rd | Budweiser Stage | Tickets
2018 marked the release of The 1975’s critically acclaimed album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and you can catch them playing their new tunes like “Love It If We Made It” at Budweiser Stage on June 3rd. This will be the perfect summer concert, especially considering the Brit pop-rockers are rumoured to be releasing a follow up record, Notes on a Conditional Form, in 2019.