Most Anticipated Winter Shows in Toronto

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As the sun hides and the colder weather settles in, most of us just want to cuddle up in a ball and hibernate until spring. Lucky for you there’s a lot of great artists coming to town that will make you want to brave the cold! Here’s our most anticipated winter 2017/2018 concerts in Toronto:

Barr Brothers

Nov 27th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Montreal’s Barr Brothers bring their unique sound to the Danforth Music Hall to celebrate their new album Queens of the Breakers.

Grizzly Bear

Nov 27th | Massey Hall | Info

It’s been a half a decade since indie mainstays Grizzly Bear visited Toronto, but the Brooklyn-based quartet are breaking that silence for one special night at Massey Hall with Serpentfeet.

Chad VanGaalen

Nov 30th | Lee’s Palace | Info

Chad VanGaalen brings rich soundscapes and exploritory sounds to Lee’s Palace for one night, performing songs off his most recent album Light Information.


Death From Above

Dec 1st & 2nd | The Phoenix | Info

Rock duo are joined by special guests The Beaches for two promising nights at The Phoenix Concert Centre.


Wolf Alice

Dec 1st | Danforth Music Hall | Info

UK alternative rock group Wolf Alice come to town to play tracks off their critically acclaimed new record Visions Of A Life.

LCD Soundsystem

Dec 3rd | Air Canada Centre | Info

James Murphy is set to hit one of the city’s largest stages at the Air Canada Centre. Bring your dancing shoes as LCD Soundsystem guides you through American Dream and the rest of Murphy’s catalogue of grooves.

Emily Haines & The Soft Skelton

Dec 5th | Massey Hall | Info

Emily Haines stripped-down project The Soft Skelton showcases her rousing voice and expert songwriting abilities away from her synth and riff heavy rock group Metric.

Angel Olsen

Dec 6th & 7th | The Phoenix | Info

Angel Olsen quietly established herself as one of the best American folk singer-songwriters going with her outstanding 2016 record My Woman. See for yourself as she hits the stage at The Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Rural Alberta Advantage

Dec 6th & 7th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Take in the thundering rhythm section and all-or-nothing vocals from one of Canada’s premier indie rock bands when they perform two nights at The Danforth Music Hall.

Leif Vollebekk

Dec 8th | The Phoenix Concert Theatre | Info

Leif Vollebeck brings his 2016 critically acclaimed album Twin Solitude to the Phoenix.


Dec 11th, 12th, 14th & 15th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Alexisonfire’s four-night stint at the Danforth Music Hall is no doubt one of the most anticipated returns of the year. Could we be expecting new music soon? Find out for yourself and catch them live!

The National

Dec 9th | Sony Centre | Info

The National put out another gorgeous record this year, The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness. Expect Matt Berninger’s somber, emotional delivery while they play new material and old at the Sony Centre.


Dec 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th | Mod Club | Info

Molly Rankin and Co. are set to take up a five-night residency at The Mod Club in December, and it might be your last chance to catch them in an intimate setting. Antisocialites is propelling this Toronto-based band to great heights.


Dec 15th & 16th | Horseshoe Tavern | Info

One of Toronto’s most beloved performers, Constantines play two nights during The Horseshoe Tavern’s 70th birthday celebrations.

Hey Rosetta!

Dec 9th | Sony Centre | Info

Catch the full lineup of Hey Rosetta! for what might be the very last time. The St. John’s-based group recently announced they would be taking an indefinite hiatus after some of the band’s members decided to leave the group for solo projects.


July Talk

Dec 21st, 22nd & 23rd | Horseshoe Tavern | Info

What could be a most anticipated show list without July Talk? The rock group bring their captivating live performance to Massey Hall for three nights, with different special guests each night.


Dec 31st | Lee’s Palace | Info

Blast into the new year with what will surely be an energetic New Year’s Eve performance from Wintersleep.

Hannah Georgas

Dec 31st | The Rivoli | Info

Expect lots of familiar faces and musical guests at Hannah Georgas’ New Year’s Eve bash at the Rivoli.

The Killers

Jan 5th | Air Canada Centre | Info

Watch Brandon Flowers aka “The Man” and co kick off the new years with music from their new album Wonderful Wonderful.

Lana Del Rey

Jan 15th | Air Canada Centre | Info

The queen of angst, Lana Del Rey is making at appearance in Toronto for a night of her iconic crooning.

A Tribe Called Red

Jan 19th & 20th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Ottawa DJ crew A Tribe Called Red are bringing their globally celebrated live show to Danforth Music Hall for two special nights.

Jan 29th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Catch electronic artist MØ & Cashmere Cat on their The MEØW Tour.


First Aid Kit

Feb 5th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Swedish folk duo / sisters sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg bring their harmonies to town for one night only at Danforth Music Hall!


Feb 9th | REBEL | Info



Feb 6th | Drake Hotel | Info

Former Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij just put out his debut solo album Half Light after working with the likes of Kid Cudi, Best Coast, Hamilton Leithauser, and Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste. He heads to town for a special night at the Drake Hotel, Feb 6th.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Bird

Feb 20th | Sony Centre | Info

Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher brings the High Flying Birds to town to play tracks from his new self-titled debut album.

Dashboard Confessional

March 10th | Danforth Music Hall | Info

Dashboard Confessional surprised fans with new material in over eight years, and are coming to town with more new music this winter!

Charlotte Cardin

March 23rd & 24th | The Great Hall | Info

You may know her from The Voice: Quebec, or just that voice that you’ve heard on Indie88, Charlotte Cardin is one of Canada’s most noteworthy exports right now. Check out her show at The Great Hall two nights this March!



March 29th | Air Canada Centre | Info

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde arrives at the Air Canada Centre in March with Run the Jewels and Mitski in tow. It’s shaping up to be one of the biggest and most eclectic concert events of 2018.

Franz Ferdinand

April 8th | REBEL | Info

Scottish alternative rockers Franz Ferdinand are readying a new record, Always Ascending, that promises to be a “triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.” See for yourself at Rebel in April.