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The most anticipated concerts of 2020

Get ready for a huge year of concerts, Toronto!

There are some huge artists coming to the city in 2020, whether they’re out promoting a new album or touring some of their classic hits. From this month’s Angels and Airwaves show to March’s Caribou concert to August’s massive Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer triple headlining performance, you’re in for a treat all year long.

Check out the most anticipated concerts of 2020 below.

Angels And Airwaves

REBEL | January 16th, 2020 | Tickets

Tom DeLonge is bringing his band Angels & Airwaves to Toronto. Not only will they play hits like “The Adventure” and new tracks like “Kiss & Tell,” but at the last few Angels & Airwaves shows, DeLonge even performed an acoustic medley of some Blink-182 songs. Head to REBEL on January 16th to check it out!

Rex Orange County

The Danforth Music Hall | January 29th, 30th and 31st, 2020 | Tickets

Rex Orange County will be bringing his recently released record Pony to the Danforth Music Hall on January 29th, 30th, and 31st. The new album, which serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Apricot Princess, documents O’Connor’s struggles over the past through years, singing about his pain on top of quirky indie instrumentals.

Bat For Lashes

Phoenix Concert Theatre | February 22nd, 2020 | Tickets

Following the release of 2019’s Lost Girls, Bat For Lashes will once again be heading on the road, with a stop at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 22nd, 2020. Her North American tour is set to be composed of intimate, vocal, electronic synth and piano sets, featuring the live debut of a variety of Bat For Lashes tracks.

Glorious Sons and Black Pistol Fire

Scotiabank Arena | February 27th, 2020 | Tickets

Glorious Sons and Black Pistol Fire will be bringing some raucous rock tracks to Scotiabank Arena on February 27th, 2020. The Glorious Sons will be performing tracks from their recently released album A War On Everything, while Black Pistol Fire perform a balance of new tunes and hits like “Suffocation Blues.”

The Beaches

The Danforth Music Hall | February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 2020 | Tickets

The Beaches have a run of hometown shows this year at the Danforth Music Hall on February 28th, 29th, and March 1st. In support of their recently released EP, The Professional, The Beaches will be delivering tracks like “Snake Tongue” and “Want What You Got” alongside openers like Valley, Fade Awaays, and Goodbye Honolulu.

The Lumineers

Scotiabank Arena | March 3rd and 4th, 2020 | Tickets

The Lumineers are headed to the Scotiabank Arena for two dates this year, bringing their famous tracks to Toronto on both March 3rd and March 4th. The tour is promoting their album III, which they released back in September, so they’ll be sure to play tracks like “Gloria” and “Life In The City.”

Dan Mangan

Danforth Music Hall | March 12th and 13th, 2020 | Tickets

After releasing Nice Nice, Very Nice 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Dan Mangan has revealed that he’ll be headed to the Danforth Music Hall on March 12th and 13th, 2020. This performance is sure to be emotion-filled, as Mangan sings some of his vulnerable, poetic tracks like “Troubled Mind” and “Robots.”


The Danforth Music Hall | March 17th, 18th and 19th, 2020 | Tickets

Dan Snaith is releasing his first new album as Caribou in five years with Suddenly, and he’ll be bringing that album to the Danforth Music Hall on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. The record, which is out on February 28th, features previously released single “You and I,” which reportedly sets the framework for the entire album.

Elton John

Scotiabank Arena | March 28th and 29th, 2020 | Tickets

Elton John is once again headed to the Scotiabank Arena on March 28th and 29th, 2020. You won’t want to miss out on this show, as John will be playing all of his classic hits, from “Tiny Dancer” to “I’m Still Standing” to “Your Song.”

Soccer Mommy

Phoenix Concert Theatre | April 8th, 2020 | Tickets

Soccer Mommy is headed to the Phoenix on April 8th with special guest Tomberlin. Following the release of 2018’s gritty indie album Clean, Soccer Mommy has dropped powerful one-off singles like “Feed,” “yellow is the color of her eyes,” “Lucy,” “Blossom,” and “Be Seeing You.”

Andy Shauf

Danforth Music Hall | April 24th, 2020 | Tickets

Andy Shauf’s The Neon Skyline will drop on January 24th, and he’ll be bringing some of his new tunes like “Try Again” and “Things I Do” to the Danforth Music Hall on April 24th, 2020. The record, according to a press release, is composed of interconnected tracks that follow one story where “the narrator goes to his neighbourhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Leah Senior

Queen Elizabeth Theatre | April 27th, 2020 | Tickets

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released to albums last year, Fishing For Fishies and Infest The Rats’ Nest, and now they’re headed to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 27th, 2020. They’ll be joined by Leah Senior, a folk artist with powerful tracks like “Graves” and “You Were Not Fit For the Day.”

Matt Corby

Queen Elizabeth Theatre | April 30th and May 1st, 2020 | Tickets

Matt Corby is headed to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 30th and May 1st, after rescheduling his original October 12th, 2019 show. Corby’s last album Rainbow Valley is an expansive, shimmering record filled with uplifting tracks. The show is a must-see, as Corby is sure to play some of his hits like “Resolution” and “Miracle Love.”

Bikini Kill

The Danforth Music Hall | May 19th and 20th, 2020 | Tickets

90s riot grrrls Bikini Kill are bringing their gritty tunes to the Danforth Music Hall on May 19th and 20th, 2020. The show marks Bikini Kill’s first concert in Toronto in decades, and is presented by Venus Fest, Toronto’s festival dedicated to feminism in the arts. You won’t want to miss out on this punk-filled performance!

Pussy Riot

Phoenix Concert Theatre | May 19th, 2020 | Tickets

Pussy Riot are kicking off Canadian Music Week this year with a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 19th, 2020. The show, which is part of CMW’s 2020 kickoff party, marks Pussy Riot’s first concert in Toronto since 2015, when they were the international grand marshals of the Toronto Pride Parade.

Tame Impala

Scotiabank Arena | June 2nd, 2020 | Tickets

Tame Impala are gearing up to drop The Slow Rush on February 14th, and in honour of its release, they’re heading out on tour. The band will be bringing the follow-up to 2015’s Currents to Scotiabank Arena on June 2nd, 2020, and they’re sure to play some of their biggest hits as well!

Alanis Morissette with Garbage and Liz Phair

Budweiser Stage | July 11th, 2020 | Tickets

Not only will Canadian queen Alanis Morissette be bringing some new tracks to Budweiser Stage on July 11th, 2020, but she’ll be doing so alongside Garbage and Liz Phair. Gearing up for the release of Such Pretty Forks in the Road and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, Morissette is sure to bring a killer show to the stage.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer

Rogers Centre | August 24th, 2020 | Tickets

Calling all emo lovers, we’ve got a stacked lineup for you! On August 24th, 2020, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, AND Weezer will all be headed to the Rogers Centre for one epic night of tunes. Each band is gearing up for the release of their own album, so get ready to hear some new tracks alongside older fan favourites.

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