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Canadian rapper Belly is embarking on a 23-city North American tour this summer in support of his forthcoming album, Another Day In Paradise, for Jay Z’s Roc Nation label.
Although the Ottawa-raised MC has been a fixture in Canada’s hip-hop scene for a decade – he won a Juno in 2008 – his songwriting work for the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness and the Roc Nation deal have shifted his career into overdrive.
His Abel Tesfaye-featuring single Might Not is a Billboard chart hit south of the border, and he has a co-writing credit on 6 Inch, a song on Beyoncé’s Lemonade album.
Out May 27, Another Day In Paradise is the follow-up to last year’s Up For Days mixtape and features guest stars Future, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kehlani, B Real, Juicy J and, of course, the Weeknd.
At the Opera House (735 Queen East) on July 8. Doors 9 pm. $29.50. On sale Friday (May 13). ticketmaster.ca. Get a limited presale ticket with the code SHADOWS at bellyisdead.com.
The Hustle: Edition 17 with Rel McCoy, Gene One, YHW at Drake Hotel doors 9 pm. $10 adv, $15 at the door. May 19.
Manifesto x Wavelength: Pavilion, Wilde, Language Arts, Phoenix Pagliacci, Loji, Obuxum at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12, adv $8. ticketfly.com. May 20.
STWO, Louie P at The Hoxton Kaytranada after party. Doors 10 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. May 20.
Colleen, Picastro, Justin Small at Ratio doors 8 pm. $12-$15. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com,ticketscene.ca. June 2.
Celestial Trax, Dullboy, Chippy Nonstop, Viscera at Double Double Land 10 pm. $11.20. celestialtraxtoronto.
Jeremy Loops, SonReal at Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm. $17. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 6.
MSTRKRFT at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $21.50. ticketfly.com. June 14.
Urochromes, Whip Kisser, Poser, Soap at D-Beatsro doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $10 at the door. June 16.
NXNE: VOgue Dots, Partner, Walrus, Glory Glory, Mardeen Sneaky Dee’s doors 8 pm. $10.50. rotate.com,soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. June 16.
NXNE: Big Thief at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $13.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, –ticketfly.com. June 19.
Mali Music at The Rivoli doors 8 pm. $25. ticketmaster.ca. June 21.
Naturally Born Strangers, Rochester, Dusty Wallace, Tass Nata, M3G, Queens of the Game at Revival doors10 pm. $15. ticketscene.ca. June 24.
RDX, Ce’Cile, Richie Loop, King Fabuloso Black Latino, DHQ, Lilly Vybez, Razacut, Nitro, Blaxz Dun Da Place at Phoenix Concert Theatre The Hypest Event Of 2016. 10 pm. $35-$45 adv. ticketweb.ca. June 25.
Green Space Festival: David Morales, Hector Romero, Kim Chi, A Digital Needle, Sandra Collins, Honey Soundsystem, Alyson Calagna and more at Barbara Hall Park Pride Weekend festival. Free.greenspaceto.org. June 30-July 3.
Peter, Bjorn and John at Mod Club 8 pm. $22.50. On sale May 13. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com,ticketfly.com. July 5.
Fear Of Men at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $13. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. July 6.
Belly at Opera House doors 9 pm. $29.50. ticketmaster.ca. July 8.
Dirty South at Uniun Nightclub doors 10 pm. $20-$40. ticketmaster.ca. July 8.
Phoebe Ryan, Cardiknox at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $15. On sale May 13. July 8.
Protoje & The Indiggnation at Mod Club doors 8 pm. $26. ticketmaster.ca. July 11.
The Tallest Man On Earth, Lady Lamb at Opera House doors 8 pm. $49.50. rotate.com,soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. July 12.
Night Bass Summer Phase with Chris Lake, AC Slater, Taiki Nulight, Bones at The River Gambler doors 6 pm. $40-$50. ticketweb.ca. July 16.
Super Furry Animals at Opera House doors 8 pm. $30.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. July 19.
Beyond Creation, Rivers Of Nihil, The Zenith Passage at Hard Luck Bar doors 7:30 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com. July 23.
Violent Femmes at Massey Hall doors 8 pm, all ages. $39.50-$59.50. ticketmaster.ca. July 24.
Holy White Hounds at Adelaide Hall doors 7 pm. $10. On sale May 13. rotate.com, ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com. July 26.
Pitbull, Prince Royce at Molson Amphitheatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $30-$150. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca.August 10.
Hunny & The Frights at Velvet Underground doors 8 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. August 10.
Boris Performing Pink, Shitstorm at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $21.50. On sale May 13. soundscapesmusic.com, -rotate.com, ticketfly.com. August 11.
Case / Lang / Veirs at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $43.20-$53.20. On sale May 12. ticketmaster.ca. August 16.
Mad Decent Block Party with Bishu, Diplo, Grandtheft, Louis The Child, NGHTMARE x Slander, Sleepy Tom at Fort York Garrison Common doors 3 pm. $36.50-$71-50. ticketweb.ca. August- 19.
Jay Brannan at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. August 25.
Big Ticket Summer Concert: Daya, Shane Harte, Mckenzie Small, Josh Bogert, Aviva at Molson Amphitheatre doors 5 pm. $20 and up. ticketmaster.ca. August 28.
Lido Pimienta at Yonge-Dundas Square Lunchtime Live. 12:30 pm. Free. September 5.
Marduk, Necronomicon, Rotting Christ, Carach Angren at Opera House 8 pm, $27.50. ticketfly.com. September 9.
Wilde at Yonge-Dundas Square Lunchtime Live concert. 12:30 pm. Free. September 12.
Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel at Sound Academy doors 6:30 pm. $49.50. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. September 12.
Steven Tyler at Sony Centre doors 7 pm. $153.34-$203.34. On sale May 14. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. September 13.
Derin Falana at Yonge-Dundas Square Lunchtime Live concert. 12:30 pm. Free. September 19.
Drew Howard & Tona at Yonge-Dundas Square Lunchtime Live concert. 12:30 pm. Free. September 26.
Pet Shop Boys Sony Centre The Super Tour. 9 pm. $53-$103. On sale May 13. November 6.
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