Plus: The House of Love reunite for a 30th anniversary show, Wavves comes to town, Jacques Greene and Young Guv do hometime shows and more
There’s a hot R&B concert coming to Toronto this summer, and it’s a major. Alicia Keys, singer/songwriter veteran and TV personality, is returning for the first time in seven years.
It’s part of a world tour in support of her upcoming album ALICIA (out March 20 via RCA), but she’ll play songs dating all the way back to her acclaimed 2001 debut, Songs In A Minor.
The tour press release promises she’ll play songs like No One, If I Ain’t Got You and Girl On Fire as “a special multimedia, artistic experience.” You’ll have to predict for yourself whether that means she’ll just have a video projection behind her piano or some bigger, more expensive production, but either way Keys has enough classics to fill a satisfyingly nostalgic set list.
August 16 at Budweiser Stage. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $58.50-$148.50. On sale January 27. ticketmaster.ca.
David Morales, DJ Phillippe, Richard Brooks at Nest 10 pm. $25-$30. February 7. EB
Jacques Greene at Velvet Underground doors 10 pm. $15. February 15. TW
Break For LOVE! 10-Year Anniversary: feat. Keith Thompson Live, Jojoflores, Dave Campbell, DJ Yogi at Nest 10 pm. $20. February 16. EB
Young Guv, BLANKS, The Fact at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $15. February 28. EB, RT, SS
Owen at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $25. March 29. EB, RT, SS
Damo Suzuki (of Can 1970-1973) at The Garrison 8 pm. On sale January 24. $20. April 8. SC
Vagabon, Angelica Garcia at The Garrison doors 8 pm. On sale January 24. $15. April 18. EB, RT, SS
Porches, SASSY 009 at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. On sale January 24. $25. April 20. EB, RT, SS
Liturgy at The Baby G 8 pm. $12. April 21. SC
Greg Dulli at The Great Hall doors 7:30 pm. On sale January 23. $30-$165. May 1. EB, RT, SS
Ty Segall at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $39-$47. May 3. TM
Wavves at Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $25. May 5. EB, RT, SS
Joel Plaskett at Danforth Music Hall Second show added. 7 pm. $27.50-$35. May 8-9. TM
The House of Love at Lee’s Palace 30th anniversary tour. Doors 7 pm. $32.50. May 10. EB, RT, SS
Torres at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $17.50. May 13. EB, RT, SS
Ron Sexsmith at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $29.50-$54.50. May 30. TM
The 1975, Phoebe Bridgers, beabadoobee at Budweiser Stage doors 7 pm. $41-$101. May 21. EB, RT, SS
Steely Dan, Steve Winwood at Budweiser Stage doors 6 pm. On sale January 25. $29.50-$149.50. June 23. TM
Pokey Lafarge at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. On sale January 25. $25. June 26-27. EB, RT, SS
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Squeeze, KT Tunstall at Budweiser Stage doors 5:30 pm, all ages. On sale January 24. $29.50-$129.50. July 10. TM
Bon Jovi at Scotiabank Arena On sale January 24. $TBA. July 10. TM
Barenaked Ladies, Kim Mitchell, Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket at Budweiser Stage doors 5:30 pm, all ages. On sale January 24. $29.50-$109.50. July 23. TM
TM – ticketmaster.ca
EB – eventbrite.ca
RT – rotate.com
SS – soundscapesmusic.com
TW – ticketweb.ca
SC – showclix.com
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