The New Pornographers and Wolf Parade to play Danforth Music Hall’s 100th birthday

Plus: just announced Toronto concerts from Jenny Lewis, GWAR, Rheostatics, Clairmont The Second and others


One of Toronto’s longest-running music venues is celebrating a major milestone – in August, Danforth Music Hall turns 100. 

It’s been through many incarnations as both a movie theatre and a music hall that’s hosted some of the city’s most legendary concerts. Now owned by promoters Embrace and Live Nation (who bought Embrace this year), the venue is celebrating with a pair of long-running Canadian indie rock bands: Wolf Parade on August 16 and the New Pornographers on August 17. 

Strangely, neither band is local (they’re from Montreal and Vancouver, respectively), but both reflect the current identity of the city’s pre-eminent mid-level venue – the site of major shows by Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Alvvays, Jessie Reyez and many more. 

Wolf Parade on August 16 and New Pornographers on August 17 at Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), doors 7 pm for both. $TBA. On sale Friday (June 28). ticketmaster.ca.

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Wolf Parade

More Just Announced Toronto Concerts

Girlfriend Material (members of Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado), Deanna Petcoff, Knifey, Lenny Bull at Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $8.50. eventbrite.ca. July 19.

Clairmont The Second, Govi, Hezi at Rivoli doors 9 pm. Tickets start at $18. ticketweb.ca. July 20.

Ian Blurton’s Future Now, Hawkeyes, Espanola, Head at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $10. eventbrite.ca. July 20.

Pig Destroyer, Sect, Tomb Mold, Mount Cyanide at Velvet Underground doors 9 pm. $35. ticketweb.ca. July 27.

Reignwolf, The Blue Stones at Mod Club doors 7:30 pm. $29.50. On sale June 26. ticketmaster.ca. August 1.

Wolf Parade at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. August 16.

The New Pornographers at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. August 17.

Counterfeit at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $20.50-$75. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 6.

Big Sugar at Mod Club doors 9 pm. $TBA. On sale June 26. ticketweb.ca. September 6.

Eleni Mandell at Drake Hotel Postponed from July 5. Original tickets honoured. Doors 7:30 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 15.

Luke Temple, Meernaa at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $15.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 15.

88 Fingers Louie at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 15.

Mallrat, Allday at Velvet Underground doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketweb.ca. September 20.

Brittany Howard (Of Alabama Shakes) at Rebel doors 7 pm. $49.25-$59.25. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. September 22.

Lola Kirke, Odetta Hartman at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $13.50. On sale June 28. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 22.

Cuco at Mod Club Rescheduled from June 26. Original tickets honoured. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $25. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 25.

AGNOSTIC FRONT, Prong, Northern Hit Squad at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm. $22.50. On sale June 28. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 27.

Aldous Harding at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 27.

Xavier Rudd at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $40-$60. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. September 29.

GWAR, Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, Against The Grain at The Opera House doors 6:30 pm. $32-$43. On sale June 28. ticketfly.com. September 30.

Enter Shikari, Can’t Swim at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $25. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 3.

Avril Lavigne at Sony Centre $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca, avrillavigne.com. October 6. 

Yungblud, Missio at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. October 6.

070 Shake at The Opera House doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale June 27. ticketweb.ca. October 6.

!!! at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $18.50. On sale June 28. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 8.

Hoodie Allen at The Opera House doors 7 pm, all ages. Tickets start at $30. On sale June 28. ticketweb.ca. October 15.

Sabrina Claudio at Rebel doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. October 16.

Thievery Corporation at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. October 20.

Jenny Lewis at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $39.50-$59.50. On sale June 28. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 31.

Tiffany Young at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. November 4.

Bea Miller at Danforth Music Hall 7 pm, all ages. $15-$25. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. November 5.

Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale June 28. ticketmaster.ca. November 13.

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour at Danforth Music Hall Holographic live concert. Doors 7 pm. $35-$250. ticketmaster.ca. November 20.

Rheostatics at Danforth Music Hall 6:30 pm. $40-$50. On sale June 27. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. December 6.

Laurie Anderson at Koerner Hall 21C Festival concert. 8 pm. $21-$95. rcmusic.com. January 18.

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