The Aubrey And The Three Amigos Tour hits the Air Canada Centre in August, but no word yet on OVO Fest. Plus: more shows coming to Toronto.
The Toronto rapper is hitting the road on the Aubrey And The Three Amigos Tour in support of his upcoming fifth album Scorpion, which is expected to be released in June. The 41-date tour kicks off in Salt Lake City on July 26 and wraps up in Atlanta on November 17. There are two Toronto shows on the itinerary: August 10 and 11 at Air Canada Centre. A pre-sale begins on May 15 and tickets go on sale to the general public on May 18 via Ticketmaster.
Conspicuously absent from the tour dates are any shows over the August Civic holiday long weekend on which Drake has held his annual OVO Fest concert for the past eight years. Drizzy appeared during OVO Sound pop duo Majid Jordan’s April show at Rebel and told the crowd OVO Fest would take place at the Air Canada Centre, but it’s not clear if the Amigos tour will double as OVO Fest (as Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour did in 2016).
OVO Fest has generally been more fun when the crowd can soak up the summer vibes at the outdoor Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre). Fans can still hold out hope that will happen: presently, there are no concerts booked on the August 6 long weekend at Budweiser Stage. Then again, maybe Drake is happy to lock into the predictable machinations of a pre-planned arena tour after outdoing himself with a massive replica of the CN Tower for OVO Fest 2017.
UPDATE: Drake and Migos have announced a third date at the Air Canada Centre, on August 12. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 18, at ticketmaster.ca.
Wing Night (the band) at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. May 25.
Kadri Voorand Quartet, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kaili Kinnon at Hugh’s Room Live doors 4:30 pm, show 7 pm. $25-$30. hughsroomlive.com. May 27.
Feast In The East 68: Eugene Chadbourne, Protruders, Holiday Rambler, Mermaids at Matt Durant Studio 9 pm, all ages. $10-$12. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 2.
Home: AraBest, Moskitto Bar, Frazer Sundown and the Ukwehuwe Connection at Aga Khan Museum 3 pm. $22.50-$25. agakhanmuseum.org. June 17.
Simply Saucer, Blonde Elvis, DJ Twig Turnbull at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. June 21.
Washed Out at Danforth Music Hall Mister Mellow Tour. Doors 7 pm. $27-$30. -ticketmaster.ca. June 21.
Juicebox Pride: Tasha The Amazon, DJs Delicious, KLR, Sticky Cuts at Nest/The Den Pride weekend kick-off party. $22.60-$28.25. eventbrite.ca. June 22.
Ovah feat. Vjuan Allure, Myst Milano, DJ Blackcat at Club 120 10:30 pm-4 am. July 1.
Russell at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $20-$40. ticketfly.com. July 7.
Afrofest at Woodbine Park Sat noon-11 pm, Sun noon-8 pm. Free. Details TBA. afrofest.ca. July 7-8.
Boy Pablo, Jaunt at Adelaide Hall 7 pm. $20-$25. ticketfly.com. July 10.
Odie at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketweb.ca. July 14.
Deadbeats: Zeds Dead, Andy C, Ganja White Night, Grandtheft B2B Hunter Siegel, Dillon Nathaniel, Chuurch and others at Echo Beach doors 5 pm. $31-$88. –ticketmaster.ca. July 20.
Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim at Rebel doors 10:30 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. July 27.
Stu Larsen, Natsuki Kurai II at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketweb.ca. August 10.
Drake, Migos at Air Canada Centre Aubrey & The Three Amigos tour. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketmaster.ca. August- 10 & 11.
All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional at Echo Beach Summer Ever After tour. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketmaster.ca. August 14.
Nothing But Thieves at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketweb.ca. September 10.
Michael McDonald at Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $39.50-$450. ticketmaster.ca. September 14.
SYML at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $25. On sale May 18. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. September 14.
The Charlatans UK at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $25-$35. ticketmaster.ca. September 27.
Neck Deep, Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, WSTR at Danforth Music Hall The Peace and The Panic Tour 2. Doors 6 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale May 18. ticketmaster.ca. September 30.
The Neighbourhood at Rebel doors 7:30 pm. $35-$40. ticketmaster.ca. October 4.
Ryley Walker at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. December 7.
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