Plus: show announcements from the Chromatics, Local Natives, Jennifer Lopez, Alexisonfire and more
It’s become almost routine at this point for local bands on their way up: first, announce a hometown release show at the Danforth Music Hall, then keep adding dates until the demand has been satisfied.
If that’s the litmus test, PUP are rewriting the rules. After already selling out their two Danforth release concerts for their upcoming Morbid Stuff album – June 7 and 8 – they’re taking the next one to a whole new venue. On July 21, the Toronto punk band will headline Echo Beach, with openers Twin Peaks and Charly Bliss. It’s their biggest local show to date – an all ages, feel good blowout.
July 21 at Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore West). Doors 6 pm, all ages. $39.50-$59.50. On sale Thursday, February 21. ticketmaster.ca
Hollerado, meanwhile, another hometown band, have announced their final show. After 12 years the fun-loving pop-rockers are calling it a day. Their final album Retaliation Vacation will come out June 7 on their own label Royal Mountain – which has become big enough to be their main gig – and then they’ll play one last show at Danforth Music Hall on December 13. It too is all ages, and the band promises “some further surprises… to be announced soon.”
December 13 at Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth). 7 pm, all ages. $25-$35. On sale Friday, February 22. ticketmaster.ca
Find more just announced Toronto concerts below and head here for all of our roundups.
Bjork Party V: DJ Phillippe, Mango Sassi at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca. March 9.
Awa Lemen, Joyia, KRSRAGA, Naseha at The Baby G 8 pm. $15. March 10.
Jully Black at Hugh’s Room Live doors 6 pm. $45-$50. hughsroomlive.com. March 23.
Island at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $13.50. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 23.
Chris Oday, Gyles, Meagan de Lima, Vica at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. March 24.
Future Punx, Labradoodle at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. March 26.
DJ Deeon, Castelvi B2B Cherriep, Hesk, Vaughan at The Garrison doors 10 pm. $10. eventbrite.ca. March 29.
DDG at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $17.50. ticketmaster.ca. April 3.
Epik High at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $50-$200. eventbrite.ca. April 4.
Odonis Odonis, Black Dresses at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. April 4.
Nina Conti at Harbourfront Centre doors 7 pm. $49.50. ticketmaster.ca. April 5.
Ellevator, Ellis, Basement Revolver at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. April 5.
Nikki Fierce, Kaleidoscope Horse, Luna Li atThe Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. April 5.
Show Me The Body at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. April 10.
Moon King, Nyssa, Praises at Monarch Tavern doors 9 pm. $10. eventbrite.ca. April 11.
Dave Hause & The Mermaid at Dakota Tavern 6:30 pm. $20. ticketfly.com. April 15.
Life In Vacuum, Bike Thiefs, Witchrot, Low Sun at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. April 20.
Tunic at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. April 24.
Morrissey at Sony Centre doors 8 pm. $TBA. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. April 26-27.
Jack & Jack, Alec Bailey, Spencer Sutherland at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 6 pm, all ages. $28-$53. ticketmaster.ca. April 29.
Johnny Orlando at Danforth Music Hall doors 6:30 pm, all ages. $29.50-$35. ticketmaster.ca. May 2.
Ben Platt at Sony Centre doors 7 pm. $45-$125. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. May 6.
Andy Black, The Faim, Kulick at Opera House doors 6:30 pm. $32.50. eventbrite.ca. May 13.
Mulatu Astatke at The Great Hall doors 7 pm. $45. ticketfly.com. May 15.
Billy Raffoul at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $TBA. ticketweb.ca. May 23.
Local Natives at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $39.50-$49.50. ticketfly.com. May 27.
Chromatics, In Mirrors, Tess Roby at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $25-$29.50. On sale February 22. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. May 27.
Teen Daze at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. May 30.
Alexisonfire at Budweiser Stage doors 6:30 pm, all ages. $35.50-$70.50. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. June 15.
Jennifer Lopez at Scotiabank Arena $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. July 7.
Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, Rhett Akins at Budweiser Stage doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. July 11.
PRETTYMUCH at Rebel 6 pm. $39.50-$74.50. On sale March 1. ticketmaster.ca. July 26.
Breaking Benjamin at Budweiser Stage doors 4:30 pm, all ages. $39.50-$99.40. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. September 2.
Marina at Rebel doors 7 pm, all ages. $44-$54. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. September 10.
Jim Rose Zombie Circus at Queen Elizabeth Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$69.50. On sale February 22. ticketmaster.ca. October 18.