St. Vincent brings her solo Fear The Future tour to Toronto: Just announced concerts

Plus: Suicidal Tendencies, the 50th anniversary concert for MC5's Kick Out The Jams and more shows coming to town


St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has been making waves throughout Europe and the U.S. with her Fear The Future Tour since last year, and now the avant-pop musician is finally returning to Canada.

Clark, whose visually rich performances never fail to wow, has performed past tours with a backing band, frequently making liberal use of stage space with keyboard/guitarist Toko Yasuda. But this latest iteration of St. Vincent, following the more refined, intensely personal aesthetic of the 2017 album MASSEDUCTION, is comparatively stripped down.

Clark takes the stage alone, limiting the choreography and stage design to use of lighting and curtain movements, making her the focal point of a very intimate performance. 

She’s playing Osheaga in Montreal and Skookum Festival in Vancouver later this summer, but this Sony Centre show will mark her first Canadian performance since her Digital Witness Tour in 2015. 

Set lists for the tour so far span all five of St. Vincent’s albums, so old and new fans can expect her to make up for lost time. 

July 31 at the Sony Centre (1 Front East). Doors 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$79.50. ticketmaster.ca.

More Just Announced Toronto Shows

Lemon Bucket Orkestra at Opera House Live video shoot & concert. Doors 9 pm. $20. ticketfly.com. April 27.

Solid Garage 20-Year Party: Joe Claussell, Groove Institute, Chico Pacheco, Maracatu Mar Aberto at Nest 10 pm. $21.50. solidgarage20yr.eventbrite.com. April 28.

Kira May, Most People at Burdock 8:30 pm. $10-$15. burdockto.com. May 4.

Feast In The East 7-Year Anniversary: Gary Wilson, Bernice, Omhouse, Cindy Lee at Jam Factory T.O. 9 pm. $12, adv. $10. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. May 5.

CMW: Peeling, Vallens, Whip Kisser, Scarlett Rose at the Baby G doors 8 pm. $8. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 8.

CMW: Hot Garbage, King Creep, Brenda, The Litch at the Baby G doors 8 pm. $12.50. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 10.

Art of Time Ensemble presents All We Are Saying: An Abridged History of Protest Music at Harbourfront Centre 8 pm. $25-$64. artoftimeensemble.com. May 10-12.

Solid Garage 20-Year Encore Party: Osunlade, Groove Institute, Jason Ulrich, Basic Soul Unit at Revival 10 pm. $20. eventbrite.com. May 12.

CMW: Ought, Casper Skulls, Begonia, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Pony at the Horseshoe doors 8 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 10.

Negative Gemini, Ice Cream, Nyssa at the Baby G doors 9 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. May 17.

Frog Eyes, Hello Blue Roses at the Garrison doors 9 pm. $10. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. May 18.

Next Music From Tokyo: Vol 12: The Taupe, Yubisaki Nohaku, Koutei Camera Girl Drei, Lucie,Too, Bakyun the everyday, Koutei Camera Gal at Rivoli and Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $14-$20. nextmusicfromtokyo.com. May 18-19.

Cozz at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $20. ticketmaster.ca. May 22.

Rusty, Hot Lips, Mad Ones at the Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $17.50. ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. May 26.

Johnny Marr at Velvet Underground 8 pm. $TBA. Register by April 15. ticketmaster.ca. May 30.

Upon A Burning Body, Volumes at Hard Luck Bar doors 6 pm, all ages. $28.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. June 1.

Jennifer Castle at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 1.

Lea Michele, Darren Criss at Sony Centre 8 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. June 10.

Hannah Epperson at the Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. June 14.

Aly & AJ at the Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $20. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. June 14.

Have Mercy, Kississipi, Gleemer, Super American at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $20. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. June 15.

Eric Nam, Loote at Phoenix Concert Theatre all ages. $40-$55. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. June 16.

Sons of an Illustrious Father at the Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $15. ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. June 20.

Alt-J, Tennis at Echo Beach doors 7 pm, all ages. $60-$80. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. June 20.

Pierce Brothers at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $15. On sale April 13. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 26.

LUDOVICO EINAUDI Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $39.50-$125. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 3.

Tory Lanez at Rebel Second show added. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $45-$60. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 4-5.

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force at Opera House doors 8 pm, all ages. $35. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 11.

Alex Cameron at Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $18. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. July 20.

Suicidal Tendencies, Sick Of It All at Rebel 7 pm. $36.50. ticketmaster.ca. July 25.

Darlene Shrugg at Lee’s Palace doors 9 pm. $11.50. ticketfly.com. July 27.

Daniel Norgren, Fruit Bats (solo) at the Horseshoe doors 8 pm. $20. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com. July 29.

St. Vincent at Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$79.50. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 31.

Witch Mountain The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. August 4.

Gary Clark Jr. at Danforth Music Hall 7 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. August 6-7.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $29.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, –ticketfly.com. August 7.

Spirit Adrift at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm. $12.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. August 7.

Rascal Flatts, Dan & Shay, Carly Pearce at Budweiser Stage $TBA. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 16.

Amen Dunes at theHorseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $18. soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com, rotate.com. August 23.

Boy George & Culture Club at Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $53.50-$123.50. ticketmaster.ca. August 24.

5 Seconds of Summer at Echo Beach doors 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$60. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 27.

311, The Offspring, Gym Class Heroes at Budweiser Stage Never-Ending Summer tour. Doors 6 pm, all ages. $29-$89. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 28.

Trampled By Turtles at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $25-$35. ticketmaster.ca. September 12.

SALES at the Horseshoe doors 7:30 pm. $18.50. horseshoetavern.comticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. September 16.

MC50 presents Kick Out The Jams – The 50th Anniversary Tour at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $40-$200. ticketmaster.ca. September 19.

The The at Sony Centre All ages. $55-$135. –livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. September 19.

Sons Of Kemet at Longboat Hall doors 7 pm. $17.50-$20. On sale April 13. ticketfly.com. September 23.

Noah Gundersen, Harrison Whitford at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $25. On sale April 13. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 28-29.

Timber Timbre at the Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $21. On sale April 13. horseshoetavern.comticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. October 11.

Hey Ocean! at the Great Hall doors 7 pm. $20-$25. ticketfly.com. October 17.

Goo Goo Dolls at Rebel Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour. Doors 7 pm. $59.50-$75. On sale April 13. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. October 21.

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