The singer and rapper will play a hometown show for his nostalgic mixtape with some surprise guests that could be big names of yore. Plus: more just announced Toronto concerts
Nostalgia pays. Tory Lanez’s Chixtape 5, in which he recreates and updates 00s hip-hop and R&B hits with help from the songs’ original artists, is a huge streaming hit – and now the silky-voiced local singer is bringing the project to life with three shows in three cities, ending in Toronto in February.
The Chixtape Live tour is billed as Tory Lanez and friends. No word on who those friends are, but you could make some guesses (or wishes) based on the track list, which includes guests like Lil Wayne, Ashanti, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Mya. Lanez also long ago buried the hatchet with his one-time rival Drake and has been a guest at his showcase, OVO Fest, so that would likely be a good guess, too.
February 23 at Coca-Cola Coliseum (100 Princes’ Blvd), doors 7 pm, all ages. $24.50-$59.50. ticketmaster.ca.
Raw Toronto: Anna, Dense & Pika, Moonwalk at The Concert Hall 10 pm. $35-$50. flohtoronto.electrostub.com. January 17.
Föllakzoid at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $16. showclix.com. January 30.
Sessa at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. showclix.com. February 7.
HIDE, Cloud Rat, Dregqueen at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12.50. rotate.com, showclix.com. February 7.
Kembe X at Rivoli doors 9 pm, all ages. Tickets from $20. ticketweb.ca. February 7.
Andrea Gibson at The Great Hall 8 pm, all ages. $35. ticketmaster.ca. February 12.
Death To T.O on Valentine’s Day: Rapport, Nyssa, Robin Hatch and others at Lee’s Palace Live cover sets of ABBA, Meatloaf, My Bloody Valentine, Elton John and more. 9 pm. $12.50. eventbrite.ca. February 14.
Kojey Radical at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. From $25. –ticketweb.ca. February 21.
Winterfolk XVIII Blues & Roots Festival: Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella, Wendell Ferguson, Howard Gladstone and others at Tranzac and the Annex Hotel Early bird wristbands $15 until Dec 31. winterfolk.com. February 21-23.
Tory Lanez at Coca-Cola Coliseum Chixtape Live. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $24.50-$59.50. ticketmaster.ca. February 23.
The Mattson 2 at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $15.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, eventbrite.ca. February 27.
Dan Mangan at Danforth Music Hall Second show added. 7 pm. $52-$63. ticketmaster.ca. March 12-13.
Have Mercy, fredo disco, Selfish Things, Young Culture at Hard Luck Bar doors 6 pm, all ages. $21. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 15.
Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes at Velvet Underground doors 8 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 17.
Vundabar, Boyscott, The Ophelias at The Garrison doors 7 pm. $18.50. rotate.com, eventbrite.ca, soundscapesmusic.com. March 19.
OSO OSO, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Just Friends, Sincere Engineer at Hard Luck Bar doors 6 pm, all ages. $22. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 20.
Men I Trust at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $22. On sale December 20. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 22.
A Collaboration between Uniform & The Body, Dreamdecay at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $16.50. showclix.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 22.
She Past Away at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $25. showclix.com. September 22.