Plus: the Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson and Sturgill Simpson, the return of Venus Fest and a CMW show at Lower Bay Station
Drake and the Weeknd get a lot of attention for representing Toronto on the world map of hip-hop and R&B, but Tory Lanez is proving to be nearly as reliable a hitmaker, and his latest album, Memories Don’t Die, is selling fast.
The Brampton crooner is going on a major tour of North America and Europe in support of the versatile new album, which is flush with both pop crossovers and harder-edged rap tracks with featured artists like NAV, 50 Cent and Future.
The tour takes him to Rebel for an all-ages show on July 4. He always brings some extra energy for his hometown shows, and considering how much more time he spends surfing the crowd than onstage, that’s saying a lot.
Maybe we can even expect a cameo or two. The last time he played here, we got a surprise and raucous singalong with local rappers Killy, CMDWN, Puffy L’z, Smoke Dawg and Jazz Cartier, so who knows who he might summon this time?
July 4 at Rebel (11 Polson). Doors 7 pm, all ages. $45-$60. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca.
Brain Itch, Que Lastima, Make No Gains, Scorpio Rising at Faith/Void doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $10. April 13.
White Cowbell Oklahoma at Dakota Tavern Every Tuesday in May. 9 pm. $10. May 1, 7, 15 and 22.
Johnny Dowd, Brian Sasaki & The Scuffed Souls, Josh Mover & The Shakers at the Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $9.50. ticketfly.com. May 2.
Westelaken, Tange, Cheap Smokes at the Baby G doors 8:30 pm. $10. May 4.
Bossie, Language Arts at the Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. May 5.
A$AP Ferg at Rebel Rescheduled from April 9. Mad Man Tour. 7 pm. $39-$117. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. May 6.
CMW: Sun K, Beams, A Fellow Ship, Nikki Fierce at Lee’s Palace NeXT@CMW. Doors 7 pm. $9.50. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 9.
CMW: New City, Langston Francis, Drama, Jon Bryant, Poesy at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm, all ages. $16.50. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 10.
CMW: Yonatan Gat, Absolutely Free at Sneaky Dee’s doors 7 pm. $12.50. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 10.
CMW: Whoop-Szo, Beauts, Billy Moon, jaunt, Mauno, Possum at the Garrison Double Denim showcase. Doors 7 pm. $8. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 10.
CMW: Deliluh, E-Saggila, Tyriqueordie, Secret Headliner at Lower Bay Subway Station NeXT@CMW. Doors 8:30 pm. Advance tickets only. $15. ticketweb.ca. May 11.
CMW: Yukon Blonde, Mansionair, Ellevator, Caveboy, Aliocha, Harrison Storm at Lee’s Palace Paradigm & Indie88. Doors 6 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 11.
CMW: Petra Glynt, Whimm, WLMRT, Traitrs, Isla Craig, Tough Age, Goosebump, Mundy’s Bay, Man Made Hill, Zones, J Blissette, Heaven For Real, Don’t Bother at the Garrison Pleasence Records & Mint Records showcase. Doors 4 pm. $8. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 11.
Foonyap, Holy Hum at Small World Music Centre 8 pm. $15. smallworldmusic.thundertix.com. May 11-12.
CMW: Dusted, Common Holly, Jo Passed, Mythless, Everett Bird at the Garrison Royal Mountain showcase. Doors 8 pm. $12.50. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 12.
CMW: shy kids, Fleece, Good Kid, Florda Well at Monarch Tavern NeXT@CMW. 7:30-11:45 pm. $10. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 12.
CMW: Un Blonde, Mimico, Scott Hardware, Mother Tongues at Monarch Tavern NeXT@CMW. 11:45 pm-4 am. $12. ticketweb.ca, cmw.net. May 12.
CMW: Amber Mark, Demo Taped at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $17.50. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca, cmw.net. May 12.
Face To Face, Spoilers, Rules at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $27.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. May 17.
PJ Morton at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $20. ticketweb.ca. May 21.
Rozwell Kid, Prince Daddy & The Hyena at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $16.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. May 27.
Hockey Dad, Cold Fronts, Mt Eddy at Hard Luck Bar doors 8 pm. $13.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. June 9.
Quiet Slang at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. June 11.
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir at Elgin Theatre Luminato concert. 8 pm. $50-$90. luminatofestival.com. June 22-23.
Jill Scott at Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $56-$126. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. June 26.
Jr. Gone Wild at the Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $20. horseshoetavern.com, ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. June 27.
Tory Lanez at Rebel doors 7 pm, all ages. $45-$60. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 4.
The Cult, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots at Budweiser Stage Revolution 3 tour. $29.50-$129.50. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. July 25.
Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion at Budweiser Stage Trip Around The Sun. $TBA. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 2.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Buster Shuffle at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $30-60. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 18.
I Love The 90’s Tour: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Rob Base, Young MC, Black Sheep at Burl’s Creek 7 pm. Starting at $50. On sale April 6. eventbrite.ca. August 18.
Counting Crows, Live at Budweiser Stage 25 Years And Counting tour. All ages. $30-$100. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 29.
Outlaw Music Festival: Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Terra Lightfoot, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Particle Kid at Budweiser Stage $29.50-$175. On sale April 6. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. September 9.
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at the Great Hall doors 7:30 pm. $31.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 14.
Venus Fest at Mod Club & Opera House September 20 at Mod Club, September 21-22 at Opera House. Details TBA. Early-bird wristband $58. September 20-22.
Fickle Friends at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $17. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. October 1.
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