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Saturday, December 30, 2017

The 15 most anticipated concerts in Toronto for 2018

The most anticipated concerts in Toronto for 2018 include huge shows from stadium filling pop stars as well as the return of hometown heroes playing some of the city's most iconic venues. Whether you're someone craving the next big sound or looking to get nostalgic, there's plenty of shows to get excited about this year. 

Events you might want to check out:

Brockhampton (February 8 @ REBEL)
The 15-member hip hop collective released a trilogy of albums in 2017 and are set to play the new material live for Toronto, showcasing each member's unique musical skill set live.
Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples (February 17 @ Ricoh Coliseum)
Two rap powerhouses hit the stage for one night in Toronto during their joint North American tour. Either one of these artists performing would be cause for celebration, so consider yourself double lucky.
Lido Pimienta (February 17 @ The Drake Hotel)
2017 was a defining year for Toronto local Lido Pimienta after winning the Polaris Prize and starting her "women of colour to the front" movement. Later this year she brings La Papessa to the Drake live.
Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled (March 19 @ Air Canada Centre)
Just as winter comes to a close, Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled will bring a dose of social media star power to the ACC in support of the former's 2017 album Tell Me You Love Me.
Lorde (March 29 @ Air Canada Centre)
The New Zealand born singer-songwriter and undisputed queen of dark pop returns to Toronto in support of her fabulous sophomore album Melodrama. It'll the the first big show of the spring.
BADBADNOTGOOD (March 30 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Toronto has loved BADBADNOTGOOD for years, but they earned an international audience in 2017 after Snoop Dogg sampled them on a hugely viral track. They're back in Toronto for two nights at Danforth.
Born Ruffians (April 4 @ Lee's Palace)
These indie rock mainstays have gone quiet since the release of Ruff back in 2015, leaving Toronto hungry for more. They're finally answering our call with five nights at Lee's Palace.
Khalid (May 30 @ RBC Echo Beach)
The American Teen himself, Khalid plays a rain or shine show at Echo Beach at the end of May. The singer songwriter's cutting edge R&B vibe will perfectly transition you into the summer season.
Sam Smith (June 18 @ Air Canada Centre)
The British soul singing heartthrob lands in Toronto this June in support of his sophomore record The Thrill of It All. Bring plenty of Kleenex to this one.
Foo Fighters (July 12 @ Rogers Centre)
Dave Grohl and the boys hit up Toronto for a night of rock and roll you won't soon forget. Their last worldwide tour featured an epic throne made of guitars, so expect some crazy theatrics.
Weezer and Pixies (July 14 @ Budweiser Stage)
Two forces of nature in the alt rock world collide, bringing singalong anthems from their 20+ year careers to Toronto. This is a 90s kid's dream come true.
Harry Styles (July 16 @ ACC)
You might have thought the former One Direction boys would fade away after their breakup, but Harry Styles' solid debut album proved otherwise. He tours the self titled album in July.
Taylor Swift (August 4 @ Rogers Centre)
Taylor Swift's sixth studio album was the target of ridicule for its corny artwork and "Bad Taylor" aesthetic, but no one can deny it's a monster of a pop album. Are you ready for it live?
Ed Sheeran (August 30 @ Rogers Centre)
Like Ed says, the club isn't the best place to find a lover. That's why he's bringing his live show to the biggest music venue Toronto has to offer, where he'll serenade you for two nights.
Niall Horan and Maren Morris (September 5 @ Budweiser Stage)
Speaking of One Directioners, Niall's "Slow Hands" dominated the charts last year, cementing him as a musical force to be reckoned with. He joins queen of country Maren Morris at the Budweiser Stage.

by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO

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