Friday, April 08, 2011

Concert updates - Spring 2011

I haven't posted upcoming concerts in a while and now we're past winter hibernation, the number and quality of visiting artists is on the rise.

Bigger gigs

  • Peter Gabriel - June 22nd Molson Amphitheatre - heard rave reviews from my friend in NYC who saw him last year with same orchestral setup
  • Ray Lamontagne & the Pariah Dogs - May30th Massey Hall - love his sound and my bro says he's brilliant live
  • Paul Simon - May 7th Sound Academy - yes, you read that right, smallish venue
  • U2 July 11th Rogers Centre - forgot they were coming back, if it's anything close to 2009 show it will be a knockout
  • Adele - May 18 Air Canada Centre - recently moved from Kool Haus to accommodate ticket demand

Tempted to go

  • Black Keys and Cage the Elephant - July 7th Molson Amphitheatre - should be a humdinger of a show - mosh pit action
  • Dirty Vegas - April 24th Mod Club - easy-on-the-ear driving dance melodies
  • Supertramp - June 12th Molson Amphitheatre - perfect lawn show

Retro Alley

  • Journey and Foreigner - Aug 9th Molson Amphitheatre
  • Echo & The Bunnymen - May 16th Phoenix
  • The Cars - May 20th Phoenix or Sound Academy 
  • Bob Seger - April 12th - one of my old favourites from the motor city
  • Duran Duran - April 25th Phoenix
Highly acclaimed
  • TV on the Radio - April 18th Sound Academy - new album is supposed to be very good, which is saying a lot for following up their brilliant 2008 release
  • Tinie Tempah - May 2nd Wrongbar - massive Brit hip hop star plays small TO club
  • My Morning Jacket - July 11th Kool Haus 
What I'm going to
  • Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines - May 21st Kool Haus - seen the Monkeys twice and want more, seen hot Brits The Vaccines at the Horseshoe this past winter - sure to get the crowd going and give the Monkeys a run for their money
  • The Boxer Rebellion - April 18th Horseshoe - they put on a fab show here last time around and looking forward to a repeat show now the new tracks have sunk in more
  • Beady Eye June 20th Sound Academy - what mood will Liam be in ?

Friend and lovers love 'em

  • James Blunt - April 26th Massey Hall
  • Death Cab for Cutie - May 18th Phoenix

Full listing can be found on Now and

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