Published Apr 28, 2016This week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from April 28 to May 4, features a little something for everyone, from the savage pits of Amon Amarth and Baroness shows to the hazy, alien worlds of Beach House and M83. Below, we've compiled our weekly list of the best shows hitting Canada this week. If nothing below catches your eye, head over to our complete Concert Listings, where you're sure to find the show for you.
After playing a number of intimate European release shows back in March, Viking metal band Amon Amarth are ready to take their latest conceptual project, Jomsviking, to a much bigger crowd. Find them at one of the dates below, and prepare yourself to be fully immersed in their Viking world filled with love, violence and revenge.
04/28/2016 Quebec City, QC – Imperial De Quebec
04/29/2016 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
04/30/2016 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Baroness will be at the beginning of their hefty North American tour this week, so now is your chance to catch them ahead of the crowd. Their live show will see the Georgian metal outfit bringing their latest LP, Purple, to the stage, which means we're in for a healthy dose of "classic Baroness goodness, full of heaviness and gigantic choruses."
04/30/2016 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
05/01/2016 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
05/03/2016 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Dream pop duo Beach House seem like they're really into pairs these days, having released two new albums last year, and hitting Vancouver with a double whammy of shows this week. The latter of the two sees them performing a special intimate "installation" set at a venue that has yet to be revealed. Join them for an otherworldly evening of art and sound at one of the dates listed below.
04/30/2016 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
05/01/2016 Vancouver, BC – Location TBA
Taking over the city of Toronto from May 2 to 8, Canadian Music Week is packed with tons of exciting musical acts, including Tegan and Sara, Wintersleep, the Strumbellas and more. As always, it's also a great place to discover new and emerging musicians if you scope out some of the smaller gigs. Check out the CMW website for the full schedule and lineup at cmw.net/music.
Death From Above / Eagles of Death Metal
The formidable rock'n'roll team-up of Death From Above and Eagles of Death Metal have finally kicked off the Canadian part of their long-awaited joint tour. Not that you're in need of any further convincing, but Death From Above's Sebastian Grainger himself has told Canadians to "get ready for real rock-and-roll and wear your tuxedos."
04/28/2016 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
04/29/2016 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
04/30/2016 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
05/01/2016 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
05/04/2016 London, ON – London Music Hall
If you've always dreamt of spending a night at an intergalactic dance party, this might be just about as close as you get. M83 will be arriving in western Canada this week with his latest offering, Junk, so strap on your moon boots and your oxygen tank — this retro electronic dream-weaver is sure to take your breath away.
04/29/2016 Edmonton, AB – Francis Winspear Centre for Music
04/30/2016 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
Toronto singer-songwriter Royal Wood just released his latest album, Ghost Light, and is just about to embark on a lengthy North American tour in support of the project. Hear him deliver a raw and emotive performance guided by the spirits of his "past, present and future" at one of the three Maritime dates listed below.
04/29/2016 Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts
04/30/2016 Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts
05/01/2016 Part Hawkesbury, NS – Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
Royce da 5'9"
After five long years of silence, Royce da 5'9" returned this year with an EP, his sixth studio album, Layers, and news of yet another forthcoming LP titled Book of Ryan, due later this year. The Detroit rapper is on a creative rampage, so be sure to catch him spitting his latest lines out west this week — who knows what other surprises he's got in store?
04/28/2016 Vancouver, BC – Alexander
05/04/2016 Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel
Said the Whale
Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale are taking to the road this week as part of a musical experiment. The band will be playing two sets; the first comprised of all new, yet-to-be recorded material, and the second delivering all of your old favourites. Grab your tickets to make sure you get an adequate sample before they take their tunes out of the lab and into the studio.
04/28/2016 Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
04/29/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
04/30/2016 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
05/01/2016 Lethbridge, AB – Studio 54
05/02/2016 Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel
Ty Dolla $ign
Red Bull Sound Select is bringing L.A.-based Ty Dolla $ign to Toronto for an evening of hip-hop and Auto Tune-drenched R&B. Get your tickets below to catch Ty alongside emerging artists Keita Juma, ShaqIsDope and Nasty Nigel.
04/29/2016 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
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