Sarah Neufeld, Rihanna and Sloan Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Sarah Neufeld, Rihanna and Sloan Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Alan Ranta
Whether you're looking for an intimate evening of candlelit indie folk, a nonstop dance party where somehow no one will question your decision to wear six-inch heels to a show and you'll leave not knowing whether you're covered in glitter or sweat, or a fist-throwing, stage-diving metal thrash fest, this week's Can't Miss Concerts, from April 7 to April 13, has got you covered. If our bounty of fresh selections still doesn't quite tickle your fancy, head on over to our complete Concert Listings to pick your own poison.
R&B popster Ciara is paying a visit to her neighbours in the north for the second leg of her promo tour in support of her sixth studio album, Jackie. With two subsequent stops in Toronto and Montreal this week, it's time to dust off your inner diva and get ready to dance like you're making love.
04/12/16 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
04/13/15 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Remember that intimate evening of indie folk we mentioned? Hayden is making his rounds of Ontario for his 20th anniversary Everything I Long For tour, visiting cities that marked his early years as a travelling musician. Reminisce with the guitar-slinging local at one of the many dates below, and be sure to grab a copy of the limited-edition double-vinyl reissue of the memorable LP after the show.
04/07/2016 Hamilton, ON – Dundas Montessori
04/08/2016 Ridgeway, ON – The Sanctuary - Centre For The Arts
04/09/2016 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
04/11/2016 Waterloo, ON – Starlight
04/12/2016 Owen Sound, ON – Heartwood Concert Hall
04/13/2016 Creemore, ON – Avening Community Hall
Iron Maiden
This portion of Iron Maiden's Book of Souls world tour isn't just any old tour stop — it is much, much more. In fact, their April 8 show at Edmonton's Rexall Place marks the British metal outfit's 100th show in Canada — a feat that has been in the making for over 30 years. Get in on this monumental performance and join them as they go down in metal history.
04/08/2016 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
04/10/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Junior Boys
After a lengthy two-month tour across Europe and North America, Hamilton's Junior Boys are coming home this week. Don't miss the duo's long-awaited return, where they'll be donning their brand new Big Black Coat at one of the two dates listed below.
04/08/2016 London, ON – London Music Hall
04/09/2016 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Joel Plaskett Emergency are paying a visit to their East Coast roots this week with last year's Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test in tote and surely some older fan favourites to please their long-standing devotees. Catch the charismatic folk rockers at one of the three dates listed below and experience the Maritimes through music.
04/07/2016 Windsor, NS – Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre
04/09/2016 Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre
04/10/2016 Labrador City, NL – Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre
Oulu, Finland swamp lords Kalmah are paying a visit to their faithful fans overseas at a number of venues this week. We suggest you gear up with 2013's masterful Seventh Swamphony, but we can't guarantee that it will prepare you for the tsunami of thrashing bodies that'll be making up the audience.
04/07/2016  Rimouski, QC – Salle Desjardins-Telus
04/09/2016 Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern
04/11/2016 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
04/12/2016 Sherbrooke, QC– Le Murdoch
Sarah Neufeld
We already got our dose of Sarah Neufeld's live performance at her impressive March 26 set at Vancouver's Fox Cabaret, but we won't sleep easy until we know that you've gotten yours too. Find out what it's like to see Neufeld conjure up a string-laden musical storm at one of the three dates below.
04/09/2016 Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
04/10/2016 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
04/11/2016 Quebec City, QC – L'Anti
Rihanna is taking on the globe on her ANTI tour, and Canada is no exception. We all know she's been pretty buddy-buddy with Toronto's 6 God as of late, so you certainly won't want to miss her date in the city. In true RiRi spirit, grab some Caribbean grub at the "Work" video set location, Toronto's the Real Jerk — who knows, maybe you'll see her there. Hey, world famous superstars gotta eat too.
04/07/2016 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
04/13/2016 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Santigold recently had the tables turned on her fans, making them the star in her recent innovative music video for "Can't Get Enough of Myself." Now, she's back in the spotlight for her We Buy Gold tour in support of her latest album, 99¢. Show her that you can't get enough of her, either, and make an appearance at one of the two dates below.
04/11/2016 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04/13/2016 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
Canadian rock veterans Sloan are giving you the chance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1996's One Chord to Another LP by means of a full-fledged North American tour. Their shows will have them playing two sets; the first, a nod to the aforementioned LP with a full-album performance, and the second, a compilation of their greatest hits and fan-faves. Once you've got your ticket, make sure to get a quick pre-show refresher with our Essential Guide to Sloan.
04/07/2016 Thunder Bay, ON – Crock's
04/09/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
04/10/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
04/11/2016 Lethbridge, AB – Average Joe's
04/13/2016 Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred's
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