This week's highlights come in a diverse set of flavours, spreading across a range of musical styles to fit whatever you're in the mood to hear. Take a peek at our picks for the week of February 20-26 below, and make sure to check back every week for more Canadian shows near you.
Del Barber's new album, Prairieography, inspired by Ian Tyson's Cowboyography, finds the singer-songwriter singing tunes about his beloved home on the prairies, so it's no surprise he'll be spending quite a bit of time touring there, playing in Vancoucver and Saskatoon this week before continuing his trek through Alberta and Manitoba through the end of February and March.
02/20 Vancouver, BC – CBC Studio 700
02/26 Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
Bring Me the Horizon / Of Mice & Men
After two years without a full North American headlining tour, British metalcore quintet Bring Me the Horizon are on the road, and they've brought friends. California's Of Mice & Men are joining the tour, and both bands will be spending two nights at Toronto's Sound Academy. This tour also comes in the wake of Restoring Force, Of Mice and Men's third studio album, so fans will be sure to hear cuts off the new record.
02/22 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
02/23 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Producer Com Truise (a.k.a. Seth Haley) continues the spacey narrative established with his previous album, Galactic Melt, on his new cosmic Wave 1 EP. In celebration of the EP's February 18th release, Haley will be rocketing through several shows, including a stop at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club, which will feature a set by electronic duo Phantoms, among other guests.
02/24 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Spanish dance-pop quartet and time travel enthusiasts Delorean will be making a few Canadian stops on their recently rescheduled tour. The change in dates came about after the band was caught in a "virtual kidnapping" while on tour in Mexico last October from which they were able to walk away unscathed. They're playing in Toronto and Montreal this coming week.
02/20 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
02/21 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Lost in the Trees
American orchestral pop outfit Lost in the Trees are bringing their new album Past Life to the masses, and will be making a couple of Canadian stops on their extensive North American journey. The newly stripped-down band (cut from a sextet to a streamlined quartet for the new record) brings a more minimalist, electrified approach to their music, so fans will be sure to hear something they haven't heard before on this tour.
02/22 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
02/23 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Finally, Montreal alt-rock duo Solids are celebrating their new record Blame Confusion with a North American tour that includes a generous helping of Canadian dates. This week, fans in Toronto, London, Winnipeg and Regina will get a chance to see the band; those in Saskatchewan and Alberta will get a few opportunities in the coming weeks before the band join PUP for a lengthy tour south of the boarder in March.
02/20 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar Room
02/21 London, ON – Call the Office
02/25 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
02/26 Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.