Published Apr 18, 2013Spring weather may be unpredictable, but one thing you can depend on is our weekly roundup of the best Canadian concerts to catch this week. Below, find our picks for must-see shows of the coming week, from April 18-25. Don't miss your chance to see these awesome acts.
Bonobo started off the month by releasing his long awaited album The North Borders, and now, only a week into his North American tour, he'll be making a stop in Toronto. Canadian dates on this tour schedule are few and far between, so you'll want to take advantage of this opportunity.
4/18 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Nova Scotian rapper Classified is heading out west this week to promote his latest, self-titled album. It may be his 15th in almost two decades, but this album is where he shows off his skills as a producer, as he builds catchy beats and "big, horn-heavy anthems."
4/18 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Last year, the legendary Lenard Cohen had to miss a few of his scheduled Canadian stops, but this time around, he'll be ending his North American tour in Newfoundland. He'll spend his summer months in Europe, so make sure you mark your calendar for this one.
4/20 St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre
Last summer, Fleetwood Mac promised fans a 2013 reunion tour; now, the time has come. Hear all your favourite classic California pop tunes in Kanata, ON this coming Tuesday.
4/23 Kanata, ON - Scotiabank Place
Former hardcore punk quintet the Men have let loose some of their country influences for their latest release, New Moon, and this week you have a chance to get a taste of their new sound in person.
4/19 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
Swedish metal act Opeth hits Canada hard in the first week of their North American tour to promote the reissue of their 2011 album Heritage, and they're bringing their Scandinavian neighbours Katatonia along with them.
4/21 Quebec City, QC - Capitole
4/23 Halifax, NS - Multi-Purpose Centre
4/24 Moncton, NB - Casino New Brunswick
Renny Wilson is known for staying close to home; in fact, he's never played a show outside of Alberta! Things are about to change this week, as he performs his first set of out-of-province shows.
4/20 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
4/22 Victoria, BC - The Copper Owl
4/23 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
White Lung may have put together Sorry in a surprisingly short amount of time, but they aren't rushing the promotion for it. The punk quartet set out on a new string of dates in early March and have been hopping back and forth across the border ever since. Now, they'll be back in Canuck territory for one last show before heading over to the states and finishing off the tour.
4/22 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar