Published Oct 07, 2014This holiday season, Canadian music fans can get in the festive spirit with Jingle Bell Rock, an annual concert series that will be bringing some notable bands to cities across the country between November and January.
Among the bands participating in the shows are Death From Above 1979, Tokyo Police Club, Phantogram, Mother Mother, Mounties, Bleachers, July Talk, Said the Whale, METZ, the Pack A.D. and more. In various configurations, these artists will be hitting Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton.
While these shows aren't explicitly billed as Christmas-themed, $1 from each ticket will go to a local charity. Additionally, food bank donations are encouraged for attendees of each show, and charities will be on hand to spread their message on-site.
"We are really proud to be part of this series," said Pat Murphy of promoter Union Events in a statement. "Since the inception of Jingle Bell Rock, the events have raised over $150,000 disbursed to local charities like Covenant House (Toronto/Vancouver), Youth Empowerment & Support Services (Edmonton), the Daily Food Bank (Toronto), as well as tens of thousands of canned food stuffs for local food banks across the country."
Jingle Bell Rock made its debut in 2005. See this year's schedule below. Tickets go on sale on October 10 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketfly.
For the purposes of full disclosure, Exclaim! is one of the event sponsors. Radio stations The Edge 102.1 in Toronto, X92.9 FM in Calgary, SONiC 102.9 in Edmonton, Power 97 in Winnipeg and Power 99 in Saskatoon are lending their support.
Death From Above 1979:
12/05 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
01/24 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre ^
01/25 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall ^
01/26 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre ^
01/27 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick ^
* with Phantogram, Biblical
^ with METZ
Tokyo Police Club:
11/07 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre *^
11/19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room *^
11/20 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room *^
11/21 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall *^
11/22 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre *^
12/11 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *~
12/12 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *^
* with Said the Whale
^ with the Pack A.D.
~ with Dilly Dally
12/09 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre *
12/10 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub *
12/11 Calgary, AB - Flames Central *
12/12 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
* with Mounties, Dear Rouge
11/15 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
11/16 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
12/17 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix *
* with Brave Shores
12/19 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
12/20 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
Wildlife & Dear Rouge:
12/04 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix *
* with Twin Atlantic