D.O.A., Gary Numan and SBTRKT Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

D.O.A., Gary Numan and SBTRKT Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Steve Louie
With all sorts of Halloween happenings going on tomorrow evening, this edition of Can't Miss Concerts is full of ways to keep the good times rolling from October 30 right through to November 5. Look over our top picks for this week below, then be sure to check our complete Concert Listings for more.

Death to T.O.

If you're looking for some Halloween festivities in Toronto with a little more musical flavour, Death to T.O. has you covered. The fourth edition of what has become an annual Halloween covers show has 22 Toronto bands taking over the Silver Dollar on October 30 to pay homage to some of music's most notable names. The sonic selection for the evening is incredibly diverse, ranging from Biblical performing the music of Black Sabbath to members of Phedre, Hooded Fang, Moon King and Hellaluyah performing Beastie Boys material.

10/30 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar


Canadian punk rock mainstays D.O.A. continue to trek across the country on their tour in support of their recent live record, Welcome to Chinatown. Heading back towards their native province of British Columbia, the tour will see them stop in Lethbridge for a performance on Halloween night, then in Calgary to start kick off November the evening after. They return to the west coast on November 2 for a performance in Revelstoke, British Columbia.

10/31 Lethbridge, AB – Scores Thirst & Grill
11/01 Calgary, AB – Republik
11/02 Revelstoke, BC – The Last Drop

Gary Numan

Having risen to the height of mainstream popularity in the '80s, English musician Gary Numan still maintains a sizeable cult following. His faithful out west will have many chances to see him live this week, with the man embarking on a string of dates through western Canada that will see him perform in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

10/30 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
10/31 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/01 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
11/03 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre

Jenn Grant

Taking her latest record Compostela on the road, singer-songwriter Jenn Grant will start her supporting tour on the west side of the country with three dates to start November. After treating an audience in St. Albert, Alberta to her new material, she will head to British Columbia for back-to-back dates in Victoria and Vancouver on November 4 and 5, respectively. Both dates in the province will see support from fellow Canadian songwriter Matthew Barber.

11/01 St. Albert, AB – Arden Theatre
11/04 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
11/05 Vancouver, BC – CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre


Mysterious masked producer SBTRKT just released his incredibly ambitious sophomore record Wonder Where We Land at the start of this month. Giving himself little time to rest on his laurels, his supporting tour finally hits Canada this week for three scheduled dates. Fans can catch the man's live show in Montreal at Metropolis on October 30 before he heads to Toronto to play two back-to-back evenings at the Danforth Music Hall.

10/30 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/31 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/01 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

The Smalls

The reunion tour keeps rolling along for the Smalls as the group moves into its final month on the road for the foreseeable future. The Edmonton natives will spend three evenings in their home province to finish October, having booked a second date in Grand Prairie and another two evenings in Calgary after that. From there, they visit British Columbia for dates on November 4 and 5, both of which will feature support from Royal Tusk.

10/30 Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds
10/31 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
11/01 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
11/04 Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar
11/05 Kelowna, BC – Flashbacks

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