Published Feb 12, 2015There's nothing worse than missing out on an amazing show, which is why every week we scour our Concert Listings for the best concerts hitting the Great White North. This week's Can't Miss Concerts has you covered so you know what's worth seeing from February 12 to 18. Find our picks below.
Any fan of aggressive music will know the name Cannibal Corpse. The death metal mainstays have embarked on a lengthy tour, supporting their most recent release, A Skeletal Domain. Although this band have been slinging crushing riffs and pounding puny humans into dust for almost 30 years, their live performance is still as ferocious and relentless as the glory days. Check them out when roll through Western Canada into the Prairies this week.
02/13/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/14/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
02/16/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
As if Cannibal Corpse weren't enough of a reason to jump in a mosh pit this week, British grindcore veterans Napalm Death will be storming across Canada as a part of their North American tour. The heavy-hitting quartet are supporting their Earth-shattering record Apex Predator – Easy Meat, which was released at the end of last month. Check them out on the dates below.
02/12/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
02/13/2015 Regina, SK – The Exchange
02/14/2015 Calgary, AB – Republik
02/15/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
02/17/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Father John Misty
If you are in need of something light, airy and soulful, Father John Misty is your man. Having just released his album I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman is taking the set across North America, making two Canadian stops along the way. His new material finds Tillman branching out, employing sweeping melodies and beautiful orchestral arrangements, honing his overall sound into something much more varied and dynamic. Be sure to catch his live performance at his Toronto and Montreal stopovers.
02/16/2015 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
02/18/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Rich Homie Quan
Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan will be hitting Canada this week with a string of tour dates in a number of cities. Quan's auto tune-tinged brand of rap over hard hitting beats makes for an energetic and entertaining live show, during which you can find most of his posse onstage alongside him. You're sure to hear some of his massively popular singles like "Type of Way" and "Walk Thru" at these shows, so be sure to make it out to one when he's in your neighbourhood.
02/12/2015 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
02/13/2015 Edmonton, AB – YEG Dance Club
02/14/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
02/16/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
02/17/2015 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
02/18/2015 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
The Tragically Hip
Canadian rock legends the Tragically Hip are embarking on a month-long trek across our home and native land, following the deluxe reissue of their iconic album Fully Completely last year. Be sure to make it out to one of the dates to hear some classic tracks from the album, if only to help make the wait for the band's new material a little more bearable.
02/12/2015 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
02/14/2015 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
02/17/2015 St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
This week, Wavelength is back for its 15th iteration. Make sure to attend one of the many shows happening from February 13 to 15 to catch acts like Last Ex and Mozart's Sister when they're in the city this weekend.
02/13/2015 – 02/15/2015 Toronto, ON – Various Venues
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