Published Oct 26, 2017With Halloween just a few days away, it's time to show your devilish side at one of the many festive shows coming up in this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts. From October 26 until November 1, music lovers across the country can choose from a slew of ghoulish, Halloween-themed shows, like the final edition of Toronto's Death to T.O. or Halloween Howler in Alberta, to attend before stocking up on discounted candy.
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Days of the Dead
Red Deer, AB's Days of the Dead festival attendees love to celebrate the heavy sounds of metal, punk and hardcore music, dressed in their creepiest costumes. On top of playing host to over 30 bands from across Canada and three days of concerts, the fourth-year festival edition will also feature costume contests and freak shows.
10/26-29/2017 Red Deer, AB – Multiple Venues
Death to T.O. VII: The End
The seventh annual edition of Toronto's Death to T.O. night will also be its last. Being sure to go out with a bang, the Halloween costume extravaganza features a gaggle of the city's best local talent. 13 acts including members of Dilly Dally, Fake Palms, HSY, the Highest Order, Beliefs, Greys, Twist and more will take to two stages at Lee's Palace, playing 20-minute cover sets of bands like Blink-182, Bruce Springsteen, Interpol, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Sonic Youth, just to name a few.
10/27/2017 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
Forever '99 Halloween Freakout
Presented by recently reanimated duo Prozzäk, Forever '99 Halloween Freakout is a blend of classic and cutting edge, combining two eras of music that will come together as one. Three rooms of sound will host performances from Prozzäk, Green Velvet, Culture Shock, Christopher Lawrence, Micky Finn, Mark Oliver, Addy and more. Attendees can also indulge in go-karting, glow-in-the-dark mini golf and come face to face with a 30-foot long fire-breathing dragon.
10/28/2017 Toronto, ON – 401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts
Saskatoon rockers One Bad Son perform back-to-back Halloween Howler events this Friday (October 27) and Saturday (October 28) in Edmonton and Calgary, respectively. Their first night in Alberta will see the band opening for '90s pop punk act the Offspring, while the Calgary gig will also feature performances from the Headstones, Big Wreck and the Vidos.
10/27/2017 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
10/28/2018 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
Halloween Spooktacular at Grimross
Elora, ON funksters the Boo Radley Project are currently trekking across Canada on their "Strictly Feedback Strictly Sex" tour. This Saturday (October 28), they'll haunt attendees of Fredericton's Halloween Spooktacular at Grimross. Young Satan in Love, the Crossroad Devils and Jack Moves are also set to perform, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
10/28/2017 Fredericton, NB – Grimross Brewing Co.
Monster Mash: French Montana
Every fall, over 5,000 of Toronto's finest costumed party people come together to celebrate. This year's new venue, just north of the city in Woodbridge ON, will feature exceptional performances from French Montana, Baka Not Nice, Charlie B, Killa Kels, Jetset and more across two rooms (appropriately dubbed the Haunted Ballroom and the Insanitarium).
10/28/2017 Woodbridge, ON – Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue
Scream, Western Canada's champion of Halloween events over the past 13 years, returns to Edmonton for another sold out edition. With a stacked lineup of DJs including Deadmau5 (featuring his new stage accoutrement Cube 2.1), DVBBS, Deorro, Headhunterz and No Mana, house music lovers can look forward to a night full of impressive sound, lighting and spooky décor. Costumes are encouraged!
10/28/2017 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Unsound does Halloween: Halloween High
Unsound returns to Toronto for a special night of exclusive Canadian events at the Bluma Appel Theatre. This Friday (October 27), musician Jlin will be joined by dancers to perform "Autobiography Edits," based on the British choreographer Wayne McGregor's new show. There will also be a screening of new cult classic film Under the Skin, with Mica Levi's live soundtrack performed by Unsound Toronto Orchestra and conducted by Evan Mitchell.
10/27/2017 Toronto, ON – Bluma Appel Theatre
This one isn't specifically Halloween-themed, but there's enough death and destruction on Cattle Decapitation's latest tour to make it basically count. The jaunt, sponsored by Exclaim!'s Aggressive Tendencies, features Revocation, Full of Hell and Artificial Brain, and hits Toronto on Halloween night and Montreal the night after — don't miss it.
10/31/2017 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/01/2017 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
View Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for more upcoming shows.