Published Jun 01, 2017As wet and miserable spring days turn into bright and sunny summer days, we're giving June our typical weekly treatment of poring over our Concert Listings for the best shows across Canada from June 1 to June 7.
This week's picks include dance-rock group Franz Ferdinand, Atlanta trap lord Future, Toronto's Arts & Crafts-curated festival Field Trip and many more. Take a read below for the rest of our picks, then head over to the full listings page for everything else that's going on this week.
Entering its fifth year, Field Trip Music and Arts Festival has brought some of the finest musicians from Toronto and around the world to their stages while also spotlighting some of the city's proud culture through local art, gourmet food, a day camp and tons more. This year's lineup will be headlined by Broken Social Scene and Phoenix, along with performances from Feist, A Tribe Called Red, BADBADNOTGOOD and the Pharcyde among others.
06/03-04/2017 Toronto, ON – Fort York and Garrison Common
It's been three years since their last full tour, but fey Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have finally made their return to the stage — although this will be the first tour without original guitarist Nick McCarthy. The band are set to perform two back-to-back Canadian dates in Toronto and Montreal this week before heading back across the border to continue their trek.
06/02/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
06/03/2017 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Codeine-sipping mastermind Future has had a strong year with not one, but two number one albums and a number of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Mike WiLL Made-It. Following a stellar performance in Toronto, the Atlanta-based rapper will be hitting up Edmonton this week with A$AP Ferg, Migos and Tory Lanez for a show you do not want to miss.
06/07/2017 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Hot off the heels of releasing their new album Powerplant, folk-punk duo Girlpool are back on the road to promote the record. Now's your chance to hear their brand of lo-fi, soothing harmonies live, as the band will be playing dates in Toronto and Montreal respectively, with alt-rock group Ian Sweet opening both shows.
06/05/2017 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
06/06/2017 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
Ottawa-based rock band Hollerado have been stealing Canadians' hearts with their infectiously catchy sounds since their debut album. After releasing their poppiest effort to date, Born Yesterday, the band embarked on a massive cross-Canada tour, which hits Western Canada five times this week. Don't feel too bad if you can't make it to one of these dates though — they've got a ton of other Western Canadian dates coming up on this tour.
06/01/2017 Winnipeg, MN – The Park Theater
06/02/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
06/03/2017 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
06/04/2017 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar & Grill
06/07/2017 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
After releasing the critically acclaimed Skeleton Tree last year, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are finally out on the road in support of that album. The band have already made a few stops in Canada, but this week fans can catch the band in Toronto at their sold out show on June 1.
06/01/2017 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Prog-leaning hard rock giants Tool are on their first full tour in a very long time, and with no planned release date for a new album, why not watch some of their classics performed live? The band will be playing Montreal for the first time in a decade and are promising an "unparalleled sonic and visual experience."
06/02/2017 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events. Pick up a copy of Feist's new album Pleasure on vinyl here.