My Bloody Valentine, Slayer, Chance the Rapper and KEN Mode Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

My Bloody Valentine, Slayer, Chance the Rapper and KEN Mode Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Andrea England
Everybody knows that Halloween is celebrated on October 31, but since 2011, that date has also been recognized as Seven Billion Day in honour of a UN declaration that Earth's population had surpassed the seven billion mark. Yes, our numbers continue to grow, so before overpopulation swallows us all up, you might as well take in as many shows as you can. We've listed some of the best coming to Canada for the week of October 31 to November 6 in the latest edition of our Can't Miss Concerts series. Be sure to check back every Thursday to see what shows are headed to your city.


Andrew Whiteman and Ariel Engle, aka AroarA, have hit the road in support of their debut album, In The Pines, which was released last month. Catch them as they head through Quebec and Ontario with the Barr Brothers.

11/1 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
11/2 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club

The Black Dahlia Murder

Back in June, death metal vets the Black Dahlia Murder released their sixth studio album, Everblack. With a new drummer and bassist in the line-up, the Detroit band have now embarked on a North American tour that sees them hit a number of Canadian cities.

10/31 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
11/1 London, ON - The Music Hall
11/2 Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/6 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

Chance The Rapper

Chicago MC Chance the Rapper has gained an impressive amount of buzz, considering the fact that he's only got a pair of mixtapes in his repertoire. Before he hits Australia early next year with hip-hop heavyweights Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, Chance has lined up a pair of Canadian dates in November.

11/3 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
11/4 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

July Talk

Bluesy Toronto rockers July Talk have set out on a nationwide, coast to coast tour, having just released a deluxe edition of their self-titled debut LP.

11/4 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
11/5 Regina, SK - The Exchange
11/5 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern

KEN Mode

As November begins, Henry Rollins-nodding noise rockers KEN Mode continue their extensive Canadian tour. The band are currently making their way westward, throwing in a hometown Winnipeg date on November 2 between other stops.

10/31 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
11/2 Winnipeg, MB - Windsor Hotel
11/5 Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's

My Bloody Valentine

After recently criticizing the Mercury Prize and claiming that BritPop was the product of a government conspiracy, Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine are headed to Canada for a pair of shows. The influential Irish group hit Montreal and Toronto next week.

11/5 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
11/6 Montreal, QC - Metropolis


The cleverly-named all-female Weezer cover group Sheezer are bringing their high-energy act out on the road, including their annual Halloween stop in Toronto. Expect the group to stick mostly to material from Blue Album and Pinkerton.

10/31 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/1 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
11/2 Montreal, QC - Il Motore


California thrash metal legends Slayer have embarked on their first North American tour in two years. Following a few line-up changes, including the return of former drummer Paul Bostaph, the band are now hitting a number of Canadian cities during their trek across North America.

11/3 Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral
11/4 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
11/5 Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Park

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