Published Oct 03, 2013If you're in the market for a piece of music history, Kurt Cobain's childhood home just went on sale for a price tag of $500,000. But if your budget for sweet, sweet music isn't quite that high, why not just check out the next concert headed your way? In another Can't Miss Concerts, we've done the legwork and highlighted just a few of the excellent shows coming to cities across Canada from October 3-9.
Operatic synth-pop outfit Austra, who graced our cover back in the summer, have hit the road in support of their excellent sophomore release Olympia. On their way across North America and Europe, the Toronto band will stop off in Winnipeg and Calgary for a pair of October dates.
10/5 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
10/9 Calgary, AB - The Gateway (Sait)
As part of their Double Headed Bat Madness North American tour, Toronto punks Cancer bats are making their way east across the prairies, hitting a number of cites in Alberta and Saskatchewan along the way. Expect a very odd concert experience as the band will be accompanied at these shows by their own alter ego, Bat Sabbath.
10/3 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
10/4 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
10/5 Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's
10/7 Regina, SK - The Exchange
10/8 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
Kid Cudi brings "The Cud Life Tour" north of the border in October for shows at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and Montreal's Bell Centre. Big Sean and Logic will back Cud at these events, his final two Canadian tour dates.
10/3 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/4 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Nine Inch Nails
Industrial-rock pioneers Nine Inch Nails recently made a very welcome return to music-making with their eighth full-length album, Hesitation Marks. Trent Reznor and co. are now in the midst of their "Tension: 2013" tour, which includes upcoming stops in Montreal and Toronto.
10/3 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
10/4 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Juno Award-winning songstress Rose Cousins brings her maritime pop folk westward for a pair of early October gigs in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
10/4 Vancouver, BC - CBC Studio 700
10/5 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
Finally, in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of their highly influential debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the Wu-Tang Clan are headed to Montreal. Though the long-awaited A Better Tomorrow is yet to have a solid release date, expect to hear some new material from the Staten Island crew at Montreal's L'Olympia.
10/3 Montreal, QC - L'Olympia
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