Published Dec 12, 2013This edition of our Can't Miss Concerts, for the week of December 12-18, has a little bit of everything. It features both farewell and reunion tours, not to mention artists ranging in age from 19 to 65. Check it out below and be sure to check in every Thursday for the latest highlights from our Canadian Concert Listings.
R&B singer Charles Bradley brings his heart-rending soul to Canada for a pair of shows in Toronto and Ottawa. Bradley released his sophomore album Victim of Love back in April, at the tender age of 64.
12/12 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
12/13 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
Chance the Rapper
It's been a very good year for Chicago MC Chance the Rapper, having dropped his breakout mixtape Victim of Love to universal acclaim. Chance wraps up the year with an appearance on Childish Gambino's Because The Internet and by finishing up his Social Experiment Tour. Catch Chance at his final Canadian date of 2013 in Vancouver.
12/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
In the past few months, the Flatliners have played shows in the United States, South America and Europe, but the band have finally returned to Canada to close out 2013. Catch the band in Edmonton and Calgary before they head back to their home province of Ontario.
12/13 Edmonton, AB - Ritchie Hall
12/14 Calgary, AB - Republik
British singer Archy Marshall, a.k.a. King Krule, is squeezing in a short North American tour before the year's end. Krule hits Vancouver before heading south down the western coast of the United States.
12/13 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Fucked Up's Long Winter: Volume 2
Following the surprise success of last year's events, the Fucked Up-curated Long Winter concert series has entered into its second year. Performances and art installments will take place monthly at Toronto's Great Hall between November and March. The December show features performances from Doldrums, Hooded Fang and Beliefs, among others.
12/13 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Montreal's Mahones are in the midst of a Canadian tour in support of this year's The Black Irish. Appropriately, the band will bring their hard-partying brand of Celtic punk to the Maritimes this week for a series of shows in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
12/12 Moncton, NB - Plan B
12/13 Halifax, NS - Seahorse Tavern
12/14 Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
Sensuous Can-grunge band Moist, who dominated the charts in the 1990s, have recently reunited for a series of Canadian shows. David Usher and co. hit Montreal and Vancouver this week.
12/14 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
12/18 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Two Hours Traffic
Finally, as one band reunites, another calls it a day. Two Hours Traffic hit Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa on their Farewell Tour before heading back to the Maritimes for their final shows.
12/12 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
12/13 Kingston, ON - The Mansion
12/14 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
As always, for more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s new Concert Listings.