Constantines, Ab-Soul and Charli XCX Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Constantines, Ab-Soul and Charli XCX Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Stephen McGill
Loads of incredible live music can be found in this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts for October 9 to 15. Full of everything from hip-hop to hard rock, get up to speed by checking our choices for this week below. Then, if you don't find what you're looking for, be sure to check our complete Concert Listings to see if your favourite artists is swinging by your hometown.


Top Dawg Entertainment's luminary emcee Ab-Soul kicked off a tour in support of his latest record These Days late last month. This week, he brings his brainy rhymes north of the border for two dates in Canada. Fans can catch the scholarly spitter in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on October 11, and Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club on October 15.

10/11 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/15 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

Ryan Adams

With a new self-titled record in tow, Ryan Adams makes a visit to Canada early on in his two upcoming months of touring. See the man live out west in Edmonton on October 9 at the Winspear Centre, in Calgary on October 10 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Winnipeg on October 12 at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

10/09 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
10/10 Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/12 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

Bombay Bicycle Club

British indie rock quartet Bombay Bicycle Club are coming to Canada for a small string of dates out west. The trek includes stops in Edmonton at the Starlite Room, Calgary at the MacEwan Ballroom and the Garrick Centre in Winnipeg. Their time in Winnipeg will also feature a DJ set from the band, taking place at the Park Theatre after their October 12 performance.

10/09 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/10 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
10/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre (DJ Set)

Charli XCX

Building anticipation for her upcoming December record release, English vocalist Charli XCX is bringing her brand of synth-pop to Canada for two dates this week, with a performance in Montreal on October 9 at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre and one in Toronto at the Hoxton on October 10.

10/09 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
10/10 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton


The reunion tour for Canadian indie rockers Constantines keeps on rolling. This week, the band will take a trip to Edmonton as part of the city's Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival on October 11, headlining an impressive bill featuring the likes of Ladyhawk, The Darcys, Language Arts and more.

10/11 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room

Fred Eaglesmith

The relentless tour schedule of singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith continues this week, with the Canadian music veteran lining up four dates in the province of Alberta. If you somehow haven't caught him elsewhere in the country yet, you can take in his live performance in Edmonton on October 9, St. Albert on October 10, Calgary on October 11 and Lethbridge on October 15.

10/09 Edmonton, AB – Mercer Tavern
10/10 St. Albert, AB – Arden Theatre
10/11 Calgary, AB – Crescent Heights Community Hall
10/15 Lethbridge, AB – Lethbridge College Barn


Still riding the wave of their successful debut record, Toronto pop punkers PUP are on the road out west, backed by Mint Records signees Tough Age. Catch their incredibly energetic live show in Saskatchewan, Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton as part of the city's Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival.

10/09 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
10/10 Calgary, AB – Broken City Social Club
10/11 Edmonton, AB – Denizen Hall
10/13 Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret


Homegrown alt-rock staples Sloan are taking this year's four-sided record Commonwealth on tour through western Canada this week. With each member of the band having written one side of the release; catch part of each in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary this week.

10/11 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
10/12 Regina, SK – The Owl Bar (University of Regina)
10/14 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
10/15 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage

For more shows headed your way, make sure to check out Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.