Nine Inch Nails, Slayer and Thundercat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Nine Inch Nails, Slayer and Thundercat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Carrie Musgrave
If you're looking for more indoor activities to help you escape the impending winter cold, why not check out a local concert? We've listed some of the best shows hitting Canada for the week of November 21-27 in the latest edition of our Can't Miss Concerts series below. Find the perfect show for you, then come back every Thursday to keep your concert itinerary up to date.

Steve Aoki

Dim Mak Records CEO Steve Aoki heads to Canada for a pair of dates. Aoki turns 35 this week, so be sure to help him celebrate by attending one of his shows in Edmonton or Vancouver.

11/22 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Expo Centre
11/23 Vancouver, BC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (UBC)


Reclusive Canadian folk-rocker Hayden is hitting the road in support of this year's Us Alone LP. Joining him are Arts & Crafts upandcomers Reuben & the Dark and the Golden Dogs' Taylor Knox, who will be supporting him on and off for a select number of dates on tour. Catch Hayden this week as he plays a series of shows throughout Ontario.

11/22 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe
11/23 Collingwood, ON - Gayety Theatre
11/26 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
11/27 Waterloo, ON - Starlight Social Club

Nine Inch Nails

Industrial rock veterans Nine Inch Nails have set out on the last leg of their Tension 2013 North American tour. The band will be hitting Vancouver and Edmonton alongside Austin post-rock unit Explosions in the Sky this week before concluding the tour with a performance at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome.

11/21 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
11/24 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
11/25 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome

Said The Whale

Continuing their extensive tour in support of September release hawaiii, Vancouver indie rockers Said The Whale pass through Toronto and Winnipeg on their way out west.

11/21 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
11/25 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre


Shad's latest LP, Flying Colours has earned him national acclaim; catch him showcase the album on tour as he heads westward through the Prairies this week.

11/26 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
11/27 Calgary, AB - Republik


Thrash-metal legends Slayer recently embarked on their first tour since the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, featuring Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as a fill-in. Catch the band live as they wrap up their Canadian tour with a pair of dates in Toronto and Montreal.

11/21 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
11/23 Montreal, QC - Cepsum (Universite De MTL)


Vancouver rapper SonReal is expected to drop a new LP sometime in early 2014. Until then, you can catch the Canadian MC in concert as he heads eastward from his hometown, stopping in Edmonton and Calgary.

11/21 Edmonton, AB - Brixx Bar & Grill
11/22 Calgary, AB - The Gateway (Sait)


Finally, Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. Thundercat, brings his virtuosic future-funk bass work north of the border for a couple of dates in support of his recent Apocalypse LP. The Flying Lotus collaborator hits Toronto and Montreal before heading back Stateside.

11/22 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
11/23 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont

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