Tanya Tagaq, the Weeknd and Born Ruffians Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Published Nov 26, 2015Though the end of the year is right around the corner, the must-see shows won't stop piling up — look no further than this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts from November 26 to December 2 for proof. From buzzed-about songwriters to a special co-headlining performance between two Polaris Music Prize winners, take a look at this week's picks below before heading to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
After a trip up the West coast of Canada in support of their latest LP, RUFF, Born Ruffians are taking their talents through the Prairies this week before beginning short run of dates through the Midwestern United States. A four-day blitz will see them make stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
11/26/2015 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
11/27/2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
11/28/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
11/29/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Car Seat Headrest
From bedroom songwriter to Matador Records signee, Canadian audiences will have two chances to witness buzzed-about songwriter Car Seat Headrest this week. Will Toledo is bringing his recently released Teens of Style, along with his wealth of other material to the stage at Toronto's Silver Dollar Room and Montreal's Bar Le Ritz on back-to-back evenings to start December.
12/01/2015 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar
12/02/2015 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
Back on their native coast at long last, Hey Rosetta! aren't quite home to Newfoundland yet on their marathon tour alongside Yukon Blonde. However, two back-to-back evenings in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium will bring the seven-piece indie troupe one step closer.
11/26/2015 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
11/27/2015 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
English prog rock royalty King Crimson are continuing their trip through the Great White North, landing on Canada's West coast this week for back-to-back evenings in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre. After a day off, they'll pop up a short distance away in Victoria for a date at the city's Royal Theatre.
11/26/2015 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/27/2015 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/29/2015 Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
Protest the Hero
Never ones to shy away from their love of Newfoundland, Protest the Hero have lined up two dates in the Maritime province as part of their Kezia anniversary tour, with their November 27 appearance featuring both an early and late show. From there, they'll trek to Halifax for a performance at the Marquee.
11/26/2015 St. John's, NL – The Rock House
11/27/2015 St. John's, NL – The Rock House
11/28/2015 Halifax, NS – The Marquee
Tanya Tagaq & Owen Pallett
As part of the ongoing Live at Massey Hall concert series, Tanya Tagaq and Owen Pallett are set to co-headline a special evening performance at the historic Toronto venue on December 1, which will also be filmed for later viewing online.
12/01/2015 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
The Wainwright Sisters
With their first collaborative effort in tow, Martha Wainwright and her half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform together as the Wainwright Sisters, with sets lined up in both Toronto and Montreal this week.
11/30/2015 Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
12/01/2015 Montreal, QC – Phi Centre
As his fall tour moves into the home stretch, the Weeknd will see his last glimpse of Canada before heading down into the U.S. to finish things off. Western Canada can see Scarborough's native son line up alongside Halsey and Travis Scott in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver this week.
11/27/2015 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
11/29/2015 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
11/30/2015 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
12/02/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Head to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for more concerts and events.