Whoops, I missed the last month’s tip sheet. To be fair it has been quite busy on my end. In May I went to my first outdoor show of the year and it was only mildly cold, but the summer is here and that means there shouldn’t be a single show inside!
Field Trip @ Fort York
June 3rd-4th, 2017
$125.00-$200.00 | All Ages
The Arts and Crafts festival returns again with founders Broken Social Scene on the top of the bill. Phoenix is the other headliner and both acts should be doing sets with plenty of new material. BSS first lady Feist is playing along with such other great acts like James Vincent McMorrow, The Pharcyde, BBNG, Portugal. The Man and many more.
The Avalanches @ Phoenix
June 8th, 2017
$30.00-$50.00 | 19+
Even though they disappeared for about a decade, when the Australian DJ’s finally got back together they released one of the most fun albums of last year, Wildflower. Reactions have been a bit mixed of their reunion shows but it still one to catch because they might take another 10 years off and you will have missed your chance to see them.
Four Voice featuring Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls @ Massey Hall
June 14th, 2017
$59.50-$99.50 | All Ages
These four legendary ladies will delight and thrill the audience of Massey Hall in what is sure to be an unforgettable night. The women have been playing a series of one off shows as Four Voices since 1991, but this is their first proper tour, albeit with only 10 stops. Who knows what they will play but it will sound beautiful.
John Legend with Gallant @ Budweiser Stage
June 17th, 2017
$43.25-$133.25 | All Ages
Two of the strongest RnB singers out there on one tour will be enough to make every pass out from swooning so hard. Gallant the up and comer will get to make a name for himself opening for the incomparable Legend who released his 5th album last year.
Daryl Hall & John Oates with Tears for Fears @ Air Canada Centre
June 19th, 2017
$31.75-$146.25 | All Ages
On this amazing 80’s night you can see two headlining acts that definitely still are at the tops of their games. I saw Tears for Fears a few years ago at Bonnaroo and it was an easy highlight for me (they even did a cover of Creep!) and who doesn’t want to sing along to Rich Girl by Hall & Oates??
New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul @ Air Canada Centre
June 20th, 2017
$34.95-$139.95 | All Ages
Continuing the theme of throwback parties, this late 80’s early 90’s RnB/Pop triple billing will have every one out in their finest Jordan’s, acid washed jeans and overalls. While the idea might seem silly, I guarantee if you went you would be smiling the whole time.
Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton @ Budweiser Stage
June 20th, 2017
$29.25-$129.25 | All Ages
We had an 80’s throwback show, a 90’s throwback show, but what about a 70’s throwback show? Crank up the Talk Box and bust out the finest hash so you can Fly Like an Eagle at this show. This is the summer of perfect pairings and SMB and Peter Frampton make too much sense to not be amazing.
U2 with The Lumineers @ Skydome
June 23rd, 2017
$35.00-$280.00 | All Ages
I sound like a damn broken record talking about all the great pairings this month, and this isn’t even going to be the last one on my list! U2 is celebrating 30 years of Joshua Tree, one of the greatest albums ever recorded and The Lumineers opening just makes this a super star studded event.
Arkells with July Talk @ Budweiser Stage
June 24th, 2017
$24.75-$80.25 | All Ages
The last great pairing this month is the Canadian match up as both Arkells and July Talk have dominated the musical landscape for the last few years and while their styles are pretty different they share passionate fan bases and great tunes. Celebrate Canada Day early with Max, Leah and Peter!
Joss Stone @ Danforth Music Hall
June 26th, 2017
$48.00-$58.00 | 19+
The daughter of funk royalty is now a funk icon of her own. For years Joss Stone has been wowing audiences with her voice and song writing and while she never reached the heights of her first few records lately she still is consistently one of the most in demand performers.