Six must-see February concerts in the 6

(By: Gabrielle Reyes)

As the dust of the new semester settles, and 2017 is now in full swing, all that’s left to do is find a show (or two) to see in the city. Lucky for you, Toronto is always filled with the sounds of musicians of all genres. If you’re having trouble deciding what show to see, look no further; below you’ll find a list of must-see shows for the month of February.

LYON
(Photo credit: LYON/Facebook)

LYON

Thursday, Feb. 2
Adelaide Hall
Tickets start at $10

LYON is a Toronto-based, indie-pop artist drawing influences from ’80s pop classics and artists like Fleetwood Mac, The Cure, Tears for Fears, and Cyndi Lauper. Her 2013 EP and single ‘Indiana Summer’ climbed to #1 on M3’s Top 20, and to #3 on CBC’s Radio 3. Following a tragic car accident in March 2015, Lauren Maylon made her way to Los Angeles to further pursue her music career. This month, she will be headlining her first show at Adelaide Hall, surely performing tracks off of her new EP ‘Falling Up.’

(Photo credit: Dustin Rabin Photography)
(Photo credit: Dustin Rabin Photography)

BLUE RODEO

Thursday, Feb. 2
Massey Hall
Tickets start at $60

This Canadian country-rock band will be making the first stop of their 1000 Arms Tour here in Toronto this month. Released last October, ‘1000 Arms’ is Blue Rodeo’s 14th studio album since forming in 1984. Widely recognized for hits such as “Hasn’t Hit Me Yet” (1993) and “It Could Happen to You” (1997), Blue Rodeo has sold over four million albums, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and accolades to boot.

(Photo credit: Us the Duo/Instagram)
(Photo credit: Us the Duo/Instagram)

US THE DUO

Saturday, Feb. 11
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $25

You may recognize them from their six-second video covers on the now defunct Vine (#RIP), but Us the Duo quickly outgrew the confines of the social media app. Since their rise to fame in 2013, the folk-pop duo has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s 2014 Life You Want Tour, and toured with acapella group Pentatonix on their 2016 world tour. Now touring their third studio album, ‘Just Love,’ Carissa and Michael Alvarado will be making the seventh stop of the Just Love Tour in Toronto this month.

(Photo credit: Matt Jones/Vogue)
(Photo credit: Matt Jones/Vogue)

TOVE LO

Friday, Feb. 17
Massey Hall
Tickets start at $45

Swedish electro-pop singer Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, better known as Tove Lo, rose to fame with the release of her 2014 hit single “Habits (Stay High).” Since then, the songwriter-turned-solo artist has been riding the waves of success with the likes of Coldplay, Flume, Alesso, Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding. Toronto is the ninth stop of the Lady Wood Tour in support of her new album of the same name. Later this year, Tove Lo will be hitting the festival circuit, one of the many artists set to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.

(Photo credit: Big Wreck/Facebook)
(Photo credit: Big Wreck/Facebook)

BIG WRECK

Friday, Feb. 17 & Saturday, Feb. 18
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $40

The reunion of this Canadian-American rock band back in 2010 brought forth a new era of music for Big Wreck. In 2011, the four-piece released music for the first time in 10 years and certainly did not disappoint. By 2015, they had two new albums and a Juno nomination for Best Rock Album of the Year. Big Wreck is set to perform two shows in Toronto later this month as a part of their North American tour for their new album, ‘Grace Street.’

(Photo credit: Tchami/Facebook)
(Photo credit: Tchami/Facebook)

TCHAMI

Saturday, Feb. 25
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets start at $19

Martin Bresso, better known as Tchami, is a DJ and producer hailing from Paris, France. Regarded as the “pioneer of the Future House genre,” he has worked with the likes of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and Lady Gaga. Having performed at Toronto’s Bestival last June, he will be making his return to Toronto this month on the sixteenth stop of the Prophecy Tour. With the debut of his new EP, ‘Alchemy,’ earlier this month, it will be a show you won’t want to miss.

What show are you most looking forward to seeing this month? Share it with us in a tweet @RUtvNews!

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