Six concerts you can’t miss this September

(By: Sarah Chew)

School may have started, but the fun isn’t over yet. This month a bunch of new artists are hitting the stage in Toronto and we’ve got the deets. So, instead of spending that OSAP money on textbooks you’ll never use this semester, invest in a good time and grab some tickets to these upcoming shows.

Continue reading to check out six concerts you can attend to ring in the fall season.

The Weeknd

(Photo credit: Republic Records)

Saturday, September 9
Air Canada Centre
Tickets start at $114

This singer hasn’t LEFT radio stations — it seems every new bop is off of his latest album, ‘Starboy.’ According to Billboard, every single song on The Weeknd’s album (that makes 18!) made it to the Billboard Hot 100, coming close to Drake’s record of 20. His distinct and highly-renowned voice can be heard at his Legend of the Fall World Tour, which returns to Toronto early this month. Along with the iconic song that titles his album, you can expect to hear songs like “Party Monster”, “Secrets”, “Die For You,” and more. If all of that doesn’t sell you on his tour, consider the fact that his show also features rappers French Montana and NAV.

Sleeping with Sirens

(Photo credit: Alternative Press)

Wednesday, September 13
The Opera House
Tickets start at $30

Your elementary school emo/goth phase will be awoken by this well-known band, whose presence has inspired black eyeliner purchases for years. All jokes aside, the post-hardcore group is releasing a brand new album, ‘Gossip,’ on September 22, but if you purchase tickets for the Gossip Tour, you’ll get to hear their new songs exclusively, before the release date. Still not convinced? If you purchase fall tickets from their official band site, you’ll receive either a physical or digital copy of ‘Gossip’ once it’s released. Not to mention, the tour does feature other groups such as The White Noise, Palaye Royale and Chase Atlantic.

Simple Plan

(Photo credit: Simple Plan)

Saturday, September 16
Danforth Music Hall
SOLD OUT (keep an eye out for resale tickets!)

This pop-punk/alternative band’s long-awaited show promises an epic night with a tour interestingly named No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls. The concert is based around their 2016 album, ‘Taking One for the Team.’ Looking at the “Perfectly Perfect” music video, you can expect a show with plenty of feels and plenty of fun.

Oh Wonder

(Photo credit: Republic Records)

Monday-Wednesday, September 18-20
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets are currently sold out, but check this site regularly for updates

This London-based pop duo has stolen hearts with their cute and quirky electronic sound, and their new show is guaranteed to not disappoint. The pair got their humble start uploading original songs on SoundCloud as far back as 2014, according to this Noisey interview. Since then, they’ve steadily built up a loyal fanbase and now have around 500,000 followers on Spotify. The music video for their newest single, “Ultralife,” has reached approximately 2.5 million views on YouTube so far, and will definitely be on the set list for the Ultralife Tour date in Toronto — so don’t miss it!

Boyce Avenue

(Photo credit: Eric Sarasota)

Tuesday, September 19
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $29.50

This American rock band featuring brothers Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano has taken over the music scene of YouTube since 2007 and have spread their influence worldwide. Their new Be Somebody world tour will include a mix of original songs and covers of current pop songs, which their YouTube channel is famous for. Their show will also feature fellow YouTube artists such as Madilyn Bailey and Megan Davies. The brothers are known for their smooth vocals, sick guitar skills and on-point rhythm, and their performance in Toronto will be no exception.

Leroy Sanchez

(Photo Credit: Casey Curry for Billboard)

Friday, September 29
Mod Club Theatre
Tickets start at $19.99

If you haven’t already heard this gem’s voice, you need to. A cross between angelic and gravelly, Sanchez rose to fame through making covers on his YouTube channel. Currently holding three million subscribers on YouTube, the Spanish pop singer gets his edge by adding a bit of R&B flair to each of his pieces. This rising star released his first EP ‘Elevated’ on Apple Music in August of this year, with his most popular single being “Man of the Year.” Don’t miss out on a chance to attend the Elevated World Tour when it stops in Toronto with special guest Mario Jose.

What fall concerts are you most pumped for? Let us know in the comments down below or tweet us @RUtvNews!

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