(By: Krizia Ramos)
The semester is finally wrapping up, which means that there will soon be a long break from school. The weather might be cold, and snow is about to come, but don’t let that stop the joys of the holiday season. Get your wish list ready and check out these six concerts this December.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
Saturday, Dec. 9
Air Canada Centre
Tickets starting at $114 on Ticketmaster resale
This is going to be one of the biggest concerts of December, if not the entire year. If the concert last year is any indication, this one will be huge. All your favourite pop artists will take the stage at the Air Canada Centre in one night. Kelly Clarkson, Noah Cyrus, Fergie, Cardi B, Fifth Harmony and many more will headline the show – did we mention the Backstreet Boys will be there too? There’s still a few resale tickets left on Ticketmaster, but if the concert isn’t enough there’s an after party at REBEL nightclub featuring Cardi B. Tickets for the party start at just $25.
Sunday, Dec. 10
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $31.50
Who still remembers Sean Kingston? The Jamaican-American singer’s songs were stuck in everybody’s heads back in 2007 after his first single, “Beautiful Girls,” became number one in the U.S. and Canada. His other singles like “Fire Burning,” “Eenie Meenie” with Justin Bieber and “Letting Go (Dutty Love)” featuring Nicki Minaj went platinum and are instant club and school dance bangers. He’s bringing his Canadian radio promotional tour to Toronto so you don’t want to miss this.
Saturday, Dec. 16 – Wednesday, Dec. 20
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets sold out through Ticketmaster, but look for re-sale tickets
The R&B artist and Ontario native has especially made waves the past few months with the release of his debut studio album, ‘Freudian,’ this August. Caesar was recently nominated for two Grammys including one for his crooning single “Get You.” He’s bringing his tour back home to Toronto for five nights and in an intimate setting like The Danforth Music Hall, it’s guaranteed to be an amazing show. If you’re looking to make this concert a holiday gift, good luck, because tickets are already sold out. There are some on re-sale, so be on the lookout!
Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 22
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets start at $53
Serena Ryder released her newest album, ‘Utopia,’ in May. She told CBC this new album is soulful and has inspirations from mental health challenges, family and personal experiences. TheRecord.com describes it as being “centred on her vocals and the songwriting gives her plenty of expansive melodies to work with.” If you’re familiar with Ryder then you know this will be a compelling concert.
Thursday, Dec. 21 – Saturday, Dec. 23
Tickets start at $29.50
Canadian alternative rock band July Talk hasn’t released an album since last year but their sound is something Torontonians are familiar with. The Juno-winning group’s official VEVO has over 4 million views combined and there’s no doubt they’ll play hits like “Picturing Love,” and “Beck + Call” from their latest album at their explosive concerts.
Solaris Winter Music Festival
Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Dec. 27
Tickets start at $129.50
Solaris is a little expensive, but the price is justified since it’s a stacked two-day festival. It’s the fourth annual and Toronto’s largest winter music festival. Solaris features some of the biggest names in EDM like Zeds Dead, Bijou, Steve Aoki and much more. It’ll literally be a “lit” time, and who knows, maybe you’ll get a piece of infamous cake from Aoki.
Make the most of your winter break and break out some cash for these amazing concerts – or beg your parents and buds for tickets as a present. Let us know how the shows go by tweeting us some pictures and your thoughts.
Have an awesome break, Rams, and listen to a bunch of new artists in the new year.