Six October concerts that will put you in the fall mood

(By: Ella Bonaldi)

When you think of October, you probably first think of autumn, Halloween, maybe (embarrassingly) a pumpkin spice latte…and you’re probably avoiding thinking of midterms. These six concerts happening this month in the city will help you relax and take a night off of studying.

Jessie J: R.O.S.E. Tour

Jessie J
(Photo courtesy of Showbox Presents)

Tuesday, Oct. 16
REBEL
Tickets start at $58.65

You probably know Jessie J from her role as a voice coach on The Voice and her song “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. The British singer and songwriter just released her new studio album in four parts: Realisations, Obsession, Sex and Empowerment (spelling out ROSE!). “I Believe in Love,” off ‘Empowerment,’ has a very jazzy beat, perfect for fall!

Florence and the Machine: High as Hope Tour

Florence and the Machine
(Photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada/Republic Records)

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Scotiabank Arena
Tickets start at $81.25

The angelic feel of Florence and the Machine’s music will put you in the mood for hot chocolate and autumn walks through High Park or Trinity Bellwoods, especially with her new album ‘High as Hope.’ Originally from London, lead singer Florence Welch is most famous for her 2010 song “Dog Days are Over,” but this tour will feature several of her new songs including “Sky Full of Song,” “Big God,” and “Hunger.”

Calpurnia

Calpurnia
(Photo courtesy of Calpurnia/Royal Mountain Records)

Saturday, Oct. 20
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $34.24

Calpurnia sets out on tour this fall showcasing their new EP, ‘Scout.’ The band is comprised of four kids from Vancouver, led by Finn Wolfhard (actor in Stranger Things and It). Despite the band’s youth, their music sounds mature and fun; after just one song you will definitely want to check out the rest of their music!

Sabrina Claudio

Sabrina Claudio
(Photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada/Atlantic Records)

Monday, Oct. 29
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets start at $56 on resale

A rising R&B artist from Miami, Claudio says that her new album, ‘No Rain, No Flowers,’ is “an inside look into [her] journey of healing and growth. Rain symbolizes darkness but also represents an essential part of rebirth.” The album, released this year, features eight songs that will surely be performed at her concert. She is definitely an artist everyone will be talking about in a few months!

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish
(Photo courtesy of Billie Eilish/Universal Music Canada)

Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30 and 31
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets for night one and night two start at $111.50 on resale

Billie Eilish is a 16-year-old artist from L.A. who started writing songs with her brother at a very young age. Her most popular song “Ocean Eyes” jumpstarted her career, and now she’s touring! “You should see me in a crown” is her latest release and she shocked everyone on Instagram with the music video that featured a spider climbing out of her mouth. Having sold out previous shows in Toronto in minutes, Eilish will be playing two shows this time around. She definitely has some spooky tunes that would make for an awesome Halloween concert!

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
(Photo courtesy of Toronto Symphony Orchestra)

Multiple Nights
Roy Thomson Hall
Tickets start at $50

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been one of Canada’s major cultural attractions since it opened in 1922. This October, they offer shows such as Blue Suede (Elvis Presley), Debussy, Sleeping Beauty and more. The Hall is on King Street, making it perfect for a fun evening out! Try dinner at Il Fornello before the show.

What’s your favourite artist to listen to in the fall? Share it with us in the comments below or via Twitter @RUtvNews!

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