Six shows in Toronto to kick off the new year

(By: Angela McLean)

“New year, more concerts.” If that is your motto heading into 2019, you are in luck! Your favourite artists are wasting no time getting back on the road to bless your ears and amplify your Instagram story.

Kick off the new year the right way with these six shows happening across the city.

Kacey Musgraves

(Photo courtesy of Evening Standard)

Friday, January 11
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets start at $57

Kacey Musgraves is the modern country queen. Coming out of a mega-successful year that included opening for Harry Styles in the U.S. and Canada, Kacey is set to continue her rise to the top in 2019. Before taking on several highly-buzzed sets at festivals like Coachella and Governor’s Ball, Kacey is holding her own with a headlining tour. Grab a ticket to her upcoming Toronto gig and score those intimate show bragging rights.

A$AP Rocky

(Photo courtesy of Live Nation)

Friday, January 11
Coca-Cola Coliseum
Tickets start at $71

Despite his 2018 album ‘Testing’ not performing to expectations, A$AP Rocky is still near the top of the rap game. He has hits for days, like his latest single “Sundress,” and continues to land some of the biggest artists for features including Kid Cudi and Fka Twigs. The internationally-famed artist definitely knows how to put on a show, as he will do once again in Toronto this month. Get your squad together for what will surely be an epic night.

King Princess

(Photo courtesy of Junkee)

Sunday, January 20
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets sold out but available on resale

In the latter half of 2018, this 20-year-old, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter skyrocketed to viral fame with her catchy hits “1950” and “Pussy Is God.” Signed to in-demand producer Mark Ronson’s label Zelig Records, King Princess has already proven her hype is real; now it’s your turn to experience it. Her upcoming shows may be a hard ticket to come by, but it will be worth spending a little extra cash to catch the beginning of King Princess’ domination.

(Photo courtesy of NME)

Wednesday, January 23
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets start at $32.65

Did 2018 leave you wanting mo’ of MØ? You’re not alone – tickets to her latest headlining tour have been selling fast! Extending her critically-praised Forever Neverland World Tour, the electropop songstress is sure to entertain with classic fan favourites like “Kamikaze” and “Nights With You” plus newer releases like “Blur.” You can also expect a performance of “Lean On,” her hit collaboration with Major Lazer that has since amassed over one billion listens on Spotify.


(Photo courtesy of Billboard)

Wednesday, January 23
Mod Club Theatre
Tickets sold out online but available at the door and on resale

88Glam is the latest smash hip-hop/R&B duo out of Toronto. Signed to the star-studded XO imprint, it’s only a matter of time before they will take over the charts and airwaves. Their hits “Bali” and “It’s A Flex,” both featuring fellow Canuck NAV, will give you a taste of what to expect when they hit the Mod Club Theatre stage later this month.


(Photo courtesy of The Daily Listening)

Friday, January 25
Mod Club Theatre
Tickets start at $28

Remember Down With Webster? Of course – who could forget their party-pop anthems like “Rich Girl$” and “Time To Win”? Since winding down in 2014, members Cameron Hunter, Patrick Gillett, Tyler Armes and Andrew Martino have grown up, personally and sonically. The result is their new project Honors, which quietly debuted last year and boasts a moodier and mellowed-out sound. The new vibe is sure to help the guys appeal to a new crowd of alt-pop listeners, while still being familiar to DWW fans.

Let us know which show(s) you are most excited for this month by leaving a comment down below or sending us a tweet @RUtvNews!

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