Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Concert Announcements & Music News (March 4, 2009)

Still plugging last year's "Narrow Stairs", Death Cab For Cutie will return for a show at Sound Academy on April 5. Openers are Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot. Tickets onsale tomorrow, for $40.50 a pop.

Willie Nelson is at Massey Hall on April 8 & 9. Full dates here.

UK soul-pop songstress Adele is at Massey Hall on April 29.

Locals Spiral Beach and Vancouver's Hey Ocean are at the Horseshoe Tavern on April 24.

Gavin Rossdale stops in for a show at Music Hall Theatre on April 25. [last four items via Pollstar]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return to Toronto for a repeat performance at Lee's Palace on April 28, tickets $10.00. Lead singer Kip Berman did mention at their last show there on February 12 that Toronto had been their largest crowd ever. They have a little crush on Toronto now I guess. [Via rootmeansquare]

UK's Lady Sovereign returns to these shores and will play Lee's Palace on May 1, tickets $20. Her newest album "Jigsaw" is out April 6 in the UK. [Via rootmeansquare]

Montreal band Patrick Watson are at Trinity St Paul's on May 2 according to Pollstar.

Loney Dear who I really don't know much about but everyone else(well bloggers anyway) seems to have heard, is heading out on a North American tour, stopping in for a show in Toronto at the Rivoli on May 8.

May 8 will also see Vivial Girls and Crystal Antlers stopping in for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern. Via Ground Control Touring.

chartattack reports that The Tragically Hip will tour North America to promote their new album "We Are The Same" due out April 7. Their playing Massey Hall May 11-12 and then May 14-16. Wonderin' why they might be taking May 13th off? Rest day perhaps? Check out for presales which are happening as we speak, but the public onsale goes down Friday March 6, with tickets topping out at $89.50 with some 3rd level Gallery seating between CA $49.50 - CA $69.50.

UK's Doves are at Kool Haus on June 1. Via Chromewaves.

It's been confirmed that Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors will open for TV On The Radio at Sound Academy on June 2. Tickets to that show are $22.50. [Via rootmeansquare]

Grizzly Bear move up to a larger venue this time around, when they stop in for a show at the Phoenix on June 5.

It's been confirmed that Coldplay will be playing Rogers Centre(rather than Molson Ampitheatre) on July 30. Interested parties should probably consider the advice over at Stille Post who point out that a special time limited offer at tomorrow at 10 AM - "Be first to purchase Argos single game vouchers for $33 each, and as a bonus you will instantly be able to purchase your Coldplay tickets to the band's July 30th show ahead of the public."

London's (Ontario that is) Olenka and The Autumn Lovers have a brand spanking new website. Some dates are listed over at her site including what might be her last Toronto date for a while (since her May and June seems to be booked up for now) taking place at the Rivoli on April 9 as part of Megan Hamilton's CD Release show (I guess Olenka and her band will be opening).

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