Massey Hall

Massey Hall is one of Toronto's longest-serving live music venues, and continues to shine with excellent acoustics and bookings that feature artists and bands looking for something more intimate than the ACC.


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Massey Hall

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  • March 4

    The trans-Balkan musical extravaganza that is Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band has been dubbed a "musical spectacle unlike anything else on North American stages San Francisco Chronicle and "brought down the house" at their last Carnegie Hall appearance. The band features Gypsy brass players, Bulgarian vocalists and conservatory-trained string players from Belgrade, all led by legendary guitarist and composer Bregovic.

    Bregovic rose to fame as the founding member of Bijelo Dugme White Button, one of the biggest rock acts to come out of the former Yugoslavia. Founded in 1974, they sold millions of albums across the region, shaking things up with their Balkan-infused hard rock that gave voice to a generation stifled by communist conformity. Bregovic established himself as a solo artist beginning in 1990, and became renowned for his soundtrack work in particular, composing for more than thirty films including Arizona Dream 1993 which united him with Iggy Pop and his introduction to North American audiences in Sascha Baron Cohen's controversial blockbuster Borat. He's also worked with pop idol/avant garde influencer Scott Walker, the Gypsy Kings, Turkish icon Sezen Aksu and more, and his latest album, Three Letters from Sarajevo, is forthcoming.

    Presented by Small World Music Society and Massey Hall

    Ticket: $49.50 - $89.50

  • May 31 - June 1

    Nick Cave & THE BAD SEEDS ANNOUNCE 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

    Two Nights in Toronto

    May 31 and June 1, 2017

    Massey Hall

    Tickets on sale October 28th at 10AM at Massey Hall Box Office, Masseyhall.com & Charge By Phone 416-872-4255

    Known as rock and rolls Prince of Darkness, the Australian native formed the Bad Seeds in 1983, in the wake of the breakup of influential goth-rockers Birthday Party, and they quickly achieved widespread acclaim, maintained and expanded upon over the course of 16 studio albums. The bands latest album, Skeleton Tree, met with universal critical praise: Pitchfork gave the album a 9.0, and the Guardian called it brilliant music on the verge of collapse. 2016s One More Time With Feeling, the documentary following, in both 2D and 3D, the tragic backdrop of the making of Skeleton Tree, received an A from Indiewire, who called it at once sobering in tone and intoxicating in style.

    The touring line up is as follows:

    Nick Cave

    Warren Ellis

    Martyn Casey

    Thomas Wydler

    Jim Sclavunos

    Conway Savage

    George Vjestica

    Larry Mullins

    More info on all tour dates can be found on www.nickcave.com

  • February 2

    Blue Rodeo

    with special guests The Sadies

    Thursday, February 2

    Massey Hall

    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

    All Ages / Reserved Seating

    Presale tickets available starting Oct 17 at 10 am EDT -https://tour.bluerodeo.com

    Facebook Presale: Thursday, October 27 at 10AM-10PM

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    On sale: Friday, October 28 at 10AM

    Tickets: $39.50, $62.50 & $79.50 incl. HST s/c

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    Website: http://www.bluerodeo.com/

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  • March 15

    Wilco

    Wednesday, March 15

    Massey Hall

    Reserved Seating / All Ages

    Tickets $39.50, $45.00, $55.00 & $85.00 incl. HST s/c

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    Thursday, December 1 at 10am 10pm

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    Tickets on sale Friday, December 2 at 10am

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  • April 22

    Massey Hall presents

    Buddy Guy

    For the thirteenth time in as many years, living blues legend Buddy Guy returns to Massey Hall. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Kennedy Center Honoree, a Presidential National Medal of Arts recipient, and the living link to and pioneer of Chicagos fabled West Side sound, the eight-time Grammy Award-winner including a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award continues to thrill audiences demonstrating, at 80 years young, why he belongs on Rolling Stone Magazines 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.

    Tickets

    $49.50 - $99.50

  • February 3

    Blue Rodeo

    with special guests Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins

    Friday, February 3

    Massey Hall

    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

    All Ages / Reserved Seating

    Presale tickets available starting Oct 17 at 10 am EDT -https://tour.bluerodeo.com/

    Facebook Presale: Thursday, October 27 at 10AM-10PM

    Password: PUNK

    On sale: Friday, October 28 at 10AM

    Tickets: $39.50, $62.50 & $79.50 incl. HST s/c

    -Blue Rodeo Online-

    Website: http://www.bluerodeo.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueRodeo

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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bluerodeoofficial

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  • March 16

    Wilco

    Thursday, March 16

    Massey Hall

    Reserved Seating / All Ages

    Tickets $39.50, $45.00, $55.00 & $85.00 incl. HST s/c

    Facebook Presale:

    Thursday, December 1 at 10am 10pm

    Password: URBAN

    Tickets on sale Friday, December 2 at 10am

    - Wilco Online -

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilcohq

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  • April 12

    Massey Hall presents

    Tinariwen with special guest Dengue Fever

    First formed in 1979 in Algerian exile by Malian Tuaregs (traditionally nomadic people spread across seven Saharan countries) and forged among the rebel camps of Muammar Qaddafi’s Libya, where they were forced into military service, Tinariwen are an iconic desert-blues band originally from northern Mali. Rooted in traditional Tuareg music but influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, their music addresses political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty. Through grassroots networks, their music spread across the region and became a rallying point for the disenfranchised nation, while helping to garner global interest in desert blues, a hypnotic, danceable and intense combination of blues, traditional Tuareg music, rock and more. Outlawed in Algeria and Mali, their first two albums, released in 2001 and 2004, spread to international audiences, and they paved the way for the current wave of Tuareg desert-blues artists now making names on the international circuit, like Bombino and Tamikrest, the latter of whom appeared on the Roy Thomson Hall patio in 2015.

    The band began touring internationally in the early 2000s, and begun to win over fans among rock and roll royalty: Carlos Santana invited them to perform as part of his contribution to the Montreaux Jazz Festival; Robert Plant and his guitarist Justin Adams joined Tinariwen onstage at the Festival in the Desert; Thom Yorke has said that his song “The Clock” was a direct result of hearing Plant’s recording of the band. They appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy Award-winning 2010 album The Imagine Project, and won their own Grammy for their 2011 album, Tassili, which featured Nels Cline, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and members of TV on the Radio.

    The band’s eighth album, which will be released in February 2017, was recorded in two distinct bursts: In 2014, the band set up shop in Rancho de la Luna studios in Joshua Tree, California along with guest musicians Matt Sweeny (Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Billy and Cat Power), Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) and Alan Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), and engineer Andrew Schepps (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johny Cash, Jay Z). Two years later, the band set up their tents on a Moroccan oasis near the Algerian border with young local musicians and a group of Berber gnawa (spiritual trance) musicians.

    Tickets

    $29.50 - $69.50

  • February 11

    Michael Kaeshammer is a prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer who has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. With his recording career now spanning two full decades, Michael Kaeshammer has emerged as a truly original artist at the very top of his game and one in love with the creative process.

    Tickets are $29.50 - $59.50

  • January 30

    Internationally acclaimed Australian performing arts company Black Arm Band celebrates thecontributions of Aboriginal living culture to the world. DIRTSONG, the innovative multidisciplinary production touring Canada, showcases, celebrates, shares and brings into the 21st century the music of a variety of Australian Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islande peoples, and features an important Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous element through an unprecedented collaboration

  • February 18

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  • April 20

    Rob Kapilow gets you up close and personal with the jaunty Gershwin piece that follows an American tourist as he takes in the dazzling sights of Paris. Once Rob Kapilow and the Orchestra have shown you how Gershwin put it together, they’ll give you a complete, uninterrupted performance. Single tickets from $34.75-$83.75.

    Rob Kapilow: "What Makes It Great?"

    Intermission

    NotesSound Clip Gershwin: An American in Paris [17']

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