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The top 10 concerts in Toronto for fall 2016

The top concerts in Toronto for fall 2016 are like a greatest hits of your life. There's a shocking amount of amazing hit-makers and trend-starters rolling through the city to soundtrack your fall from big ticket stadium bangers to more intimate venues.

Drake returns for his Summer Sixteen tour sequel in October, but it's the other fresh names on this list that will have you really excited.

Here are my picks for the top concerts in Toronto this fall.

How to Dress Well - September 28 - Mod Club
His new album Care is out this week and the buzz around the new songs and the year this sensitive R&B crooner is about to have is deafening. Catch this show before Tom Krell blows up and the only way to see him will posters taped on your bedroom ceiling.

Adele - October 3-4 and 6-7 - ACC
Adele is officially taking over the city of Toronto the first week of October. Four dates at the ACC! With the success she's had over the last year, she is officially the Titanic of the music world, breaking all records and commanding repeat viewings. It doesn't hurt that she's insanely talented and hilarious.

Christine and the Queens - October 6 - The Phoenix
If you don't know who France's Christine and the Queens are, you need to now. She's an amazing artist, her last album is perfection, and she puts on a heart stopping show. If you do know her you probably already have your tickets, especially after that Graham Norton performance that went viral this summer.

James Blake - October 7 - Massey Hall
The James Blake show at Massey Hall is the equivalent to chocolate and peanut butter coming together. It's a perfect combination that makes for one amazing experience when matched. To hear this UK singer-songwriter's angelic voice (one that's much loved by people like Kanye and Beyonce) within the walls of such a wonderfully acoustic venue will be magic.

Sia and Miguel - October 22 - ACC
The Nostalgic for the Present Tour will be an experience. You already know you won't see Sia's face for the entire show, but you'll witness some beautiful dancing and visuals and hear the voice that's defining pop music this decade. It's her first time touring in five years and Miguel is opening! What a perfect night of pop.

Tegan and Sara - October 28 - Massey Hall
Anytime Massey Hall is listed as a venue with a very good pop act is a reason for your ears to perk up. Seeing the twins in all their big beat pop glory on this stage will be nothing but a pleasure. Rumour has it they're playing lots of old favourites mixed with all this critically acclaimed new stuff.

The Arkells - November 4-5 - Massey Hall
The Arkells have been touring all across North America this year and will finally land in Toronto for a two-night gig of heartwarming hits and fan faves. They were most definitely festival favourites this summer having won over everyone with astellar Way Home performance. This intimate show will be a special moment.

Majid Jordan - November 11 - Rebel (formally sound academy)
The first show on November 10 sold out in less than a day, so you better get your tickets to night two. You might know them from their sleeper hit self titled album this year, or from their work with Drake and Beyonce. Either way, they're party of Toronto music history right now and this show is a must-attend.

Maxwell and Mary J Blige - November 11 - ACC
A match made in R&B heaven, the King and Queen of hearts tour is pure sexy. The 24-show North American trek will be packed with hits, new material from their latest releases and lots of panty/boxer throwing. Can't wait for this one.

Tory Lanez - November 30 - Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)
Making us proud with every mixtape and single lately, Toronto's hip hop prince's single "Say It" is everywhere right now. The album I Told You is on fire, his following is loyal, and his shows are raucous. If you miss him this time around, don't worry, he's back late December.

There are so many great shows this fall. If your favourite didn't make this list, tell us who you're excited to see in the comments.

Photo of Miguel by Alejandro Santiago .


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