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The 15 most anticipated concerts in Toronto for 2018

The most anticipated concerts in Toronto for 2018 include huge shows from stadium filling pop stars as well as the return of hometown heroes playing some of the city's most iconic venues. Whether you're someone craving the next big sound or looking to get nostalgic, there's plenty of shows to get excited about this year. 

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    • February 8
      The 15-member hip hop collective released a trilogy of albums in 2017 and are set to play the new material live for Toronto, showcasing each member's unique musical skill set live.
    • February 17
      Two rap powerhouses hit the stage for one night in Toronto during their joint North American tour. Either one of these artists performing would be cause for celebration, so consider yourself double lucky.
      Ricoh Coliseum
    • February 17
      2017 was a defining year for Toronto local Lido Pimienta after winning the Polaris Prize and starting her "women of colour to the front" movement. Later this year she brings La Papessa to the Drake live.
      The Drake Hotel
    • March 19
      Just as winter comes to a close, Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled will bring a dose of social media star power to the ACC in support of the former's 2017 album Tell Me You Love Me.
      Air Canada Centre
    • March 29
      The New Zealand born singer-songwriter and undisputed queen of dark pop returns to Toronto in support of her fabulous sophomore album Melodrama. It'll the the first big show of the spring.
      Air Canada Centre
    • March 30
      Toronto has loved BADBADNOTGOOD for years, but they earned an international audience in 2017 after Snoop Dogg sampled them on a hugely viral track. They're back in Toronto for two nights at Danforth.
      The Danforth Music Hall
    • April 4
      These indie rock mainstays have gone quiet since the release of Ruff back in 2015, leaving Toronto hungry for more. They're finally answering our call with five nights at Lee's Palace.
    • May 30
      The American Teen himself, Khalid plays a rain or shine show at Echo Beach at the end of May. The singer songwriter's cutting edge R&B vibe will perfectly transition you into the summer season.
      RBC Echo Beach
    • June 16
      You might have thought the former One Direction boys would fade away after their breakup, but Harry Styles' solid debut album proved otherwise. He tours the self titled album in July.
      Air Canada Centre
    • June 18
      The British soul singing heartthrob lands in Toronto this June in support of his sophomore record The Thrill of It All. Bring plenty of Kleenex to this one.
      Air Canada Centre
    • July 12
      Dave Grohl and the boys hit up Toronto for a night of rock and roll you won't soon forget. Their last worldwide tour featured an epic throne made of guitars, so expect some crazy stage design.
      Rogers Centre
    • July 14
      Two forces of nature in the alt rock world collide, bringing singalong anthems from their 20+ year careers to Toronto. This is a 90s kid's dream come true.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 4
      Taylor Swift's sixth studio album was the target of ridicule for its corny artwork and "Bad Taylor" aesthetic, but no one can deny it's a monster of a pop album. Are you ready for it live?
      Rogers Centre
    • August 30
      Like Ed says, the club isn't the best place to find a lover. That's why he's bringing his live show to the biggest music venue Toronto has to offer, where he'll serenade you for two nights.
      Rogers Centre
    • September 5
      Speaking of One Directioners, Niall's "Slow Hands" dominated the charts last year, cementing him as a musical force to be reckoned with. He joins queen of country Maren Morris at the Budweiser Stage.
      Budweiser Stage

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