Here are our picks for the hottest concerts in Toronto this March.
March 13 at The Mod Club (961 College St.)
Ella Vos first came to the attention of Soundcloud listeners in 2016 after she was featured on Australian DJ/producer Just a Gent’s track “Rolling Dice.” She released her breakout single “White Noise” soon after, and will now embark on a North American headlining tour to promote her full-length debut, Words I Never Said.
$18.50 tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketmaster
Ty Dolla $ign
March 14 at Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)
Los Angeles crooner/producer Ty Dolla $ign had a busy 2017 with the release of his album Beach House 3, which produced several hit singles and featured guest appearances from notable artists like Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Future and Wiz Khalifa. The Toronto stop of his “Don’t Judge Me” tour has already sold out, but you can still scoop up tickets on the secondary market.
$62+ tickets available through StubHub
March 19 at Massey Hall (178 Victoria St.)
As they proclaim in the music video for “Me and Michael,” MGMT are back. In February, the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser released Little Dark Age, their fourth full-length album and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled effort, and will support it with an extensive tour across Canada and the U.S. They also have several festival appearances lined up, including BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans, Firefly in Delaware, and Mad Cool in Spain.
$91+ tickets available through Massey Hall
March 23 & 24 at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.)
After opening for BØRNS on his most recent North American tour, Montreal-based pop/jazz/electro singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin is setting out on a tour of her own in support of Main Girl. The six-track EP has earned her a pair of nominations at the 2018 Juno Awards: Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
$63+ tickets available through StubHub
March 27 at The Mod Club (722 College St.)
Hot on the heels of releasing her debut, ULTRAVIOLET, in January, Brooklyn-born singer Justine Skye is gearing up for her first ever headlining North American tour. The twelve-city trek kicks off March 21 in Washington, D.C., and will include stops in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Toronto before coming to a close in San Francisco.
$20-35 tickets available through Ticketweb
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
March 29 at The Baby G (1608 Dundas St. W.)
It’s been nearly six years since Yamantaka // Sonic Titan released their Polaris shortlist-nominated Uzu, but the Canadian experimental “noh-wave” collective–known for combining Asian diasporic and Indigenous influences and perspectives–is making up for the hiatus with a new album and extensive tour. Dirt, due out March 23, finds the group at “the heaviest they’ve ever been.”
$10 tickets available at Rotate This and Ticketfly
March 29 at Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St.)
I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s just as obsessed with Melodrama now as I was when it was released seven months ago. Lorde’s sophomore effort, inspired by her breakup from ex-boyfriend James Lowe, wasn’t just one of the best pop albums of 2017; it was one of the best albums period. She’s lined up some impressive supporting acts for the North American leg of her Melodrama tour too, with Run The Jewels, Tove Styrke and Mitski set to open for her.
$79.50+ tickets available through Ticketmaster