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Music lovers can officially pencil Winter 2018 into their calendars, because a lineup of epic artists is hitting stages across Canada this season. Whether you’re a fan of soulful tunes, alternative rap or electronic beats, there is something to draw every Canadian out of winter hibernation. From big tour debuts to intimate showings, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to jam out with some of the hottest up-and-coming names in the industry. Here is Real Style’s roundup of Canadian concert stops to keep in mind in the weeks ahead.
Lana Del Rey
On January 15th, singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey hits the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Kicking off her LA to the Moon Tour in celebration of her fifth studio album, “Lust for Life”, Del Rey is known for her sultry voice, signature pout and edgy look. Dubbed as “Hollywood sadcore,” Del Rey’s music is a fusion of 1950s and 60s American popular culture. Some of “Lust for Life’s” most popular tracks include “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems,” “God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It,” and “13 Beaches.”
Canadian RB duo DVSN is set to present their Morning After World tour in Vancouver on January 21st at Vogue Theatre, in Montreal on February 27th at MTELUS, and in Toronto on February 28th at REBEL. Composed of artists Daniel Daley and Ninteen85, DVSN is known for their tender, old school RB aesthetic. Signed to Drake’s OVO label, the duo is most recognized for opening up for Drake and Future’s triumphant Summer Sixteen tour.
Above Beyond is making back-to-back performances in Canada, starting with Toronto on February 1st and 2nd at REBEL and continuing with Laval on February 3rd at Place Bell. The English EDM group has consistently ranked among DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s Poll, with their highest ranking at #4. The group consists of trio Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness.
Tyler, the Creator
American rapper Tyler, the Creator has two performances scheduled in Canada, the first in Toronto on February 17th at Ricoh Coliseum and the second in Montreal on February 18th at MTELUS. Since he self-released his debut album “Bastard” just over eight years ago, Tyler has been recognized for his comedic sense of humour. Released this past summer, his latest studio album “Flower Boy” is commended for its slew of feature vocals, which include ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Frank Ocean, and Kali Uchis. “Flower Boy” is currently nominated for Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.