With the end of summer comes the close of festival season—but you don’t have to wait till next summer to hear great live music. There are some major world tours happening this fall that you definitely don’t want to miss.
From Katy Perry to Simple Plan to Vance Joy and more, one of you’re favorite artists is sure to be heading on the road this fall and stopping in a Canadian city near you. It’s time to start planning which concert you’re going to next, so here is our list of upcoming fall tours you won’t want to miss out on.
Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour kicked off earlier this month in Vancouver and fans have since been deeming it her best show yet. With a soaring performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, a Metallica collaboration at the Grammy Awards and headlining Coachella, Gaga is having one of the best years of her musical career—and her tour has promised to be even more amazing than those performances. Find tour dates and purchase tickets here.
Fifteen years ago, Simple Plan’s debut album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls was released, and to celebrate the occasion the band announced this past January that they would be heading out on an anniversary tour. This album introduced audiences to what soon became pop-punk classics like “I’d Do Anything,” “Addicted” and “Perfect”—and wouldn’t it be so nostalgic to see those songs played live? With multiple Canadian tour dates happening this fall, you might just get the chance to.
Kesha made her triumphant return to music back in July, dropping the first single “Praying” and its accompanying music video off her latest album Rainbow. Two weeks before her new album dropped, the pop star announced she would be hitting the road in support of the album on September 26 in Birmingham—her first solo tour in four years since 2013’s Warrior Tour. The Rainbow Tour will take Kesha through the U.S. with one Canadian date in Toronto on October 16. This new album showcases Kesha’s voice in a way her previous chart topping hits haven’t, making this a show you won’t want to miss.
Fresh off a performance at Osheaga this summer, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy will be kicking off his solo Lay It On Me Tour this September in Vancouver. If you can’t make the trip to Vancouver, Joy (real name James Gabriel Keogh) will also make stops in Toronto and Montréal throughout the North American leg of the tour.
Following the hiatus of One Direction, Harry Styles took some time off before returning to the recording studio and creating his stunning self-titled solo album. The album was released in May and Styles announced just last month a world tour kicking off in September. Styles has one Canadian concert stop in Toronto this fall, but he will return in 2018, singing at larger venues in Toronto again and once in Vancouver.
After years of will they, won’t they, Paramore finally confirmed in April that the band will live on to rock another day. Returning to the charts with their fifth studio album After Laughter in early May – a dizzy yet melancholy piece of 80’s pop-rock. The band kicked off their Tour Two in support of the album in Ireland on June 15 and will return to North America in September with a stop in Montréal and Toronto mid-October.
Serena Ryder is one talented Canadian singer-songwriter—moving confidently through the melodies of folk, country, rock and, as of lately, the auto-tuned power pop on her latest album Utopia. As the follow up to 2012’s Harmony, which featured the popular single “Stompa” and won her two Junos, Utopia has a bit of all those genres mixed together to deliver something for everyone. Ryder will be back on the road this fall for a mini tour across Ontario plus one stop in Vancouver at the iHeartRadio Beach Ball. Find concert dates and ticket information here.
Katy Perry has been busy this year promoting her fifth album Witness, playing Glastonbury, performing at the Grammy Awards, supporting bestie Ariana Grande during One Love Manchester and most recently, hosting the 2017 VMAs. Now, Perry’s going on a North American tour that will showcase the pop singer’s many, many hits, as well as tracks off her new album. Witness: The Tour marks Perry’s first since The Prismatic World Tour, which took place between 2014 to 2015 and included 149 shows.
Portland rapper Aminé dropped his debut album Good For You earlier this month with playfully clever songs that encompass Aminé’s light-hearted tone and infectious beat as an artist. In support of the album, Aminé is spending the fall touring throughout the U.S. with one Canadian stop in Toronto at The Opera House on October 16. If Good For You and Aminé’s previous music videos are any inkling of what’s to come, the rapper will definitely put on an upbeat show.
The 21-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter released his full-length debut album Hotel de Ville this summer and will be following it up with a Canadian tour in the fall, featuring Nova Scotia native Ria Mae. After a two-year hiatus from his 2014 EP Augusta, the Juno-nominated artist has grown with Hotel de Ville, showcasing his lyricism and catchy alt-pop melodies. It’s the kind of album that begs to be heard live. Find a concert date near you here.
Canadian folk artist Feist returned to the music scene with her fifth studio album Pleasure this past April. Pleasure includes the previously released title track—which was accompanied by a dizzying music video-–and “Century,” featuring vocals from Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. After headlining Field Trip earlier this summer in Toronto, Feist headed on tour through Europe and Australia but will be returning to North America this fall with three Canadian stops (Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver). You can find ticket information here.
Halsey was discovered on social media by music label Astralwerks back in 2014 and has since been shaking up the music scene with her dark and catchy pop tunes. Her sophomore album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom debuted at No. 1 this summer and Halsey will be taking it on the road with Charli XCX and Ontario rapper PartNextDoor for a 30-date North American arena tour this fall—including shows in five Canadian cities.
July 24 marked the 10-year anniversary of Tegan and Sara’s fifth studio album The Con and to celebrate, the Calgary sister duo will be releasing The Con X, an album of artists covering all 14 songs from their original album. The Con X drops October 13 and just a week later, Tegan and Sara will be heading out on a North American Tour in its support. The tour includes five stops in Canada plus multiple shows throughout the U.S.
British rockers alt-J followed up their critically acclaimed 2014 This Is All Yours with their third studio album Relaxer this past June. Embarking on a world tour in support of the album, the band started off on the festival circuit with stops at Lollapalooza in Paris and Panorama in New York City. The band will continue with shows throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and North America, including five Canadian dates. Find tour dates and purchase tickets here.
Inspired by the music of ABBA and disco fever, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now is their first album since the band’s 2013 disc Reflektor. Most recently, the Montréal rockers covered Lorde’s “Green Light” at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and discussed their new album. The band is currently a month into their Infinite Content tour and will be stopping in three Canadian cities early this September. Find the show closest to you here.