There has been a lot of hype surrounding Shad K’s Flying Colours tour across Canada. and rightfully so, selling out The Opera House in Toronto, among various other venues. Although every show was considerably important, there was one show that was bound to be the biggest of them all as Shad made his way to his hometown on Saturday November 16th, to perform for an overly excited sold out crowd at London Music Hall, or the Welcome Home show as we like call it. With a write up in the London Free Press that day, a couple thousand fans ecstatic and anxious for the time to come, that night at the London Music Hall was nothing less than legendary, and in the top five for concerts I’ve seen all year (and that’s a lot).
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It’s only been an unbelievable three months since Chance The Rapper headlined his first show at The Hoxton. It wasn’t a big surprise hearing the show was sold out considering Acid Rap was arguably the mixtape of the summer if not the year. This past Monday Chance made an appearance in Toronto as part of his “Social Experiment” North American tour featuring guests DJ Rashad & Spinn. Chants were shouted impatiently after DJ Rashad took a final swing of his beer and left the stage along with a good impression. Meanwhile the sound crew took over the stage unintentionally provoking annoyance that could have been avoided for a smoother transition.
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When you think of celebrating your birthday, you likely envision an entire day spending time with your family and friends. As for Aubrey Graham, this was especially true, except this time it would be on a much larger scale. On October 24th, 2013 Toronto’s (and October’s) very own Drake performed for nearly 20,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre as part of his “Would You Like A Tour”. Joining the superstar that special evening would also be PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, and Future.
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Nothing is more reassuring than the tight squeeze between fans and smoke filled atmosphere that tells us this is going to be a memorable night. If the walls could speak, they would be choking. The show starts off with Toronto’s own Dillan Ponders delivering his heavy influenced tracks. At the same time the crowd begins to get faded, light up and prove we are more than ready for the Smokers Club Tour. Toronto’s Jimmy B brought out Raheem and preformed their collaboration: All Day. Both Toronto artists preformed incredibly and the crowd seemed really impressed asking who they were and shouting with approval.
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It’s difficult to imagine that a Canadian rapper whose name isn’t Drake, is able to sell out a venue in the city of Toronto. As bad as it may sound, that’s the reality, and you’d wish that it would happen more often than less. In this case, Shad, who’s been in the game for several years, was able to deliver in front of a sold out crowd; the vibe of the night was electric and The Opera House was filled with fans ranged in age and built levels of anticipation. Shad serves as an inspiration for many who were in attendance, and even fans who brought along their friends to witness him perform is (in essence) the true power that they have when it comes to growing a fan base. With a VIP Meet & Greet beside his merchandise booth selling CDs & Vinyls of his new album, Flying Colours (and also clothing), fans were able to interact with Shad as the line outside grew and as Opera House started filling up. The quick ‘thank you’s’ and ‘I love your music’ echoed throughout the fans meeting him, but you can see the genuine humility beaming from Shad as he embraced as many fans as possible.
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The Nat Turner band began to play. The floor boards of The MOD Club began to vibrate undeniably. I’m not sure if it was what felt like an eternal drumroll, the rich bass or the gifts the man on the board was offering accompanied by DJ Sober, It felt like something spiritual.
I turned and asked the girl beside me, “can you feel that?”
She grinned, speechless.
You just had a sense that something super was about to happen.
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It was a dark, foggy, and rainy night on Thursday October 17th, but that didn’t stop loyal fans from making their way to see their hometown hero, The Weeknd perform at Toronto’s Massey Hall in support of his new album, Kiss Land. Coming off a lengthy 28-city North American trek dubbed “The Fall” tour, this was the first performance of three back-to-back sold out shows.
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If you don’t already know The Weeknd is in Toronto performing three shows part of the Kiss Land Tour. The first show was last night at Massey Hall and due to production limitations Abel just announced the venue change to the Sony Centre so if you got tickets make sure to show up at the Sony Centre not the Massey Hall. Our photographer CZR-E caught a few photos of Abel for your enjoyment and there will be a review coming shortly. Let me know if you are attending of the Toronto dates and what you thought of his performance. We also got pictures of The Weeknd when he performed for the first time in London, On.
For the past few years Detroit rapper, Danny Brown has put in a continuous effort to get into Canada and has been unsuccessful. That all changed last night at the Danforth Music Hall where Danny Brown embraced Toronto with NY’s Queens rapper Action Bronson kicking off the show. Check out the full review and pictures after the jump!