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12 Toronto Must-See Shows In December 2014

Don't miss out on these December concerts!
12 Toronto Must-See Shows In December 2014

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Toronto is, without a doubt, a great city to live for music lovers of all genres. When there are very limited canadian dates on a tour you can usually count on our city being among the selective list so let us not take that for granted friends!

In the colder months things seem to quiet down a bit but only a tiny bit, there are still a number of great acts braving the canadian cold to bring us their live sets this December including a DJ, a well-dressed, classic music superstar, a hip hop throwback and a NYE concert that you'd be crazy to miss, check it out!

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Dillon Francis

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Genre: Dance/Electronic

Date: Monday, December 1st

Venue: Danforth Music Hall

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Why you're going: The LA based DJ is currently out on his 'Friends Rule' tour in support of his debut album "Money Sucks, Friends Rule" that came out this October. Francis has made waves on 'One to watch' lists all over the place and he is sure to bring the party-despite the cold.

O-Town

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Genre: Pop

Date: Monday, December 8th

Venue:Lee's Palace

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Why you're going: Yes! The O-Town! The men behind that oh so beautiful classic song 'Liquid Dreams' are back and they are coming to Toronto this month. Although short 1 member, arguably everyones favourite member Ashley, they released some new music and if for nothing else you've got to catch the show for a live performance of "Liquid Dreams".

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Justin Timberlake

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Genre: Pop

Date: Wednesday, December 10th

Venue:Air Canada Centre

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Why you're going: As if you need any justification to catch this guy in concert. The 20/20 Experience came to Toronto in February for two back to back shows and he has been gracious enough to come back and see us one last time before he leaves us to have a baby (it stings, stings to bad). The show is guaranteed to have you on your feet for the full 2.5 hours (including 15 minute intermission, he's so thoughtful) and there are some killer surprises throughout the show that we won't spoil but that we can promise you are way worth the money.

Common

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Genre: Hip Hop

Date: Thursday, December 11th

Venue: Kool Haus

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Why you're going: Hip Hop superstar Common is bringing his live show to the Kool Haus and any hip hop devotee can attest to how this one is a must-see. His tenth studio album 'Nobody's Smilin' came out earlier this year.

The Trews

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Genre: Alternative Rock

Date: Thursday, December 11th

Venue: Massey Hall

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Why you're going: Toronto's own The Trews have been around for over 10 years and have five studio albums but they somehow always manage to keep it new and fresh. Catch their hometown show at the beautiful Massey Hall this month.

Tokyo Police Club

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Genre: Alternative Rock

Date: Thursday, December 11th & Friday, December 12th

Venue: The Danforth Music Hall

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Why you're going: Another incredible talent to come out of Canada, Tokyo Police Club hail from New Market and are currently on tour promoting their album 'Forcefield' which was released in March of this year.

Ashanti

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Genre: Hip Hop

Date: Sunday, December 14th

Venue: Guvernment

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Why you're going: The show may be on a Sunday but this one defines throwback Thursday. Ashanti will be in town for a Flow 93.5 event and we're sure she'll throw in some good ol' fashion bangerz along with some of her newest releases. Guaranteed to be fiyaa!

Tinashe

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Genre: Hip Hop

Date: Sunday, December 14th

Venue: Tattoo Queen West

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Why you're going: Tinashe started to make some noise when her hit '2 on' hit the radio with the help of Drake who has endorsed the stunning new hip hop singer, even bringing her out at this summers OvoFest. She's been featured on some great hits recently including 'Body language' by Kind Ink, also featuring Usher.

Jhene Aiko

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Genre: R&B/Urban Soul

Date: Thursday, December 18th

Venue: Sound Academy

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Why you're going: The beautiful Jhene started making waves when she opened up for Toronto's own Drake on tour but the gorgeous little crooner has since spread her wings and flown the coop. She has made appearances on the daily morning show and late night circuit to perform her new song 'Pressure' and she brings her lovely talents to the Sound Academy this month. She's going places people!

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Aukland

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Genre: Alternative Rock

Date: Friday, December 19th

Venue: The Rivoli

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Why you're going: A group of good looking young Canadian men with instruments playing some good ol' fashioned rock n roll music at the Rivoli? why would you question that? It's a must!

Protest The Hero

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Genre: Rock

Date: Saturday, December 27th

Venue: The Danforth Music Hall

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Why you're going: Protest the Hero is a canadian progressive metal band that hail from Whitby. They tour internationally and have won a Juno Award. This month they are bringing their live show to The Danforth Music Hall.

Rich Aucoin

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Genre: Alternative

Date: Wednesday, December 31st

Venue: Lee's Palace

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Why you're going: Rich is without a doubt the craziest live show you will ever attend and you need to make us this one promise- that you will be sure to catch him at least 12 times in your entire life. He puts on an experience rather than just a performance and gets the crowd involved with parachute games and other shenanigans (not even slightly exaggerating). The NYE version of his show is sure to be exploding with glitter and confetti, not to mention the presence of abundant sweat, abundant! It'll be glorious.

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