Category Archives: Concerts

ONYX, Freaks & More This Weekend!

Clear your schedule from Thursday till Sunday – we have your agenda already planned for you.

On Thursday, Pure Nightclub is holding a Circus Freak theme night, complete with DJ King Louis, DJ Spin, and more, along with a freak show and various other live performances. Then on Friday night at this pumping venue, check out STEAMRADIO and DJ Miss Shelton.

Saturday Tonic Club Lounge is hosting an evening that’s sure to be a great one with Tracy Nova. And, in a highly-anticipated event, ONYX will be playing at Cabaret du Mile End with PXC, Krazy K, Murderface, and a number of other talented rap and hip-hop artists – the show starts at 9:30pm.

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Montreal Enjoyed A Musical Weekend

We told you about some great music that happened this past weekend… Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks brought young and old together under the Bell Center roof, while Nicola Torriero and Jonny Marciano were performing at Club UN in Old Montreal. There were also regular guests at some of the city’s best nightclubs, like DJ Tirtirau who played Muzique with DJ Payce, Goldenchild and KIDD.

Notorious for their awesome selection of bars and clubs, each with their own musical specialty, Montreal plays host to countless DJs, bands and musicians every weekend – if you’re coming to Montreal and don’t want to spend your evenings waiting in long lines or at the bar trying to get a drink, contact Montreal Nitelife Tours. We can make reservations, get you in with no lines and provide VIP bottle service, as well as take care of all the accommodations. Just let us know what your preferences are when you create your trip on our TripBuilder.

Friday And Saturday Night Lights

Looking for something to do this weekend? We have some great recommendations for Friday and Saturday nights…

Iconic musician Rod Stewart is joining forces with Fleetwood Mac’s songstress Stevie Nicks at the Bell Center Friday evening. Doors open at 6:30 for a performance start of 7:30. Also, an event not to be missed is “Around the world,” the first of a new series with guest Dj Yovan at Macaroni Bar on St. Laurent Street (try their incredible gnocchi poutine while you’re there).

And then Saturday night will be an exciting one, with Nicola Torriero and Jonny Marciano at Club UN on Notre Dame West. The music will get started at 10:30pm and won’t stop until closing time at 3am Sunday morning.

It will be a busy few days – contact Montreal Nitelife Tours for info on booking a weekend in Montreal, to arrange for bottle service at any of the aforementioned clubs, and much more.

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Birthdays, Nelly, And More This Past Weekend

It was a busy first weekend of spring in Montreal. In addition to various DJs spinning at some of the top nightclubs across the city (everything is getting busier here as the weather starts to get nicer), there were also the two incredible birthday parties we told you about last week at Club Stereo and Muzique. On the concert front, Nelly played Metropolis on Friday night and was in tiptop form, as always – the two-time Grammy Award winner performed the hit tracks from his latest album 5.0.

Montreal Nitelife Tours also welcomed several groups to Montreal this weekend, who took in all of the sights and sounds that the city has to offer. We’re on the pulse of every major event in Montreal, so give us a call, drop us an email, or check out our TripBuilder and, with the help of our exclusive connections, create your own jam-packed VIP weekend.

It Was A Weekend Of Shamrocks & Leprechauns

It was a weekend for the lucky Irish (and everyone else, for that matter) as Montreal was buzzing with St. Patrick’s Day festivities, parades, and more. In addition to the three great parties we told you about last week at Club Soda, Light Ultraclub, and Club Stereo, there was also the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade held on Sunday along St. Catherine Street, where families, couples and singles all gathered to take in the sights and sounds of St. Patty’s. Green beer was flowing, kisses were being exchanged, and it’s our guess that some of your are still getting over your hangovers.

And finally, Kataklysm, a Canadian death metal band, played at Club Soda on Sunday night. Whether you were dancing an Irish jig or head-banging, it was a weekend of shamrocks, leprechauns, and much more!

Papa Roach Is In Town March 16th!

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a ticket for the Papa Roach show at Metropolis Wednesday night then you better get moving. The show starts at 7:30pm and will see Buckcherry, My Darkest Days, and Bleeker Ridge taking to the stage first, followed by headliners Papa Roach. It’s one of eight Canadian stops on this leg of their popular tour.

If you’re traveling to Montreal for the show and need to book some last-minute accommodations, whether it be hotel, restaurants, or nightclubs, contact Montreal Nitelife Tours and we can help set up everything!

March 10th is a jam-packed Thursday!

This is how DJ Pat Boogie describes his music: ”My music is mentally deep house, funked out on the soulful tip, with a hip-hop feel and urban appeal to it…” Circus Afterhours features three rooms and is open Thursday-Sunday from 2am until the wee hours of the morning. Always attracting the best DJs in the city (and beyond), DJ Pat Boogie will be bringing down the house at this nightclub on Thursday, March 10th from 2am to 8am. Tickets will run you $20 at the door.

Also on Thursday Apocalyptica will be performing at Metropolis after their original show was canceled last December. The Catalyst will open for them.

Your Thursday activities don’t stop there… also check out The Burlesque Express at Club Soda, running from Thursday until Saturday, March 12th. You’ll enjoy candy for the eyes and champagne for the main course.

If you want to get tickets, avoid line-ups, or arrange for bottle service, contact Montreal Nitelife Tours today. It’ll be an awesome night if you’re celebrating a bachelor party or just a night out on the town.

Drizzy Drake coming to MTL!

So the date has been set, Canadian rap-phenom Drake will be in concert Sunday July 18th at the Metropolis here in Montreal. Get your tickets now! This show will definitely be sold out!

Hailing from Toronto’s wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood, Aubrey Drake Graham originally became known for playing character Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Graham continued to recognize a close affiliation with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, before officially signing with the record label in June 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, is expected to be released on the label June 15, 2010.

Drake’s claim to fame came with his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone, which was hailed by many music media outlets as hip hop’s Mixtape of the Year. Drake’s inevitable single off So Far Gone “Best I Ever Had” was even nominated for a Grammy Award.

Checkout his second single off Thank Me Later, titled “Find Your Love”:

The show is an all-ages concert and tickets have already gone on sale! $52 a ticket, $55 at the door, if any are left!

Montreal Jazz Fest Opening Concert Lineup

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At the end of next month, Montreal’s downtown will yet again transform into the International Jazz Festival of Montreal, the largest jazz festival in the world. And with so many great music artists coming through Montreal, Montreal Nitelife Travel will be consistently providing you with in depth information to the top performances and bands.

To kick off the first post about the International Jazz Festival of Montreal, the opening concert lineup features Lionel Richie and Cassandra Wilson!

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Excerpt from the Official Jazz Fest Montreal:

Last year it was the unforgettable Stevie Wonder event… this year, the Festival hits another homerun, with another artist whom organizers have dreamt of presenting since the very beginning of the Festival: Lionel Richie!

The king of the slow-dance classics (Say You, Say MeEndless Love…), a human jukebox of dance hits (All Night Long), a prolific lyricist and composer (Lady for Kenny Rogers, We Are the World for… the world) and, of course, the singer and soul of the legendary Commodores—THE Motown stars of the ’70s—Richie has led an extraordinary and exemplary career and left his indelible mark upon American music, gold-plating four decades of our musical culture with hits we’ve all hummed, whistled—or sung at the top of our lungs!

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On the other side of this incredible evening, welcome back Cassandra Wilson, a dear friend of the Festival—recipient of our Miles-Davis Award in 1999—who never fails to bewitch us with her deep, velvety, sensual voice and a blues sensibility that is perfectly at home on the legendary Blue Note label. A Special Event filled with musical thrills!

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Them Crooked Vultures In Concert Tonight!

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Rock Supergroup Them Crooked Vultures are in concert tonight in Montreal at Metropolis, Wednesday May 12th 2010. While the show was originally slated to be at the CEPSUM Arena, Metropolis is the new venue. The band, formed in Los Angeles in 2009 features John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.

Dave Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana, later formed the Foo Fighters and has worked with Queens of the Stone Age and his heavy metal side project Probot, and has performed session work for a variety of musicians, including Killing Joke, Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy and Slash.

Josh Homme was a founding member of the stoner metal band Kyuss, as well as the founding and only continuous member of the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA), in which he mainly sings and plays guitar. In 2010, Homme publicly stated he will concentrate his efforts on Them Crooked Vultures over all other projects.

Best known as the bassist, mandolinist, and keyboardist for English rock band Led Zeppelin, Jean Paul Jones has since developed a solo career and has gained even more respect as both a musician and a producer. He plays the bass, piano and other instruments.

The supergroup released their first single “New Fang”, and their debut, self-titled album on 17 November 2009.

The show is sold out and will definitely attract a serious groupie following tonight!