Category Archives: Concerts

Charlotte Gainsbourg Rescheduled: April 23-24

The sold out concert for Charlotte Gainsbourg, previously slated for January 28, is now going to be on Friday, April 23 at Olympia Montreal.

As well, with a tremendous demand for her first & highly anticipated show in Montreal, she is thrilled to add a second concert on Saturday, April 24.

Charlotte will perform at the renowned Coachella Festival in California the weekend prior, and embarks on her first North-American tour this spring.

Checkout her latest video:

Common live this Saturday!

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Believe it or not, grammy award winning rapper Common, hailing from Chicago will be in live at the Segal Centre this Saturday, March 27th at a fundraiser for the Israel Cancer Research Foundation (ICRF).

With it’s 8th annual event called Suri’s Soiree, in honor of Suri Gonshor, who died 10 years ago, from hepatocellular carcinoma, a form of liver cancer. Suri was only 24 years old.

Common will be performing an intimate show for approximately 500 guests and the event includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, vernissage, book launch, silent auction and valet parking. Cocktail attire.

Tickets cost $130, two for $250, and $150 at the door.

Checkout the flyer and all the required 411 here.

Live Shows: RJD2, Muse, Julian Casablancas & Bon Jovi

If you are looking for musical acts in Montreal over the next couple weeks, be sure to check out the following shows, starting with tonite!

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RJD2 is playing at La Tulipe tonite. Originally from Ohio and now out of Philadelphia, Rjd2′s music is a collage of cut-and-paste hip-hop that combines disparate elements to make for soulful, moody portraits of the world.

In the spring of 2001, he made his first formal appearance as a solo artist on the Def Jux Presents… compilation, proving he could hold his own alongside such luminaries as Company Flow, El-P, Cannibal Ox, and Aesop Rock.

Rjd2′s debut album, Dead Ringer, followed on Def Jux in 2002. One of the best underground hip-hop releases of the year, it melded dirty samples and a classic approach to song structure for an end result that gave DJ Shadow, DJ Spooky, and Moby a run for their money.

RJD2’s new full length The Colossus was released on January 19, 2010 on his own label.

Muse will be in concert tonite at the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens.

Muse’s fusion of progressive rock, glam, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation is crafted by guitarist/vocalist Matthew Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard.

Muse has toured Europe, America, Australia, and Southeast Asia in support of the album, and their dynamic stage performance (which won the band multiple awards for Best Live Act, including accolades from the NME Awards, the Q Awards, and the Vodafone Live Music Awards) was captured on 2008′s H.A.A.R.P. Live from Wembley. The trio spent the remainder of that year — as well as the early part of 2009 — in the recording studio, eventually emerging with the release of The Resistance in September.

Julian Casablancas, the famed singer of The Strokes, will be in coming to Montreal April 1st at The National in an effort to continue to promote his first solo album Phrazes for the Young. Casablancas has won over critics as the lead singer of one the most influential rock bands since 2000.

His solo effort has garnered much praise for it’s single 11th Dimension. Pitchfork magazine rated 11th Dimension the 66 best song of 2009 stating “’11th Dimension’ is the strongest he’s (Julian’s) sounded since Room on Fire. It’s a blast of retro-futuristic synths, steam-rolling guitar licks, and slicing, dicing hi-hat, and the busy pulse of the production cuts through the detachment and manages to convey a sense of fun, as if he’s finally enjoying the creative experience”.

And yes, Bon Jovi is once again returning to Montreal for a two shows at the Bell Centre on March 19th-20th.

Montreal Nitelife Travel will not only be in attendance with their clients, they will be PARTYING all night long!

Kimbo Slice Fighting In Montreal’s UFC 113

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Kimbo Slice will be returning to the MMA ring in UFC 113 in Montreal on May 8th at the Bell Centre.

The mixed martial arts league confirmed the matchup Monday. Slice and Mitrione will meet on the undercard of UFC 113, headlined by Lyoto Machida’s rematch with Mauricio Rua.

Slice was signed by UFC last year, and he appeared on its television reality show before making his UFC heavyweight debut with a victory over Houston Alexander in December.

Mitrione played nine games with the New York Giants as a defensive tackle in 2002.

This is THE weekend to be in Montreal. Weather will be great, and you know what that means?! Short skirts ALL WEEKEND!

Book your UFC 113 Montreal Nitelife Travel party package right here!

Alicia Keys @ Bell Centre This Saturday!

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Montreal’s R’n'B lovers will be heading down to the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, this upcoming Saturday as multiple Grammy award winning songstress Alicia Keys will be performing in concert will special guests Robin Thicke and Canadian recording artist Melanie Fiona as opening acts. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

Montreal’s downtown area will be flowing with young people this weekend. Aside from Keys’ concert and the Nuit Blanche event, many of the city’s top nightclubs will be packed. Checkout Crescent Street as the pubs and happy hour spots will be enjoying the Olympic fever as the 2010 Vancouver Olympics rounds up this weekend.

Head down to Old Montreal and enjoy the Nuit Blanche and lounges on St-Paul Street. St-Laurent Boulevard will be bumping as the Montreal’s finest supperclubs are already stacked with table reservations and bottle service. We know because our clients here at Montreal Nitelife Tours are getting their weekend plans all reserved and ready to go!

Contact us here to join the party!

Montreal High Lights Festival 2010

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The Montreal Highlights Festival is currently underway in Montreal, captivating the haute cuisine fanatics from last Thursday, February 18th running to February 28th. The top Montreal restaurants will be combining their top-rated chefs with 39 guest Portuguese chefs, as Portugal is the central theme of culinary type for this year’s edition.

What does this mean for nightlife? A lot of happy people will be hitting up all the best Montreal hotspots in town after enjoying dinner events everywhere. Make sure to head out to Old Montreal this weekend. Not only will the cool spots in Old Montreal West be livelier than usual, Saturday night is a MAJOR night in Old Montreal with Nuit Blanche in full effect.

The three major downtown Montreal spots for the Highlights Festival includes “Place Des Festivals”, Old Montreal and the Quay of the Old Port.

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What’s actually pretty cool at the Place Des Festivals is the gallery of sketches and drawings of legendary poet, novelist, singer, songwriter Leonard Cohen. Cohen, a Montreal native, only began publicly showing his artwork in 2007. And luckily it will be on display all the way to May 9th 2010.

Montreal’s Igloofest Photos MAKE IT HOT!

This past January, Montreal Nitelife Tours embarked on a wild night to the Igloofest in Montreal’s famous Old Port. With live electronic music, ice sculptures (including an entire ice-built sofa lounge!) and tons of young people dancing in the cold, it was a HOT nite!

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Montreal Nitelife Tours is preparing for a major outdoor party weekend with NUIT BLANCHE this upcoming Saturday. More info to come tomorrow! Photos provided by Anthony J. Branco.

Additional Info: Lost objects available at the Old Port GTC Center. Please call 514.496.0606, M-F.