Montreal Concerts: December 2016 Must-See Live Shows

Montreal concerts in December 2016 include William Fitzsimmons.
••• Above: William Fitzsimmons performs during a concert at Columbia Theater on April 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry / Redferns
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    December 2016 Concerts Booked in Montreal

    Montreal concerts happening this December 2016? I cover the big tickets, the indie circuit and everything in between. Locals? Get out of the house! Not every concert ticket costs a week's worth of groceries. And esteemed visitors? Don't retire to your hotel room just yet. Take a look at which musicians made my Montreal concerts December 2016 hit list and enjoy the best live music this city has to offer. 

    Just keep in mind that December is a slowwww period for concerts in the city. By December 20, 2016, you can hear that proverbial pin drop in most of Montreal's concerts venues.

    See Also: Montreal's Best Jazz Venues
    And: Montreal's Best Christmas Events and Concerts

    Admission, dates, and concert venues are subject to change without notice. ALWAYS check show information directly with ticket sellers after consulting my Montreal December Concerts 2016 hit list just in case.

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    December 1, 2016 - William Fitzsimmons

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include William Fitzsimmons.
    ••• Above: William Fitzsimmons performs during a concert at Columbia Theater on April 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry / Redferns

    Discovered by Grey's Anatomy fans taken in by "Passion Play" and "Please Don't Go," two tracks played on the show, indie folkster William Fitzsimmons performs at L'Astral December 1, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Buy tickets

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    December 2, 2016 - MSTRKRFT

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include MSTRKRFT.
    ••• Above: Canadian electronic music duo MSTRKRFT perform at Exchange LA on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Keipher McKennie / Getty Images

    After years of question marks, Toronto electro duo MSTRKRFT are finally back on the circuit, with their first new album since 2009 (and it's fabulous, by the way), with fans anticipating a fresh round of danceable distortion this December 2, 2016 at Fairmount Theatre. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m. Admission $20 to $25 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 2, 2016 - Joseph Arthur

    Montreal concerts in Decemebr 2016 include Joseph Arthur.
    ••• Above: Joseph Arthur performs 'The Man Who Sold the World' onstage at The Music Of David Bowie At Radio City Music Hall at Radio City Music Hall on April 1, 2016 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

    Brooklyn rocker Joseph Arthur heads to Petit Campus December 2, 2016. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $20 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 2, 2016 - Darius

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Darius.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Darius

    Armed with that charming, airy French house sensibility, Catch Darius at Newspeak December 2, 2016. Doors open at 10 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. If tickets are sold out online, then some will be available at the door. Admission $20. Buy tickets.

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    December 3, 2016 - Booka Shade

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Booka Shade.
    ••• Above: Arno Kammermeier of Booka Shade performs at Exchange LA on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Tullberg / Getty Images

    Frankfurt scene vets turned Berlin residents, catch electronic duo Booka Shade at Club Soda December 3, 2016. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $30 to $32 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 4, 2016 - The Weepies

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include The Weepies.
    ••• Above: singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies perform onstage at the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards show at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    Charming LA-based indie folk duo The Weepies play Petit Campus December 4, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $19.50 to $23 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 5, 2017 - American Wrestlers

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include American Wrestlers.
    ••• Photo courtesy of American Wrestlers

    Indie rockers from St. Louis, Missouri, catch American Wrestlers at Divan Orange December 5, 2016. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $14.53 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 6, 2016 - Flatbush Zombies

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Flatbush Zombies.
    ••• Above: DJ Ellington Hammond, Meechy Darko, and Erick Arc Elliott of Flatbush Zombies performs onstage at MTV's 'Wonderland' LIVE Show on November 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Randy Shropshire / Getty Images for MTV

    Rising indie hip hop trio Flatbush Zombies are a must-see this December 6, 2016 at L'Olympia. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $29.25 to $31.75 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 9, 2016 - Anjunadeep

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Anjunadeep's showcase.
    ••• Above: Amsterdam progressive house wiz Gab Rhome, one of three producers headlining Anjunadeep's showcase. Photo courtesy of Gab Rhome

    Anjunadeep, one of London progressive trance trio Above & Beyond's indie music labels, proposes a showcase of its latest up-and-coming talents, mixes inevitably steeped in that dreamy progressive sound, in Montreal this December 9, 2016.

    See Also: Montreal's Best Christmas Events and Concerts

    Online sales sold out but about 50 tickets will be available at the door at Newspeak. Doors open at 10 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. Details.

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    December 9, 2016 - The Musical Box

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include The Musical Box.
    ••• Photo courtesy of The Musical Box © Martin Morissette

    Montreal Genesis cover band The Musical Box propose an evening reliving "Selling England by the Pound" (my favorite Genesis album, incidentally). Catch them at the Bell Centre December 9, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $47.75 to $79 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 9, 2016 - Mac Miller

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Mac Miller.
    ••• Above: rapper Mac Miller performs at Fox Theater on November 9, 2016 in Oakland, California. C Flanigan / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is joined by The Whooligan and Lakim (of Soulection) onstage at Metropolis on December 9, 2016. 

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    December 10, 2016 - Diana

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Diana.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Diana © Laurie Kang

    Dreamy indie '80s-inspired synthpop by the likes of Diana, catch the Toronto band playing Bar le Ritz PDB December 10, 2016. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission $11.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 10, 2016 - Kaytranada

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Kaytranada.
    ••• Above: Kaytranada attends HBO's 'Insecure' Block Party on September 25, 2016 in Brooklyn City. The Montreal-based phenom spins in his hometown December 10, 2016. Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for HBO

    Haitian Montrealer RnB producer Kaytranada is a success story in the making, spinning at L'Olympia December 10, 2016. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $30 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 10, 2016 - Ekali

    Montreal concerts in July 2016 include Ekali.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Ekali

    Last seen in town in July with his speedy blend of r'n'b, bass, soul and downtempo, catch Vancouver-based Red Bull Music Academy alum Ekali at Newspeak this December 10, 2016.

    See Also: Montreal's Best Christmas Events and Concerts

    Doors open at 10 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. Admission $15 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 11, 2016 - St. Lawrence Warehouse Company

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include the St. Lawrence Warehouse Company
    ••• Photo courtesy of St. Lawrence Warehouse Company

    Montreal alt-folk band St. Lawrence Warehouse Company launch their new Trouble EP at La Sala Rossa December 11, 2016. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $7.50 to $10 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 15, 2016 - A Tribe Called Red

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include A Tribe Called Red.
    ••• Above: Bear Witness, Ian Campeau and Dan General perform in concert with A Tribe Called Red during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee. Gary Miller / WireImage / Getty Images

    Ottawa First Nations producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red spins at Corona Theatre December 15, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $27 to $32 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 16, 2016 - She Wants Revenge

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include She Wants Revenge.
    ••• Photo courtesy of She Wants Revenge

    San Fernando Valley's compelling new wavish post-punk duo She Wants Revenge perform at Fairmount Theatre December 16, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $25 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 16 and December 17, 2016 - Sam Roberts Band

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Sam Roberts Band.
    ••• Above: Sam Roberts Band performs at the 2015 Canadian Juno Awards. Michael Hurcomb / Corbis / Getty Images

    Montreal rockers Sam Roberts Band play Corona Theatre both December 16 and December 17, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $38 to $43 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 17, 2016 - Wander Years

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Wander Years.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Wander Years

    Beautiful altpop by Montreal duo Wander Years is on tap at Casa del Popolo December 17, 2016. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $8 to $10 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 17, 2016 - Wintersleep

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include one featuring Wintersleep.
    ••• Sonia Recchia / Getty Images

    Halifax indie rockers Wintersleep headline at Fairmount Theatre December 17, 2016. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $20 to $25 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 17, 2016 - CRi

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include CRi.
    ••• Photo courtesy of CRi © John Londono

    Catch the smooth, soothing, introverted synths of Montreal producer CRi spinning at Newspeak December 17, 2016. Doors open at 11 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. Admission $10 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 18, 2016 - The Dillinger Escape Plan

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include The Dillinger Escape Plan.
    ••• Above: vocalist Greg Puciato and guitarist Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan perform at UC Theatre on October 27, 2016 in Berkeley, California. Miikka Skaffari / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    New Jersey hardcore vets The Dillinger Escape Plan play at Foufounes Électriques on December 18, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $25 to $28 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 21, 2016 - Ghastly

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Ghastly.
    ••• Above: Ghastly performs during a private Marshmello concert for SiriusXM listeners at the YouTube Space on November 18, 2016 in New York City. Cindy Ord / Getty Images for SiriusXM

    Happy trap producer Ghastly heads to Newspeak December 21, 2016. Doors open at 10 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. Admission $10 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 30, 2016 - Stööki Sound

    Montreal concerts in December 2016 include Stooki Sound.
    ••• Above: Stööki Sound performs onstage at IHEARTCOMIX during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Steve Rogers Photography / Getty Images for SXSW

    Bass, trap and hip hop are the themes of the night with London duo Stööki Sound spinning at Newspeak December 30, 2016. Doors open at 10 p.m. Night ends at 3 a.m. Admission $10 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    December 2016 Concerts Booked in Montreal

    Told you December concerts in Montreal were scarce. It's a slow period from December 20 to December 30, 2015. But by December 31st, the scene kind of explodes.

    See Also: Christmas in Montreal