Montreal Concerts: May 2017 Must-See Live Shows

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    Montreal Hit List: May 2017 Concerts Not to Miss

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include the Weeknd.
    ••• Above: The Weeknd performs at Lollapalooza Brazil day 2 at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Canadian alt-RnB superstar heads to the Montreal Bell Centre May 30, 2017. Raphael Dias / Getty Images

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include the hottest names in hip hop and RnB, choice electronic music acts, a healthy dose of indie and a few flashbacks from a not-so-distant past.

    Admission, dates, and concert venues are subject to change without notice. ALWAYS double check show information with ticket sellers after consulting my Montreal May Concerts 2017 hit list just in case.

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    May 3, 2017 - Jazz Cartier

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Jazz Cartier.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Jazz Cartier

    Rising Toronto hip hop artist Jazz Cartier plays at Le Belmont on May 3, 2017.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $25.50 to $34.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 5, 2017 - Florida Georgia Line

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Florida Georgia Line.
    ••• Above: musicians Tyler Hubbard (L) and Brian Kelley of the music group Florida Georgia Line, winners of the award for Vocal Event of the Year and Single Record of the Year, pose in the press room during the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    Country superstar duo Florida Georgia Line head to the Montreal Bell Centre May 5, 2017. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission $58.50  to $116.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge.  Buy tickets.

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    May 7, 2017 - Jojo

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Jojo.
    ••• JoJo performs during the 'Mad Love' tour at The Showbox on February 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Mat Hayward / Getty Images

    New England RnB pop star Jojo performs in Montreal at Corona Theatre on May 7, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $30.50 to $33 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 11, 2017 - Jean-Michel Jarre

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Jean-Michel Jarre.
    ••• Above: musician/composer Jean Michel Jarre attends the Urban Anthology and Design Preview Cocktail at Artcurial on February 26, 2017 in Paris, France. Foc Kan / WireImage / Getty Images

    French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre was years ahead of his time when his space age debut album Oxygène was released in 1976.

    Catch the pioneering icon performing his extensive discography at the Montreal Bell Centre on May 11, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $63 to $171 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge.  Buy tickets.

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    May 12, 2017 - Perfume Genius

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Perfume Genius.
    ••• Above: Perfume Genius attends The Broad Museum's Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings CINDY SHERMAN: IMITATION OF LIFE at The Broad on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Ashley Beliveau / Getty Images

    Seattle-based baroque pop artist Perfume Genius shares his trials and tribulations at Fairmount Theatre on May 12, 2017.

    Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission $20 to $23 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 13, 2017 - Laura Marling

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Laura Marling.
    ••• Above: Laura Marling performs at The Roundhouse in Camden on March 21, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. Lorne Thomson / Redferns / Getty Images

    British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling performs in Montreal on May 13, 2017 at Corona Theatre.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $28 to $31 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 14, 2017 - Wrekmeister Harmonies

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Wrekmeister Harmonies.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Wrekmeister Harmonies

    Catch the discordant post-rock dronings of Chicago collective Wrekmeister Harmonies at Bar le Ritz PDB on May 14, 2017. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission $13 to $15 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 16, 2017 - Yngwie Malmsteen

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Yngwie Malmsteen.
    ••• Above: guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (R) and Steve Vai (L) perform on stage at Humphrey's on April 10, 2016 in San Diego, California. Daniel Knighton / Getty Images

    Iconic Swedish heavy metal guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen at Corona Theatre May 16, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission $42.50 to $48 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 18, 2017 - Jason Mraz

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Jason Mraz.
    ••• Above: Jason Mraz attends the Spotify Best New Artist Nominees celebration at Belasco Theatre on 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. John Sciulli / Getty Images for Spotify

    San Diego singer-songwriter Jason Mraz plays at Théâtre St. Denis this May 18, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $​​​78.75 to $98.75 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. ​Buy tickets.

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    May 19, 2017 - Adult

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include ADULT.
    ••• Photo courtesy of ADULT.

    Detroit new wave electroclashy duo Adult performs at Newspeak on Victoria Day weekend May 19, 2017.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $ 20 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge.  Buy tickets.

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    May 20, 2017 - Boss Hog

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Boss Hog.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Boss Hog

    NYC punk blues band Boss Hog featuring Jon Spencer from The John Spencer Blues Explosion and wife Cristina Martinez play at Bar le Ritz PDB Victoria Day weekend on May 20, 2017. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission $20 to 23 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 21 and May 22, 2017 - Piknic Electronik

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Piknic Electronik and Tiga.
    ••• Image courtesy of Tiga

    Piknic Electronik debuts its 2017 run with two back-to-back Piknics Victoria Day weekend with Montreal's own Tiga on decks May 22, 2017.

    Tickets $13 before 3 p.m., $17 after 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. Event ends at 9:30 p.m.

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    May 24, 2017 - The xx

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include The xx.
    ••• Above: Oliver Sim of The xx performs in support of the band's 'I See You' release at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 16, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The London indie pop trio performs an outdoor concert at Parc Jean-Drapeau on May 24, 2017. Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images

    The xx's brooding, minimalist pop comes to Parc Jean-Drapeau's Plaine des Jeux May 24, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $62.50 to $68 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 25, 2017 - The Damned

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include The Damned.
    ••• Above from left to right: guitarist Captain Sensible and vocalist Dave Vanian of The Damned perform at The Fillmore on April 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Miikka Skaffari / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Iconic London punk band The Damned plays Montreal's Club Soda on May 25, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $30 to $35 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 25, 2017 - Chance the Rapper

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Chance the Rapper.
    ••• Above: Chance the Rapper performs during JMBLYA at Fair Park on May 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Cooper Neill / Getty Images

    West Chatham's boy wonder Chance the Rapper performs at the Montreal Bell Centre on May 25, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission 58 to $133 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.​​

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    May 26, 2017 - The 1975

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include The 1975.
    ••• Above: Matthew Healy of The 1975 performs on stage at PNE Forum on May 1, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Andrew Chin / Getty Images

    Manchester electropopsters The 1975 play an outdoor gig at  Parc Jean-Drapeau's Plaine des Jeux May 26, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 730 p.m. Admission $58 to $63 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 26, 2017 - Com Truise

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Com Truise.
    ••• Above: Com Truise performs during day 3 of Electric Zoo at Randall's Island on September 6, 2015 in New York City. Brian Killian / Getty Images

    In time to share tracks off Iteration, his brand new album six years in the making, catch New York turned Los Angeles space electronica producer Com Truise Doors spins at Fairmount Theatre May 26, 2017.

    Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission $20 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 27, 2017 - Animal Collective

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Animal Collective.
    ••• Above: Panda Bear of Animal Collective performs on stage at Fillmore Miami Beach on November 10, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. Jason Koerner / Getty Images

    Baltimore experimental pop band Animal Collective performs at Corona Theatre May 27, 2017. 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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    May 28, 2017 - Flogging Molly

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Flogging Molly.
    ••• Above: vocalist Dave King of Flogging Molly performs at Fox Theater on August 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Miikka Skaffari / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Epic Celtic punk band Flogging Molly plays at the Metropolis May 28, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $39 to $43 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 28, 2017 - Norah Jones

    Montreal May 2017 events include concerts by Norah Jones and The Weeknd.
    ••• Above: Norah Jones performs during the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 23, 2016 in Mountain View, California. Jones performs at Place des Arts' Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on May 28, 2017. C Flanigan / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Jazz, blues, and pop recording artist Norah Jones performs at Place des Arts' Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on May 28, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $100.50 to $124.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 29, 2017 - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
    ••• Nick Cave performs with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on Day 2 of the Osheaga Music and Art Festival on August 2, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Mark Horton / WireImage / Getty Images

    Aussie alt-rock veterans Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds plays at the Metropolis May 29, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $72.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 30, 2017 - The Weeknd

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include The Weeknd.
    ••• Above: musicians Daft Punk and The Weeknd (C) attend the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

    R&B phenom The Weeknd plays at the Montreal Bell Centre on May 30, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission ​$52.25 to $197 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.

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    May 30 and May 31, 2017 - Sigur Rós

    Montreal concerts in May 2017 include Sigur Ros.
    ••• Above: Jonsi Birgisson and Orri Páll Dýrason of Sigur Ros perform live at the Paramount Theatre on September 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jim Bennett / FilmMagic

    Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós perform at ​Place des Arts' Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on both May 30 and May 31, 2017. 

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission $50 to $111.50 plus taxes and/or service/shipping/box office charge. Buy tickets.