There are some very special bands set to play in Canada this year. The Smashing Pumpkins are considered one of the most influential bands of the 1990’s. During this decade they had a large number of hits including 1979 which was later featured in the film Clerks 2.
They are well known for the melodically beautiful and melancholy tracks in their discography. This includes Today and a cover of Landslide. The silent film era inspired music video for their song Tonight, Tonight continues to have regular playtime on music TV channels.
If concert goers are more interested in a light hearted band then Alien Ant Farm are also playing throughout Canada. They are currently touring with rockers P.O.D. Alien Ant Farm scored a surprise hit with their cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal in 2001. The song went to number one in a number of international music charts. The unlikely success from this track catapulted the band to international attention. The band were also successful with their song Movies that same year.
Arctic Monkeys are appearing on stage throughout the country in 2018. The British group are considered one of the best in all of indie rock. Their style is a unique mixture of garage and post punk with very catchy rhythms and a fast pace. They first rose to prominence with their single I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor. Over ten years later the band continue to be one of the best at what they do. Their live shows are always well attended and the crowds are often very energetic.
There are plenty of bands to choose from in Canada this year. There is an abundance of variety in the gig scene. Because of this there is bound to be at least one artist that will appeal to an individual’s tastes.