Press-Republican

March 21, 2013

Montreal's spring music lineup begins to blossom

By STEVEN HOWELL
Press-Republican

---- — MONTREAL — Spring — and summer — on the Montreal stage has sprung. Here are a few suggestions to enjoy a night on the town.

Brit Floyd covers your favorite Pink Floyd tunes at Place des Arts, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., on March 23. Tickets cost $49. 

Nancy and Ann Wilson, also known as the ‘80s smash-rocker duo Heart, plays the Bell Centre on March 25. The official Bell Centre address is 1909 Avenue des Canadiens de Montreal, which is downtown near the corner of Drummond or Peel streets and Boulevard Rene Levesque. Tickets cost $84 and $99.

Canadian popsters Marianas Trench take to the Metropolis stage at 59 St. Catherine St. E. on March 26. Tickets cost $47.

Ethereal Icelandic indie rockers Sigur Ros plays the Bell Centre on March 27. Tickets cost $50 and $65. 

Eighties iconsGarbageplays Metropolis on March 27. Tickets cost $42.

This girl IS on fire! Alicia Keys performs at the Bell Centre on April 3. Tickets range from $54 to $142.

K-OStakes to the Corona Theatre stage at 2490 Notre Dame West on April 3. Tickets cost $24.50. 

Oprah Winfrey (yes, the former talk-show icon is on tour) presents “An Evening with Oprah” at the Bell Centre on April 11. Tickets range from $95 to $355.

The Harlem Globetrotters offers their court-style of razzle-dazzle at the Bell Centre on April 12. Tickets range from $27 to $139.

Billy Talent with Sum 41, Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts play at the Bell Centre on April 13. Tickets cost $52 and $62.

The Joy Formidable brings their indie sounds to the Corona Theatre on April 13. Tickets cost $22.

Techno rockers Muse play the Bell Centre on April 24. Tickets range from $53 to $73.

The hot ticket of the season? The Lumineers’ May 1 Metropolis date is already sold out.

Pop diva Rihanna plays the Bell Centre on May 1. A$AP Rocky opens. Tickets range from $49 to $166.

A blast from the past, the Bay City Rollers play the Corona Theatre on May 1. Tickets cost $42.

The Gipsy Kings bring their unique sound to Theatre St. Denis, 1594 St. Denis St., on May 2. Tickets cost $69 and $84. 

We Are Wolves perform at Cabaret Mile End, 5240 Ave. du Parc, on May 4. Tickets cost $16.50. 

London-based alternative rockers The Veils play the intimate La Sala Rossa at 4848 St. Laurent Blvd. on May 5. Tickets cost $15.

Classic Albums Live covers the iconic rock band with “The Doors: L.A. Woman” at the Corona Theatre on May 9. Tickets cost $30.

Foals perform at Club Soda, 1225 St. Laurent Blvd., on May 10. Tickets cost $27.

Heavy-metal rockers Motley Crue play the Bell Centre on May 13. Tickets cost $69 and $89.

Oh-so-smart indie rockers The Shins play Metropolis on May 23. Tickets cost $37 in advance or $42 at the door.

Icelandic hipsters Of Monsters and Men perform at the Lachine Canal Centennial Esplanade, at St. Patrick and Pitt streets, on May 24. Tickets cost $49. 

Bloc Party plays Metropolis on June 6. Tickets cost $36.

New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men play the Bell Centre on June 6. Tickets range from $43 to $104.

The XX and Grizzly Bear play the Lachine Canal Centennial Esplanade on June 7. Tickets cost $54.

Travis Tritt plays Metropolis on June 7. Tickets cost from $52 to $67.

The National performs at the Lachine Canal Centennial Esplanade on June 13. Tickets cost $54.

Fleetwood Mac plays the Bell Centre on June 18. Tickets range from $64 to $156.

Finally, a sure sign of summer: Osheaga Music Fest runs this year from Aug. 2 though 4, and tickets are already on sale. The lineup includes The Cure, Mumford & Sons, New Order, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Hot Chip, Icona Pop, Beach House and Ellie Goulding.

Steven Howell is the author of Montreal Essential Guide, a Sutro Media iPhone travel app available at iTunes.com.

TICKET INFORMATION Prices are in Canadian dollars (some prices have been rounded to nearest dollar; add service charges to each ticket ordered). Bell Centre tickets are available through Evenko at (877) 668-8269 or at www.evenko.ca. Also check Admission Ticket Network at (800) 678-5440 or www.admission.com, Ticket Pro Canada at (514) 908-9090 or www.ticketpro.ca, and Place des Arts at (866) 842-2112 or www.pda.qc.ca.