May 30, 2013

Rolling Stones to play Montreal

By STEVEN HOWELL Press-Republican

---- — MONTREAL — The Montreal summer stage is set.

Here are a few ways to enjoy a night on the town:

Heavy metal rockers Queensryche plays the Corona Theatre June 2. Tickets cost $41.50. At 2490 Notre Dame W.

Pitbull and Kesha team up to perform at the Bell Centre June 4. Tickets range from $42 to $104.

Alt rockers The Dandy Warhols will be performing their album “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia” at Club Soda June 4. Tickets cost $31.50. At 1225 St. Laurent Blvd.

Bloc Party plays Metropolis June 6. Tickets cost $36. At 59 St. Catherine St. E.

It’s a boy-band bonanza — New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men play the Bell Centre June 6. Tickets range from $43 to $104.

The XX and Grizzly Bear play the Lachine Canal Centennial Esplanade June 7. Tickets cost $54. At St. Patrick and Pitt streets.

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

The Rolling Stones — yes, you read that correctly — play the Bell Centre June 9. Tickets range from $168 to $635.

The oh-so eclectic and entertaining Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros play Metropolis June 12. Tickets cost $27.

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

Scottish indy popsters Chvrches (yes, spelled with a “v” not a “u”) plays Le National June 15. Tickets cost $22.50. At 1220 St. Catherine St. E.

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

Canadian icons The Tragically Hip play the Lachine Canal Centennial Esplanade June 22. Opening acts are the Sam Roberts Band and the Rural Alberta Advantage. Tickets cost $62.

The July 4 One Direction concert at the Bell Centre is already sold out.

A newcomer to the summer stage scene, Laval’s Centre de la Nature, hosts a big evening of music on July 5 with the Black Keys, the Joy Formidable, Kurt Vile and the Violators, CSS and Io Echo. Tickets cost $65.

The next evening Centre de la Nature hosts ’70s icons Chicago and Creedence Clearwater Revisited on July 5. Tickets cost $60. At 901 Ave. du Parc in the suburb of Laval. For both concerts, BYOC — Bring your own chair.

Pop crooner Bruno Mars plays the Bell Centre July 5. Brit vocalist Ellie Goulding opens. Tickets cost $53 to $108.

Alice in Chains plays Metropolis July 15. Tickets cost $47.

Beyonce, aka Mrs. Carter, plays the Bell Centre July 22. Tickets range from $59 to $267.

Kiss plays the Bell Centre July 29. Tickets range from $80 to $142.

Seventies progressive rockers Yes play Place des Arts July 30. Tickets range from $55 to $90.

The Osheaga Music Fest, which this year runs Aug. 2 though 4, just announced single-day tickets are now on sale. The lineup includes The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, New Order, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Single-day tickets cost $90 each; the three-day pass costs $235. Held outdoors on Parc Jean Drapeau.

One weekend later, what Osheaga is to indy, Heavy MTL is to hardcore. This year’s Heavy MTL fest takes place Aug. 10 and 11 also on Parc Jean Drapeau. The lineup includes Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth and Godsmack. Single day tickets cost $75; weekend pass costs $135.

And while it’s two seasons down the road, these tickets are sure to go fast: Justin Timberlake brings his “20/20 Experience Tour” to the Bell Centre Nov. 1. Tickets range from $63 to $192.

Prices are in Canadian dollars (some prices rounded to nearest dollar; add service charges to each ticket ordered).

Bell Centre tickets are available through Evenko at (877) 668-8269 or at

Also check Admission Ticket Network at (800) 678-5440 or; Ticket Pro Canada at (514) 908-9090 or; and Place des Arts at (866) 842-2112. Visit

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