Canada has scrapped their work permit requirement for touring musicians.
Yesterday’s decision not only eliminated the LMO fee, it also did away with the work permit fee for touring acts. Lifting these fees provides much greater incentive for foreign acts to tour in Canada. It will be interesting to see if increased touring grows the live music market creates more opportunities for small Canadian acts to perform, ultimately leading to a bolstered Canadian music scene.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:25 AM
Amnesia RockFest have released their line-up for this year's festival in Canada. Blink-182, The Gaslight Anthem, Brand New, NOFX, and many more will be playing.

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Jason Tate on 05/06/14 - 10:57 AM
The Calgary Herald has written an excellent article explaining the new fees that will need to be paid if international artists want to book Canadian tours. Unfortunately these new regulations will greatly impact many of the bands covered on this website. A petition has been created and you can sign it if you're interested.
“If I have a one four-member American band at the Palomino, I’m looking at $1,700 Canadian just to get them on the bill — and that’s on top of paying out a sound tech, paying for posters, gear rental, paying the other bands, staffing,” Brown says, explaining there have been tweaks to the LMO in the past, but nothing this drastic or, in his eyes, damaging.
Deborah Remus on 08/28/13 - 11:33 AM
If you were expecting to see Circa Survive next week in Toronto on the Uproar Fest, we have some bad news. The band is facing some border issues that are out of their control, so they will be unable to make it. The band is working on smaller shows up there in the near future to make up for it.
Drew Beringer on 08/15/13 - 02:32 PM
Hope all my fellow Canadians had a great day today! Our friends at Punknews.org also put together a cool Canada Day mixtape which you can check out here.
Deborah Remus on 07/01/13 - 05:50 PM
No Use For A Name will play a show at Envol and Macadam festival in Quebec City on September 8th in memory of Tony Sly. They do not have any other show booked for the moment.

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Jason Tate on 08/30/12 - 11:00 AM
Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, vocals), has released his solo album under the name Solace. Guest vocalists include Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside, and Shane Ochsner of Hands. You can pick it up here. Hit the replies to check out "Our Father".
Jake Denning on 08/14/12 - 02:17 PM
Canada loves them some digital music. They're now one of the world leaders in digital music sales, which paints a different picture than the CRIA (now Music Canada) who claimed that Canada has the highest music piracy rates in the world and the music biz in Canada was rapidly collapsing due to rampant piracy.
From the ArticleWhile the news is obviously a very good one for record labels (despite their seeming desire to hide it), it is worth noting that the share of Canadian artist revenues from Canadian sales is lower than most other countries. According to the IFPI's statistics of repertoire origin (for physical sales), Canadian artists garner only 30 percent of sales. By comparison,...
Jason Tate on 06/06/12 - 01:40 PM
Live in the Toronto area and know how to play guitar and bass? The Weeknd is looking for someone to join his live touring band.
Paul Tao on 01/04/12 - 04:41 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canucks out there! I hope you're all getting fat today! What are you thankful for, you know, besides the delicious turkey?
Lueda Alia on 10/10/11 - 09:50 AM
Deborah Remus on 09/22/11 - 09:06 PM
According to Jack Barakat's Twitter, All Time Low, Simple Plan, Marianas Trench, and These Kids Wear Crowns will be touring Canada together next year.
Christian Wagner on 09/15/11 - 05:26 PM
The long list for the Polaris Music Prize can be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 06/16/11 - 10:11 PM
Eminem will headline this year's Osheaga Festival in Montreal, Canada.

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Kyle Huntington on 04/13/11 - 02:11 AM
Switchfoot will be touring across Canada in May with The Reason. Dates are in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/29/11 - 07:30 PM
No Bragging Rights and Farewell To Freeway are touring across Canada. Dates are in the replies.

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Deborah Remus on 03/12/11 - 02:07 PM
Architects and Dead and Divine will be touring across Canada this May. Dates are in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/11/11 - 02:05 PM
NOFX will be touring across Canada this summer with Teenage Bottlerocket and Old Man Markley. Dates are in the replies. The band will be releasing a record of hardcore covers this summer too.
Deborah Remus on 02/28/11 - 11:16 AM
Check out a new interview with The Sainte Catherines.

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Blake Solomon on 01/04/11 - 11:35 PM
Rust Belt Lights, I Call Fives, and Kid Liberty are touring Canada together. Dates in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/04/11 - 12:12 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Canucks! You better be eating a ton of turkey and sweet potatoes today, eh?
Lueda Alia on 10/10/10 - 12:47 PM
Josh Ritter will be touring in Canada this fall and you can see the dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 07/16/10 - 02:29 PM
The short list for the Polaris Music Prize has been announced. Head to the replies to see who made the cut this year.
Deborah Remus on 07/06/10 - 11:20 AM
The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, covered the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" alongside world renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Saturday Night. Video is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 10/04/09 - 11:52 AM
We Came As Romans announced their Canadian tour dates. Check 'em in the replies.
Julia Conny on 09/09/09 - 04:29 PM
Canadian AP.net peeps, we're participating in the Rise Against SMS Scavenger Hunt (Canada only) so you might notice a unique keyword lurking somewhere around the site. For information on how to utilize the keyword and participate in the game, click here.
Garett Press on 04/07/09 - 03:43 PM
The first annual Rock on the Range Canada fest has been announced. Details are in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 03/17/09 - 09:17 AM
The A.K.A.s have announced a handful of Canadian dates with The Artist Life and The Delinquints, which you can check out in the replies. Additionally, they were named one of Kevin Lyman's bands you need to know.
Tony Pascarella on 01/29/09 - 03:13 PM
Underoath is touring Canada with Norma Jean and Innerpartysystem this March. Check the replies for dates.

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Mike Kraft on 01/28/09 - 07:16 AM
Sum 41 plans to tour Canada this fall with Finger Eleven; dates below.
Tour Dates10-Oct Kamloops, BC @ Sportsmart Place
11-Oct Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre
12-Oct Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
13-Oct Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
15-Oct Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre
17-Oct Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
19-Oct Red Deer, AB @ Enmax Centrium
21-Oct Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
22-Oct Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
23-Oct Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
26-Oct Thunder Bay, ON @ Fort Williams Garden
30-Oct London, ON @ John LaBatt Centre
31-Oct Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
02-Nov Montreal, PQ @ Metropolis
03-Nov Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
05-Nov St John's, NFLD...
Jared Kaufman on 08/14/07 - 10:04 AM
The White Stripes played a secret last-minute, one-note (C-sharp) show in St. John's, Canada. Later on, the band would go on to play a full-length set in the city. You can watch a video of the one-note show in the replies.
Paul Tao on 07/18/07 - 02:12 PM
Interpol have announced a Canadian tour that will follow the release of their third full-length.
Tour Dates04-15 Ottawa, Ontario -* Capitol
04-16 Kitchener, Ontario - Element
04-17 London, Ontario - Cowboys Ranch
04-20 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Garrick Center
04-22 Calgary, Alberta - MacEwan Centre
04-23 Edmonton, Alberta - Event Center
04-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore
04-27 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
05-27 George, WA - The Gorge (Sasquatch!)
07-01 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-07 Naas, Ireland - Punchestown Racecourse (Oxegen)
07-08 Balado, Scotland - T in the Park

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Jared Kaufman on 03/14/07 - 11:26 AM
Copeland is heading out with Switchfoot for a Canadian tour in February. Go here to view the tour dates.

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Jon Foucart on 12/11/06 - 03:57 PM
Silverstein has released the dates for their upcoming Canadian stint. The Sleeping, I Am The Avalanche, A Wilhelm Scream and I Killed The Prom Queen will also be on the tour.
Tour DatesNovember 26 - St. Catherines, ON, @ Level 3
November 28 - Barrie, ON, @ Foundation
November 29 - London, ON, @ The Salt Lounge
November 30 - Ottawa, ON, @ The New Capital Music Hall
December 1 - Montreal, QC, @ Le National
December 2 - Toronto, ON, @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 3 - Sarnia, ON, @ The Industry Theatre
Jon Foucart on 11/22/06 - 07:45 PM
The Expos, who are currently touring in support of their debut, full-length release, Old Friends, which was released earlier this year via Stomp Records, have been pegged as the main support for The Aggrolites' brief Canadian run. You can find the pair's route below.
The Expos and The Aggrolites Tour DatesDec 1 2006 - Call The Office - London, Ontario
Dec 2 2006 - The Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario
Dec 3 2006 - Club Lambi - Montreal, Quebec
Brandon Allin on 11/07/06 - 03:21 PM
Subb has unveiled the schedule for their forthcoming mini-tour of eastern Canada. You can find all of the tour dates below.
Subb Mini-Tour ScheduleNov. 2nd, 2006 - The Reverb - Toronto, ON
Nov. 3rd, 2006 - The Salt Lounge - London, ON
Nov. 11th, 2006 - L'Anti - Quebec, QC
Nov. 17th, 2006 - Trou du Hall - Matane, QC
Nov. 18th, 2006 - Couda du Cegep - Rimouski, QC
Nov. 25th, 2006 - Club Lambi - Montreal, QC
Dec. 2nd, 2006 - The Spectrum - Montreal, QC
Dec. 8th, 2006 - Festival Films des Neiges - St. Sauveur, QC
Jan. 26th, 2007 - Cabarat Theatre - St. Jean, QC
Brandon Allin on 10/17/06 - 06:48 PM
Bleeding Through will be headlining a Canadian stint with Walls Of Jericho and August Burns Red as support. Those dates are below.
Tour DatesOctober 3, 2006 Montreal, CA @ Club Soda
October 4, 2006 Ottawa, CA @ Babylon
October 5, 2006 Toronto, CA @ Opera House
October 6, 2006 Hamilton, CA @ Underground
October 7, 2006 London, CA @ Call the Office
Jon Foucart on 09/08/06 - 03:16 AM
Here are all of Trophy Scars' Canadian tour dates.
Tour Dates9/15 Cornwall ON @ Murphy's Inn w/ The Stickup
9/16 Joliette QC @ Le Roll's w/ The Stickup
9/17 Ottawa ON @ Cafe Deckuf w/ The Stickup
9/18 Hamilton ON @ Sonic Unyon w/ The Stickup
9/19 St. Catharines ON @ L3 w/ The Stickup
9/20 London ON @ The Salt Lounge w/ The Stickup
9/21 Toronto ON @ The Bovine Sex Club w/ The Stickup
9/22 Guelph ON @ Shadow w/ The Stickup
9/23 Sault Ste. Marie ON @ Oddfellows
9/24 Fort Frances ON @ Fort Frances Youth Centre
9/25 Winnipeg MB @ Hemp Rock Cafe
9/26 Fort Qu'Appelle, SK @ Roca Jack's
9/27 Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment
9/28 Edmonton, AB @ The Core
9/30 Langley, BC @ The Vineyard
10/1 Whistler,...
Jon Foucart on 09/06/06 - 01:31 PM
The Killers will be touring the US and Canada from October 6th through October 28th. You can read an article about it here.

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Melissa Johnson on 08/24/06 - 08:23 PM
Trophy Scars have released the dates for their upcoming Canadian run.
Tour DatesWith The Stickup
09/15/2006 - Murphy's Inn, Cornwall, ON
09/17/2006 - Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa, ON
09/18/2006 - Sonic Unyon Recording Company, Hamilton, ON
09/19/2006 - L3 Nightclub, St. Catharines, ON
09/20/2006 - The Salt Lounge, London, ON
09/21/2006 - The Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON
09/23/2006 - Odd Fellow's Hall, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
09/24/2006 - Fort Frances Youth Centre, Fort Frances, ON
09/25/2006 - Hemp Rock Cafe., Winnipeg, MB
09/26/2006 - Manhattan Room, Regina, SK
09/27/2006 - The Bassment, Saskatoon, SK
09/28/2006 - The Core, Edmonton, AB
10/01/2006 - The Vineyard,...
Jon Foucart on 08/24/06 - 07:31 PM
Pelican and Daughters will be touring Canada in October with Ken Mode as support. The confirmed dates can be found below.
Exclaim! Tour10/1 The Lamplighter Vancouver BC
10/3 The Starlite Edmonton AB
10/4 Warehouse NIght Club Calgary AB
10/5 The Exchange Regina SK
10/6 Collective Cabaret Winnipeg MB
10/9 Call the Office London ON
10/10 The Underground Hamilton ON
10/12 Babylon Ottawa ON
10/13 L’Anti Quebec City QC
Jon Foucart on 08/04/06 - 10:58 AM
The Know How has announced that they will perform on two Canadian dates of this summer's Vans Warped Tour. The dates can be found below.
The Know How Canadian Warped DatesAug. 12/06 - Park Place - Barrie, ON
Aug. 13/06 - Parc Jean Drapeau - Montreal, QC
Brandon Allin on 07/12/06 - 02:18 PM
Underoath will be doing a headlining tour through Canada from Sept 15th–30th. Dates and support to be released at a later time.
Jon Foucart on 05/02/06 - 02:58 PM
My friends in Roses Are Red are currently on a Canadian run. Try and make it out to one of the following shows.
Tour Dates05.02 - Hamilton, ON @ Sonic Unyon
05.03 - Toronto, ON @ Kathedral
05.04 - Kingston, ON @ Scherzo
05.05 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
05.06 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
05.07 - Montreal, QC @ El Salon
Jon Foucart on 05/02/06 - 12:46 PM
The release date for Boards of Canada's new EP, Trans Canada Highway, has been pushed back to May 30th in the US. All orders from indie stores receive a free DVD of the video for "Dayvan Cowboy" (download that here). Just FYI, here is the track list again:
Tracklist1. Dayvan Cowboy
2. Left Side Drive
3. Heard From Telegraph Lines
4. Skyliner
5. Under the Coke Sign
6. Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam remix)
Paul Tao on 04/24/06 - 04:49 PM
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