2015 has been an absolute highlight year for concerts, both for the quality of the performances and the staggering number of bucket list bands that reformed and played shows I never dreamed I would ever see.   The momentum really began in late 2014 when Slowdive and Johnny Marr visited Toronto and continued on straight through 2015.

Listed here in order by date, because it’s impossible to rank them by greatness, are the best concerts I saw in 2015, and a gallery of photos to accompany them.

Dave MacIntyre

  1. The Tragically Hip – February 19, 2015 – Air Canada Centre
  2. Manic Street Preachers – April 27, 2015 – The Danforth Music Hall
  3. The Jesus & Mary Chain – May 1, 2015 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
  4. Primal Scream – May 15, 2015 – The Danforth Music Hall
  5. Ride – June 2, 2015 – The Danforth Music Hall
  6. Paul Weller – June 15, 2015 – The Danforth Music Hall
  7. Jane’s Addiction – July 11, 2015 – Big Music Fest
  8. Slayer – July 15, 2015 – Mayhem Festival
  9. Viet Cong – July 24, 2015 – Wayhome Music Festival
  10. Neil Young – July 24, 2015 – Wayhome Music Festival
  11. The Prodigy – September 20, 2015 – Riot Fest
  12. Ezra Furman – October 10, 2015 – The Silver Dollar
  13. Thousand Yard Stare – November 6, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  14. The Farm – November 6, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  15. Inspiral Carpets – November 6, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  16. Peter Hook & The Light – November 7, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  17. 808 State – November 7, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  18. The Wedding Present – November 8, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  19. Pete Fij & Terry Bickers – November 8, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender
  20. Lo Fidelity Allstars – November 8, 2015 – Shiiine On Weekender

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